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National Organizing Manager_

National Organizing Manager_

Summary of Responsibilities 

The Organizing Manager is a self-starter who enjoys building power and community building. They are responsible for mobilizing key constituencies to advocate for policies and lead programs that positively impact Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ (LGBTQ+), and same-gender loving (SGL) people and communities. This leader is responsible for managing relationships with leaders, organizers, and activists in the Black community, as well as non-Black people and organizations working on behalf of minoritized communities and otherwise prioritizing equity. This is a full-time position with benefits. The Organizing Manager reports to the Deputy Executive Director and collaborates with team members. The Organizing Manager is responsible for both internal and external facing leadership. The chosen applicant must reside in the District of Columbia or the surrounding area, have a valid driver’s license, and be prepared to travel up to 30% of the year. 


  • Responsible for building community by: 
    • Cultivating and strengthening relationships with community-based organizations, institutions, and leaders working to ensure that Black LGBTQ+/SGL people thrive; 
    • Creating opportunities for the community to learn about and join the work of NBJC; 
    • Communicating the contributions and needs of the community, including through traditional and digital media; 
    • Managing the recruitment efforts for and administration of NBJC’s constituency building web apps, advocacy and action-focused coalitions, and related tools;  
    • Managing requests for technical assistance; and
    • Curating policy briefings, power-building training, and other opportunities to increase the capacity of Black LGBTQ+/SGL leaders and their organization’s membership. 


  • Managing the work associated with the role, including: 
    • Drafting strategy documents, op/eds, and other communications; 
    • Maintaining and tracking data; 
    • Recruiting and supporting volunteers and interns;
    • Representing and speaking publicly on behalf of NBJC in the community, at strategic meetings, and public forums;
    • Managing NBJC’s work with constituent-based networks and councils, such as the Black Transgender Advisory Council (Black TAC), Youth and Young Adult Action Council (YYAAC), NBJC’s 100 To Watch cohort, and Benevolence grantees. 
    • Providing technical assistance, logistical support, and supporting best practices for members of the Good Trouble Network and related programs; and
    • Managing NBJC programs, activities, and signature events, including the Black Institute, OUT on the Hill, and recognition/awards programs.

Qualifications and Expectations 

The Organizing Manager should have: 

  • Knowledge of the socio-political landscape, including opportunities and threats facing Black LGBTQ+/SGL people, communities, and organizations. 
  • Comfort with organizing and engaging Black LGBTQ+/SGL leaders.
  • Excellent relationships with community leaders and members and the ability to inspire others to take action and exceed goals and expectations. 
  • Superior organizational and project management skills (including excellent time and task management and reliability/follow-through). 
  • The ability to work autonomously and collaboratively, taking the initiative on projects they manage or lead 
  • Highly-skilled and accurate writing and copy-editing skills. 
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • High facility with a variety of digital tools, including G-Suite, Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), project management software (i.e., Asana, Smartsheet, Basecamp), and social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.). 
  • Existing relationships with Black LGBTQ+ organizations and leaders.

Salary Range: $65,000 to $80,000 based on experience

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to: 

Please write: Organizing Manager in the email subject line 

No phone calls, please.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.