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 Vice President (VP) of Research will serve as the primary leader of The Trevor Project's growing portfolio of life-saving research on LGBTQ youth mental health. This VP will oversee and lead a current team of six with the expectation of hiring and expanding to ten by the end of the year and drive the agenda in order to expand the body of research on LGBTQ youth mental health and ensure its findings are communicated to clinicians, researchers, policy makers, the courts, and the general public. The VP of Research will serve as one of Trevor’s public spokespeople and will be one of the world’s leading experts on both LGBTQ youth as well as suicide and mental health. They will help set the overall research strategy including Trevor’s ground-breaking annual National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and our upcoming International Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, oversee internal evaluation and polling initiatives, and lead peer-reviewed publications based on Trevor’s data. The VP of Research will also oversee The Trevor Project’s research staff and serve as the primary liaison with any external partners. Day-to-day responsibilities include leading the Research team by ensuring that ethical guidelines are adhered to, impactful output is produced, research initiatives are properly staffed and timeframe goals are met. Long-term responsibilities include overseeing the performance and development of the Research team and working with leaders both within the Community team and across The Trevor Project to drive innovation so the organization can end LGBTQ youth suicide. The Vice President will need to be a strong, tactical manager as well an inspirational leader.
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 next Vice President (VP) of Research at The Trevor Project!