Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements to advance equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest. We envision a world in which all LGBTQ+ people live safely and openly as our whole selves in the communities we call home.
Founded in 1985, we are the only LGBTQ+ community foundation in the Northwest, and have invested more than $72 million in nonprofit organizations, local leaders, and student scholars through our grants, scholarships, and initiatives. We work in the Northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Pride Foundation has an operating budget of more than $5 million and 15 full-time employees, 5 of whom are fully remote and 10 who are currently remote, but previously worked at our headquarters in Seattle, WA. Pride Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors with 22 members from across the five-state region with diverse professional and lived experiences.
As an organization and as individuals, we are committed to anti-racism, and strive to center racial equity and justice throughout our organization and all aspects of our programmatic work. Together, we are intentionally and actively building an internal culture that reflects this commitment, and an organization where our team members can thrive. All team members are a part of this work and are active participants in building our culture. Read more about the work culture we are building here.
TRANSformCulture is Pride Foundation’s public education, research, and advocacy program that seeks to shift culture through storytelling, community building, and outreach that is community led and developed. TRANSformCulture is grounded in developing, maintaining, and centering long-term relationships with communities—developing this work with individuals and groups on the ground who are supporting our communities.
The goal of this work is to utilize messaging research and community organizing to increase awareness and acceptance of gender diversity, and to empower BIPOC, Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender diverse community members and leaders as change agents within and beyond their own communities.
Pride Foundation seeks a community-oriented and deeply embedded leader to lead our public education, research, and advocacy program, TRANSformCulture. Our next Director of Community Advocacy, Education, & Research (DCAER) will bring a strong background in working with and building meaningful relationships within BIPOC, Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, intersex and gender diverse communities, have strong skills in research design and implementation, and a thorough understanding of what it takes to change systems and transform culture to truly keep our communities safe. The DCAER is a critical member of our leadership team, and is responsible for designing and implementing the breadth of TRANSformCulture’s work.
The DCAER reports to the CEO, serves on Pride Foundation’s Leadership Team, and leads the Village Council—a 25-person community advisory committee consisting of change agents from across the 5-State region. This is a full time, exempt position. Flexibility to work some evenings, weekends, and occasionally travel are necessary. This position is currently remote, and candidates should live in, or be willing to relocate to, one of the five Northwest states Pride Foundation serves. Staff members in the greater Puget Sound region will have the option to work out of our headquarters office in Seattle in the future once conditions of the pandemic make in-person work safe again.
The DCAER will lead all aspects of this work, from developing and maintaining community relationships, outreach, and engagement, to co-designing and implementing the story collection, analysis, and research with the Village Council. The DCAER will also be responsible for coordinating the dissemination and use of this research with community groups and organizations, collecting feedback on effectiveness and community needs, and designing future projects based on what is learned. It is critical that this work be grounded in a research and data justice framework, and also requires the DCAER to bring a strong, intersectional, racial, and gender justice analysis to this work.
Community Outreach and Engagement (30%)
Research: Story Collection, Analysis, and Design (30%)
Advocacy: Community Education and Application (20%)
Internal Leadership (10%)
Organizational Culture and Racial Justice (10%)
The ideal candidate will have a mix of these skills, experiences, and competencies gained through paid and unpaid experiences.
While not required, these are additional skills and experiences we are looking for in candidates:
Pride Foundation determines its staff salaries using the Washington Nonprofit Wage & Benefit Annual Survey. Each salary is based on the average of similar positions in organizations of comparable size and are competitive for the field. For this position, the salary range is $85,000-$90,000.
Excellent employer-paid benefits: medical (includes coverage of gender-confirming health services and procedures), dental, and vision coverage along with disability insurance, employer retirement account contribution, and option for employee to invest in an individual retirement account.
Pride Foundation has a 4-day, 32-hour work week, with the option for this position to be entirely remote (either set up to work from home or in co-working space), or to be based out of the Seattle headquarters. Candidates must reside within the 5-state region we work in, or be willing to relocate to the region.
Pride Foundation is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities who are underrepresented in the field of philanthropy are encouraged to apply.
Send letter of interest and resume to: Katie Carter at [email protected]. Please include “Director of Community Advocacy, Education, and Research” in the subject line of your email. In your letter of interest, please make it a point to address the skills and experiences you bring to this role, as outlined above. We would appreciate you specifically addressing:
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by October 25, 2021 for first consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case by case basis.
Please email Katie Carter if you have specific questions about this position.