Open Positions

Program Officer

The Gill Foundation seeks a mission-driven, campaign-oriented Program Officer to develop and execute grant-making strategies in service of securing full legal equality for LGBTQ people nationwide. The Program Officer is responsible for creating opportunities for idea generation and collaboration among both foundation staff and LGBTQ movement partners. This position reports to the Chief Strategy Officer.

The ideal candidate will embody the following traits:

  • Believes in the vision of the Gill Foundation, fosters a mission-driven culture, and models the foundation’s core values of being nimble, pragmatic, and innovative.
  • Acquires and maintains high-level subject matter expertise in LGBTQ issues and specific portfolio areas, avidly consuming and sharing information to improve our strategies.
  • Turns ideas into action, rigorously evaluates the work, and iterates until success is achieved.
  • Sets and meets high expectations of yourself, your colleagues, and your grantees – placing a premium on continuous learning and incorporating that learning into future investments.
  • Thrives in a team-centered environment, wholeheartedly implements whatever decision is made, and contributes to the success of the entire team.

DELIVERABLES

Portfolio Management – 70%

  • Develop and manage 2-3 portfolios of high-impact grants, consulting contracts, and relationships with influential partners in order to advance LGBTQ equality.
  • Rigorously monitor the issue, media, and policy landscapes to identify emerging opportunities for new investments and partnerships.
  • Solicit grant proposals in accordance with portfolio objectives and foundation priorities, and prepare monthly dockets for consideration by the foundation’s board co-chairs.
  • Regularly collaborate with other program officers to identify opportunities for collaboration and cross-pollination, creating alignment across programmatic areas and maximizing the impact of the foundation’s investments.
  • Identify, vet, and engage unlikely allies as potential grantees or partners.
  • Ensure grantees are high-profile participants in the public discourse about LGBTQ rights, responding quickly and constructively when LGBTQ issues are in the spotlight.
  • Work with the Communications Team and grantees to develop and launch paid, earned, and digital media initiatives that complement public education and field campaigns.
  • Serve as a foundation representative at convenings of movement leaders and allies.
  • Support the Chief Strategy Officer in developing annual goals, funding priorities, and budget recommendations for the foundation.

Measurement and Reporting – 15%

  • Determine with grantees key performance indicators and metrics of success for all grants, compile and evaluate the efficacy of materials created with foundation support, and report on the impact of each grant at the conclusion of its term.
  • Provide regular reports to senior leadership that evaluate grantees’ progress toward their outcomes and recommend any necessary pivots in strategy or approach.
  • Present on portfolio performance and strategy at biannual board meetings, prepare briefing materials for board members, and contribute to monthly updates to the board.
  • Ensure all proposals are in full compliance with laws governing private foundations.

Stakeholder Education and Engagement – 15%

  • Work with our Donor Resources Team to leverage Gill Foundation investments to engage other institutional funders and individual donors.
  • Work with our Communications Team to source content for monthly updates to partners, including updates from the field, briefings by grantees, and collaboration opportunities.
  • Provide real-time updates on key developments and achievements to the Donor Resources Team and Communications Team to inform stakeholders of the work being done by grantees.
  • Assist the Donor Resources Team in the production of the foundation’s biennial OutGiving conference, including speaker identification and preparation, content creation, and staffing.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least five years’ experience managing complex issue advocacy or public education campaigns.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Adept at research with the ability to quickly vet, consume, and synthesize large amounts of information from diverse sources.
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinker who can quickly turn ideas into action.
  • Self-starter who can focus under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the confidence to debate ideas without ego interfering.
  • High standards for personal and professional integrity and ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings.
  • Strong knowledge base or considerable interest in the LGBTQ movement and/or philanthropy.
  • Familiarity with administrative rule-making and/or legal proceedings preferred.

COMPENSATION

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with strong leaders across the Gill Foundation and LGBTQ movement. The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including salary and health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Salary range for this position is $85k to $95k annually, depending on experience.

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 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

TO APPLY

This position is based in our dog-friendly office in Denver, CO, and we require all staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to jobs@gillfoundation.org. Please, no phone calls.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant supports the CEO and the foundation’s senior management team. A master of logistics and creative problem-solver, this position handles confidential information with the utmost discretion and provides a broad knowledge base of organizational operations to effectively navigate and identify the right points of contact and build strong relationships across the foundations’ network of partners. This position requires a high level of technical skills, initiative, customer service, and independent judgment. This position reports to the COO and is a member of the finance and administration team.

EXPECTATIONS

The ideal candidate will embody the following traits:

  • Believes in the vision of the Gill Foundation, fosters a mission-driven culture, and models the foundation’s core values of being nimble, pragmatic, and innovative.
  • Exhibits initiative, discretion, and close attention to detail.
  • Persists in achieving outcomes, exploring multiple options and iterating until the goal is met.
  • Processes new ideas and information quickly, exercises independent judgement, and aims for concrete and verifiable results.
  • Builds rapport and new relationships with ease, and helps make connections between foundation staff and potential partners, grantees, and collaborators.
  • Thrives in a team-centered environment, seeks out opportunities to help facilitate the work of senior leadership, and contributes to the success of the team as a whole.

DELIVERABLES

Senior Team Administrative Support – 60%

  • Proactively manages the calendars of the CEO and other members of senior management. This includes fielding internal and external requests for meetings, keeping senior leaders moving between meetings, updating meeting attendees on delays and changes, and anticipating and resolving scheduling conflicts.
  • Coordinates travel and makes reservations for CEO and other senior team. Also coordinates with other staff participating in the same meetings and events.
  • Completes monthly expense reporting for CEO and senior team, collecting receipts and background on the purpose for expenses.

Projects – 25%

  • Coordinates logistics for senior team meetings, all-staff meetings, and programs team meetings, including scheduling guest speakers, preparing materials, setting up technology needs, and lining up the dates, locations, and meals.
  • Prepares documents, presentation slides, and other materials as necessary for senior leaders.
  • Coordinates travel logistics for OutGiving conference guest speakers and provides other administrative support for events.

Board Meeting Support – 10%

  • Works with the personal assistants for board members to calendar meetings requested by the CEO and foundation staff, and keeps track of associated follow-up items.
  • Plans and manages logistics for board and committee meetings, including meeting space, meals, lodging, and travel for staff and guests.
  • Ensures board books are meticulously edited, compiled in a professional way, and delivered in a timely manner to board meeting attendees.
  • Attends board meetings to ensure all logistical needs and member/guest/staff requests are met.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated excellence in executive administrative support, with a strong preference for at least three years of relevant experience.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Fantastic interpersonal skills, customer service orientation, and ability to communicate with people across the social and political spectrum.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and adhere to deadlines.
  • Advanced proficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, with the capacity and willingness to quickly master new programs.

COMPENSATION

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with strong leaders across the Gill Foundation and LGBTQ movement. The Gill Foundation offers competitive compensation packages including salary and health, retirement, and vacation benefits. Annual salary range for this position is $45k to $55k, depending on experience.

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 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, military status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

TO APPLY

This position is based in our dog-friendly office in Denver, CO. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@gillfoundation.org Please, no phone calls.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Gill Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, genetic characteristics, military status, conditions relating to pregnancy or childbearing, and/or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. The foundation’s policy is in full compliance with all applicable laws and applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.