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Online Organizing Academy Manager – National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force builds the power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
community from the ground up. The Task Force is the country’s premier social justice organization fighting to
improve the lives of LGBT people, and working to create positive, lasting change and opportunity for all.

About the Academy for Leadership and Action

The Academy works to develop leadership competencies in three focus areas:

  • The ability to win short-term victories for the LGBT community at the church house, the state house and the ballot box;
  • The ability to build an organization’s capacity to act, which includes the ability to raise money; manage staff, board members, and volunteers; and build long-term relationships with a broad cross-section of progressive movement leadership.
  • The ability to frame publicly LGBT issues within a broader progressive struggle for justice.

Online Organizing Academy Manager

Position location: Washington, D.C.
Reports to: Leadership Programs Director

Snapshot of the Position: The Online Organizing Academy Manager is responsible for the successful
growth and day-to-day management of the Task Force’s innovative Online Organizing Academy.

Strategic Outcomes of the Position:

    • Increase the availability, reach and breadth of Task Force training curriculum and resource materials through utilizing e-learning / distance learning technologies.
    • Establish the Task Force as the organization leading innovative cutting-edge online training that’s continually fresh and relevant to the needs of the LGBT and Progressive movement.
    • Promote the Online Organizing Academy as a place for innovation, sharing tools, trading organizing and change making strategies and successes, in short create a virtual community for our partners in the movement.
    • Create and analyze real and robust data about who it is that we’re reaching and teaching so that we can hold ourselves accountable and so that we can tailor our methods to meet the needs of our students, volunteers, community leaders.

Responsibilities:

    • Manage the overall successful refinement and implementation of the OOA business plan, including managing the program budget by actively participating in the annual budgeting process and budget evaluation systems, coordinate and support a robust marketing and communication plan, manage capital purchases required to sustain effective technology, collaborate with the Task Force Development department to raise funds and support smart growth of the business plan, hire and work with necessary contractors;
    • Manage the growth of a robust learner community by creating systems to support individual learners and supervisors on how to maximize results in the OOA with learners and teams of learners, develop strategic opportunities for OOA learners to interact with each other and establish social media platforms to connect learners to one another and to advisors in the movement;
    • Manage an evaluation system to determine the overall program effectiveness;
    • Manage collaborative efforts to integrate the use of the OOA into programmatic work both in and outside of the Academy – for example, Finance and Admin, Winter Party Festival, Pink & Purple, and Creating Change, as well continue to grow the use of the OOA in Academy programming;
    • Manage the development and refinement of curriculum, resource materials, report tools and survey data. This includes expanding the use of e-documents, web video, podcasts, webinars and the like; tracking, building and maintaining a living archive of Academy curricula; and leading a team of instructional designers to build, film, edit and narrate key curricula into the Online Academy format.

QUALIFICATIONS

    • Minimum of five years of experience leading the creation and execution of innovative training curriculum around various facets of grassroots organizing, advocacy, fundraising, or organizational development;
    • History of leading strong in-person training within a variety of training environments with a strong command of the components of adult learning theory;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skill; demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide and diverse set of audiences;
    • Ability and experience with conducting needs assessments from partners and stakeholders and using that data to provide appropriate support;
    • Demonstrated familiarity with software applications necessary for developing professionally produced training curriculum and materials;
    • Demonstrated ability to use social media and various technology platforms that engage and support a virtual community; and At times, this position may require extensive travel – applicants should be willing to travel a minimum of 10 days per month.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits — health, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; 403(b) plan with employer contributions.

This position is part of our collective bargaining unit.

Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact information for three references. Applications submitted via e-mail for this position should be directed to hr@theTaskForce.org; please write “Online Organizing Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Legal Assistant – Lambda Legal, New York

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Legal Assistant

National Headquarters, New York

 

Lambda Legal seeks a Legal Assistant for its New York City Headquarters.  The Legal Assistant will aid attorneys in all aspects of case management, including research and preparation of legal filings to advance Lambda Legal’s cutting-edge impact litigation and advocacy. The Legal Assistant will also help staff the Legal Help Desk intake line.

