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.
Data Entry Assistant (Part Time)
GLAD seeks a part-time (20 hours a week) Data Entry Assistant to support the Development Department with all aspects of gift processing. That includes accurately and promptly entering gifts and pledges into the Raiser’s Edge database and creating and sending acknowledgement letters. As needed, the Data Entry Assistant assists with information updates and maintaining accuracy in the database. This position also provides administrative and phone support for the Development Office.
- 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.
- Serve as backup to the GLAD reception team in answering the phone and the front door
- Assist with donor research
- Perform other tasks as needed to carry out fundraising objectives and priorities for the entire organization
Qualified candidates have excellent attention to detail, strong organizational ability, a willingness to take direction and ask questions, and the ability to follow through. Demonstrated discretion with sensitive or confidential financial and personal information is essential. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel are required. Professional data entry experience, experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software, and familiarity with non-profits are helpful but not required.
Compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Excellent position for parents with children, graduate students, or anyone interested in a long-term, part-time position in a supportive and friendly work environment dedicated to groundbreaking achievement for the LGBT and HIV+ communities.
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Director of Development
30 Winter St. Suite 800
Boston, MA 02108
firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Data Entry Assistant” in the subject line)
GLAD’s Legal Assistants provide key support for GLAD’s eight attorneys in advancing the mission and goals of the organization. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the litigation process and the legal issues affecting the LGBT community and people living with HIV.
The Legal Assistant performs legal and social science research, drafts research memoranda, and prepares court documents and correspondence. In addition, the Legal Assistant performs regular administrative tasks such as coordinating meetings and travel, filing and maintaining records, typing, proofreading, citation-checking, faxing, scanning, copying, preparing expense reports, and providing phone coverage.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent professional work experience; strong written and oral communication skills; proven research abilities; and proficiency in Microsoft Office. The ideal candidate will be proactive, organized, and attentive to details. The ability to work cooperatively in a team is essential to the Legal Assistant work setting. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to prioritize multiple activities in a fast-paced environment and read, analyze, interpret, and summarize legal and social science documents, including case law and statutes. Familiarity with the legal system is helpful but not required.
Janson Wu, Staff Attorney
$33,200 plus excellent benefits: three weeks of paid vacation, fully paid health and dental insurance, and disability insurance.
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following materials (PDF format preferred), addressed to Janson Wu:
- Cover letter explaining your interest in working for GLAD
- Writing sample (no more than 5 pages)
Materials should be sent via email to email@example.com. Emails should contain the subject line “Legal Assistant Application.” Please indicate in your application specifically where you learned of the Legal Assistant position.
Applications will be considered until February 7, 2014 or until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Civil rights have never been easy to win. Fighting for them takes passion, skill, and an absolute determination to prevail. That’s what Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) delivers every single day.
At this pivotal point in the movement, GLAD is seeking to hire a facilitative, civil rights-experienced executive director to help our bold and visionary organization ensure equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and people living with HIV.
GLAD has won some of our movement’s most transformative legal victories. We know how to identify key legal issues; create bold, calculated and comprehensive strategies; and use litigation, advocacy, education and coalition-building to change the world for LGBT people and people living with HIV. The attainment of marriage equality in the six New England states does not end the fight to ensure full equality and justice for LGBT people and people with HIV. Looking forward, we are ready to harness the energy of our many dedicated supporters and the broader community to lead the ongoing battles ahead. Our next executive director will be charged with:
· Garnering funding and resources for our continued efforts. The marriage equality work created unprecedented fundraising opportunities that must be nurtured and maintained.
