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Youth Leadership Coordinator

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Youth Leadership Coordinator

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One Love is hiring identical Youth Leadership Coordinator roles in each of our regional markets. If you would like to apply to this role in other locations, please apply at each applicable link below. We recommend keeping a copy of your responses to the application questions in a separate document so that you can easily paste them to additional applications.

  • Baltimore, MD:
  • Boston, MA:
  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA:
  • New York Tri-State, NY:


One in three women and nearly one in three men experience relationship abuse in their lifetime. More than 1 in 2 transgender people will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Three women a day are killed by their current or former partner in the US alone. The statistics around relationship abuse make it a public health epidemic that all of us have a stake in changing. Data and Statistics

Started out of a relationship violence tragedy – the death of Yeardley Love in 2010 – The One Love Foundation is the national leader in educating young people ages 11+ about relationship health, educating more than 1.9 million young people through educational workshops both in-person and online. Through film-based workshops and peer-to-peer discussions, One Love addresses the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships and the warning signs of abuse in an accessible way. One Love creates safe spaces where young people can identify and talk about the issue. Workshop participants leave equipped with the vocabulary and tools needed to act when they see unhealthy behaviors and abuse both as bystanders and in their own relationships. One Love empowers young people to improve the health of their relationships and to spread this message in their communities.

Today, One Love’s campaign is equal parts national and local in its scope. Nationally, One Love has created a mission, messaging and educational tools that standardize the language used to teach young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships. One Love's recent Theory of Change process affirmed their commitment to serve “all youth” with an increased focus on the following: youth of color, LGBTQ+, male-identifying, those who are disabled, and whose first language is Spanish or Mandarin.

Locally, One Love works on the ground with young people, schools, youth-facing community groups and social service partners to ensure that their programs are used in a way that is right for each community. Regional teams build deep roots and authentic partnerships within a given region that can help accelerate the movement to end relationship violence. In 2017, One Love established on-the-ground teams to increase the velocity of their efforts in engagement and activation. One Love now has staff on the ground in five regions and by serving these communities full-time, One Love is amplifying a conversation about relationships that is changing and saving lives.


One Love’s student leadership programs empower young people to be leaders in the movement to end relationship violence. One Love provides opportunities and equips youth with the skills to educate, advocate and rally their communities around this issue. We have seen high demand among young people to be leaders but have learned that adequately mobilizing young people requires direct coaching and support from our team. The Youth Leadership Coordinator role was created in response to that need and will be focused on ensuring that every young person interested in leading has the support to do so. Youth Leadership Coordinators will also be responsible for experimenting with a variety of recruitment efforts to build the base of student leaders in their region.

This position will report to One Love’s Director, Youth Mobilization and work closely with the Student Leadership Manager and the Executive Director of their region.

This is a two-year position with the first cohort starting Summer 2022 and continuing through Summer 2024.

Key Responsibilities & Outcomes:

  • Support thoughtful youth leader engagement through individual coaching and group collaboration

  • Oversee the onboarding, orientation, and training of all students in the regional teen leadership program

  • Recruitment of new youth leaders through new and existing channels

  • Coordinate and lead monthly meetings/trainings for youth leaders

  • Organize in-person engagement opportunities to build community with the youth leaders in the region

  • Identify and/or support local awareness-building activities and events (e.g. game dedications, school fundraisers, local community fairs, sports tournaments, and local youth conferences)

  • Manage all data tracking and evaluation for the students they support

  • Work in collaboration with youth mobilization team (Coordinators in four other regions, Student Leadership Manager, and Director Youth Mobilization) to share learnings and inform the direction of the program


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Deep passion for One Love’s mission and movement

  • Energized by student engagement; excited to build 1:1 relationships with youth leaders

  • Relational approach to personal interactions

  • Entrepreneurial mindset that embraces experimentation and can quickly pivot where required. Prior experience working in a fast growth organization preferred

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity; someone who views others with an assets-based lens, values all individuals and respects differences. Actively works toward inclusion & belonging

  • An engaging and approachable demeanor. Someone who has a collaborative, not territorial, mindset; someone who pitches in to help when needed.

  • A clear and effective communicator

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with an ability to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences

  • Superior organizational, time-management and follow-up skills; ability to handle multiple priorities and think critically

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office platforms required

This position is located in the Pacific Northwest area. The organization is currently operating on a hybrid model with 1 – 3 days per week in person.


One Love offers compensation and benefits that are competitive with comparable nonprofits in the region and commensurate with experience.

One Love believes in supporting the whole person by providing:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and flex coverage
  • A 401k offering, including a match
  • 4-weeks paid vacation
  • Paid holidays as well as sick and mental health time
  • Generous family leave

Additionally, the organization promotes workplace well-being through:

  • Employee-led Affinity Spaces
  • Paid travel to organizational retreats for team building and fun
  • Staff learning and development
  • Empowerment of team members to take on new opportunities that stretch their experience set

Organizationally, One Love is committed to living Core Values and Beliefs internally and externally.

Core Beliefs

  • We believe that everyone deserves healthy relationships.
  • We believe that anyone can start a conversation that saves lives.
  • We believe in the power of youth and community.
  • We believe that education and collective action can change the world.

Core Values

Think Big

We are innovative and bold in the name of accelerating progress. Fear of failure does not keep us from trying something that could be revolutionary. We think out of the box, experiment, and take calculated risks.

Commitment to Impact

Everything we do is driven by the impact we seek in the world. We are continually learning and evolving by listening to the communities we serve, evaluating our efforts, and iterating to ensure we have meaningful results.

Inclusion and Accessibility

Relationship abuse is a human issue, and we aspire to reach all youth. We create a common language for understanding healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, and we hold ourselves accountable to ensuring that people of all identities see themselves in this work and can access our resources.

Partnership is in our DNA

Nothing is possible without partners. We work hand in hand with individuals and organizations to educate, and we rely on inspired volunteers to help drive lasting change in their communities. Together we are stronger.

One One Love

We are deeply dedicated to our mission and to our team, practicing what we preach and working to build healthy relationships with one another. We help each other get the job done and are inspired by the possibility of what we can do together

One Love is an equal opportunity employer. One Love believes that changing social norms and the statistics around abuse requires a team and an approach that is diverse, inclusive and truly human in nature. One Love encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status

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