Deputy Director of LGBT Affairs

Date Posted
Close Date
Location
Philadelphia
Job Type
Full-Time

City of Philadelphia

Contact
Amari Evans
Title
Talent Management Specialist

Company Description

A best-in-class city that attracts best-in-class talent, Philadelphia is an incredible place to build a career. From our thriving arts scene and rich history to our culture of passion and grit, there are countless reasons to love living and working here. With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia offers boundless opportunities to make an impact.
As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

Job Description
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs was created to connect LGBT people with government services and to help to ensure that services they receive are culturally competent. The primary role of the Deputy Director of LGBT Affairs is to assist, support, and advise the Executive Director of LGBT Affairs and Philadelphia City Government on the needs of LGBT residents; to serve as a liaison between the LGBT community and the City of Philadelphia; and to educate residents and the city workforce on the needs of the LGBT Community. The Deputy Director of LGBT Affairs reports to the Executive Director of LGBT Affairs.

Essential Functions
- Support the growth and development of the City’s LGBT communities
- Strengthen partnerships between the community, LGBT Affairs office, and LGBT serving organizations
- Support the growth and success of the Mayor’s LGBT Commission
- Support the development and implementation of an LGBT leadership training module
- Identify, train, and establish city LGBT Department Liaisons
- Participate in speaking engagements, panels, lectures to further the Office’s mission and reach
- Support LGBT Competency trainings for the City of Philadelphia Workforce in collaboration with Director of Training and Recruiting, CAO
- Social media management- including Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to effectively disseminate information to the community, and respond to inquiries.
- Database management- assist with the development and maintenance of agency databases including Excel, Google, access, and Microsoft platforms such as SharePoint.
- Policy development- craft policy with the collaboration of agency and community stakeholders including the LGBT affairs commission, city council members, and the private sector;
- Relationship/Coalition building- with the ED, identify areas of need in the city’s LGBT community
- Supervise staff, as needed.

Qualifications (Education and Experience)
- Minimum of two years working in community engagement field
- College degree preferred
- Grant-writing/ fundraising experience
- Experience working on a sustained public campaign
- 1+ years’ experience working on two or more of the following: Elder issues, Economic Empowerment, City relations, Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Immigration/Faith/Civil Rights, Race relations, Trans Equality, Youth and Families

Additional information
Salary Range: $50,000
Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample with your application. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample with your application. Applications without all required documents will not be considered.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx