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Career, volunteer, and internship opportunities.

Who we are...

Agency History

The mission of CBGMC is to advance health equity among Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men by developing community-centered leadership and innovative programs. Our philosophy is that preventing new HIV infections and ensuring healthcare engagement for those living with HIV can only succeed through community-informed models of work.

What we do...

Our Work

Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus identifies social-structural forces that impact our community’s health, supports the transformation of these forces at the policy level, and activates community members as public health leaders.

Who we hire...

Agency culture

We are seeking  reliable, organized staff to join our team. All candidates should possess solid multitasking and organizational abilities, be able to effectively prioritize assignments, and complete them in a timely manner. A positive attitude, strong work ethic, and customer service focus are a must. If interested in joining a community-based nonprofit, complete the general application below.

Job Description

Full-Time

Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (CBGMC) is seeking a full-time Program Specialist to support our agency’s outreach, program expansion, and routine operations. The position will coordinate our agency’s youth outreach and HIV awareness programming and focus on engaging with young MSM between the ages of 18 and 29. A successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to coordinate comprehensive programming that focuses on promote safe spaces for black MSM community members.. The essence of the program is community mobilization and empowerment while creating a process by which young LGTBQ+  men encourage each other to have honest conversations about sex and intimacy. The Program Coordinator will work under the supervision of our agency’s Executive Director to support CBGMC’s program portfolio. This position will also support additional duties as assigned.

Primary Responsibilities:

Programming & Events 

  • Participate in the design and preparation of outreach activities.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise young gay and bisexual men to participate in peer outreach activities.
  • Organize and facilitate weekly outreach planning meetings.
  • Participate in the development of safer sex educational materials.
  • Attend Project staff meetings and participate in community advisory board meetings.
  • Keep records of outreach activities.
  • Co-facilitating small group safer sex workshops for young gay and bisexual men.

 

Public Relations

  • Update online platforms, including website, e-newsletter, Facebook, and Instagram to raise awareness of program information.
  • Document program events and meetings through photo and video
  • Maintain multimedia database to support production of marketing collateral.

Administration & Operations 

  • Assist in preparing staff reports, tracking consultant time, and processing payments.
  • Rewrite, format, and proofread resource listings, curriculums, and marketing materials.
  • Support basic office operations such as message triage and filing.
  • Submit reports and tasks log using project management software.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in human services, organizational development, and public health
  • At least 2 years of experience working with diverse Black gay, bisexual, same gender loving men and other MSM populations.
  • At least 2 years of experience in group facilitation, online engagement, and clerical work
  • Certification and experience administering HIV testing preferred
  • Basic knowledge of HIV epidemic, epidemiology, and social determinants of health as related to impact on Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men
  • Collaborative style with the ability to work efficiently across programs, and stakeholders.
  • High degree of personal initiative with ability to meet aggressive strategic goals, work independently and thrive within a creative culture.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, digital platforms, and content management systems
  • Excellent writing/editing skills, verbal communications, organizational and project management skills; strong leadership skills

Benefits

This is a full-time position with insurance and retirement benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability.

Salary

$40,000 – 50,000 annual salary. Based on experience. 

Job Description

Full-Time

Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (CBGMC) is seeking an energetic, diligent, self-motivated team player to join our staff and support agency operations. This position offers the opportunity to participate in a broad range of nonprofit management as part of a professional, team-oriented small office. The specialist will play a hands-on role in grantmaking and administration, working in close partnership with the Executive Director and program staff.

The role involves direct relationship management and stakeholder engagement; serving as a technical and professional resource both within and outside the agency; and with executive director oversight, the operations specialist is responsible for supporting and advancing administrative functions of the agency including but not limited to managing project management systems, marketing and communications postings, document management and storage, and other duties as assigned.  

Applicants who have previous nonprofit, health, or social program training are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidate will be able to demonstrate ability to navigate programming, volunteer and stakeholder management and have excellent communication skills. An understanding of the philanthropic and the non-profit sector is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

Administration & Operations

  • Assist in preparing staff reports, tracking consultant time, and processing payments.
  • Rewrite, format, and proofread resource listings, curriculums, and marketing materials.
  • Support agency and board communications through notetaking and sending out resources.
  • Support basic office operations such as message triage and filing.
  • Submit reports and tasks log using project management software.

