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Join us to work in an entrepreneurial atmosphere with creative people who want to bring about social change through economic equality.


The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is a dynamic non-profit organization working to expand the economic opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses. NGLCC offers targeted job opportunities as well as a multidisciplinary internship program. Join us to work in an entrepreneurial atmosphere with creative people who want to bring about social change through economic equality.

To learn about open positions at the NGLCC, please explore the opportunities below.


CORPORATE RELATIONS ASSOCIATE

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is a dynamic non-profit organization working to expand the economic opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) owned businesses. NGLCC is currently seeking a self-motivated full-time employee to serve as Corporate Relations Associate. 
 
Position Summary
 
The Corporate Relations Associate is a critical member of the NGLCC Corporate Relations Team and supports the development and delivery of partnerships established between NGLCC and Fortune 1000 companies. NGLCC’s corporate partnerships are vital to expanding opportunities for LGBT entrepreneurs and strengthening the LGBT business community.
 
The Corporate Relations Associate will develop new partnerships, deliver benefits of established partnerships, maintain strong relationships with corporate representatives, and support the Corporate Relations Vice President and Manager in delivering superior customer service and programmatic engagement to all corporate partners. 
 
To excel in this position, the ideal candidate would have experience in delivering excellent customer service, possess the ability to work independently and as a team with other professionals, have experience in a business development or sales position, exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, have a high attention to detail, and possess the ability to manage sensitive data. 
 
The ideal candidate for this role must have the ability to creatively solve problems in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with significant job responsibilities, including managing the ongoing details of many different partnerships. The Corporate Relations Associate should have strong interpersonal skills, excel in establishing and maintaining professional business relationships, and be enthusiastic about expanding opportunities for LGBT entrepreneurs.
 
NGLCC is seeking a professional willing to make a multi-year commitment to this position, as significant training and skill mastery will be developed. This role will require occasional domestic travel.
 
Responsibilities 
  • Report directly to the Manager and Vice President of Corporate Relations
  • Support department leadership in managing corporate membership councils, programs, events, and activities
  • Provide technical support to corporate members accessing the NGLCC supplier database and perform database profile maintenance
  • Assist in communicating opportunities, news, and program updates to corporate audiences and in the cultivation of business relationships with new potential corporate partners
  • Provide administrative support to the Corporate Relations Team including scheduling, travel planning, meeting preparation, expense tracking, and project/task support
  • Design, update, issue, and track partnership agreements, invoices, and annual partnership reports
  • Research opportunities for engagement of prospective partners, companies, and industries
  • Contribute to and/or lead special projects as requested
Requirements
  • B.A./ B.S. degree or higher
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in a professional office environment, preferably in a client relationship or business development field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including PowerPoint 
  • Familiarity with SalesForce or other CRM software 
  • Project management and organizational skills; must be able to manage, monitor, and track numerous activities
To Apply
 

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ASSOCIATE

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is a dynamic non-profit organization working to expand the economic opportunities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) owned businesses.
 
Position Summary
 
The NGLCC is seeking an Associate to support the organization’s flagship program, the Supplier Diversity Initiative (SDI). The SDI certifies businesses that are majority LGBT-owned as LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs) and provides them with a suite of benefits that support their growth and success. Working within the Supplier Diversity department, the Associate will interface with highly motivated entrepreneurs in a wide spectrum of businesses from CEOs of digital advertising agencies to technology startups. The Associate will provide impeccable, responsive customer service to business owners as they navigate the certification process and participate in NGLCC’s programs.
 
This entry-level position is geared towards professionals seeking an opportunity to build and strengthen their small business knowledge as well as to become intimately familiar with supplier diversity as a tool for the economic development of diverse-owned businesses. The Associate will gain significant knowledge in corporate procurement processes, small and medium business management, and the central role of economic empowerment in the LGBT equality movement.
 
To excel in this position, the ideal candidate would be experienced in delivering excellent customer service, working independently and as a team member with other professionals, balancing multiple projects simultaneously, and managing sensitive data. The Associate would also exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and have exceptional attention to detail. 
 
NGLCC is seeking an entrepreneurial professional willing to make a multi-year commitment to this position as significant training and skill mastery will be developed. The Associate may be occasionally asked to travel domestically.
 
