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Donor Relations Manager
Anchorage, Alaska
ACLU of Alaska
Anchorage, AK


Los Angeles, California
It Gets Better Project
Los Angeles, CA


Program Assistant
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
CenterLink, The Community of LGBT Centers
Fort Lauderdale, FL

New York

Director of Public Policy
New York
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
New York, NY
Testing Counselor
Albany, New York
Alliance for Positive Health
Albany, NY
Provider Network Representative - Field
New York, New York
Amida Care
New York, NY
Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Project Director (Remote)
New York, New York
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
New York, NY

North Carolina

Manager of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
Charlotte, North Carolina
Girls on the Run International
Charlotte, NC


Program Coordinator
Staunton, Virginia
LGBT Technology Institute
Staunton, VA

Donor Relations Manager

Anchorage, Alaska

Is remote? Yes

ACLU of Alaska
Anchorage, AK


Posted: March 28, 2023

Contact Information

Name: Laura Herman, Director of Strategic Development
Phone: 907-258-0044

Link to posting:

Job Description

Position Overview:

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska seeks a Donor Relations Manager who is dynamic, mission-driven, and committed to advancing the civil rights and liberties of the people of Alaska. This position will be responsible for growing the ACLU of Alaska’s mid and community level donor portfolio, and work closely with the Development team to create a Community Centered Fundraising development strategy. The Donor Relations Manager will report to the Director of Strategic Development and its pay range is between $55,000 and $65,000.    

 Core Responsibilities: 


  • Manage mid-level and prospect donor portfolio
    • Manage a portfolio of 75–100 mid-level donors and prospects.
    • Create comprehensive donor cultivation, solicitation, and retention strategies, including developing financial goals.
    • Identify major donor prospects and create individual donor strategies, including direct engagement with donors and prospects.
    • Assist in crafting and implementing donor outreach strategies.
    • Track portfolio activity, communication, progress and create reports as required.
    • Maintain and update Salesforce donor database and other donor data reporting tools.
    • Staff donor call time with the Strategic Development Director and Executive Director.
    • Re-establish contact with lapsed donors and former board members.
    • Provide support to senior staff in preparation for solicitation or stewardship opportunities.
    • Pull reports and track interactions with donors to measure progress to set goals, including facilitating a 6-week portfolio review with development staff.


  • Financial systems management
    • Review and manage ACLU Revenue Reconciliation process.
    • Work with the Operations Manager to coordinate bank deposits and other related financial tasks.
    • Maintain financial and fraud prevention systems.
    • Manage the ACLU of Alaska’s charitable gaming permit, including reports and relationships with pull-tab operators.


  • Manage donor engagement opportunities
    • Serve as primary point of contact for ACLU of Alaska low level donors.
    • Maintain timely working knowledge of ACLU of Alaska and ACLU national programmatic priorities and issues to inform donor communications.
    • Assist in planning and implementation of donor events.
    • Assist in communicating to donors on ACLU issues and key organizational developments.
    • Identify creative ideas for engagement with donors including new ways of communicating.


  • Assist with grant application and management
    • Identify new opportunities for funding for the ACLU of Alaska.
    • Provide support on grant proposal development and reporting.

For more information, including compensation range, visit the job posting at



Los Angeles, California

Is remote? Yes

It Gets Better Project
Los Angeles, CA


Posted: February 17, 2023

Contact Information

Name: Careers

Link to posting:

Job Description


Reports to: Social Media Manager

Salary: $58,500 - $64,500

Probation: 30 days/1 month

Location: Remote Position (HQ in Los Angeles, CA)

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental (covered 100%)


Position Summary. The Communications Coordinator will work closely with the Social Media Manager and the Director, Communications and PR on creating and implementing a social media strategy to effectively reach and engage Spanish speaking audiences in the United States and abroad. Additionally, this position will collaborate with the Social Media Manager on curating content for It Gets Better’s main English-language social media channels and for

