Do you believe in LGBT equality? Would you like to work with a dynamic team of coworkers? Are you

interested in a career where you can make a difference?

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the pre-eminent non-profit organization dedicated to winning global workplace equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Out & Equal is seeking to hire a Development Manager to oversee and execute new corporate sponsorship efforts while maintaining a portfolio of existing corporate partnerships. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Engagement, the Development Manager will cultivate new corporate sponsors for our annual events; including the Workplace Summit, Executive Forum, Momentum and others.


  • Develop, promote and execute new corporate sponsors to help support year-round programming and attain development goals
  • Identify new corporate Fortune 500 partners, providing frequent opportunities for engagement, recognition, and stewardship
  • Develop proposals and deliver presentations in person, via email, phone or online grant applications
  • Negotiate, develop, and execute contracts with corporate partners
  • Assume overall relationship management responsibility for new partners (day-to-day management of accounts)
  • Execute corporate recognition and benefits tied to sponsor commitments including activation, agreements, signage, online and offline communication channels, and collateral materials
  • Work with Communications, Events and other departments in cultivating corporate partners
  • Interact with Out & Equal board members and senior leaders in cultivating corporate partners
  • Provide account briefings and reporting on corporate development activity on a regular basis
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Out & Equal and the mission of the organization
  • Demonstrate proficiency with data processing, CRM and MS Office applications


  • Experience in cultivating, soliciting, and stewardship strategies and techniques related to corporate sponsorship
  • Demonstrated ability in proposal-writing for business case development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures for gathering corporate funding program information
  • Strong experience in relationship management/project management as it pertains to fund development
  • Knowledge of, comfort with, and commitment to creating fair and equitable workplaces for LGBT people
  • Self-motivated and disciplined to regularly set and achieve work goal
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals
  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting


  • 2-5 years managing philanthropic and corporate relationships
  • Education: BA or BS degree
  • Experience with or understanding of corporate workplaces and cultures
  • Candidates with development or non-profit management experience are preferred
  • Advanced relationship management communication skills, demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of the LGBT movement and LGBT community preferred, but not required
  • Thorough understanding of donor management and the ability to manage relationships with internal staff, as well as sponsor contacts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports, work effectively under pressure and establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with co-workers
  • Skilled at developing project metrics and deliverables and working with program teams to monitor partnership progress.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM desirable.
  • Personable positive attitude, strong work ethic, team player and sense of humor.



Benefits include 3 weeks paid vacation and 6 personal/discretionary days, a comprehensive employer-paid health and welfare program, commuter discount program, life insurance, and 401(k) after completing one years’ service.


This is an FTE position located in our San Francisco, CA location.

Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. If you skills and experience are a good match for this position, we will contact you for an interview. No phone calls please.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristic, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.