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas. The Legal Assistant’s work will include a  focus on issues related to impact litigation, education and public policy affecting people living with HIV, as well as other aspects of Lambda Legal’s mission.

Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy, and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption, and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system, and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives.  Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, University of Alabama v. Garrett, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v.  North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, and Brandon v. County of Richardson.  For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org.

 

Responsibilities: The Legal Assistant will primarily be responsible for legal and administrative support to attorneys who work on an array of priorities, including but not limited to legal work important to people living with HIV.  In addition to the production of legal briefs and cite-checking, Legal Assistants are tasked with preparing other legal filings; performing non-legal research; maintaining case files and other organizational systems; drafting correspondence; contacting court personnel and other attorneys and advocates; and providing general administrative support to attorneys in the Legal Department.  Finally, Legal Assistants will also help staff the Legal Help Desk intake line, which involves initial pre-screening and information-gathering to identify potential clients, as well as helping callers locate resources.

 

Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, self-starting, dependable, able to work well under pressure, a team player, computer-literate. Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and internet research skills required. Prior legal secretarial or support work is highly desired, and a willingness to develop the specialized knowledge about the legal system and legal documents necessary to perform duties in a law office setting is essential.  Familiarity with LexisNexis, Electronic Court Filing systems (including the federal judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system), Excel, and PowerPoint is helpful. Because of the focused and challenging nature of the work Lambda Legal does, a background in or familiarity with issues, legal or otherwise, important to the LGBT community and/or people with HIV will greatly strengthen an application.

Ability to handle intake calls, often from people facing crises or significant problems, is critical; thus any experience with hotlines is also helpful. Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal represents. A minimum two-year commitment is required, and fluency in Spanish is a plus.

 

Salary: Low- to mid-30’s, DOE.Excellent employer-paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

 

Application: The position is open until filled. Send resume, brief writing sample (five pages or less), and a letter or email explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to:

 

Amy Shapiro

Legal Administrative Manager

Lambda Legal

120 Wall Street, 19th Floor

New York, NY 10005

ashapiro@lambdalegal.org

Please include the words “Legal Assistant – Headquarters” on the first line of the address of the envelope or the subject line of the email transmitting your application materials.

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal will not accept phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, transgender people and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

Indiana Equality Action seeks Faith Organizers

About Indiana Equality Action
Indiana Equality Action (IE Action) is an Indiana non-profit corporation consisting of  individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing equal rights for and fighting discrimination against all Hoosier citizens regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our current focus is advocating and lobbying against HJR-6, a proposed “Marriage Discrimination Amendment” to Indiana’s constitution. – See more at: http://www.indianaequalityaction.org. In 2013/14, IE Action will work to prevent the passage of  HJR-6 in the Indiana State House.

Position Description
IE Action has immediate openings for a full-time Faith Organizers. We are looking for energetic and self-motivated individuals to join our existing team of organizers focused on preventing the passage this bill. The faith program includes work that builds strong relationships with clergy, people of faith and their faith communities, supports organizing initiatives, and manages volunteer teams of people of faith. The organizer will work on
activities designed to activate the faith community to prevent the passage of HJR-6 and activate faith supporters to contact their local elected officials to oppose the bill.

Faith Organizers will be focused on working side-by side and in collaboration with other organizers. They will also work closely with Field Director and communication department to set goals, show broad support across denomination, and activate clergy to lobby legislatures.

Organizers will work within communities throughout the state but will be based out of IE Action’s Indianapolis Headquarters. Reliable personal transportation and valid drivers license are required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum two (2) years experience in working in a mobilizing communities of faith and clergy.
  • Experience in grassroots and grass tops organizing, preferably within the faith community, including event production, coalition management and direct voter contact through door-to-door canvassing and phone banking.
  • Experience in faith messaging, particularly around LGBTQ rights and equality.
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting, motivating, and training volunteers and paid staff.
  • Grounding in faith community and faith organizing with the ability to understand people of faith and be able to speak with authenticity in the faith community; affiliation with a community of faith a plus as is a theological background.
  • Ability to be a team player and work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work evenings and weekends when projects demand it.
  • Experience with tracking documents and voter databases.
  • Curiosity about all aspects of the LGBT community. Prior experience working in LGBT community is strongly desired.
  • Top-notch “people skills,” including excellent oral and written communication skills, are a must.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work evenings and weekends.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the field department and local faith leaders to develop a strategic plan with concrete deliverables for the faith program of the campaign.
  • Develop multi-faith statewide outreach strategy designed to engage people of faith and increase public opposition to HJR-6.
  • Identify and cultivate allies among local religious and social justice faith groups for coalition building and to increase awareness about the field campaign and the effects of HJR-6 on Hoosiers and their families.
  • Accurately track and assess leader and volunteer engagement.
  • Attention to measurable results.

