Government Relations Manager – The Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center – New York, NY

The Center is seeking a Government Relations Manager to represent The Center with elected officials, their staff and key agency personnel. This individual will perform the research, planning, cultivation, relationship management, and reporting functions necessary to create, sustain and grow a comprehensive and integrated program of government partnership and support for The Center.

In addition, the Government Relations Manager will:

Serve as a liaison with city and state elected officials and their staff, including the City Council and Speaker’s office, Mayor’s office, New York State Senate and Assembly, the Governor’s office and appropriate state agencies, as well as federal elected officials, where appropriate.
Develop, propose and execute strategies for government partnerships, including coordination of The Center’s participation in events, collaborations and partnerships.
Work with the Deputy Director of Development and Chief Development Officer to secure new government funding and maintain existing funding at the City, State and Federal levels.
Work within the organization and across departmental lines as well as with outside partners, board members and volunteers to coordinate communication with elected officials.
Act as The Center’s point person for elected officials and their staff.
Track all government relations and lobbying activity, including time allotment and related expenses, and submit monthly reports, as directed.
Maintain requisite files and records.

Position Requirements:

Possess a minimum of two years’ experience working in a government setting or in the governmental function of a nonprofit or for profit organization.
Previous government relations experience required.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of personalities including government officials, public figures, staff, volunteers and members of the public.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfort with public speaking.
Ability to work on multiple projects at one time and to set and stick to priorities.
Prior experience discussing both legislative policy and programmatic priorities.
Computer proficiency with Word and Excel, including merges, and formulas.
Excellent knowledge of relational database management systems (Raiser’s Edge/Kintera Sphere knowledge is a plus).
Working knowledge of government funding, government contracting and general nonprofit accounting and financial principles.
Desktop publishing and design skills (Photoshop, InDesign) are a strong plus though not required.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
A strong commitment to the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

How to apply

Please carefully review the position description and requirements as outlined in the position announcements above. Applicants must demonstrate the appropriate experience and background as described within the position announcement.

All submissions must include a cover letter stating the position of interest and salary requirements, with an accompanying resume. Incomplete submissions or those not stating a salary requirement may not be considered. Duplicate submissions are not necessary.

Materials may be submitted by email to For mail or fax, send to:

The Center Human Resources
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
Fax 212-924-2657