  • Create and maintain a social media calendar for It Gets Better Español initiatives and other It Gets Better Spanish language content. 
  • Work with Social Media Manager on translation of It Gets Better social media campaigns and posts for Spanish speaking audiences.
  • Maintain a dual language presence on It Gets Better’s primary social media channels and on while maintaining existing Spanish social media channels. 
  • Writing and creation of Spanish language content for 
  • Work alongside Comms and PR team when pitching Spanish language media and translating content for Spanish speaking audiences. 
  • Research and implement strategies around launch of additional Spanish language social media channels, including platforms not currently utilized by It Gets Better. 
  • Review and edit Spanish-language content for video translations, press releases, and for
  • Identify and engage with popular Spanish speaking influencers and creators to collaborate with on social media channels. 
  • Daily monitoring of comments for hate speech on all social media channels. 
  • Scanning news headlines for upbeat content of interest to LGBTQ+ youth for sharing on It Gets Better Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.
  • Work with Social Media Manager on reporting social media numbers, fulfilling brand partner social media deliverables, and scheduling posts as necessary.



  • Strong commitment to the It Gets Better Project’s mission to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe.
  • Candidate must be fluent in English and Spanish and have strong verbal communication and writing skills in both languages. 
  • Strong writing, spelling, and communication skills that can appeal to a variety of audiences, with a focus on Gen Z LGBTQ+ youth and the people who support them. 
  • Working knowledge of current LGBTQ+ terms, proper pronoun usage, gender and sexuality language in both English and Spanish. 
  • Experience with online community management, i.e. responding to comments in an organization-appropriate way, dealing with trolls, blocking/hiding where necessary, etc
  • Have an eye for emerging voices representing diverse communities (BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, etc.)
  • Comfortable working with LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-18. 
  • Basic graphic design skills with knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator a plus!


TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to


Program Assistant

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Is remote? Yes

CenterLink, The Community of LGBT Centers
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Posted: March 1, 2023

Contact Information


Job Description


Program Assistant


Position:  Program Assistant

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Date: March 1, 2023

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Overview:  The Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative support to ActionLink, HealthLink, YouthLink and Leadership Institute team members for their activities to support, strengthen, and connect CenterLink’s network of member LGBTQ+ community centers. The Program Assistant provides administrative duties to support the team in working efficiently, within budget, and to ensure impact.


Job Description:


  • Assist in the planning and overseeing of network calls, webinars, trainings, and conferences including online registration and communications with registrants
  • Support program staff in communications with center staff and project partners
  • Assist Administrative Manager in maintaining database of member and partner contacts
  • Assist Grants Manager in keeping track of reporting and invoicing for grant recipients and contract managers
  • Gather, manage, and track progress on pass-through grant/project deliverables
  • Set up and monitor Google alerts, forwarding anything relevant to the appropriate staff person
  • In partnership with program staff, maintain an up-to-date national online resource portal of program examples, policies, and procedures
  • Monitor social media profiles, create, share and repost content
  • Provide non-technical web support for Q Chat Space (, imi (, and relevant program pages on CenterLink’s website (
  • Support program directors in the creation of project documentation, plans, and regular reports
  • Prepare check requests for vendors
  • Compile and send bulk mailings
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Demonstrated ability to execute various administrative duties efficiently
  • Demonstrated ability in project management (planning, organizing, prioritizing work and follow-through)
  • Excellent time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including web-based research, word processing, database management, non-technical web support, email, and Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience using social media for professional purpose
  • Ability to learn how to use new software
  • Strong interpersonal skills in interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Clear inclination for customer service approach and attitude
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ rights
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with people from a variety of races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, educational levels, religions, genders, and ages
  • Ability to travel (anticipated 3-4 times per year)



  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent AND two years of administrative experience.


Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring range for this position has been established at $42,000 - $47,500 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. CenterLink provides generous leave, health plans, life insurance, flex spending accounts, remote work expense stipend, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. In addition, this position allows for a flexible schedule and remote-work accommodation. We also commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.


This position is a remote position.

How to Apply:

If you’re interested in joining our team, please submit the following via email with the subject line “Application for Program Assistant” to by April 5, 2023:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in CenterLink
    • Include how your experience has prepared you for this role
  • Your resume

People of color and those who identify within the trans community are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

No calls or agencies, please.

CenterLink does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

About CenterLink:

Mission:  CenterLink strengthens, supports, and connects LGBTQ community centers.

Vision: CenterLink envisions flourishing LGBTQ centers that nurture thriving, healthy, safe communities.

