Director of Domestic Programs

Job Type

Full Time




1225 I St. NW, Suite 525
Apt. 622
United States



For over 25 years, Victory Institute (Victory) has helped to train, place and elect thousands of openly LGBTQ public officials at every level of government. Our leaders have been catalysts for expanding legal rights for LGBTQ people across the country, and they have transformed our nation’s policies and shifted our political landscape towards equality, one election at a time. Today, some 500 LGBTQ Americans are serving in elected office due to the work of Victory, including six Members of Congress, and the nation’s first out U.S. Senator.

Victory Institute is seeking a Director of Domestic Programs. Reporting to the Vice President of the Victory Institute, the person in this position will direct Leadership Team domestic programming — including the Victory Congressional Internship, Victory Congressional Fellowship, Victory Empowerment Fellowship, and Candidate and Campaign Trainings. Additionally, they will serve as the staff lead on the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference. The Director will also assist Victory Institute staff in implementing Victory’s Leadership Summits.

General Responsibilities

Programmatic Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of programs to ensure organizational outcomes are met, including budgeting, long-term strategy, program planning, recruitment and selection, placement, housing and travel arrangements.
  • Facilitate and present Victory Institute programming at Victory events, meetings, conferences, summits, etc. as well as non-Victory partner events.
  •  Assist the Vice President and the Development Team in fundraising for all domestic programs, including contributing to grant proposals and reports, and presenting in front of prospective and current donors.
  • Track defined metrics by event as well as a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to meet or surpass programmatic goals.
  • Manage high-level volunteer selection committees and ensure they have a rewarding experience.
  • Work closely with Communications Team on marketing and announcements, such as generating memos and other materials to announce selected program participants.
  • Assist in promotion of domestic programming at conferences and events.
  • Develop programming for the annual International LGBTQ Leaders Conference, including speaker coordination and serving as the staff lead for all conference related activity.
  • Manage internal and external communication and processes for the LGBTQ Leaders Conference.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for Victory to expand engagement with young, emerging and diverse LGBTQ leaders.

 Organization-wide Responsibilities

  • Participate in weekly team meetings and prepare to report on the status, needs and accomplishments of assigned domestic leadership programs and trainings.
  • Assist other Teams as required including providing support during fundraising events.
  • Be an active and engaged participant in annual staff retreats and support board meetings, strategic planning and other Executive Team needs.
  • Other organization-wide responsibilities as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise the Domestic Program Manager and ensure that they achieve strong organizational outcomes across domestic programs and trainings. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; plus at least four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills.
  • The ability to manage, facilitate and present in front of diverse groups and cohorts.
  • Solid organizational skills and experience multi-tasking.
  • Ease with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, including demonstrated experience and comfort with templates, formatting and data visualization.
  • Experience negotiating contracts and planning large scale events.
  • Attention to detail and macro level reasoning skills.
  • Passion for LGBTQ equality.
  • The ability to travel for programs, events and conferences. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to No phone calls or walk-ins please.