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To Apply: Shoot a cover letter & resume to john@gendercool.org

Overview

The GenderCool Project is a fast-growing, culture-changing, life-saving nonprofit focused on changing people’s often misinformed opinions with real, positive experiences meeting transgender and non-binary youth who are thriving.

With 30+ states trying to pass anti-trans youth legislation that will actually end lives, and with the Equality Act on the line nationally, there’s a newfound sense of urgency to take bold, creative action to succeed by continuing to build upon the efforts and historic leadership of the transgender and non-binary community and allies who have come before us.

We’ve built a new powerful platform for the voices of our GenderCool Champions. GenderCool has harnessed the youth voice of our “Champions” (extraordinary and diverse transgender and non-binary youth ages 12-17) to put a human face on “trans rights are human rights”.

GenderCool Champion Stella’s historic testimony before the U.S. Senate in support of the Equality Act in March, and discussion with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in April, has gone viral. In addition, on June 25, GenderCool Champion Ashton met with and introduced President Biden and presented him with our first-of-its-kind book series.

Current Opportunities

💛💚 Director of Operations & Programs

Full-time & remote | Community members highly encouraged

Overview of Position

The GenderCool Project is seeking a brilliant, energetic, detail-oriented, creative, inspiring and collaborative Director of Operations & Programs, reporting directly to our Executive Director/Co-Founder, Jennifer Grosshandler. Responsible for oversight of GenderCool’s Operations & Programs and excited to give it their all to help change the world at this crossroads in history!

Responsibilities

• This role is second only to the Executive Director of GenderCool in responsibility, importance and impact. Candidate must possess the ability to collaboratively support a diverse set of activities that might otherwise fall solely to the Executive Director

• Overseeing the iteration, growth and success of all programs, including those generating revenue that will fuel our continued growth

• Proactively strategize, help implement and iterate operational processes and systems that drive efficiency and excellence, including for financial, IT and HR processes and systems, with limited resources and competing demands

• Close collaboration with the Director of Partnerships, Director of Development and Director of Digital Strategy to ensure an integrated approach to our growth and success

• Day-to-day management of a small but growing staff and evolving group of contractors and vendors

• Successfully interacting with our Champions (transgender and non-binary youth ages 12-17), the Champions’ parents and other diverse stakeholders (e.g. our Board of Directors, prospective and existing corporate partners, the media, other non-profits and funders/contributors, etc.)

Position Requirements

• Proven management and operational abilities, including working in a high-volume/limited resources work environment, managing multiple work streams, with deep pride in the excellent caliber of their work, meeting deadlines and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures

• Creative thinker and excellent verbal and written business-level communicator

• Program development and management experience with a focus on iteration, efficiency, scalability and measuring impact

• Demonstrated deep connection or strong allyship to LGBTQ+ issues (especially transgender issues)

• Experience managing a budget

• Experience with hiring and managing staff

• Experience with contractor and tool selection

• A proven leader, with an entrepreneurial, “whatever it takes” attitude and track record

• A personal interest in inspiring and motivating others for a social cause

• Kindness and respect as core values and a demonstrated commitment to volunteering

• A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience

• A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience

• Successful, enjoyable experience working on small, agile, under-resourced teams of passionate individuals on a mission

• A social media presence for the candidate going forward, personally, that isn’t in conflict with the mission and values of GenderCool

• Proficient in Powerpoint and Excel (or similar)

• Available for light travel as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

• Non-profit experience

• Marketing/communications knowledge

• Financial reporting experience

• Knowledgeable of project management/collaboration/database tools and can help oversee their implementation or iteration

• Development/fundraising experience

• Experience organizing volunteers

• Experience working with a Board of Directors or Advisory Board

💛💚 Director of Development

Full-time & remote | Community members highly encouraged

Overview of Position

The GenderCool Project is seeking an experienced, energetic, self-motivated and results-driven Director of Development. Responsible for all elements of our development, fundraising and advancement initiatives and excited to give it their all to help us secure the funding required to further scale our already impressive impact. GenderCool’s uniquely positive messaging and strategy have allowed us to double our revenues each year with very little focus on development, fundraising or grant submissions. Imagine what the right candidate could do to increase and diversify our revenue streams through experienced, strategic leadership.

Responsibilities

• Quickly completing a comprehensive review of existing development efforts (it won’t take long ;0)

• Strategize, prioritize, implement and iterate major donor, individual giving, corporate and private foundation grant submissions, planned giving and fundraising event initiatives

• Develop case for support and solicitation strategy for major gift prospects

• Meeting, or exceeding, development and fundraising goals (both in total dollars raised and diversification)

• Researches major gift and foundation prospects

• Works collaboratively with Executive Director, staff and Board of Directors to discover and grow relationships with major gift donors

• Designs and operates donor stewardship programs

• Researches and writes grants (and/or oversees the work of a contracted grant writer)

• Tracks and assesses all development and fundraising metrics

• Helps select and implement development and fundraising technology, including online tools and databases

• Plans and helps implement fundraising events (and/or oversees the work of a contracted event planner)

• Explore newer avenues to increase and diversify revenue streams (e.g. Twitch)

• Close collaboration with the Director of Partnerships, Director of Operations & Programs and Director of Digital Strategy to ensure an integrated approach to our growth and success

• The highest standards of ethical behavior, both internally and externally

Position Requirements

• Proven development and fundraising abilities, including working in an early-stage, high-volume/limited resources work environment, managing multiple work streams, with deep pride in exceeding their goals

• Broad development and fundraising experience with a focus on diversification, iteration and measuring impact

• Demonstrated deep connection or strong allyship to LGBTQ+ issues (especially transgender issues)

• Significant experience with development-related technology selection, implementation and use

• Creative thinker and excellent verbal and written business-level communicator

• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience

• A social media presence for the candidate going forward, personally, that isn’t in conflict with the mission and values of GenderCool

• Available for light travel as necessary

• Stellar references

• Experience with LGBTQ+ non-profit development and fundraising is a ginormous plus

💛💚 Skilled Volunteers

Part-time & remote | Pro-bono | Community members highly encouraged

Are you a social media, fundraising or technology wizard? Our small but growing team is always looking for volunteers with targeted subject matter expertise. Join us and help change the world!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

GenderCool maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.