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.
- 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.
- 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.