Executive Director
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
New York City or Washington, DC
Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Location: New York City or Washington, DC
Contact: Interested candidates should forward letter and resume to:
Alan Acosta and Paula Redd Zeman
Search Committee Co-Chairs
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which builds the political strength of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at the local, state and national level, is seeking an Executive Director (ED). The Task Force has six offices nationwide, a budget of nearly $10 million and staff of 54. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.

The ED serves as spokesperson, primary fundraiser, administrator and leader of the organization; provides guidance to Board of Directors in establishing policies, strategies and decision-making; maintains relationships with LGBT stakeholders, other organizations and political and community leaders; directs the preparation and administration of the annual budget; manages development staff in creation and implementation of an annual fundraising plan including major donors, events, grants, membership, corporate sponsorship, institutional and planned giving.

Required knowledge, skills and attributes include knowledge of, and comfort with, issues of importance to LGBT community, and the ability to: be an effective leader; communicate clearly and effectively; fundraise; implement policies and procedures for organization; establish and maintain effective working relationships; identify challenges and opportunities and formulate realistic strategies; comprehend, analyze and interpret policies, legislation and laws affecting the LGBT community; and assign and supervise the work of professional, administrative and clerical staff. Also required: experience in budget and fiscal management; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of administration, management, and supervision; skill in the use of computer systems and applications; initiative, imagination, tact, diplomacy, integrity and sound professional judgment; and shared values with the Task Force and a strong belief in the organization’s mission.

Required Minimum Experience: Either Bachelor’s Degree and ten years of experience in executive administration or a Master’s Degree and five years related experience; experience in fundraising from a variety of funding sources, fiscal management, staff management, the workings of a non-profit organization including, but not limited to, board governance, developing and implementing strategic plans, visionary thinking and working effectively in political contexts. Please see full position description at http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/employment/exec_director

Mid-Atlantic, North East

Executive, Major Gifts

Non-profit, Gay/Lesbian/B/T, Civil Rights


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