Director, Corporate Stakeholder Engagement

Human Rights Campaign
November 15, 2019
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Nick Winchester


We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


Position Summary:

The Director of Corporate Stakeholder Engagement will manage relationships with key stakeholders across the portfolio of work under the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program. Reporting to the Director of the Workplace Equality Program, this role works across multiple HRC departments to engage with C-Suite Executives, Government Affairs & Relations contacts, Diversity & Inclusion professionals and self-identified LGBTQ business leaders.


Stakeholder engagement focuses on three key areas: 1) education on LGBTQ-inclusion business case, 2) providing stakeholders with training and development on LGBTQ-inclusive practices; and, 3) engaging equality-minded corporations in support of LGBTQ-related public policy initiatives.


Position Responsibilities:


  • Build strong coalitions and networks of equality-minded corporations to elevate the profile of the Workplace Equality Program’s work and to engage business leaders in support for LGBTQ-related public policy initiatives.
  • Develop communication and engagement strategies to educate and activate our key corporate stakeholders and actively solicit their support for initiatives such as amicus brief participation, coalition participation, letter campaign sign-ons, public testimony in support of pro-equality legislation and more.
  • Present at individual companies, from the C-Suite to the shop floor, host and facilitate roundtables, and present at conferences.
  • Develop key stakeholder relationships across a wide-range of roles and hierarchies, from self-identified LGBTQ business leaders such as employee resource group leaders, to government affairs staff, to c-suite executives
  • Work collaboratively across the HRC staff, sharing information and stakeholder engagement opportunities to maximize HRC’s ability to further its mission, build consensus and efficiently communicate our vision
  • Interact heavily with HRC’s Corporate Relations, Communications, and Policy & Political Affairs including Legal, Government Affairs and Field teams.
  • Identify and communicate matters of immediate and long-term strategic importance to the program Director, HRC cross-departmental colleagues, and HRC’s Executive Leadership team.
  • Give presentations to a wide range of stakeholder groups across a variety of topics including LGBTQ public policy and workplace diversity & inclusion issues.
  • Supervise one full-time employee, including when applicable, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, conducting performance reviews, coaching, motivating and disciplining.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (or equivalent in experience) required. Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in complex organizations with demonstrated proficiencies in stakeholder development and strategic relationship building.
  • Working knowledge of the global landscape of LGBTQ equality with particular emphasis on workplace inclusion and U.S. public policy issues.
  • Experience in or hands-on knowledge of LGBTQ public policy concerns.
  • Ability to instill credibility and gain the confidence of HRC staff, corporate stakeholders, external partner organizations and other key constituencies.
  • Proven record of accomplishment developing key stakeholder relationships, with the demonstrated ability to communicate, influence, and lead effectively at all levels to deliver exceptional results.
  • Comfort working with corporate stakeholders in a wide range of roles.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the HRC staff.
  • Strong public facing, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience planning and facilitating stakeholder engagement opportunities such as roundtables or convenings. Experience facilitating such gatherings for productive outcomes.
  • Self-motivated and objective, with a bias toward action.
  • Must have led, worked collaboratively with, and managed teams of experienced professionals.
  • Experience setting goals, assigning priorities, communicating across functions, and managing workloads.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive). CRM knowledge preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel heavily and work evening and weekend hours. Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally – 40-70% of work time may be out of the office.
  • Experience with and knowledge of LGBTQ workplace inclusion preferred.
  • Knowledge of LGBTQ issues required.


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.


No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.

How To Apply

Please apply via the website with your resume and cover letter.

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