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Join a dynamic team of movement leaders creating global LGBT workplace equality!

After 20 years successfully leading the LGBT workplace equality movement from the San Francisco office, Out & Equal is hiring our first Director of East Coast Development in Washington, DC. This position will have the opportunity to execute LGBT workplace equality through relationship building, stewarding corporate and public partnerships and acting as a representative of the organization in key East Coast cities. 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 event management.

Director of East Coast Development Out & Equal

This role will have the opportunity to work directly with Out & Equal founder and CEO, Selisse Berry along with corporate executives and government leaders.


The Director of East Coast Development will be responsible for the following (including but not limited to):

  • Develop and implement an East Coast engagement strategy with focus on our East Coast presence
  • Oversee DC events as part of the engagement strategy
  • Build out the Out & Equal DC office; focus on hiring required East Coast staff
  • Manage all DC office staff; provide direction and day- to- day operations for local staff
  • Grow Out & Equal East Coast presence through new partnerships, new agency relationships, and through key individual donors
  • Organize meetings with key stakeholders and CEO
  • Engage with primary stakeholders and East Coast partners
  • Maintain East Coast major event and meeting calendar
  • Represent Out & Equal when needed at meetings and events
  • Team with federal agencies and develop business partnerships accordingly
  • Expand East Coast corporate partnerships
  • Increase individual giving of East Coast constituents and donors


  • Bachelor’s required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of key people, organizations, and stakeholders on the East Coast and in Washington DC
  • Existing relationships with government agencies and organizations on the East Coast & in Washington DC
  • Background in relationship building
  • Background in media relations and communications
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with and understanding of corporate workplaces and cultures
  • 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


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.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Classification: FTE
Location: Washington DC
Target Start Date: 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 your resume and cover letter to 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.

Director of East Coast Development Out & Equal

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