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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.

 

Director, Supplier Diversity

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is seeking a seasoned Director of Supplier Diversity to join our dynamic and growing team. The successful candidate is someone who is passionate about the economic advancement of LGBT people and wants to work in a fast paced, impactful, fun, and entrepreneurial environment.
 
The Director of Supplier Diversity will work closely with LGBT business owners to become certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), and will successfully navigate private sector supply chains and public sector contracting opportunities. Candidates should have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in supplier diversity as well as a working knowledge of the LGBT community and LGBT cultural competencies. 
 
The Director will oversee the certification process and outreach, as well as marketing and communications to LGBTBEs and potential LGBTBEs. The successful candidate should also have experience leading a team. 
 
In addition to the duties listed above, the Director will oversee and drive all departmental goals including recruitment and retention of LGBTBEs as well as stakeholder engagement in addition to the department’s mission of providing access to business development opportunities, including mentorship programs, live and virtual educational sessions, scholarships, and annual conference engagement.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Report to Senior Vice President
  • Lead NGLCC Supplier Diversity Team
  • Oversee NGLCC certification program and process
  • Provide and oversee connections and engagement between LGBTBEs, corporations, and government
  • Manage communications and marketing to LGBTBEs and potential LGBTBEs
  • Collaborate with NGLCC’s network of local affiliate chambers
  • Drive cross-departmental collaborations enterprise-wide, including with the Senior Executive Team
  • Oversee educational programming for LGBTBEs
  • Maintain accurate reporting to Senior Executive Team
  • Drive all departmental goals, including the recruitment and retention of LGBTBEs
  • Drive connections and engagement between LGBTBEs and Corporate and Government contracting opportunities in collaboration with Corporate Relations, External Affairs, and Stakeholder Engagement teams
  • Drive and oversee all maintenance and innovation of departmental data systems

Requirements:

  • BA / BS degree or higher or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of supplier diversity experience
  • Customer service focused
  • Passion for helping others succeed
  • Attention to detail
  • Solid communication skills, written and oral
  • Must be adept at problem solving
  • Must have leadership skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Must be open to domestic travel
  • Public speaking and facilitation skills
To Apply:
 
Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line “Director, Supplier Diversity." 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.


Digital Media Manager

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is seeking a full-time passionate and committed Manager of Digital Media to work as part of a growing and dynamic team. NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development organization in the world and works to expand the economic opportunities of LGBT-owned businesses within the U.S. and globally.  
 
The NGLCC Manager of Digital Media will play an essential role in shaping and promoting NGLCC’s voice in the media and in galvanizing our constituents in the LGBT business ecosystem.
While working to create and execute comprehensive and impactful media, the Manager will assist the Senior Vice President overseeing communications and digital media by bringing fresh ideas to inspire the LGBT business community and promote events and core services of the NGLCC.
 
As a digital brand ambassador and spokesperson for NGLCC, the Digital Media Manager should have impeccable copyediting skills and attention to detail, a passion for creative and inspiring storytelling across multiple screens and media platforms, and enthusiasm about expanding opportunities for LGBT entrepreneurs.
 
The ideal candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities, including the management of large-scale, simultaneous media and marketing plans, along with the ability to react in real-time to the media and political landscape. 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 the Senior Vice President overseeing communications and digital media
  • Produce NGLCC’s exclusive bi-weekly newsletter, “Connect”
  • Produce newsletter and event updates for NGLCCNY and related affiliate programs
  • Shape and execute NGLCC storytelling strategy and message calendar (e.g. op-eds, supplier spotlights, diversity community success stories)
  • Populate and maintain information in the NGLCC Conference app and year-round app strategy
  • Design and execute digital media campaigns aligned with NGLCC business and constituent development goals under the direction of the Executive Team
  • Lead the creation of digital content (e.g. website, blogs, press releases and podcasts, video series)
  • Execute real-time social media coverage at NGLCC events throughout the country
  • Manage our web presence to boost brand awareness through increased content production online
  • Maintain a strong online NGLCC organizational voice through social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • Liaise with NGLCC departments and external stakeholder teams to ensure brand consistency and shape new promotional content for events and programs
  • Suggest and implement direct marketing methods to increase brand exposure and new market proliferation
  • Monitor ROI and KPIs of external engagements, providing tracking to Executive Team
  • Stay up-to-date with digital media developments, trends, and LGBT/business news
REQUIREMENTS
  • B.A./B.S. degree or higher (marketing, digital media, communications, or relevant field preferred)
  • Minimum of three to five years professional experience in a related fields
  • Excellent written, visual, and oral communication skills
  • Customer service oriented
  • Well-developed computer skills including mastery of Adobe and Microsoft Office suites
  • Proficient in website content management, CRM, and social media platforms (Drupal preferred)
  • Excellent analytical, project management, and editorial 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
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Additional proficiency in web design, video editing, app design, and animation is a plus
Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line “Manager, Digital Media." 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.

Corporate Relations Associate

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. The NGLCC is currently seeking a full-time employee to serve as Corporate Relations Associate. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY 
 
The Corporate Relations Associate is a critical member of the NGLCC Corporate Relations Team and supports the development and delivery of partnerships established between NGLCC and Fortune 1000 companies. NGLCC’s corporate partnerships are vital to expanding opportunities for LGBT entrepreneurs and strengthening the LGBT business community.
 
The Associate will develop new partnerships, deliver benefits of established partnerships, maintain strong relationships with corporate representatives, and support the Corporate Relations Team in delivering superior customer service and programmatic engagement to all corporate partners. 
 
To excel in this position, the ideal candidate would be experienced in delivering excellent customer service and client management, possess the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals, have experience in a business development or sales position, exhibit strong written and spoken communication skills, have high attention to detail, and the ability to manage sensitive data. 
 
The Associate must be able to work in a fast-paced office environment with significant job responsibilities, including managing the ongoing details of many different partnerships. The Associate should have strong interpersonal skills, excel in establishing and maintaining professional business relationships, and be enthusiastic about expanding opportunities for LGBT entrepreneurs.
 
The NGLCC is seeking a professional willing to make a multi-year commitment to this position, as significant training and skill mastery will be developed. The Associate will be asked to travel domestically on occasion
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Report directly to the Manager of Corporate Relations
  • Support department leadership in managing corporate membership councils, programs, events, and activities
  • Provide technical support to corporate members accessing the supplier database, perform database profile maintenance
  • Assist in communicating opportunities, news, and program updates to corporate audiences
  • Assist in the cultivation of business relationships with new potential corporate partners
  • Provide administrative support to Corporate Relations Team including scheduling, travel booking, meeting preparation, expense tracking, and project/task support
  • Design, update, issue, and track partnership agreements, invoices, and annual partnership reports
  • Research opportunities for engagement of prospective partners, companies, and industries
  • Contribute to and/or lead special projects as requested
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • B.A./ B.S. degree or higher
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a professional office environment, preferably in a client relationship or business development field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint 
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM software as well as Drupal (or other website content management systems), and social media platforms
  • Project management and organizational skills; must be able to manage, monitor, and track numerous activities with accuracy
  • Ability to solve problems and display grace under pressure
 
TO APPLY
 
 
Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered.
 
Women, ethnic minorities, LGBT, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please be authorized to work in the U.S.
 
 

    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 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.