The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association is seeking to fill the position of Programs Manager. The salary range is $50,000 – $55,000 annually. Please see the job description below:
The primary function of the Programs Manager is to provide substantive and administrative support to the programmatic work of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association, including the Bar’s largest annual event, the Annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. This position reports to and works closely with the Chief Program Officer; some duties as assigned are also directly accountable to other staff positions.
- 1-2 years of LGBTQ+ movement program and/or administrative experience that includes regular email and phone contact with the public.
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently.
- Adept with email, word processing, and video conferencing platforms such as Google Suite, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.
- Confidence with spreadsheet programs such as Excel and Google Sheets, as well as Google Forms and similar survey programs.
- Must be comfortable speaking on the phone and be a strong writer.
- Ability to travel annually to the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair (approximately one week per year) and occasionally travel nationally to represent the LGBTQ+ Bar at other events and conferences.
- Commitment to the National LGBTQ+ Bar’s mission to further LGBTQ+ equality in and through the law.
- Experience with donor and/or membership databases (YourMembership, Raiser’s Edge, etc.) is preferred.
- Experience editing basic HTML/CSS in programs such as WordPress is strongly preferred.
Overview of Responsibilities
- Create and curate email blast announcements and membership newsletters for legal professionals, law students, and judges
- Oversee listservs, directories, and applications for a variety of professional and student groups
- Organize and advertise virtual events such as webinars and meetings
- Create and edit program and conference-related web pages and content as needed (including substantive new projects)
- Build a new Law School Campus Climate Survey each year and manage logistics, communications with law school administrators, and online publication
- Assist the Chief Program Officer in development of new resources for law students and Law School Affiliate groups
- Launch and process applications for conference Institutes, LEAD Academy, Judicial Nuts & Bolts Academy, workshop proposals, and awards
- Manage communications with CLE providers and attorney conference attendees regarding CLE reporting and accreditation for past and current years
- Liaise with conference speakers and panel organizers
- Other duties as assigned
This position is based at the LGBTQ+ Bar office in Washington, DC; remote work may be possible.
To apply, please send a resume, short writing sample, and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
This position will support the Development Team in the execution of various fundraising core strategies and maintain development operations. Salary range is $60k to $75k a year. This position is under the supervision of the Director of Development.
Current Core Fundraising Strategies:
- The LGBTQ+ Bar’s Annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair
- Out and Proud Corporate Counsel award receptions
- Individual Giving Program
- Foundation fundraising
- Smaller seasonal cultivation events
- Maintain donor database and track all communications;
- Elaborate on the existing membership model to attract new and lapsed members;
- Collaborate on monthly and annual reports;
- Stay on top of advancements and changes that are pertinent to raising money within the nonprofit sphere.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Knowledge of development best practices;
- Experience in major gifts, online fundraising campaigns, annual funds, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail, and planned giving (experience with individual giving strongly preferred);
- Track record as an effective communicator adept at crafting proposals, donor correspondence, and other kinds of materials;
- A genuine interest in the LGBTQ+ Bar’s mission and assisting the LGBTQ+ community;
- Demonstrated experience working in a hands-on environment with limited resources as well as thriving in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment;
- We seek a “roll up your sleeves and do what’s needed” kind of team-player.
- At least three years of experience in a similar role in a $1 – $3M/year nonprofit or for-profit business dealing with individuals, foundations, and/or corporations.
- Master’s degree or Juris Doctor desired
Details at a glance:
- Office located in downtown Washington, DC. Remote work is possible but not preferred.
- Full Time Schedule
- 4-Year Degree Required
- Start date in September or October 2021
How to Apply:
- Email your resumé with a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Development Manager” in the subject line of your email.
- All applications are reviewed and acted upon as they are received. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials as promptly as possible. (Job posted on Sept. 1, 2021)
The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association offers two internships per semester. If you are an undergrad or law student who is passionate about LGBTQ+ equality and is dedicated to justice for all marginalized groups, please read on below for what the position responsibilities are and why this is a wonderful opportunity for a law student or a student interested in social justice. Both internships receive a $1,000 stipend split between the beginning and successful completion of the internship.
Office Intern: You’ll assist us with our general programs – including cutting-edge LGBTQ+ policy and legal work – and conference preparation. Every year, with help from office interns, the LGBTQ+ Bar hosts the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. It is the largest LGBTQ+ legal career fair in the country, attended by more than 1,700 law students and legal professionals. As an office intern, you’ll help us prepare for and organize our annual conference, all the while interacting with some of the top legal minds in the nation. Help ensure that law students and attorneys find their dream jobs, while also taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with our vast network of legal professionals.
Office interns will also assist with our advocacy efforts. The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association is the premier advocate for banning the LGBTQ+ “panic” legal defense and our interns assist with reviewing legislation, preparing testimony, and lobbying constituents to call their representatives in support of banning the defense. Office interns also have the opportunity to work with our head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to prepare DEI trainings for the nation’s top law firms, law schools, and companies. This position is based in Washington, DC and office interns are expected to work in-person from our office.
Legal Intern: You’ll be tasked with assisting us with legal research and policy work, and with program development for LGBTQ+ and ally law students and attorneys. You’ll experience the nonprofit world while interacting with pro bono counsel at Am Law 100 firms and attorneys with years of experience in the LGBTQ+ advocacy realm. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference on the issues you care about. Legal interns have the option to work remotely. Please note that this internship is only open to current law students and 2021 law school graduates.
We are no longer accepting internship applications for Fall 2021.
Email email@example.com with both a cover letter and resume to apply for Winter/Spring 2022.