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Join us to work in an entrepreneurial atmosphere with creative people who want to bring about social change through economic equality.


The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is a dynamic non-profit organization working to expand the economic opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses. NGLCC offers targeted job opportunities as well as a multidisciplinary internship program. Join us to work in an entrepreneurial atmosphere with creative people who want to bring about social change through economic equality.

To learn about open positions at the NGLCC, please explore the opportunities below.


Supplier Diversity Associate

The NGLCC is seeking an Associate to support the organization’s flagship program, the Supplier Diversity Initiative (SDI). The SDI certifies businesses that are majority LGBT owned as LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) and provides them with a suite of benefits that support their growth and success. Working within the Supplier Diversity department, the Associate will interface with highly motivated entrepreneurs in a wide spectrum of businesses from CEOs of digital advertising agencies to technology startups. The Associate will provide impeccable, responsive customer service to business owners as they navigate the certification process and participate in NGLCC’s programs.
 
This entry-level position is geared towards professionals seeking an opportunity to build and strengthen their small business knowledge, as well as become intimately familiar with supplier diversity as a tool for the economic development of diverse-owned businesses. The Associate will gain significant knowledge in corporate procurement processes, small and medium business management, and the central role of economic empowerment in the LGBT equality movement.
 
To excel in this position, the ideal candidate would be experienced in delivering excellent customer service, working independently and as a team with other professionals, balancing multiple projects simultaneously, and managing sensitive data. They would also need to exhibit strong written and spoken communication skills and have exceptional attention to detail. 
 
The NGLCC is seeking an entrepreneurial professional willing to make a multi-year commitment to this position, as significant training and skill mastery will be developed. The Associate may be occasionally asked to travel domestically.
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Support the Supplier Diversity department’s goals of reaching LGBT-owned businesses, guiding them through the certification process, and maintaining their engagement with the NGLCC
  • Assist department in guiding prospective businesses through the certification process
  • Support department in providing exceptional customer service to business owners utilizing NGLCC’s programs
  • Assist in preparing certification application materials and maintaining an updated database
  • Manage regular online orientations which provide a comprehensive overview of the NGLCC to newly certified business owners
  • Assist in marketing the benefits of program participation to NGLCC constituencies, drafting LGBTBE related correspondence, and creating profiles of business owners
  • Ensure that the Supplier Diversity department’s hardcopy and electronic records are organized and up to date
  • Oversee the direction of the SDI Fellow’s support role
 
Requirements:
  • B.A./ B.S. degree or higher
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in a professional environment, preferably in a client relationship or business development field
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and thrive in an entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • Experience working on a team
  • Proven record of impeccable customer service
  • Experience with CSM platforms or tools a plus (Salesforce, iMS, etc.)
 
TO APPLY:
 
Applications submitted without stated salary requirements will not be considered.
 
Women, ethnic minorities, LGBT, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Manager, NGLCC Global

Serving as an ambassador to current and potential stakeholders, the Program Manager of NGLCC Global will communicate benefits of chamber affiliation, cultivate new leads for International LGBT Supplier Registration, and maintain strong relationships with relevant community leaders. The Program Manager will be responsible for the development and delivery of bilingual training materials, resources and tools that will build the capacity of global LGBT-owned businesses and help launch affiliate LGBT chambers of commerce.
 
While working to expand the reach and impact of International LGBT Supplier Registration and NGLCC, the Program Manager will assist the Director of NGLCC Global in delivering superior customer service and programmatic support to LGBT entrepreneurs, affiliate chamber leaders, corporate partners, and other community leaders. The Program Manager will also work alongside NGLCC’s Finance, Grants, and Operations Manager to collect programmatic data and assist in preparing progress reports.
 
As a spokesperson for NGLCC, the Program Manager should be an effective public speaker, excel in establishing and maintaining professional business relationships, have enthusiasm about expanding opportunities for LGBT entrepreneurs, and have availability for periodic international travel. The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities, including the coordination of business-focused events. To excel in this position, the ideal candidate would possess excellent customer service skills, the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals, and the ability to manage sensitive data.
 
NGLCC is seeking a professional willing to make a multi-year commitment to this position, as significant training and skill mastery will be developed.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Report directly to Director of NGLCC Global 
  • Develop and deliver bilingual training materials, resources, and tools
  • Help establish and implement a registration process for LGBT businesses in each country
  • Help establish NGLCC-affiliated LGBT chambers of commerce in each country 
  • Help international LGBT businesses identify potential partnership opportunities with corporate partners and other LGBT businesses
  • Plan and deliver live trainings, teleconferences and webinars to in-country stakeholders and corporate partners on registration and partnering
  • Provide technical assistance, regular updates, and new resources to those same target audiences
  • Collect programmatic data
  • Assist in preparing progress reports
  • Cultivate business relationships with potential stakeholders, including LGBT SMEs, corporate partners, government agencies, affiliate chambers, small-business organizations, and others
  • Deliver benefits of established relationships and event sponsorships
  • Assist in communicating opportunities, news, and program updates to international audiences
Requirements:
  • B.A./B.S. degree or higher
  • Minimum of two years experience in a professional office environment, preferably in a client/account relationship management capacity or business development field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite 
  • Familiarity with website content management and social media platforms
  • Project management and organizational skills; must be able to manage, monitor, and report numerous activities throughout the year
  • Ability to logically solve problems and work under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment
  • Public speaking experience is a plus
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speakers only please
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line “Program Manager, NGLCC Global." Applications submitted without stated salary requirements will not be considered. Any questions about the position can also be directed to [email protected]
 
