Job Opening

Program Coordinator


NQTTCN’s Program Coordinator will hold two major roles: general administrative support, including assisting the Founding Director and planning and coordination of team meetings and network gatherings, and management of the Mental Health Fund (MHF), including coordination, administration, outreach, engagement, evaluation, and fundraising.


The MHF provides financial assistance to queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) seeking mental health support from queer and trans mental health practitioners of color. The MHF also serves as an opportunity to deepen NQTTCN’s relationships with queer and trans providers of color. This role includes engaging the broader QTPOC community, including social justice leaders, community organizations, and healers, in outreach about the MHF; monitoring and administering the MHF through coordinating payment for services and ensuring confidentiality; and evaluating and tracking utilization and impact of the MHF. 


The Program Coordinator must possess excellent organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.


The Program Coordinator will work approximately 32-40 hours/month.



Administrative Responsibilities


General Administrative Support

  • Work with the Founding Director to:

    • Ensure all NQTTCN programs are running smoothly;

    • Assist with annual planning; and

    • Complete any assigned administrative tasks.

  • Take notes at all team meetings, both virtual and in person; catalogue and distribute notes to NQTTCN team on a timely basis.

  • Ensure adherence to all policies and procedures of NQTTCN’s fiscal sponsor.


Plan & Coordinate Meetings and Gatherings

  • Plan and coordinate all in-person team meetings and retreats, including:

  • Travel, scheduling, and preparation

  • Assist Founding Director in planning and coordinating all gatherings for members, including provider meet-ups, network gatherings, and future conferences. 

Mental Health Fund Responsibilities


Coordinate & Administer Mental Health Fund

  • Update overall MHF processes as needed.

  • Coordinate payment for all services provided through the MHF.

  • Collect and review MHF applications from QTPOC seeking financial support according to MHF recipient criteria.

  • Identify and address ethical and confidentiality issues that arise in the process of administering the MHF.

  • Track and manage personal information of fund recipients in a secure manner in accordance with legal/ethical standards regarding confidentiality.


Outreach & Engagement

  • In collaboration with the Resource Development Coordinator, identify social justice organizations, leaders, and healers, particularly in the South and Midwest, to engage QTPOC who need financial assistance as well as practitioners.

  • In collaboration with the Communications Coordinator, raise awareness of the MHF through website postings, social media campaigns, and NQTTCN’s newsletter.

  • Participate in ongoing outreach to mental health practitioners, healing practitioners, and the broader QTPOC community to maximize utilization of the MHF.


Evaluation & Tracking

  • Develop evaluation plan to track utilization and impact of the MHF.

  • Establish clear goals and objectives related to increasing utilization and impact of the MHF.



  • Participate in grassroots fundraising to increase funding of the MHF and other programs

  • Collaborate with the Communications Coordinator to fundraise through various online platforms including NQTTCN’s social media, website, and newsletter

  • In collaboration with Founding Director, research and apply for grants to support the MHF.




Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent project management, time management and organizational skills.

  • Detailed oriented, efficient and flexible.

  • Background in healing justice preferred.

  • Experience working with queer and trans people of color.

  • Comfortable working independently as well as on teams.

  • Previous experience in program administration, coordination.

  • Masters degree Social Work, Psychology or relevant field.

  • Previous experience working as a clinician, counselor or psychotherapist (preferred).


To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Erica Woodland at Desired start date February 1, 2019. 


NQTTCN is based in Oakland, CA but our team works virtually. We welcome applicants who live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. Some travel required for staff meetings, events, etc. Queer and trans people of color strongly encouraged to apply.

The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network is a fiscally sponsored project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, a 501c3 non profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.


P.O. Box 7793

Oakland, CA 94601​