Position: Director of National Campaigns
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type: Temporary, Full-Time, Salaried Exempt
Location: Los Angeles or San Francisco
Start date: As soon as possible
End date: December 31, 2022 (option to extend if additional funding is secured)
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Reports to: Managing Director of External Affairs
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 Director of National Campaigns based in Los Angeles or San Francisco to lead national issue advocacy and public education campaigns, including the organization’s partnership with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation to support state-based organizations working to modernize HIV criminal laws. Reporting to the Managing Director of External Affairs, the Director of National Campaigns will work to build key relationships with LGBTQ+ and HIV organizations, support state coalitions and work collaboratively with senior leadership to develop and implement Equality California’s national issue advocacy campaign strategies.
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 throughout the country. 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 temporary full-time, salaried exempt position is expected to end December 31, 2022, unless funding is secured to continue the role. This role will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California and Nevada. This will also include participation in Equality California’s schedule of events, including Pride festivals, advocacy events, and more. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage and must have a reliable vehicle and be able to drive in California.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Equality California and Equality California Institute staff are working remotely. In compliance with the state and local guidance, all Equality California and Equality California Institute staff located in the greater Los Angeles County area are expecting to return to the office in early 2022, pending changes in key COVID-19 restrictions. At that time, the Director of National Campaigns may be required to work from the Equality California office located in either San Francisco or Los Angeles.
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.
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