Los Angeles, CA | September 21, 2020
About the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Since 1969, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has been dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ community through a comprehensive range of direct services, programs and advocacy. The Center was the nation’s first openly “gay” organization to be awarded 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Today, as the largest LGBTQ organization in the world, the Center has an annual budget of nearly $140 million and provides the broadest array of LGBTQ services and programs available anywhere. From its 10 locations throughout Los Angeles—including Mi Centro in Boyle Heights, Center South in South Los Angeles and the Trans Wellness Center in Koreatown–the Center’s nearly 800 employees and more than 6,000 volunteers serve an economically and ethnically diverse population with approximately 50,000 client visits each month.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center (“the Center”) is seeking a passionate, experienced,
and authentic leader to become the next Chief Executive Officer. After a period of
substantial organizational growth, including the opening in 2019 of its extraordinary
Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the Center’s CEO role is an opportunity for a proven,
mission-driven leader to work on an unparalleled scale to advance the rights and
well-being of LGBTQ people.
As you will read below, the Center’s executive staff and board have given careful thought to how best to design and implement a search process for its next CEO and to onboard the new leader. In anticipation of this important leadership transition, the Center has actively grown and diversified its board, and has prioritized the recruitment and development of strong staff leaders across senior and middle management. Moreover, the next CEO will have unprecedented support in stepping into this one-of-a-kind leadership position.
The Center is a national and international beacon for LGBTQ people and their allies. It is in a place of great programmatic and financial strength. Its board and staff are poised to welcome and support the next leader. In short, this is the opportunity of a lifetime for a leader with the experience and capacities we outline below who is authentically compelled by the mission and work of the Center.
Read the position profile here.