Georgia Equality Deputy Director

Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 27, 2018
Dec 27, 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Georgia Equality Deputy Director

Location: Atlanta, GA
Placement Type: Management
Concern Area: LGBTQ

Georgia Equality equips lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Georgians and their allies with the skills and tools necessary to become effective advocates for advancing equality in Georgia. The work is accomplished by (1) educating the public, business and corporate leaders, elected officials, and policymakers; (2) building coalitions and mobilizing allies; (3) increasing the participation of the LGBTQ and allied communities; and (4) organizing and empowering the LGBTQ community and their allies in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Georgia.

Position Description:

The Georgia Equality Deputy Director will lead and supervise all staff, interns, and support volunteers by encouraging teamwork throughout multiple programs. This individual must be an effective communicator and with demonstrated success in hiring and supervising staff, problem solving, and team management. As representative of the organization, the Deputy Director should be comfortable with public speaking, networking with large donors and understand the importance of building relationships with current and prospective members, donors, board members, volunteers, business representatives, and foundations. The Deputy Director will execute all of the financial day to day operations of Georgia Equality and assist with fiscal reporting to the Board.

Responsibilities include:


▪          Lead, supervise, and support all staff, volunteers and interns

▪          Supervise new employee recruitment and orientation

▪          Work with staff to develop and implement a robust internship program

▪          Develop and implement individual staff work plans and employee development plans

▪          In conjunction with Executive Director, conduct annual employee reviews

▪          Provide ongoing support to board as needed, and staff support for the Finance and Governance Committees

▪          Serve as the primary point of contact for payroll and benefits vendors

▪          Maintain role of the Executive Director in their absence, including public speaking and media response, as needed.

Finance and Fundraising

▪          In conjunction with Executive Director, ensure financial operation and review of organizational expenditures/resources

▪          Ensure invoices are submitted/received in a timely manner  

▪          Ensure payables are submitted on time

▪          Reconcile QuickBooks each month with bank/credit card statements

▪          Ensure book keeper enters online/offline deposits into QuickBooks correctly and in a timely manner

▪          Ensure all recurring dues, registrations and insurance policies are renewed on time

▪          Generate financial reports monthly for Executive Director/Treasurer reports as well as Board and Finance Committee meetings as needed.

▪          Grants management support: Prepare support documentation and budget reports as needed

▪          Database management support: Ensure existing supporter information is accurate and current and generate queries and reports as needed.

▪          Work with accountant to ensure accurate and timely reporting of annual 990’s/audit

▪          Ensure accurate filing and record keeping of organizational and financial documents, including monitoring for legal compliance between 501c3, 501c4 and PAC entities.

▪          Work with payroll company to ensure payroll is paid accurately and on time and all quarterly/annual reports are submitted

▪          Work with the Communications and Development Director to grow the organization’s financial resources and strengthen its financial position through major events and individual and corporate donor solicitation


Community Organizing and Outreach

  • Oversee the development of 501c3 compliant voter registration and GOTV programs

▪          Work with staff to establish and maintain a local, grassroots network of supporters and activists, with a focus on prioritizing areas of strategic importance

▪          Represent organization and assist staff with planning community events such as press events, rallies, forums, and trainings

▪          Oversee the Statewide Outreach Organizer’s efforts to recruit, organize and train volunteers for GE’s volunteer teams Work with staff to engage constituents in regular communication with elected officials


Education and Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is highly desirable.

·         Minimum 5 years of nonprofit leadership experience with a proven track record of success; significant expertise with the area’s community organizing highly desirable, familiarity with LGBTQ issues a plus

·         Ability and comfort with Quickbooks in general accounting, reporting, and budgeting  

·         Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously

·         Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences; friendly and professional demeanor that engenders relationships with donors and colleagues

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as is computer proficiency.

·         Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and CRM database systems.

·         Travel may be required and applicants must have their own vehicle for transportation.

Georgia Equality is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “GE Deputy Director” as the subject. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please no calls. Preferred application deadline of December 14, 2018, but position will remain open until filled.