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Research Manager

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 has an excellent opportunity for a Research Manager. The candidate will develop, organize and disseminate critical research on LGBT workplace equality in collaboration with key strategic partners. The position will be located in our San Francisco, CA office and will report to the Sr. Director of Global Initiatives.


The successful candidate will have at least 2-3 years of professional experience in research and survey design and implementation along with experience developing white papers and coordinating and compiling comprehensive data on workplace issues. A professional demeanor, a proactive and positive attitude, with excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong attention to detail are required. The ideal candidate will have experience with conducting research and presenting survey findings that drive training curricula and programs and provide thought leadership.


Responsibilities & Duties

  • Collect, consolidate and publish a range of research related to LGBT workplace issues
  • Create surveys for constituents and corporations to gather insights on key areas
  • Develop partnerships with consulting firms, other non-profits, educational institutions, and corporations for conducting research on LGBT workplace equality and related issues
  • Document findings and develop content, including white papers, research results, program tools, and best practices
  • Update web, blog and social media messaging regarding surveys/findings
  • Catalog and organize online library of research and information on LGBT workplace equality
  • Work with colleagues to ensure findings and recommendations are effectively shared with affiliates, partners and sponsors


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred
  • Degree in organizational psychology a plus
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in research and survey design and implementation
  • Quantitative research experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in project management or publishing of work
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research, survey and interview skills – ability to effectively capture and communicate industry best practices
  • Skilled at documenting findings and writing/publishing results that are clear, concise, and impactful
  • Experience developing research partnerships
  • A demonstrated commitment to LGBT equality and knowledge of LGBT issues
  • Self-starter; able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience with and understanding of corporate workplaces and cultures
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and meeting deliverables on time
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Salary depends on experience. 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 one year of service. Details of each program, including waiting periods and eligibility criteria, are available for review.


Join Out & Equal’s dedicated team of employees who believe in our organization’s mission of encouraging everyone to bring their best self to work every day. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and gender identities to apply.

Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to ttalbot@outandequal.org. Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. If your 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.


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Out & Equal is the global convener, thought leader and catalyst actively working to achieve workplaces of equality and belonging - supporting LGBTQ+ employees and leaders who thrive in their careers and lives and achieve greater impact on the world.