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Come join us! From time to time new employment opportunities come up. If there aren’t any listings here, come back and check another time.

Mental Health Therapist (LCSW) 

Location: Utah Pride Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 

Term: Full Time 

Schedule: Weekdays with some evenings and weekends required 

Category: Exempt 

Salary Range: $58,000- $70,000 with excellent benefits (i.e., Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance, 401K Match, Generous PTO & Holidays, & many other benefits) 

Reports to: Director of Clinical Services 

About the Utah Pride Center: 

The Utah Pride Center (UPC) has been serving the Salt Lake City area for more than 29 years. We are the largest LGBTQ+ community organization in Utah. Our mission is to unite, empower, and celebrate our LGBTQ+ community by providing a welcoming and safe place for education, partnerships, services, and events which advance our collective health, wellness, and success. 

Job Summary: 

The Utah Pride Center is seeking Therapists—LCSWs—who are experienced at serving LGBTQ+ folks ages 12+. Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Services, the Therapist is responsible for conducting individual, couple, and group therapy services, completing appropriate clinical documentation (i.e., assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge summaries), maintaining their clinical schedule, and serve crisis/walk-in patients and crisis telephone calls. They will provide clinical supervision to clinicians who are not yet independently licensed and/or interns. The ideal candidate will have experience working with clients on LGBTQIA, BIPOC, multicultural, kink, polyamorous, and/or intersectional issues and should have a high level of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and demonstrated multicultural competence in working with all facets of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Research shows that members of marginalized groups – including LGBTQIA+ identified people, women, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) – tend to apply to jobs only if they meet every single requirement listed. Here at the Utah Pride Center, we want the best candidates for the job, and those candidates don’t always meet 100% of the qualifications listed. If you are passionate about Utah’s LGBTQIA+ community, we encourage you to apply – especially if you’re a member of a structurally marginalized group. We look forward to your application. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Analytical and Critical Thinking 

  • Conducts brief, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate assessments and screenings.
  • Applies knowledge of evidence-based practice, including empirical bases of assessment, intervention, and other clinical applications, expertise and patient preferences to individuals, couples, groups, and families as assigned. 
  • Provides emergency assessment of patients in crisis and facilitates psychiatric hospitalization if needed. 
  • Provides referrals to appropriate levels of care and needed services based on clinical assessment.
  • Assesses discharge readiness throughout the course of treatment. 

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Create and implement integrated treatment plans, ensuring access to organizational and external services within allotted time frames.
  • Independently evaluates treatment progress and modifies planning as indicated, even in the absence of established outcome measures 

Communication

  • Provides consultation to medical providers, other staff, and other service providers to facilitate a coordinated continuum of care within the primary care setting.
  • Participates in staff meetings as required.
  • Verbal, nonverbal, and written communications are informative and well-integrated.
  • Participates in system change and promotes values and mission driven change within the Utah Pride Center.
  • Ensures progress notes are accessible to the patient’s care team and considers that they may be accessible to the patient. 

Patient Focus 

  • Provides referrals for internal and external services. 
  • Demonstrates ability to engage patients and/or families who are not engaged in services through outreach and follow up 

Compliance, Policy, and Procedure

  • Document all behavioral health services as directed by Utah Pride Center policies and practices, state requirements, and professional standards.
  • Adheres to departmental productivity standards and policy and procedures.
  • If providing supervision: Demonstrates knowledge of supervision models and practices; demonstrates knowledge of and effectively addresses limits to scope of competency in/to supervision.
  • Assesses for risk using a standardized measure (e.g., CAMS; C-SSRS). 
  • Assess medical necessity for treatment, including but not limited to use of standardized measurement tools (e.g., PHQ9, GAD7, ACE).
  • Completes all semi-annual review of policies and related documentation.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of billing orders for all clinical documentation. 

