You are a strategic creative thinker and a focused impeccable executer. You’re a passionate driver of our message with expertise in varying communication mediums. You’re an exceptionally strong writing and you can adjust your voice to match the leader you’re scripting for. You are multi-talented and have experience in press, design, social media, light video editing, print and digital media, and crisis communications. You are an inspiring team leader and a motivating and supportive supervisor.

The Position

You are responsible for leading and executing Out & Equal’s Marketing and Communications strategy.  You will plan, organize, and direct our Communications work including but not limited to working with the press, supporting Out & Equal leadership with media briefings, shaping our social media voice, driving the creation of all printed and digital collateral, speech writing, and owning the brand of the organization. The position supervises, coaches, and mentors two full time staff members in the Communications Department.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

About the Organization

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace equality.

We partner with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.

Since 1996, we have worked with executives, human resources professionals, Employee Resource Groups and individuals to provide leadership and professional development, education, and research to create workplaces free of discrimination.

Out & Equal hosts the annual Workplace Summit where employees and experts from around the world gather to share strategies and best practices to create diverse and inclusive workplaces that foster belonging for LGBTQ people around the world.

Duties & Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Communications will:




This is a full time, salaried position based in Washington, DC, with occasional travel required. Salary will be determined upon hiring, commensurate with the candidate’s experience and skills, but will be in the range of $120k to $150k. Out & Equal’s generous benefits package includes four weeks’ paid vacation in addition to 10 office holidays and sick leave; fully employer-paid medical, vision and dental insurance for staff members; FSA and commuter benefits; EAP; life and disability insurance; and 401k plan with employer match and a 6% safe harbor contribution after one year.

To Apply

Applications must include: (1) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above, (2) your resume, and (3) your salary expectations.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis.

To apply, submit a resume and a detailed cover letter outlining your specific interest in this position and your relevant experience here:


Providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace for all is at the heart of Out & Equal’s mission, and we are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization through our hiring practices and the values we bring to our work every day. We strongly encourage people of color, trans and nonbinary people, people with disabilities, and women to apply. Out & Equal complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.