Director of Organizational Development & Culture/Co-Director

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Position: Director of Organizational Development & Culture/Co-Director

Location: National

Reports to: BLMP Steering Committee

Status: Full-time, Exempt 

Compensation: $90,000


The Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP) envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland and where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through community-building, political education, creating access to direct services, and organizing across borders. We are led by a directly impacted steering committee, staff and consultants, and operate organizing networks in New York City, DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia region), Minneapolis, California, and the South. We build power, community, and knowledge in the U.S., while challenging the role that the U.S. plays globally in creating the conditions that force us to leave our homes.

BLMP is proud to be an affirmative action employer. Black migrants and 1st generation Black people who are TGNCI (Trans, gender nonconforming, & intersex), women and femmes, and persons with disabilities are particularly urged to apply.


The Director of Organizational Development & Culture/Co-Director will join BLMP at a time of organizational growth, infrastructural development, and transition to a three-way Co-Director model. This is an interim role (minimum of 9 months) that will collaborate with the Co-Director/Organizing Director in leading the expansion of organizational infrastructure and capacity as well as the execution of cultural and development strategies across the organization. After the period of transition to a 3 prong Co-Director model, this position will shift as more capacity is built within BLMP and some of the primary responsibilities delegated to current or emerging staff positions. The Co-Director does not have to have everything listed in this job description but should be willing and excited to collaborate and learn. Primary duties include:


Organizational Development & Infrastructure

  • Lead the development, execution, and oversight of BLMP’s strategic plan and goals in alignment with organizational vision and goals, and in partnership with the Co-Director/Organizing Director
  • Work with the Co-Director/Organizing Director and BLMP leadership to formalize an organizational structure including roles, expectations, and decision-making processes
  • Lead efforts to embed a Transformative Justice framework into the fabric of BLMP including liaising with consultants and facilitating discussions, trainings, as well as implementation
  • Work with the Communications Manager, Directors and Consultants to create, implement and integrate a long-term narrative strategy into every aspect of the organization
  • Play a leadership role, in partnership with the Co-Director/Organizing Director, in building a development department including creating and implementing a long term strategy as well as establishing infrastructure needed to grow revenue and steward funder/donor relationships
  • Work with the Director of Finance & Operations in strengthening our finance and operations department including supporting the institutionalization of systems, processes and protocols
  • Strengthen infrastructure to support BLMP’s strategic communications work including co-facilitating a data migration and database onboarding process, acquisition and onboarding of communications tools, as well as operationalizing systems and processes

Financial/Resource Management

  • Collaborate with the Co-Director/Organizing Director to recommend budgets in alignment with short and long term plans
  • Manage resources to ensure priorities are accomplished
  • Approve resource allocations within budget, including people, finances, and timelines; make decisions in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Operations (DFO)
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance & Operations to:
  •  Expand BLMP’s fundraising capacity and manage fundraising staff/consultants
  • Create yearly fundraising plan and building out BLMP’s data management infrastructure 
  • Collaborate with BLMP leadership and grant writers to manage grant agreements, ensuring deliverables are met and requirements fulfilled, including reporting and budget tracking

Relationship Management

  • Leads effective communication systems for work groups, ensuring a collaborative culture
  • Builds, contributes and ensures effective relationships across internal teams and external organizations for current or future integration
  • Partners with internal leaders and staff in identifying improvement plans and processes 
  • Represents the mission, values and vision of BLMP in external meetings and functions, providing productive leadership presence and effectiveness

People Management

  • Empower staff to feel ownership of their professional and personal growth through impactful programming and delivery of ready to use development toolkits and resources
  • Create staff and consultant management strategies, programs and plans such as career development and employee engagement to meet short- and long-term needs
  • Directly supervise Communications, Finance & Operations as well as Development staff and consultants
  • Directs team(s) and establishes team and staff goals
  • Provides team members with ongoing understanding of BLMP’s plans and expectations; communicates in a manner that underscores the value of team and staff roles
  • Performs employment functions in collaboration with BLMP Directors, including staffing, recruitment, retention, performance management, professional development, and termination
  • Coaches, motivates, and recognizes staff
  • Creates opportunities for professional development, including development plans, and regular and constructive feedback
  • Collaboratively develops support models spanning all teams to effectively leverage staff and promote individual development
  • Leads the development and execution of performance goals, measurement, and evaluation of results
  • Ensures participation in required training initiatives and organizational activities, as well as adherence to external regulations and internal policies
  • Drives a culture of accountability and success in alignment with the organizational mission, vision, and values
  • Assist our fiscal sponsor in maintaining Human Resources documentation, records and reports as well as ensuring compliance with state and local regulations (ie HIPPA and  annual audit)
  • Support the Steering Committee (SC) to perform and lead with confidence and ensure the SC and its committees are informed of critical developments in a timely and effective manner; work with SC chairs to make sure service requirements are met by all SC members

Strategic Leadership 

  • Participate in the organization’s Leadership Team and, along with other BLMP leadership, foster a culture that encourages diversity, equity, inclusion, collaboration, accountability, and transparency.  Contribute to the organization’s overall success and sustainability
  • Works with other BLMP Leadership including Co-Director/Organizing Director and Director of Finance & Operations to set continuous evaluation and planning to keep the organization focused and on track toward long-term goals, as well as evaluating program effectiveness and informing thoughtful decisions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop learning and development curriculum utilizing multiple delivery methods and learning options
  • Ability to coach at all levels of leadership
  • Ability to establish effective partnerships and build relationships throughout all levels of the organization
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, both face to face and virtually, for all levels within an organization
  • Ability to enlist others and lead change through building rapport and demonstrating passion
  • Self-starter that demonstrates leadership
  • Ability to translate staff development and OD methodologies into practical applications
  • Possesses a high degree of emotional intelligence and can be flexible and adapt easily
  • Inquisitive and able to drill down to find root causes – excellent listening skills
  • Ability to effectively convey BLMP goals and plans ensuring integration into strategic plans and initiatives
  • Highly skilled in resource management
  • Ability to develop and manage team members, including hiring, goal setting, coaching, performance management, and development
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, including strong presentation skills
  • Ability to influence and build consensus
  • Skilled in strategic thinking and executing strategy effectively; ability to think at an enterprise level
  • Superior critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to contribute to a strong team-based environment
  • Experience working in Black majority teams as well as alongside people with a variety of racial,  ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds


Black LGBTQ+ Migrant Project, a fiscally sponsored project of Transgender Law Center, is proud to be an  affirmative action employer. Black migrants, first generation Black people, folks of color, migrants,  women, femmes, persons with disabilities, formerly detained or incarcerated people, and persons who  are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary or intersex are particularly urged to apply. More information about BLMP can be found at

Position: Director of Organizational Development & Culture/Co-Director

Location: National

Reports to: BLMP Steering Committee

Status: Full-time, Exempt 

Compensation: $90,000


The Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP…

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Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Atlanta, GA, USA

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