Programs Associate

Programs Associate


For over 30 years, LGBTQ+ Victory Institute has helped to train and place thousands of openly LGBTQ+ public officials at every level of government. Our leaders have been catalysts for expanding legal rights for LGBTQ+ people across the country, and they have transformed our nation’s policies and shifted our political landscape towards equality, one election at a time. Today, more than 1,000 LGBTQ+ Americans are serving in elected office due to the work of Victory, including 11 members of Congress and three governors.

Reporting to the Director of Elected Official Engagement and working closely with the Senior Manager for Presidential Appointments, the Programs Associate supports Victory’s expanding network of LGBTQ+ elected and appointed offices in the United States and abroad. The Programs Associate will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge in program management, elected and appointed officials engagement, and event planning.

The ideal candidate is well-organized, strategic, detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to balance concurrent projects from multiple teams. Candidates with some level of LGBTQ+ programming and/or experience working with elected/appointed officials, either as a professional or in a student role, are preferred. Commitment to the organization’s mission to advance LGBTQ+ equality through representation in public leadership is a must.

General Responsibilities

Elected Officials Engagement (35%)

  • Ensure that Victory’s Out for America map is updated and all data is accurate.
  • Support with drafting letters to elected officials.
  • Support with maintaining various elected officials databases.
  • Assist with logistics of elected officials events and convenings.
  • Support with the planning and execution of the Elected Officials Summit during the International LGBTQ+ Leaders Conference.
  • Other support as needed.

Political Appointments Program (35%)

  • Support Senior Manager for Presidential Appointments with updating the website.
  • Assist with research related to political appointments.
  • Support with the planning and execution of appointee convenings.
  • Support with political appointment databases.
  • Assist with the drafting of letters of support.
  • Other support as needed.

Global Program (20%)

  • Support with data management from participants of global programs.
  • Assist with research related to LGBTQ political participation in specific countries or regions.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of meetings with the Regional Observatory of LGBTQ political Participation.
  • Assist with the bi-annual LGBTI Political Leaders Conference of the Americas.
  • Other support as needed.

Special Projects (10%)

  • Support the Programs Team with recruitment efforts.
  • Support the Institute team with the planning and execution of the International LGBTQ+ Leaders Conference, the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ public leaders anywhere.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; prior experience in politics is a plus.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals and interest in LGBTQ leadership development.
  • Impeccable follow up and follow through.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and critical thinking skills.
  • Commitment to working within a team environment to meet recruitment and engagement goals.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and via email.
  • Excellent time and project management skills; able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite including Excel.
  • Spanish proficiency a plus.
  • Experience with EveryAction database a plus.
  • Position location is Washington, DC, preferred. The location of a candidate applying to the position and/or willingness of the candidate to relocate to the Washington, DC, area may be taken into account when making hiring decisions.

The salary for this position is $50, 000 – $60,000 commensurate with experience. Please include salary requirements in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for Victory’s comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, health reimbursement account, medical flexible spending account, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, parental leave and generous paid time off.

To Apply:

Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements and how you learned about this opportunity to No phone calls or walk-ins please.