Chief Executive Officer

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 06, 2020
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Los Angeles LGBT Center - Chief Executive Officer

The Los Angeles LGBT Center (“the Center”) is seeking a passionate, experienced, and authentic leader to become the next Chief Executive Officer. Today, as the largest LGBTQ organization in the world, the Center has an annual budget of nearly $140 million and provides the broadest array of LGBTQ services and programs available anywhere. From its 10 locations throughout Los Angeles—including Mi Centro in Boyle Heights, Center South in South Los Angeles and the Trans Wellness Center in Koreatown--the Center’s nearly 800 employees and more than 6,000 volunteers serve an economically and ethnically diverse population with approximately 50,000 client visits each month.


In September 2020, iconic leader and activist Lorri Jean, CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, announced retirement recently and Koya Leadership Partners is pleased and honored to lead the Center’s national search for her successor. The Los Angeles LGBT Center is, by an order of magnitude, the world’s largest and most complex LGBTQ organization and is bigger than 95 percent of all nonprofit organizations in the country. This level of complexity makes the transition period extremely important; there will be a 14-month period of partnership for the new CEO with Lorri Jean to ensure the smooth and successful progression from one leader to the next.


After a period of substantial organizational growth, including the opening in 2019 of its extraordinary Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the Center’s CEO role is an opportunity for a proven, mission-driven leader to work on an unparalleled scale to advance the rights and well-being of LGBTQ people. The Center’s next CEO will be a seasoned executive with the professional history of successfully leading in significant and complex organizations.


This leader will be a person of passion and courage who has demonstrated experience and well-developed capacity in 8 critical areas: LGBTQ movement leadership, communications, strategy & change, leading in diversity, equity and inclusion, organizational growth, fund development, boards relations, and developing leadership in others.


To learn more about this unique opportunity, please visit the following link to access the enhanced position profile.


Application Process

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Michelle Bonoan, West Coast Managing Director and Stephen Milbauer, Vice President are leading this search, supported by Medelene Beasley and Navid Nakai. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please visit this link. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.


Los Angeles LGBT Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You are encouraged to apply regardless of your race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, marital status, religious creed, medical/ physical/ mental condition, sexual orientation, Veteran status, or age.


Koya Leadership Partners

Koya Leadership Partners, a member of the Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World— guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.


Koya is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences. We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.


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