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Out & Equal Workplace Advocates has a new job opening in our DC Office, "Director of Government Relations."

Permanent Link | Posted by Front Desk on December 28, 2016 2:13 PM


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Out & Equal Director of Government Relations

Join a dynamic team of movement leaders creating global LGBT workplace equality!
Out & Equal is hiring a Director of Government Relations for our Washington, DC office. This position
will have the opportunity to execute LGBT workplace equality through relationship building,
stewarding public partnerships with federal agencies and municipalities. The ideal candidate will be a
driven, outgoing person who excels at building relationships with a strong understanding of and fervent commitment to LGBT workplace equality. Key strengths include communications, fundraising,
and relationship building.
This role will have the opportunity to work directly with Out & Equal founder and CEO, Selisse Berry along
with federal agency and government leaders.

The Director of Government Relations will be responsible for the following (including but not limited to):
• Lead Out & Equal's government relations strategy with US Administration and all Federal agencies
• Develop & implement engagement strategy with federal agencies & business partners
• Oversee DC and East Coast events; coordinate meetings and bring people together
• Serve as spokesperson and key consultant with NGO colleagues, agencies and stakeholders
through public speaking, writing and providing interviews
• Lead communications and public relations efforts for DC/East Coast engagements
• Team with Development, Training, & Communications Departments in delivering strategic
guidance and leadership to constituents
• Partner with Out & Equal departments on communication strategies tied to federal and
governmental agencies
• Grow Out & Equal East Coast presence through administrative and agency relationships
• Travel to and engage with East Coast constituents
• Manage volunteers as required through Regional Affiliate oversight
• Organize and schedule key stakeholder engagements with CEO
• Represent Out & Equal at meetings and events
• Bachelor's required; Master's Degree preferred
• Knowledge of key people, organizations, and governmental stakeholders on the East Coast & in Washington DC
• Existing relationships with government agencies and organizations on the East Coast & in
Washington DC
• Background in relationship building
• Experience in managing and guiding team of volunteers
• Background in media relations and communications
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with and understanding of non-profit, mission-based advocacy (a clear knowledge of
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues a definite plus)
• Strong skill with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Social Media or similar
• Ability to work with ease with many different people and personalities from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to successfully manage many projects with multiple moving parts
• Ability to work effectively with staff, officers, and constituents
• Comfort with online platforms and social media
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and focus on accuracy in the small details
• Ability to act in a professional setting that sets the tone for others
• Willingness to travel up to 30% of time
Salary depends on experience
Benefits include 3 weeks paid vacation and 6 personal/discretionary days, a comprehensive employerpaid
health and welfare program, commuter discount program, life insurance, and 401(k). Details of
each program, including wait periods and eligibility criteria, are available for review.
The Director of Government Relations will work from Washington, DC and will report to the Chief
Executive Officer. The targeted start date would be as soon as possible.
Join Out & Equal's dedicated team of employees who believe in our organization's mission of
encouraging everyone to bring their best self to work every day. We strongly encourage people of all
backgrounds, ethnicities and gender identities to apply.
For more information, visit our website
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to
Applications submitted without a resume and personalized cover letter will not be considered.
No phone calls please.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on
any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender
expression or gender characteristic, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical
or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical
conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


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