Position Title: Education Specialist
Reports to: Transgender Services Manager
Status: Part Time, Hourly, 16-20 hours/week, $15/hour
Start Date: Immediately
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Specialist will work a hybrid of remote and in-person hours.
The Education Specialist will implement OUTMemphis’s educational programming over four main projects. With the guidance of supervisors and partners, this position will support the cultivation of both curricula and partnerships. The Education Specialist will facilitate learning and development for youth, families, and adults around LGBTQ+ issues, social support, life skills, and mentorship. The Education Specialist works within the umbrella of the Transgender Services program but collaborates with the Metamorphosis Project – OUTMemphis’s Youth Housing program – in addition to the entire team. The Education Specialist should be eager to learn new skills, committed and knowledgeable to trans and/or LGBTQ+ movements, and a practiced facilitator and discussion-leader with diverse age ranges. The Education Specialist must be particularly prepared to educate on trans issues in diverse settings.
- Manage the Lifehacks program, OUTMemphis’s ongoing workshop and mentorship series for youth 18-24 seeking life skills, career readiness, and education guidance. Lifehacks includes both virtual and in-person programming.
- Conduct OUTMemphis’s Cultural Humility Trainings for outside agencies and companies. This includes coordinating, scheduling, and providing pre- and post-surveys to training recipients. Trainings and workshops are conducted for both adults and youth.
- Act as point of contact for local, regional, and national youth-serving organizations and provide updates to the OUTMemphis staff leadership.
- Manage PRYSM, OUTMemphis’s youth group for LGBTQ+ 13-17-year-olds, and We Are Family, OUTMemphis’s social group for queer families with kids 12 & under. Includes guiding and supervising volunteer facilitators.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume in a single document to [email protected] with “Education Specialist” in the subject line. Phone calls and email inquiries regarding this position will not be replied to.
Our Mission: OUTMemphis empowers, connects, educates, and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community of the Mid-South.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. OUTMemphis provides a comprehensive Workplace Accommodations procedure available to all employees.
OUTMemphis affirmatively values diversity and seeks to hire staff that reflects the diversity of our communities. Transgender people, non-binary people, intersex people, people of color, formerly incarcerated people, and people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. OUTMemphis provides reasonable accommodations for the application, interview, or any other aspect of the employee selection process to applicants with disabilities. Please e-mail [email protected] to request an accommodation.
OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ+ Center for the Mid-South
outmemphis.org | (901) 278-4622 | [email protected]
Community Center: 892 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, 38104
Administrative & Donation Center: 832 Virginia Run Cove, Memphis, TN, 38122
Youth Emergency Center: 2055 Southern Ave., Memphis, TN 38104