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POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Program Manager
STATUS: Full-Time
REPORTS To: Executive Director
SALARY RANGE: $45k – $52k
START DATE: November 2022

 

ABOUT TMP, INC.
The Mahogany Project is a Black trans-led community impact organization in Houston, TX,
dedicated to establishing and upholding the safety and prosperity of TQLGB+ folks of color in
the south. We envision a world where trans folx, especially Black trans women and genderdiverse people can love, be loved, and thrive without the threat of hostility, harm, or violence.
Since 2013, 240 Trans folk have been victims of fatal violence in the United States, 76% of
whom identified as Black Trans Women, and 74% of whom were murdered by a family
member, friend, intimate partner, or acquaintance. In November 2021, Texas was officially
named the most lethal state for trans folk, surpassing all other states with Florida and Louisiana
in tow. The prevalence of violence and targeting of TQLGB+ folk of color has continued to go
unaddressed by mainstream media, leaving the names, lives, and legacies of these loved and
valued individuals buried under racism, sexism, hatred, and ignorance.
At The Mahogany Project, we know that community is the lifeblood of social change and see
intentional and unapologetic love and joy as a cornerstone of our communal strength. Founded
in 2017 by Vernis McFarland III, The Mahogony Project aims to reduce social isolation, stigma,
and acts of injustice in TQLGB+ communities of color, and this year, we have extended our
impact to include a safe space for collaboration, community activism, and local advocacy
campaigns. We are looking to hire a Program Manager to support our internal operations and
community-based programs and events.

ABOUT THE ROLE: PROGRAM MANAGER
The Mahagony Project is seeking to hire an experienced Program Manager to support our vision
of deeping our programmatic impact within the TQLGB+ community in Houston. Our
programming is our love letter in action. With each moment of engagement, we are committed to uplifting the voices and lives of our loving siblings by raising awareness regarding their
healthcare, economic and safe housing needs, leading advocacy work to challenge harmful
legislation and local policies, and being there- right here and now, with direct support, mutual
aid, and compassion. Adding a Program Manager to our team will help us ensure our work
remains mission-aligned, culturally responsive, and unabashedly forward-moving.

 

OVERVIEW OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborating with the Executive Director, staff, volunteers, and advisors to assess the
    effectiveness and impact of current and aspirational programming, ensuring mission
    alignment and cultural relevance.
  • Developing systems and streamlining processes to ensure excellent experiences for our
    prioritized impact groups. Including but not limited to organizing activities, facilitating in
    person and virtual conversations and events, communicating with local organizations and
    community leaders, requesting and sharing participant feedback, etc.
  • Ensuring proper representation of The Mahagony Project in external settings by attending
    community and stakeholder meetings, aligning external communications to organizational
    marketing standards, and monitoring progress to goals based on applications for funding,
    grant efficacy requirements, and previously determined strategic plans. Please note: some
    events may happen outside of traditional office hours and may require some limited travel
    up to 30% of the time.

 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We hope to hire a culturally competent and responsive individual with strong ties to the local
TQLGB+ community. As this is a new role on a growing team, we are looking for candidates that
desire to participate in our organizational development process. Our look-for includes
demonstrated ability to manage complex ideas and projects, experience engaging with
community organizations, non-profit boards, and local political agencies, and a passion for
team building in a flexible, human-centered environment.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, a minimum of two (2)
years of full-time professional experience, a valid driver’s license, and current automobile
insurance. Additional skills necessary for this role include organizing physical and digital
information and collateral, managing multiple forms of communication, and having moderate
experience in event planning. The software used daily in this role includes Google Suites,
MONDAY, ActBlue, Streamyard, Slack, Adobe Creative Suites, Zoom, and Salesforce. Proficiency
in using these platforms is required.

 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
The Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator’s financial compensation is $45k-$52k.
The final offer shared with applicants will be decided based on experience and opportunities for
growth and development. The salary will be provided in conjunction with the following benefits
for full-time staff members:

  • $900 Marketplace Healthcare Reimbursement
  • $500 Health & Wellness Stipend
  •  $50 Stipend for Phone usage or access to a company phone
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel outside of the Greater Houston Area
  • Annual Membership to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • No-Cost Professional Development Trainings

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the Program Manager position and your
resume to info@themahoganyproject.org. Please use the following format for the file name
and subject line: “First Name Last Name_Program Manager.”

Please note: This job is full-time with the benefits mentioned above. We do not provide
employee-sponsored medical, dental, vision, etc., and encourage staff to utilize personal
insurance and/or the American Care Act Market Place for coverage.

For questions or more information about this career and volunteer opportunities, email us at
info@themahoganyproject.org and be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on
our work and world!

POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: Administrative Assistant & Program Coordinator
STATUS: Full-Time
REPORTS To: Executive Director
SALARY RANGE: $37k – $42k
START DATE: January 2023

 

ABOUT TMP, INC.
The Mahogany Project is a Black trans-led community impact organization in Houston, TX,
dedicated to establishing and upholding the safety and prosperity of TQLGB+ folks of color in
the south. We envision a world where trans folx, especially Black trans women and genderdiverse people, can love, be loved, and thrive without the threat of hostility, harm, or violence.
Since 2013, 240 Trans folk have been victims of fatal violence in the United States, 76% of
whom identified as Black Trans Women and 74% of whom were murdered by a family member,
friend, intimate partner, or acquaintance. In November 2021, Texas was officially named the
most lethal state for trans folk, surpassing all other states with Florida and Louisiana in tow. The
prevalence of violence and targeting of TQLGB+ folk of color has continued to go unaddressed
by mainstream media, leaving the names, lives, and legacies of these loved and valued
individuals buried under racism, sexism, hatred, and ignorance.
At The Mahogany Project, we know that community is the lifeblood of social change and see
intentional and unapologetic love and joy as a cornerstone of our communal strength. Founded
in 2017 by Vernis McFarland III, The Mahogony Project aims to reduce social isolation, stigma,
and acts of injustice in TQLGB+ communities of color. This year we have extended our impact to
include a safe space for collaboration, community activism, and local advocacy campaigns. We
are looking to hire an Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator to support our
internal operations and community-based programs and events.

ABOUT THE ROLE: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Community engagement is central to the work we do at The Mahagony Project. From
answering phone calls, responding to emails, and connecting with folks at in-person meetings
or information sessions, our work is all done with love for ourselves, our community, and our
mission. As the Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for
ensuring that our office is effectively and efficiently run during our hours of operation and
supporting programming in the Houston Area. (ex: attending local coalition meetings and
tabling at community-specific events).

 

OVERVIEW OF GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing courteous administrative support during hours of operation, including but not
    limited to answering phone calls, emails, and messages, scheduling meetings, and
    coordinating office visits, filing sensitive paperwork, preparing materials for distribution.
  • Maintaining a neat and well-structured office by ensuring safety measures are followed,
    equipment is appropriately managed, submitting maintenance requests, processing
    inventory and item drop-offs in a timely fashion, keeping track of stocked items to
    determine inventory level, anticipating supply needs, and placing and expediting orders for
    programming, local events, mail out campaigns, etc.
  • Collaborating with the Executive Director and program staff to ensure The Mahagony
    Project is represented at relevant local events and keeping its promise to the community by
    raising awareness for, advocating for, educating, and empowering folk in the TQLGB+
    community. Please note: these events may happen outside of traditional office hours and
    may require some limited travel up to 30% of the time.

 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Our hope is to hire a culturally competent and responsive individual with strong ties to the local
TQLGB+ community. As this is a new role on a growing team, we need someone comfortable
motivating themselves to take action where needed, maintaining integrity in their work with
minimal supervision. Specific skills necessary for this role include the ability to organize physical
and digital information and collateral, manage multiple forms of communication, process
inventory, and communicate with folks from various backgrounds and with varying needs. The
software used daily in this role includes Slack, MONDAY, Google Suite, and Zoom, and
proficiency in using these platforms is required. Additionally, looking for the completion of a
school diploma or equivalent education certificate, 1-3 years of administrative assistant
experience, a valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance.

