Available Positions


Project Manager and Trainer (ACEs)

The ACEs Project Manager works under the supervision of the Deputy Director to design, facilitate, and convene ACE initiatives in Camden County. This individual serves as a key link between GSE and community partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in ACE Interface cohort training.
  • Facilitate ongoing ACEs trainings in the community.
  • Develop understanding and model competence in Positive Deviance approach.
  • Recruit and convene volunteer cross-sector ACE stakeholder team.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with key collaborative partners, particularly through community programs and partnerships.
  • Develop and maintain community and professional networks across the state to inform and implement Garden State Equality’s ACEs/Positive Deviance work.
  • Recruit, train, and maintain a strong and diverse ACE stakeholder team to help deliver Positive Deviance approach.
  • Document all program planning, policies, procedures, practices, and logistics to ensure quality control and sustainability.
  • Write or assist in writing program, logic models and grant proposals.
  • Support organizational outcome tracking and evaluation procedures for programs.
  • Assist with logistics as needed to support program implementation.
  • Support relevant efforts related to program growth outlined in the GSE Strategic Plan.
  • Perform additional duties designated by the Executive Director and Deputy Director to achieve success of programs and meet the mission of Garden State Equality.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/EXPERIENCE:

  • A strong personal commitment to Garden State Equality’s mission and ACEs work.
  • Ability to develop and implement programs related to Garden State Equality’s mission, vision, and philosophy.
  • Demonstrated strong facilitation and group leadership skills.
  • A familiarity with and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues and issues of diversity and inclusion, with knowledge of how those issues are impacted by ACEs.
  • Record of building coalitions and partnerships with like-minded organizations.
  • Strong computer proficiency in Google teams, Windows/Microsoft Office environment, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Experience working with youth, schools, businesses, as well as elected and government officials, interfaith, and/or community groups.
  • Experience working in a leadership capacity with diverse groups.
  • Experience living or working in Camden County.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Adaptability in fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative independently.
  • The ability to collaboratively develop curriculum for educational programming.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong presentation, oral, and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of assessment and measurement tools.
  • Willingness and flexibility to engage in occasional weekend, evening, and overnight residential programs.
  • Willingness to travel to Camden County for events, meetings, and trainings multiple times a week.
  • Must have own car, valid driver’s license, and auto liability insurance.
  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 30 pounds.
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred.
  • BA or equivalent in a related field preferred, plus minimum of 3 years’ experience in program development and work in the fields of education, organizational development, diversity, and/or change management.

SALARY:

  • Full-time annual salary commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent benefits package, including medical and dental.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter & resume by email to Brielle Winslow-Majette, Deputy Director, at Winslow.Majette@GardenStateEquality.org. Be sure to specify “ACEs Training and Program Coordinator/Manager” in your cover letter. No phone calls or visits, please.


Project Manager and Trainer (Youth Camp)

