Expansion Strategy Lead

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The Trevor Project
New York, NY

The Trevor Project

Published 10 days ago


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.


Taking on this new position within The Trevor Project, the Expansion Strategy Lead will drive the planning process to explore Trevor's international and/or language expansion. This role will involve significant vision and strategic thinking as well as detailed planning, always in collaboration with key stakeholders to include the perspectives of LGBTQ youth, Trevor's volunteers and staff, the Board of Directors, and external partners. The Expansion Strategy Lead will drive forward key deliverables including detailed analysis, timelines, and presentations. Throughout, the Expansion Strategy Lead will be a champion for Trevor's mission to end LGBTQ youth suicide.

What you'll do:

  • Oversee planning and analysis for international and/or language expansion, including completing rigorous options analyses and risk mitigation
  • Build a detailed expansion timeline including key milestones, activities, interdependencies, and outcomes
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the The Trevor Project throughout the planning process to ensure key inputs, expertise, and perspectives are represented
  • Own behind-the-scenes preparation for all relevant Board and staff updates on international and/or language expansion planning
  • Identify and develop relationships with external stakeholders around the world who will be invaluable partners in Trevor's work
  • Ensure all departments within the organization are coordinated in pursuing the expansion planning, particularly around critical strategic initiatives that involve multiple departments
  • Serve as an in-house resource for departments across the organization regarding key questions around international and/or language expansion
  • Throughout, serve as a positive champion for Trevor's mission to end LGBTQ youth suicide



Who you are:

  • Big picture thinker. You're someone who thinks strategically. You love to brainstorm and come up with big bold ideas. You love a blank slate and are comfortable working through ambiguity.
  • Analytical. Beyond being able to crunch data and present your findings, you can lead others in analytical processes and ensure their work effectively includes all key components of an analysis.
  • Execution-minded. You understand that a strategy needs to be implementable and can think through the execution implications of strategic decisions.
  • Global mindset. You have the perspective and experience needed to work with people across cultures, geographies, and languages.
  • Growth-focused. You understand the planning and strategy needed to take a program or product to a new market and have experience designing and implementing growth plans.
  • Experienced. You've developed plans and strategies for new market growth, ideally in an international context, and preferably with a social sector and/or regulatory lens.
  • Results-focused. You set clear timelines and drive projects to completion. You move with a sense of urgency and know how to get things done.
  • Collaborative. You know the best results come from teamwork, and can work closely with all parts of a growing organization, regardless of department or role.
  • Communicator. You can communicate clearly and concisely. You are an excellent listener and synthesizer, able to articulate the views of others in addition to your own perspectives and rationale.
  • Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.
  • Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn't mean we don't have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.


  • Generous vacation and holidays (like a full day off to celebrate Harvey Milk Day!), and Summer Fridays.
  • Comprehensive health insurance (we pay 100% of your premiums for medical, dental, and life), including gender affirmation surgery.
  • The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Meaningful work at an organization that is saving the lives of LGBTQ young people every day.


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…

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