Workplace Computers and Equipment

  • Utilizes Electronic Health Record (HER) to support and improve integrated healthcare.
  • Outreach
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Meets mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensure/certification.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Must have the ability to provide services that are relevant to the culture of the patient and their family (i.e., LGBTQIA+, BIPOC). Must be able to identify and address disparities in healthcare access and quality.
  • Must be able to adapt services to cultural norms and promote diversity among the providers working in interprofessional teams.
  • Must be familiar with open access model to care in community mental health and health care settings. Must be able to adapt to changes in the field of Health Care both statewide and nationally. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • Degree required: Master Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensure Required: LCSW, (Licensure in the State of Utah or eligible for licensure by endorsement in Utah).
  • Preferred: Two years of experience in the provision of outpatient mental health services with adults, children and/ or adolescents. Experience in an integrative primary care setting is a plus. 

The Utah Pride Center (UPC) is a proudly queer, anti-racist, affirmative action employer. Our commitment is to provide and sustain a diverse work environment that reflects the community we serve. All employment decisions at UPC are based on professional needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations of Utah. Candidates for employment at the Utah Pride Center should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity are an integral part of our day-to-day community interactions. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions, and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at UPC. LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To learn more about our lifesaving programs and services visit our website at utahpridecenter.org 

Application Instructions: 

Email resume and cover letter in a PDF file format stating why you want to work at the Utah Pride Center and why you would be the best fit for this position to hr@utahpridecenter.org. In the subject line please put “Mental Health Therapist (LCSW)–[YOUR NAME]”. 

Applications that do not follow the above will not be considered. No phone calls, please. 

Applications accepted until all Mental Health Therapist positions are filled. 

CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER

Search

 November 2021 

Executive Search Team

Joelle Kanshepolsky, MM joelle@pathwayassoc.com  

Susan Gotshalk susan.gotshalk@gmail.com

Dr Jennifer Mitchell, PHD jenn413@yahoo.com

Position Description

Title:                Chief Clinical Officer

Reports to:      CEO

Location:         Salt Lake City, Utah

Salary Range:  $95,000 – $115,000 DOE

The Utah Pride Center (UPC) has been part of the fabric of Utah LGBTQ+ life for over 29 years. The vision of the Center is “to ensure a thriving LGBTQ+ community in Utah.” Utah Pride Center services include mental health services, adult focused programming, senior programs, resources for youth, an annual Pride celebration, and community space. Utah Pride Center opened its doors in a beautiful new space in 2018. UPC is governed by a 17-person Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of 15. 

Research shows that members of marginalized groups – including women, LGBTQIA+ identified people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) – tend to apply to jobs only if they meet every single requirement listed. Here at Utah Pride Center, we want the best candidates for the job, and those candidates don’t always meet 100% of the qualifications listed. If you are passionate about uniting, empowering, and celebrating diverse LGBTQ+ communities for all and breaking down barriers for equity, we encourage you to apply – especially if you’re a member of a structurally marginalized group. We look forward to your application.

THE POSITION:  

The Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) is a new and exciting full-time position for UPC. Reporting to the CEO, the CCO will provide inspirational, innovative, and forward-thinking leadership, serving as an important thought-partner to the CEO and Senior Leadership Team and as a key leader and spokesperson for clinical services and wellness-oriented activities and groups (i.e. yoga, outdoor activities) throughout the state. Responsible for providing clinical and programmatic leadership, fostering superior quality patient care, standardizing clinical protocols, developing clinical strategic goals and program expansion, ensuring evidence-based practices, regulatory and accreditation oversight, and contributing to the recruitment and retention of clinical staff.  This position needs to maintain a 0.2-0.3 FTE clinical caseload. The CCO will provide oversight to an existing experienced staff of three clinicians plus interns and Rainbow wellness staff. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Operations

  • Oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of a clinical standard of care based on recognized best practices that ensures all clinicians maintain competence in their positions.
  • Identify and mitigate risks that may affect health, safety, and integrity of those served and employed by the organization and represent UPC in negotiations and proceedings related to clinical services. 
  • Oversees clinical projects and ensures that staff have the needed resources to meet project goals. 
  • Identifies, facilitates, implements, and performs a Continuous Quality Improvement plan/program. 
  • Manage, in collaboration with the CEO, the accreditation and/or accreditation renewal processes with the Council on Accreditation, The Joint Commission, and/or additional appropriate accreditation agencies.
  • Identifies operational plans for new services based on community identified needs. 
  • Develops, plans, and implements policies, procedures, and protocols to support clinical and other patient care services. 
  • Develops and supports internal controls to ensure that policies and operating procedures are followed, necessary controls are effective and efficient.
  • Build clinical services to include medical support services in the future.
  • Promotes the use and implementation of technology in the workplace to streamline operations, facilitate communications, and optimize work processes.

