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Deputy Executive Director

The National LGBTQ Task Force is seeking a Deputy Executive Director to help lead the nation’s oldest LGBTQ advocacy organization. The Deputy Executive Director oversees the programmatic work of the organization, is the primary internal manager, and partners with the Executive Director in developing and implementing the overall vision and strategy for the organization. In this role, the Deputy Executive Director will, at times, be called upon to represent the organization to the media, donors, boards of directors, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.


Home Office Location:  Washington, DC

Department: Executive

Reports To: Executive Director

Supervises: Program Departments, Leadership Team, Human Resources, Senior Strategist





  • Works in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Leadership Team to set general organizational direction of the Task Force; determine overall organizational priorities and policies on program, administrative, and development activity; and orchestrate the connectivity between these functions.
  • Oversees the fiscal and programmatic performance of all program and administrative areas.
  • Serves as the leader of the internal senior Leadership Team.
  • Works with the Executive Director and the Director of Human Resources (and other members of the senior management team) to ensure the integrity of all Task Force operations.
  • Provides leadership and direction in annual programmatic planning and budgeting; In partnership with the finance staff, the Deputy Executive Director is primarily responsible for overseeing the development of the annual budget and monitoring of expenditures.
  • Identifies and manages interdepartmental teams to meet the Task Force’s goals and objectives and to improve the organization’s performance and effectiveness.
  • Actively works with department directors to help develop and capitalize upon their management and organizational skills.
  • Hires and supervises senior program managers, conducts their annual evaluations, supports them in developing and implementing programmatic goals aligned with the Task Force’s vision and strategic plan.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of strategies for building a progressive LGBTQ movement, and strategies for working with progressive constituencies and allied progressive organizations.
  • Represents the Task Force to the media, donors, boards of directors, partner organizations, coalitions, and other stakeholders as requested by the Executive Director.
  • With the Director of Human Resources, serves as management representative in relations, meetings and negotiations with the bargaining unit.
  • Participates in fundraising including from foundations and major donors, as requested by the Executive Director.
  • As necessary, develops written materials for activists, funders, board, and staff.
  • Interacts with the Board of Directors.
  • Travel is required (when safe to do so again). 
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • At least 7 years’ experience in senior/executive level management of organizations with budgets at or exceeding $4 million.
  • At least 5 years of experience overseeing multiple program areas of an organization, with multiple direct reports.
  • Demonstrated success in managing high level teams, maintaining leadership roles in very diverse environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing budgets with multiple income and expense categories.
  • Strong organizational skills and understanding of organizational systems and change management.
  • Experience in working on a national level, and on LGBTQ, racial, economic, gender or social justice policy matters a strong plus.
  • Clear values grounded in a progressive view of the issues affecting LGBTQ people and their families, including racial, economic, social and gender justice.
  • Thorough understanding of the fundamentals of effective constituency building and experience building coalition work at the intersection of identities and experiences.
  • Demonstrated commitment to team building and cooperative relationships across departments.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression is an important institutional value.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work evenings and weekends.



COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits - health, dental and vision insurance; flex spending accounts, annual and sick leave, and 403(b) plans.



Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your qualifications, experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications, and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations, and contact information for three references. Applications will be accepted via e- mail for this position at; please write "Deputy Executive Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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