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Open Positions

GLAD is at the cutting edge of the historic fight for full equality and justice. Through impact litigation, education and public policy work, GLAD's precedent-setting work has established anti-discrimination laws for transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual people and protected the rights of those with HIV throughout New England.

GLAD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. GLAD is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV.

Core Values

GLAD has a commitment to communication, diversity, team work, results orientation, and collaboration and has classified these as core values that are integral to fulfilling our mission. The core values apply to all levels and positions in the organization. Each employee is encouraged to find ways to integrate the core values in their day to day work.

  • Communicates in a clear, concise manner, communicates effectively verbally and in writing as required; and learns through listening.
  • Promotes diversity at GLAD through practice and example and seeks ways to foster diversity within the framework of the position.
  • Works in a team dynamic demonstrating leadership, offers good "followship", offers insight, and shows flexibility in all areas.
  • Creates results, meets deadlines, completes tasks in a timely manner, is dependable and accountable for his/her work and requests help for tasks as needed.
  • Collaborates well across job lines, increases lines of communication and fosters cooperation among departments and outside organizations.

Posted October 9, 2014

Assistant Director of Development

The Assistant Director of Development will play a leadership role in an organization at the epicenter of work for full civil rights for the LGBT and HIV-positive community.  As part of a seven-person development team during a time of tremendous growth and opportunity, the Assistant Director will create and facilitate growth by overseeing: (1) the acquisition and renewal of mid-level and other identified donors; (2) the supervision and engagement of select development staff; (3) direct response and electronic mail programs; (4) foundation fundraising; (5) corporate engagement and relations; (6) database functionalities; and (7) special events.  The Assistant Director will also maintain an individual portfolio of donors as the primary relationship manager and assist the Director of Development in departmental strategic planning and staff management.

Responsibilities
  1. Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising priorities, meeting financial goals, and carrying out development objectives and priorities for entire organization.
  2. Manage, supervise, and motivate special events, foundation, and database staff.
  3. Provide leadership and guidance in developing a strategic and integrated approach (including use of electronic and social media platforms) to increase GLAD’s annual fund strategies for mid-level donors, direct response and electronic mail, personal solicitations, corporate relations, and special events.
  4. Manage a portfolio of low and mid-level donors with tracking through a moves management program and as a relationship manager.
  5. Take a leadership role in identifying, acquiring, cultivating and stewarding GLAD Partners at the $500 - $5,000 level using mail, phone and personal solicitations.  Coordinate Board, volunteer, and staff phone calls and solicitations. 
  6. Identify new donors and engagement opportunities for current donors (of any level) to increase funding.
  7. Strategize and implement ways to engage young professionals.
  8. In consultation with the Director of Development, plan and engage in solicitation, cultivation, recognition, and stewardship of donors at all levels.
  9. Analyze, plan, design, and direct electronic and social media fundraising strategies. 
  10. Oversee and guide special events with a focus on leadership sponsors. Ensure strategic use of events to identify, cultivate, and steward donors at all levels. 
  11. Ensure that internal systems run smoothly and efficiently.
  12. Participate in strategic planning for the development department.
Qualifications

The successful candidate will have 4 or more years of development experience with a demonstrated track record in the following areas: staff supervision, engagement, and motivation; growing small and mid-level donors; direct solicitation and closing of gifts; oversight and execution of “moves and relationship management programs;” special events; direct response mail; on-line giving; foundation and corporate relations; and the strategic use of social media in fundraising.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and planning skills, facility in written and oral communication, and strong leadership skills to bring to a team-oriented environment.  Demonstrated ability to work with other departments – namely Public Affairs and Education, Finance, and Legal ̶ and   ability to take initiative and follow-through on implementation in a fast-paced environment is a must. Computer proficiency, fundraising database skills (Raisers Edge preferred), attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines, set priorities, and maintain confidentialities are also critical.  Knowledge of, and familiarity with, the New England area and lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender and HIV issues and organizations is preferred.  Ability and willingness to travel in New England required.

Reports to

Director of Development

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits include health, dental and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with employer contribution; three weeks’ vacation; and supportive and friendly work environment dedicated to groundbreaking achievement for the LGBT and HIV communities. 

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume via e-mail (no phone calls) to Thomas Leavitt, Director of Development: tleavitt@glad.org.  Include the words “Assistant Director of Development” in the subject line.

Only applications with both a cover letter and a resume will be considered.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Posted October 2, 2014

Development and Operations Assistant

The Development & Operations Assistant splits their time between the Development and Finance & Operations departments.  Responsible for key support to the organization, including gift and acknowledgement, reception (phone and front desk coverage), general office management, light bookkeeping and clerical support and other administrative tasks & special projects.  

Responsibilities

Development:

  • Enter and update gifts, pledges, and other donor information in Raiser’s Edge in an accurate and timely fashion.
  • Produce donor acknowledgment letters.
  • Work with Database Manager to ensure that the donor database is accurate and up to date.
  • Maintain event-related data in the donor database as needed.
  • Assist with donor research
  • Perform other tasks as needed to carry out fundraising objectives and priorities for the entire organization

Operations:

  • Provide phone and front desk coverage, ensuring that all callers and guests are greeted courteously and are assisted in a timely manner
  • Manage and supervise all office orders and deliveries (office supplies, etc.)
  • Ensure reception area and surrounding common spaces are kept neat and organized
    • Maintain and manage shared resources, such as the conference rooms, fax, copiers and other equipment
    • Serve as first line of service for troubleshooting: phones, printers, facility issues and some routine IT issues
    • Learn to use and provide training for the phone management software & system
    • Mail bill payments and file paid invoices; enter receipts and other information into accounting software
  • Assist CFO and Accounting Manager with special projects.
  • Provide support to the Operations Manager (compose and communicate general announcements to staff, recruit and manage interns & volunteers working in the administration department.
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications

The ideal candidate should: have experience in a professional office setting, have the ability to take direction and ask questions, show initiative and follow-through in a fast-paced environment, and have a welcoming and professional demeanor and good written and verbal communication skills. Must be organized with demonstrated computer proficiency with programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel. Development experience, knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other donor software or QuickBooks a plus.