Strategy and Planning

  • In collaboration with CEO, lead the vision and evolution of the clinical services practice toward the fullest realization of community integration and individual agency for individuals supported, building an ever-greater programmatic impact and footprint throughout the state.
  • While leveraging the strengths of other programmatic areas, ensure the provision of high-quality services while introducing and integrating innovative technologies, service models, and practices that sustain and enhance the quality, effectiveness, efficiency and success of UPC’s clinical programs.
  • Ensure UPC is identified as the preferred/first choice by LGBTQ+ individuals, families, and guardians in their selection of service providers. 
  • Collaborate across departments to ensure exceptional quality and utilization of the clinical services practice and leverage its strengths throughout the organization to achieve the goals for clinical vision.
  • Develops partnerships, coordinates activities, reviews work, exchanges information, and resolves problems related to clinical competencies; this includes partnering with internal and external stakeholders to ensure highly effective and efficient care delivery that reduces cost, improves quality of outcomes, and delivers an excellent patient experience. 

Leadership, Management & Relationship Building

  • Build a team, resolves conflicts, and facilitates group interaction both within the team and with cross-departmental teams. 
  • Ensure a focused and productive team approach with excellent integrated service delivery through a compassionate and motivational supervisory style that recognizes individual and collective strengths and inspires teams. 
  • Develop and monitor annual goals and objectives with defined metrics, processes, and deliverables to ensure achievement within budget. 
  • Participates and provides reports in Executive Leadership and Board of Directors meetings, and other leadership meetings, as required. 
  • Facilitates and leads regular clinical department meetings. 
  • Ensures appropriate clinical education and training is available to support professional development and ensure that clinical staff maintain competence in evolving best practices. 
  • Enables team to achieve optimal results by providing information, encouragement, and support.
  • Build and fortify existing relationships with a wide and diverse array of patients, families, stakeholders, funders, and business partners, representing UPC at external meetings as appropriate and advancing UPC’s mission through active advocacy and partnership.
  • Provides regular and productive updates to the CEO. Advance a collaborative and transparent communicative approach to elevate an understanding and support for clinical services throughout the organization. 
  • Engage and collaborate with staff, board members, individuals, families, and stakeholders to inform and develop clinical services best practices and advance departmental and overall organizational goals.

SKILL SET AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • LCSW or Psych NP required. 
  • Five (5) years of management/leadership experience strongly preferred.
  • Passionate about UPC’s mission and experience working with LGBTQ+ communities and individuals.
  • Significant experience in providing services to children, youth, adults and seniors. 
  • Demonstrated business-savvy in designing, implementing, managing, and growing complex and innovative community-based, clinical, and direct care services covering a wide geographical area.
  • Ability to introduce and foster engagement with new approaches and directions to advance clinical service delivery and ensure a high level of quality, building on past successes. 
  • Strong clinical and analytical background, along with financial acumen that address utilization management, data analysis, and trending. 
  • Past training and experience in trauma informed care desired.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills, with ability to simplify and communicate complex and technical information for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Visionary mindset with strong knowledge of and experience in planning and implementing change management, utilizing an inspirational leadership style.
  • Compassionate, approachable, and thoughtful disposition to support collaborative decision-making and an orientation toward empowerment, emphasizing professional development and recognition. 
  • Approachability with an open door policy. 
  • Ability to develop, implement, and support a positive working environment as well as systems and operations committed to advancing cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • High emotional intelligence, humility, and integrity. 
  • Care and kindness for others; compassion and the ability to suspend judgment. 
  • Experience developing and evaluating best practices and emerging trends for organizational applicability and appropriateness.
  • Ability to construct new and innovative solutions for complex and varying problems and situations while considering the larger perspective or context.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:  

Utah Pride Center is offering a comprehensive compensation package inclusive of salary and benefits. The salary range is $95,000-$115,000 DOE. Benefits include: Medical coverage, 401(K) match, generous paid time off, and relocation assistance.

