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Education Program Manager



United States
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Reports to: Director of Education Programs

Location: The Education Programs Manager may work remotely. This position can also be based in GLSEN’s headquarters in New York City or from our Washington DC office. This position will require domestic travel (20%).

Annual Salary: $65,000 - $75,000

About GLSEN:

GLSEN is a national education 501c3 non-profit organization, leading the movement to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for all since 1990. We work tirelessly to ensure that all children can have a high quality education where they are safe and affirmed. We envision a world in which every child student learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, and in turn is respected and accepted themselves.

Each year, GLSEN reaches millions of students and educators via action at the national, state, and local levels, with leadership from a national network of volunteer GLSEN chapters. Over three decades, GLSEN has improved conditions for LGBTQ students across the United States and launched an international movement to address LGBTQ issues in education and promote respect for all in schools. For more information on GLSEN’s policy advocacy, student leadership initiatives, school-based programs, research, and professional development for educators visit www.glsen.org.

About You:

We are looking for individuals willing to think boldly about the future of K-12 education and how best to serve LGBTQ+ students. GLSEN seeks colleagues committed to advancing the needs, opportunities, outcomes, and success of LGBTQ+ students as the foundation for success for all students. We need individuals that work to build and strengthen partnerships with organizations that hold and reflect GLSEN’s commitment to advancing racial, gender and disability justice and have a track record of working across differences to advance equitable and just outcomes in education for students experiencing marginalization. We need not just your passion, but your talents, skills and willingness to do the hard work to build a more equitable future for LGBTQ+ students.

Position Objective:

Under the guidance of the Director of Education Programs and in partnership with colleagues across the national organization, the Education Manager will work to ensure that educators and adult allies have access to the tools, resources, training, and supports needed in order to ensure an education system free of bias and harm where safe, affirming, and inclusive learning environments necessary for students to thrive is the baseline. The ideal candidate should be highly skilled in:

  • Developing and implementing LGBTQ+ inclusive instructional content and resources that center educational equity,racial, gender and disability justice outcomes in education for LGBTQ+ students.
  • Creating programming and resources for educators that center the experiences and needs of LGBTQ+ students most impacted by structural oppression - especially those who are BIPOC, transgender, nonbinary, two spirit individuals, and students with disabilities.
  • Managing professional development training programs, or similar training programs, virtually and in person. Locally, and nationally.
  • Working with a wide array of diverse constituents.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate, support and maintain GLSEN’s professional development training program. Including providing support, resources and training to GLSEN chapter PD coordinators leading training locally.
  • Manage the Educator Advisory Council, providing resources, facilitating monthly meetings and advancing the priorities of the council.
  • Develop and implement strategies to activate GLSEEN’s Educator network to create safe and affirming learning environments for students.
  • Provide direct supervisory support to Education Programs associate.

Required Skills:

  • Proven experience developing and implementing LGBTQ+ inclusive instructional content and resources that demonstrate an understanding and experience of topics surrounding LGBTQ+ educational equity, intersectionality, and social justice education
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Proven ability to work with educators, administrators and local volunteers/advocates, grow their participation, expand their skills effectiveness
  • A minimum 5-7 years’ experience with progressive leadership responsibility within education organizations, community organizing/coalition building, or youth development programming
  • Proven experience designing and facilitating original content including trainings, modules, webinars, and tools to build racial, gender and disability justice outcomes in education
  • Ability to work as a part of a cross functional national staff, coordinate effectively across departments, and act as a trusted messenger between national and local constituents
  • Excellent management skills and the ability to mentor and lead
  • Effective experience with project management
  • Manage multiple and competing demands, under the pressure of multiple tight deadlines and budgetary constraints; Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborative, innovative, and resourceful mindset to leverage opportunities to achieve shared goals
  • Ability to travel several times per year

Working Conditions

  • The Education Programs Manager may be a remote position GLSEN has offices in NYC and D.C.,up to 20% of this position will include travel when it is safe to do so. During the Coronavirus pandemic this role is 100% remote while social distancing orders are in place.


GLSEN offers a generous benefits package, including: five weeks paid time off for new employees in addition to 10 paid holidays per year; 100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance for staff and optional benefits for family members; life insurance; and a 401k plan with increasing employer contributions based on staff tenure. The Education Programs Manager may be a remote position GLSEN has offices in NYC and D.C.,up to 20% of this position will include travel when it is safe to do so. During the Coronavirus pandemic this role is 100% remote while social distancing orders are in place.

GLSEN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, people with disabilities, women, and non-LGBTQ people to apply.