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Program Coordinator, SAGE Center Harlem

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources for LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, and provides cultural competency training for aging providers and LGBT organizations.

The five SAGE Centers are located in Brooklyn, Harlem, Harlem, Midtown and Staten Island and provide a comprehensive array of unique services and holistic programs related to arts and culture, fitness, food and nutrition, health and wellness and lifelong education.


Essential Functions:

The primary function of the Program Coordinator is to create, plan and implement wellness, socialization and educational programming for LGBT older adults at SAGE Center Harlem.  The Program Coordinator must have some experience working with aging and/or LGBT communities and should ideally have experience in programmatic design and implementation.  They must be able to interact with, relate to and work with LGBT older adults, community partners and other departments at SAGE.  This position is supervised by the Site Manager.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate innovative and sophisticated programming for LGBT older adults at SAGE Center Harlem
  • Develop rapport with participants by interacting with them regularly
  • Develop relationships with community partners for the purpose of creating collaborative programming opportunities
  • Work independently and in concert with programming staff to meet monthly deadlines for creation of the program calendar and outreach material
  • Publicize events through the creation of printed flyers, announcements, and word of mouth
  • Build relationships with volunteers and consultants and provide support which includes: moving audio/visual equipment and furniture for program and dinner service daily
  • Facilitate educational, wellness and socialization activities as assigned
  • Become knowledgeable about the variety of SAGE services available to participants and make appropriate referrals
  • Meet monthly programming unit goals specified by the Site Manager
  • Assist with food service distribution as needed
  • Represent SAGE at community events, conferences and trainings (e.g. health fairs, pride festivals) as needed
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties related to their job responsibilities


Required Skills/Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional experience is preferred.
  • Experience: Two (2) years of experience in aging field, LGBT service or in program development
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with good organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as a member of a team
  • Computer proficient, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Utmost attention to detail and follow-through
  • A commitment to the issues, constituencies and values of SAGE
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred


Strongly Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the history and issues facing marginalized older adults
  • Working knowledge of NYC DFTA regulations and guidelines
  • Willingness to be trained on SAGE and DFTA databases and audiovisual equipment
  • Flexible and dependable – This position requires occasional special event hours but the daily regular hours are Monday - Friday, 10am – 6pm
  • Must be willing to acquire NYC Food Handlers license


Compensation:  SAGE offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Application Deadline:   Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to  Resumes without a cover letter will not be reviewed. No phone calls.      


EOE Employer:  SAGE believes in equal opportunity in employment. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, HIV serostatus, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight or disability.  People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: Open

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