We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and
non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer
and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our
The Director of Public Education & Research for the Human
Rights Campaign Foundation is a full-time position. This position
will play a significant role in developing public education
campaigns and resources aimed at better understanding the lives and
challenges of LGBTQ people and will create a research agenda to
support these efforts. Moreover, the director will be
responsible for overseeing the expansion, collection, analysis and
translation of social and statistical research that helps to
advance organizational goals, drive critical public education
campaigns, and inform existing programmatic and other HRC
Working in close collaboration with other Foundation program
directors and other HRC teams, the Director of Public Education
& Research will also oversee a team of two. The director will
also partner with our development team to secure support for this
work and focus on many issues, including reducing anti-transgender
stigma, economic justice for LGBTQ people, and digital
This role will also be charged with developing high-level,
strategic relationships with researchers and messaging experts and
spearheading areas of collaboration between the Public Policy and
Marketing and Communications teams. This position will be based in
- Develop a public education and research agenda that aligns with
HRC’s programmatic and political goals.
- Oversee the production and release of new research, reports and
- Initiate and plan special campaigns and events aimed at
increasing public awareness of critical LGBTQ issues, especially
issues impacting the transgender and non-binary community and BIPOC
- Collaborate with colleagues to develop messaging guidance for
key areas of focus.
- Produce, review and edit Foundation educational materials,
including op-eds, blog posts, email messages, and background
documents related to programmatic efforts.
- Represent the Foundation in diverse settings, including
meetings with outside organizations and corporate partners, panel
discussions, and media outreach and appearances.
- Track developments in workplace, health care, education, youth
and family, and religion and faith issues, and help to direct
strategic responses as appropriate.
- Work with Development staff to identify potential new funding
opportunities and develop new fundraising materials to support the
HRC Foundation’s public education and research efforts, including
the expansion of available research on LGBTQ people.
- Work with Communications staff to develop a long-term strategy
to communicate recent and existing work of the HRC Foundation to
LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ audiences.
- Develop cross-channel communication and marketing strategies
and materials to target key constituencies of Foundation
programming, including different demographics and economic
- Supervise two staff focused on research and writing. Management
duties include, when applicable, interviewing, hiring, conducting
performance reviews, coaching, motivating, and disciplining
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) required. Master’s
degree preferred, especially in the social sciences, statistics,
economics, public policy or communications.
- Eight to ten years of experience specializing in research,
advocacy, and/or communications.
- Must be creative and strategic, with the ability to balance
long-term goals and day-to-day demands.
- Strong communications skills with exceptional writing abilities
- Experience in quantitative or qualitative research and in
developing communication plans and related tools for releasing new
- Significant experience managing staff, creating and tracking
departmental budgets, projects and vendors, with the ability to
both lead teams and work individually.
- Proven experience in building bridges within organizations and
developing external relationships with potential partners who can
help fulfill programmatic goals.
- Must have excellent judgment, strong emotional intelligence, be
able to prioritize multiple assignments and be able to handle
complex tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Public speaking experience or skills required and must be able
to represent HRC in a variety of settings, including the
- Ability to travel at least 10-15% of the time.
- Strong commitment to the organization’s mission and goals,
especially to advancing research and education that enhances the
lived experiences of LGBTQ people.
- Strong commitment to three areas of focus: transgender equity,
racial justice and HIV/AIDS advocacy.
All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require
travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need
arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by
the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.
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