Position: Program Manager (Los Angeles)
Salary: Based on Experience
Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Start: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Reports to: Program Director
Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (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, EQCA has successfully sponsored 140 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with the strongest LGBTQ-civil rights protections in the country.
Equality California Institute (EQCAI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission to EQCA, 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 programs and events, such as Fair Share for Equality, LGBTQ Advocacy Day, LGBTQ Leadership Academy, Out Against Big Tobacco, Equality4All, #Take It – I’m PrEP’d, #Out4Mental Health, #WillBeCounted and Health Happens with Equality.
In 2018, EQCA/I launched a tobacco control program designed to educate the community about tobacco-related health disparities and to adopt policies that reduce smoking-related health disparities within the LGBTQ population in Los Angeles County. Equality California and Equality California Institute seek a full-time Program Manager to lead implementation of EQCA/I’s tobacco program targeted in Los Angeles County, build key relationships with LGBTQ and allied organizations, develop grassroots leadership among members and supporters, and execute grant objectives.
The Program Manager will assist with other current EQCA programs and issues, including expanding healthcare access, immigration, HIV/AIDS advocacy and prevention, PrEP, transgender rights, safe and supportive schools, leadership development, passing pro-equality legislation and electing supportive candidates to office. EQCA/I’s expanded mission includes an intersectional approach to issues, as well as working with a wide range of institutions such as schools, businesses, unions, religious congregations, local governments, health clinics, and LGBTQ centers. This position would be based in our Los Angeles office and will be supervised by the Program Director.
1. Serve as EQCA/I’s Associate Program Director by primarily leading the grant fundraising strategy. This work includes:
2. Serve as an EQCA/I’s Program Manager by primarily leading EQCA/I’s Tobacco Control program, and assisting with other programs as needed. This work includes:
3. Support all of EQCAI’s program work including:
4. Support EQCAI’s Pride Parade and Festival outreach and education programming statewide:
5. Support EQCAI/I’s advocacy, legislative, and electoral work:
6. Support other work of the organization on an as-needed basis at the discretion of the Program Director, Managing Director and Executive Director:
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 Los Angeles and will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across California. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage, but must have a reliable car 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.
Email resume (including names and contact of 3 references), cover letter and two writing samples to Tony Hoang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Program Manager” in the subject line of your email.