CenterLink was founded in 1994 as a member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBTQ community centers.  The organization plays an essential role in supporting the growth of LGBTQ centers and addressing the challenges they face, by helping them to improve their organizational and service delivery capacity and increase access to public resources. Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CenterLink works with other national organizations to advance the rights of LGBTQ individuals and to provide LGBTQ community centers with information and analysis of critical issues.

Serving over 300 LGBTQ community centers across the country in 46 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as centers in Canada, China, Mexico, Uganda, and Australia, CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBTQ centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services. We base our efforts on the belief that LGBTQ community centers are primary change agents in the national movement working toward the liberation and empowerment of LGBTQ people. Serving over 2 million people annually, they are the heart and soul of the LGBTQ movement and are vital to our current well-being and dreams for the future.  Whether they provide direct services, educate the public or organize for social change, community centers work more closely with their LGBTQ constituency and engage more community leaders and decision-makers than any other LGBTQ network in the country.

A fundamental goal of our mission is to help build the capacity of centers to meet the social, cultural, health, and political advocacy needs of LGBTQ community members across the country.  CenterLink also acts as a voice for LGBTQ community centers in national grassroots organizing, coalition building, and social activism in order to strengthen and build a unified center movement.



Director of Public Policy

New York

Is remote? Yes

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
New York, NY


Posted: February 26, 2023

Contact Information

Name: Maxwell Scales, Deputy Executive Director
Phone: 646.993.1682

Link to posting:

Job Description

About Us 
Founded in 2003, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) is a national organization committed to advancing justice and equity for transgender and non-binary people through impact litigation, direct legal services, advocacy, and public education. TLDEF’s Legal Programs currently include the Impact Litigation Project, Name Change Project, and Trans Health Project. Last year, TLDEF won two landmark cases in the South concerning trans access to health insurance coverage, brought lawsuits against two jail systems about abuse of trans people in their custody, and advocated for greater access to name changes and government identification in multiple states. And we’re just getting started.

Position Overview
TLDEF seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Public Policy to lead our inaugural Public Policy Department. The successful candidate will develop and lead TLDEF’s policy agenda to advance legal equity for transgender people in alignment with the Strategic Plan and current priorities. The position will be responsible for leading TLDEF’s legislative, administrative, and advocacy matters with a primary focus on states in the Midwest and South and some strategic federal engagement. This role will also involve regular engagement with a wide range of cross-movement advocates, attorneys, and policy/lawmakers to advance TLDEF’s agenda in a variety of forums, building and nurturing relationships with new and existing partners, and elevating the voices and leadership of transgender people. The successful candidate will have a well-rounded background in all aspects of policy and advocacy development and possess a strong working knowledge of the LGBTQ+ movement, particularly at the state level. The Director of Public Policy will report to the Deputy Executive Director and is expected to supervise staff, fellows, and interns with future support secured by the organization.

Leadership & Management

  • With the Executive Director, lead the development, oversight, and implementation of TLDEF’s policy and advocacy agenda with a primary focus on state-based work in the Midwest and South. Ensure alignment of TLDEF’s policy agenda and strategies with the organization’s Strategic Plan and legal advocacy priorities.
  • Serve as a member of TLDEF’s Senior Team and work closely with senior staff in the creation and monitoring of both department-specific and organization-wide systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Regularly advise Senior Team members on key policy and advocacy developments, news, and events. Collaborate with the Executive Director, Legal Director, and other program directors as appropriate to develop strategic responses.
  • Develop and oversee adherence to annual departmental budgets; partner with the Deputy Executive Director and Senior Team members to address and reconcile budgetary changes.
  • Hire, train, and supervise department employees, fellows, and interns; deliver Board and staff trainings about organization-wide policy and advocacy matters.
  • Manage external consultants to support policy and advocacy projects and activities as needed.

 Policy Development

  • Lead the development of TLDEF’s legislative and administrative strategy to advance the organization’s policy priorities with a primary focus on states in the South and Midwest.
  • Cultivate and maintain an extensive roster of high-impact relationships with state lawmakers and members of Congress, the White House, state/federal agency staff, and governors’ offices to influence policy and build support for TLDEF’s priorities.
  • Remain informed on policy matters, including any shifts in direction. Actively advise TLDEF on developments and any strategic response or action required.
  • Monitor legislative activity and the progression of bills in priority states. Produce research and analysis to inform any short and long-term strategic responses.
  • Craft and negotiate model language for legislation and regulations. Lead and coordinate internal efforts for drafting comments on proposed regulations.
  • Lead research and analysis of legislation and laws, and author memos, issue briefs, fact sheets, and testimony among other materials. Collaborate on the development of resources and materials.


