Job Posting: Program Director (Remote)
Reports to: Deputy Director
FLSA: Exempt (Full-Time)
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
- Organize convenings and forums for LGBTQ funders to connect,
coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their
- Provide trainings and support services for foundations to help
them increase their LGBTQ inclusiveness in both grantmaking and
- Provide up-to-the-minute information, research, and resources
on LGBTQ grantmaking for the benefit of funders and the broader
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.
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
The Director of Programs serves a crucial leadership role
by providing direction, oversight, and support to all of Funders
for LGBTQ Issues’ programs and program staff. The Director of
Programs also serves as a key thought-partner in helping to shape
the organization's programmatic goals in support of our mission,
vision, and values, and in supporting our overall organizational
development. The key areas of responsibility are:
- Lead all aspects of Funders for LGBTQ Issues convening and
collective action programmatic work including overseeing and
providing management and support to the directors of our major
programs, such as Funding Forward, Grantmakers United for Trans
Communities, Out in the South, and our philanthropic organizing
- Provide strategic direction and support for the
organization’s philanthropic outreach and
training efforts to engage new funders with LGBTQ
- Support Funder’ organizational communications, both
internally and externally.
- Provide internal and external organizational
leadership and representation, including collaborating on strategic
planning and organizational policy setting, representing Funders’
at speaking engagements, and supporting organizational
Key Roles & Responsibilities
- Work collaboratively with staff, board, members, and movement
organizations to develop the strategic direction of Funders for
LGBTQ Issues’ programming, centering racial, gender, and economic
- Provide oversight over all of Funders for LGBTQ Issues’
programmatic work: our Funding Forward conference, the Out in the
South initiative, the Grantmakers United for Trans Communities
initiative, and philanthropic organizing projects. Manage and
supervise all initiative directors (3 people).
- With the Deputy Director and other staff as needed, design and
implement funder convenings, briefings, trainings, and webinars on
LGBTQ funding on specific topics, communities, geographic regions,
and other strategic opportunities that fall outside of our
established program areas.
- Support fundraising by ensuring our development department is
kept apprised of key program developments for proposal drafts, and
to facilitate relationship building with potential new
- Provide key program updates, highlights, and accomplishments to
our communications team for publicity and promotion.
- Represent Funders for LGBTQ Issues through public speaking
engagements at philanthropic and movement conferences and
- Partner with the Deputy Director and the finance department to
develop the annual organizational budget via a collaborative
process with staff across departments.
- Act as liaison to ensure effective flows of information within
the program department, between senior management and the
program department, and across the organization.
- Collaborate with the Director of Research to ensure that
Funder’s programmatic and research work are mutually
- Broad understanding and commitment to LGBTQ issues, and
in-depth knowledge of multiple areas that affect LGBTQ communities,
such as racial and economic justice, education, health,
immigration, criminalization, human rights, and reproductive
justice and women’s rights.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and manage
others, not only to execute work plans and meet goals, but also a
strong interest in mentoring, supporting and cultivating others’
leadership skills and interests.
- Experience working with diverse stakeholders with varying
levels of power and influence to build collaborations and
- Experience managing complex, multi-year projects involving
multiple stakeholders and partners, and resilience in the face of
shifting landscapes and challenging environments.
- Effective verbal and written communicator, including experience
constructing compelling learning environments both virtually and
REMOTE WORK AND MONTHLY STIPENDS
This role is remote to the continental United States. 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.
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 2023.
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
- 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 $135,000. 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.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF
format to the Program Director position on our career
page at https://lgbtfunders.bamboohr.com/jobs/?source=bamboohr.
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.