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DEPARTMENT: Community Relations
POSITION: LGBT Program Coordinator
SUPERVISOR: Director of Community Relations
STATUS: Exempt, full-time, 35 hours per week
SALARY: $37,000-$42,000 annually

The LGBT Program Coordinator for AgeWell Equality conducts outreach in order to increase the health and wellness of vulnerable Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals 60 years and older who live in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline and Somerville, according to an approved work plan. The Program Coordinator will identify and actively engage LGBT seniors who are currently avoiding aging services, by scaling up culturally competent programs. He/She will lead the development of an Advisory Council, made up of representatives of the organizations that provide services to seniors, members of community organizations that work directly with the LGBT community in order to change institutional systems to better serve those seniors by promoting the active engagement between those systems and the LGBT community. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for the development of materials, implementation of events and activities and the selection of locations for outreach activities.


  1. Be extremely knowledgeable about Ethos and other eldercare resources and elder/ caregiver issues and concerns, especially those that relate to the LGBT population.
  2. Represent Ethos in a professional, location-appropriate manner.
  3. Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including advisory council members and staff at community organizations; arrange quarterly meetings; and create a published plan for advisory council activities.
  4. Identify opportunities for partnership and collaboration on healthy aging projects, programs and activities.
  5. Use knowledge gained through communication to develop outreach strategies, documents, collateral materials, activities, etc.
  6. Document all contacts with elders, caregivers and community organizations and outreach activities including materials distributed, travel and contacts.
  7. Prepare or assist with preparation and completion of grants; submit grant reports and statistics in timely manner as required.
  8. In collaboration with other team members, create a “senior center on wheels” -specifically designed for and targeted to LGBT seniors.
  9. Develop and implement a tool for rating the LGBT inclusiveness of organizations.
  10. Coordinate the delivery of services such as healthy aging programs and social engagement opportunities
  11. Coordinate LGBT Cultural Competency Training to Advisory Council member organizations and program host sites.
  12. Grow the number of LGBT inclusive programs and activities at Councils on Aging, Aging Services Access Points, etc. and increasing the number of LGBT seniors participating.
  13. Perform other related duties as required.


  1.  Outgoing, action-oriented individual who is comfortable out of the office making contacts for the program.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in human services, management or related area, with 1-2 years of experience. 5 years of community experience may be substituted for degree.
  3. Demonstrated track record of working with community-based advocacy or a health or elder-related organization.   Experience in community organizing preferred.
  4. Must be able to write memos and assist in creation of informational materials.
  5. Experience in marketing, event planning, community organizing or a related area.
  6. Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to coordinate activities with multiple organizations.
  7. Physical ability to access sites and transport necessary materials.
  8. Flexible schedule; ability to work evenings and weekends.
  9. Must have transportation to travel to outreach sites in a timely manner.
  10. Must be tech savvy and be comfortable working with Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Experience with Adobe Creative Suite programs a plus.
  11. Innovative and able to think out of the box

*          If applicable, designates non-essential position function as required by the ADA.


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HR Director
555 Amory St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130