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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 12, 2015

Events Manager

The Events Manager (EM) is one of the key positions on a eight-person development team.  The EM is responsible for producing and leveraging more than 20 special events annually that will help GLAD meet its development/fundraising goals, cultivate new and prospective donors, and recognize and steward current donors.  In addition to event conception, planning, execution, and follow-up, awareness of strategic donor relations strategies is also important.  Events include but are not limited to dinners, auctions, receptions, briefings, and house parties. 

  1. Oversee planning and provide hands-on work with major special events (two with combined revenue of $800,000; one event with more than 500 attendees and another hotel dinner with close to 1,000) and all other special events and fundraising activities. This work requires venue planning and logistics; management of design, printing and mailing of invitations and program materials; cultivation of corporate and individual sponsors and table captains; recruitment, coordination, and support of volunteer committees, etc.
  2. Work closely with other staff on the strategic planning of and provide support for regional events in New England and beyond. 
  3. Collaborate with Database Manager regarding list requests, data maintenance, and post-event data analyses.
  4. Collaborate with an events assistant.
  5. Recruit and train interns and volunteers to assist with special event planning.
  6. Establish a strategic mix of cultivation, fundraising and donor recognition programs.
  7. Create, manage, and maintain expense budgets for all events and strategies for meeting revenue goals for fundraising events.
  8. Participate in defining and carrying out development objectives and priorities for entire organization.
  9. Other Development and institutional duties as needed.

The ideal candidate will have three or more years of nonprofit fundraising event experience, demonstrated success in producing an annual calendar of multiple events and experience with event budget planning and maintenance.  The ability to articulate GLAD’s strategic priorities and build strong relationships, take initiative, manage multiple projects and priorities, coordinate with others, and follow through in a dynamic environment is a must. Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and wants of donors and other stakeholders are required.  Experience recruiting and working with interns, volunteers, and committee members is important.  Familiarity with the LGBT and HIV positive communities is helpful as well as experience with Raisers Edge or other fundraising databases.  Excellent written and oral communications skills are necessary.  Some travel required.

Reports to

Assistant Director of Development


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:  Include the words “Events Manager” in the subject line.

Only applications with both a cover letter outlining your interest in/expertise for this role and a resume will be considered.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.



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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