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Victim Of Brutal Gay Bashing Shares Message Of Hope

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A gay man from San Francisco, who was a victim of a gay bashing, has shared a video on Facebook that has a message of hope. Jeffery Lafayette who says he was gay bashed in San Francisco because he was wearing white trousers has taken to Facebook to share a video with a message of […]

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Up Your Alley 2015

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July 26, 2015

Folsom Street’s Dirty Little Brother

Up Your Alley – Up Your Alley® is only for real players – and not for the faint of heart – where leather daddies rule the streets of San Francisco’s South of Market district. Of course, if rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then we’ve got it. You won’t find a filthier event in the States.

If you’re into it, there’s a scene for you. So, don’t get left out. Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, nearly 15,000 fellow leather men and fetish enthusiasts engage in BDSM play at over 50 adult vendor spaces! Spanking, punching, whips and floggers, bondage, domination and submission, creative watersports, toys and so much more are in full effect. San Francisco, CA.

Up Your Alley 2015

Up Your Alley 2015

 

On Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom, continuing on Folsom from 9th to Juniper and the adjoining block of 10th St. San Francisco, CA.


Hog Wild – Official Opening Party of Up Your Alley

Hog Wild Up Your Alley

For men of a certain mindset, we’re throwing an old school kind of leather party. It’s dark, it’s devious, and it’s dangerous. The music is pumping, throbbing, hot and raw. If you miss the heyday of leather, we’re bringing it back for you with guys in head-to-toe leather and uniforms. Get in gear and get off your phone, or stay home.

Dancers will get loose and sweaty, and they’ll work you up into a feverish frenzy. Tip our sexy fuckin’ go-go sluts and see what they give you back. Sway to the pulsating beats to of DJs Robot Hustle (Bézier/Honey Soundsystem) and Josh Cheon (Dark Entries Records/Bézier/Honey Soundsystem) all night long – or, at least until the lights come on and you’re cruising on the sidewalk.

This is a special event to celebrate the XXX anniversary of Up Your Alley. $10 for men in gear; $15 for men in street clothes. No tickets are sold in advance, just show up at the door for first come, first served entry. Let’s make this night legendary.

Produced by Folsom Street Events in association with SF Eagle. Keep checking this page for more information. Net proceeds from the door benefit Folsom Street Events and its charities.

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Up Your Alley 2015

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July 26, 2015

Folsom Street’s Dirty Little Brother

Up Your Alley – Up Your Alley® is only for real players – and not for the faint of heart – where leather daddies rule the streets of San Francisco’s South of Market district. Of course, if rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then we’ve got it. You won’t find a filthier event in the States.

If you’re into it, there’s a scene for you. So, don’t get left out. Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, nearly 15,000 fellow leather men and fetish enthusiasts engage in BDSM play at over 50 adult vendor spaces! Spanking, punching, whips and floggers, bondage, domination and submission, creative watersports, toys and so much more are in full effect. San Francisco, CA.

Up Your Alley 2015

Up Your Alley 2015

 

On Dore Alley between Howard and Folsom, continuing on Folsom from 9th to Juniper and the adjoining block of 10th St. San Francisco, CA.


Hog Wild – Official Opening Party of Up Your Alley

Hog Wild Up Your Alley

For men of a certain mindset, we’re throwing an old school kind of leather party. It’s dark, it’s devious, and it’s dangerous. The music is pumping, throbbing, hot and raw. If you miss the heyday of leather, we’re bringing it back for you with guys in head-to-toe leather and uniforms. Get in gear and get off your phone, or stay home.

Dancers will get loose and sweaty, and they’ll work you up into a feverish frenzy. Tip our sexy fuckin’ go-go sluts and see what they give you back. Sway to the pulsating beats to of DJs Robot Hustle (Bézier/Honey Soundsystem) and Josh Cheon (Dark Entries Records/Bézier/Honey Soundsystem) all night long – or, at least until the lights come on and you’re cruising on the sidewalk.

This is a special event to celebrate the XXX anniversary of Up Your Alley. $10 for men in gear; $15 for men in street clothes. No tickets are sold in advance, just show up at the door for first come, first served entry. Let’s make this night legendary.

Produced by Folsom Street Events in association with SF Eagle. Keep checking this page for more information. Net proceeds from the door benefit Folsom Street Events and its charities.

