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11 Sep 2023

Full-Time Director of the Leadership Institute

CenterLink, The Community of LGBTQ Centers – Posted by CenterLink, The Community of LGBTQ Centers Anywhere

Job Description

Position:                   Director of the Leadership Institute

Status:                       Full-Time

Classification:          Exempt, Salaried

Salary:                       $90,000-$99,000

Location:                   Remote, must be US based

Reports to:               Chief Program Officer

Date:                          September 11, 2023

Overview:                 The Director of the Leadership Institute is responsible for shaping and expanding CenterLink’s training and education programming for nonprofit leaders and board members to meet the needs of a rapidly changing nonprofit landscape. The Director of the Leadership Institute will help drive CenterLink’s overall impact through effective management and assessment of CenterLink’s training and education programs to ensure that the organizational mission is fully realized through measurable results and outcomes.



  • Support the development of strong, sustainable LGBTQ community centers through networking opportunities for leaders and board members, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services.
  • Provide strategic leadership and technical direction for successful implementation of CenterLink’s training and education programming for boards and staff, ensuring that initiatives and projects align with CenterLink’ s mission.
  • Provide strategic leadership and technical direction for content offerings for annual Leadership Summit and annual E-Summit.
  • Provide direct oversight of the Leadership Institute, projects, staff, consultants, partners, and funders to ensure appropriate program progress, continuous quality improvement, and fiscal management.
  • Develop and lead trainings on leadership and governance matters.
  • Pursue, establish, maintain, and evaluate relationships with partner organizations to provide education and training.
  • Respond to the current needs of members with best-in-class programs and services while also positioning CenterLink to adapt to emerging trends and sector needs with capability and agility.
  • Continuously evaluate training and education offerings for boards and senior leaders, making changes where necessary to drive impact and enable member success.
  • Maintain an up-to-date national online resource portal of sample policies and procedures relevant to senior leader and board roles.
  • Assess priorities, create and execute timelines, continuously monitor and evaluate goals.
  • Work with internal and external teams to successfully execute strategies and develop related tasks.
  • Develop and manage a budget for the Leadership Institute with support from the finance team.
  • In collaboration with other staff, seek foundation, corporate, and individual funding to support the Leadership Institute.
  • Collaborate with CenterLink colleagues to increase visibility, educate, build knowledge, and solicit support and participation across CenterLink on diversity, inclusion, and equity programs and initiatives.
  • Understand and comply with the organization’s requirement to have a safe workspace and maintain the confidentiality of the organization’s information at all times (working remotely, traveling, etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



  • Five to seven years in a senior management/leadership role or an equivalent position for a community center or similar setting and familiarity with the nonprofit and community center sectors is required.
  • Three years of training and/or coaching/mentoring experience for senior professionals.
  • Expertise in program design and management, program evaluation, and
  • Excellent understanding of the not-for-profit business environment.
  • Ability to solve problems, manage multiple priorities, and move complex projects forward while paying attention to details, deliverables, and timelines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Excellent research and analysis skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills in managing and interacting with diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, with people from a variety of races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, educational levels, religions, genders, and ages
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ rights
  • Ability to understand, negotiate, and monitor contractual documents.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and meeting key performance indicators (KPIs) and growth targets within a similar sector.
  • Experience with budgeting and financial management of operating and grantmaking budgets.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office software, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and other software productivity tools.
  • Maintain a valid government identification for travel.
  • Ability and willingness to travel for training, meetings, and conferences.


Competencies and/or Values Common to All CenterLink Positions:


  • A clear and consistent commitment to the CenterLink mission, vision, and values in providing service to members and leadership in the LGBTQ Community Center Movement.
  • A willingness to perform assigned responsibilities and contribute to a respectful, collaborative work environment.
  • A demonstrated willingness to advance strategic goals and outcomes as established by the Board of Directors.
  • A deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, anti-oppression work, and the advancement of LGBTQ+ communities.
  • A desire and commitment to work effectively in a highly collaborative and open small team environment.
  • Compliance with all CenterLink operating policies and procedures.
  • An understanding that other duties will be assigned by the CEO, as needed to meet the member and business needs of CenterLink.


Salary and Benefits: 

The hiring range for this position has been established at $90,000-$99,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. CenterLink provides generous leave, health plans, life insurance, flex spending accounts, remote work expense stipend, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. In addition, this position allows for a flexible schedule and remote work accommodation. We also commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us.


This position is a remote position, US based.

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How to Apply

How to Apply: If you’re interested in joining our team, please do the following by October 20, 2023:
  • Complete this form: https://forms.gle/vc41r9va32ADBSaaA
  • The form will require that you upload:
    • A cover letter describing your interest in CenterLink and how your experience has prepared you for this role
    • Your resume
People of color and those who identify within the trans community are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. No calls or agencies, please. CenterLink does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. About CenterLink: Mission:  CenterLink strengthens, supports, and connects LGBTQ community centers. Vision: CenterLink envisions flourishing LGBTQ centers that nurture thriving, healthy, safe communities. CenterLink was founded in 1994 as a member-based coalition to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBTQ community centers.  The organization plays an essential role in supporting the growth of LGBTQ centers and addressing the challenges they face, by helping them to improve their organizational and service delivery capacity and increase access to public resources. Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CenterLink works with other national organizations to advance the rights of LGBTQ individuals and to provide LGBTQ community centers with information and analysis of critical issues. Serving over 300 LGBTQ community centers across the country in 46 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, as well as centers in Canada, China, Mexico, Uganda, and Australia, CenterLink assists newly forming community centers and helps strengthen existing LGBTQ centers, through networking opportunities for center leaders, peer-based technical assistance and training, and a variety of capacity building services. We base our efforts on the belief that LGBTQ community centers are primary change agents in the national movement working toward the liberation and empowerment of LGBTQ people. Serving over 2 million people annually, they are the heart and soul of the LGBTQ movement and are vital to our current well-being and dreams for the future.  Whether they provide direct services, educate the public, or organize for social change, community centers work more closely with their LGBTQ constituency and engage more community leaders and decision-makers than any other LGBTQ network in the country. A fundamental goal of our mission is to help build the capacity of centers to meet the social, cultural, health, and political advocacy needs of LGBTQ community members across the country.  CenterLink also acts as a voice for LGBTQ community centers in national grassroots organizing, coalition building, and social activism in order to strengthen and build a unified center movement.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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