Job Posting: Member Engagement Officer
Reports to: Director of
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 to 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
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 Member Engagement Officer will play an essential role in
increasing the organization’s capacity for effective outreach and
engagement of new funders—both to fundraise for the organization’s
operations and initiatives and to expand philanthropic resources
for the LGBTQ movement. The three key areas of responsibility
- Supporting Philanthropic Outreach, including documenting the
development of identifying, cultivating, and tracking of
prospective new funders for the LGBTQ movement and LGBTQ issues,
particularly under-resourced LGBTQ populations such as BIPOC LGBTQ
communities, specifically Black and Brown TGNC folx.
- Supporting Training and Member Support Services, including
managing membership appeals, supporting the design and
implementation of new member engagement strategies and initiatives,
and tracking trainings and other support services.
- Supporting Organizational Fundraising, including identifying
and tracking prospects, tracking grant deadlines, and supporting
the writing and completion of grant proposals and
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is membership based organization
composed of a network of 90+ philanthropic institutions. A central
question for the organization at this moment is how can we engage
our members more regularly and substantially. The Membership
Engagement Officer will serve as a key thought partner in
membership engagement strategy.
- Support the design of new member engagement strategies and
successfully implement integral member touch points.
- Oversee the organization’s strategy for membership cultivation
and development, including managing the coordination of semi-annual
membership appeals and regular member engagement.
- Support the development of an individual donor strategy and
support implementation, including the coordination of semi-annual
campaigns for raising funds from individual donors.
- Work with Communications to ensure that member lists are
regularly updated thus ensuring the regularity of member
- Track outreach to and support the cultivation of potential new
funders of the LGBTQ movement and LGBTQ issues.
- Conduct research on prospective new funders to engage and
oversee the writing of brief background and strategy documents on
- Work with the Philanthropic Outreach and Communications team to
maximize the use of communications materials, programs and events
as tools for engaging and supporting funders new to LGBTQ
- Coordinate with Funders for LGBTQ Issues' partner institutions
to champion the organization’s mission to increase philanthropic
dollars to LGBTQ communities.
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with Funders across
a broad range of issue areas and foundation types.
Funder Training and Support Services
- Track and document the trainings, coaching, and informal
support services provided to new funders and members.
- Support the implementation of trainings, where
- Manage systems for tracking all deadlines for grant proposals,
reports, and other requirements.
- Coordinate workflow for completion of all grant proposals and
reports, including grant writing support, and potential lead grant
writing opportunities to the new hire’s interest.
- Oversee the implementation of development records and upkeep of
prospect, member, and donor information.
- Ensure that all grants and development materials are properly
- Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to
synthesize ideas in a succinct and compelling manner.
- Boldness and joy in seeking resources for social justice.
- Strategic thinker with a demonstrated interest in non-profit
- 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 Google Suite, Salesforce,
Asana, Constant Contact, and more.
- Minimum of two (2) to eight (8) years of equivalent experience;
non-profit experience preferred.
- 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 $350 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 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 $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 culture.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF
format to the Member Engagement Officer position on our
career page at https://lgbtfunders.bamboohr.com/careers. 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.