Work at GLAD
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.
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.
Special Events Coordinator
GLAD seeks a full-time Special Events Coordinator to contribute to overall fundraising efforts by overseeing multiple annual events and providing support to the Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement. This position plays an integral role in helping GLAD generate about 25% of its annual budget through event support. The Special Events Coordinator will split his/her time between event production (75%) and direct fundraising (25%).
- Produce several annual Regional Events with New England and across the country, including NY, CA and FL: manage timelines and all logistics, work with professional designer to create print materials; manage print and electronic invitation process, assist with social media and web-based event promotion.
- Solicit, under the direction of the Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement, sponsors for events, including: sponsor prospecting, list requests, list review, merging and mailing letters, and making follow up calls to individuals and businesses.
- Provide logistical support for GLAD’s two major events, the Summer Party and Spirit of Justice Award Dinner, including recruiting and managing volunteers on-site.
- Produce a variety of stewardship events (GLADHours, Equal Justice Council Briefings, and other high-end donor events): manage timelines and logistics, design in-house print invitations/programs, prepare and assemble invitations mailings, handle registration correspondence.
- Maintain event-related data in the donor database (Raiser’s Edge): import appeal data, track committee participation and activity, add registration information, research and update donor, venue and corporate contacts.
- Provide administrative support to the Spirit of Justice Dinner Committee and regional event committees.
- Perform other tasks as needed to meet the revenue targets for special events and the department’s overall fundraising objectives.
- Two to three years experience in event planning required. Experience with nonprofit fundraising events preferred.
- The ability to take direction, show initiative and follow through in a dynamic environment is a must. Excellent attention to detail and ability to communicate questions, problems, project progress and completion are also critical.
- Excellent organizational abilities: setting priorities, meeting deadlines, managing work flow and paper flow, and handling multiple events simultaneously.
- Experience with database management (Raiser’s Edge preferred), Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher a plus.
- Availability to work occasional evening and weekend events.
- Driver’s license required.
Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement
Commensurate with experience
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to Robbie Samuels, Senior Manager of Events and Donor Engagement, GLAD, 30 Winter St., Suite 800, Boston, MA 02108 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until June 14, 2013 or until the position is filled.
Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), New England’s LGBTQ and HIV public interest legal organization, seeks a full-time attorney to expand its attorney resources for its work focused on advocacy for the transgender community. Toward that end, at least 50% of this attorney’s time will be devoted to work within GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project. Therefore, experience advocating on behalf of the transgender community or individuals or a serious, demonstrable commitment to these concerns is essential.
GLAD prefers an attorney with 3 or more years of litigation and legal research and writing experience who also has strong legal skills to apply across the range of advocacy, legislative, coalition, education, and community projects that span the work of our Transgender Rights Project. Other qualifications include: a familiarity with other LGBTQ and HIV issues or a willingness to learn; strong analytical skills; creativity; open-mindedness; and public speaking.
This position anticipates a full-time presence in GLAD’s Boston office. Eventually, location elsewhere within the six New England states is a possibility. Salary depends on experience; excellent benefits.
How to Apply
Send confidential resume, cover letter and writing sample to Gary Buseck, GLAD, 30 Winter St., Suite 800, Boston, MA 02108 or by email to email@example.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until May 1, 2013 or 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.