Programs Associate


LGBTQ+ Victory Institute

  • Career category:Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Development
  • Experience level:Not specified
  • Organisation type:Civil Society
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:Right to work required in advance
  • Salary: $ 50000-60000 / yearly
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Location:United States 
LGBTQI+ rights/ SOGIESC Political participation
For over 30 years, LGBTQ+ Victory Institute has helped to train and place thousands of openly LGBTQ+ public officials at every level of government. Our leaders have been catalysts for expanding legal rights for LGBTQ+ people across the country, and they have transformed our nation’s policies and shifted our political landscape towards equality, one election at a time. Today, more than 1,000 LGBTQ+ Americans are serving in elected office due to the work of Victory, including 11 members of Congress and three governors.

General Responsibilities
Elected Officials Engagement (35%)
  • Ensure that Victory’s Out for America map is updated and all data is accurate.
  • Support with drafting letters to elected officials.
  • Support with maintaining various elected officials databases.
  • Assist with logistics of elected officials events and convenings.
  • Support with the planning and execution of the Elected Officials Summit during the International LGBTQ+ Leaders Conference.
  • Other support as needed.

Political Appointments Program (35%)
  • Support Senior Manager for Presidential Appointments with updating the website.
  • Assist with research related to political appointments.
  • Support with the planning and execution of appointee convenings.
  • Support with political appointment databases.
  • Assist with the drafting of letters of support.
  • Other support as needed.

Global Program (20%)
  • Support with data management from participants of global programs.
  • Assist with research related to LGBTQ political participation in specific countries or regions.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of meetings with the Regional Observatory of LGBTQ political Participation.
  • Assist with the bi-annual LGBTI Political Leaders Conference of the Americas.
  • Other support as needed.

Special Projects (10%)
  • Support the Programs Team with recruitment efforts.
  • Support the Institute team with the planning and execution of the International LGBTQ+ Leaders Conference, the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ public leaders anywhere.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; prior experience in politics is a plus.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals and interest in LGBTQ leadership development.
  • Impeccable follow up and follow through.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and critical thinking skills.
  • Commitment to working within a team environment to meet recruitment and engagement goals.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and via email.
  • Excellent time and project management skills; able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite including Excel.
  • Spanish proficiency a plus.
  • Experience with EveryAction database a plus.
  • Position location is Washington, DC, preferred. The location of a candidate applying to the position and/or willingness of the candidate to relocate to the Washington, DC, area may be taken into account when making hiring decisions.

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