TO APPLY:  

Pathway Associates has been retained to lead this recruitment effort on behalf of the Utah Pride Center. Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to susan.gotshalk@gmail.com with “CCO” in the subject line. We are pleased to answer any questions or supply further information as needed. All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence. 

Closing Date: December 9, 2021

Utah Pride Center (UPC) is a proudly queer, anti-racist, affirmative action employer. Our commitment is to provide and sustain a diverse work environment that reflects the community we serve. All employment decisions at UPC are based on professional needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations of Utah . Visit our website at www.utahpridecenter.org.  

Candidates for employment at Utah Pride Center should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity are an integral part of our day-to-day community interactions. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions, and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at UPC.

 Community Engagement Director 

Location: Utah Pride Center – Salt Lake City, Utah 

Term: Full-Time 

Schedule: Weekdays with evening & weekend hours required 

Salary Range: $70,000 – $75,000 with excellent benefits (Medical Insurance, 401K Match) 

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer 

About Utah Pride Center: 

The Utah Pride Center (UPC) has served the Salt Lake City area for more than 29 years. We are the largest LGBTQ+ community organization in Utah. Our mission is to unite, empower, and celebrate our LGBTQ+ community by providing a welcoming and safe place for education, partnerships, services, and events that advance our collective health, wellness, and success. 

Job Summary: 

Join an exciting, engaging Center that seeks to provide a high level of professional community-focused services and resources to the LGBTQ+ communities of Utah. This position will further develop our capacity to serve our diverse LGBTQ+ community. This role will regularly guide Utah Pride Center tours for community members and partners, public officials, donors, and sponsors. The role’s focus will be to strengthen and foster strong collaboration, communication, and partnership with other non-profit organizations and community agencies, particularly those serving LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. 

Alongside community partners, this role will also steer the planning and execution of joint fundraising events that extend the reach of UPC. This role will also serve on a events planning and management team in the planning and execution of UPC-initiated community events to oversee community partner participation. This individual will also serve as the primary point person in developing and maintaining the Utah Pride Center social media image, promotion, and engagement. 

Primary Job Duties: 

Tabling: 

  • Create and maintain community partnerships by attending and tabling community events (e.g., street fairs, festivals, farmers markets, health fairs/mobile clinics, conferences/symposiums). 
  • Recruit and train a team of volunteers to table at community events throughout Utah. 
  • Develop opportunities for tabling/engagement that grow partnerships and enhance the reach of UPC to rural areas and marginalized/underserved communities. 
  • At the direction of the CEO, travel to various locations throughout the state to support or attend UPC and/or partner-organized events. 

Community Outreach Duties: 

  • Facilitate community engagement opportunities with business and social groups. 
  • Third Party Volunteer Opportunities: Connect our volunteer program with other organizations across Utah seeking to volunteer (e.g., ERG groups) or who need volunteers (e.g., Red Cross). 
  • Build partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, government agencies, public officials, universities, and grassroots LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC organizations that enhance funding opportunities and/or further access to UPC’s lifesaving services and programs to new audiences. 

Community Event Duties: 

  • Serve as a leading member of the UPC’s events (e.g., Pride, Road Rally, donor/sponsor focused events) planning and management team. 
  • Develop and maintain community partner involvement with UPC events (and vice versa). 
  • Participate in steering committees for planning and execution of sponsored and partnered events. 

Tours of UPC Campus Duties: 

  • Schedule and lead tours of UPC in coordination with the CEO. 
  • Coordinate room reservation requests to ensure availability for community groups, tours of the UPC, and meetings with community partners. 

Center Staff (Team Members) Engagement Duties: 

  • UPC Programs and Services: Coordinate with the Programs, Development, and Operations Teams to connect them with volunteers and interns for their work. 
  • Publish weekly emails to all UPC team members with community engagement updates and upcoming events. 
  • Organize activities and communications that build UPC team camaraderie and morale. 

Resource Link Duties: 

  • Develops and documents an electronic library of community resources for local/national services. 
  • Updates and maintains UPC 211 information. 
  • Creates and maintains a network of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC non-profit and grassroots organizations. 

