Current Opportunities

True Colors United is currently hiring the following positions:


Program Officer, Creative Design & Production

Job Description

True Colors United is seeking a Program Officer who is eager to join a collaborative team at a fast-growing organization committed to social justice and equity. This is an exciting opportunity to gain extensive program experience within a non-profit organization and make a real difference in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experiencing homelessness across the country.

True Colors United develops and implements solutions at the community level to prevent youth homelessness, while ensuring that any homelessness experienced is rare, brief, and one-time. Through our Training & Education program area, we collaborate with communities and service providers to ensure LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness have access to the inclusive and affirming services they need. The Program Officer will work with the Training & Education Program Director to develop, produce, and design tools and resources (toolkits and courses) for service providers across the country that support LGBTQ young people in their programs.

The Program Officer will be responsible for overall management and marketing of the True Colors Learning Community, an online portal for organizations and communities to access resources and track their inclusion efforts. This will include managing technology (Salesforce, LearnDash, Survey Monkey, Gravity Forms) integrations/configurations and working with communications staff to create a marketing strategy and materials for programs specific projects.

Collaborating closely with other program staff, the Program Officer will also project manage the production of videos and resources (i.e. toolkits and online training videos) available in the True Colors Learning Community. Finally, the Program Officer will support other program staff in delivering remote technical assistance, such as webinar configuration and support.

The position calls for an innovative, driven, fun personality that is passionate about creating meaningful change. The applicant should have a strong interest in creative video production and editing and graphic design of program materials. This position requires a technology systems thinker who is passionate about growing and developing our Learning Community.

 Responsibilities
  • Manage and oversee the True Colors Learning Community, including lead the creation, development, and production of curriculum (toolkits and courses) to grow and expand the resources available in the Learning Community.
  • Develop and implement a programs specific marketing strategy that aligns with the organization's voice and communications strategy
  • Maintain and update existing True Colors Learning Community resources.
  • Configure online systems (Salesforce, LearnDash, Survey Monkey, etc.) to support remote technical assistance projects.
  • Track and analyze Learning Community activities and outcomes to generate reports that will  inform overall organizational strategy.
  • Manage all program specific design and communication projects in line with the organization's overall communications strategy.
  • Support senior staff with on-the-ground technical assistance work as needed.
  • Work with senior staff to prepare presentations and other educational materials.
  • Attend conferences and onsite convenings as necessary.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ youth, racial equity, civil rights, and ending youth homelessness.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing projects.
  • Experience working with or knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator).
  • Experience with video production and editing software such as Final Cut Pro.
  • Experience working with content management systems such as WordPress.
  • Experience working with databases such as Salesforce.
  • Experience with or knowledge of communications and marketing strategies.
  • Detail-oriented and adept at multitasking and planning.
  • Comfortable working with various web-based systems.
  • Willing to travel a few times per year.
  • Willing to work remotely when necessary.
  • Willing to adapt, take risks, and embrace failure.

The Program Officer position will work out of our New York City office.

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

True Colors United is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people with lived experiences of homelessness, people of color, people of diverse sexual and gender identities, and women to apply.

To apply please submit a one page cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and a sample video you have produced/edited to [email protected] In your cover letter, please highlight in particular why you would like to work at True Colors United, otherwise your resume will not be considered.


Program Officer, National Youth Forum on Homelessness

Job Description

True Colors United is seeking a Program Officer who is eager to join a collaborative team at a fast-growing organization committed to social justice and equity. This is an exciting opportunity to gain extensive program experience within a national non-profit organization and make a real difference in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth experiencing homelessness across the country.

The Program Officer will work to advance the efforts of a core True Colors United program area, Youth Collaboration. The organization works at the national, state, and local levels to ensure that youth with lived experiences of homelessness, in particular LGBTQ youth, are key leaders in developing and implementing the solutions needed to end the problem. 

One key way that True Colors United is working to achieve these goals is through the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (NYFH). NYFH is a group comprised exclusively of young people (ages 21-28) contributing to the growing national dialogue on making youth homelessness “rare, brief, and one-time.” The Program Officer will work with NYFH to directly inform local and national strategies to end youth homelessness, including training and convening the group. This person will also support the work of a National Association of YABs (Youth Action Boards) across the country.

The position calls for an innovative, driven, fun personality that is passionate about working with young people and has a strong interest in using advocacy and public policy to create meaningful change within marginalized communities.

Responsibilities
  • Mentor young people with experiences of homelessness and/or housing instability to lead the national movement to end homelessness. 
  • Provide extensive on-the-ground and/or remote support to NYFH members as they develop and implement technical assistance to community partners.
  • Expand young people’s knowledge base on various topics related to youth homelessness, including government structures, homelessness systems, policy and civic engagement, and racial equity.
  • Train young people on how to develop, enact, and implement impactful policies and practices, as well as build and maintain collaborative relationships with policy-makers.
  • Facilitate a collaborative process between NYFH and True Colors United staff to co-create original content for YAB members around the country that bolsters their knowledge on the aforementioned topics. The courses and toolkits created will serve as an entry point for future young leaders to engage in this work, ultimately creating a sustainable career path for themselves.
  • Provide NYFH with professional development support around career readiness (i.e. preparing for and facilitating meetings and trainings, email/conference call etiquette, and public speaking skills.)
  • Support the facilitation of a national association of YABs with NYFH, making a brave space for youth and young adults with lived experience to not only gain knowledge and expertise, but also participate in a network that enables colleagues with shared lived experience to have an equitable stake in creating solutions.
  • Work with senior staff to prepare presentations and other educational materials.
  • Coordinate travel logistics for groups of 25+.
  • Organize and facilitate monthly calls with key stakeholders for technical assistance and other programmatic purposes.
  • Attend conferences and on-site convenings as necessary.
  • Track relevant activities and prepare reports as needed.
  • Delivers trainings at meetings, retreats, conferences, and events.
  • Maintains NYFH database and ensures data integrity.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Demonstrated commitment to LGBTQ youth, civil rights, racial equity, and ending youth homelessness.
  • Experience working with young people who have experienced homelessness.
  • Experience training young people to work with local or national partners on policies and practice efforts.
  • Knowledge and/or noted interest in public policy, congressional legislative, and federal regulatory processes.
  • Experience working with local or national partners on policies and practice efforts to end youth homelessness.
  • Detail-oriented and adept at multitasking and planning.
  • Willing to travel several times per year and work remotely when necessary.
  • Willing to adapt, take risks, and embrace failure.
  • Comfortable working with various web-based systems. Google Drive and Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with ability to present ideas and information clearly.
  • Diligent work ethic and insatiable desire to expand skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail and outstanding organization skills.
  • A collaborative team player.

The Program Officer will be based out of True Colors United’s New York City office.

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

True Colors United is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people with lived experiences of homelessness, people of color, people of diverse gender and sexual identities, and women to apply.

To apply please submit a one page cover letter and resume with salary requirements to [email protected] In your cover letter, please highlight in particular why you would like to work at True Colors United, otherwise your resume will not be considered.