Director of LGBT Affairs

  • 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
  • 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 status, gender, and sexual orientation by working with those in government and the private sector to increase opportunities for all who have suffered from discriminatory practices.

Job Description

The Office of LGBT Affairs was created to connect LGBTQ+ people with government services and to help to ensure that the services they receive are culturally competent. The primary role of the Executive Director of LGBT Affairs is to advise the Mayor’s Office and Philadelphia City Government on the needs of LGBT residents, to serve as a liaison between the LGBTQ+ Community and the City of Philadelphia, and to educate residents and the city workforce on the needs of the LGBTQ+ Community. This position reports to the First Deputy Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

Essential Functions: 

  • Serve as liaison between the City and region’s LGBTQ+ communities and the City;

  • Work with City departments, agencies, and offices to develop policies and procedures to promote the equality, well-being, and safety of LGBTQ+ people within the city, with a particular emphasis on the marginalization of LGBTQ+ people with intersectional identities

  • Advocate for the LGBTQ+ community within City government 

  • Manage and solicit advice from the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs

  • Support the growth and development of the City’s LGBTQ+ communities

  • Craft and facilitate trainings in coordination with the Director of Training

  • Execute data-driven, outward facing programs, initiatives, and events that impact LGBTQ+ people in Philadelphia



  • Minimum of two years working in community engagement field

  • Minimum of two years working in advocacy around LGBTQ+ issues

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement, particularly with the LGBTQ+ Community

  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience in strategic planning and executing programs and initiatives

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences, including senior government officials

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Proficient in Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite, and data analysis

Additional Information

Salary: $80 - 90k/yr 

Applications requirements: Please submit a cover letter and resume 

What We Offer:

  • We are a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer
  • 25% tuition discount program for City employees (and sometimes spouses and dependents as well) in partnership with area colleges and universities
  • Comprehensive health coverage for employees and their eligible dependents
  • A wellness program that offers eligibility into the discounted medical plan
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
  • Generous retirement savings options

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 or send an email to [email protected] For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: