Education Manager

Rainbow Center
2215 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA



The Rainbow Center (RC) was established in 1997 with the goal of providing a safe resource referral and gathering space for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied community. That mission is just as pertinent now as it was then. In the community we provide education resources, act as advocates and work to celebrate our unique histories. 

As a community center, the RC provides outreach and education on LGBTQ cultural competency, advocacy services for victims of crimes, and volunteer opportunities. We also provide meeting space for several community partners and host the annual Tacoma Pride Festival.

Over 100 people from all different backgrounds make use of the RC on a weekly basis, with visitors predominantly from Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Thurston counties. Please look online for more information

The Rainbow Center is a proudly queer, anti-racist, affirmative action employer. Our commitment is to provide and sustain an inclusive and diverse work environment that reflects the community we serve. All employment decisions at the Rainbow Center are based on community needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. LGBTQ people, people of color, people with disabilities and other underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.



The Education Manager provides direct educational services to community members who have a desire to be educated about how to be a better ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, the Education Manager provides oversight to contractors, and when properly resourced, education support staff. The education Manager creates the curriculum to be used for educational purposes, and keeps that curriculum protected, given that the intellectual property belongs to Rainbow Center. Work (trainings and all other activities) may be in-person or virtual, depending on the needs of the organization being trained.

The Education Manager is responsible for the following: 

  • Providing direct educational training to groups of individuals.
  • Marketing the program to employers and community groups.
  • Development of curriculum for RC’s general training and you education programming.
  • Develop webinars to be licensed to organizations for their use for limited timeframes.
  • Supervise contract Teaching Artists and any staff assigned to the Education Department.
  • Integrating diverse teaching styles and recognition of different cognitive approaches to education.
  • Represent RC in stakeholder groups- especially when groups define themselves as education, culture, or arts.
  • Attend weekly team and staff meetings.
  • Respond to inquiries, phone calls, and e-mail in a timely and responsive manner.
  • Provides general assistance to larger scale RC programs to include but not limited to Tacoma Pride Festival and the annual Black & White Gayla.
  • Agrees to be the “Manager of the Day” one afternoon per week to assist the advocacy program with space management and community members who may need additional support during community hours.
  • Is part of the RC management team and can be called upon to represent the organization as needed.
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, maintaining and administering education budget.
  • As part of the RC staff team, model and maintain a safe and respectful environment during center drop-in hours and ensure that RC visitors and volunteers are welcomed and cared for and follow established rules and boundaries.
  • Develop and present culturally competent and intersectional educational activities, curricula, and training programs for the larger community around issues related to LGBTQ individuals.
  • Research and identify educational needs regarding LGBTQ issues in the community.
  • Develop and implement evaluation and tracking tools that can be utilized to record and measure the effectiveness of educational activities and aide in the implementation of new educational opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or related field.
  • Ability to develop educational curriculum specific to LGBTQ+ awareness.
  • Demonstrated experience with providing educational services to the public.
  • Demonstrated experience, ability, and desire to work competently with the LGBTQ+ community of varying socioeconomic classes, identities, and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member and work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Google products such as Gmail, Google docs, etc.
  • Understanding of and commitment to working with older LGBTQ, transgender people of color, intersectional communities, and LGBTQ veterans.



  • Working knowledge and experience with the transgender/gender non-conforming community and individuals.
  • Persons who are bilingual and multicultural, identifying with the Latinx, or African American Community.



Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm typically with some evenings and weekend hours. This is a full time salaried exempt position with full benefits.



$60,000- $70,000 annually DOQ



Rainbow Center Executive Director



Rainbow Center
Attn: Executive Director
2215 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402 

Or email to: Write ‘Education Manager position’ in the subject line. Attach Cover Letter and Resume.          

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and only applicants with the required qualifications will be contacted for follow up. Position will remain open until filled. LGBTQ people, people of color, people with disabilities, people with alternative immigration status, women, and other underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.


Candidates for employment at Rainbow Center (RC) should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality, sexual orientation, and gender identity are an integral part of our day-to-day community interactions. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions, and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at RC.