Employment Opportunities

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Current Openings

Director of Events
Communications Manager
Director of Communications
Summer-Fall Internships

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristic, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.

Director of Events

Out & Equal has an excellent opportunity for a top-notch events professional in our San Francisco, CA office.  The successful candidate will report to the Chief Development Officer and lead a team of two events associates and a seasonal intern. In addition, this position works directly with outside vendors such as; meeting management, production, housing, registration and exhibit hall contractors.

The successful candidate will bring a minimum of five years of experience in event management, with a meaningful part of that time supporting the design and production of conferences that cater to corporate attendees. Experience with the corporate sector is critical and additional experience in managing events that cater to government and non-profit entities will be a distinct advantage.

The Director of Events is responsible for orchestrating the successful production of Out & Equal’s events, including our flagship event, the annual Out & Equal Workplace Summit, which attracts 3,000 attendees from leading corporate workplaces for a four-day program of workshops, panels, plenary sessions, an awards dinner and networking events. Other major events include the annual Executive Forum and assisting in the development of global events. The Events Department also supports programming (including regional summits) in partnership with Out & Equal Regional Affiliates during the year.


Responsible for the most visible means for delivering Out & Equal’s services, the Director of Events necessarily works closely with staff across all departments and must have exceptionally strong team and collaboration skills as well as a professional demeanor, a proactive and positive attitude, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

A commitment to Out & Equal’s mission is essential in this role.  We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.


  • Program design and production
    • Support and contribute to the design and delivery of events that meet the programmatic and quality goals of Out & Equal, ensuring flawless experiences for event participants, sponsors, vendor partners, volunteers, board members and staff.
    • Maintain strong communications with all event stakeholders, ensuring that all internal and external partners have a clear sense of the Out & Equal’s vision and goals of each event and the expectations for their participation.
    • Maintain and assure a disciplined and effective project management approach for the events
    • Maintain and assure an evaluation process.
    • Supervise Out & Equal Events staff and interns, ensuring that their performance meets or exceeds expectations and coaching them in their ongoing professional development.
    • Support and contribute to the development of long-term strategy that demonstrates continued evolution of key events like the Summit and Executive Forum and leverages multi-year relationships as appropriate.
  • Program oversight and execution: ensure through direct management that Out & Equal commitments are met and programs executed at the highest level of quality:
    • Delivering events on time, within budget, that meet (and hopefully exceed) expectations.
    • Development, production and delivery of projects from proposal right up to delivery.
    • Setting, communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on every project.
    • Communicating with and maintaining client relationships.
    • Managing supplier relationships.
    • Managing operational and administrative functions to ensure specific projects are delivered efficiently.
    • Providing leadership, motivation, direction and support to the volunteer team at events and as appropriate within the compensated staff team.
    • Travelling to on site inspections and project managing events.
    • Being responsible for all project budgets from start to finish.
    • Ensuring excellent customer service and quality delivery.
    • Collaborating with program and administrative staff to ensure that program initiatives, development and sales goals and systems are well supported in the events cycle.
    • Serve as a role model of sound judgment, capable staff and volunteer management, respectful collaboration, innovative problem-solving, and gracious adaptability.

Individual Qualities

  • Leadership: capable of establishing and communicating a vision in collaboration with the Out & Equal team and leading successful implementation through solid communication and project management
  • Social and cultural competence: able to work with many different people and personalities from diverse backgrounds with ease;
  • Highly organized: able to successfully manage many projects with multiple moving parts: multi-tasking is the name of the game
  • Strategic and focused: able to articulate strategic vision and not lose sight of the big picture while multi-tasking
  • Diplomatic: able to devise solutions with multiple stakeholders while maintaining good relationships, and getting desired results
  • Strong influencer: able to get everyone moving in the right direction, even when you can’t exercise direct authority
  • Incredible communicator: knows how to present ideas and information in a way that maximizes being heard – whether written, on the telephone, in groups or one-on-one
  • Teamwork: able to work effectively with colleagues and volunteers yet able to take the projects on with minimal supervision
  • Tech-Savvy: Comfort with online platforms
  • Smart and interesting: able to catch on to ideas quickly, and run with them in interesting directions
  • Fast-paced: ready to keep up with a fast pace without loss of accuracy in the details
  • Professional: knows how to act in a professional setting that sets the tone for others
  • Fun: finding that balance between being professional and having a great sense of humor helps keep everyone engaged
  • Committed: passion for the mission of Out & Equal


  • Education: college degree in any field or significant relevant experience
  • 5+ years of comprehensive experience leading multiple programs similar in size and complexity to the Out & Equal Workplace Summit
  • Excellent budget management skills
  • Excellent reliability in meeting deadlines
  • Ability to use initiative effectively and appropriately: working in a hands-on environment with limited resources
  • Ability and passion to multi-task
  • Ability to lead team of event volunteers
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Cvent or comparable database highly desirable
  • A strong commitment to equality for members of the LGBT community
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Self-starter; able to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Experience with and understanding of corporate workplaces and cultures
  • Knowledge of, comfort with, and interest in creating fair and equitable workplaces for LGBT people.

Physical activity requirements      

This position requires frequent computer use and the occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Send questions to jobs@outandequal.org. No phone calls please.