Garden State Equality seeks a Project Manager and Trainer to work under the supervision of the Deputy Director to design, facilitate, and convene youth camp initiatives across the state of New Jersey. This individual serves as a key link between GSE and community partners. The Project Manager will develop a youth camp that prioritizes and celebrates the diversity of all communities through a shared understanding of respect and inclusivity. The candidate must possess a high level of commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting diversity, and fostering a sense of leadership that participants can continue in their own communities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Spearhead and oversee the day-to-day operations of youth camp.
  • Develop age-appropriate camp curricula and develop and coordinate daily programs and activities for a safe, engaging, high-quality summer program.
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate program staff, providing support and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Develop relationships and maintain strong communication with stakeholders, participants, and parents.
  • Document all program planning, policies, procedures, practices, and logistics to ensure quality control and sustainability.
  • Prepare and manage program budgets, project trends, and create contingencies when necessary.
  • Write or assist in writing program, logic models and grant proposals.
  • Support organizational outcome tracking and evaluation procedures for programs.
  • Assist with logistics as needed to support program implementation.
  • Support relevant efforts related to program growth outlined in the GSE Strategic Plan.
  • Perform additional duties designated by the Executive Director and Deputy Director to achieve success of programs and meet the mission of Garden State Equality.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of experience as a camp director managing similarly-structured camps, and developing new camps and youth programs.
  • Extensive experience in planning and developing camp curricula, as well as modifying activities when required.
  • Advanced ability to recruit, train, and maintain a strong and diverse camp team to help deliver quality programming and camp environment. Extensive experience developing schedules and reviewing and evaluating performance.
  • Demonstrated experience performing administrative duties including but not limited to payroll, HR related documents, accident reports, brochure materials, marketing programs and training materials.
  • A strong personal commitment to Garden State Equality’s mission.
  • Ability to develop and implement programs related to the Garden State Equality’s mission, vision, and philosophy.
  • Demonstrated strong facilitation and group leadership skills.
  • A familiarity with and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues and issues of diversity and inclusion.
  • Record of building coalitions and partnerships with like-minded organizations
  • Strong computer proficiency in Google workspace
  • Experience working with youth, schools, businesses, as well as elected and government officials, interfaith, and/or community groups.
  • Experience working in a leadership capacity with diverse groups.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Adaptability in fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative independently.
  • The ability to collaboratively develop curriculum for educational and camp programming.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong presentation, oral, and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of assessment and measurement tools.
  • Willingness and flexibility to engage in occasional weekend, evening, and overnight residential programs.
  • Must have own car, valid driver’s license, and auto liability insurance.
  • Must be able to lift, push, and pull up to 30 pounds.
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred.
  • BA or equivalent in a related field preferred, plus minimum of 3 years’ experience in program development and work in the fields of education, organizational development, diversity, and/or change management.

SALARY:

  • Full-time annual salary commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent benefits package, including medical and dental.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter & resume by email to Brielle Winslow-Majette, Deputy Director (Winslow.Majette@GardenStateEquality.org).

Be sure to specify “Youth Camp Project Manager” in your cover letter. No phone calls or visits, please.


ACEs Social Media Internship

Garden State Equality is hiring a paid social media intern focusing on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Requirements:

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 16/in grades 9 to 11 as of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Applicants must also be “tech savvy,” comfortable posting on social media, and willing to be involved in community and attend community events.

To apply, please fill out this form and submit two videos:

  1. A 15-30 second reel that showcases one or all of the positive deviance themes (for more details, see our ACEs page)
  2. A 2-3 minute video about what this opportunity means to you, how you will utilize this experience to elevate your community, and discussing one of the themes that connects with you

Babs Siperstein Fellowship

Babs Siperstein was a trailblazer for equality, and our movement wouldn’t be where we are today without her courage and commitment. In 2019, Babs Siperstein passed away at 76 years old–keeping her legacy alive Garden State Equality established the Babs Siperstein Fellowship with seed funding from Babs’ own Gender Rights Advocacy of New Jersey organization.

Babs came out in 2000 and immediately became an activist for LGBTQ equality in New Jersey, serving as an original board member for Garden State Equality. Most notably, over the course of her advocacy in New Jersey, Babs helped advocate for marriage equality, transgender inclusive nondiscrinimation protections, and the Babs Siperstein Law.

Babs was the first openly transgender member of the Democratic National Committee, where she was appointed by then-chairman Tim Kaine. She was appointed to the Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee in 2011, where she served until October 2017. 

This fellowship opportunity is for young trans adults, looking to continue Babs’ legacy through advocacy, and advancing policy both at the local, state, and national level. Fellows will work alongside Garden State Equality for a fall, spring, or summer term. They will be compensated with a stipend and are eligible to receive credit with permission from the school.

If you are interested in becoming a Babs Siperstein Fellow, please apply during the term before the term you would like to start. You can apply here. Please be prepared to submit a resume and reason for applying.

At this time, we are currently not accepting fellows because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, we are making small grants available to those seeking funding for a small community project.


Garden State Equality is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, national origin, religion or creed, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), marital status, disability, veteran status or genetic information. We strongly encourage people of color, of diverse gender identities and religions, people with disabilities, women, and non-LGBTQ+ persons to apply.

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