Foundation Manager

Human Rights Campagin
Mission Statement: 

The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation together serve as America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBTQ equality. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Position Description: 

The Foundation Manager reports directly to and supports the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Programs, Research, and Training in the management of the programmatic and administrative work of the Foundation (Public Education and Outreach division), which includes Children, Youth & Families, Health and Aging, HRC Global, Religion & Faith, Workplace Equality, as well as special projects on HIV and AIDS, Transgender Justice and the HBCU Project. The Foundation Manager must be able to work quickly and accurately with a high level of professionalism, organization and collaboration, as well as have the ability to handle confidential materials with discretion. The Foundation Manager must have excellent communication skills, the ability to coordinate multiple projects on an ongoing basis, and impeccable attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Position Responsibilities 

  • Manages special programmatic, logistical and administrative projects on behalf of and under the guidance of the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Programs, Research, and Training or other programmatic staff
  • Manages the calendar of the SVP; assists by ensuring smooth and efficient communication across departments through notice and leading of bi-weekly meetings, agendas and minutes; scheduling of conference calls; and maintaining contact lists and databases.
  • Coordinates SVP’s travel and scheduling of meetings with internal/external stakeholders. Manages SVP’s written correspondence and assists in receiving and returning phone calls.
  • Manages, as directed, special projects for the SVP to potentially include research, creating PowerPoint and other presentations, drafting reports, timelines and work plans
  • Assumes responsibility for HRC Board meeting preparation for the Foundation, including compiling draft Board reports and coordinating presentation and speaking invitations to Board events
  • Completes check requests, expense reports, and credit card reconciliations
  • Recruits and supervises Public Education and Outreach Division interns; trains and provides support for programmatic assistants and coordinators
  • Assists the SVP in tracking and managing to current fiscal year budgets and developing new budgets
  • Assists the SVP with other special projects and duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required. Nonprofit experience strongly preferred.
  • Two to three years of administrative or office experience required. Strong preference for experience as an assistant to an executive or senior-level position.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, such as filing, managing a busy executive’s calendar, coordinating travel, setting up files and folders, etc.
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong writing skills

·         Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, while balancing administrative, programmatic and management functions and work individually, within the division and cross-organizationally to maximize the effectiveness of existing Public Education and Outreach Division program work. 

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive)
  • Ability to work independently and in teams in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Initiative and the ability to anticipate needs
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LGBTQ issues

 In order to receive consideration, all applicants must include a cover letter as well as a writing sample.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Application Instructions: 

Please apply at:

Country/US Territory: 
United States