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San Francisco Pride 2015

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June 27, 2015 to June 28, 2015

San Francisco Pride – With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.

Equality without Exception – The event theme for the 44th annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade (2015). San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco Pride 2015

San Francisco Pride 2015

 

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is one of the largest gatherings of LGBT people and allies in the nation. This is the official San Francisco Pride Parade Page. Use this page to invite your Facebook friends!

The 45th annual parade kicks off on Sunday, June 28 at 10:30am at Market Street & Beale and ends at Market & 8th Street in downtown San Francisco.

The theme for the 45th annual celebration is “Equality Without Exception.” Join us as we celebrate with over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and nearly two dozen community-run stages and venues!

There is no fee to attend the Celebration or watch the Parade (except in the case of Grandstand Seating along the Parade route). We do request a $5.00 donation at the entry gates to the Celebration area. This donation goes directly toward Pride’s Community Partners Program that is awarded back to community non-profits. Because of attendee donations and beverage purchases, Pride has been able to award back over 2.4 million to community non-profit organizations since 1997.

The SF Pride Celebration will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2015, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at the foot of San Francisco’s historic City Hall. With nearly 300 exhibitors, 22 community produced stages and venues. Watch this space for updates on headliners and other updates as we get closer to the event.

The Mission of the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people.

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Frameline 2015

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June 18, 2015 to June 28, 2015

Frameline – San Francisco International LGBT Festival – Frameline39: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival has announced several highlights for this year’s renowned showcase for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema. Frameline, the world’s oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival, will be held in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland.

With an expected attendance of 65,000, the 11 days of Frameline39 will draw film lovers, media artists, and LGBTQ communities from the Bay Area and all across the globe to discover the best in queer cinema.

More than 30 countries will be represented, including Kenya, Venezuela, Lithuania, Thailand, France, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Frameline 2015

Frameline 2015

 

ABOUT FRAMELINE39: SAN FRANCICSO INTERNATIONAL LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL

Frameline39: There’s No Place Like Here… the 39th San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates an exceptional experience that unites diverse communities across an evolving cinemascape for 11 days of innovative and socially relevant film. Commemorate legendary filmmakers, discover emerging talents, and join the inimitable community of festivalgoers that distinguish the world’s oldest and largest celebration of queer cinema. Frameline39 pays tribute to LGBTQ experiences through revelatory documentaries, captivating features, enchanting shorts, cinematic classics, and more.

Frameline39 runs June 18-28, 2015, with San Francisco screenings at the historic Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street), Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street), and Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street), in Berkeley at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood (2966 College Avenue), and new this year, in Oakland at Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre (4186 Piedmont Avenue). The Festival showcases international imports from Kenya, Venezuela, Lithuania, Thailand, France, and Bosnia-Herzegovina as well as local gems.

The Frameline Box Office, presented by Showtime, located inside The HRC Action Center and Store, (575 Castro Street between 18th and 19th Streets) opens Friday, May 22 for Frameline member ticket sales, and Friday, May 29 for the general public. Box Office hours are 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily. Box Office is closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. Tickets are also available 24 hours daily online (www.frameline.org/festival) and via fax (415-861-1404).

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for matinee screenings, (Monday-Friday, 5:00 pm and earlier), are $10 for the general public and $8 for Frameline members, while evening and weekend shows are $12 for the general public and $10 for members. Castro Passes, good for admission to all screenings at the Castro Theatre, other than Opening Night and Closing Night, are available for $225. Weekday Matinee Passes, good for admission to all weekday matinee screenings starting at 5:00 pm or earlier at the Castro Theatre are available for $40 for the general public and $35 for members. For more information, visit www.frameline.org/festival.

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The Wired Network Bears in the 1990s

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The Wired Network: Bears in the 1990s
(Part Two of a three-part essay)

Les Wright © 2007

As a collective gay identity, bears emerged in the 1980s in many places, but most evidently in San Francisco. If the 1980s were the halcyon pioneering days for bears, and San Francisco once again the gold rush capital of this ursine Wild West, then the 1990s were the era of settlers, homesteading the new community, pushing the cyber frontiers, consolidating loose social groups into more formal ones, bringing order and stability to the new community. In a repeat of familiar history, the subsequent decade of the 2000s would see the meteoric rise of the bear community catapult to center stage, closing the bear frontier forever.

