This is a full-time position housed in the HRC Foundation’s Family Project and reporting directly to the Family Project Director.
The Director, Adolescent Well-Being Programs will work closely with Family Project staff, as well as with key Workplace, Youth and Campus, Health and Aging, and Religion and Faith staff, to develop and deliver a high quality, highly visible and well attended national conferences.
- Establish and sustain relationships with key local, state and national organizations and leaders working to enhance the lives of young people, helping to broaden the program, audience and sponsorship opportunities for the conference.
- Provide a foundation for expanding our LGBT youth programming, complement both our Welcoming Schools and Youth and Campus programs by focusing on ages 13 to 18, and will provide access to a broader community of youth-serving professionals/providers, including pediatricians, mental health professionals, camp directors and counselors, and social workers in a variety of settings.
- Develop and chair an annual national conference focused on the well-being of LGBT youth.
- Select conference location, manage hotel contract, create marketing campaigns/press releases, design and maintain website, manage registration, train volunteers and organize fundraising opportunities; Secure conference sponsors.
- Select session presenters, keynote speakers, honorees and special guests;
- Create and engage a National Advisory Council that include high profile individuals who are passionate about the well-being of LGBT youth;
- Present workshops and exhibit at key national conferences to promote the well-being of LGBT youth and encourage individuals to attend HRC’s annual conference;
- Expand public education and outreach about HRC’s youth work;
- Cultivate relationships with key national organizations and national leaders in education and youth advocacy for potential partnerships and collaborative opportunities;
- Identify opportunities for HRC to expand in youth work;
- Maintain good records of conference planning activities, status of tasks, and report on a regular basis to Family Project and Welcoming Schools Directors.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- At least 3 years of experience and a proven track record of planning and coordinating successful national or large-scale conferences bringing together professionals from education, social services, law enforcement, public policy, etc.
- Experience conducting professional development for professionals who work with children, youth and families.
- Knowledge and experience planning and implementing large scale conferences.
- Expertise in addressing LGBT diversity and school safety in educational settings.
- Experience developing and implementing educational tools and resources for use for use by youth-serving professionals.
- Experience in program development and strong writing and communication skills.
- Flexibility to travel nationally.