Funders for LGBTQ Issues
Job Posting: Communications Officer
Reports to: Vice President
of Research & Communications
ABOUT FUNDERS FOR LGBTQ
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
Organize convenings and forums for
LGBTQ funders to connect, coordinate their efforts, learn from each
other, and maximize their impact.
Provide trainings and support
services for foundations to help them increase their LGBTQ
inclusiveness in both grantmaking and internal practices.
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
for more information on our work.
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
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
- 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.
- Content Creation and
Distribution: Drafting and designing
content to amplify the organization’s program and research
offerings online, in print, and on social media.
- Internal Communications and Knowledge Sharing:
Contribute to key R&C department projects and facilitate
knowledge sharing across departments
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
Drive promotion and support event
production for organization and partner events, including for our
annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues, Funding
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
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
Represent Funders for LGBTQ Issues
for key partners and at relevant conferences (may include
Maintain and update internal
department guides, policies, and other documents (e.g., style and
branding guides, process documents,
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
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
Strong aptitude for learning and
adapting to new technology, with experience using software
including Salesforce, Asana, Constant Contact, and
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
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
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
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
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
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.