Women, ethnic minorities, LGBT, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
 

NGLCC Fellowship Program

The NGLCC Fellowship Program offers stipend positions to graduate students looking for part-time to full-time work while pursuing their studies. NGLCC currently does not have any openings for fellowships, but we update our site regularly. Please check back again soon.

We offer fellowships in the following areas:

  • Corporate Relations
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Policy

NGLCC is currently seeking a Global Fellow as part of our Fellowship Program:

Overview:
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC Global™, a division of the NGLCC, promotes the growth of small businesses internationally and provides the quickest and most effective path to broad-based economic advancement and empowerment of the global LGBT community. Through a variety of resources, NGLCC Global connects LGBT-owned and -allied companies, multinational corporations, and international affiliate chamber leaders and members. 
 
NGLCC Global is currently seeking a Fellow to support its International LGBT Supplier Registration program and other global initiatives. Working within the NGLCC Global department, the Fellow will interface with LGBT entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of industries to provide support for business development trainings and networking events. The Fellow will also offer impeccable, responsive customer service to NGLCC constituents and business owners as they navigate the supplier registration process and participate in NGLCC Global's programs. 
 
This fellowship is ideal for graduate students of International Relations or related fields with experience in international human rights and/or LGBT advocacy work. The fellow will gain valuable experience with small business development and supplier diversity tools for the economic growth. The Fellow will also build skills in international development programming, federal grant management, corporate procurement processes for minority-owned small and medium businesses, and the critical role of economic empowerment in the movement for global LGBT equality.
 
Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Support NGLCC Global’s objectives of connecting with LGBT-owned businesses outside of the United States by managing the International LGBT Supplier Registration and maintaining meaningful engagement with NGLCC registered suppliers.
  • Assist in processing applications for International LGBT Supplier Registration through the MyNGLCC online registration portal.
  • Organize regular teleconferences and webinars for international LGBT businesses on a variety of business topics.
  • Contribute to periodic department outreach, including drafting online newsletters, blog posts, reports, etc.
  • Represent NGLCC Global at events and activities related to the LGBT small business community and the movement for global LGBT human rights.
  • Provide research, writing, and administrative support to the NGLCC Global department and organization at large as needed.
Requirements:
  • Background in International Relations, International Development, or related academic fields
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Proven record of impeccable customer service
  • Knowledge of Spanish is preferred
Details:
  • The NGLCC Fellowship Program is designed to last the duration of one to two university semesters with flexibility to accommodate academic schedules.
  • NGLCC requires a minimum commitment of 25 to 30 hours per week.
  • Compensation will be in the form of a $1,000 monthly stipend.

NGLCC Corporate Partner Integrity Staffing Solutions is the NGLCC Fellowship Program Partner.


NGLCC Internship Program

The NGLCC Internship Program is designed for undergraduate students looking to collect real-world work experience. NGLCC accepts interns on a rolling basis. Interns are expected to work with every department within NGLCC to get a sense of their entire organization and expand their learning opportunities. Applications are available here. Please note that the application process for Summer 2017 internships is closed.

Internships:

  • Affiliate Relations, External Affairs, Advocacy, & Policy
  • Corporate Relations & Supplier Diversity
  • Digital Media & Communications
  • Meetings & Events
  • NGLCC Global

While working at the NGLCC, the intern will assist with:

  • Assist in drafting correspondence to an international/national audience (key stakeholders, affiliates, constituents, press)
  • Participate in webinars and education events on behalf of NGLCC
  • Attend external meetings on behalf of NGLCC
  • Research and monitor current affairs as they relate to global LGBT rights
  • Any and all events that NGLCC will be hosting
  • Office administration (answering phones, preparing and collecting packages)

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university
  • Ability to take initiative and work alone when needed
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn about and become engaged in a cutting-edge aspect of the LGBT movement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, application, and a brief writing sample (approximately 2-3 pages), and hours of availability to the Internship Program Coordinator at [email protected].

NGLCC provides internships on a semester basis – if your school uses a different time format, contact us, and we will discuss further provisions. Please indicate whether you are eligible to receive academic credit for your internship.


Women, ethnic minorities, LGBT, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.