  • Closely partner with the program directors (Communications, Legal Programs, Public Education) to develop integrated advocacy strategies across program areas.
  • Build and maintain robust relationships with movement and ally organizations, professional associations, and advocates, with a primary focus on state-based groups.
  • Partner with and advise local, state, and national organizations on emergent or existing policy matters and their specific impacts on transgender and non-binary people.
  • Serve as TLDEF’s lead representative in policy and advocacy coalitions. Track and coordinate staff participation at other coalitions and tables. Build coalitions and partnerships with a range of actors, such as movement organizations, professional associations, and business leaders.
  • Lead the development and execution of programs, campaigns, and initiatives intended to educate and/or mobilize experts, advocates, and community members.
  • Collaborate with communications staff and external partners on messaging, rapid response, and advocacy campaigns to drive audiences toward engagement and mobilization.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Closely work with the Director of Finance & Operations and Deputy Executive Director to manage state/federal lobbying efforts, including all compliance requirements, filing of all LDA reports, any local/state reporting requirements, and ethics disclosures.
  • Serve as a primary spokesperson for policy and advocacy-related press inquiries.
  • Support the development of funding proposals and reports and any donor engagement activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong belief in TLDEF’s mission and the people who are driving the work forward, including a commitment to social, racial, economic, disability, and gender justice.
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant field (i.e., political science, public policy, public affairs, etc.)
  • At least seven (7) years of direct professional experience with progressive responsibilities, either focused in state legislation, government affairs, public policy, or issue-based advocacy or prior political law experience at a law firm or in-house legal department.
  • At least three (3) years of supervisory experience managing more than one (1) direct report and a commitment to mentorship and professional development for employees, fellows, and interns.
  • Strong knowledge of transgender-specific, LGBTQ+, and civil rights laws and policies.
  • Proven experience planning and executing policy and/or advocacy efforts at the state level, particularly in the South and Midwest.
  • Knowledge of legislative, budgeting, agency, and/or rule-making processes.
  • Superior writing, research, and analytical skills.
  • Solid political acumen and experience navigating complex and nuanced environments.
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to manage personally identifiable information and legally privileged information with sensitivity and discretion.
  • Proven stakeholder management experience, including building and managing coalitions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Capable of engaging with a variety of stakeholders in a tactful, positive, and professional manner.
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills.
  • Highly organized and exceptional time management skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities when necessary.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office applications and other tools, such as Asana, Slack, and Zoom.
  • Proficiency with LexisNexis, Legistorm, TrackBill, and/or Westlaw, among other tools.
  • Ability to travel and work outside normal office hours, particularly during state legislative sessions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field (i.e., JD, MPP, MPA, etc.)
  • A license to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction and experience practicing law for at least five (5) years in a field directly relevant to the role.
  • Prior experience working in a government setting, particularly in a legislative or administrative context.
  • Prior experience drafting legislation and/or regulations.
  • Experience engaging with bipartisan and/or conservative audiences.
  • Working knowledge of LGBTQ case law and current legal developments facing transgender and non-binary people.
  • Experience working and/or managing employees in a unionized workplace.

TLDEF acknowledges that applicants from groups that have been historically marginalized are less likely to apply for positions unless they feel that they meet 100% of a job description’s qualifications. We understand that the ideal candidate might not completely meet the criteria listed above or be equally proficient in each area; we especially encourage applicants who are impacted by TLDEF’s work to submit their application anyway.

Salary range is $120,000 to $140,000 depending on experience. TLDEF offers a robust benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid medical, vision, dental, and life insurance; employer contributions to dependent healthcare; employer contributions to 401(k) retirement plan; 15 paid holidays; generous paid time off; sick time; healthcare flex spending account; and pre-tax commuter benefits. 

Special Notes
This is a remote position and is eligible to be specifically located in Washington, DC/National Capital Region, New York City, or the South or Midwest regions. The position will require periodic travel to New York City if based outside of Washington, DC/National Capital Region so applicants must be located within a reasonable distance of a major airport hub.

To ensure the health and safety of TLDEF staff and job applicants, all interviews will be conducted either by phone or video conference.

To Apply
Click here to apply. Submit all of the following required materials: (1) a compelling one-page cover letter explaining your specific interest and qualifications for the position; (2) a resume or curriculum vitae (CV); and (3) three policy writing samples that total no more than 20 pages. Submissions that do not contain all required materials will not be considered. No phone calls or emails, please.

TLDEF is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We wish to build a team that reflects the diversity of our communities. Black people, indigenous people, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex people, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.


Testing Counselor

Albany, New York

Is remote? Yes

Alliance for Positive Health
Albany, NY


Posted: February 3, 2023

Contact Information

Name: Susan Friedman, Director of Human Resources
Phone: 518-322-2031

Link to posting:

Job Description

Job Summary: Conduct HIV, STI, and HCV counseling, testing, referral (CTR) services, and related interventions with designated high-risk target populations. Travel between Alliance for Positive Health five offices to provide CTR services. Assist with monitoring, training, and compliance of department testing projects.


Major Activities:

  1. Incorporate best practices regarding confidentiality into all job duties and communications in accordance with Article 27-F, AFPH policies and procedures and other applicable regulations.
  2. Conduct confidential HIV/syphilis testing, and STI screening, as applicable, in venues serving targeted communities according to NYS DOH guidelines.  Conduct Hepatitis C screening per guidelines.  Conduct comprehensive pre and post test counseling and/or individual level risk reduction counseling sessions to high-risk individuals within the designated communities and settings.
  3. Provide referrals to care, support, and partner services as required by NYSDOH for all positive/reactive results, including follow up to referrals.  Incorporate referrals, regardless of test results, to meet identified client needs. 
  4. Incorporate the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, as applicable, into all aspects of programming.
  5. Conduct weekly quality assurance review of rapid testing temperature, control, walk-in and community testing logs. Communicate identified compliance issues to the supervisor in order to implement corrective action as needed.
  6. Maintain inventory and coordinate ordering of all supplies for testing programs monthly or as needs are identified.
  7. Disinfect testing room and van weekly and collect and store biohazard waste as needed per OSHA guidelines.
  8. Drive the agency mobile van to community testing events as needed.
  9. Maintain accurate records in accordance with New York state regulations and agency protocols.  Maintain documentation and statistics on activities to comply with reporting requirements.
  10. Network with community service providers and businesses serving the target population to increase accessibility of testing services, and maintain and implement effective referral mechanisms.
  11. Remain current on HIV, STIs, hepatitis, substance abuse, and related information.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associates degree in Human Services or related field, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license.
  • Independent means of transportation for extensive travel within 15 county region.
  • Flexibility in hours; may require evenings and weekends.
  • Prior phlebotomy experience a plus. Phlebotomy training will be provided
  • Experience providing HIV testing services in New York State preferred.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, well-organized  
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain strong boundaries within agency and grant guidelines
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds within a climate of mutual respect, inclusion, enrichment, and growth
  • Bilingual a plus.

 Employment Classification:  Full-time, 37.5-hour work week; non-exempt. $19/hour with minimum qualifications 

Added Perks for our employees:

  • 403(b) with employer contributions
  • Free employee Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee assistance program
  • Free Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Hybrid remote work environment (after successfully completing introductory period)
  • Diverse and accepting atmosphere

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Provider Network Representative - Field

New York, New York

Is remote? Yes

Amida Care
New York, NY


Posted: March 3, 2023

Contact Information

Name: Dyane Nunez, Human Resource Recruiter
Phone: 917-451-0314

Link to posting:

Job Description


Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Project Director (Remote)

New York, New York

Is remote? Yes

Funders for LGBTQ Issues
New York, NY


Posted: February 23, 2023

Contact Information

Link to posting:

Job Description

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Job Posting: Grantmakers United for Trans Communities Project Director (Remote)

Reports to: Director of Programs

FLSA: Exempt (Full Time) 

Location: Virtual 

Industry: Philanthropy




Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice. We are a network of funders committed to advancing equity and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ) communities. 


