GLAD is at the cutting edge of the historic fight for full equality and justice. Through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLAD works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination on the basis of gender identity, HIV status, and sexual orientation.
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 people, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.
GLAD requires all staff, volunteers, and interns working in GLAD’s office, at events, or engaging in any in-person work on GLAD’s behalf to be fully vaccinated (including boosters, if eligible) against COVID-19. Staff and interns may request an exemption to this policy as a reasonable accommodation for religious and/or medical reasons.
GLAD has a commitment to justice and lived equality; inclusion, equity, and mutual respect; anti-racism, and collaboration, and has defined these as our 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 into their day-to-day work.
Individual Giving Officer
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is one of the nation’s most influential and successful public interest law firms in the fight to end LGBTQ+ discrimination. Our work is guided by the values of Justice and Lived Equality; Inclusion, Equity, and Mutual Respect; Anti-Racism; and Collaboration (for more details, visit GLAD.org/about).
GLAD provides a supportive and friendly work environment dedicated to groundbreaking achievement for LGBTQ+ identifying people and people living with HIV. In cases all over the country, our allies seek the advice and guidance of GLAD’s seasoned, pioneering legal team. GLAD argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to secure a ruling that people with HIV are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. GLAD’s legal team played a leading role in winning the freedom to marry—first in Massachusetts, then in a win before the U.S. Supreme Court. We successfully halted Trump’s ban on trans service members in the military – which President Biden later solidified through Executive Order. Further, our multiple groundbreaking victories throughout New England have reverberated across the nation.
GLAD has also deepened and sharped our focus on racial justice work, including through reforming and dismantling systems that we know disproportionately harm LGBTQ+ BIPOC, such as the criminal justice, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems. We offer staff opportunities to affect change on the interconnections of race and LGBTQ+ status through their day-to-day work, professional development opportunities, and participation in our Racial and Economic Justice Working Group and GLAD for Economic Opportunity committee.
The Development Department supports GLAD’s work by raising money from individual donations, fundraising events, corporate and grant funding. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Development, the Individual Giving Officer is a front-facing fundraiser who maintains their own portfolio of mid-level ($1,978-$3,000) donors while supporting donor engagement for other staff, Board members, and volunteers. They work with community-level giving donors to secure and grow their annual gifts and sponsorships; and steward and cultivate recurring donors who are giving up to $3,000 annually. The Individual Giving Officer staffs the Major Gifts Team and the Board Development Committee.
Qualifications: 1-2 years of development experience; ability to communicate effectively with donors and prospects in-person, online, by phone, and email; a working knowledge of managing donor relationships; organizational and communication skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office or Google Suite and a fundraising database (Salesforce preferable).
Responsibilities for this position:
- Implement strategies to engage, renew, and acquire donors and prospects through in-person meetings, phone calls, video chats, live and virtual events, direct mail, and email contact.
- Draft and send donor communications including acknowledgments, appeals, donor profiles, phone scripts, and reports.
- Secure event sponsorships from individual donors as part of their annual commitments.
- Schedule meetings, create agendas, take notes, and enter tasks in the database for the Major Gift Team and Board Development Committee.
- Participate in carrying out development objectives and priorities throughout the organization.
- Embrace GLAD’s mission and demonstrate commitment to its organizational values.
Compensation Package/Location: salary in the $45,000 – $50,000 range, 3 weeks of paid vacation, 18 holidays, 401k participation and Safe Harbor contribution, health insurance, and professional development opportunities. This position is hybrid eligible: a portion of the job duties may be performed remotely, with some in-office (Boston) and in-person work (varied locations for meetings with donors), and attendance at GLAD events throughout New England required. A flexible work schedule is also possible with the approval of the Director of Development.
Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Assistant Director of Development, Joshua Arsenault at email@example.com. Only applications with both a cover letter and resume will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
GLAD requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated (including boosters, if eligible) against COVID-19 by their first day of employment. Employees may request an exemption to this policy as a reasonable accommodation for religious and/or medical reasons.
GLAD is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from people of color, transgender persons, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV.
ONGOING: Interns are hired on an academic schedule — for the entire school year, an individual semester, or the summer.
Both full- and part-time internships are available.