Timeline
Positions available immediately. This is a short-term (6-8 months) position.

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience.
Send cover letter and resume to: Kyle Megrath at

IE Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Indiana Equality Action, PO Box 20621, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Legal Administrative Manager – National Headquarters, New York City

Lambda Legal seeks a Legal Administrative Manager for the Legal Department in its National Headquarters, located in New York City.  The Legal Administrative Manager will primarily oversee the administrative and legal support systems of the National Legal Department.

 

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

 

Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy, and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption, and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system, and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives. Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, University of Alabama v. Garrett, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v.  North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, and Brandon v. County of Richardson.  For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org.

 

Responsibilities: The Legal Administrative Manager will be responsible for training and supervising three legal assistants and occasional interns in New York and in Lambda Legal’s regional offices.  S/he will create and maintain office systems to keep the legal department running smoothly and liaise with other departments.  The Legal Administrative Manager will also supply legal and administrative support to the Deputy Legal Director, a senior attorney and other attorneys as needed who work on an array of areas important to the LGBT community and to people living with HIV.   The Legal Administrative Manager is tasked with the production of legal filings and briefs, including cite-checking; performing non-legal research; drafting correspondence; contacting court personnel and other attorneys and advocates; and providing general administrative support.

 

Qualifications:  Applicants should have at least three years legal support experience, including cite-checking/bluebooking, production of legal documents for court filing (including the federal judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system), and research using LexisNexis/Westlaw.  Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and internet research skills are required.  Candidates with some administrative supervision experience preferred.  The successful candidate will display excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills; have a demonstrated ability to excel in high-pressure environments with tight deadlines; will be well-organized, detail-oriented, highly computer literate, and adept at balancing tasks.  Commitment to issues important to the LGBT community and/or people living with HIV will greatly strengthen an application.  A minimum two-year commitment is required, and fluency in Spanish and/or languages in addition to English is a plus.

 

Salary: Low 40s, commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale. Excellent employer paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

 

Application: The start date for the position is early August 2013.  Interviews will be held in July.  Send resume, brief writing sample (five pages or less), and a letter or email explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to:

 

Katy Tokieda

Legal Administrative Manager

Lambda Legal

120 Wall Street, 19th Floor

New York, NY 10005

ktokieda@lambdalegal.org

 

Include the words “Legal Administrative Manager” on the first line of the address of the envelope or the subject line of the email transmitting your application materials.

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal will not accept phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, transgender people, and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

 

Legal Assistant – Southern Regional Office (Atlanta)

Lambda Legal seeks a Legal Assistant for its Legal Department in its Southern Regional Office in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Legal Assistant primarily will staff the Legal Help Desk intake line and will assist attorneys in all aspects of case management, including research and preparation of legal filings to advance Lambda Legal’s cutting-edge impact litigation and advocacy.

 

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives. Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. TexasRomer v. EvansBoy Scouts of America v. DaleUniversity of Alabama v. GarrettIn re Marriage CasesVarnum v. BrienBenitez v. North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group and Brandon v. County of Richardson and Langbehn v. The Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County, a case brought out of the Southern Regional Office, which was instrumental in the Obama administration’s decision to pass federal regulations prohibiting visitation restrictions based on familial status or sexual orientation in hospitals that receive federal funds.  For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org.

