Director of Employment Services - SF LGBT Center

San Francisco, California, United States | Full-time


The SF LGBT Center is not just the bright purple building that catches your eye at 1800 Market Street, it is a focal point for the LGBT community of San Francisco, where individuals who need resources, support, or a safe space to gather can find comfort and celebration. 

The SF LGBT Center’s Economic Development Team seeks a Director of Employment Services who can approach the work with a racial equity lens and has experience supporting and managing staff working with diverse communities with a wide range of needs and experiences. Our Employment Services team helps community members find stable employment in supportive workplaces. This is a leadership position managing five direct reports and reports to the Director of Programs. Leaders at SF LGBT Center embody values that demonstrate a commitment to racial equity and inclusion, to serve the vulnerable communities of transgender/gender non-conforming people, people of color, people with disabilities, people who are marginally housed or homeless, unemployed and underemployed people, low-income people, and to serve with accountability and humility. 


Oversee all day to day operations for the LGBTQ Employment Program, the Trans Employment Program (TEP), and a specialized access program serving the Tenderloin and SOMA communities including team management, program development, budget management, outreach, external stakeholder relationships, processes and systems for the department, and management of funding contracts and subcontractors.

  • Program management for initiatives which may include workforce development, economic security and/or small business services. Oversee data driven, forward looking programming
  • Team management Maintaining a strong and healthy workplace culture. Provide direct supervision, training, professional development, management support and corrective action to staff
  • Fundraising and budget oversight.  Ensure that program aligns with funding sources, develop and monitor program operating budgets, provide tracking and reporting as needed 
  • External relations coordinating with funders such as OEWD, HSA, internal agency departments, and community groups


  • Vast understanding of the needs of vulnerable LGBT communities and strategies to meet their needs
  • A commitment to racial, social and economic justice as well as the SF LGBT Center mission
  • Experience in managing staff with differing work styles and a racial equity lens
  • Minimum 2 years experience in workforce development, job development programs and/or trauma-informed case management 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse LGBT communities and competence in transgender issues and culture
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to remain confidential
  • The ability to offer innovative, entrepreneurial, solution based approach to complex issues
  • A commitment to structure and leadership that allows team members to share power and influence in decision making process
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and efficient
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and culturally diverse environment
  • English fluency, bilingual skills preferred
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook) and Salesforce
  • Availability must include some evenings and occasional weekends


$90,000/year, including paid medical insurance as well as paid time off (vacation, health, & holidays)


The mission of the Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies. The Center’s strategies inspire and strengthen our community by: 

  • Fostering greater opportunities for people to thrive.
  • Organizing for our future.
  • Celebrating our history and culture.
  • Building resources to create a legacy for future generations.


The Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex are encouraged to apply.  The Center maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment.  No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute. 


Pursuant to SF Fair Chance Ordinance, we consider qualified applicants with arrest/conviction records.