Chief of Staff

Freedom for All Americans Education Fund
Mission Statement: 

Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign to secure full nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people nationwide. Freedom for All Americans includes two separate entities – Freedom for All Americans, our political arm, and Freedom for All Americans Education Fund, our education arm – collectively referred to as Freedom for All Americans (FFAA). FFAA has a combined annual budget of $3-4M and 20 staff. Our work brings together conservatives and progressives, businesses large and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally. With the ultimate goal of securing nationwide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans, FFAA works at the federal, state, and local levels to grow support, build urgency, and turbo charge the momentum for comprehensive and inclusive nondiscrimination protections in the states, in the courts, and in Congress. Founded in 2015, FFAA is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with many staff based across the country.

Position Description: 

As a finite yet long-term campaign, FFAA is an uncommon hybrid of campaign and ongoing organization with unique internal coordination, collaboration, and communication demands. FFAA is seeking a Chief of Staff is to ensure organization wide alignment, cohesion, and impact in planning and implementation of organization priorities. The Chief of Staff will steward cross-functional, organization-wide projects and initiatives; design systems and processes to streamline organization-wide communications and operations; manage annual and multi-year work planning processes; create and update dashboards for regularly reviewing impact, assessing performance, and recommending adjustments; project manage board and staff retreat planning; and oversee hiring, human resources and finance processes. Responsive to the vision of the Chief Executive Officer/National Campaign Director (CEO/NCD) and reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief of Staff and will be a core member of the organizational executive team and a critical partner to all department and funcation area leadership. People of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender diverse people, women, and people of all political backgrounds are encouraged to apply. REPORTING & SUPERVISIONReports to:      Executive DirectorSupervises:     N/A DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPlanning and Alignment

  • Design and lead processes to set and continually assess organizational priorities and progress, including:
    • Manage annual and multi-year work planning processes, and align it with staff retreats, board meetings, and fiscal year budgeting processes;
    • Create and update dashboards for regularly assessing performance and impact, and recommend necessary adjustments.
    • Project manage the planning of, and facilitate, all-staff meetings, executive team meetings, and retreats;
    • Steward organizational development planning and processes; and
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on organizational progress for CEO/NCD, boards, and funders as needed.

 Project Management

  • Ensure organization wide alignment, communication, and cohesion, including:
    • Steward cross-functional, organization-wide projects and initiatives;
    • Design and oversee systems and processes to streamline organization-wide communication and operations;
    • Maximize cross-departmental opportunities and troubleshoot cross-function challenges, as needed;
    • Keep the project management software up-to-date with organizational work plans to increase cross-department collaboration on major programs, projects, and functions; and
    • Maintain and update the project management software folders and systems.

 Human Resources

  • Oversee organization-wide staffing and professional development needs, including:
    • Design and support hiring teams in recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding new staff;
    • Oversee staff performance reviews process;
    • Develop individual and organization-wide professional development programming;
    • Manage staff structure and maintain alignment between staff structure, job classifications, position responsibilities, and salaries;
    • Help create and reinforce a collaborative, results-oriented staff culture that reflects our values of inclusion and equity;
    • Manage the individual work planning process, ensuring all staff have individual work plans that rollup to the organizational goals; and
    • Support the management of individuals and the implementation of their individual work plans, including building out structures in the project management software as needed.

 Board of Directors

  • Partner with the executive team to support board engagement, including:
    • Project manage agenda development and preparation for quarterly board meetings;
    • Coordinate logistics for in-person board meetings;
    • Staff Board Affairs Committee, coordinate board recruitment efforts, and maintain board bylaws, policies, and procedures;
    • Support senior staff with staffing Board Executive Committee, Board Affairs Committee, and Board Policy Committee, respectively; and
    • Support Board Secretary in keeping accurate board meeting minutes, tracking board email votes, and maintaining board records and board listservs.
  • Deep committment to advancing LGBTQ equality and nondiscrimination protections.
  • Data-driven strategic thinker with strong people skills.
  • Strong management skills and organizational development experience.
  • Results-driven planner and implementer who consistently looks ahead and anticipates needs before they arise.
  • Exemplary communicator (both written and verbal) who listens well and can learn to communicate in someone else’s “written voice.”
  • Strategic, solution-oriented mindset that enjoys identifying and executing new systems and processes.
  • Expertise in building relationships and networks needed to achieve outcomes.
  • Thrive in fast-paced non-profit and campaign environments.
  • Exhibit emotional intelligence, self-awareness, empathy, curiosity, confidence, and humility.
  • Be a strong generalist, with experience in wide-ranging or cross-functional areas, and an eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Proven success in designing, implementing and overseeing systems and processes to streamline organization-wide communication and operations.

 LOCATION AND TRAVEL: Candidates must be able to work from home and feel comfortable regularly engaging with colleagues and partners by phone, video conference, email, and other digital communications tools. FFAA will provide all of the tools necessary to succeed in this position.This position requires significant travel, including at least 2 staff retreats, ad hoc organizational meetings, movement gatherings, fundraising events, board meetings, and more. FFAA provides a competitive benefits package, including health care, dental, vision, 401K match, long and short term disability, paid sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and a generous vacation plan including many paid holidays.

Salary is commensurate with experience. [$100,000 - $139,000]
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 20, 2019
Application Instructions: 

To apply, please complete our online application form which requires a resume. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin in late Nov – mid-December and be conducted on a rolling basis. No calls please.

Position Level: 
Roey Thorpe
Country/US Territory: 
United States