The Wired Network Bears in the 1990s

The Wired Network Bears in the 1990s

The 1990s were the decade of Generation X, and Gen-X bears quickly tamed the frontier community, molding it in new ways. From the start an unusual number of computer-savvy bears were working in high-tech industries. Gen X bears, having grown up with computers and the Internet, profoundly shaped the bear community, which quickly emerged as the first gay community created by and existing to a significant degree on the Internet. Bear web sites, bear hook-up sites, bear pornography, bear chat rooms proliferated in the 1990s.

Parallel to the older leather community, first-wave, AIDS-era bears emerged as an alternative for “gay men over thirty-five.” It came as a surprise when the bear community suddenly found itself attracting twenty-something gay men to their ranks. Amazingly, some Gen X bears came out directly as (gay) bears, bypassing the two-step coming out process of the first-wave bears, first as gay, and then as a bear.

In the 1990s, networking became a primary social activity. The bear community grew by leaps and bounds, both at the local level and the global level simultaneously, and bear identity spread across the globe. Bear clubs soon blossomed by the hundreds in the US, and sprang up all over the world. Early bear clubs had often been informal, loose social organizations. In the 1990s they became increasingly formal in structure, holding business meetings, sometimes organizing as charitable organizations. Bear contests became increasingly serious affairs, and a club circuit, comparable to the leather community’s arose.

In San Francisco the International Bear Rendezvous replaced the incipient International Bear Expo. The Bears of San Francisco formed formally as a charitable organization. The first bear weekends, such as the annual Orlando Bear Bust, and early bear clubs such a those in Boston and Denver, would soon be networking, competing, or giving way to the new burgeoning international bear scene. A commercial “bear circuit” quickly ensued, offering a bears’ alternative, while also paralleling the international “circuit boy” scene.

During the 1990s the bear community embodied a new social frontier the educated-and-underachieving mixed with dot-com boomers, burly lumberjacks flocked to the gym while girth-and-mirth bears held their own. 1980s print publications (Bear) and listserves (BML) would give way to ever more web-based venues, like Bear 411. During the 1990s the idea of bears as inclusive, independent, or non-conformist spirits faded substantially, as a new bear conformity began to set in.


Les Wright founded the Bear History Project in 1994. From that came The Bear Book (1997), Bear Book II (2000), four Bear Icons art exhibitions in the Northeast (1999-2002), the Nashoba Institute (501©3 nonprofit), and the online cultural journal of “non-hegemonic masculinities” Verisimilitude. Cornell University provides permanent repository for the BHP archives.

A founding member of the SFBA GLBT Historical Society, he taught humanities for 12 years at Boston-area College. In the 1970s he was involved with gay left activism in Germany, lived through the AIDS epidemic in the Castro during the 1980s and 1990s. He left Boston to return to San Francisco in 2005.

Currently he is a freelance writer, photographer, and independent scholar. Current goals include: re-launching the BHP (http://www.bearhistory.com), Verisimilitude, re-instating the Homo Macho art series, and curating the “History of Homo-Masculinities.” He is training to become a grant writer.

Contact: leskwright@thinkingbear.com.

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The Wired Network Bears in the 1990s

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The Wired Network: Bears in the 1990s
(Part Two of a three-part essay)

Les Wright © 2007

As a collective gay identity, bears emerged in the 1980s in many places, but most evidently in San Francisco. If the 1980s were the halcyon pioneering days for bears, and San Francisco once again the gold rush capital of this ursine Wild West, then the 1990s were the era of settlers, homesteading the new community, pushing the cyber frontiers, consolidating loose social groups into more formal ones, bringing order and stability to the new community. In a repeat of familiar history, the subsequent decade of the 2000s would see the meteoric rise of the bear community catapult to center stage, closing the bear frontier forever.

The Wired Network Bears in the 1990s

The Wired Network Bears in the 1990s

The 1990s were the decade of Generation X, and Gen-X bears quickly tamed the frontier community, molding it in new ways. From the start an unusual number of computer-savvy bears were working in high-tech industries. Gen X bears, having grown up with computers and the Internet, profoundly shaped the bear community, which quickly emerged as the first gay community created by and existing to a significant degree on the Internet. Bear web sites, bear hook-up sites, bear pornography, bear chat rooms proliferated in the 1990s.

