Program Manager Position Open at GenPride

GenPride is the premier non-profit organization serving the LGBTQIA+ elder community in Seattle and King County. At GenPride we advocate for the unique needs of older LGBTQIA+ adults, offer innovative programs and services that promote well-being and prevent social isolation, cultivate belonging through community connection, and work to eliminate discrimination in all its forms.   

GenPride is on the cusp of expanding our reach and amplifying our impact, from the opening of Pride Place, the first income-qualifying housing for LGBTQIA+ seniors in collaboration with Community Roots Housing, to the new and expanded GenPride Senior Community Center located on the ground floor of Pride Place in the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle.   

Programming includes developing and coordinating programs for GenPride Center. The development process will include meeting with various community members, volunteers, and partner associates to determine and assess programming. Programming includes recreational and social activities, volunteer-specific engagement opportunities, and other non-fundraising events. Management over the current Interim Program Manager, volunteers in specific roles, and Instructors. This role will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and take direction from the Deputy Director. 

Required Minimum Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain equitable and inclusive program activities & special events at/for the GenPride Center.
  • Maintain a perpetual and accessible events calendar. Working with the Deputy Director in the development and communication process.
  • Meet with other senior centers to create collaborative opportunities and research new programming.
  • Maintain and grow public awareness of the center’s programs through media, community groups, and center participants make verbal and written presentations to public and private groups. This will involve working with other team members to coordinate.
  • Work with representatives of other agencies to provide collaborative programs for seniors.
  • Follow and become familiar with all requirements and procedures for Senior Center activities.
  • Assist Deputy Director in the vision and implementation of senior center programs that go beyond minimum grant standards.
  • Assist the Deputy Director in preparing required reporting data and narratives for grants.
  • Maintain compliance with all stipulations for grant funding under the direction of the Deputy Director. Implement grant-funded programs. Prepare monthly report for the Deputy Director on program(s) status. Be present at monthly Board meetings if requested.
  • Ensure secure tracking of information for all clients who access and use services, especially as required by outlined grant performance commitments.
  • Organize profile-raising awareness events that also attract and recruit new volunteers and clients with specificity to intersectional LGBTQIA2S+
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the staff is regularly required to sit and/or stand at a desk and use a keyboard extensively.
  •  Travel to other locations is required.

Communication Skills

  • Ability to listen patiently and to formulate and ask appropriate clarifying questions to be sure that communication has been effective.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and internet searches required. Ability to send and manage correspondence. Ability to learn and utilize the GenPride database for tracking clients, relationships, and program data including recording attendance data.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervisory responsibilities are necessary for this position.

Certificates and Licenses

  • Driver’s license, Food handling license, HIPAA, CPR, Mental Health First Aid. GenPride will provide support for most certificates, licenses, and continued education as required by this role.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those staff encounters while performing the essential functions of this job in an office setting. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. The position is based in a standard office environment with desktop business equipment and frequent telephone calls. The noise level is moderate.

Math Ability

  • Ability to do basic arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply and divide).

English Language Ability

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one‐on‐one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


  • A bachelor’s degree or 2 years of experience in public administration, social work, senior center programming, and/or supervising volunteers specifically in senior/medical nutrition programs or other social service programs. Equivalent experiences with references are also welcome.

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