Chief Legal Strategist

For more than forty years, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) has fought intolerance and bigotry through strategic litigation, policy, legislative advocacy, and public education. We’ve achieved key precedent-setting victories on behalf of the LGBTQ community and for people living with HIV.

Today, our work continues with a commitment to 
racial justice and a focus on the discrimination that occurs at the intersection of race and LGBTQ identity. We’re tracking the counter-movements that are fighting hard to roll back critical achievements. It’s a pivotal time and an important opportunity for a Chief Legal Strategist to join GLAD as the team leader behind our legal strategy and our plans for mobilizing resources for its achievement.

Leaders with the passion, expertise and perseverance to serve as GLAD’s Chief Legal Strategist are invited to 
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GLAD’s 10-person legal team includes senior lawyers who are nationally recognized for their success advancing legal strategies that resulted in precedent-setting victories for transgender rights, marriage equality and people living with HIV. Two of the team’s attorneys have argued before the United States Supreme Court.

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Mary Bonauto

Civil Rights Project Director

Gary Buseck

Senior Advisor

Polly Crozier

Senior Staff Attorney

Chris Erchull

Staff Attorney

Ben Klein

Senior Attorney & 

AIDS Law Project Director

Jennifer Levi

Transgender Rights 

Project Director

Janson Wu

Executive Director

Morgan Edmonds

Legal Assistant

Executive Search for Chief Legal Strategist

It will take an experienced and collaborative executive to lead the GLAD Legal Team. Qualified applicants will have a proven track record of achieving excellence personally and by mobilizing the effort, creativity and perspectives of others. Direct legal experience isn’t required, however a keen understanding of the ways in which litigation, legislation and public education are used to shape public policy and protect civil rights is key to success in the role.  

The search committee recognizes that there is never one right pathway or profile for any position. The committee will be most interested in applications from candidates who can demonstrate a large number of the qualifications outlined in the job description. Some of the key qualifications for the role are outlined below:

  • Personally and professionally driven to advance equity and equality for LGBTQ people with a focus on the intersection of LGBTQ equality and racial justice
  • Dynamic storyteller and persuasive speaker capable of building support for GLAD’s work across diverse audiences and stakeholder groups.
  • Experience defining and leading a state or nation-wide public policy agenda or campaign focused on issues related to structural discrimination, equality and racial justice.
  • Track record of success building positive workplace cultures and of leading professional teams towards the achievement of ambitious goals
  • Ability to build sustainable and productive partnerships with nonprofits, philanthropic partners, academic institutions and policy makers in support of shared goals.

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IMPACT: Over four decades of precedent-setting victories for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV

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GLAD is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to equity, inclusion and mutual respect. People of color, transgender persons, and gender diverse people, immigrants, and individuals living with HIV and/or other disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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GLAD's recruitment partner, Positively Partners, is available to answer questions before you apply. All personal information will remain confidential and will only be shared with GLAD in the event that you choose to apply for the role.

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GLAD is at the cutting edge of the historic fight for full equality and justice. Through impact litigation, education and public policy work, GLAD’s precedent-setting work has established anti-discrimination protections for transgender, gay, lesbian, and bisexual people, and protected the rights of those with HIV throughout New England and nationally.. GLAD is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color, transgender persons, and individuals living with disabilities, including HIV.

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Plaintiff Nicole Maines with her mother, father and GLAD attorney Jennifer Levi.

Anna Lee

Legal Assistant

 Anthony Lombardi

Legal Fellow

Lawrence Coldon

Legal Assistant

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