Executive Director
Equality NC - Raleigh, NC

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About Equality NC

Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Equality NC is a statewide group dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. We work toward that goal by effectively lobbying the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, relationship recognition, HIV/AIDS, and more. We also work to engage North Carolinians with educational programming and outreach efforts.

Equality NC is a 501(c)(4) organization that conducts lobbying and advocacy efforts. It provides management and staffing to two related entities on a contract basis:

Equality NC PAC, a registered state PAC thatworks to elect fair-minded candidates, and

Equality NC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educational programming on LGBT issues and conducts campaigns to build public support for equal rights.

The Position

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director leads the staff and is responsible for leading our diverse constituency toward accomplishment of a dynamic vision and tangible achievement of the organization's mission.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

Provide visionary leadership to the organization

Translate the vision of the organization into achievable and measurable benchmarks

Engage, motivate, and grow the supporter base

Fundraising and Finance

Work with the Development Director to grow the organizations financial resources and strengthen its financial position through: Foundation and government grants, major events, individual and corporate donor solicitation, and relevant partnerships

Attend fundraising events and development opportunities

Develop the annual budget and monitor expenditures and financial outlook

Board Relations

Assist the board in overseeing the governance of the organization and execution of the strategic plan

Provide or supervise staff support for board meetings and board committee meetings

Timely inform the board of all issues and events that are critical to the board's responsibilities

Community and Public Relations

Be an articulate and passionate spokesperson for ENC and for NC LGBT policy and education

Build and maintain critical relationships with local, state, regional, and national leaders

Maintain the credibility, reputation, and good standing of the organization


Lead, supervise, and support all staff and interns

Encourage teamwork, coordination and focus in the staff team

Protect the organization's interests by ensuring legal and regulatory compliance


Ensure alignment of ENC programs to the organization's vision, mission, and values

Coordinate consulting, lobbying, speaking, and training efforts



Deep understanding of LGBT issues and a commitment to North Carolina

Track record of commitment to social justice and other ENC values

Supervisory experience and ability to lead a diverse staff and constituency

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to maintain and grow key relationships

Ability to travel extensively throughout the state with occasional out-of-state travel

Bachelor's degree


Senior level nonprofit management experience including working with boards

Experience in policy advocacy, capacity building, community organizing, and fundraising

Familiarity with local, state, regional, and national LGBT entities and leaders

Established network within the nonprofit funding community, with demonstrable success in cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundations, government agencies and individuals


Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided. Relocation assistance may be considered, as appropriate.

To Apply

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and applications, including résumé, references, and a letter of interest to:

Kevin Chase

Managing Director

Diversified Search


Submission encouraged by June 28, 2013. All applications will be treated confidentially. References will not be contacted without the candidate's permission.

Equality NC is an equal opportunity employer and committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in its executive team.


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