Position: Communications Director (Spanish & English)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Type: Full-Time, Salaried Exempt
Location: San Francisco, Sacramento or Los Angeles
Reports to: Executive Director and Managing Director of External Affairs
Direct reports: Communications Manager & Press Secretary
Start date: As soon as possible
Application closing date: Open until filled
About Equality California and Equality California Institute:
Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ (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. For more than 20 years, Equality California has been fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality in a number of ways: electing pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot; passing pro-equality legislation in California, Nevada and Washington, DC; and fighting for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice in the courtroom. For the purpose of this job description, “Equality California” is used as an umbrella term for Equality California and its sister organization, Equality California Institute.
Equality California Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization that has a parallel mission to Equality California, its 501(c)(4) counterpart. Equality California Institute works to achieve full, lived LGBTQ+ equality by reducing disparities in LGBTQ+ health and well-being, developing a pipeline of LGBTQ+ leaders and increasing civic participation within the LGBTQ+ community.
Equality California seeks a bilingual (Spanish & English) Communications Director based in San Francisco, Sacramento or Los Angeles to lead strategic communications, media relations, digital communications and email marketing for the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. Reporting to the Executive Director and the Managing Director of External Affairs, the Communications Director will work collaboratively with senior leadership to develop, implement and oversee all aspects of the organization’s communications strategies.
The Communications Director will manage a team that currently includes one direct report, a Communications Manager & Press Secretary (additional junior staff positions may be added in the future), and outside digital marketing, graphic design and web development consultants, as well as a Nevada-based strategic communications consultant for Equality California’s affiliate Silver State Equality.
This full-time, salaried exempt position will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and Nevada. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage and must have a reliable vehicle and be able to drive in California.
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
Salary commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance, and 401K). This full-time, salaried exempt position will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and Nevada. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage and must have a reliable vehicle and be able to drive in California.
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.
Qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Consumer Reporting Agencies Act and Los Angeles’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Email resume (including names and contact information of 3 references), cover letter, and two writing samples to email@example.com. Please be sure to put “Communications Director” in the subject line of your email.