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SF Pride is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age, or physical disability.
Position open until filled
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
SF Pride Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration Committee, Inc. is a nonprofit membership-based organization founded to produce the San Francisco Pride Parade and two-day Celebration. SF Pride is dedicated to education, commemoration of LGBT heritage, and to the celebration of LGBT culture and liberation.
This position reports to the Executive Director. Under the guidance of the Executive team, the Communications Manager (CM) for San Francisco Pride is responsible for developing, designing, executing and managing a comprehensive and cohesive communication strategy for the Agency that is in line with our mission and goals. This includes maintenance of existing contact databases; as well as a strategy for developing and managing them in the future.
The executive team works with the CM to create broader communication initiatives within SF Pride. It then falls to the CM to put these ideas into practice and ensure that they are implemented and executed according to the Agency’s vision. Because SF Pride works heavily with community groups, government agencies, partner organizations and the community at large, the CM may also be required to make public appearances and present the vision and work done by SF Pride to larger groups.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Executive Director, the CM’s scope of work includes, but is not limited to, the following::
- Implement communications strategies, providing effective delivery and management of all communication services including but not limited to development and publication of content for social media channels, website, member communications, newsletters, email blasts, press releases and promotional messages.
- Communicate organizational goals and operational plans to all levels of the organization and to stakeholders, members, and partners, as needed.
- Work to synthesize the wide diversity of perspectives and messages that are being presented through and at the annual Parade and Celebration, via numerous producers, community members, and stakeholders, ultimately delivering messaging that supports the mission, goals, and annual theme of San Francisco Pride.
- Externally, maintain a respectful and productive relationship with community, civic, and business leaders and organizations, that encourages and facilitates their engagement with SF Pride.
- Internally, partner with the executive team in identifying best practices and improve communications systems and subscriber lists with an eye toward future needs and budget realities.
- Work with appropriate staff and contractors to develop and maintain a functional, effective and effective organizational website, including frequent and timely site updates and improvements.
- Manage the implementation of new and evolving digital communications methods, such as an event-based app for download and use by the general public and event attendees.
- Work with the sponsor team to provide the highest levels of customer service to sponsors and partners as it relates to sponsor deliverables and recognition.
- Manage media and marketing opportunities afforded to SF Pride by virtue of our media partnerships, such as creation and trafficking of outdoor media, print, and electronic advertising. An area of growth for the agency is online and broadcast video development.
- Assist with agency deliverables for annual print publications (i.e. InsidePride, PocketPride)
- Manage and maintain existing and new database and digital management systems for areas including subscriber lists, press/media contact lists, among others.
Events and Meeting Coordination:
- Supervise the production of agency’s annual press preview including coordination of venue, logistics, food, beverage, AV, volunteer management, press recruitment, emcee preparation, and messaging. Will involve multiple constituencies including Grand Marshals, awardees, community, and press.
- Offer event support to Board and other fundraising entities during fundraising events and opportunities.
- Provide support to additional events and meetings including Board meetings, Membership meetings, Volunteer Appreciation events, and the Annual General Membership meeting.
Media and Press Coordination:
- Manage and coordinate all media inquiries received by the agency.
- When appropriate, deliver approved agency statements.
- Identify and schedule interviews with appropriate agency spokespersons and with annual honorees.
- Management of the credentialing of media for the annual Parade and Celebration.
PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES:
- 4-plus years of nonprofit communications experience or a demonstrated record that matches this experience.
- BA/BS degree preferred
- Commitment to the mission and programming of San Francisco Pride, and experience working with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals, and other culturally diverse populations. Particular preference for those familiar with Bay Area LGBTQ+ organizations and communities.
- Excellent communication skills including writing, proofreading, editing, presenting, and public speaking.
- Experience with best practices in social media and familiarity with other content publishing platforms.
- Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills. Ability to use good judgement, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems and guidance to staff.
- Strong capacity for relationship-building, and a team player willing to take on additional tasks within reason.
- Outstanding time-management skills with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workload.
- Willingness to supervise and work alongside interns, volunteers, and contractors.
Wages and Benefits
This is a full-time position, based at SF Pride’s offices in the Upper Mission/SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. The salary is competitive ($60-$70k) commensurate with experience. Medical, dental, vision, and vacation benefits are included.To apply please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “Communications Manager application.” Position open until filled, target start date is in early 2020. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest.
