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Regional Director- West Region

Reports To: Director of Field Services

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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 West 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 volunteer-led 10 Chapters in the region and with the National management team to meet their programmatic, operational and financial needs.


  • Lead and support the organization’s programmatic, advocacy and communication strategies for GLSEN Chapters and other volunteers on the ground
  • In collaboration with local volunteers and the National Development Office, support the generation of financial and other resources throughout the West 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
  • 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 Chapter leaders
  • In collaboration with the National Office, facilitate constituent engagement strategies throughout the region
  • Assist with the recruitment, training and management of other paid supports such as employees, contractors and interns throughout the region
  • Facilitate the future expansion of Chapters and expand Chapter service areas to increase reach to schools throughout the region
  • Travel up to 35% of the time


The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • An appreciation for the mission and growth aspirations of GLSEN
  • 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 LGBTQ, education, civil rights and other relevant partner communities
  • Strong understanding and commitment to working through a social and racial justice lens
  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing groups of volunteers and an understanding of the current best practices and emerging trends in the sector
  • Strong familiarity with the West Region, its unique needs and opportunities as well as awareness of policy pertinent to the region and its implication on GLSEN’s mission
  • 5-7 years of experience in nonprofit management, 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

Expected starting salary is $72,000/year depending on qualifications and experience.

This position will be located in Los Angeles, California. For more information see GLSEN's website at www.glsen.orgTo apply, please submit your resume and letter of interest at:

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