Program Manager

· Seattle, Washington
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $58,000 - $65,000

Position: Program Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: $58,000 - $65,000 salary

Classification: Exempt, 1 FTE

Hybrid Location:- work from home anywhere in King County. Must be able to meet at the Seattle office one to two days per week. 

At LGBTQ Allyship, we are committed to advancing racial equity and community economic resilience and have an 18-year track record of securing protections and funding for the LGBTQ+ community. If you are passionate about social justice and are committed to LGBTQ Allyship's mission, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Our mission is to build power among LGBTQ+ communities and allies in Washington State to achieve economic, racial, and gender justice. We educate, advocate, do community organizing, and build grassroots leadership in solidarity with other marginalized communities. Our work identifies commonalities within different racial, economic, and gendered communities and uses those intersections to strengthen us as we fight for justice.

Job Overview

The Program Manager will lead the Economic and Housing Justice Projects, promoting LGBTQ+ community leadership, advocacy, and knowledge:

  • Supporting worker rights and renter rights programs advocacy services with training, technical assistance, and resources through economic and housing rights and options for LGBTQ+ workers and renters, including resources for public benefits, employment, living wages, and cash assistance.
  • Educating state agencies and systems about their response to LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Engaging with community-based partners to promote economic resilience for and with the LGBTQ+ community.

This position plays an essential role in contributing to community economic resilience while advancing day-to-day economic and housing stability. 



Program Execution (60%)

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the program areas, including training, resources, and public policy workgroups.
  • Providing training to communities and organizations about housing, economic, and gender justice.
  • Building relationships with ally organizations working for economic justice.
  • Advocating for legislative and policy priorities on issues based on LGBTQ Allyship’s mission.
  • Representing LGBTQ Allyship in task forces, committees, and coalitions.
  • Engaging with community-based partners to promote economic resilience for the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Developing, managing, and coordinating program events.  
  • Assisting administrative support of outreach, i.e., registration forms, graphics, and advertising.
  • Maintaining data collection and evaluation activities and updating community events

Leadership (20%)

  • Supporting staff with economical and housing justice deliverables.  
  • Collaborating with community organizations, staff, and the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Mobilizing the LGBTQ+ community and community partner organizations.
  • Providing strategic decisions and contributing to program development and staff.

Outreach (20%)

  • Outreaching to the LGBTQ+ community; tabling, attending, and representing LGBTQ Allyship.
  • Leading community outreach through events, phone banking, and relational outreach.
  • Strengthening and building relationships with ally organizations for economic justice.


LGBTQ Allyship is dedicated to building a racially just, equitable and inclusive organization. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated understanding, experience, and commitment to social, racial, LGBTQ+, gender, economic, and housing justice that centers LGBTQ+ Black, Indigenous, People of Color, low-income people, immigrants, youth, seniors and people with disabilities.

  • Strong racial and social justice analysis.
  • Minimum two years of experience or a working knowledge of LGBTQ+-driven advocacy and principles, state/federal public benefits, and other economic and housing issues for the LGBTQ+ BIPOC community.
  • Training and facilitation skills with groups and coalitions.  
  • Experience with community organizing, coalition-building, and advocacy on LGBTQ+ or related social justice issues.
  • Strong commitment to LGBTQ Allyship’s mission.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strategic thinking, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with strong planning and time management skills.
  • Tact, discretion, and ability to engage with diverse audiences and perspectives on public policy.
  • Familiarity with Washington State, including rural communities, LGBTQ+, BIPOC communities, Tribal communities, immigrant communities, and refugee communities, and their strengths and challenges.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, build trust, and be flexible with coworkers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Management experience.

Salary and Benefits

LGBTQ Allyship provides and supports an equitable salary structure using market salary data for Seattle, WA that represents non-profits budget and size of LGBTQ Allyship. For this position, the salary range is $58,000 - $65,000, depending on work and life experience. This is a salary position, LGBTQ Allyship is 36-hour work week Monday through Thursday with half day on Friday. 

Benefits offered include retirement plan, health insurance stipend, 15 paid accrued vacation, 11 holidays, and 15 days accrued paid sick/safe time. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to the Program Manager position on our career page at

Priority will be given to candidates who submit applications by February 27,2023. This position is available immediately and will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found.

Due to the expected high volume of applications, we are unable to accept phone inquiries.

LGBTQ Allyship is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation, or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans, and People of Color are encouraged to apply. BIPOC and other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Seattle, Washington
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $58,000 - $65,000