Job Opening: Executive Director at SALUS

Employment: 100% - full time/12 month appointment

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000

Hours: regularly 8:00am-5:00pm, but may include nights and weekends for events


Basic Function:

The Executive Director (ED) will provide leadership for the SALUS Center and all programs and services it provides. The ED should embody anti-racism and the desire to address oppressive systems. As the main point person for the LGBTQIA+ community in Lansing, it is incredibly important that the ED understand bisexual and asexual erasure as well. The ED will work to develop innovative resources for the community. This position will build strategic partnerships throughout the Lansing community that strengthen the services SALUS Center can provide. The ED must fundraise and grant write when needed in order to continue building towards SALUS’s mission.The ED must supervise SALUS Center staff and will report to the Board of Directors.

Overall, the Executive Director will be responsible for creating an LGBTQIA+ community center that uplifts, celebrates, and serves LGBTQIA+ communities across Lansing and surrounding areas.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Identify funding and grant opportunities and work with the SALUS Center team and external partners to apply. For existing grant awards, maintain diligent records and complete timely reporting as required by each grant.

  • Build and maintain relationships with donors (individual, corporate, and governmental)

  • Manage quarterly, annual, and project budgets and adhere to local and federal tax requirements

Outreach and Community Partnerships:

  • Schedule and attend meetings with community businesses and organizations

  • Respond to media inquiries

  • Respond to requests for training for private organizations about LGBTQIA+ topics

  • Collaborate on event production and design with community partners

  • Be a visible and active voice on issues pertaining to LGBTQIA+ equity and inclusion while representing the SALUS Center

Distribution of Duties (can change based on future staffing changes):

30% Administration-Emails, phone calls, record keeping etc.

25% Budget keeping and fundraising

20% Event planning and implementation

20% Community Outreach

5% Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or higher in a related field, for example, social work, office management, administration etc. and at least three years experience in a similar position OR five or more years of related experience in a similar position.

  • Demonstrated ability to receive funding from individual, corporate, and/or governmental organizations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master's degree in a related field.

  • At least three years of experience in business, non-profit operational and financial management, or a related area.

Please contact with any questions.

First round of applicants to be reviewed April 30th. If a candidate is selected from this pool, the application will close.

About SALUS Center

Founded in 2017, SALUS Center serves Lansing, Michigan’s LGBTQIA+ communities as a gathering space and information hub, and we advocate for the rights of our community members by honoring and affirming the interconnectedness of oppression. We empower you to build on the legacy of LGBTQIA+ activism and manifest a life that is authentic, safe, and full.