Parallel to the older leather community, first-wave, AIDS-era bears emerged as an alternative for “gay men over thirty-five.” It came as a surprise when the bear community suddenly found itself attracting twenty-something gay men to their ranks. Amazingly, some Gen X bears came out directly as (gay) bears, bypassing the two-step coming out process of the first-wave bears, first as gay, and then as a bear.

In the 1990s, networking became a primary social activity. The bear community grew by leaps and bounds, both at the local level and the global level simultaneously, and bear identity spread across the globe. Bear clubs soon blossomed by the hundreds in the US, and sprang up all over the world. Early bear clubs had often been informal, loose social organizations. In the 1990s they became increasingly formal in structure, holding business meetings, sometimes organizing as charitable organizations. Bear contests became increasingly serious affairs, and a club circuit, comparable to the leather community’s arose.

In San Francisco the International Bear Rendezvous replaced the incipient International Bear Expo. The Bears of San Francisco formed formally as a charitable organization. The first bear weekends, such as the annual Orlando Bear Bust, and early bear clubs such a those in Boston and Denver, would soon be networking, competing, or giving way to the new burgeoning international bear scene. A commercial “bear circuit” quickly ensued, offering a bears’ alternative, while also paralleling the international “circuit boy” scene.

During the 1990s the bear community embodied a new social frontier the educated-and-underachieving mixed with dot-com boomers, burly lumberjacks flocked to the gym while girth-and-mirth bears held their own. 1980s print publications (Bear) and listserves (BML) would give way to ever more web-based venues, like Bear 411. During the 1990s the idea of bears as inclusive, independent, or non-conformist spirits faded substantially, as a new bear conformity began to set in.


Les Wright founded the Bear History Project in 1994. From that came The Bear Book (1997), Bear Book II (2000), four Bear Icons art exhibitions in the Northeast (1999-2002), the Nashoba Institute (501©3 nonprofit), and the online cultural journal of “non-hegemonic masculinities” Verisimilitude. Cornell University provides permanent repository for the BHP archives.

A founding member of the SFBA GLBT Historical Society, he taught humanities for 12 years at Boston-area College. In the 1970s he was involved with gay left activism in Germany, lived through the AIDS epidemic in the Castro during the 1980s and 1990s. He left Boston to return to San Francisco in 2005.

Currently he is a freelance writer, photographer, and independent scholar. Current goals include: re-launching the BHP (http://www.bearhistory.com), Verisimilitude, re-instating the Homo Macho art series, and curating the “History of Homo-Masculinities.” He is training to become a grant writer.

Contact: leskwright@thinkingbear.com.

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Director of Communications SF LGBT Center

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The San Francisco LGBT Community CenterSan Francisco, CA – San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center 

The Director of Communications is a key leadership position on the Center’s staff with core responsibility for strengthening and expanding the Center’s marketing and communication efforts to advance the agency’s mission and vision. This position was established to better demonstrate the deep impact the Center has on the community. It reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the senior management team and staff to develop short and long term communications, media and promotional strategies, manage media relations, videos and publications and create content for a broad range of media platforms.

