The GSA Network Coordinator supports the network of Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) that work locally, regionally, and on statewide levels to effect positive change for LGBTQ+ youth. This new position, situated within our Transforming Schools, Communities, and Systems initiatives, will connect young people and allied adults to resources, skill-building opportunities, and each other, building youth power through the support of campaigns, leadership development, and events.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the needs of queer and trans youth, and have a strong commitment to social justice, as well as experience working with youth through mentorship, leadership development, and/or organizing. An ability to focus on details, organize large-scale events, and the ability to connect with youth to build statewide networks are a must. Willingness and skills in engaging in collaborative relationships with staff at Outright, staff and faculty in schools around the state, and youth is a requirement. This position requires reliable transportation and will involve travel throughout Vermont at all times of the year.
This is a full time, 35-hour per week position with comprehensive benefits including health care, dental care, life insurance, matched retirement contributions, and generous paid time off. Travel, as well as some nights and weekends during key annual programs required. Minimum 1-2 years relevant experience in the field (or combination of education and experience).
LGBTQ youth transcend every social group and community. Outright Vermont is an anti-oppression organization that actively interrogates white supremacy culture within and without. We act in ways aligned with the understanding that how we do is as important as what we do. We know that a new framework (in practice, principles, policies, and actions) is the only way to a truly liberated future for all. Specifically, in recent years Outright has overhauled HR practices, engaged in regular anti-racism learning opportunities for staff and board members, and built upon relationships of solidarity and accountability with youth and community partners. Ensuring our organizational culture and programs create welcome and belonging for youth of color and neurodivergent youth is critical to our mission.