Position: Communications Manager (Los Angeles)
Salary: Based on Experience
Reports to: Communications Director
Tentative Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) civil rights organization with over 800,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. Through its legislative work, Equality California has successfully sponsored 142 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with strongest LGBTQ-civil rights protections in the country.
Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission statement to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute educates the broader community on important LGBTQ issues such as safe and supportive schools, transgender equality, access to quality affordable healthcare, health and mental health disparities, LGBTQ leadership development, gun safety, immigration, the needs of LGBTQ seniors and the 2020 Census and redistricting. Over the last five years, Equality California Institute has spearheaded successful programs to tackle these issues, including multiple public education campaigns, such as Transform California, Equality4All, #Take It, I’m PrEP’d, Let California Ring, Fair Share for Equality, the Breakthrough Conversations Project, and Health Happens with Equality. Equality California Institute also participates in 8-12 pride celebrations throughout the state each year.
The Communications Manager will support the overall communications strategy and program for Equality California and Equality California Institute. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Communications Manager will work collaboratively to support all aspects of the organization’s communications strategies, with a focus on communications to support the education and advocacy work of Equality California Institute, Spanish-language communications and local issues in the Central Valley and Southern California.
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
Salary will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). This full time position will be based out of our Los Angeles office and will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as occasional travel within the Central Valley and Southern California regions. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage, but must have a car and be able to drive within the regions.
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ allies.
Please email: resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter and at least two relevant writing samples to Samuel Garrett-Pate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please title subject of email: Communications Manager – [Your Name]