The National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation (LGBT Bar) is a national organization of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals, law students, activists, allies and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ + community in all its diversity. The Foundation arm of the LGBT Bar focuses on the organization’s programmatic and philanthropic activities.
The Development Manager will support the Development Team in the execution of various fundraising core strategies and maintain development operations. This position is under the supervision of the Director of Development.
Current Core Fundraising Strategies:
The LGBT Bar’s Annual “Lavender Law®” Conference and Career Fair
Out and Proud Corporate Counsel award receptions
Individual Giving Program
Smaller seasonal cultivation events
Maintain donor database and track all communications;
Elaborate on the existing membership model to attract new and lapsed members;
Collaborate on monthly and annual reports;
Stay on top of advancements and changes that are pertinent to raising money within the nonprofit sphere.
Skills and Qualifications
Knowledge of development best practices;
Experience in major gifts, online fundraising campaigns, annual funds, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail, and planned giving;
Track record as an effective communicator adept at crafting proposals, donor correspondence, and other kinds of materials;
A genuine interest in the LGBT Bar’s mission and assisting the LGBTQ+ community;
Demonstrated experience working in a hands-on environment with limited resources as well as thriving in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment;
We seek a “roll up your sleeves and do what’s needed” kind of team-player.
At least three years of experience in a similar role in a $1 – $3M/year nonprofit or for-profit business dealing with individuals, foundations, and/or corporations.
Master’s degree or Juris Doctor desired
Details at a glance:
Office located in downtown Washington, DC. Remote work is possible but not preferred.
Full Time Schedule
4-Year Degree Required
Likely start date of mid-November through mid-December
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, in the range of $60k to $75k. The LGBT Bar offers an excellent benefits package, including full health, dental and vision coverage for all employees and immediate family members, short and long-term disability and employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan.
The LGBT Bar is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medication, status as a veteran, tobacco use, or other classification protected by law.
How To Apply
Email your resumé with a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Development Manager” in the subject line of your email.
All applications are reviewed and acted upon as they are received. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials as promptly as possible.
The Bar is proud to celebrate diversity. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply.
The National LGBT Bar Association offers two internships per semester:
If you are an undergrad or law student who is passionate about LGBTQ+ equality and is dedicated to justice for all marginalized groups, please read on below for what the position responsibilities are and why this is a wonderful opportunity for a law student or a student interested in social justice. Both internships receive a $1000 stipend.
Office Intern: You’ll be tasked with assisting us with our general programs – including cutting edge LGBTQ+ policy and legal work – and post-conference activities. Every year, with help from interns, we put on the Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. It is the largest minority legal career fair in the country, attended by more than 1,700 law students and legal professionals. You’ll help us prepare for and organize the 2020 conference, as well as assist with conference sponsorships, all the while interacting with some of the top legal minds in the country. Help ensure that law students and attorneys find their dream jobs, while also taking advantage of the opportunity to connect with our vast network of legal professionals. Fall interns assist with the post-conference cleanup and organizing. Spring and Summer interns assist with the preparation for the event. This position is based at our Washington, DC office.
Legal Intern: You’ll be tasked with assisting us with legal research and policy work, and with program development for LGBTQ+ and ally law students and attorneys. You’ll experience the nonprofit world while interacting with pro bono counsel at Am Law 100 firms and attorneys with years of experience in the LGBTQ+ advocacy realm. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference on the issues you care about. Unlike the office intern, this intern has the option to work remotely. Also, please note that this internship is only open to current law students and 2019 law school graduates.
To apply, send a resume AND cover letter to email@example.com. In the subject line, make sure to include what internship you’re applying for, the term (i.e. Spring 2020), and your full name.