 

Responsibilities:  The Legal Assistant will help serve the ten states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia) in the Southern Region and increase Lambda Legal’s presence as a force for civil rights there.  The Legal Assistant primarily will be responsible for staffing the Legal Help Desk intake line, which involves initial pre-screening and information-gathering to help callers locate other resources and to identify potential clients.  S/he will also supply legal and administrative support to three attorneys who work on an array of areas important to the LGBT community and to people living with HIV.   In addition to the production of legal briefs and cite-checking, Legal Assistants are tasked with preparing other legal filings; performing non-legal research; maintaining case files and other organizational systems; drafting correspondence; contacting court personnel and other attorneys and advocates; and providing general administrative support to attorneys in the Legal Department.

 

Qualifications:  The successful applicant will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, self-starting, dependable, able to work well under pressure, a team player, and computer-literate.  Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and internet research skills are required.  Prior legal secretarial or support work is highly desired, and a willingness to develop the specialized knowledge about the legal system and legal documents necessary to perform duties in a law office setting is essential.  Familiarity with LexisNexis, Electronic Court Filing systems (including the federal judiciary’s Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) system), Excel and PowerPoint is helpful. Because of the focused and challenging nature of the work Lambda Legal does, a background in or familiarity with issues, legal or otherwise, important to the LGBT community and/or persons with HIV will greatly strengthen an application.  Ability to handle intake calls, often from people facing crises or significant problems, is critical; thus experience with hotlines is also helpful.  Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal represents.  A minimum two-year commitment is required, and fluency in Spanish is a plus.

 

Salary:  Salary is in the low $30’s.Excellent employer-paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

 

Application: The position is open until filled. Interviews could begin as early as July 8, 2013.  Send resume, brief writing sample (five pages or less), and a letter or email explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to:

 

Katy Tokieda

Legal Administrative Manager

Lambda Legal

120 Wall Street, 19th Floor

New York, NY 10005

ktokieda@lambdalegal.org

 

Include the words “Legal Assistant – SRO” on the first line of the address of the envelope or the subject line of the email transmitting your application materials.

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal will not accept phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, transgender people, and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

 

Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney – Western Regional Office (Los Angeles)

Lambda Legal seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney to engage in cutting-edge impact litigation, public policy advocacy, and education furthering Lambda Legal’s mission.  This position will be based in the Western Regional Office, in Los Angeles.

 

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.  Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

 

Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy, and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption, and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system, and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives.  Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, University of Alabama v. Garrett, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v.  North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, and Brandon v. County of Richardson.  For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org.

 

Responsibilities:  The Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney will help serve the eleven states in the Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawai`i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) and increase Lambda Legal’s presence as a force for civil rights there.  The attorney will handle all aspects of litigation in precedent-setting cases, as well as engage in education efforts and policy advocacy.  Litigation responsibilities include devising litigation strategies to produce the greatest positive impact most efficiently, conducting each stage of litigation in trial and appellate courts, writing amicus briefs, organizing amicus strategies, supervising Lambda Legal cooperating attorneys, assisting with the screening of requests for legal assistance, and investigating and developing potential new matters.  In addition, attorneys on staff often consult with private lawyers who are handling matters related to Lambda Legal’s areas of expertise, advocate with government agencies and officials, and advise policy makers.  The attorney will engage in public speaking, write for a variety of audiences, and help implement education strategies to advance public knowledge and change dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV-related legal issues.  The education work involves frequent interviews with print, radio, television, and web reporters.  Some travel is required.

 

Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of five years experience as a practicing attorney, including litigation experience that prepares the applicant to handle law reform litigation.  Senior Staff Attorney applicants are expected to possess experience sufficient to allow them to work with substantial independence in furtherance of Lambda Legal’s mission, require little direct supervision, and may have supervisory responsibility and other significant Legal Department responsibilities in addition to handling an individual docket.

 

All applicants should have a high level of independence and initiative, excellent speaking and writing skills, the ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, good judgment, and a willingness to work with others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights.  In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to talk and write about legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for non-lawyer audiences.

 

Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal.  Prior work on behalf of the LGBT community and/or people living with HIV is highly desirable, as is fluency in Spanish and/or other languages in addition to English.

