Deputy Director of LGBT Affairs

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Full-time

Company Description

With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is a new office created under Mayor James F. Kenney. The primary duty of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to make recommendations over the long term that work to build a more inclusive City workforce related to race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation, by working with those in government and in the private sector to increase opportunities for all who have suffered from discriminatory practices.

Job Description


The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs was created to connect LGBT people with government services and to help to ensure that services they receive are culturally competent. The primary role of the Deputy Director of LGBT Affairs is to assist, support, and advise the Executive Director of LGBT Affairs and Philadelphia City Government on the needs of LGBT residents, to serve as a liaison between the LGBT community the City of Philadelphia, and to educate residents and the city workforce on the needs of the LGBT Community. This position reports to the Executive Director of LGBT Affairs.

SALARY - $50,000-$60,000

Application Deadline: September 5, 2017


  • Support the growth and development of the City’s LGBT communities
  • Strengthen partnerships between the community, LGBT Affairs office, and LGBT serving organizations 
  • Support the growth and success of the Mayor’s LGBT Commission
  • Support the development and implementation of an LGBT leadership training module 
  • Identify, train, and establish city LGBT Department Liaisons
  • Participate in speaking engagements, panels, lectures to further the Office’s mission and reach
  • LGBT Competency Training Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia Workforce in collaboration with Director of Training and Recruiting, CAO 
  • Social media management- including Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to effectively disseminate information to the community, and respond to inquiries. 
  • Database management- assist with the development and maintenance of agency databases including Excel, Google, access, and Microsoft platforms such as SharePoint. 
  • Policy development- craft policy with the collaboration of agency and community stakeholders including the LGBT affairs commission, city council members, and the private sector; 
  • Relationship/Coalition building- with the ED, identify areas of need in the city’s LGBT community 
  • Supervise staff, as needed.


  • Highly organized and methodical; Innovative with strong critical thinking abilities
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet tough deadlines in a fast paced, demanding environment
  • Customer focused; positive outlook; strong people skills
  • Ability to critically review reports and data
  • Strong writing and editing capabilities
  • Experience with social media platforms
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences including senior government officials
  • Experience with issues facing marginalized groups in the LGBT community (transgender and gender non-conforming; people of color) 
  • Ability to work with diverse communities in a respectful manner; Comfort with terminology and pronouns
  • Experience with a Trauma-informed approach


  • Minimum of two years working in community engagement field
  • College degree preferred
  • Grant-writing/ fundraising experience 
  • Experience working on a sustained public campaign 
  • 1+ years’ experience working on two or more of the following:
    o Elder issues, Economic Empowerment, City relations, Community Outreach, Health and Wellness, Immigration/Faith/Civil Rights, Race relations, Trans Equality, Youth and Families

Additional Information

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Successful candidate must be a City of Philadelphia resident within six months of hire.

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: