Chief Operating Officer
True Colors United
New York, NY
True Colors United is seeking an empathetic and strategic Chief Operating Officer (COO) to help lead the organization into their second decade of expansion.
In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, with LGBTQ youth 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers. True Colors United is committed to changing that.
The COO will lead all internal operations and is responsible for growing and nurturing a human-centered, equitable, and inclusive culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The COO will develop and implement effective and efficient systems to increase the productivity of the organization while fueling the creative and collaborative spark that drives True Colors United.
The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator with leadership experience managing the systems and processes of organizations, a passion for mentoring staff and deep commitment to True Colors United’s mission.
The COO will have a strong learning orientation, including the ability to learn from mistakes, the desire to continuously improve and grow and the capacity to foster this with staff across the organization.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a leader with strong operational and people management skills and a proven track record of flexibility and problem-solving to join a high-growth, high-impact, well-respected, mission-driven organization.
Cofounded by Cyndi Lauper, True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people.
True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people. Through a broad continuum of training & education, youth collaboration, and advocacy programs, True Colors Fund is creating a world where all young people can be their true selves.
Communities and youth homelessness service providers want to be safe and welcoming for LGBTQ youth, but often don’t have the knowledge or resources to do so – creating barriers for these youth to get the support they need. True Colors United fills that space by offering free training and resources on how to meet the needs of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. In addition, it advocates in government and media to help ensure critical funding and services for all youth and creates opportunities for youth who have experienced homelessness to be key leaders in the effort to end the problem.
True Colors United has offices in New York, NY and Washington, DC.
Candidates could come from a range of backgrounds, but experience in a leadership role in a values-driven organization and a thorough understanding of human resources, finance and technology infrastructure are a must. A demonstrated commitment to True Colors United core values of equity, empathy, collaboration, creativity and community is also essential.
In addition, some or all of these qualifications would be great to see in the ideal candidate’s background:
This position will be based out of True Colors United’s New York City office.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online at https://grossmanheinz.com/jobs/. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and include why you would like to work for True Colors United and your salary requirements. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
True Colors United is an Equal Opportunity Employer. They strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, and people with lived experiences of homelessness to apply.