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

Resource Development
 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


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.

To Apply

Email in a single submission: one-page letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to: search.pride@npsolutions.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.