Social Services
Policy / Advocacy / Legal
DC - Washington metropolitan area
About the Organization

The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. We are a non-profit that provides 24/7 life-saving support via phone, text, and chat. We also operate the world's largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and run innovative research, education, and advocacy programs. We've been saving lives every day for over 20 years.

About the Position

Reporting to the Head of Advocacy and Government Affairs, the Campaign Manager will lead The Trevor Project's campaign to protect LGBTQ youth by ending conversion therapy, the discredited and dangerous practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity. The Campaign Manager will help to refine and execute the campaign's strategy to end conversion therapy, including through legislation, litigation and public education. This role will involve close collaboration with The Trevor Project's state and national partners, as well as staff on our advocacy, communications, research and crisis services teams.

What you'll do:

  • Develop and execute The Trevor Project's overall campaign strategy to protect LGBTQ youth by ending conversion therapy, including through legislation, litigation and public education
  • Lead our state-based work to end conversion therapy through The Trevor Project's 50 Bills 50 States Campaign, including utilizing our Phone2Action advocacy tool to communicate at scale with advocates and increase our base of support
  • Build and grow local coalitions to end conversion therapy in states where they are already active, and help to create coalitions in states where they do not yet exist. Provide hands-on support to those coalitions by sharing best practices, helping to organize public support, assisting in development of legislative strategies, and helping to draft and review bills
  • Coordinate closely with our state and national partners, in both the LGBTQ and mental health spaces, to collaborate on overall strategy and maximize the movement's collective impact
  • Meet with lawmakers and other government officials throughout the country to build support for legislation and regulations that will end conversion therapy, often together with our partners in the LGBTQ and mental health communities
  • Help to responsibly and safely collect stories of survivors and share them with lawmakers and the broader public in a way that will help change hearts and minds
  • Communicate about the dangers of conversion therapy to the broader public, including by developing and executing strategies with earned, owned and paid media. Assist with writing compelling press releases and creating a social media strategy around advocacy efforts to end conversion therapy
  • Testify across the country in support of legislation to end conversion therapy, leveraging The Trevor Project's unique data, experiences, and perspective
  • Coordinate with colleagues at The Trevor Project on the organization's research related to conversion therapy as well as our legal strategy to end conversion therapy, including by filing amicus briefs in court
Candidate Requirements:

Who you are:

  • Action-oriented. You know how to get things done. You love to set challenging goals and then develop plans to deliver and achieve them
  • Fast-paced. You can move quickly and smartly. When new opportunities emerge, you move quickly to capitalize on them
  • Big picture thinker. You're someone who thinks strategically. You love to brainstorm and come up with big bold ideas. You look at the way things are and then imagine 20 ways they can be improved
  • Organized and efficient. You know how to manage complex projects. You can communicate clearly and concisely. The moment you see a problem, you quickly come up with solutions and then implement them
  • Forceful advocate. You know how to navigate corridors of power in DC, state capitals and city halls around the country, and persuade lawmakers and their staff to do the right thing. You are an excellent speaker and can convince people to take action to protect LGBTQ youth
  • Savvy communicator. You know how to share stories of survivors in a safe and effective way that can change hearts and minds, and recognize the importance of centering the lived experiences of survivors. You can develop and execute strategies across earned, owned and paid media that will help end conversion therapy.
  • Collaborative. You know how to partner with our state and national partners in the LGBTQ movement and mental health sector, and can be a team player with colleagues throughout The Trevor Project
  • Pragmatic organizer. You can count votes, connect with lawmakers and local organizers, and know legislative processes inside and out, from committee hearings to reconciliation
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.
  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn't mean we don't have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.
Compensation and benefits:
  • Generous vacation and holidays (like a full day off to celebrate Harvey Milk Day!), including Summer Fridays
  • Comprehensive health insurance (we pay 100% of your premiums for medical, dental, and life), including gender affirmation surgery
  • Fun office environment and passionate team. It's NBD around here if Daniel Radcliffe or Imagine Dragons drops into our office
  • The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer
  • Meaningful work at an organization that is saving the lives of LGBTQ young people every day