We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary
people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes
everyone, including non-LGBTQ+ people, to join our
HRC, in collaboration with our state
equality partners, works to defend and advance pro-LGBTQ+ policies
at all levels of government, holds elected officials accountable
for their votes and actions, and elects pro-equality champions to
The State Director will lead
organizing efforts of our membership in the state ahead of 2022
federal and state midterm elections. This position will manage
statewide recruitment, training, and overall cultivation of HRC’s
volunteer leaders, then build out volunteer teams in key
communities across the state for issue and electoral advocacy
actions, and grassroots lobbying
Team Building: HRC will rely on a powerful grassroots network of
volunteer leaders taking regular action to resist attempts to
rollback progress for the LGBTQ+ community while working at the
local level to advance LGBTQ+ equality wherever possible. The State
Director will work with volunteer teams to establish best practices
for group-led actions and to recruit and train an active volunteer
Issue & Electoral
Advocacy: Our program focus will be building support for the
Equality Act at the federal level -- a bill to protect LGBTQ people
from discrimination in employment, housing, credit, and public
places and services. At the state and local level, we will work to
train activists on tactics and strategies for advancing equality by
HRC’s State, Municipal, Corporate, and Healthcare Equality Indexes
and other key HRC Foundation programs. At the direction of HQ
staff, the State Director will also develop and execute a plan for
elevating LGBTQ equality in the 2022 election, which may include
voter registration and traditional volunteer voter contact
We are hiring for 1 State
Director in Nevada (preferably based in the Las Vegas area) and 1
State Director in Georgia (preferably based in the Atlanta
This position is a temporary,
full-time position ending approximately November 30,
2022. Possible extension depending on
- Oversee the design and implementation of advocacy training
programs for volunteers and supporters in the state.
- Develop and implement strategic plans in collaboration with
in-state partner organizations and HRC staff, ensuring the
integration of these plans into HRC’s strategic legislative,
electoral, membership, communication and education goals.
- Develop and maintain coalitions through the lens of equity,
intersectionality, and allyship. HRC’s leadership in campaign,
legislative, and advocacy spaces must include engagement and
partnerships with LGBTQ+ communities, BIPOC communities, social and
reproductive justice organizations, and organizations serving
- Create and implement short-, mid- and long-term strategic
action plans and activities needed to support the strategic
- Monitor and adjust all activities to ensure progress toward
- Develop strategic partnerships with other organizations and
groups to support HRC’s outreach and visibility.
- Lead HRC’s efforts to partner effectively with state and local
LGBTQ and allied organizations in the state to collaborate and
develop efforts to advance the goals of the LGBTQ
- Develop and maintain key relationships with organizational
leaders in healthcare, social, racial and economic justice, K-12
education, higher education, business, youth-serving agencies, and
- Manage full-time field staff in state, and work with HRC staff
to determine how best to meet HRC’s strategic legislative,
electoral, membership, communication, and education goals for the
- Mentor, train and support volunteer leaders so that they can
best support their teams of HRC member volunteers; regularly
assesses development needs of volunteer leadership, meeting goals,
reporting on progress, and testing what organizing models work for
member and supporter volunteers.
- Ensure teams are successfully collaborating with and mobilizing
important constituent groups, both traditional and
- Work with leaders to create a plan to recruit and engage new
and existing volunteers, members, and supporters to engage in
grassroots activities as needed to support HRC’s legislative
strategies and priorities.
- Ensure that all volunteer outreach and engagement is
meticulously tracked in VAN and reports are submitted daily.
- Share HRC’s commitment to inclusion and the intersectionality
of our movement by integrating campaign and outreach efforts to
defend and advance shared advocacy priorities like women’s
reproductive rights, immigrant rights, and other civil rights
- Oversee logistics and recruitment for volunteer team-driven
“organizing moments” and visibility opportunities like rallies,
marches, sit-ins, etc.
- Serve as on-the-record spokesperson as needed.
- Supervise employees, including when applicable, recruiting,
interviewing, hiring, conducting performance reviews, coaching,
motivating and instructing.
- Other duties as assigned.
All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a
regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business
travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor
Standards Act will apply.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) with five or
more years in community, issue, labor, or electoral organizing
(equivalent to 4 plus cycles that are more than 6 months each)
- Four to five years’ experience managing staff and teams
representing a rich mix of experience, backgrounds, and
perspectives; experience managing remote staff
- Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a metrics-driven
issue or electoral campaign effort.
- Unwavering commitment to centering diversity, equity, and
inclusion in all aspects of work, and a demonstrated ability to
develop strategies and tactics to create equitable and inclusive
- Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle
multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced
- Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks in
a fast-paced work environment.
- Experience working successfully with coalition partners on
- Demonstrated experience with VAN and a familiarity with other
standard organizing and advocacy tools and social media
- Must have strong speaking and writing skills, and strong verbal
- Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word and
Excel), Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive).
- Flexibility with work schedule; this position does require work
hours that vary from standard office hours and may include evenings
- Must be located in state and able to travel extensively in that
- Must have valid driver’s license.
- Must have reliable vehicle available because this position
requires extensive travel.
- Spanish-speakers and other bilingual applicants are
- Strong interest in the rapidly changing LGBTQ+ equality
movement and a working knowledge of LGBTQ+ issues.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications
we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application