LGBT Senior Advocate


OutReach is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. LGBTQ people, people of color, women, seniors, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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Position: LGBT Senior Advocate
Company: OutReach LGBT Community Center
Supervised by: OutReach Program Director
Location: Madison and Dane County, WI
Start date: Immediate upon hire
Employment term: Regular
Type: 20 hours/ week, half-time
Hours: Mostly week day hours, must be available for some weekend hours. OutReach’s main office hours are Monday – Friday Noon-8pm.
Salary: $15.00
Benefits: Holiday and vacation pay, 50% health insurance covered, travel reimbursements, other  elective benefits available.

Required education: Degree in Human Services field or equivalent experience

Position Overview: The LGBT Senior Advocate position is funded through grants from the City of Madison and Dane County. The position works within the senior-service field and is responsible for:

  • Conducting trainings and presentations to senior service providers in LGBT-affirming practices
  • Meeting and collaborating with other senior service providers on LGBT-affirming practices
  • Reaching out to and advocating for LGBT seniors in the Madison and Dane County area to refer them to appropriate and necessary services in the area
  • Focusing on cooperating with and referring to City of Madison and Dane County senior coalitions
  • Regularly meeting with directors and program staff to develop referral for services for LGBT seniors
  • Keeping up to date on relevant legal and legislative changes pertaining to LGBT seniors
  • Attending any trainings, with Program Director approval, that pertain to position
  • Grant reporting and program statistic/demographic tracking


  • Experience, knowledge, and demonstrated understanding  and commitment of and to the LGBTQ community, especially LGBTQ seniors
  • Experience and knowledge of senior service and non-profit providers in Dane County and     Madison
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in programming
  • Strong independent work ethic, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to stay organized while multi-tasking work load in 20-hours a week
  • Superior ethics and boundaries when engaging with clients, the community and OutReach staff and volunteers
  • Possession of valid driver’s license and ability to use own vehicle for travelling for work
  • Some experience in training/presenting to large groups of people
  • Knowledge and experience in Microsoft programs, usage of email programs, and basic technology skills to use for reporting program statistics


  • Bilingual, bicultural, and/or fluency in ASL a plus, but not necessary!


  • 70% - Training, meeting, and connecting with the community on issues pertaining to the senior LGBTQ community
  • 20% - Meet with individual clients connecting them to services, attending LGBT Senior Alliance Steering Committee meetings, program grant reporting
  • 7% - Attend OutReach events, staff meetings and LGBT Senior Alliance events, meet with Program Director for program updates
  • 3% - General office maintenance
  • This position must comply with City of Madison and Dane County funding requirements which will be discussed during interview
  • Collaborate and work well with OutReach staff and the community-at-large

Please send resume no later than February 13th to Steve Starkey, Executive Director, at or mail to c/o Steve Starkey, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison, WI, 53704.

Please no phone calls about this position.