We’re hiring a Program Manager!

Down below is the complete job description and instructions on how to apply. If you have any questions please reach out to us at hiring@ingersollgendercenter.org.

Program Manager Description:

Ingersoll Gender Center is one of our nation’s oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. As we celebrate our forty-first year in 2018 we are excited to announce that we are hiring a Program Manager to take on important pieces of our current work and expand our impact in new areas.

We strive to be intentional in our hiring processes; each time we’re able to expand our staff we see it as an opportunity to interrupt the cycles of economic injustice that bar our communities from accessing employment, building skills and investing in the leadership development of our own communities. This is a particularly important position for us as we hope to bring on someone who can grow in this role and potentially take on future senior leadership roles at Ingersoll.

Think you may be the amazing human we’re looking for? Take a look down below at what you can expect from our workspace and team, the experiences we’re looking for, the responsibilities of the role, compensation and benefits and how to apply. Any questions can be directed to hiring@ingersollgendercenter.org – no phone calls please.

What you can expect from our work space and team:

– Our current space is at 911 E Pike #221. You can find more details on accessing our space here. You will have your own desk and computer but will work in an open office setting.
– We are an unapologetically trans led organization. There is no one way to be trans and we work with and support trans folks of all different genders, sexual orientations, races, ages, abilities, etc. We are looking for folks who will add to our rich understanding of trans identities and challenge privileged perspectives on gender and trans identity.
– We are committed to building programs, systems and policies that support us in living our mission, vision and values. Specifically that means we’re looking for trans and gender nonconforming leaders that are ready to work with our staff and board to dismantle racism, transphobia, ableism, sexism and other oppressive belief systems within our organization and communities.
– While we have ambitious goals and a serious focus on implementing our mission to achieve our vision we encourage proactive self care – sometimes that looks like office debates about the best gummy bears or lunch time neighborhood food adventures. We expect folks to actively work to get their needs met and communicate when they need support.
– We anticipate hiring part time staff in early 2019 to support with significant portions of the work outlined below.

Desired Experiences and Skills:

– A demonstrated commitment to our mission, vision and values.
– Experience in and/or working with transgender and gender nonconforming communities.
– Ability to speak, read, and write in English; strong candidates will have additional languages skills that
correspond to communities we wish to work with in the future.
– Experience in and/or working with queer and trans communities of color.
– Experience in and/or working with folks of different abilities and neurodiversities.
– Experience supporting and working with people with trauma and/or in crisis.
– General knowledge of barriers our communities face in accessing gender affirming healthcare and equitable
– Experience in navigating resources and systems to overcome barriers and/or advocating for community members to
overcome systemic barriers and challenges.
– Experience in participating in coalitions and community collaborations.
– First hand experience in managing volunteers and promoting leadership development.
– Knowledge of and experience with peer support group models.
– Experience in facilitating trainings focused on anti-oppression and social justice topics.
– Experience with contributing to and/or running a community resource and referral program.
– Experience in communicating with collaborators with varying perspectives and interests.
– Experience managing larger projects that span multiple months.
– Experience planning and facilitating community engagement events.
– Experience using Google Suite, iWork and Microsoft Office products and basic data entry tools.


Staff our weekly trans led support group – 20%
– Lead the recruitment, training and on-going support of peer support group facilitators.
– Ensure adequate resources are provided to successfully run the support group.
– Create and maintain a structure to provide resources and referrals to support group attendees.
– This will require some Monday evening meetings and your attendance at every Wednesday night peer support group.
Lead community engagement and outreach efforts – 35%
– Manage a board and staff effort to build programs and spaces at Ingersoll for trans people of color.
– Support Executive Director in educating decision makers about barriers and challenges our communities face.
– Lead the planning of community engagement events.
– Support in building and maintaining positive relationships with key community and organizational partners.
– Lead our community outreach efforts; tabling at community events, and attend community events and celebrations as
an Ingersoll representative.
Manage our resource and referral program. – 20%
– Manage Community Financial Assistance Program
– Support community members with amending identity documents
– Ensure timely responses to all other community member support requests that are not related to our economic justice
or healthcare access programming and support.
– Train and schedule other staff to support in this work.
Lead training and technical assistance program. – 20%
– Maintain training curriculum with current references and information.
– Build new training curriculum modules as needed.
– Respond to requests for training and coordinate with other staff to schedule and facilitate trainings and technical
– Implement technical assistance plans; coordinating with other staff when appropriate.
Collaborate with other staff to ensure organizational goals are met. – 5%

Compensation and Benefits:

– Starting salary for this position will be $42,500 – $50,000 annually based on experience.
– We provide excellent, 100% employer paid, healthcare. At this time we don’t cover any additional dependent healthcare premiums but employees are able to add dependents to our healthcare plans via payroll deductions.
– A serious investment in your professional development which may include identifying mentors, attending national conferences and an organizational commitment to supporting you in identifying professional development goals and achieving them.
– Additional language skills will be considered when negotiating compensation.
– Generous vacation time package in addition to paid sick and safe leave.
– Employer paid annual ORCA Transit passes are available upon request.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter (no longer than two typed pages, size 12 font), a resume (no longer than two typed pages, size 12 font) and two professional references (including phone numbers and email address they can be reached at) to our Executive Director, Karter, via email at hiring@ingersollgendercenter.org. Use “Program Manager Application – Your name” in the subject line. In your cover letter please share with us your passion and/or connection to our mission and values, your experience as relates to the above experiences and responsibilities, your history working with transgender and gender nonconforming communities and what you hope to learn from this position.
The interview process will consist of at least two interviews with 3-5 Ingersoll representatives at each interview.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but priority application review will begin on August 31st, 2018 with a start date of no later than October 1st, 2018.

Ingersoll Gender Center is an equal opportunity employer. Ingersoll does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, gender identity or presentation, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, immigration status, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered. Transgender, gender nonconforming, gender diverse, intersex and two-spirit people are highly encouraged to apply.

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