Silver State Equality: brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in Nevada and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. Silver State Equality is a Nevada-based program affiliated with and supported by Equality California and Equality California Institute, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. Together, we’re fighting for full LGBTQ+ equality on multiple fronts:
Silver State Equality Institute: is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission to Silver State Equality (SSEQ), its 501(c)4 counterpart. SSEQI advocates for and educates the broader community on important LGBTQ+ issues such as HIV, LGBTQ+ youth in out-of-home care, transgender equality, violence and hate crimes, healthcare, health disparities, and voter education and engagement.
Silver State Equality seeks a full-time salaried exempt Civic Engagement Manager to work in both a C4 and C3 capacity to register, engage and mobilize voters primarily in Southern Nevada while also providing to support needed in Northern Nevada, and organize pro-equality community members in support of pro-equality legislation and candidates while fending off anti-LGBTQ+ attacks and rhetoric. The Civic Engagement Manager will work to recruit volunteers and organize around various events, actions, and campaigns primarily in Southern ) Nevada with some work also being done in Northern Nevada. The Civic Engagement Manager will work to build coalitions and support for pro-equality policies, regulations, and bills that are introduced during the Nevada legislative session and work to identify and prepare volunteers and community members to submit written and/or verbal testimonies during legislative hearings. Additionally, the Civic Engagement Manager will work to implement Silver State Equality Institute’s programs and raise awareness about them from a grassroots and a grass-roots approach.
Although this position is based in Southern Nevada, there will be some projects and activities that have a state-wide reach and focus, which includes parts for rural Nevada.
This position will be based in Southern Nevada and the candidate will need to live in Southern Nevada working remotely. The position will report to the State Director.
Applicants for this position should bring the following knowledge, abilities, and attitude:
Salary ($55,000 – $65,000, will be based on experience and includes competitive benefits (healthcare, dental, vision, long/short term disability, life insurance and 401K). This full-time salaried exempt position will be based out of Southern Nevada and will require a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work time, as well as regular travel across Nevada (and occasional travel to California). This will also include participation in some Silver State Equality’s schedule of events, including Pride festivals, fundraisers, community engagement and advocacy events, and more. Applicants will be reimbursed for mileage but must have a reliable car and be able to drive in Nevada.
All employees must be up to date on their vaccination status in compliance with Silver State Equality/Equality California’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. New employees must provide documentation as to their vaccination status 48 hours before their start date unless they are approved for an accommodation due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief.
Silver State Equality is an equal employment opportunity employer. Silver State Equality does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles (which includes, but is not limited to, such hairstyles as braids, locks, and twists)), creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, disability (physical or mental, citizenship, military or veteran status, reproductive health decision making, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ+ allies.
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