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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 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 January 10, 2017

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager shapes and shares the stories of GLAD’s work for justice for all LGBTQ people and people living with HIV.  This person is first and foremost an excellent, experienced writer with the ability to develop stories in multiple styles and for varied audiences.

The Communications Manager works with both the Public Affairs and Education Department and the Development Department to craft and share compelling content that: conveys critical information about GLAD’s legal and advocacy work and the important civil rights issues underlying that work; moves people to a better understanding of the people and communities impacted by those issues; motivates supporters and potential supporters; and educates the public about their rights. The Communications Manager also recommends strategies for packaging and disseminating stories for greatest impact.

This position will play a key role in realizing GLAD’s strategic priorities which include:  approaching our work for LGBTQ equality from an intersectional perspective that includes and elevates racial and economic justice; expanding access to justice for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, particularly in currently under-served communities; and strengthening state public policy advocacy. More information on GLAD’s strategic vision is available here.

Responsibilities

The Communications Manager must be able to absorb and distill complex concepts, including legal information, into accessible content.The ideal candidate will have experience working on deadline, and will be comfortable working both independently and in collaboration with other staff members, including attorneys, as well as writing in a mission-based organizational voice. The person will plan, pitch, research, write and edit accurate and compelling content for a variety of media including:

  • GLAD’s blog and website
  • Print and email newsletters
  • Fundraising emails and letters
  • Marketing, fundraising and educational collateral pieces
  • Social media
  • Audio and video projects
  • Public remarks
  • Legislative testimony
  • Letters to the editor and other press pieces
  • Storybooks and other special projects
Qualifications
  • 3+ years professional-level writing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, compelling stories in a variety of styles
  • Experience conducting interviews and research
  • Demonstrated ability to write on deadline
  • Sophisticated understanding of and commitment to social justice and civil rights issues; familiarity with LGBTQ and HIV communities and the issues that affect them
  • A strategic approach to packaging and disseminating stories across multiple channels
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
Reports to

Director of Public Affairs and Education

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits include full health, dental and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with employer contribution; generous vacation; and supportive and friendly work environment dedicated to groundbreaking achievement for the LGBTQ and HIV communities. This is a full time, exempt position.

GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff, and one that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume highlighting writing experience, publication history and 3 writing samples in a variety of genres to Amanda Johnston at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please include Communications Manager in the subject line. 

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

Posted December 13, 2016

Community Engagement Manager

 
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is seeking a Community Engagement Manager.
 
The Community Engagement Manager, a member of the Department of Public Affairs and Education department, spearheads GLAD’s engagement with various constituencies within and outside the LGBTQ community across New England. This position will play a key role in realizing GLAD’s strategic priorities which include: integrating a racial and economic justice frame in our work for LGBTQ equality; expanding access to justice for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV, particularly in currently underserved communities; and strengthening state public policy advocacy. Click here for more information on GLAD’s strategic vision.
 
Areas of responsibility include: cultivating community partnerships; representing GLAD in coalitions; managing public education events and workshops; and building GLAD’s visibility. The position works closely with the Public Information Manager in support of GLAD’s legal education and service activities, including GLAD Answers (GLAD’s legal rights information line), as well as with other members of the Public Affairs and Education team and with the Legal team. This position reports to the Director of Public Affairs and Education.
Responsibilities
  1. Work with the Legal department and other members of the Public Affairs and Education department to identify community engagement priorities and initiatives in line with GLAD’s strategic goals
  2. Cultivate community partnerships
    1. Maintain existing and develop new partnerships with individuals and organizations
    2. Represent GLAD in multi-organization coalitions and community initiatives
    3. Spearhead GLAD’s participation in Prides, conferences, and other events
    4. Work with other Public Affairs and Education team members to engage community members and partner organizations online
    5. Maintain GLAD’s community partner database and mailing list(s).
  3. Coordinate GLAD’s external public and legal education efforts
    1. Present educational workshops and presentations both in person and online.
    2. Organize public education forums and events
    3. Provide support to GLAD attorneys for presentations, trainings and other outreach activities
  4. GLAD Answers
    1. Collaborate closely with the Public Information Manager to connect the operation of GLAD Answers (GLAD’s legal rights information line) with external legal education and community-building initiatives; provide back up for GLAD Answers supervision when needed
    2. Spearhead the promotion of GLAD Answers through in-person and online outreach and marketing
    3. Manage inventory of GLAD Answers legal rights publications and promotional materials
  5. Other duties
    1. Recruit and supervise department interns and outreach volunteers
    2. Participate in department-wide public education initiatives
Qualifications
  • 3-5 years in a related community engagement or outreach role
  • Strong public presentation skills
  • Experience conducting outreach, organizing events, and working in coalitions
  • Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse communities.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and civil rights issues, including familiarity with LGBTQ and HIV communities and the issues that affect them.
  • Strong interest in learning about and understanding legal issues.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work with varying levels of supervision.
  • Availability to work some weekends, evenings, and travel in New England.
  • Social media fluency.
  • Spanish language proficiency desirable but not required.
  • College degree or equivalent experience.
Reports to

Director of Public Affairs and Education

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits include full health, dental and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with employer contribution; generous vacation; and supportive and friendly work environment dedicated to groundbreaking achievement for the LGBTQ and HIV communities. This is a full time, exempt position.

GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff, and one that is committed to equity and opportunity for all. GLAD strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Include “Community Engagement Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Deadline for applications: January 17, 2017

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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