Employment

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic, fearless team that is a leader, catalyst, and agenda-setter in the march toward equality? Occasionally, we have openings for really great people.

Please send resumes to resumes@gillfoundation.org.

  • Program Officer

    Founded in 1994, the Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s largest funders of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights work. Our goal is to create an America in which all people are treated equally and respectfully.

    Position
    The foundation seeks a mission-focused, strategic, and metrics-minded Program Officer who will embody our Guiding Principles to lead the development and execution of our work in select states by developing and managing a portfolio of grants and consulting contracts.

    Reporting to the Director of Programs, a successful Program Officer will identify and act on opportunities to advance efforts that make progress toward achieving specific outcomes in our current priorities – equal treatment under the law, safe schools, and a prosperous Colorado.

    Expectations

    • Has an absolute dedication to the foundation’s Guiding Principles and core values of being clever, dynamic, inspiring, innovative, and pioneering.
    • Put a premium on turning new ideas into action and being persistent and iterative until we drive the desired outcome.
    • Must thrive in a team-centered environment and promote a culture of mutual accountability, high performance, and continuous improvement, placing a premium on learning and measurable outcomes.
    • Although we are team-centered, each member must work with considerable independent judgment and initiative to ensure the foundation’s mission is carried out, information flows quickly and effectively with the rest of the team, deadlines are met, and actions receive rigorous and honest evaluation.


    Deliverables

    Create, manage, and execute a strategic plan 40%

    • Develop a portfolio of high-impact grants, key consulting contracts, and pivotal relationships with influential partners in order to advance equality.
    • Aggressively track the issue environment and identify emerging opportunities for new investments and engagement of local partners.
    • Ensure grants are in keeping with Guiding Principles, include measurable benchmarks and outcomes, and are in full compliance with laws governing private foundations.


    Communications 30%

    • Work with partners and grantees to launch paid and earned media initiatives featuring powerful spokespeople.
    • Ensure that partners engage in a meaningful, high profile way when opinion leaders fail to advance foundation priorities, as well as when they succeed.
    • Identify and fill research needs. This may include overseeing polling and messaging work, facilitating the development reports released by well-respected messengers, etc.


    Measurement 15%

    • Establish clear annual outcomes and indicators of success that measure progress toward program goals.
    • Produce monthly progress reports that capture grantee progress toward those outcomes.
    • Track collateral materials, media, and other communications plans and document how Gill Foundation technical support, tools, and grant making transformed the dialogue around LGBT issues.
    • Participate in quarterly staff trainings and evaluations of grantees and consultants.


    Donor Resources 15%

    • Working with our Donor Resources team, leverage Gill Foundation investments by partnering with institutional and individual donors.
    • Provide real-time updates that connect donors to the urgent work being done by grantees.


    Key Qualifications

    • 7+ years’ experience designing and managing complex advocacy or public education campaigns and/or programs, particularly in the states;
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
    • Deep experience working on issue-based campaigns;
    • Working knowledge of earned, paid, and social media tactics;
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and to form effective working relationships with staff;
    • Self-starter comfortable working in a dynamic setting;
    • Creative, outside-the-box thinker who can quickly turn ideas into action;
    • Working knowledge of current non-partisan, nonprofit civic engagement tactics and/or considerable interest in the field; and
    • Highest level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards.


    Location and Work Protocols

    • Based at the Denver, Colorado office.
    • Flexible work schedule including off-regular hour events.
    • Expected to monitor email during off-hours for unusual critical event developments/logistics.
    • Periodic travel.


    Compensation

    This is an outstanding opportunity to work with strong leaders across the Gill Foundation team. The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including base salary, health, retirement, and vacation benefits.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.  The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment and provides equal employment opportunity regarding race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, or military status and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

     

    To Apply
    Please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@gillfoundation.org by November 4, 2016.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.  The foundation’s policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment and provides equal employment opportunity regarding race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, or military status and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.