Public and Community Affairs Manager

07 Jan, 2021


Public and Community Affairs Manager

LGBT Network
Hauppauge, NY
  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities
    • Strengthen organizational relationships with elected officials at the local, city, county, state, and federal level to secure funding, educate about issues impacting LGBTQ people and families and generate exposure for the LGBT Network
    • Identify funding opportunities from elected officials and government agencies and work closely with other staff to submit highly competitive proposals
    • Extend invitations to local elected officials and community leaders for LGBT Network public and private events and keep elected officials apprised of programs and projects in their districts
    • Serve as the main point of contact with LGBT Network’s government and public affairs firm, working with them to develop funding strategies, outreach plans, and schedule meetings
    • Initiate opportunities for the President/CEO, Board of Directors, and senior staff to interact with elected officials, and create compelling presentation materials for meetings
    • Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with government representatives
    • Author external communications materials to drive awareness of LGBT Network’s work and forge new partnerships
    • Prepare, write and edit talking points, letters to the editor, op-eds, presentations, fact sheets, press kit materials, newsletters and other supporting material, as needed
    • Represent LGBT Network on coalitions and committees
    • Identify external research partners to evaluate projects and communicate findings
    • Organize community meetings and maintain a system for updating stakeholders on progress
    • Other duties as assigned
  • The Public and Community Affairs Manager is responsible to:
  • Requirements
  • Qualification Requirements
    • Minimum of two-plus years of professional experience in community and government relations, project management ideally related to LGBT and/or public health and civil rights issues
    • Bachelor’s degree as a minimum; Master’s degree in public affairs or similar field preferred
    • Excellent written skills with ability to distill complex messages into clear and cogent communications
    • Commitment to creative problem solving and collaboration
    • Confidence managing and overseeing a diverse portfolio of projects that expand the strategic reach of the organization
    • Working proficiency of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress preferred
    • Flexible work schedule a must, as this position requires working nights and weekends
    • When in-person operations resume, reliable transportation and a valid driver license as this position will require frequent travel throughout Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties
    • Sensitivity, understanding and the ability to effectively interact with individuals, both internal and external, from diverse backgrounds
    • Excellent interpersonal and phone skills and ability to work with a wide range of people
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills for handling multiple tasks at once
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of people and flexibility
    • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Other Requirements 
  • Summary
  • Organization Summary The LGBT Network is seeking a Public and Community Affairs Manager (PCAM) that will cultivate an ambitious portfolio of external and community relationships. Working closely with the President/CEO, the PCAM is responsible for the development and execution of the LGBT Network’s local, city, state and federal advocacy strategy.
  • During COVID-19, The Public and Community Affairs Manager position is remote based until further notice but when the organization resumes normal operations will be based out of a LGBT Network Community Center. This position reports to the President & Chief Executive Officer.
  • Position Summary
  • The LGBT Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is a home and voice for LGBT people, their families, and support systems of Long Island and Queens.  The LGBT Network’s community centers throughout the region help LGBT people to be themselves, stay healthy, and change the world.  Since 1993, the LGBT Network has been pioneering advocacy and social change to promote safe spaces where LGBT people live, learn, work, play, and pray.

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Job posted: 2021-01-07