Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Posting for LGBT Movement Advancement Project

MAP is an independent think tank for the LGBT movement that produces and disseminates research and analyses that help speed equality for LGBT people. MAP has an opening for a Policy Research Director/Consultant, who can be located anywhere in the US. This is a senior-level position.

MAP seeks an experienced, Policy Research Director/Consultant to lead the research and writing of MAP’s policy reports, which require an ability to examine and analyze issues facing LGBT Americans and the LGBT movement, to cogently synthesize the issues and their solutions in written form, all while working with a wide range of constituents including executive leadership of LGBT and partner organizations and major donors to the LGBT movement. The successful candidate will have exceptional analytical and organizational ability, a broad range of creative problem-solving skills, strong writing skills and the ability to research complex problems and synthesize findings into key conclusions. Additionally, the Policy Research Director/Consultant requires strong interpersonal and collaborative skills and the ability to work with a variety of audiences, individuals and organizations. The Policy Research Director/Consultant should also have strong presentation skills and be comfortable presenting and tailoring information to fit the needs of different audiences. Due to MAP’s small team and remote working environment, the right candidate must be able to work independently.
•Minimum of seven years of relevant work experience with nonprofit, political, legal, academic or strategic consulting organizations with increasing responsibility. Excellent analytical, interpersonal and writing skills.

•Ability to conduct research and provide analyses resulting in insightful reports on LGBT movement issues, organizations and operational capacity. Ability to conduct interviews and work with senior level staff across various organizations.

•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Must be able to form strong relationships and partnerships across multiple allied and LGBT organizations, community leaders and funders in order to effect change.

•Demonstrated ability to communicate well and speak publicly. Communications strategy experience, including PR, media and social media experience, is also a plus.

•Ability to analyze and synthesize quantitative data and survey results.

•Commitment to LGBT advocacy is essential; general knowledge of philanthropy or advocacy is desirable; experience with LGBT movement issues is a plus.

•Excellent Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills.

•Ability to work independently.

•Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
Well compensated position for the right candidate.
Commensurate with Experience
Posting Expiration Date:
How to Apply
Application Instructions:
Please submit resume and cover letter to

Web Site:
Work remotely from anywhere (San Francisco, LA, DC, NY, etc.) MAP currently has staff in Denver, Chicago, LA and NY.

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