 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
The Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator’s financial compensation is $37k – $42k.
The final offer shared with applicants will be decided based on experience and opportunities for
growth and development. The salary will be provided in conjunction with the following benefits
for full-time staff members:

  • $900/annually – Marketplace Healthcare Reimbursement
  • $500/annually – Health & Wellness Stipend
  • $50/monthly – Stipend for Phone usage or access to a company phone
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel outside of the Greater Houston Area
  • Annual Membership to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • No-Cost Professional Development Trainings

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the Program Manager position and your
resume to info@themahoganyproject.org. Please use the following format for the file name
and subject line: “First Name Last Name_Admin + PC.”

Please note: This job is full-time with the benefits mentioned above. We do not provide
employee-sponsored medical, dental, vision, etc., and encourage staff to utilize personal
insurance and/or the American Care Act Market Place for coverage.

For questions or more information about this career and volunteer opportunities, email us at
info@themahoganyproject.org, and be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date on
our work and world!

The Mahogany Project Inc. (TMP Inc) is looking for spirited individuals to join our team, with opportunities to
work hands-on in Houston or remote from home. The individual must be willing to uphold the mission and
vision of the organization and be ready to work with members of Transgender, Nonbinary, and other genderexpansive individuals and people living with HIV or AIDS.
TMP Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit in Houston, TX aiming to reduce social isolation, stigma, and acts of
injustice in TQLGB+ communities. We raise awareness and advocate for the expansion of social, health, and
education services that are inclusive of all. Educate local communities on how to navigate resources and bring
them back to their community—at the same time, coordinating social and educational activities to improve,
impact, and engage with the community members.
Success in this role requires an individual to perform each essential duty in a timely and detailed manner. The
requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for an internship with TMP
Inc. Each intern has additional conditions specific to its type. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A minimum of 20 hrs./week is required for this position.
  • Must have access to a computer and internet.
  • Must have experience with G-Suites, Slack, Basecamp, MailChimp, Monday.com, or the willingness to learn.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work with limited supervision and produce high-quality work.
  • Have the willingness to work between teams and support.
  • Takes ownership and responsibility of projects and tasks.
  • Organized and detail-oriented self-starter with a professional demeanor
  • Highly focused and results-oriented: identify goals, set priorities, resolve issues, and extract data.

 

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Our hope is to hire a culturally competent and responsive individual with strong ties to the local
TQLGB+ community. As this is a new role on a growing team, we need someone comfortable
motivating themselves to take action where needed, maintaining integrity in their work with
minimal supervision. Specific skills necessary for this role include the ability to organize physical
and digital information and collateral, manage multiple forms of communication, process
inventory, and communicate with folks from various backgrounds and with varying needs. The
software used daily in this role includes Slack, MONDAY, Google Suite, and Zoom, and
proficiency in using these platforms is required. Additionally, looking for the completion of a
school diploma or equivalent education certificate, 1-3 years of administrative assistant
experience, a valid driver’s license, and current automobile insurance.

 

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
The Administrative Assistant and Program Coordinator’s financial compensation is $37k – $42k.
The final offer shared with applicants will be decided based on experience and opportunities for
growth and development. The salary will be provided in conjunction with the following benefits
for full-time staff members:

  • $900/annually – Marketplace Healthcare Reimbursement
  • $500/annually – Health & Wellness Stipend
  • $50/monthly – Stipend for Phone usage or access to a company phone
  • Mileage reimbursement for travel outside of the Greater Houston Area
  • Annual Membership to the LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • No-Cost Professional Development Trainings

Interns will report directly to the executive director of TMP Inc. and will be required to submit hours monthly
with a work report.
To apply, submit a copy of a most recent transcript (official or unofficial), letter of recommendation, resume
or CV, and a short essay (not to exceed 500 words) on a current social justice issue relevant to The Mahogany
Project Inc.’s work.

Submit all documents info@themahoganyproject.org