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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.

Open Positions

GLAD Answers Program Assistant

GLAD is seeking a full-time Program Assistant to support the growing work of GLAD Answers, GLAD’s LGBTQ and HIV legal information and referral helpline.  The GLAD Answers Program Assistant will help maintain the day-to-day operations of GLAD Answers, supporting the Public Information Manager by assisting with research, volunteer supervision, and tracking trends and emergent needs of the program. The Program Assistant will also support GLAD Answers initiatives related to the organization’s access to justice and racial and economic justice strategic goals.

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation. Serving 2,500 people each year, GLAD Answers works to support LGBTQ and HIV+ individuals across New England facing a wide range of legal issues.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with recruitment, training, and supervision of GLAD Answers volunteers.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of  resource referrals
  • Research legal issues facing LGBTQ and HIV+ communities
  • Project manage GLAD’s print and digital publications and resource guides, working collaboratively with other members of the Public Affairs and Education and Legal teams, including helping to identify opportunities for the creation of new resources as the need arises.
  • Attend outreach events, including tabling at conferences, schools, and various community settings
  • Assist in tracking caller trends and ongoing data collection efforts.
  • Assist with helpline intakes as needed, following the completion of GLAD Answers training.
  • Help advance access to justice and racial and economic justice initiatives for GLAD Answers, in conjunction with GLAD’s strategic plan.
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will be compassionate, detail-oriented, and have strong written and verbal communication skills.  Other requirements include:

  • A strong research background
  • The ability to manage multiple tasks and projects and the flexibility to respond to changing priorities depending on the daily needs of the program and the organization
  • Experience in social service or client/customer service setting
  • Ability to work as a team and communicate consistently with supervisory staff and across departments.
  • Strong knowledge of the needs and experiences of LGBTQ communities, as well as those living with HIV.
  • Experience with office software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or the equivalent
  • Prior experience with databases or hotline management software a plus
  • Interest in legal issues a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish fluency a plus

This position reports to the Public Information Manager.

Salary and benefits

Salary for this position is $38,200/yr, excellent benefits include health, dental, and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with employer contribution; 3 weeks vacation; supportive and friendly work environment.

To apply

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Daniel Weiss, Public Information Manager at dweiss@glad.org with “GA Assistant” in the subject.  We ask that applicants not reach out by phone.

Deadline for applications is May 25, 2018

GLAD is committed to building and supporting a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV.

Legal Assistant

GLAD’s Legal Assistants provide key support for GLAD’s six attorneys in advancing the mission and goals of the organization. The Legal Assistant performs legal and social science research, drafts research memoranda, prepares court documents and correspondence, and proofreads and checks citations for complex legal documents. In addition, the Legal Assistant performs regular administrative tasks such as coordinating meetings and travel, filing and maintaining records, scanning, copying, preparing expense reports, and providing phone coverage. This position offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the litigation process and the legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community and people living with HIV.

Qualifications

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.

Compensation

$38,200 plus excellent benefits: three weeks of paid vacation, fully paid health and dental insurance, and disability insurance.

To apply, please send the following materials (Seperate PDF documents required):

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter (no more than one page) addressed to Ben Klein, Senior Attorney and AIDS Law Project Director. Please do not restate your resume.
  • Writing sample (no more than 5 pages)

Please send materials to legalassistant@glad.org. Emails should contain the subject line “Legal Assistant Application.” Please indicate in your application specifically where you learned of the position. Applications will be considered immediately and on a rolling basis until position is filled, with a start date of mid-June. No phone calls, and no video résumés please.

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 living with HIV, people of color, and individuals with disabilities.

 

Individual Gifts Officer

The Individual Gifts Officer will join GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) at a critical moment for the 40-year-old trailblazing civil rights organization. In these extraordinary times, when the rights of vulnerable communities – LGBTQ people, people living with HIV, communities of color, women, immigrants – are under attack, GLAD is growing to ensure equality and justice extend to us all. In 2018, we will complete a capital campaign to grow our capacity to serve – and empower – our communities in the years ahead.

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.  Founded in 1978, GLAD is at the cutting edge of the historic fight for full equality and justice. See www.glad.org for more information.

Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Individual Gifts Officer will be an externally facing fundraiser working collaboratively with the Major Gifts Team, senior leadership, and board of directors, to develop strong relationships with current and prospective donors.

Position Description

The Individual Gifts Officer will provide leadership for developing and implementing strategies to facilitate and grow GLAD’s Community Giving and Equal Justice Council ($1,500 and higher) programs, and support the Major Gifts Team.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of development experience, a strong understanding of moves management, and experience stewarding donor relationships.  Excellent organizational, planning, written and oral communication skills required, as are proficiency with Microsoft Office and fundraising databases.  Ability to take initiative and follow-through in a fast-paced environment is a must.  Understanding of advocacy-based organizations is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  1. Manage a portfolio of mid-level donors and major donor prospects.
  2. Provide oversight and implementation of strategies to engage, renew, and acquire major donors (currently $1,500 per year) and prospects, through in person meetings, direct mail, phone, and email solicitation.
  3. Support the Major Gifts team; manage quarterly major donor renewals and acquisition process, create lists, review giving histories and recommend ask amounts, coordinate mailing and follow-up strategies, write/update communications to major donors including acquisition, renewal, and acknowledgement letters in coordination with other communications professionals on staff.
  4. Develop and manage prospecting system: identify and qualify major donor prospects, work with Database Manager to perform regular wealth screening on donors and prospects, and support cultivation and solicitation strategies for them.
  5. Create and maintain relationships with attorneys and other program staff to identify opportunities for fundraising.
  6. Participate in defining and carrying out development objectives and priorities for entire organization.

Report to: Director of Development

Compensation: Salary in the low to mid $50’s and commensurate with experience, excellent benefits include health, dental and long-term disability insurance; 401(k) with employer contribution; three weeks’ vacation; and supportive and friendly work environment dedicated to groundbreaking achievement for the LGBTQ and HIV communities.

To Apply:

Send a thoughtful cover letter and resume via e-mail (no phone calls) to Brianna Boggs, Director of Development: bboggs@glad.org. Please include the “Individual Gifts Officer” title in the subject line.

Only applications with both cover letter and resume will be considered.  Deadline for applications is 2/23/18.

GLAD is dedicated to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from transgender persons, people of color, and individuals with disabilities, including HIV.

Internships

ONGOING

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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