Executive Director, Christopher Street West/LA Pride



Los Angeles, California



The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Christopher Street West/LA Pride in the search for an Executive Director.

In this new full-time position, Christopher Street West/LA Pride (CSW/LA Pride) seeks a risk taker who is ready and capable of leading the organization. The Executive Director will be highly operational in nature, easily managing multiple projects with competing deadlines and multiple stakeholders. The Executive Director will also be the face of the organization and must possess excellent relationship building and collaboration skills.

As the human rights and civil liberties landscape for the LGBTQ+ community continues to shift in the face of serious political challenges facing the community, Christopher Street West/LA Pride sees a need to adapt and evolve with the introduction and leadership of an Executive Director who will help it achieve its objective to continue to serve as the organization responsible for planning and executing the LA Pride Festival and Parade, the primary “Pride” celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community in Los Angeles. LA Pride represents the region’s largest safe space for celebrating the diverse community and advocating for equal rights in a challenging political environment.

In support of its mission, CSW/LA Pride will continue to implement new programming and additional events throughout the year. It seeks to serve as a unifying organization for the LGBTQ+ community and allies across the Southern California region. This is an exceptional opportunity for a professional with a true passion for the advocacy, history, and representation of the LGBTQ+ community to address and impact the issues affecting and facing the community today. With a strong sense of ethics, a high degree of integrity, and a natural sense of empathy, the Executive Director will ensure and enhance the success of the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade and act as an advocate for cultural diversity with non-profit organizations and diverse communities across Los Angeles.

Christopher Street West, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, organized the world’s first permitted parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970 as a response to and in commemoration of the Stonewall Rebellion on Christopher Street in New York City the year prior. Since then, it has built a rich history as an active voice for the LGBTQ+ community across the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. Today, it continues to produce the LA Pride Parade and Festival every June in the City of West Hollywood. It also organizes a number of events throughout the year with its non-profit, philanthropic, community, and corporate partners.

The successful candidate will be a gifted leader and a talented fundraiser with at least 5 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit, education, or corporate sectors with progressive responsibility, oversight, and management including administrative and financial experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.