 

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale.  Excellent employer-paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

 

Application: The position is open until filled.  Interviews may start as early as July 22.  Send resume, brief writing sample (preferably including discussion of a constitutional, discrimination, federal courts or other complex issue), and a letter or email explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to:

 

Jamie Farnsworth

Lambda Legal

3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1300

Los Angeles, CA  90010

jfarnsworth@lambdalegal.org

 

Include the words “Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney position” on the first line of the address of the envelope or the subject line of the email transmitting your application materials.

 

No calls please. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal will not accept phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, transgender people, and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

 

Staff Attorney or Senior Staff Attorney Lambda Legal National Headquarters (New York)

Lambda Legal seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney to engage in cutting-edge impact litigation, public policy advocacy, and education furthering Lambda Legal’s mission.  This position will be based in the National Headquarters in New York. While the attorney will work across the range of our mission, a key component of the position will be further development of Lambda Legal’s work with LGBT communities of color.  The attorney will focus significantly on the intersection of HIV, sexual orientation, and gender identity with other characteristics such as race, immigration status, and class, in the context of civil rights advocacy.

 

Lambda Legal is a national nonprofit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.  Founded in 1973 and headquartered in New York City, Lambda Legal has regional offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas.

 

Lambda Legal’s law reform, policy, and education work encompasses a wide range of areas critically important to LGBT people and those living with HIV, such as federal and state constitutional law issues; relationship protections, including the freedom to marry; child custody, visitation, assisted reproduction, adoption, and foster care; sexual orientation, gender identity, and HIV discrimination in employment, schools, youth in out-of-home care systems, health care, identity documents, the criminal justice system, and other areas; asylum and immigration policy; harassment and violence; and anti-LGBT ballot initiatives.  Lambda Legal has been involved in numerous landmark United States and state Supreme Court cases, including Lawrence v. Texas, Romer v. Evans, Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, University of Alabama v. Garrett, In re Marriage Cases, Varnum v. Brien, Benitez v.  North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group, and Brandon v. County of Richardson.  For more information about Lambda Legal, visit www.lambdalegal.org.

 

Responsibilities:  The Senior Staff Attorney or Staff Attorney will help serve the National Headquarters region (Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington D.C.) and increase Lambda Legal’s presence as a force for civil rights there.  The attorney will handle all aspects of litigation in precedent-setting cases, as well as engage in education efforts and policy advocacy.  Litigation responsibilities include devising litigation strategies to produce the greatest positive impact most efficiently, conducting each stage of litigation in trial and appellate courts, writing amicus briefs, organizing amicus strategies, supervising Lambda Legal cooperating attorneys, assisting with the screening of requests for legal assistance, and investigating and developing potential new matters.  In addition, attorneys on staff often consult with private lawyers who are handling matters related to Lambda Legal’s areas of expertise, advocate with government agencies and officials, and advise policy makers.  The attorney will engage in public speaking, write for a variety of audiences, and help implement education strategies to advance public knowledge and change dialogue about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV-related legal issues.  The education work involves frequent interviews with print, radio, television, and web reporters.  Some travel is required.

 

This position is intended to contribute particularly to Lambda Legal’s advocacy and litigation that focuses on ways in which discrimination is compounded by intersections of HIV, LGBT identity, race, class, immigration status, and a range of other personal characteristics.  Examples include work relating to the relatively high rate of HIV infection in African-American gay and bisexual men, or the compounded “closeting” of immigrants who are undocumented and LGBT and/or living with HIV.

 

Qualifications: Applicants for the Senior Staff Attorney and Staff Attorney positions should have a minimum of five years experience as a practicing attorney, including litigation experience that prepares the applicant to handle law reform litigation.  Senior Staff Attorney applicants are expected to possess experience sufficient to allow them to work with substantial independence in furtherance of Lambda Legal’s mission, require little direct supervision, and may have supervisory responsibility and other significant Legal Department responsibilities in addition to handling an individual docket.

 

All applicants should have a high level of independence and initiative, excellent speaking and writing skills, the ability to produce the highest caliber legal work, creativity, good judgment, and a willingness to work with others toward the most effective strategies and initiatives to advance civil rights.  In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to talk and write about legal and other complex issues in clear, persuasive terms for non-lawyer audiences.