Programming & Events 

  • Participate in the design and preparation of outreach activities.
  • Attend Project staff meetings and participate in community advisory board meetings.
  • Keep records of outreach activities.

Public Relations & Communications 

  • Build online audience through online platforms, including website, e-newsletter, Facebook, and Instagram to raise awareness of program information.
  • Work with Executive Director to refine social media strategy and best practices
  • Assist in managing general social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube) and editorial calendar to ensure content is timely, relevant, and engaging
  • Draft weekly updates and e-newsletters to subscribers
  • Prepare weekly and reports to track growth and success rates of campaigns
  • Keep up to date and informed on new social media trends and adapt accordingly
  • Ensure proper messaging is being executed online
  • Identify leaders and influencers (internal/external) and engage them
  • Document program events and meetings through photo and video

Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience in office or clerical work
  • At least 2 years of experience in web design and media management
  • Adobe Creative Suite and graphic design experience preferred but not required
  • A bachelor’s degree (or currently enrolled student) in the liberal arts or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage details
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to anticipate next steps or needs
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Be available for at least 20 hours a week
  • Understands and can utilize emerging platforms, digital media, and web/social media management and measurement tools (e.g. HootSuite, Google Analytics)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, digital platforms, and content management systems
  • Strong working knowledge of email marketing applications (e.g. Constant Contact)
  • Collaborative style with the ability to work efficiently across programs, and stakeholders.
  • High degree of personal initiative with ability to meet aggressive strategic goals, work independently and thrive within a creative culture.

Benefits

This is a full-time position with insurance and retirement benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability.

Salary

$40,000 – $50,000 annual salary. Based on experience.

The agency leadership opportunity will oversee a broad range of nonprofit management aspects including having a hands-on role in program development and staff supervision.


The program manager is responsible for advancing the agency’s program portfolio. The leader will supervise, recruit, and train community leaders and volunteers to support the agency’s mission. Along with Executive Director, manager will oversee project management systems, marketing and communications efforts, document management and storage, and other duties as assigned.


Applicants who have previous nonprofit, health, or social program training are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate ability to navigate programming, volunteer and stakeholder management and have excellent communication skills. An understanding of the philanthropic and the non-profit sector is a plus.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Creating and managing long-term goals.
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality, and team member performance.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyzing program risks.
  • Working on strategy with the marketing team.

Qualifications:
● At least 2 years of experience in office or clerical work
● At least 2 years of experience in web design and media management
● A bachelor’s degree (or currently enrolled student) in the liberal arts or equivalent work experience
● At least 2 years of experience working with diverse Black gay, bisexual, same gender loving men and other MSM populations.
● At least 2 years of experience in group facilitation, online engagement, and clerical work
● Certification and experience administering HIV testing preferred
● Basic knowledge of HIV epidemic, epidemiology, and social determinants of health as related to impact on Black gay, bisexual, and same gender loving men
● Ability to take initiative, employ good judgment, and manage projects
● Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
● Exceptional ability to manage details
● Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
● Ability to meet deadlines and to anticipate next steps or needs
● Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
● Be available for at least 20 hours a week
● Collaborative style with the ability to work efficiently across programs, and stakeholders.
● High degree of personal initiative with ability to meet aggressive strategic goals, work independently and thrive within a creative culture.

CBGMC Volunteers provide their time and work on a variety of tasks and projects throughout the year. 

Many of these tasks include marketing and fundraising, administrative duties, and team projects.

Volunteer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Helping with Marketing Efforts
  • Providing Information to the Public
  • Working with Other Volunteers on Projects
  • Motivating Others to Get Involved
  • Keeping Accurate Records
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General Application

*Applications best completed on desktop computers. Please email info@cbgmcaucus.org  for paper applications.

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Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus values all employees and job candidates as unique individuals, and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to our company. As such, we have a strict non-discrimination policy. We believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, please report to agency leadership as soon as possible. Every complaint will be appropriately investigated.

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