[Call for Applications] GATE Executive Director

Published September 8, 2022

Do you have what it takes to become GATE’s next Executive Director? 

Read more information on GATE’s website

GATE is an international organization working on gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics. GATE was founded in 2009, and it is registered in New York (USA). GATE’s programmatic work is organized around four main areas: Health, Human Rights, Movement Building, and Institutional Strengthening. In May 2022, GATE shared its new 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and is seeking a vibrant leader to guide its implementation in the coming years.

About the Executive Director

The new Executive Director will report to the Board and build on GATE’s prior successes to continue establishing a dynamic, flourishing, and resilient organization that shifts power to and meets the needs of trans, gender diverse, and intersex (TGDI) individuals.

Together with the Board and staff, the next Executive Director will utilize the organization’s experience to further its TGDI-centered goals and increase its global presence. The new Executive Director will be tasked with leading GATE’s efforts to amplify the voices of TGDI communities and boost TGDI organizing resources.


Among the primary responsibilities are the following:

  • Leadership
  • Planning and Vision
  • Program Design, Execution, and Evaluation
  • Fundraising and Financial Administration
  • Communications & Engagement
  • Organizational Development

Professional Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a transformative leader and esteemed thinking partner in social justice. They will have a nuanced grasp of the philanthropic climate, including current trends and tensions, as well as GATE’s position among donors. They will have extensive relationships with grassroots communities and movements.

They must also be able to work remotely, in an environment that does not have an established office, and with staff and contractors that are dispersed geographically around the world and in various time zones. 

Individual Characteristics

GATE’s Executive Director will have an unwavering commitment to furthering TGDI communities’ aims and involving TGDI communities in decision-making. They will be firmly entrenched in the politics of global solidarity and at ease articulating a radical vision.

They will be an inventive, honest, and adaptable leader who is committed to lifelong learning and has a strong desire to mentor, coach, and provide supporting leadership. They bring a global perspective to GATE and, ideally, have personal experience in the Global South. The ideal candidate will possess the emotional intelligence to engage in sincere self-reflection and receive constructive feedback, as well as the humility to share authority and make group decisions.

Selection Process

To be considered for GATE’s Executive Director position, please read the full Terms of Reference, or find out more on GATE’s website before submitting a cover letter (maximum 3 pages) and abbreviated resume as attachments to the following email address:

  • Email: to: applications@gate.ngo
  • Subject line: Surname – Executive Director (e.g., Rodriguez – Executive Director)
  • Deadline to apply: 16 September 2022

Compensation: GATE is a 100% remote organization with no established office space. Compensation is based on a highly competitive salary band that is adjusted for location.

Are you worried or discouraged that you don’t meet every single requirement? 
Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. GATE is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, you are encouraged to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles at GATE.