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Political Manager -- Washington, DC

Events Manager -- Washington, DC

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO -- Washington, DC
Political Director -- Washington, DC

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Political Manager

Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Political Director
Posting Date: 2/14/17

For over 25 years, the Victory Fund and Institute have helped to train, place, and elect 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, some 500 LGBTQ Americans are serving in elected office due to the work of Victory, including 6 Members of Congress, and the nation’s first out U.S. Senator.

Victory Fund is seeking a Political Manager to work directly with candidates to achieve big wins for LGBTQ candidates up and down the ballot. Reporting to the Political Director, the Political Manager oversees the candidate endorsement process; supports Victory endorsed candidates with best practices around messaging, fundraising and campaigning; and will assist the Political Director with research and messaging to grow Victory Fund’s presence.

The ideal candidate will have campaign experience, and a proven track record of building relationships with candidates and elected officials. (S)he also will have some familiarity with campaign plans and fundraising. Commitment to the mission is a must.

General Responsibilities

Endorsement Process

The Political Manager will research applicant campaigns, prepare briefs of races for the Political Director and Victory Campaign Board, and make recommendations for endorsement. The manager will execute strategies to grow the organization and our impact, work with the Political Director to target and prioritize key races, and assist the Political Department build a pipeline of candidates for 2020 races and beyond.

Candidate and Campaign Services

The Political Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for Victory endorsed candidates – their interaction with Victory, their receipt of financial support and technical assistance, and participation in our programs. The Manager provides ongoing support to candidates with fundraising, communications and messaging, earned media, and relationship building.

Relationships with Electoral Allies

In coordination with the Political Director, the Manager maintains a strong network of political contacts and partnerships with other electoral organizations to broaden the base of political support for LGBTQ candidates and Victory Fund.

Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of significant campaign experience, ideally with some portion of that time spent at a large PAC, statewide organization, party committee, or national campaign
  • Wide range of electoral experience including campaign plans, communications, and fundraising
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment
  • Approaches work with commitment, flexibility and diligence
  • Sincere commitment to Victory’s mission
  • Able to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, volunteers, candidates, and partner organizations
  • Self-starter, able to work independently when needed
  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience

To Apply:

Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@victoryfund.org . No phone calls or walk-ins please.



Events Manager

Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Director of Development
Posting Date: 2/13/17

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute (Victory) has an immediate opening for an Events Manager who manages the logistics for Victory’s national and regional events; including ten to twelve fundraising events with the primary goal of increasing revenue and attendance, trainings with the primary goal of creating a positive experience for the participants, and Victory Institute’s annual International LGBT Leadership Conference with the primary goal of creating an energizing atmosphere for conference goers.

The ideal candidate will be dedicated and driven; have experienced the fast pace of working in a busy office where juggling competing demands and remaining poised in difficult situations is instinctive; and exemplify the utmost discretion and professionalism.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Fundraising Events

  • Support of the Development Team with adherence to and achieves preset revenue goals for each event including but not limited to the following revenue streams:
    • Ticket sales
    • Corporate and individual Sponsorships
    • Program ad sales
    • Assist in the coordination of logistics for events and board meetings
    • Solicit event attendees and other Victory donors to join the monthly sustainer program
    • Maintain accurate records in Victory’s database
  • Coordinates speakers and show flow line-up
  • Manages host committee suggestions on logistics, venues and programming
  • Manages the money and contributions received on the day of the event

Trainings and Conference

  • Manages all logistics of events and conference including, but not limited to, site selection and contract negotiation, catering, A/V, volunteers, and participant experience
  • Generates creative ideas on ways to improve trainings and conference
  • Manages vendors
  • Coordinates with Leadership Programs team ensuring all programming needs are met such as room and A/V setup, schedule of events and trainings, and on-line registration

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent  
  • Three years’ experience managing and executing large scale events and volunteer management for fundraising and training events
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals 
  • Impeccable follow up and follow through
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and critical thinking skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize requests and delegate
  • Dexterity to work in a fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment
  • Willingness to work beyond traditional business hours
  • Excellent time and project management skills; able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite

To Apply:

Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to jobs@victoryfund.org . No phone calls or walk-ins please.


Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: President & CEO
Posting Date: 2/1/17

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute (Victory) has an immediate opening for an Executive Assistant to provide administrative and external affairs support to the President & CEO.  As Victory’s leader works to recruit, train and support openly LGBT leaders for elected and appointed offices, this position will play a crucial role in managing her schedule and facilitating her engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

It is expected that the Executive Assistant will contribute to organizational objectives by providing strategic management of CEOs relationships with funders, political leaders, electoral allies and other potential partners. This will require the assistant to be fully briefed, and prepared to brief CEO, on key Victory contacts (existing and prospective). The Executive Assistant also serves as staff liaison to the Boards of Directors, and may be detailed to work on special projects across the organization as needed.