Marketing and Messaging Duties: 

  • Manage and respond to social media messages and comments. 
  • Develop partnerships that provide promotional items and experiences as part of campaigns to increase community engagement via social media or incentivize volunteer engagement. 
  • Curate and roll out social media branding templates. 
  • Content creation for images and captions posted to all UPC social media accounts. 
  • Design and execution of agreed social media branding. 
  • Hootesuite management for scheduling of posts. 
  • Work with senior leadership to develop “Live” social media streams and/or Podcasts to engage with the community virtually. 
  • Lead a team that develops our policies, procedures, and guidelines for our online and social media messaging. 
  • Coordinate the general UPC social media messaging with the Web Manager. 
  • Manage the UPC information line and social media to ensure that individuals reaching out to the UPC are referred to the correct individual(s)/department(s). 
  • Coordinate the advertising, promotion, and recruitment for UPC events and task-specific volunteer/intern opportunities. 

Community Engagement Focused on Rural Communities: 

  • Assist and be visible with other Pride and partner events/fundraisers throughout Utah, particularly in historically and geographically underserved communities. 
  • Serve on and/or supports steering committees for other Pride and BIPOC events throughout Utah to offer event planning and related assistance. 
  • When approved by the CEO, provide sponsorship funds, required documents, UPC logo, and clear partnership expectations. 

Community Engagement Focused on Marginalized/Underserved Communities: 

  • Recruit and build partnerships with organizations that serve intersectionally marginalized and historically underserved portions of Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community. Recognizing and building efforts to fill the gaps in resources for LGBTQ+ individuals of marginalized communities. 
  • Design and implement initiatives to reach new groups and communities unfamiliar with the Utah Pride Center. 
  • Build partnerships with organizations that serve or offer resources to LGBTQ+ individuals to ensure that access and resources are shared and accessible by LGBTQ+ members of marginalized communities. 
  • Form and build an advisory committee to ensure efforts align with UPC’s commitment to intersectionality and anti-racism while ensuring equitable access to UPC programs and services. 

Preferences for Candidates: 

  • Strong knowledge of LGBTQ+ communities and issues; high sense of responsibility and commitment to UPC mission. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse staff in a multicultural environment, including a depth of understanding and commitment to anti-racism and intersectionality. 
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent related work experience. 
  • Driver’s license and reliable transportation required. 
  • Experience in event planning. 
  • Experience with social media engagement. 
  • Detail orientated with strong communication and interpersonal effectiveness skills. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills. 
  • Spanish speaking a plus. 
  • Flexible schedule: the ability to work evenings and weekends. 

Utah Pride Center (UPC) is a proudly queer, anti-racist, affirmative action employer. Our commitment is to provide and sustain a diverse work environment that reflects the community we serve. All employment decisions at UPC are based on professional needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations of Utah. Candidates for employment at Utah Pride Center should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity are an integral part of our day-to-day community interactions. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions, and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at UPC. 

To learn more about our lifesaving programs and services, visit our website at utahpridecenter.org

Email resume and cover letter stating why you want to work at the Utah Pride Center and why you would be the best fit for this position to hr@utahpridecenter.org. In the subject line, please put “Community Engagement Director – YOUR NAME.” 

Applications that do not follow the above will not be considered. No phone calls, please. 

Applications close November 30, 2021. 

 Position Description 

Title: Chief Development Officer 

Reports to: CEO 

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah 

The Utah Pride Center (UPC) has been part of the fabric of Utah LGBTQ+ life for over 29 years. The vision of the Center is “to ensure a thriving LGBTQ+ community in Utah”. Utah Pride Center services include mental health resources, adult focused programming, senior programs, resources for youth, an annual Pride celebration, and community space. Utah Pride Center opened its doors in a beautiful new space in 2018. UPC is governed by a 17-person Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of 16. 

THE POSITION: 

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is a new and exciting full-time position for UPC. In partnership with the CEO and Board of Directors, the CDO will lead efforts to design and implement a comprehensive resource development program that focuses on building donor relationships, major gift development, public and private grants, and special events. The CDO will play a unique role in assisting the CEO and board in building out a long-term development staffing structure, supervising the work of staff with responsibility for development functions, and creating cohesion and synergy between all fundraising activities, events, and communications. 

