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.
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.
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.
In 2020, EQCA/I launched a Central Valley tobacco control program designed to educate the community about tobacco-related health disparities and to adopt policies that reduce tobacco-related health disparities within the LGBTQ+ population. Equality California and Equality California Institute seeks a full-time Program Associate located in the Central Valley (Fresno/Tulare) to help support EQCA/I’s tobacco programs, build key relationships with LGBTQ+ and allied organizations, develop grassroots leadership among members and supporters, and execute grant objectives.
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 state and local guidance), the Program Associate working on the Central Valley tobacco control program will work from a shared working space in the Fresno/Tulare area.
Please note: EQCA/I is headquartered in Los Angeles.
The Program Associate will assist with other current EQCA/I 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 the Central Valley and will be supervised by the Program Manager.
Salary Range: $48,000 – $50,000 annually
1. Serve as an EQCA/I’s Program Associate by primarily supporting EQCA/I’s regional Tobacco Control program, and assisting with other programs as needed. This work includes:
2. Support all of EQCAI’s program work including:
3. Support EQCAI’s Pride Parade and Festival outreach and education programming statewide:
4. Support EQCAI/I’s advocacy, legislative, and electoral work:
5. Support other work of the organization on an as-needed basis at the discretion of the Program Director, Associate 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 the Central Valley 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 Robbie Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Central Valley Program Associate” in the subject line of your email.