Position: Development Director (Los Angeles)
Salary range: $100,00-125,000 annually
Start: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Tentative Start Date: ASAP
Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization with over 900,000 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, EQCA has successfully sponsored over 150 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with strongest LGBTQ+-civil rights protections in the country.
Equality California Institute (EQCAI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission statement to EQCAI, its 501(c)4 counterpart. EQCAI educates the broader community on important LGBTQ+ issues such as transgender equality, violence and hate crimes, healthcare, health disparities, the needs of LGBTQ+ seniors and youth, homelessness and immigration. Over the last five years, EQCAI has spearheaded successful programs to tackle these issues, including multiple public education campaigns, such as the Safe and Supportive Schools Report Card, the Equality California Leadership Academy, the Equality California Mentorship Corps, Transform California, Equality4All, #Take It, I’m PrEPed, Let California Ring, Fair Share for Equality, the Breakthrough Conversations Project, and Health Happens with Equality.
Silver State Equality is Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, affiliated with and supported by Equality California.
Equality California’s affiliated political action committees work to elect pro-equality candidates running for federal, state and local elected office who have a proven track record of supporting civil rights and social justice for LGBTQ+ people and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.
The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to play a senior, strategic role within the organization to meet and achieve new mission objectives.
We are interested in a team member who is innovative, detail oriented and passionate about fundraising for a civil rights and social justice organization. At EQCA, we are committed to carrying out our work in ways that are strategic and creates impact in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.
The Development Director will work collaboratively with senior leadership to manage the fundraising programs for Equality California and Equality California Institute overseeing a development department with a staff of six. The Development Director will report to the Managing Director and Executive Director. Candidates should have at least 6 years of development experience.
EQCA is a fast paced and collaborative environment and, as such, candidates must be able to multi-task, prioritize, problem solve and supervise staff.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Required Skills and Experience:
Full benefits include paid vacation and sick time, health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability and a retirement plan among others. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
The position will be based in Los Angeles.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Equality California/Equality California Institute staff are working remotely. If and when it is safe to do so (in compliance with the state and local guidance), the Development Director will be expected to work from the EQCA/I headquarters in Los Angeles with significant travel throughout the state.
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 LGBTQ+ allies.
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