The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people and their families. As a progressive racial, economic and social justice organization, the Task Force works toward a society that values and respects the diversity of human expression and identity and achieves equity for all. The Task Force has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Miami, and Cambridge, MA.


The National LGBTQ Task Force (The Task Force) is seeking a Deputy Executive Director, based in the Washington, D.C. office.  The Deputy Executive Director reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director in managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. The Deputy Executive Director directly supervises program department directors and other senior staff.

The Deputy Executive Director’s Responsibilities Include:


Works in close collaboration with the Executive Director to set the strategic and organizational direction of the Task Force;

Oversees the Task Force’s Leadership (management) Team;

  • Supports the executive director in working with the Board of Directors, including developing and providing reports and presentations; and
  • Represents the Task Force to the public, to the media, in coalitions, and LGBTQ movement meetings, as requested by the Executive Director.

 Programmatic Oversight and Management

  • Ensures that all programs are functioning at the highest level of excellence, are innovative, evaluated and create outcomes of benefit to LGBTQ people and their families;
  • Oversees the fiscal and programmatic performance of all program areas including the Advocacy and Action and Creating Change Departments;
  • Supervises and evaluates senior staff including: the Director of Advocacy and Action, the Director of Creating Change, the Director of Human Resources, and Senior Strategist; and
  • Manages interdepartmental teams to meet Task Force strategic goals and objectives.

Institutional Advancement

  • Plays a significant role in the implementation of, and reporting on, the Task Force’s Strategic Plan;
  • Works with Executive Director and finance staff in developing the annual budgets and monitoring financial performance;
  • Partners with the Executive Director and Development staff in fundraising from foundations and major donors;
  • Identifies and manages interdepartmental teams to meet Task Force goals and objectives and to improve the organization’s performance and efficiency;
  • Oversees with the Director of Human Resources,  labor relations, serving as one of the management representatives; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include the following:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience serving in an executive/senior management role of a non-profit organizations with budgets exceeding $5 million;
  • Demonstrated experience in, and/or high level of comfort working with, the LGBTQ community and in organizations committed to racial, economic and gender justice;
  • Experience supervising a talented and experienced senior team;
  • Experience in working in coalition and partnership with a broad range of social justice organizations;
  • Demonstrated success in managing high level teams, supporting senior teams in racially and gender diverse environments, and in developing and implementing budgets;
  • Strong organizational skills and understanding of organizational systems;
  • Thorough understanding of the fundamentals of effective constituency building and extensive experience building coalitions and linkages across sexual orientation, race, gender, age, religion, ability, class and culture;
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic planning processes;
  • Demonstrated commitment to team building and cooperative relationships across departments;
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression is an important institutional value;
  • Experience working in organizations with bargaining units preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated success in fund raising preferred; and
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as required.


This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary to commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits — health, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; 403(b) plan with employer contributions


Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact information for three references. Applications submitted via e-mail for this position should be directed to hr@theTaskForce.org; please write “Deputy Executive Director” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.