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Policy & Programs Manager

Athlete Ally in New York, NY, USA


$55,000 to $60,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Medical

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Leading national nonprofit working at the intersection of sports and LGBTQ equality.”

Athlete Ally seeks a motivated self-starter to fill the open role of Policy & Programs Manager. The hire will play a critical role in helping advance Athlete Ally’s Policy & Programming work — helping to ensure everyone has equal access, opportunity and experience in sports -- regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Policy and Programs Manager’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Drive strategy and engagement for our 20+ college chapters across the country; act as day-to-day point of contact for chapters; work with student-athletes and administrators on efforts to create LGBTQ inclusive athletic environments on their teams and campuses

  • Manage outreach and communications with teams, leagues, coaching associations and sport governing bodies related to Champions of Inclusion -- Athlete Ally’s online curriculum focused on LGBTQ respect and inclusion in sports

  • Draft partnership proposals requested by teams, leagues and governing bodies seeking formal partnerships with Athlete Ally

  • Conduct outreach to collegiate athletic departments to secure LGBTQ inclusive policies and practices on campus, helping further the research and findings of Athlete Ally’s historic Athletic Equality Index

  • Drive Athlete Ally’s Ambassador Program database and infrastructure, playing an important role with how we track and strategically engage our 200+ Ambassadors in our network

  • Support Athlete Ally’s Director of Policy and Programs in conducting policy audits of athletic institutions

  • Support Athlete Ally’s state-based policy work in Florida, Georgia, Texas and Arizona

  • Manage interns and vendors as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience preferred

  • Background in research and proposal writing preferred

  • Background in policy work, grassroots mobilization or outreach roles preferred

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Familiarity with LGBTQ community and relevant challenges/issues

  • General sports knowledge and ability to understand the relevant intersection of sport and social justice

  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite preferred

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once in a fast paced environment

  • Strong writing, editing and communications skills

  • Strong commitment to social justice work and Athlete Ally’s mission

  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience

Athlete Ally is an equal opportunity employer. We see forces of oppression as disproportionally affecting the most marginalized in society, and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities, including people of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, and immigrants to apply.

About Athlete Ally:

Athlete Ally believes sport will change the world when it welcomes and empowers all people. As a leading national nonprofit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQ equality, Athlete Ally works to end the structural and systemic oppression that isolates, excludes and endangers LGBTQ people in sport. We educate individuals and institutions to understand obstacles to inclusion for LGBTQ people and how they can build an inclusive culture within their athletic communities. We work to ensure sport governing bodies, teams and leagues adopt policies that reflect the diversity of their constituents. We incubate athlete activism to advance LGBTQ equality in and through sport.

Company address: 601 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Posted date: 27 days ago

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