Communications Manager
The Communications Manager requires strong project management skills. This position is responsible for producing a complex program book and managing content for an App that will serve the organizational needs of 3,000 people at the world’s largest LGBT Workplace Summit. You will also write and coordinate scripts for corporate executives who will introduce featured speakers to large audiences during the Workplace Summit. Strong candidates will have a background in managing creative design, print collateral development, emerging technologies and website organization. You will lead a dynamic and growing social media presence and be responsible for the organizations online reputation. This position requires strong writing skill as you will be the editor for Out & Equal’s national blog as well as our weekly e-newsletter. We are seeking a creative thinker able to write to different audiences who will manage the in-house communication operations from the archive to the editorial calendar, keeping all parts running smoothly to support Out & Equal’s ambitious communication goals.

• Serve as project manager for print publications and online apps.
• Lead and manage Out & Equal’s social media channels.
• Write scripts that introduce speakers at live events that entail minute-by-minute placements.
• Lead Out & Equal’s blog as a writer, editor, listener and engager.
• Manage and implement website updates for content and to ensure consistency of graphic design.
• Manage external vendors and venues including graphic designers, copy-editors, and printers.
• Manage the production of video collateral.
• Manage editorial calendar
• Represent Out & Equal at public functions
• Maintain, update and edit all constituent and media distribution lists
• Develop PowerPoint and other presentations for executive staff

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or journalism.
• Excellent design skills and working knowledge of  iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Publisher.
• Excellent writing, editing and other communications skills, with ability to pass writing and editing tests.
• Knowledge of  WordPress, Constant Contact, MS PowerPoint, Excel, social media platforms and tools, digital media editing suites, web content management and basic html coding
• Strong ability/flexibility to manage multiple tasks effectively, prioritize, work solidly under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to be a professional, autonomous and results-driven team player.
• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills.
• Clear understanding of, and passion for, Out & Equal and its work.
• Experience with and understanding of corporate workplaces and cultures.
• Experience with and understanding of non-profit, mission-based advocacy (a clear knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues a definite plus.)
• Able to work with many different people and personalities from diverse backgrounds with ease.

Physical activity requirements
This position requires frequent computer use and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Send questions to jobs@outandequal.org. No phone calls please.



Director of Communications
The Director of Communications is responsible for managing the organization’s branding, positioning and communications, integrated marketing and outreach strategy. The individual oversees the implementation of such strategies by spearheading public and media relations, corporate communications, web content, marketing and creative services. The candidate serves as the expert counsel on protecting and enhancing the reputation of the brand and for developing messages and imagery that encourages individuals, companies and foundations to support the organization.

The Director of Communications is responsible for planning, organizing and directing Out & Equal’s communications strategies and public information activities.

The Director is responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with news media editors, reporters, other governmental elected officials and their staff, other communications directors, community leaders, donors and sponsors and partner organizations involved with the organization.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, organizing and directing overall communications strategies and public information activities for the organization;
  • Analyzing, developing and articulating media policies;
  • Keeping management and staff apprised of relevant current events on a daily basis;
  • Strategizing and implementing CEO and organization visibility;
  • Coordinating, overseeing and attending press events;
  • Overseeing internal and external communications and presentations through visual displays, production of newsletters and web sites and occasional public events;
  • Maintaining extensive and positive relationships with local and national media;
  • Supervising communications team of three resources providing clear direction and oversight;
  • Supervising resources performing the duties associated with public information, video production, web site development and maintenance, photography, collateral support materials and internal and external events;
  • Developing and managing department budgets;
  • Participating in executive strategic planning with the executive management team;
  • Proactively pitching story ideas on a local and national level, seeking out additional media opportunities and coordinating local and national media sponsorships and funding for all Out & Equal program;
  • Managing, planning, directing, controlling and implementing public relations strategy with an aggressive communications program in the media markets including social media with an emphasis on Out & Equal programs, media advocacy and support for fundraising events;
  • Providing consultation and training for board and staff to ensure effective implementation of communications initiatives; including the branding of Out & Equal.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred), in public relations, journalism, communications or a related field and a minimum of seven years’ experience with at least two years in a nonprofit organization, as well as a portfolio of journalism, public relations or communications materials;
  • Experience managing a team, excellent communication skills, ability to handle multiple projects under deadline pressure, be detail and results-oriented and have strong knowledge of budget processes;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of media operations and expertise in the field of public relations and release of information for publication;
  • Proven ability to develop communication strategies related to organizational policies in collaboration with a diverse team
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the application of theories, principles and practices of journalism and mass communications as they relate to public information services;
  • Experience working with elected officials and CEO-level leadership, an ability to work comfortably and efficiently under tight timelines and strong, effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience producing high quality graphic materials essential;
  • Knowledge of the latest advances in effective use of Internet technologies;
  • Strong media relations experience, including media sponsorship negotiation and pitching to local TV, print and radio on an on-going basis.

Physical activity requirements
This position requires frequent computer use and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Send questions to jobs@outandequal.org. No phone calls please.





Summer-Fall Internships

intern-puzzle-flyer-websiteDo you believe in a world with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workplace equality? Then come work for the world’s premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to equality in the workplace. Through your internship, help companies create safe and supportive workplaces for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

You will be an integral part of the Out & Equal Workplace Summit, where 3,000 employees from 300 companies and 30 countries gather to share strategies and best practices to create workplace equality, inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Join us this summer as we plan and implement the 2015 Workplace Summit to be held Oct. 5-8 in Dallas. You will work in San Francisco in the summer and fall and travel to Dallas to work onsite at the Summit in October.

We currently have no opportunities available