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Employment

Communications Officer (Remote)

Funders for LGBTQ Issues

https://lgbtfunders.org/

Reports to:       Vice President of Research & Communications
FLSA:              Exempt (Full-Time)
Location:         Virtual
Industry:         Philanthropy

ABOUT FUNDERS FOR LGBTQ ISSUES

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of funders committed to advancing equity and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ) communities. We provide three key services:

  1. Organize convenings and forums for LGBTQ funders to connect, coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their impact.
  2. Provide trainings and support services for foundations to help them increase their LGBTQ inclusiveness in both grantmaking and internal practices.
  3. Provide up-to-the-minute information, research, and resources on LGBTQ grantmaking for the benefit of funders and the broader LGBTQ movement.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is unique in that the organization not only raises funds to support its own work, but also works to increase resources for the LGBTQ movement, particularly the most under-served communities within the LGBTQ movement, such as LGBTQ people of color, transgender communities, and women. Please visit www.lgbtfunders.org for more information on our work.

MISSION

Funders for LGBTQ Issues works to increase the scale and impact of philanthropic resources aimed at enhancing the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, promoting equity, and advancing racial, economic and gender justice.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a hub of information and resources related to LGBTQ philanthropy and social justice grantmaking. The organization has a long history of conducting original research to describe the scale, scope, and impact of funding for LGBTQ communities and produces other knowledge products related to the advancement of LGBTQ equity in philanthropy.

The Communications Officer will play an instrumental role in maintaining and strengthening the organization’s communications infrastructure and developing impactful communications strategies to advance our mission. The Communications Officer also plays a critical role internally, supporting all departments by generating content for presentations, promotion, and supporting virtual and in-person event production. The three key areas of responsibility are:

1. Organizational Communications and Messaging: managing organizational communications channels and platforms, including e-newsletters, email marketing, and social media. Funders’ website is the organization’s primary tool for disseminating materials, supporting our network and communicating with the public.

2. Content Creation and Distribution: Drafting and designing content to amplify the organization’s program and research offerings online, in print, and on social media.

3. Internal Communications and Knowledge Sharing: Contribute to key R&C department projects and facilitate knowledge sharing across departments

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In close partnership with the Vice President of Research & Communications and other staff, develop and execute the organization’s communication strategy.
  • Develop, design, and produce key communications products, including a monthly Email Newsletter, news posts on lgbtfunders.org, social media posts, and other promotional content as needed.
  • Coordinate with department and initiative leads to amplify our programs and activities to our membership and other core audiences.
  • Manage the organization’s social media presence across various channels including LinkedIn and Twitter, with a focus on not only growing the audience but also providing useful resources to members and philanthropic partners.
  • Drive promotion and support event production for organization and partner events, including for our annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues, Funding Forward.
  • Maintain and update the organization’s web assets, including, adding new pages and news posts, finding and adding new photos and videos, working with vendors to fix bugs, etc. to ensure seamless delivery of our web content.
  • Field and respond to public and media inquiries in collaboration with the appropriate staff person.
  • In collaboration with other staff and vendors, manage CRM and maintain up-to-date data to drive email marketing and engagement with key audiences.
  • Support internal knowledge sharing and staff education to encourage collaboration and team growth.
  • Represent Funders for LGBTQ Issues for key partners and at relevant conferences (may include travel)
  • Maintain and update internal department guides, policies, and other documents (e.g., style and branding guides, process documents, etc.).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated broad range of communications skills, comfort with strategy development and execution of publications, web, social media, earned media, and media relations including experience employing an array of platforms (print, digital, media) to reach targeted audiences.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to synthesize ideas in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Ability to effectively manage external vendors and partner relationships, ensuring high-quality work products, outcomes, and timeliness.
  • Broad understanding and commitment to LGBTQ issues, social justice, and, ideally, in-depth knowledge of at least one sub-population or issue, such as LGBTQ poverty, HIV/AIDS and health issues, trans communities, and LGBTQ communities of color.
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and deadlines while advancing long-term organizational goals.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a small and highly motivated team.
  • Strong aptitude for learning and adapting to new technology, with experience using software including Salesforce, Asana, Constant Contact, and more..
  • Minimum of two (2) to eight (8) years of equivalent experience
  • Excellent sense of humor.

REMOTE WORK AND MONTHLY STIPENDS

This role is remote to the continental US. Our New York City-based offices have contracted since the pandemic, but New York City-based staff are working permanently remote. All staff are given the opportunity for an office rental $250 monthly stipend. All staff receive a monthly stipend of $100 for internet and cell phone.

TRAVEL

Periodically, employees engage in work travel. Such work travel is voluntary, with the full understanding of the health and safety risks involved, and FLGBTQI shall not be responsible for any and all potential exposure to COVID-19 as a result of employment with FLGBTQI. Normal travel for this position is 20%. This is expected to resume at this pre-pandemic level during 2022.

VACCINATION AND BOOSTER REQUIRED

FLGBTQI mandates full vaccinations for all employees, except for employees with valid medical waivers from a licensed physician. As such, verifying an employee’s vaccination status may be considered a condition precedent of employment. FLGBTQI shall make reasonable accommodations and document such reasonable accommodations, including a record of documentation relied upon, in the event that an exemption is granted with respect to FLGBTQI’s vaccination policy.

To be considered fully vaccinated, employees must have received the updated requisite rounds of the CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccinations as follows:

  • Two weeks after receiving their second dose in a two-dose series, the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines plus the accompanying booster shot.
  • OR two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine, the Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine plus the accompanying booster shot.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary is $78,000. Excellent benefits, including full medical, health reimbursement and flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contributions, and a generous vacation schedule. Flexible work hours are friendly to balancing work and personal obligations.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues values mentorship and leadership development and will work with the hired candidate to identify opportunities to support their professional growth in philanthropy and beyond.

The organization is currently reviewing and updating its total compensation policy to include a PayScale Equity Calculator Tool. This addresses any salary gaps in pay equity and designs a pay scale that embodies organizational principles and culture.

Details

Type:
Full-Time
State(s):
- Virtual
Location(s):
This role is remote to the continental US.
Function:
Marketing/Communications
Industry:
Other
Salary:
$78,000
Posted on:
April 19, 2022

How to Apply

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to the Communications Officer position on our career page at lgbtfunders.bamboohr.com/jobs. Due to the expected high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone inquiries.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building the leadership of people of color, women, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals. Funders for LGBTQ Issues does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.