Youth Center Program Director

Youth Center Program Director

The LGBTQ Center of Durham’s vision is to create a community where all LGBTQ+ lived experiences are affirmed, supported, and celebrated. 

The Center is committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in and around Durham: 

  • through programming, resources, and networks of support; 
  • by acting as a hub for Durham's LGBTQ+ community; 
  • by sharing and affirming all LGBTQ+ lived experiences; and 
  • by educating our neighbors in order to enhance understanding of and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ issues. 

Core programs include Host Home Program, LGBTQ+ Youth Center, a re-centered Pride, and other gender-inclusive support programs. Located in downtown Durham, North Carolina, the Center has a staff of eight, a ten-member Board of Directors, and an annual operating budget of approximately $750,000+. 


The Youth Center offers support, advocacy, and experiences for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth. 

As a Director at the LGBTQ Center of Durham, the Youth Center Program Director will implement, lead, and evaluate all aspects of the program; supervise staff providing direct services aligned with program; manage programmatic budget and assist with grant application and reporting process aligned with program; and serves as a member of the Senior Professional Staff. 

This position reports to the Executive Director.


  • Minimum 5 years nonprofit, K-12 education, higher education, or public service experience; with 3 of these years of program and/or volunteer management experience. 
  • Minimum 2 years staff or volunteer supervision experience. 
  • Undergraduate degree in the field of education, social services, social justice, community organizing, or other relevant work; candidates with relevant experience in place of a BA encouraged to apply. 
  • Experience working in a collaborative setting; program management and development. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, creativity, and a commitment to and passion for the organization’s mission; personable under pressure, able to problem solve and able to work with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must be organized, self-starting, results-oriented; able to work under pressure and complete multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Commitment to and knowledge of the greater Durham queer and trans communities and an understanding of issues affecting the Durham LGBTQ+ community; with strong anti-oppression/anti-racism lens. 


  • Graduate degree in education, social work, or closely related field. 
  • Evening and weekend availability. 
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish preferred but not required). 

Position Benefits 

Depending on education and experience, mid $50’s per year. Benefits include employer-paid healthcare, generous personal time off and paid holidays.


To see the full job description, click here.


Instructions to apply:

All applications for the Youth Center Program Director must be received by Friday, May 28, 2021, at 5 PM.

To ensure a complete application, we strongly encourage you to use our application page to apply for this position. Alternatively, you may email a formal cover letter and your resume to [email protected], or mail both items to:

LGBTQ Center of Durham
attn: Job Opportunities
114 Hunt Street
Durham NC 27701.

We will not review incomplete applications. Given the number of anticipated applications, we request that you follow-up by email only -- no phone calls, please.

For questions, contact [email protected] to learn more.