We provide three essential services:

  1. Organize convenings and forums for LGBTQ funders to connect, coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their impact.
  2. Provide training and support services for foundations to help them increase their LGBTQ inclusiveness in grantmaking and internal practices.
  3. Provide up-to-the-minute information, research, and resources on LGBTQ grantmaking to benefit funders and the broader LGBTQ movement.


Funders for LGBTQ Issues is unique in that the organization not only raises funds to support its work but also works to increase resources for the LGBTQ movement, particularly the most under-served communities within the LGBTQ movement, such as LGBTQ people of color, transgender communities, and women. Please visit for more information on our work.


Overview of the Position

In response to long-standing under-funding of trans communities in the United States, Funders for LGBTQ Issues launched Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) in 2017 - a significant initiative designed to increase the scale and impact of funding for transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary communities by shifting the culture of philanthropy to be inclusive and supportive of transgender people, and mainly centering BIPOC Trans GNC (TGNC) individuals. 

The GUTC initiative has three main components:

  • A pledge campaign to raise trans awareness and cultural competency among funders and to galvanize them to action by taking specific steps to increase their funding of TGNC issues as well as their internal trans inclusiveness;
  • A fellowship program to support TGNC leaders working in institutional philanthropy to build the power of transgender people in this sector; and
  • Supporting organizing and collaborative projects among funder networks to provide a space for them to learn from one another and coordinate their efforts to increase funding for transgender communities.


The Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Project Director will play a leadership role in advancing all three components with the broader mission of helping to increase philanthropic support of transgender communities across the United States and its territories. The GUTC Project Director will also play a key role in Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ programs team, working in close collaboration with our Out in the South initiative and our other philanthropic organizing projects. They will also work closely with our research program to inform our research projects and our communications team and assist with development tasks as needed to support fundraising for the initiative.

The GUTC Project Director will supervise consultants and possibly part-time staff devoted to Grantmakers United for Trans Communities.  




Direct the Ongoing GUTC Pledge Campaign

The GUTC Project Director will lead an ongoing campaign for funders to show their support for trans, specifically Black and Brown TGNC communities, and take steps to increase the scale and impact of their trans funding and their internal TGNC  inclusiveness. This work includes:

  • Coordinate an ongoing peer learning network among the foundations to help them meet their pledge goals. This includes leading regular network meetings virtually and in person, designing and presenting trainings for foundations, and working collaboratively with members and TGNC  community organizations to build opportunities for funders to share information, best practices, and resources.
  • Outreach to funders to promote the GUTC Pledge to secure new signatories.
  • Lead ongoing planning and development of GUTC’s mission and goals with key stakeholders invested in increasing the quality and quantity of foundation funding to transgender communities. These stakeholders include major foundation funders of trans communities and TGNC movement leaders. 


Coordinate GUTC Leaders Fellowship Program 

The GUTC Project Director will be the lead coordinator for our annual GUTC Leaders Fellowship. They will be responsible for continuously improving, implementing, and managing the fellowship program. Tasks include:

  • Work with network members, staff, and GUTC Leaders Fellowship alumni to lead goal-setting and priorities for each cycle of the fellowship and to lead the application and selection process for incoming cohorts of fellows each year.
  • Lead all fellowship activities, including delegating, designing, and presenting educational programming for fellows, providing coaching and goal-setting support to select fellows, screening and selecting additional consultants as needed, delegating tasks as needed, and managing the ongoing overall support for fellows.
  • With stakeholders and fellowship alumni, design and implement additional professional networking and educational programs for alumni and other transgender-identified people working in philanthropy.


Support Funder Organizing & Collaboration

Partnering with other staff, the GUTC Project Director will help lead the organization’s ongoing efforts to organize funders to work together to increase the scope and scale of foundation support of transgender communities in the United States and its territories. Task include:

  • Co-lead regular planning meetings and retreats with funders invested in supporting transgender communities to design and implement campaigns and other strategies to increase overall foundation support. 
  • Keep track of priorities and commitments to help to partner funders stay on track toward their shared goals.
  • Outreach to potential new funders and their staff to participate in organizing projects. This includes cultivating and managing relationships with a diverse range of foundations and their staff.