· Leading and representing the organization in pursuing the unfinished work of the LGBT/HIV/AIDS civil rights movement, including:
o Ensuring robust legal protections, through our youth initiative, that create an affirming world for LGBT and HIV-positive youth in all contexts such as in schools, out-of-home, foster care, and the juvenile justice system.
o Advocating for access to appropriate and affordable health care for all, especially transgender people, people with HIV, and LGBT elders who have all been subjected to systemic discrimination in healthcare.
o Ensuring equal treatment in long-term care and housing for LGBT elders.
o Guaranteeing the right of transgender people to live fully in every sphere of our society with respect and dignity.
o Advocating for strengthened legal protections for families in all their forms and strategic solutions to complex family legal issues.
o Empowering and educating LGBT people and people living with HIV to understand their rights and how to advocate for themselves as they seek jobs, enter the workforce and encounter potential discrimination.
o Addressing in our legal work the compound impacts of the intersection of racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and HIV phobia.
· Passionately conveying the importance of what we do to a diverse set of audiences.
· Bringing the lessons of GLAD’s successes to national forums to affect change in other parts of the country.
Skills, Experience and Attributes of the Ideal Candidate
In addition to the strategic and operational acumen required of every executive director in a non-profit of GLAD’s size and maturity, the ideal candidate for GLAD will possess and demonstrate this particular set of skills, attributes and experience:
Knowledge of Civil Rights and the LGBT Movement
The new executive director will be knowledgeable about the history and current events of the LGBT community and movement. Demonstrated experience working within the LGBT and/or HIV community is desired.
A Strategic Thinker with Passion and Vision
A relentless passion for the mission and priorities of the organization and the ability to speak from the heart about the vision and relevance of GLAD and its work is essential. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the impact of past critical, strategic successes.
A Legally Astute and Experienced Advocate
GLAD is an important player in the legal and legislative landscape impacting the LGBT community across the country. The ideal candidate will have political savvy, a capacity for understanding legal processes, and an appreciation for the complexity of the cases litigated by GLAD. Success in this arena requires someone who is diplomatic, poised, and appropriately assertive. A law degree is not required.
Fundraising Enthusiasm and Relationship-Building Skills
The ideal candidate will be someone who sincerely enjoys the process of cultivating new donors and being attentive to existing ones. The executive director will be the most visible face of the organization, working with a dedicated board and a talented development staff to attract donor interest and commitment. A warm, welcoming, and approachable demeanor is desirable.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
GLAD endeavors to ensure that: who we are, how we carry out our work, and the issues we address all reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve and represent. We also bring to our work an understanding that racism and economic injustice can compound the impact of transphobia, homophobia, or HIV-related stigma on many in the LGBT and HIV communities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate, through past work and/or life experience, a shared commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as a capacity for actualizing an inclusive work environment.
Collaborative, Shared Leadership Style
GLAD is fortunate to have a highly functioning, professional, and dedicated staff. The ideal executive director will have an inclusive, facilitative management style, an open approach to communication and information sharing, and will inspire staff commitment and hard work. Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with staff, respecting independence, roles and talents, is a must.
An Exceptional Communicator
The executive director must speak effectively, articulately, and persuasively to peers, the media and policy-makers. The ideal candidate will have excellent writing skills.
Experience Working with Boards
We seek candidates experienced in working effectively with boards to carry out the mission of the organization.
Energy and Hard Work
GLAD’s work environment is collegial, celebratory, and professional and demands daily resourcefulness, hard work, and occasional long hours. The successful executive director will have a strong work ethic along with a good dose of humor.
Education and Leadership Experience
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required; a relevant advanced degree is a plus. A minimum of seven years of increasing leadership responsibility is required.
Board of Directors
How to Apply
This is a full-time position offering competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skill and experience. GLAD’s office is located in downtown Boston, convenient to public transportation (MBTA). The position requires regular travel around New England and nationally.
This executive search is being conducted by Third Sector New England with Transition Consultant Nancy Jackson. Candidates should apply at TSNE - GLAD ED Position by submitting a resume and cover letter responding specifically to the stated position requirements and include starting salary requirements. Only electronic applications submitted to the position posted on the Third Sector New England website will be considered. All submissions will be acknowledged and reviewed as they are received.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply promptly. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with priority given to applications received by December 31, 2013.
GLAD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.
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.