Athlete Ally’s mission is to educate and activate athletic communities to eliminate homophobia and transphobia in sports and to exercise their leadership to champion LGBT equality.
Athlete Ally was formed to inspire athletes to act as leaders against anti-LGBTQ discrimination and use the power of sports to make a more equitable world. In the past five years, Athlete Ally has made groundbreaking progress in sports, working to create more inclusive cultures and inspire athletes to use their voices to support equality. As a leading organization in this space, Athlete Ally has engaged hundreds of college and professional athletes, organized international campaigns around LGBTQ inclusion in sports, partnered with professional sports leagues, and co-authored the NCAA’s first LGBT policy guide for college coaches, athletes, and administrators. In the short time since Athlete Ally was established, LGBTQ inclusion in sports and the role that athletes play in the global battle for LGBTQ rights have become key in mainstream media, politics, and in sports organizations at all levels of competition. Athlete Ally is a pioneering contributor to this space and aims to institutionalize comprehensive programs for long-term systemic impact.
The Programming & Communications Coordinator/Manager’s role will be to help design, oversee, and evaluate the impact of the organization’s day-to-day advocacy and communications work. The role will provide dedicated support to both the communications and programming functions, and report directly to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications.
This role includes but is not limited to: outreach, advising college chapters, working with professional athlete ambassadors, building programs for youth through college athletic programs, creating meaningful organizational and community partnerships, community management across social media channels; earned media outreach; writing op-eds and other materials; research needs and more.
The Programming & Communications Coordinator/Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:
Athlete Ally is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Athlete Ally is an equal opportunity/equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce, and strongly encourages applications from female candidates, LGBTQ candidates, candidates of color, and other minority groups.
Interested applicants can submit their resume and cover letter to [email protected]