ABOUT FUNDERS FOR LGBTQ ISSUES
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a network of funders committed to advancing equity and well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & queer (LGBTQ) communities. We provide three key services:
Organize convenings and forums for LGBTQ funders to connect, coordinate their efforts, learn from each other, and maximize their impact.
Provide trainings and support services for foundations to help them increase their LGBTQ inclusiveness in both grantmaking and internal practices.
Provide up-to-the-minute information, research, and resources on LGBTQ grantmaking for the benefit of funders and the broader LGBTQ movement.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is unique in that the organization not only raises funds to support its own work, but also works to increase resources for the LGBTQ movement, particularly the most under-served communities within the LGBTQ movement, such as LGBTQ people of color, transgender communities, and women. Please visit www.lgbtfunders.org for more information on our work.
ABOUT THE POSITION
OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is a hub of information and resources related to LGBTQ philanthropy and social justice grantmaking. The organization has a long history of conducting original research to describe the scale, scope, and impact of funding for LGBTQ communities and produces other knowledge products related to the advancement of LGBTQ equity in philanthropy.
The Communications Officer will play an instrumental role in maintaining and strengthening the organization’s communications infrastructure and developing impactful communications strategies to advance our mission. The Communications Officer also plays a critical role internally, supporting all departments by generating content for presentations, promotion, and supporting virtual and in-person event production. The three key areas of responsibility are:
- Organizational Communications and Messaging: managing organizational communications channels and platforms, including e-newsletters, email marketing, and social media. Funders’ website is the organization’s primary tool for disseminating materials, supporting our network and communicating with the public.
- Content Creation and Distribution: Drafting and designing content to amplify the organization’s program and research offerings online, in print, and on social media.
- Internal Communications and Knowledge Sharing: Contribute to key R&C department projects and facilitate knowledge sharing across departments
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to the Communications Officer position on our career page at https://lgbtfunders.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Due to the expected high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone inquiries.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building the leadership of people of color, women, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals. Funders for LGBTQ Issues does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV serostatus, disability, or marital status.