Contribute to the Funders for LGBTQ Issues Team

The GUTC Project Director will be an integral member of the Funders for LGBTQ Issues programs team and of the larger organization. Tasks include:

  • Frequent communication with team program members, including helping to lead team planning meetings and retreats to align work plans, strategies, and goals.
  • With our communications staff, assist in communicating progress towards GUTC’s goals to the larger organization and to our network members, including speaking to the media as requested.
  • Contribute to overall organizational culture-building and justice work to help continue to make Funders for LGBTQ Issues a great place to be and to work for everyone.




  • Significant experience, broad understanding, and commitment to people, social justice values, and, ideally, in-depth knowledge of at least one sub-population or issue, such as LGBTQ poverty, HIV/AIDS and health issues, systemic violence against TGNC people, and advocating for BIPOC TGNC communities.
  • Boldness in moving resources and finding joy in TGNC liberation 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and practices.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships among partners with varying levels of positional power. 
  • Experience assisting and mentoring others to achieve their goals and dreams.
  • Resilience and self-preservation in the face of pervasive transphobia, racism, sexism, and cissexism in the larger philanthropic sector.
  • A strong commitment to social justice combined with a pragmatic, problem-solving approach and an openness to understanding and engaging people and institutions representing diverse viewpoints and theories of change.
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and deadlines while advancing long-term organizational goals.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a small and highly motivated team.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and deadlines while advancing long-term goals.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of equivalent experience; non-profit experience preferred. 
  • Excellent sense of humor.



This role is remote to the continental US. Our New York City-based offices have contracted since the pandemic, but New York City-based staff are working permanently remotely. FLGBTQI has a four-day, 32-hour work week, and our offices are closed on Fridays. All staff is given the opportunity for an office rental $350 monthly stipend. All staff receives a monthly stipend of $100 for internet and cell phone. 



Periodically, employees engage in work travel. Such work travel is voluntary, with the full understanding of the health and safety risks involved. FLGBTQI shall not be responsible for any and all potential exposure to COVID-19 as a result of employment with FLGBTQI. Normal travel for this position is 20%. This is expected to resume at this pre-pandemic level during 2023. 



FLGBTQI mandates full vaccinations for all employees except for employees with valid medical waivers from a licensed physician. As such, verifying an employee’s vaccination status may be considered a condition precedent of employment. FLGBTQI shall make reasonable accommodations and document such reasonable accommodations, including a record of documentation relied upon, in the event that an exemption is granted with respect to FLGBTQI's vaccination policy.

To be considered fully vaccinated, employees must have received the updated requisite rounds of the CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccinations as follows:

  • Two weeks after receiving their second dose in a two-dose series, the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines plus the accompanying booster shot.
  • OR two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine, the Johnson & Johnson's vaccine plus the accompanying booster shot.



The salary is $98,000. Excellent benefits, including full medical health reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contributions, and a generous vacation schedule. Flexible work hours are friendly for balancing work and personal obligations. 

Funders for LGBTQ Issues value mentorship and leadership development and will work with the hired candidate to identify opportunities to support their professional growth in philanthropy and beyond. 


The organization is currently reviewing and updating its total compensation policy to include a PayScale Equity Calculator Tool. This addresses salary gaps in pay equity and designs a pay scale that embodies organizational principles and culture. 



To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to the GUTC Project Director position on our career page at Due to the expected high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone inquiries.


Funders for LGBTQ Issues is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building the leadership of people of color, women, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals. Funders for LGBTQ Issues does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.


Manager of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

Charlotte, North Carolina

Is remote? Yes

Girls on the Run International
Charlotte, NC


Posted: March 2, 2023

Contact Information

Name: L Burleson, HR Coordinator
Phone: 7044087667

Link to posting:

Job Description

Job Title: Manager of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) 

Location: Remote* 

Reports To: Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Belonging 

FLSA Status: Exempt, Salaried 


Girls on the Run International is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-bsed curriculum which creatively integrates running. GOTR is a physical activity-based positive youth development program that is designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical skills and behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. To learn more about our programs and impact, visit:   


We believe that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We warmly welcome the participation of any girl, non-binary, or gender expansive youth in our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, to create programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.    



