Job Posting for Youth Pride Inc.: Leadership Development Coordinator

Title: Leadership Development Coordinator

Organization: Youth Pride Inc. (Rhode Island)

Salary Range: This is a full-time position with a salary range of $30,000 to $35,000. The schedule for this position is usually Monday through Friday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Some flexibility required.

Brief Summary of Position:

Youth Pride Inc.’s mission is to meet the unique and ongoing needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity/expression through advocacy, support, and empowerment to bring about social change.

We are searching for a Leadership Development Coordinator who can help our organization empower the next generation of LGBTQQ youth leaders by overseeing three important components of our organization:

  • OUTspoken Leadership Development Training
    • Oversee the planning, coordination, marketing and recruitment related to OUTspoken—our
      youth leadership development program that focuses on advocacy and social justice
    • With assistance from other Youth Pride Inc. staff, present the OUTspoken training program
      at least three times per year
    • Revise curriculum as necessary
  • Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) Coalition
    • Outreach to GSAs throughout Rhode Island and provide technical assistance as needed
    • Oversee and facilitate monthly GSA Coalition meetings (attended by GSA participants
      throughout the state)
    • Oversee, plan, and facilitate Youth Pride Inc.’s annual GSA Conference
  • Drop-In Center Programming
    • With input from our Youth Programming Council and assistance from the Youth Worker,
      oversee the planning, coordination, marketing, and recruitment related to all of our drop-in
      center programming

Other Duties include, but are not limited to, direct supervision of our part-time Youth Worker and some interns/volunteers, data collection, grant reporting, and facilitating professional development workshops on topics related to serving LGBTQQ youth


  • Experience working with a diverse population of youth; LGBTQQ youth experience preferred
  • Knowledge about intersectionality, systems of oppression, identity, building community, and other topics related to social justice and leadership development
  • Strong organizational skills including task and time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented environment essential
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Ability to adapt to fast-changing and fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Advanced computer skills, especially with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
  • Successful candidate must pass a BCI background check
  • High School Diploma or GED required; Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Youth Development or related field strongly desired

Youth Pride Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, age, marital status, personal appearance, family structure and/or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, gender identity/expression or HIV status.

People of color and LGBTQQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and résumé via e-mail to Kerri Kanelos, Executive Director, at No phone calls, please.

Youth Pride Inc.

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