The CDO will plan and execute all external communications to create a strong organizational image and communicate the impact of the UPC mission. 

THE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

DEVELOPMENT & DONOR RELATIONS 

  • Establish robust resource development capability by creating systems and processes that prioritize identification, cultivation, and stewardship of existing and potential donors. 
  • Cultivate new individual donors by identifying, evaluating and cultivating prospects and expanding the sustaining membership program. 
  • Increase giving of existing donors by establishing personal relationships, soliciting major gifts, and providing new opportunities for institutional donors to invest in UPC. 
  • Maximize CRM capability to ensure proper accounting, acknowledgement of gifts and stewardship of donors. 
  • Develop relationships with institutional donors (foundations and corporations) focused on major gifts and donor retention. 
  • Support grant writer to ensure seamless preparation, submission and reporting of grants. 
  • Support the engagement of the board of directors in fundraising activities. 
  • Inspire and model a culture of philanthropy among staff, the board of directors and volunteers. 

EVENT LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT 

  • Oversee planning and execution of fundraising and public awareness events to improve efficiency and increase return on investment. 
  • Lead and carry out fundraising strategy for all events (Pride Festival, Road Rally, Gala, etc.) focused on cultivation and solicitation of sponsors, cash and in-kind contributions. 
  • Supervise event planning and logistics. 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS 

  • Plan and implement external communications across all platforms and communication channels that supports the UPC brand and elevates the organization’s profile in the community. 
  • Establish and manage a regular timeline for publications including annual report, newsletters, social media, etc. 
  • Support media relations activities. 

TEAMWORK & LEADERSHIP 

  • Work collaboratively with CEO to establish and carry out annual resource development goals and objectives. 
  • Oversee and support the work of other external relations staff to create efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Manage timeline and work processes of all external relations staff. 
  • Provide coaching to team members focused on clear expectations, accountability, and skill building. 

THE SKILL SET AND ATTRIBUTES: 

  • Three to five years experience in resource development, fundraising, and special events. 
  • Ability to think strategically as well as handle day-to-day development functions. 
  • High level proficiency with office technology with a focus on resource development (CRM systems, event management platforms, social media applications, etc.) 
  • Ability to manage multiple objectives and competing priorities. 
  • Enthusiastic about engaging personally with donors, community leaders, and other stakeholders. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Willingness to accept challenges, learn new skills, and adapt to evolving technology. 
  • Passionate about UPC’s mission and experience working with LGBTQ+ communities and individuals. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

THE COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Utah Pride Center is offering a comprehensive compensation package inclusive of salary and benefits. The salary range is $90,000-$115,000 DOE. Benefits include: Medical coverage, 401(K) match, generous paid time off, and relocation assistance. 

TO APPLY: 

Pathway Associates has been retained to lead this recruitment effort on behalf of the Utah Pride Center. Inquiries, nominations, or applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence, to LeAnn Saldivar at recruitment@utahpridecenter.org with “CDO” in the subject line. We are pleased to answer any questions or supply further information as needed. All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence. 

Closing Date: November 15, 2021 

Utah Pride Center (UPC) is a proudly queer, anti-racist, affirmative action employer. Our commitment is to provide and sustain a diverse work environment that reflects the community we serve. All employment decisions at UPC are based on professional needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations of Utah. Visit our website at www.utahpridecenter.org 

Candidates for employment at Utah Pride Center should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity are an integral part of our day-to-day community interactions. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions, and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at UPC. 

Director of Suicide Prevention & Community Education 

Location: Utah Pride Center – Salt Lake City, Utah 

Term: Full time 

Schedule: Weekdays with some evening & weekend hours required 

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000 with excellent benefits (i.e., Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance, 401K Match, Generous PTO & Holidays, & many other benefits) 

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer 

About Utah Pride Center: 

The Utah Pride Center (UPC) has been serving the Salt Lake City area for more than 29 years. We are the largest LGBTQ+ community organization in Utah. Our mission is to unite, empower, and celebrate our LGBTQ+ community by providing a welcoming and safe place for education, partnerships, services, and events which advance our collective health, wellness, and success. 

