Deputy Director of Programs, Research and Training

Human Rights Campaign
Position Description: 

Position Summary: The Deputy Director of Programs, Research and Training will work closely with the Senior Vice President and program directors to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people through public education, research and advancement of the adoption of LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices. A strong partner and manager, this position will provide structure and processes to improve the day-to-day efficiency of the Foundation. The Deputy Director will also create cross-departmental, strategic, multi-year plans to guide work for the Foundation, identifying ways to leverage existing and future assets within the Foundation and across the organization to advance LGBTQ equality. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training. Position Responsibilities: ·         Support the development of individual Foundation program initiatives and plans, ensuring the integration of these efforts into HRC’s broader strategic work.·         Oversee department-wide meetings, manage day-to-day department activities and partner on staff management and development efforts. ·         Collaborate with Policy and Political Affairs staff to ensure collaboration across programmatic efforts and leverage expertise and resources inside and outside the HRC Foundation.·         Identify and help prioritize future areas of growth for Foundation programs, utilizing existing staff and tools while working with Development staff to secure new resources to support this work.·         Partner with Communications and Marketing staff to ensure HRC Foundation assets are leveraged when communicating to the broader public, including in the production of op-eds, videos, blog posts, news releases, direct mail, email messages and other materials.·         Represent the SVP and organization internally and, as necessary, externally with partners and in coalitions.·         Assist with the monitoring of Foundation budgets and progress towards department and organizational goals. ·         Assist and collaborate with the SVP in supervising Foundation staff. This includes partnership in interviewing, hiring, participating in weekly check-ins and review of work plans, conducting performance reviews, coaching, motivating and directing staff as required.·         Other duties as assigned.


·         Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent work experience.·         Seven to ten years of relevant work experience in public education and advocacy required.·         Seven to ten years of direct management experience building/leading highly effective teams required.·         Ability to develop and manage department-wide budget.·         A proven track record of taking initiative and showing leadership in the workplace. Must be a strategic thinker with sound judgment and political acumen.·         Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to influence others and build a collaborative environment.·         Ability to foster relationships with internal and external allies, decision makers, and stakeholders; to work in both a team atmosphere and independently; and to meet internal and external demands in a fast-paced environment.·         Proven ability to understand fundraising needs for an organization of this size and to support Development staff in cultivating and stewarding donors.·         Highly effective communications skills with the ability to communicate across a wide range of audiences.·         Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive).·         Ability to analyze and solve problems either independently or within a cross-functional team environment.·         Ability to travel up to 10% of the time.·         Flexibility with work schedule; this position may require occasional evening and weekend work.·         Strong commitment to and interest in the rapidly changing LGBTQ equality movement and a working knowledge of LGBTQ issues. All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Application Instructions: 

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