Director of Communications SF LGBT Center

Director of Communications SF LGBT Center

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develop, maintain and evaluate the Center’s communications/marketing plan, oversee brand identity, voice and positioning and define key organizational messaging strategy to improve the organization’s visibility and advances its goals.
  2. Work across all departments to develop messages on LGBT community/movement issues and programmatic and strategic initiatives. Work with staff to ensure brand consistency across all marketing materials, set communications goals, learn best practices and new communication skills and track and report on success.
  3. Craft and execute proactive media outreach across all platforms including traditional, new media and social media. Execute rapid response for breaking news stories. Monitor incoming and external media across all platforms.
  4. Conduct all media relations (creating press advisories and releases, fielding reporter inquiries and managing press conferences). Develop and maintain relationships with bloggers, print, television and radio reporters, columnists, producers and editorial staff. Pitch and frame news stories. Brief, prepare and media train organization’s spokespeople.
  5. Serve as project manager, editor-in-chief and chief content developer for all major communications channels and publications including social media networks, mass email, annual report, brochures, videos, blogs and more. Oversee the organization’s website including writing content, managing aesthetic quality, information architecture, navigation and overall user experience.
  6. Align fundraising messages with organizational voice and maximize marketing initiatives to grow contributed income.
  7. Supervise contractors including graphic designers, printers and other freelancers. Supervise volunteers and interns.
  8. Contribute to the overall strategic leadership, management and direction of the Center. Partner with the executive director to achieve communications and marketing strategies and goals and interface with the Center’s board of directors on appropriate issues.
  9. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. At least five years experience in managing communications and/or marketing departments required. LGBT-related communications and marketing experience preferred.
  2. Exceptional writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal, presentation and analytical skills required.
  3. Extensive experience in working with new, social and traditional media.
  4. Proven ability to manage websites and organizational brand strategy and identity.
  5. Experience in media relations including relationship building, message development, and convincing reporters and producers to create stories. Experience in crisis communications strongly desired.
  6. Strong ability to navigate and work with the constantly changing technology of successful communications. Experience across all social media platforms, analytics software, communications databases and online email marketing tools. Experience in using data and research to tell stories highly desired.
  7. Experience managing consultants and mentoring staff. Supportive work style that motivates staff to deliver superior work, strong managerial and strategic planning skills.
  8. Strong organizational skills including budgeting, attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure and deadlines and a strong record of making good judgment calls about communication priorities and management of resources.
  9. Innovative and entrepreneurial approach, including solution oriented approaches to complex issues. Ability to learn and internalize new information, concepts and practices. Ability to think critically, analyze problems and contribute to agency leadership.
  10. Must have a strong commitment to Center’s mission and be able to work in a culturally diverse and fast-paced environment.

THE SF LGBT CENTER

The mission of the Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. The Center’s strategies inspire and strengthen our community by:

• Fostering greater opportunities for people to thrive.
• Organizing for our future.
• Celebrating our history and culture.
• Building resources to create a legacy for future generations.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The SF LGBT Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or inter-sex are encouraged to apply. The SF LGBT Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by statute.

How to apply

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit:

  1. Cover letter expressing your interest
  2. Resume detailing experience/qualifications
  3. Salary History

Submit to: SF LGBT Center

1800 Market Street

San Francisco CA 94102

Email: jobs@sfcenter.org Or fax to: (415) 865-5501

Please include: Director of Communications in subject line

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Director of Communications SF LGBT Center

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The San Francisco LGBT Community CenterSan Francisco, CA – San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center 

The Director of Communications is a key leadership position on the Center’s staff with core responsibility for strengthening and expanding the Center’s marketing and communication efforts to advance the agency’s mission and vision. This position was established to better demonstrate the deep impact the Center has on the community. It reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the senior management team and staff to develop short and long term communications, media and promotional strategies, manage media relations, videos and publications and create content for a broad range of media platforms.

Director of Communications SF LGBT Center

Director of Communications SF LGBT Center

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develop, maintain and evaluate the Center’s communications/marketing plan, oversee brand identity, voice and positioning and define key organizational messaging strategy to improve the organization’s visibility and advances its goals.
  2. Work across all departments to develop messages on LGBT community/movement issues and programmatic and strategic initiatives. Work with staff to ensure brand consistency across all marketing materials, set communications goals, learn best practices and new communication skills and track and report on success.
  3. Craft and execute proactive media outreach across all platforms including traditional, new media and social media. Execute rapid response for breaking news stories. Monitor incoming and external media across all platforms.
  4. Conduct all media relations (creating press advisories and releases, fielding reporter inquiries and managing press conferences). Develop and maintain relationships with bloggers, print, television and radio reporters, columnists, producers and editorial staff. Pitch and frame news stories. Brief, prepare and media train organization’s spokespeople.
  5. Serve as project manager, editor-in-chief and chief content developer for all major communications channels and publications including social media networks, mass email, annual report, brochures, videos, blogs and more. Oversee the organization’s website including writing content, managing aesthetic quality, information architecture, navigation and overall user experience.
  6. Align fundraising messages with organizational voice and maximize marketing initiatives to grow contributed income.
  7. Supervise contractors including graphic designers, printers and other freelancers. Supervise volunteers and interns.
  8. Contribute to the overall strategic leadership, management and direction of the Center. Partner with the executive director to achieve communications and marketing strategies and goals and interface with the Center’s board of directors on appropriate issues.
  9. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. At least five years experience in managing communications and/or marketing departments required. LGBT-related communications and marketing experience preferred.
  2. Exceptional writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal, presentation and analytical skills required.
  3. Extensive experience in working with new, social and traditional media.
  4. Proven ability to manage websites and organizational brand strategy and identity.
  5. Experience in media relations including relationship building, message development, and convincing reporters and producers to create stories. Experience in crisis communications strongly desired.
  6. Strong ability to navigate and work with the constantly changing technology of successful communications. Experience across all social media platforms, analytics software, communications databases and online email marketing tools. Experience in using data and research to tell stories highly desired.
  7. Experience managing consultants and mentoring staff. Supportive work style that motivates staff to deliver superior work, strong managerial and strategic planning skills.
  8. Strong organizational skills including budgeting, attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure and deadlines and a strong record of making good judgment calls about communication priorities and management of resources.
  9. Innovative and entrepreneurial approach, including solution oriented approaches to complex issues. Ability to learn and internalize new information, concepts and practices. Ability to think critically, analyze problems and contribute to agency leadership.
  10. Must have a strong commitment to Center’s mission and be able to work in a culturally diverse and fast-paced environment.