Job Summary: 

The Utah Pride Center is looking for a proactive, energetic, and skilled individual to undertake an exciting and challenging position, that focuses on Suicide Prevention in Utah. The expectations are to provide suicide prevention education, resources, and support throughout Utah, with a particular focus on improving resources in rural areas. The Utah Pride Center seeks an individual to lead our team, who is inquisitive, innovative, strategic, solution-oriented, collaborative and inspired by the Pride Center’s mission, vision and values. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and manage the Utah Pride Center’s suicide prevention plans and resources. 
  • Develop and maintain a strategic plan for the department that includes prevention, intervention, and postvention elements. 
  • Twenty-percent Direct Mental Health Services (i.e. Assessments, Individual, & Group Therapy), including facilitating survivors of suicide group. 
  • Develop a robust and accredited Community and Continuing Education program conferences, workshops, special events, and direct training to organization sponcors and partners in furtherance of the Utah Pride Centers mission and values (i.e. LGBTQ Equity, DEI, Anti-Racism, Health, Suicide Prevention). 
  • Assist in writing and managing grants that pertain to the department. 
  • Collect matrix/data and information regarding the programs and services and provide reports to UPC and grant administrators. 
  • Work collaboratively with all other UPC Directors, Executives, and departments. 
  • Manage and work with team member(s) to administer and coordinate the planning and execution of the following: 
    • Oversee the department budget, fundraising, and grants 
    • Manage employees within the department 
    • Connect individuals and organizations with resources from UPC and other suicide prevention groups across the state 
    • Oversee and Manage Suicide Loss Support Line connecting individuals to therapy and resources 
    • Develop and support community partnerships in areas such as Logan and St. George, Utah 
    • Evaluate and develop new LGBTQ+ Inclusive Support Groups for Youth, Seniors and Families focused on Suicide Prevention 
    • Plan, market, and teach our QPR Suicide Prevention Training sessions and growth of this program across the state 
    • Market and manage our Suicide Prevention Box program 
    • Development of SOSA group for Survivors of Suicide Attempts into SAGE and VA communities 
    • Development of SOSL group for Survivors of Suicide Loss 
    • Renting event space and managing community connection events 
    • Assessing all programs and services and creating additional ones based on need 
  • Participate in regular meetings and task forces focused on suicide prevention in Utah. 
  • Maintain and grow current partnerships with both LGBTQ+ and other community organizations. 
  • Develop new partnerships with a broad array of community organizations. 
  • Supervise and manage a Suicide Preventions Coordinator. 
  • Travel across Utah (up to 20%). 

Requirements for Candidates: 

  • Masters Degree (or higher) 
  • Fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker (i.e. LCSW) 
  • 2-3+ years experience as a manager in a clinical role and setting. 

Preferences for Candidates: 

  • Strong knowledge of LGBTQIA+ communities and issues; high sense of responsibility and commitment to UPC mission. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse staff in a multicultural environment. 
  • LGBTQIA+ leadership training, internship(s) or graduate assistantship in social work or related field is a plus. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading support groups is a plus. 
  • Proven ability to help manage and facilitate grant applications and reports. 
  • Must have own transportation and willing to travel to event and training locations. 
  • Must have previous training experience and being a certified QPR instructor is a plus. 
  • Detail orientated and strong communication skills. 
  • Must have work experience with young children, teens, and families. 
  • Strongly encouraged to have mental health familiarity and training. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and presentation skills. 
  • Spanish speaking a plus. 
  • Flexible schedule: ability to work some evenings and weekends for training or tabling events. 

Utah Pride Center (UPC) is a proudly queer, anti-racist, affirmative action employer. Our commitment is to provide and sustain a diverse work environment that reflects the community we serve. All employment decisions at UPC are based on professional needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations of Utah. Candidates for employment at Utah Pride Center should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity are an integral part of our day-to-day community interactions. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions, and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at UPC. 

To learn more about our lifesaving programs and services visit our website at utahpridecenter.org 

Email resume and cover letter in PDF stating why you want to work at the Utah Pride Center and why you would be the best fit for this position to hr@utahpridecenter.org. In the subject line please put “Director of Suicide Prevention – YOUR NAME”. 

Applications that do not follow the above will not be considered. No phone calls, please. 

Applications close November 18, 2021 

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