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Regional Director - Northeast

Our Mission
GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike.

The Challenge
GLSEN seeks an exceptional, results-oriented professional to support GLSEN Chapters and other local efforts in the Northeast Region of the United States. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and accomplished individual with the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with the current 11 Chapters in the region and with the National management team to meet their programmatic and financial needs.

Reports to: Director of Field Services


  • Drive and support the organizations programmatic, advocacy and communication strategies for GLSEN Chapters and other volunteers on the ground
  • Support the collaboration between these volunteer groups to expand service areas
  • In collaboration with local volunteers and the National Development office, support the generation of financial and other resources throughout the NE Region
  • Similarly, identify grant and other funding prospects and oversee the implementation of those grants
  • Recruit, provide onboarding, and ongoing professional development to a cadre of volunteers throughout the region
  • In collaboration with the National Communications and other departments, drive constituent engagement strategies throughout the region
  • Oversee the recruitment, training and management of other paid supports such as employees, contractors and interns throughout the region
  • Expand the number of Chapters and expend Chapter service areas to increase reach to schools throughout the region
  • Ensure a diverse and inclusive approach to GLSEN volunteer recruitment, retention and in its programmatic outreach
  • Foster an environment of cohesiveness and collaboration with colleagues across all departments and with community partners
  • Travel up to 35% of the time

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing groups of volunteers with 5-7 years of experience in nonprofit management, and an understanding of the current best practices and emerging trends in the sector
  • A Bachelor’s degree, with further study preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Strong awareness of nonprofit fundraising strategies and donor stewardship
  • Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an ability to inspire others to support GLSEN and become volunteers for its mission
  • The intellectual depth, entrepreneurial drive, maturity, self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and warmth to build and maintain relationships with people at all levels of the organization, across a diverse range of educational and social backgrounds
  • Proven ability to build a cohesive, high-performing volunteer teams and to develop the skills and nurture their professional growth and effectiveness
  • Knowledge of national LGBT, education, civil rights and other relevant partner communities
  • Strong understanding and commitment to working through a social and racial justice lens
  • An appreciation for the mission and growth aspirations of GLSEN

This position will be located within the Northeast Region. There is some flexibility as to where the employee will be physically located.

To apply: Submit your resume and a letter of interest online. 

GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, people with disabilities, women, and non-LGBT people to apply.