Manager, Youth Experience

Diversity and Equity · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Diversity and Equity
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation Approx. High $60,000s to High $70,000s

Manager, Youth Experience 

Start Date: August 2022

Location: Remote / Virtual / Work From Home**

** Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to one of the following states within 30 days: California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Washington DC, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Utah, & Texas

Salary Range: High $60,000s to High $70,000s

Organization Description

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that creates education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions. Since 2003, we have trained more than 15,000 college students to deliver in-person health education to over 188,000 high school-aged young people in communities across the country. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we re-designed our in-person programming to be delivered virtually and partnered with high school students to understand their mental health needs. Following that collaboration, we launched our app for young people ages 13 – 18. In the past year, we’ve expanded from two in-person program models to five in-person and digital program offerings and we are continuing to grow! Our mission is critical, our team is diverse, and our work is vibrant. Check us out on TikTok (@peerhealthexchange)!


Learn more about our responsiveness and shift to digital in this article co-authored by our colleagues “Youths Know What They Need to Support Their Mental Health”!


About the Equity Team

In 2015, PHE made a bold commitment to moving from intent to action on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Now, we are looking ahead to becoming an organization where a young person we serve could one day see themselves thriving here as an employee. A core definition of equity in our current strategic plan equity is “advancing health equity with young people by amplifying their voices and their leadership”.


About this role

As the Manager, Youth Experience you will support logistics and project management and coordination of PHE’s org-wide youth engagement work as well as help implement and evaluate our organization-wide youth engagement work. Additionally, you will partner with internal Teams to ensure youth engagement best practices are being met. You will report to directly to the Director, Youth Engagement.


Here’s what you should know:

This is a full-time, salaried position based from any of our PHE locations.


Looking for more information about our awesome benefits, culture and more? Visit our Careers Page and check us out on Glassdoor!

Here’s what you will do as part of our team:

Support implementation of Youth Engagement Strategy

  • Ensure organizational standards are met for behaviors that amplify youth voice, acknowledging and encouraging diverse identities, truths, and perspectives
  • Create spaces for young people / students’ experiences, perspectives, and identities to support a strategic, holistic, long-term approach that lends itself to enduring and meaningful impact aligned to our organizational vision and mission
  • Develop and implement a system to ensure young people hours are entered and they’re paid consistently

National Strategy Implementation

  • Support coordination of nationwide implementation of PHE’s youth engagement programming with internal colleagues and incorporating youth input
  • In partnership with Director, Youth Engagement in the research, selection, and implementation of a youth engagement framework aligned to PHE’s mission; design and deliver related trainings for PHE adult staff members
  • Partner with Organizational Learning & Strategy Team to assess effectiveness of youth engagement strategies, practices, and behaviors
  • Manage, assess, and report on the impact of our youth engagement strategy

Logistics Management and Support

  • Scheduling/calendaring summer programming sessions and ensuring facilitators are confirmed
  • Manage and distribute feedback surveys to young people and assess results in partnership w/Director, Youth Engagement & share feedback reports with supervisors working with young people
  • Develop and implement a system to ensure young people hours are entered and they’re paid consistently
  • Ensure staff working with young people have completed required Equity trainings and are meeting duties (ex: entering youth hours)
  • Manage email communications across Teams (both regular updates/reminders and support/partnership for Director)

What you'll bring to the table:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrate a strong passion for PHE’s mission to build healthier communities with young people; strong alignment with PHE’s core values of Health Equity, Commitment, Communication, Agency, and Impact
  • Direct experience and competence working within/with organizations serving underrepresented communities
  • Commitment to centering youth voice, community partnership, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • 2-4 years of progressively responsible work experience
  • Strong communicator and relationship-builder with high self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Knowledgeable in internal communications, project or program management, and initiative implementation
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with young people, youth engagement, and/or community engagement, rooted in anti-adultism and critical thought
  • College-level education with an emphasis on human services, child development, sociology, psychology, or similar areas
  • 1 year of experience coaching adult learners across various staff levels

Your turn! We’d like to learn about you.

Please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested in our team and this role!

At Peer Health Exchange, we celebrate difference and are committed to providing equitable opportunities, addressing the effects of power and privilege. PHE is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical disability, veteran status or length of time spent unemployed. We want to empower people to change lives!


Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.


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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Diversity and Equity
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Approx. High $60,000s to High $70,000s