Outreach Specialist, CAMBA’s LGBTQ+ Education and Acceptance Project (LEAP)

Full Time

Who We Are: CAMBA is a community of staff, volunteers, clients, donors, neighbors and partners who work together to build an inclusive New York City, where all children and adults have access to the resources and supports they need to thrive.  We take a comprehensive approach by offering more than 160 integrated programs in:  Education & Youth Development, Family Support, Job Training & Employment Support Services, Health, Housing, and Legal Services. We reach more than 65,000 individuals and families each year at our 90 locations, including 10,000 youth.  CAMBA serves a diverse cross section of New Yorkers from new mothers in Brownsville to job seekers in the Rockaways. More than half of our clients are immigrants and refugees from around the globe. Over 85% of our families are in living in poverty, reflecting the challenges faced by nearly 1.7 million New Yorkers today.

CAMBA’s LGBTQ+ Education and Acceptance Project (LEAP) consists of several components to promote family and community acceptance of LGBTQ youth in order to improve health and well-being among this population. The program consists of: educational workshops; support groups, counseling, and conflict mediation for families of LGBTQ+ youth; social marketing campaigns; the development and dissemination of role model stories and resource kits; the development and screening of short films created by LGBTQ+; and community outreach. Our program works with Black and Latine parents and families of LGBTQ youth, as well as LGBTQ+ youth up to the age of 21 in Brooklyn.

Position: Outreach Specialist

Reports To: Senior Director    

Location: 1259 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226

What The Outreach Specialist Does:

  • Prepare marketing materials for the program.
  • Reach out and market the program to community-based organizations, parent groups, schools and LGBTQ youth groups in order to recruit participants for parent/family presentations, parent/family support groups, focus groups, role model stories, and film workshops.
  • Co-facilitate presentations on LGBTQ+ youth acceptance to parent, school and community groups, as well as faith institutions.
  • Co-facilitate monthly parent/family support groups.
  • Participate in development of role model stories.
  • Work with consultant to plan film workshops and youth mentorship.
  • Participate in development of social marketing campaign.
  • In collaboration with program staff, work with clients to break through barriers to client goals and to assist clients in advocating for themselves and in moving toward self-sufficiency.
  • Contact clients via telephone, mail and/or face-to-face home and office visits to ensure adherence to program, and document via progress notes.
  • Escort clients to appointments (educational, medical, social service, etc.).
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reports.
  • Create and maintain client files and make copies of all client documents.
  • Participate in administrative and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provide all required information for weekly/monthly/quarterly/semester/annual reports to CAMBA management and/or to funders.
  • May have program responsibilities in addition to the above.
  • May plan, coordinate and facilitate social/peer support events, including group facilitation for clients.
  • May assist clients in completing all CAMBA intake applications and forms.
  • May schedule appointments for client with referral organizations.
  • May assist clients in completing applications for benefits and entitlements, and may process applications on clients’ behalf.
  • May input client data and client progress information into automated database.

Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • High School diploma or G.E.D. or equivalent experience; B.A./B.S. preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge about, and understanding of, LGBTQ health and related issues.
  • Some evening and weekend hours required.
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred.

Compensation: -$45,000 annually-
When salary ranges are listed, the range would represent the low and high end for the applicable position & program. The salary offered would be based on various factors unique to each program and candidate. This includes but is not limited to experience, education, budget and/or program size, internal equity, skills and other factors that may be required for the position and organization.

Status: –Full-time (35 hours per week)-
: CAMBA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, paid time off (vacation, personal, and sick time), and paid holidays.

CAMBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. People of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are encouraged to apply. We consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status or sexual orientation.