Reports to

Senior Manager of Administration & Operations for Operations; Database Manager for Development tasks.

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits include health, dental and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with employer contribution; three weeks’ vacation; and supportive and friendly work environment dedicated to groundbreaking achievement for the LGBT and HIV communities.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume via e-mail to

Beth Grierson

Senior Manager of Operations and Administration

bgrierson@glad.org.

Please include the words “Development and Operations Assistant” in the subject line.

Only applications with both a cover letter and a resume will be considered.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Posted October 1, 2014

Public Affairs Assistant (Half-time)

GLAD’s Public Affairs and Education Department aids GLAD’s legal work and the extension of LGBT legal rights through education, outreach, and media relations.  As the central administrative support for the department, the Public Affairs Assistant will report to the director, but will regularly work with every member of the department.

Responsibilities

Administrative

  • Staff reception
  • Interact with vendors such as printers, designers, advertising outlets, mailhouses, photographers
  • Copying, faxing, filing, and data entry
  • Handle processing of department’s invoices and credit card receipts
  • Make travel arrangements, book rooms, handle meeting logistics.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

Media relations

  • Track LGBT and GLAD press coverage
  • Assist in the production of press materials
  • Distribute press releases as needed
  • Assist with logistics of press conferences

Education & Outreach

  • Assist with administrative tasks in the organizing of events
  • Assist with production of marketing materials

Electronic Communications

  • Assist in preparation of electronic newsletter
  • Assist in preparation and writing of email communications
  • Organize and maintain GLAD’s collection of electronic images
  • Update GLAD’s social network pages on request
Qualifications
  • College degree and/or two years administrative experience.
  • Personable and professional manner.
  • Excellent organizational abilities: setting priorities, meeting deadlines, managing work flow and paper flow, paying attention to detail; handling multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with database management. Experience with design software a plus.
  • Ability to work on a team, take initiative, follow through, and communicate questions, problems, project progress and completion. 
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Strong written communications.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting the LGBT and HIV-positive communities a plus.
Reports to

Director of Public Affairs and Education

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include vacation, holiday and sick time on a pro-rated basis, and eligibility to participate in GLAD’s FSA, 401(k) and pre-tax MBTA programs. This position is also eligible to purchase health and dental insurance through GLAD’s plan. This is a half-time position.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume by email to:

Carisa Cunningham, Director of Public Affairs

ccunningham@glad.org

Put “Public Affairs Assistant” in the subject line, please.

Only applications with both a cover letter and a resume will be considered.  No phone calls, please.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Posted July 15, 2014

Executive Director

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (“GLAD”), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing social justice and civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people and people living with HIV through impact litigation, advocacy and public education, is seeking an Executive Director. Based in Boston and working throughout the New England region on issues of national impact, GLAD is transforming the legal and policy landscape in its pursuit of equality and empowerment for people facing discrimination because of their HIV status, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation.

As a values-based, mission-driven organization with a serious commitment to excellence and sustainable results, GLAD has earned a reputation unrivaled in the LGBT community as a courageous, credible, collaborative and content-savvy champion for social justice for LGBT and HIV-infected people. With a staff of 30 and an annual budget of about $3.5 million, GLAD consistently and modestly “punches above its weight,” and its achievements are the envy of better-resourced organizations. The next Executive Director should reflect these same GLAD values, mission, and commitment to excellence and demonstrate the same characteristics of courage, collaboration, credibility, and content that set GLAD apart.

GLAD is looking for a leader for the future. The organization has achieved enviable success in litigating, educating and advocating for marriage in the six New England states, in challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), in securing health coverage and employment protections for people with HIV and for transgender individuals, and for securing civil rights for youth and elders facing discrimination. However, GLAD is not looking for an Executive Director to revel in past successes, but to work with the GLAD Board, staff and other stakeholders to develop a vision and strategies for the next phase in the on-going struggle to achieve equality and empowerment for all. The successful candidate will have experience leading an enterprise through strategic change and attracting the financial and human resources necessary to implement those strategies. The Executive Director of GLAD will have an unparalleled opportunity to raise the visibility and broaden the support for GLAD beyond its current core of loyalists. A successful Executive Director will leverage GLAD’s reputation, past successes, human resources, and institutional knowledge to advance an agenda of justice for all in the courts, in the legislatures, in the media and in the hearts and minds of the public. GLAD seeks an Executive Director with an appetite and passion for pursuing a human rights agenda that is expansive and inclusive.

Applications, inquiries, and nominations should be submitted to Isaacson, Miller via links on their website.

Tim McFeeley is leading the search with Karla Saunders.

GLAD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. GLAD is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV.

Responsibilities

See details at Isaacson, Miller

Qualifications

See details at Isaacson, Miller

Reports to

Board of Directors

Compensation

See details at Isaacson, Miller

How to Apply

See details at Isaacson, Miller

Ongoing

Internships

Interns are hired on an academic schedule — for the entire school year, an individual semester, or the summer. Summer internships are full time; academic year internships are part time (10-15 hrs/wk). All GLAD internships are unpaid.

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