Special Volunteer Opportunities & Employment
The Program Director oversees and directs the development, managment, and execution of all programs for the organization. The Program Director will be responsible for recruiting and managing WWCC volunteers as well as developing and expanding the volunteer program. This position is part of the senior management team and is a thought partner on key strategic and organizational decisions.
The Program Director is responsible for effectively managing the resources of all programs including financial and human resources, as well as planning, implementing and evaluating program activities.
Other responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
● Create and maintain programs aligned with the organization's mission
● Collaborate with the Director of Development to develop annual and long-term grant-making strategies
● Develop and implement all program guidelines and organization policies to ensure compliance with grantor and/or government regulations
● Attend community events to build and maintain positive relationships
● Monitor and supervise the delivery of program services and activities
● Maintain meticulous notes and documentation
● Participate in the recruitment and retention of qualified program staff and volunteers
● Develop a system for program documentation, measurement and evaluation
● Gather and organize program performance and demographic data
● Review and/or prepare reports demonstrating results of all program activities to key internal and external audiences
● Design and produce project marketing and promotional materials and documents in collaboration with the volunteer marketing committee
● Minimum of five years of experience
● Excellent analytical, project management, communication and relationship-building skills
● Exceptional writing and reporting capacity
● Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and responsibilities with consistent follow-through
● Independent and self-motivated but able to work in teams
● Comfortable and effective working with diverse populations
● Ability to use technology to maintain accurate and appropriate documentation
● Bachelor's Degree or higher
This is a full-time position and requires 40 hours per week. The salary for this position is up to $48,000.
How to Apply
Every resume that is submitted for an open position is carefully reviewed. Only candidates whose backgrounds most closely match the requirements of the position and the agency's needs are contacted. We are not able to personally respond to every applicant regarding the status of their application. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Please email Candice Thompson, Chief Operating Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Please title the email "Re: Program Director"
Gaycoupage Craft Instructors: Have a knack for knitting? A way with watercolor? Bring your talent to our monthly crafts social and workshops, starting May 1 and every first Saturday from 1pm-3pm. We’re looking for people to do short workshop presentations at each social on a craft project. We’ll take care of the supplies, you bring the plan and the instructions. E-mail Candice at email@example.com for more information.
Library Coordinators (2): The Center is looking for two volunteers to oversee our 14,000 lending library and our volunteer library staff. The coordinators will work with the Program Director to ensure that the collection is kept up-to-date, volunteers are properly trained, software and supplies are current and supervise catalog maintenance. Additionally, the coordinators will be responsible for guiding decisions relating the Collection Policy. This position also allows for the opportunity to create special library-related programming. Volunteering for a regular library desk shift is not required but the opportunity is available if the coordinators so desire. While an advanced degree in Library Sciences is helpful for certain aspects of this position, it is by no means necessary and all are welcome to express interest. E-mail Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cleaning Assistance: The Center is looking for a volunteer to clean the building on Mondays when our regular Housekeeping staff is off. Duties would include mopping, vacuuming, and trash removal. E-mail Candice at email@example.com for more information.
The Center is looking for individuals interested in generating content for their monthly newsletter. The newsletter is a monthly opportunity to connect members to life at the center in in the greater LGBTQI communities of Philadelphia. Responsibilities may include attending Center events, interviews for interest pieces on local LGBTQI members and possible column brainstorming and creation. Each writer would generate a story for the monthly newsletter and submit it to the editor by the assigned deadline. This is an excellent opportunity to connect to Philadelphia's LGBTQI scene and to build interview and writing skills. E-mail Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Center is looking for individuals interested in generating photo content for their monthly newsletter. The newsletter is a monthly opportunity to connect members to life at the center in in the greater LGBTQI communities of Philadelphia. Responsibilities would include attending events that will be featured in upcoming newsletters and photographing scenes for inclusion with the related article and submitting those photos to the editor by the assigned deadline. E-mail Jason at email@example.com for more information.
Marketing support: Our marketing committee always needs graphic designers, poster-distribution, event photography and more. Our website team (we use Squarespace, it’s super easy to access) can always use help updating events. E-mail Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In addition to volunteer support, interns are an indispensable part of the vital and necessary work performed by the William Way LGBT Community Center.
Our internship program gives the opportunity to gain experience in LGBTQ programming, fundraising and non-profit administration, consider career options, strengthen job-related skills, and network with community leaders.
Internships may be used to receive college credit. Placement is based on a resume submission and an interview. All academic majors are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Contact: Candice Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, email@example.com