Career, Volunteer, & Internship Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. The Center offers a variety of rewarding employment, leadership, volunteer, and internship opportunities. For those that share the Center’s vision for creating events, programs, and pathways to services that help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people feel welcome, needed, and safe, the Center offers the following roles.

Employment Opportunities

While a small nonprofit organization, the Center strives to provide competitive salaries, benefits, and professional development opportunities that demonstrate the value of a healthy supportive team oriented work environment. The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively seek applications from lesbians, gay men, women, bisexual, transgender individuals, people of color, and people with lived experience in homelessness, mental health, living with HIV/AIDS and disabilities.

Events Manager

        Outreach and Training Institute Director

        Director of Finance and Operations

For information regarding employment opportunities, email jobs@saccenter.org.

Leadership Volunteer Opportunities

resume_iconThe Center offers a variety leadership volunteer positions that take on the responsibility of coordinating specific programs or events. Time commitments for leadership volunteers vary from 10 hours per week for one year for program coordinators to four to 12 months for event coordinators. All leadership volunteers must pass a criminal background check.

Look for additional opportunities coming soon!

For information regarding volunteer opportunities, email volunteers@saccenter.org.

Internship Opportunities

The Center offers a variety of internships throughout the year, offering valuable non-profit experience, and upon request, school credit. The Center customizes internships, based on an applicant’s interests, academic scope, and experience goals.

Currently opportunities include:

Special Events Intern

       Development Intern

       Youth Outreach Intern 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other characteristic made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Center also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Additional Employment Information

All employees, applicants, volunteers, clients and independent contractors (“workers”) working with the Center are to be treated with respect and dignity. The Center is committed to providing an atmosphere free of harassment and discrimination.

The Center strongly disapproves of and will not tolerate harassment or discrimination of its employees and volunteers by managers, supervisors, co-workers, independent contractors, vendors, volunteers or members of the public. Similarly, the Center will not tolerate harassment or discrimination by its employees against others with whom the Center has a business, service or professional relationship.

Some examples of conduct that may violate this policy include verbal, physical and visual contact that creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile working environment or that interferes with work performance. Some examples of conduct potentially violating this policy include racial or sexist slurs, ethnic or sexist jokes, posting of offensive statements, posters or cartoons and unwanted touching or blocking of normal movement.

Sexual harassment under this policy includes the making of any unwelcome advances and/or visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, as well as offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors or threatening reprisals after a negative response to a sexual advance.

The definition of sexual harassment includes many forms of offensive behavior and includes gender-based harassment of a person of the same sex as the harasser. Some examples of behavior that may violate this policy include: requests for sexual favors, demeaning sexual remarks, leering, making sexual gestures, displaying of sexually suggestive objects or pictures, making or using derogatory comments, epithets, slurs, jokes, comments about an individual’s body, touching, impeding or blocking movements or any other conduct based upon an individual’s sex that creates an atmosphere or environment that interferes with that individual’s job performance or is intimidating, hostile or offensive to that individual.

The Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing investigate and prosecute complaints of prohibited harassment in employment. If an employee believe they have been harassed or discriminated against, or that they have been retaliated against for resisting or complaining, they may also file a complaint with the appropriate agency in addition to exhausting the following complaint procedure.

To report a violation of this policy please contact the Executive Director by calling (916) 442-0185 or via email at David.Heitstuman@saccenter.org.

If subjected to or witnessing conduct that violates our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy or our Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy, immediately report such conduct to a staff supervisor or to the Executive Director (ED) by calling (916) 442-0185 or via email at David.Heitstuman@saccenter.org. If not comfortable reporting to either of those individuals, report the observed conduct to the BOD President. A complaint should be specific and should include the names of the individuals involved and the names of any witnesses.

The Center will promptly investigate and attempt to resolve the situation. Every complaint that is reported will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. If suspected violations of this policy are not reported, they cannot be investigated. Every worker’s cooperation is crucial.

Supervisors in receipt of a complaint will immediately notify the ED with all documentation provided as part of the complaint. An investigator will be selected from the following criteria:

  1. The ED, provided that the ED has no outstanding harassment complaints and no disciplinary actions involving the accused employee.
  2. A member of the BOD, provided that the BOD member has no history of complaints or disciplinary actions involving the accused employee.
  3. Legal counsel.

The investigator will:

  • Interview the complainant, collecting dates, times, reactions and other details.
  • Interview any witnesses to the act(s) in question.
  • Interview the accused, after all, documentation and witnesses have been interviewed.
  • Provide a full report to the ED, supervisor and Executive Committee chair.

If the Center determines this policy has been violated, effective remedial action will be undertaken commensurate with the severity of the offense up to and including termination of employment. The appropriate action also will be taken in an effort to deter any future inappropriate conduct. The Center will not retaliate against any person bringing a good faith complaint of discrimination or harassment or for reporting such misconduct or cooperating in an investigation and will not knowingly permit retaliation by management, employees or your co-workers. Immediately report any instances of suspected retaliation to your direct supervisor or the ED.

In addition to these internal policies and procedures, the State of California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) provides additional information regarding the legal remedies and complaint process available through the government agencies. If you believe you have been unlawfully harassed, discriminated or retaliated against for having raised a complaint you may file a complaint or obtain additional information from the DFEH. The phone number may be found in the local phone directory.

The Center is an equal opportunity employer. The Center prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Center also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

We will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee in accordance with applicable law.

Anyone who believes they require a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of a job should contact the appropriate supervisor to request such an accommodation.

Please see the Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policy (above). The Center will promptly investigate and attempt to resolve any potential violations of these policies

If the Center determines this policy has been violated, it will take effective remedial action commensurate with the severity of the offense. The appropriate action also will be taken in an effort to deter any future violations of this policy.

The Center will not retaliate against you for bringing a good faith complaint and will not knowingly permit retaliation by management, employees or your co-workers. If you believe that you are being retaliated against, you should immediately notify your supervisor or the Executive Director (ED).

If subjected to or witnessing conduct that violates our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, immediately report such conduct to a staff supervisor or to the Executive Director (ED) by calling (916) 442-0185 or via email at David.Heitstuman@saccenter.org