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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 27, 2016

Operations Assistant (part time/20 hrs per week)

The Operations Assistant provides key support to the organization, including reception (phone and front desk coverage), general office management and clerical support and other administrative tasks & special projects.

  • Provide afternoon phone and front desk coverage, ensuring that all callers and guests are greeted courteously and assisted in a timely manner;
  • Ensure reception area and surrounding common spaces (kitchen, supply room, etc.) are kept neat and organized
  • Maintain and manage shared resources, such as the conference rooms, fax, copiers and other equipment
  • 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
  • Provide general support to the Operations Manager (e.g., compose and communicate general announcements to staff, manage and supervise all office orders and deliveries) and Executive Director (e.g., scheduling, travel arrangements, etc.)
  • Assist CFO with special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Reports to

Senior Manager of Administration & Operations


Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits include ability to enroll in GLAD’s health and dental plans; 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

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Please include the words “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 January 14, 2016

Senior Staff Attorney

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), New England’s LGBTQ and HIV public interest legal organization, seeks a full-time Senior Staff Attorney for its work in the six New England states.

This attorney will have a dual role: to lead GLAD’s Youth Initiative, addressing the needs of LGBTQ youth in a variety of settings and through litigation, education, policy and legislative work; and to also handle matters in the full range of GLAD’s core litigation priorities, including racial justice efforts.


GLAD seeks an attorney with a minimum of 4-5 years of litigation, legal research and writing, and policy experience who also has been active in youth-specific or LGBTQ work.

Other qualifications include: a familiarity with LGBTQ and HIV issues; strong analytical skills; open-mindedness; and public speaking. Independence, as well as the ability to work as part of an integrated team, is a must.

New England bar admission preferred. 


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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 1, 2016 or until the position is filled.

GLAD is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff. People of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and language abilities, transgender individuals and people living with disabilities, including HIV, are particularly encouraged to apply.



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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