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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
Director of Public Affairs and Education
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Communications Manager in the subject line.
Applications will be reviewed 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.