The ideal candidate will have experience staffing an executive, organizational principal or elected official; be dedicated and driven; be adept at navigating the fast pace of working in a busy office where juggling competing demands and remaining poised in difficult situations is instinctive; and exemplify the utmost discretion and professionalism.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assistant to the President/CEO

  • Field, prioritize and follow up on all inquiries and requests for public appearances, and participation in meetings, interviews, press events, etc.
  • Serve as the President/CEO’s liaison to the Victory staff and participate in departmental meetings as required
  • Devise a system to ensure President/CEO is fully engaged with stakeholders, staff, donors, elected officials, Board members, and coalition partners
  • Coordinate travel and prepare detailed itineraries and support documents
  • Prepare the President/CEO for all meetings
  • Draft correspondence from the President/CEO to VIPs as needed
  • Staff President/CEO at meetings and events, take notes and manage follow up
  • Assist the President/CEO with special projects and complete other tasks as assigned

Boards of Directors (Fund and Institute) including President/CEO

  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Board of Directors
  • Plan all board meetings and related events (logistics, materials, information distribution) for up to eight Board of Directors meetings each year
  • Produce well-designed materials, including PowerPoint slide decks
  • Maintain and create organizational files and record and draft minutes of the meetings of the Directors
  • Assign deadlines to staff when information is needed for meeting presentations and when information is needed generally

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent  
  • Three years’ experience supporting an organizational executive or elected official
  • Experience communicating and coordinating with VIPs desired
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals 
  • Ability to independently anticipate and meet needs of President/CEO
  • Impeccable follow-up and follow through
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and critical thinking skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize requests
  • Strong writing skills
  • Dexterity to work in a fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment
  • Able to work beyond traditional business hours
  • Excellent time and project management skills; able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite

To Apply:

Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to jobs@victoryfund.org . No phone calls or walk-ins please.



Political Director 

Location: Washington DC
Reports to: President & CEO
Posting Date: 1/25/17

For over 25 years, the Victory Fund and Institute have helped to train, place, and elect 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, some 500 LGBTQ Americans are serving in elected office due to the work of Victory, including 6 Members of Congress, and the nation’s first out U.S. Senator.

Victory Fund is immediately seeking a seasoned Political Director to continue to grow the Fund and achieve big wins for LGBT candidates up and down the ballot. A member of the senior leadership team, the Political Director charts and executes Victory’s political strategy, promotes and fundraises for Victory’s Spotlight candidates, manages campaign services to endorsed candidates, oversees the Victory Campaign Board, and boosts Victory’s political influence and effectiveness.

The ideal candidate will have broad campaign experience, and be skilled at both political operations and political messaging and communications, as they will oversee the launch of Victory’s new War Room communications engine. They also will have some familiarity with candidate fundraising. Commitment to the mission is a must.

General Responsibilities

Charting and Executing Political Strategy

In conjunction with the President/CEO, the Political Director will create a long-term organizational strategy to boost Victory’s impact as the electoral leader in LGBTQ politics. The Director will identify strategies to grow the organization and our impact, target and prioritize key races, lead the endorsement process, manage Victory’s engagement in Spotlight races like Senator Tammy Baldwin’s 2018 re-election, and build a pipeline of candidates for 2020 races and beyond.

Candidate and Campaign Services

The Political Director is the primary person responsible for candidates and their campaigns – their interaction with Victory, their receipt of financial support and technical assistance, and participation in our programs. The Director oversees campaign services to our Spotlight candidates, primarily assisting candidates with fundraising, communications and messaging, earned media, and relationship building.

Marketing & Messaging Campaigns

The Political Director, in partnership with the Communications team, will also manage the operations of Victory’s War Room. The War Room is Victory Fund’s political communications engine and includes rapid response, blogs, newsletters, and research to promote our candidates and campaigns. The Political Director will oversee the War Room strategy, research and messaging; and will maintain a high standard of quality writing and informative content for the public.

Managing the Victory Campaign Board

The Victory Campaign Board (VCB) is the engine behind Victory Fund’s electoral success. This national group of community leaders is dedicated to electing more openly LGBT candidates by bundling funds for Spotlight campaigns to ensure their success, and promoting the work of the Victory Fund in their own communities. The Political Director is responsible for managing, growing, and maximizing the contributions of the VCB.

Cultivating Relationships with Electoral Allies

The Director establishes and maintains relationships and partnerships with allied PACs, constituency organizations, interest groups, associations and other electoral organizations, as well as representing Victory’s interests at progressive tables, to strategically advance and broaden the base of political support for LGBTQ candidates and Victory Fund.

Organizational Development
As a member of the senior management team, the Director participates in developing and managing Victory’s annual strategy, operations, and budget priorities. The Director is responsible for both short-term wins and long-term organizational goals to ensure Victory’s influence and impact for years to come. The senior management team also looks to the Director for counsel, recommendations and suggestions to effectively integrate electoral goals and accomplishments with all fundraising and communications.  It will be expected that the Director will be mission-driven, a team player, focused on internal capacity building as well as external campaigns, and be a strong leader and manager within the organization. The Director supervises the political team staff which currently includes 2 direct reports. As the Director and organization are successful in growing Victory’s base of support, additional staff are planned.

Qualifications

  • At least 8-10 years of significant campaign experience, ideally with some portion of that time spent at a large PAC, statewide organization, party committee, or national campaign
  • Wide range of electoral experience including campaign strategy, communications, fundraising, and staff management
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently while building a long-term sustainable program
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence"
  • High energy, maturity, and collaborative leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and ally and partner organizations
  • Self-starter, able to work independently when needed, and entrepreneurial
  • Innate sense of creativity and the ability to see what the future can be and build a strategy and guide a team to get there
  • Motivator; ability to manage teams, maximize productivity, and coach staff
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred

To Apply:

Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@victoryfund.org . No phone calls or walk-ins please.