The Manager of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) is responsible for advancing the organization’s IDEA strategic imperatives across Girls on the Run International (GOTRI) through strategic initiatives and processes. While all GOTR HQ departments and staff contribute to this to this work, the Manager of IDEA will have focused oversight on the organization’s collective work to ensure strategic imperatives are being executed and measured. The Manager of IDEA will also provide strategic guidance and consultation to councils in furthering and measuring their efforts and outcomes at the local level. To see a few of the many ways IDEA work has come to life at Girls on the Run in the last decade, check out the Continual Commitment page on our website. 



This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. 

  • Support the implementation of strategies, solutions, training, tools, and resources, that foster IDEA across the organization. 
  • Partner with senior leadership to monitor the advancement of IDEA strategic imperatives. 
  • Work with senior leaders and departments to provide insights, resources, tools and actions that fuel the progress of the organization’s IDEA strategic imperatives within the context of the overall GOTR mission. 
  • Serve as liaison and consultative support to departments as needed for IDEA-related initiatives. 
  • Partner with cross-functional leaders to critically evaluate initiatives, ensuring that IDEA has been considered in organizational policies, practices, procedures, materials, resources and communications. 
  • Conduct an annual review and assessment of organizational outcomes in alignment with IDEA Strategic Imperatives. 
  • Develop and maintain an organizational IDEA progress dashboard. 
  • Research and pursue alliances with organizations that elevate GOTRI’s commitment to IDEA. 
  • Partner with departments to develop or outsource IDEA-related professional development opportunities, both at GOTR HQ and across the GOTRI network. This may at times include content development and training facilitation.
  • Support the organization’s internal and external communication efforts related to progress and outcomes of IDEA Strategic Imperatives. 
  • Support initiatives or activities that further the organization’s commitment to IDEA within the HR and Belonging department, including but not limited to: serving as liaison to the organization’s employee resource groups, organizational culture-building activities and strategies, and creating spaces for conversation and learning on a wide variety of IDEA-related topics. 


Council Support 

  • Serve as IDEA consultative thought partner to councils to drive the creation and implementation of initiatives that support the organization’s IDEA imperatives. 
  • Proactively provide value to councils through recommendations and operational tactics and put in place appropriate measurements to track efforts and accomplishments.  
  • Work with senior leaders and departments to develop measures to monitor council outcomes. 
  • Implement and manage an IDEA council accountability process and report results to senior leadership. 
  • Partner with departments to create IDEA-related resources and materials to support council operations.


Every member of our staff community is expected to serve as a Girls on the Run role model, exhibiting our core values and working to forward the mission. We commit ourselves to actively developing and nurturing positive relationships across the organization - with staff, council members, donors, and board members.    

*While this position is remote, Girls on the Run strives to provide our staff with opportunities for meaningful in-person connection throughout the year including staff gatherings, professional development opportunities and organization-wide conferences. Employees are always encouraged, and in occasional instances required, to participate in and contribute to these events.   



  • 5+ years of experience leading or significantly contributing to inclusion, diversity, equity and access initiatives in a corporate or non-profit environment. 
  • Demonstrated experience translating a strategic vision into executable strategy and supporting cross-functional teams to deliver measurable outcomes. 
  • Deep awareness and understanding of multiple facets of diversity with a focus on intersectionality: cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, gender, educational, ability, age, sexual orientation, linguistic, professional, and other differences that make us unique. 
  • Systems thinker who has the ability to see where IDEA issues and initiatives intersect with organizational practices.  
  • Strong consultative skills with knowledge of and experience with change models. 
  • Innovative and creative thinker who can thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.  
  • Experience presenting strategic initiatives to senior level management. 
  • Experience in implementing IDEA goals and measuring outcomes at the organizational and division level. 
  • Experience of using data and analytics to drive insight and change. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 


At Girls on the Run, we support and celebrate one another not only as coworkers, but as people. We proudly offer generous and flexible PTO, so that our staff can nurture their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in ways that are personally meaningful to them. In addition, we provide staff with a comprehensive benefits package including company-subsidized medical and dental coverage, vision coverage, life insurance, paid medical leave and a 401K with an employer match. This is a remote, exempt, full-time position at 40 hours per week, offering a compensation range of $64,000 - $66,000 depending on experience.   


Program Coordinator

Staunton, Virginia

Is remote? Yes

LGBT Technology Institute
Staunton, VA


Posted: March 30, 2023

Contact Information

Name: Ellie Bessette, Director of Operations & Finance

Link to posting:

Job Description