TEP is hiring a SAFE Tennessee Coordinator for East Tennessee

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The Tennessee Equality Project's "SAFE (Schools Are For Everyone) Tennessee" is moving forward in East Tennessee with the job posting for a Coordinator. O&AN had reported earlier that TEP was crowdfunding the position. Here is the job posting.


Type:  Contract and Part-time

Requirements:  Candidates should have familiarity with secondary education in Tennessee and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.  B.A./B.S. or equivalent from an accredited higher education institution.  Candidates must be willing to attend monthly meetings in the Knoxville/Oak Ridge/Maryville area, Chattanooga/Cleveland area, and the Tri-Cities area.  Candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Responsibilities:  The coordinator convenes monthly SAFE Tennessee committee meetings in the three communities listed in the “requirements” section of this job description.  The coordinator works with the TEP Foundation executive director to recruit members of each local committee.  Monthly committee meetings are designed to develop community responses to bullying incidents, provide assistance to GSAs/Diversity clubs in schools, and help members of the community engage their school boards.  If funding is available, the coordinator works during six months of the academic year.

Reporting:  The coordinator reports to the executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation.

Compensation:  As long as funding is available and the coordinator is meeting goals, compensation is $400 per month.  Reimbursement at the non-profit rate is also available for travel to and from monthly SAFE Tennessee meetings.

Contact:  To submit your resume, references, and cover letter, send your information to [email protected] by Noon Eastern Time on October 15.  Use the subject line “SAFE Tennessee Coordinator.”  No phone calls, please.