Program Associate (Temporary) – COVID-19
Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom.
Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.
Silver State Equality is Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, affiliated with and supported by Equality California.
Equality California’s affiliated political action committees work to elect pro-equality candidates running for federal, state and local elected office who have a proven track record of supporting civil rights and social justice for LGBTQ+ people and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.
In 2021, EQCA/I launched a LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Outreach and Education program to disseminate COVID-19 information to the full spectrum of California’s LGBTQ+ population – with special attention to Spanish speakers, transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people, and LGBTQ+ people in communities of color – to increase individual knowledge about how to prevent spread and adopt harm reduction practices and behaviors. Equality California and Equality California Institute seek two (2) full-time, temporary Program Associates to help support EQCA/I’s COVID-19 statewide outreach and education program, build partnerships with LGBTQ+ and allied organizations, support the EQCA/I COVID-19 Help Center, develop targeted social media content and virtual activities, assist with peer-to-peer texting to members and supporters, and execute grant objectives. Please note, these are temporary positions lasting 5-6 months.
The Program Associates will be hired as at-will employees in a full-time, temporary position reporting to the Associate Program Director. Start dates will be no earlier than February 1, 2021 and the end date will be no later than July 31, 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Equality California/Equality California Institute staff are working remotely. If and when it is safe to do so (in compliance with state and local guidance), Temporary Program Associates may work at EQCA/I headquartered in Los Angeles.
Program Associates may need to assist with other current EQCA/I programs and issues, including expanding healthcare access, immigration, HIV/AIDS advocacy and prevention, PrEP, transgender rights, safe and supportive schools, leadership development, passing pro-equality legislation and electing supportive candidates to office. EQCA/I’s expanded mission includes an intersectional approach to issues, as well as working with a wide range of institutions such as schools, businesses, unions, religious congregations, local governments, health clinics, and LGBTQ+ centers.
Salary Range: $4,000 Monthly
1. Serve as an EQCA/I’s Program Associate by primarily supporting the LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Outreach and Education program and assisting with other programs as needed. This work includes:
2. Support all of EQCAI’s program work including:
3. Support other work of the organization on an as-needed basis at the discretion of the Program Director, Deputy Director and Executive Director:
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
Salary will be based on experience. This full-time, temporary position will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time.
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.
Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter and two writing samples to Robbie Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Program Associate – COVID19” in the subject line of your email.