Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation’s largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 Chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in 49 states, and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors and 13 volunteer Regional Directors. The 2018 operating budget is $2.6 million.
PFLAG’s mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, comprised of highly committed people who are passionate about the PFLAG mission, and highly engaged in Board governance. the Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for setting PFLAG’s program priorities and operationalizing its strategic plan, providing direct operational and staff support. This will include embracing a small committed staff including union employees, those who work remotely and some who travel extensively.
The ED will be the lead fundraiser and primary spokesperson for the organization. She/he/they will enhance programs to support PFLAG’s existing members and reach allies beyond its chapter network. PFLAG is headquartered in Washington, D.C. This position will be based there.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to leverage the power of a national grassroots network of passionate volunteers and fierce allies to advance equality for all through support, education and advocacy. The successful candidate will focus priorities, refine programs, and build resources to lead this iconic organization to its next phase of growth and impact. At a critical time in history, PFLAG’s new Executive Director will lead a national movement working to ensure that all families with LGBTQ people, LGBTQ people and allies are valued by society and take pride in themselves and their families.
CULTURE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
PFLAG is seeking an Executive Director who is servant leader with exceptional interpersonal skills. That person (they) will believe that LGBTQ individuals, family members and allies are stronger together. They will be responsible for raising funds and ensuring PFLAG’s impact and sustainability. PFLAG is seeking an experienced executive with exceptional fund development and administrative skills. They will embracethe complexities of leading a decentralized organization with a volunteer chapter-based network.
The ideal candidate will have:
Personal Characteristics and Abilities
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Financial Management and Administration
Strategy and Vision
Our client is offering a competitive compensation package for this position with a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, 403(b) with employer match, and four weeks’ vacation. Basic relocation expenses may be considered for the exceptional individual they are seeking.
Please submit a brief cover letter and résumé as attachments via e-mail to:
Joseph A. McCormack, Partner
1775 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 110-202
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Tel 323 549-9200
Fax 323 549-9222
All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.
Please note that your education, dates of employment, compensation and other information provided would be verified prior to employment.
McCormack+Kristel works only with equal opportunity employers. People of color, people with disabilities and people of diverse sexual orientations, gender expressions and identities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.