Education Program Manager

Reports to: Director of Community Mobilization

Location: Remote (Office in NYC)

Annual Salary: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00


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

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, GLSEN has quickly pivoted all of our work on-line, sustaining the relationships, community, and core sense of shared purpose that is the foundation of our power and track record of success.

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.

About this Role

Under the guidance of the Director of Community Mobilization 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 demonstrate an understanding and experience developing content that builds toward educational equity, racial, gender and disability justice outcomes in education for LGBTQ+ students. The Education Manager will work to create programming and resources that center the experiences and needs of LGBTQ+ students most impacted by structural harms - especially those who are BIPOC, transgender, nonbinary, two spirit individuals, and students with disabilities. The successful candidate will grow the reach of GLSEN education programming, and demonstrate innovation, determination, and a commitment to creating justice outcomes in K-12 education for LGBTQ+ students at the local, state, and national level.

What you need to be successful

  • 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 the effectiveness of their skills.
  • A minimum of 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 when safe again to do so.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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 GLSEN’s Educator Network to create safe and affirming learning environments for students.
  • Provide direct supervisory support to Education Programs Associate.


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

To apply, submit your resume and letter of interest at or submit to

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