Youth Well-Being Program Manager

Washington D.C.
Jun 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Full Time

We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


Position Summary:

The Manager of the Youth Well-Being Program (YWB) provides technical support and project management for the key programmatic elements of the Youth Well-Being Program: the annual Time to THRIVE conference and Project THRIVE, a national campaign to support LGBTQ youth. The YWB Manager oversees the Time to THRIVE conference process of soliciting, selecting and scheduling workshops, conference logistics and programming, and routine outreach and communication to conference stakeholders including presenters, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees.  


This position also oversees the routine communication and engagement with our 30+ national Project THRIVE partners and coordinates outreach to prospective partners and key stakeholders. The YWB Program Manager maintains proficient knowledge of the research and best practices related to the safety, inclusion and well-being of LGBTQ youth and may be asked to provide introductory level training on related topics. In addition, the YWB Program Manager identifies opportunities to regularly engage Project THRIVE partners in public education, research and publications, on-line learning, policy advocacy, and has a key role in the writing, development and dissemination of Project THRIVE assets, including co-branded resources, monthly webinar series, newsletters and more. This position will be based in Washington, D.C


Position Responsibilities:

Time to THRIVE

  • Manage conference logistics and planning, such as mapping conference site to accommodate workshops, meetings, plenaries, catering, exhibit space, audio/visual as well as executing sponsorship benefits, coordinating volunteers and updating conference website and publications (i.e. program book, brochures, flyers, signage, etc.)
  • Manage workshop proposal process, track submissions, coordinate the selection process and schedule confirmed workshops. 
  • Manage and keep the conference web page updated and coordinate with HRC’s digital, marketing and communications team to promote the conference. 
  • Manage exhibitors and exhibitor space during the event. 
  • Conduct regular communication and outreach to local/regional Time to THRIVE key stakeholders, sponsors, partners, exhibitors, presenters, speakers, general attendees, youth attendees, volunteers, special guests, etc. 
  • Assist with supervising Time to THRIVE interns and/or fellows and collaborates with the YWB Coordinator and interns and/or fellows on tasks related to CEUs, conference registration, hotel rooms and travel/logistics for special guests, etc.
  • Serve as liaison to Project THRIVE partners and other key partners who are engaged in Time to THRIVE. 
  • Maintains excellent writing, communication, record keeping and task tracking using shared, Google Docs and other technology tools.
  • Process check requests and create and/or manage invoices.
  • Writes original content for the monthly Time to THRIVE Newsletter
  • Supports the Director of the YWB Program and collaborates with the YWB Coordinator in other tasks related to conference planning and execution.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Project THRIVE

  • Maintain the Project THRIVE website, including displaying and promoting relevant resources, our monthly webinar series, etc.
  • Develop tip sheets, best practice tools, webinar content, and other resources that promote the safety, inclusion and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
  • Manage the Project THRIVE monthly webinar series, including drafting content, securing presenter/s, regular communication with presenter/s, marketing and promotion, as well as prepare and coordinate webinar technology.
  • Writes original content for the Project THRIVE Newsletter.
  • Provide general guidance and technical support to Project THRIVE partners.
  • Lead on public education efforts of the program. 
  • Coordinate agenda for quarterly Project THRIVE calls, policy briefings, convenings and subcommittee/working group calls.  
  • Utilize existing LGBTQ youth data (HRC’s youth data, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, etc.) to advance the goals of the YWB program.
  • In collaboration with the HRC Policy team, engage Project THRIVE partners and LGBTQ youth experts, in state and federal legislative advocacy.
  • Develop and deliver introductory level training on topics related to LGBTQ youth well-being and LGBTQ-inclusion in youth-serving organizations. 
  • Supports Director of Youth Well-Being and other colleagues in writing, editing and developing a wide range of training and public education materials. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) required plus three or more years of relevant experience working directly with children and youth and/or in event planning and execution.  
  • Experience with data analysis is strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills required. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the research on lived experiences of LGBTQ youth. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate with internal staff as well as strategic partners for a program.   
  • Must have the capability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong understanding of how to bring an intersectional approach to a work product.
  • Experience and ability to plan and execute large-scale events or conferences.
  • Skilled in managing large-scale and collaborative projects. 
  • Familiarity with, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Drive.
  • Flexibility with work schedule, especially during Time to THRIVE conference; this position does require occasional evening and weekend work.
  • When travel is safe, the ability to travel up to 10% of the time is required.  
  • Personal interest in and commitment to LGBTQ+ rights.


All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically.  Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.


No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.

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