EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SAN DIEGO LGBT PRIDE
Background: San Diego Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride has been an advocate for equality and diversity in San Diego since 1974. The organization’s signature event– the annual Pride Parade and Festival has grown from a small grass roots march for equal rights into San Diego’s largest celebration of human rights.
Building on our history of support for civil rights activism and mentorship of other PRIDE organizations, the Board of Directors of SDLGBT Pride has identified strategic organizational goals to educate, advocate, and organize in support of LGBTQI communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
SDLGBT PRIDE values diversity, respect, honesty and integrity, and accountability. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated strong leadership and management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a volunteer board of directors and diverse communities.
Position Summary: The executive director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the day-today operations of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors in order to ensure program and fiscal sustainability and accountability. The executive director works with, and supports the board in defining organizational priorities; developing strong, collaborating relationships with San Diego’s widely diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities; and maintaining SDLGBT Pride’s grassroots orientation.
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Board of Directors
Board of Director Relations
Work in partnership with Board of Directors and committees on establishing strategic direction, goals and objectives; policies and procedures for mission and vision achievement
Work in partnership with the board to ensure the success the annual Pride Celebration
Provide the board with complete, effective and timely information on all aspects of operations, including internal and external issues affecting the organization and its stakeholders
Advise the board on all aspects of the organization’s operations
Foster effective teamwork and collaboration with board and staff
Organizational Leadership and Management
Develop and monitor annual staff work plans and timelines to carry out strategic plan, including the development of programming consistent with goals and objectives
Provide oversight on all aspects of the annual Pride Celebration
Ensure compliance with all applicable human resources laws, regulations, and organizational policies
Establish a positive, healthy, and safe work environment
Recruit, hire, orient, supervise and train staff
Implement a performance management system with regular performance monitoring and annual performance reviews; mentoring; and conflict resolution as needed
Finance and Risk Management
Work with the board to prepare a comprehensive organizational budget
Ensure maintenance of internal controls and financial procedures; legal and regulatory compliance and accountability regarding all financial functions and reporting requirements
Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the board
Prepare and maintain regular, comprehensive financial reports for board
Assist the board in the development of long-term financial planning and analysis, and investment management
Identify and evaluate risks affecting the organization’s people, property, finances, goodwill and image
Ensure the necessary insurance coverage, with an understanding of conditions and limitations, to manage identified risks as appropriate
Work with the board to secure adequate resources needed to support the organization’s strategic goals and objectives
Provide oversight for all aspects of resource development and execution, including sponsorships, grants, and individual donor cultivation
Develop and expand relationships with corporate and individual donors
Ensure compliance with all funder-imposed funding requirements, restrictions, and reporting
Community Outreach and Advocacy
Communicate with stakeholders about the work of the organization and to identify evolving community needs
Collaborate in advocacy efforts to protect and support the LGBTQI community locally, nationally, and internationally
Act as spokesperson for the organization
Provide leadership to the LGBT and the greater San Diego community by developing innovative ways to provide programs to the community by leveraging the organization’s resources.
Provide oversight for organizational communication and marketing plans
Support organizational partnerships and programming in conjunction with partners
Represent Pride to the public and work to increase awareness of the organization
Cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial key relationships on behalf of the organization through outreach and collaboration across the community
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE
Professional Qualifications Required
Dynamic, entrepreneurial, proven leader with at least 5 years senior level management experience
Ability to lead through growth and challenges, with proven relationship-building, collaboration and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated ability to work with mission-driven organization, particularly volunteer board members
Strategic planning and analysis ability
Strong motivational and team building skills
Demonstrated project management experience
Financial management experience managing budgets over $2.0 million
Demonstrated proficiency in fundraising, including corporate partnerships and grant writing
Excellent internal and external communication skills, including public speaking, presentation and writing skills
General knowledge of technology and information management systems
Job Announcement Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience in relevant field
At least five years’ experience in a senior leadership role within nonprofit, mission-driven organizations
Other Key Qualities
History of working with LGBT community, with a thorough knowledge of and commitment to LGBT issues
Demonstrated ability to work with community partners and organization’s diverse constituents to develop a strong network with key figures in the LGBT community and beyond
Enthusiasm and dedication to inspire staff, volunteers and donors
Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus
Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range— $95,000-$115,000, based on background and experience. SDLGBT Pride offers competitive employer-paid benefits.
Email in a single submission: one-page letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the “Job Code: PRIDE” in the subject line. No telephone calls or faxes. Only those applicants selected for the interview process will receive a response. Offer of employment is contingent upon successful background check.
People in the LGBTQI community and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
San Diego LGBT Pride is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking a diverse applicant pool. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, or religious affiliation.