Job Description

Position: Youth Program Coordinator
Reports to:
Program Supervisor
Job Classification: 1.0 FTE, Non-exempt.
Salary Start: $49k+ DOE and multi-lingual skills.

Application Deadline: June 24, 2019 | Open until filled.


The Northwest Network has provided supports by and for the LGBTQ community for over 25 years. This is an important and exciting time to be a part of a progressive and changemaking organization. We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401k plan, trauma stewardship, and a caring and innovative work environment.

We highly recommend people of all educational background and life experiences apply. We prioritize candidates who demonstrate their ability to center the experiences of LGBTQ domestic and sexual violence survivors and people of color in their work, have experience navigating social services and support the self-determination of communities of color. This position will require some evening hours and occasional weekend hours.

A NW Network Staff Member:

  • Advocates for diverse bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming, lesbian & gay survivors of violence and abuse, including domestic & dating violence, sexual violence, hate violence and stalking among youth and adults;

  • Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and

  • Collaborates and works well as part of a team towards the shared goal of ongoing learning and strengthening our support to survivors of abuse.

Core Competencies of a Successful Community Programs Coordinator:

  • Skillfully uses advocacy as a model to support the self-determination of diverse LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence, hate violence, and stalking, with an emphasis on supporting queer and trans youth of color.

  • Adept at: safety & support planning; navigating systems (criminal/legal/housing/medical); building meaningful referrals/collaboration; problem solving; understanding the impacts of trauma on LGBTQ survivors; upholding confidentiality; & supporting survivors to heal from impacts of abuse.

  • Remains knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions throughout the course of advocacy.

  • Commitment & skill in maintaining confidentiality within small communities, especially when participating in community events, cultural celebrations, and/or outreach.

  • Demonstrates creativity, solid analysis and cultural specificity in the development of outreach strategies, presentations and community engagement/education projects.

  • Serve as content/program expert on trauma-informed support for queer and trans youth survivors of violence.

  • Completes and documents tasks on-time and within budget, submits reports thoroughly and on-time.

Key Tasks Include:

  • Utilizes NW Network assessment tools, advocacy approaches, analysis, and best practices to assist survivors and community members in a respectful, transparent, and authentic manner.

  • Manages crisis or high stress situations with discernment, empathy, and communication.

  • Seeks out support from co-workers & supervisor and proactively takes responsibility for self and work.

  • Meaningfully collaborates with culturally-specific community spaces and organizations to best support LGBTQ+ youth navigating trauma and violence.

  • Support leadership to respond to emergent community incidents and equity issues, such as: intimate partner violence, sexual assault, bias crimes, state violence, and organizing for broad community-based liberation

  • Advance the NWN’s outreach and engagement strategies to reach LGBTQ+ youth with a broad range of experiences including youth in the sex trades, homeless & unstably housed youth, and systems-involved youth.

  • Implement the OutSpoken LGBTQ Youth Leadership Program

    • Coordinate trainings, panels, and development meetings with facilitators and youth in the program.

    • Organize and track program participation and coordinate monthly payroll for program leaders.

    • Coordinate the on-going program evaluation and continued development of the OutSpoken Program and the NWN’s Youth Leadership Boar.

    • Coordinate external and internal communications for the program.

    • Complete tasks associated with community engagement events such as registration, logistics, venue, etc.

  • Provide training and technical assistance in areas of expertise as needed.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

Strongly Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of teen dating violence, youth experiences in the sex trade, domestic violence, sexual violence, childhood sexual abuse, hate violence, stalking, and abuse.

  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to the empowerment of LGBTQ youth and survivors of violence.

  • Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations.

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills, including facilitating & creating materials.

  • Ability to work in both office and ‘field’ settings.

  • Competence with basic office systems (computers, copiers, Office programs, etc.) and database maintenance.

  • Working car, current drivers' license, insurance and/or skill using public transportation.

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Multi-language skills (ASL included).

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill with social media and other communication platforms .

  • Familiarity with local and regional youth serving resources and organizations.

How to Apply:
We are interested in getting a feel for your take on teen dating violence and sexual violence, racial and economic justice, and LGBTQ community change work in your cover letter. Please email or mail your cover letter and resume to:

The NW Network Email: info@nwnetwork.org
Attn: Youth Program Coordinator Subject: Youth Program Coordinator
PO Box 18436 If emailing your application, attach cover letter and resume as one combined file.
Seattle, WA 98118 Please do not include your cover letter in the body of the email.

[no faxed resumes accepted]

Position Posted: 6.7.19.  | Deadline to Apply: 6.24.19


The NW Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  nwnetwork.org

The NW Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender presentation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered.