Career Openings

The LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network is always growing and expanding, and we actively seek to bring on a diversity of people to assist with our work. Currently, there are no open positions, but be sure to check this page or our Twitter and Facebook feeds in the future as more positions become available.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email info@lgbt-fan.org with a description of yourself and your skill sets.

Administration Specialist

The LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network, or LGBT-FAN, is an all-volunteer, national coalition dedicated to supporting asylum seekers and the organizations engaged in providing assistance.   LGBT-FAN seeks a volunteer Secretary to serve on the Steering Committee, and oversee the organization’s administrative tasks and maintains record of LGBT-FAN’s minutes, documents, and projects.  You are an energetic, creative, and talented individual with solid skills in interpersonal communication, administrative duties, and organization methods.  Immigrants please apply!

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee administrative tasks, including but not limited to:

    • record and post all meeting minutes

    • provide access to and knowledge of LGBT-FAN external documents while maintaining strict client confidentiality, while streamlining overall document accessibility

    • execute clerical tasks such as scheduling conference calls

    • file, label, organize and respond to requests for internal documents from Steering Committee members

    • Count and record all votes

    • Maintain the LGBT-FAN Member contact list and calendar

    • Manage LGBT-FAN’s community member listserv

  • In conjunction with the Communications team and the National Coordinator, respond as needed to requests for assistance

  • Serve on and communicate with the Steering Committee, which includes approximately 12 conference calls and 1 in-person meeting annually. Works closely with the National Coordinator

  • Promote organizational internal development through continued development of protocol documentation for internal structure and operations

  • Provide direct administrative support to Steering Committee for projects as needed

  • Assist as needed with fundraising and event planning efforts

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Google Drive apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms) to communicate and plan internally

  • Professional writing, editing, and note taking skills

  • Reliable and independent thinker who can take multiple opinions and point of view and synthesize coherently

  • Confident and collaborative team player who maintains regular and open communication with colleagues

  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a collective environment, as well as ability to work remotely and with minimal supervision

  • Team leadership experience to manage multiple projects

  • Strong organizational skills, including effective time management, ability to work under pressure of deadlines, and the ability to prioritize tasks as needed

  • Professional-level working knowledge of written and spoken American English

Estimated Time Commitment:

Approximately three to four (3-4) hours per week (this will fluctuate depending on activities), plus approximately twelve (12) LGBT-FAN Steering Committee conference calls (1 hour each) and one in-person meeting per year.  Flexible scheduling.

Benefits to You:

In addition to helping sexual or gender minority (i.e. LGBTIQ) asylum seekers receive crucial services and support, you will gain valuable hands-on experience in a supportive environment to further your professional life in administrative sciences, human resources, LGBTIQ issues, and human rights.  You will be connected to and be able to network with some of the most respected organizations and individuals in the international LGBTIQ rights arena.  You will be well-positioned to apply for a paid position as LGBT-FAN expands as a sustainable organization.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and any relevant information or material(s) to info@lgbt-fan.org, with subject line “Secretary.”  Please submit all applications by close of business on Monday, May 2nd, 2016.