THE SF LGBT CENTER

The mission of the Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. The Center’s strategies inspire and strengthen our community by:

• Fostering greater opportunities for people to thrive.
• Organizing for our future.
• Celebrating our history and culture.
• Building resources to create a legacy for future generations.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The SF LGBT Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or inter-sex are encouraged to apply. The SF LGBT Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by statute.

How to apply

APPLICATION PROCESS

Submit:

  1. Cover letter expressing your interest
  2. Resume detailing experience/qualifications
  3. Salary History

Submit to: SF LGBT Center

1800 Market Street

San Francisco CA 94102

Email: jobs@sfcenter.org Or fax to: (415) 865-5501

Please include: Director of Communications in subject line

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Development Associate Out & Equal

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Development Associate Out & EqualOut & EqualSan Francisco, CA

The Development Associate is responsible for assisting the Director of Development and the Development Department in implementing and monitoring fundraising initiatives to enhance and promote the organization’s funding base. The person in this position will be highly involved in fulfillment coordination, prospect research, and acting as administrative support on retention efforts.

The Development Associate will be responsible for performing sponsor research that supports the work of attracting and cultivating new funders. This position will act in a fulfillment coordinating capacity, tracking sponsor benefits, deadlines, and acting as a liaison between the sponsor account managers and the other internal departments in fulfilling benefits. The Development Associate will perform ongoing administrative support that leads to the retention of our funders including acknowledgment processing and data management.

We seek an individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate will have the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously. This includes ability to handle confidential matters, data, and information. The candidate should be able to assess and anticipate the needs of the Director of Development and Development team and be comfortable dealing with a diverse set of people on the telephone, email, and in person in a friendly, professional manner. Candidates with development or non-profit management experience are preferred.

Development Associate Out & Equal

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Administrative

– Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and Development Team

– Work with the Finance Associate to maintain gift integrity and track invoices

– Work with the finance team and development staff to send sponsorship agreements

Database management

– Act as the development department lead on the CRM

– Manage the data integrity of all development records

Donor and sponsor relationship building

– Coordinate CareerLink fulfillment, recruitment, and retention

– Coordinate cross-department sponsorship fulfillment

– Draft research reports on potential sponsors

– Manage all aspects of sponsor agreement process. Includes creating, distributing, gathering and maintaining electronic and hard copy files for corporate accounts staff

– Create and maintain any donor/sponsor event attendee lists and produce name badges as needed

– Manage the administrative side of retention fulfillment including acknowledgment letters, account touch-points, and follow-up reminders

Education:

Bachelor’s degree required

Knowledge, skills, & abilities:

The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of general office procedures and practices, excellent grammar, punctuation and editing skills, exceptional organizational and research methods, and proficiency with basic office machines, personal computers and various software, specifically Word, Access, Excel and Power Point. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports. Routine clerical work effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions, type 60 wpm, understand and carry out oral and written instructions, and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with co-workers and those contacted in the course of work. Advanced customer service communication skills. Demonstrated ability to multi-task. Knowledge of the LGBT community preferred, but not necessary. Candidates should have knowledge of, comfort with, and interest in creating fair and equitable workplaces for LGBT people.

Contact information:

To apply, please submit an email indicating “Development Associate” in the subject line along with your cover letter, a copy of your resume and the website where you saw this position listed to joliveira@outandequal.org.

 

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