JOB DESCRIPTION: PROGRAM MANAGER

The True Colors Fund is seeking a Program Manager for the Forty to None Project who is eager to join a small team at a young, fast-growing organization with a collaborative work environment. This is an exciting opportunity to gain extensive program experience at a small organization, while making a real difference in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experiencing homelessness across the country.

The Manager will provide broad-range support for the Forty to None Project, a program of the True Colors Fund, which works both proactively and reactively to address the issue of LGBT youth homelessness in our country. Through public education, advocacy within the federal government, youth engagement, research, training, and resource development, the Forty to None Project is building the nation’s capacity to prevent LGBT youth homelessness, intervene early when it occurs, and ensure safe and affirming care. The Program Manager will focus primarily on our public education and empowerment/youth engagement program areas, and will support and work on our advocacy, research, training, and resource development activities.

Responsibilities

  • Help manage the growth and day-to-day aspects of the Forty to None Network, our network of professionals working to address LGBT youth homelessness, including:
    • Conducting outreach to potential members
    • Moderating online conversations and engage with members
    • Aiding in the creation and distribution of member communications, including monthly newsletter and semi-annual magazine
  • Work with homeless youth service providers to assess their level of LGBT inclusive and affirming practices, and develop a collaborative plan with them for making their programs safer and more inclusive of LGBT youth
  • Manage, maintain, and grow our online service provider directory of inclusive and affirming service providers
  • Manage our youth engagement and empowerment programs, including Camp True Colors and the Raise You Up Program, as well as develop opportunities for youth engagement within all aspects of the Forty to None Project’s work
  • Conduct workshops and trainings nationwide to educate about the issue of LGBT youth homelessness and promote safe and affirming service provision practices
  • Work with our online marketing team to maintain and grow the Forty to None Project website, as well as email marketing and social media efforts
  • Work with our communications team to develop ongoing educational and advocacy campaigns around the issue of LGBT youth homelessness
  • Additional programmatic support and general administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth experiencing homelessness
  • Master of Social Work is preferred or bachelor’s degree with equivalent work experience
  • Experience conducting workshops, facilitating groups, or otherwise engaging groups of individuals
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present ideas and information clearly in front of a variety of audience sizes
  • Must have exceptional traditional writing and grammatical skills and a flair for communicating effectively in the digital space
  • Diligent work ethic and insatiable desire to expand skills
  • A detail-oriented project manager who is adept at multi-tasking
  • A collaborative team player
  • Willingness to explore new technologies and adapt as necessary
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Willingness to travel

The True Colors Fund was co-founded by Cyndi Lauper to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth homelessness, and to inspire and engage everyone, especially straight people, to become active participants in the advancement of equality for all.

The organization is located in New York City and this position will work out of our office.

Salary is based on experience with a benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance.

To apply:
Submit a one page cover letter and resume with salary requirements to careers@truecolorsfund.org or via fax to (917) 210-3266.

The True Colors Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.