About the San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee
The San Francisco Pride Celebration Committee is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade. The mission of the organization is to educate the world on LGBTQ issues, as well as commemorate the heritage, celebrate the culture, and liberate the people of all LGBTQ communities. A world leader in the Pride movement, SF Pride is also a grant-giving organization through its Community Partners Program. Since 1997, SF Pride has granted over $3 million dollars in proceeds to local nonprofit LGBTQIA organizations and organizations working on issues related to HIV/AIDS, cancer, homelessness, housing rights, and animal welfare.
SF Pride is an equal opportunity employer. LGBTQ people, people of color, women, and the disabled are especially encouraged to apply. Position open until filled.
Application Deadline: position open until filled
The first round of application review has begun.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration Committee, Inc. is a nonprofit membership-based organization founded to produce the San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration. SF Pride is dedicated to education, celebration, liberation, and commemoration of our community’s heritage. This community includes Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Intersex, and Asexual (TLGBQIA+) individuals.
About the Position
The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with a strong background and demonstrated evidence of engaging with the community, building partnerships, and planning with the goal of achieving equity and justice for the TLGBQIA+ community. They must have experience in staff and volunteer management, planning, financial management skills, a proven track record in raising funds, experience with local government agencies, and sponsorships. A background in large-scale event production, contingency planning is required. The candidate should be a proven consensus-builder and collaborator able to clearly articulate SF Pride’s goals and policies to the public and elected officials. Experience in conflict resolution, facilitation, and advocating for under-represented groups will be highly valued.
SF Pride Production
- Manage and provide strategic direction for all aspects of SF Pride production, including staffing, fundraising, program development, planning and logistics, marketing and media relations, and community partnerships.
- Maintain a working relationship with community, civic, and business leaders, which encourages and facilitates engagement in SF Pride.
- Ensure the SF Pride Parade and Celebration reflects the organization’s vision and mission, while promoting and facilitating participation of the diverse TLGBQIA+ community as well as the broad community of San Francisco.
Vision and Strategic Development
- Lead in the development of a collective vision rooted in SF Pride’s core values and based on an assessment of the changing conditions that influence the impact, relevancy and sustainability of the organization and the annual celebration.
- In partnership with the Board of Directors, lead SF Pride through planning that determines strategies and action steps required to pursue our vision.
- Collaborate with Board of Directors, staff, contractors, members and community in the visioning and strategic planning process.
- Responsible for primary fundraising strategies — including oversight of execution of fundraising, grant writing, and cultivating donor, government, and corporate sponsor relations for the SF Pride events and general operations.
- Work closely with Board to develop and implement a fundraising and development plan.
- Cultivate fundraising relationships that promote community social responsibility and organizational financial sustainability
Financial and Organizational Mangement
- Develop and efficiently manage budgets, accounts, billings, and overall fiscal management, in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
- Strong financial leadership to manage a portfolio of diverse revenue streams.
- Ensure maintenance of official records of SF Pride activities and meetings, and filing of quarterly reports with the board.
- Support the Board of Directors to successfully carry out its roles and meet its goals.
- Cultivate relationships with and among Board members, and between Board and staff.
Staff, volunteer, Member and Contractor Management
- Recruit and supervise staff, interns, and contractors.
- Ensure training and professional development of staff and volunteers, in compliance with local, state and federal human resource policies.
- Create a fabulous work environment where people feel valued and enjoy coming to work.
Community Engagement and Advocacy
- Serve as a spokesperson for SF Pride.
- Raise the public profile of SF Pride’s ongoing community activities and programming.
- Large-scale event production and management experience.
- Non-profit management experience.
- Demonstrated evidence of non-profit leadership.
- Demonstrated evidence in successful fundraising.
- Experience leading, building, and working effectively with a diverse Board of Directors.
- Track record of advocacy on issues related to the TLGBQIA+ community.
- Experience building relationships with diverse community members and organizations that highlight the needs and values of underserved and under-represented groups within the TLGBQIA+ community
- Experience working with the TLGBQIA+ community
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent business and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated diplomatic and people skills.
- Bachelor’s degree, or relevant work experience.
- Non-profit management experience.
Salary and Benefits
SF Pride is offering a competitive salary based on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications, along with a benefits package.
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position to EDSearch@sfpride.org. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT SF PRIDE REGARDING THIS POSITION
SF Pride is an equal opportunity employer and does not not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.
To learn more about SF Pride, visit us at www.sfpride.org