 

Working at Lambda Legal requires a demonstrated awareness of and commitment to the concerns of the communities Lambda Legal represents.  Prior work on behalf of the LGBT community and/or people living with HIV is highly desirable.  Additionally, as this position will focus on further developing Lambda Legal’s docket and resources serving LGBT communities of color, an interest in working with these communities is essential, and prior experience working in this area is a plus.  Spanish language fluency is highly desirable.

 

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of Lambda Legal scale.  Excellent employer-paid benefits package including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and generous employer contribution to retirement account. Generous vacation.

 

Application: The position is open until filled.  Initial interviews may be scheduled starting May 20, 2013.  Send resume, brief legal writing sample (preferably including discussion of a constitutional, discrimination, or other complex issue), and a letter or email explaining your interest in the position and how you learned of the job opening to:

 

Katy Tokieda

Legal Administrative Manager

Lambda Legal

120 Wall Street, 19th Floor

New York, New York 10005

 

Include the words “Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney position” on the first line of the address of the envelope or the subject line of the email transmitting your application materials.

 

NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applications, Lambda Legal cannot return phone calls about the position and does not notify applicants of status except when an interview is granted.

 

 

 

Lambda Legal is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color, women, transgender people, and people with disabilities, including HIV, are encouraged to apply.

Integrity USA – Executive Director

Integrity USA now accepting applications for Executive Director

Integrity USA is now accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director.  Please see the full position description, qualifications, and application procedure at www.IntegrityUSA.org/jobs

Reconciling Ministries Network – Executive Director

Executive Director Search

- View the full Executive Director job announcement here -

The Board of Directors of Reconciling Ministries Network seeks a leader to pursue RMN’s goal of creating a fully inclusive United Methodist Church for all God’s children, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer United Methodists. The successful candidate will expand upon 28 years of successful grassroots organizing in the United States, five years of national campaigns, and a recent launch of international work with United Methodists in Africa, the Philippines, and Europe. The candidate will be familiar with the United Methodist faith experience and skilled at articulating a vision that continues to draw resources to advance RMN’s mission and implement the organization’s strategic plan.

RMN is one of the best ways I know to be biblically obedient and  to practice following the Gospel’s demand to love God and love neighbor. I look forward to being in ministry with the one God is now calling to be RMN’s new executive director. –RMN Board Vice Chair, Bishop Melvin Talbert

RMN is a faith-based non-profit organization that mobilizes United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform the church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. Operating with a $1.2M annual budget, eleven staff, multiple contractors, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of reconciling United Methodists, RMN serves over 500 United Methodist congregations, campus ministries and regional networks.

RMN is at the forefront of ecumenical faith and secular organizing for LGBTQ equality. Grounding its ministry in the Wesleyan quadrilateral, and balancing both personal and social holiness, RMN stands at the center of United Methodism in freeing individuals, congregations, and the denomination itself from anti-inclusion discrimination.

Tens of thousands of United Methodists are waiting to hear an inclusive Gospel. RMN is strong and nimble and putting hope into action for all of God’s children every day. I’m excited to see who emerges, who Christ calls, to steward this deeply faithful fast moving stream for justice. –RMN Board Chair, Rev. Dr. Bonnie Beckonchrist

Tim Wolfred Consulting, a San Francisco Based executive search firm, will conduct the candidate search. To view the job description, visit www.rmnetwork.org/EDsearch. Send resume and cover letter . Application deadline is January 11, 2013.

Reconciling Ministries Network: Mobilizing United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love.

Two new Job Openings at OutFront Minnesota

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Coalition Partners:

Two new positions at OutFront Minnesota, which will be housed at Minnesotans United offices, have just opened: a Native American Community Organizer and an Asian American Community Organizer.

We also continue to search for an additional Youth Organizer, Community Organizers for Duluth and Rochester, a Regional Organizing Director for the north metro, and one Organizer for faith communities.

All positions require a cover letter, resume, and three references to be sent to

For descriptions, please visit our website at: http://mnunited.org/jobs/.  Please forward this link to people who may be interested.

Thank you!
Taina

Taina Maki
Minnesotans United for All Families
Operations Director
651-330-6852 (office)
612-730-0215 (cell)
www.mnunited.org