Responsibilities 
 
  • Report directly to the Director of Supplier Diversity
  • Support the SDI department’s goals of reaching LGBT-owned businesses, guiding them through the certification process, and maintaining their engagement with NGLCC
  • Assist department in guiding prospective businesses through the certification process
  • Support department in providing exceptional customer service to business owners utilizing NGLCC’s programs
  • Assist in preparing certification application materials and maintaining an updated database
  • Manage online orientations, providing a comprehensive overview of NGLCC to newly certified business owners
  • Assist in marketing the benefits of program participation to NGLCC constituencies, drafting LGBTBE related correspondences, and creating profiles of business owners
  • Ensure that the SDI department’s hardcopy and electronic records are organized and up-to-date
 
Requirements
 
  • B.A./B.S. degree or higher
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in a professional office environment, preferably in a client relationship or business development field
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to take initiative and thrive in an entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • Experience working on a team
  • Proven record of impeccable customer service
  • Familiarity with SalesForce or other CRM software
 
To Apply
 

NGLCC Fellowship Program

The NGLCC Fellowship Program offers stipend positions to graduate students looking for part-time to full-time work while pursuing their studies. We offer fellowships in the following areas: 

  • Corporate Relations
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Policy
  • Global

NGLCC is currently seeking a Global Fellow as part of our Fellowship Program:

Overview:
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC Global™, a division of the NGLCC, promotes the growth of small businesses internationally and provides the quickest and most effective path to broad-based economic advancement and empowerment of the global LGBT community. Through a variety of resources, NGLCC Global connects LGBT-owned and -allied companies, multinational corporations, and international affiliate chamber leaders and members. 
 
NGLCC Global is currently seeking a Fellow to support its International LGBT Supplier Registration program and other global initiatives. Working within the NGLCC Global department, the Fellow will interface with LGBT entrepreneurs across a wide spectrum of industries to provide support for business development trainings and networking events. The Fellow will also offer impeccable, responsive customer service to NGLCC constituents and business owners as they navigate the supplier registration process and participate in NGLCC Global's programs. 
 
This fellowship is ideal for graduate students of International Relations or related fields with experience in international human rights and/or LGBT advocacy work. The fellow will gain valuable experience with small business development and supplier diversity tools for the economic growth. The Fellow will also build skills in international development programming, federal grant management, corporate procurement processes for minority-owned small and medium businesses, and the critical role of economic empowerment in the movement for global LGBT equality.
 
Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Support NGLCC Global’s objectives of connecting with LGBT-owned businesses outside of the United States by managing the International LGBT Supplier Registration and maintaining meaningful engagement with NGLCC registered suppliers.
  • Assist in processing applications for International LGBT Supplier Registration through the MyNGLCC online registration portal.
  • Organize regular teleconferences and webinars for international LGBT businesses on a variety of business topics.
  • Contribute to periodic department outreach, including drafting online newsletters, blog posts, reports, etc.
  • Represent NGLCC Global at events and activities related to the LGBT small business community and the movement for global LGBT human rights.
  • Provide research, writing, and administrative support to the NGLCC Global department and organization at large as needed.
Requirements:
  • Background in International Relations, International Development, or related academic fields
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Proven record of impeccable customer service
  • Knowledge of Spanish is preferred
Details:
  • The NGLCC Fellowship Program is designed to last the duration of one to two university semesters with flexibility to accommodate academic schedules.
  • NGLCC requires a minimum commitment of 25 to 30 hours per week.
  • Compensation will be in the form of a $1,000 monthly stipend.
How to Apply:

NGLCC Corporate Partner Integrity Staffing Solutions is the NGLCC Fellowship Program Partner.


NGLCC Internship Program

The NGLCC Internship Program is designed for undergraduate students looking to collect real-world work experience. NGLCC is currently seeking interns for the Fall 2016 semester. Interns are expected to work with every department within NGLCC to get a sense of their entire organization and expand their learning opportunities. Applications are available here

Open Internships:

  • Affiliate Relations, External Affairs, Advocacy, & Policy
  • Corporate Relations & Supplier Diversity
  • Digital Media & Communications
  • Meetings & Events
  • NGLCC Global

While working at the NGLCC, the intern will assist with:

  • Assist in drafting correspondence to an international/national audience (key stakeholders, affiliates, constituents, press)
  • Participate in webinars and education events on behalf of NGLCC
  • Attend external meetings on behalf of NGLCC
  • Research and monitor current affairs as they relate to global LGBT rights
  • Any and all events that NGLCC will be hosting
  • Office administration (answering phones, preparing and collecting packages)

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university
  • Ability to take initiative and work alone when needed
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Willingness to learn about and become engaged in a cutting-edge aspect of the LGBT movement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

To apply, please e-mail your resume, cover letter, application, and a brief writing sample (approximately 2-3 pages), and hours of availability to the Internship Program Coordinator at [email protected].

NGLCC provides internships on a semester basis – if your school uses a different time format, contact us, and we will discuss further provisions. Please indicate whether you are eligible to receive academic credit for your internship.


Women, ethnic minorities, LGBT, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.