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.
The first-ever Director of Research Science will guide the scientific direction of the research team to produce high-impact outputs in the form of peer-reviewed manuscripts, research briefs, research reports, and conference presentations. They will mentor and supervise our team of Research Scientists who, along with our Research Associates, will be responsible for conducting data analyses and creating research outputs. The Director of Research Science will work with our Director of Research Projects to ensure that all research protocols and data being collected are high quality and likely to result in increased public knowledge about suicide risk among LGBTQ youth. They will serve as an internal expert in LGBTQ youth suicide research by providing feedback on organizational content (e.g. training content, amicus briefs, messaging to funders, marketing materials) related to scientific accuracy and an external expert by effectively communicating our research to other stakeholders. They will ensure that the research science team is properly staffed, follows all ethical guidelines for research, and provides impactful output within target timeframes.
We’re excited to hear from you! To join Team Trevor, please upload a resume and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Use this as an opportunity to convey why you want to be the Director of Research Science at The Trevor Project!