Job Opportunities

Program Administrator


July 2020 

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth is a quasi-state government agency that is the only entity of its type in the nation. Its staff is employed by JRI, a nonprofit organization that is consistently noted as one of the best employers in the region by the Boston Globe. 

The Commission seeks a Program Administrator to oversee key aspects of our work, including school- and community-based programming. While this position will be formally based in Boston, the work will be almost exclusively remote for the foreseeable future; as such, we are happy to consider candidates who live elsewhere in Massachusetts and have the ability to travel to Boston as needed.  

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with candidates highly encouraged to apply by August 17th. The targeted start date of September 8th. The salary range for this position is $43,000-$48,000 commensurate with experience, along with a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, a pension plan and 401K options, tuition reimbursement and educational opportunities, and more. Apply here.  

Key Job Responsibilities:  

  • Lead administration of training and technical assistance initiatives, including reviewing and evaluating incoming requests, serving as lead communicator with requesting parties, assigning trainers and monitoring progress on fulfillment of requests, and conducting follow-up to gather data. 
  • Assist in the design and launch of a new online learning platform for educators and state employees.  
  • Provide basic support to educators and state employees on LGBTQ issues and assign requests requiring additional expertise.  
  • Maintain Commission websites, edit Commission newsletters, and conduct outreach through community events and coalitions.  
  • Conduct purchasing and track expenses and budget progress.  
  • Coordinate projects and logistics for consultants and interns.  
  • Provide planning and logistical support for major Commission meetings and events.  


  • Knowledge of LGBTQ youth issues, particularly as applied to educational settings.  
  • Experience (lived, academic, or professional) with racial justice.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a relevant field (preferred but not mandatory).   
  • Experience working with or in public schools. 
  • Supervisory or administrative experience, especially with respect to remote employment.  
  • Professional fluency in Spanish, Portuguese, or another high-demand language.