Manager, Student Leadership Programs

Since launching One Love, young people have regularly raised their hands asking how they can play a role in furthering the movement to end relationship abuse. In response, One Love first launched the Campus Ambassador program to empower college students to lead this work on their campuses. Subsequently, the Teen Ambassador program was launched to similarly engage high school student leaders. Both programs empower students to educate, advocate and rally support for One Love’s work individually or through student-led Team One Love clubs.

Community members are the best champions for healthy relationships education, bringing the most authentic and compelling voice to the issue among their peers and with key decision-makers in schools and community groups. It is One Love’s responsibility to ensure that those who are interested have clear direction on how to use their powerful voice for the most impact and to elevate those voices across their communities as leaders of this conversation.

In response, One Love is looking to activate volunteers under the banner of Team One Love, providing them with clear direction, goals, tools and support necessary to lead the movement to end relationship violence in their community. Students have been the cornerstone of One Love’s volunteer engagement strategy and have demonstrated the power of their leadership and potential for impact.

The Manager, Student Leadership Programs will report to the Director of Volunteer Engagement and spearhead all aspects of the Teen and College Ambassador programs as well as the work with Team One Love Clubs. They will continue to build out the national engine – including tools, resources, and processes – to enable our five regional teams to lead local student leadership programs and for students anywhere to engage as leaders in the movement.


One in three women and nearly one in three men experience relationship abuse in their lifetime [1]. Young women ages 16-24 are at three times greater risk [2]. More than 1 in 2 transgender people will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetime [3]. Three women a day are killed by their current or former partner in the US alone [4]. The statistics around relationship abuse make it a public health epidemic that all of us have a stake in changing.

The One Love Foundation focuses on educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, so that they can identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. As the emerging organization dedicated to relationship health education, One Love is on a mission to empower young people to not only learn about healthy relationships, but crucially share that knowledge with their peers to save and change lives. Started out of a relationship violence tragedy, One Love understands how critical relationships are to our health, success, and happiness, and that many of us are not taught how to build and identify quality ones.

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. This past summer One Love began the work of creating their Theory of Change. Through that process One Love affirmed their commitment to serve “all youth” with an increased focus in serving youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth, male identifying youth, youth with disabilities, and youth 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. In 2017, One Love established on-the-ground teams in four cities to increase the velocity of their efforts in engagement and activation. One Love now has staff on the ground in five regions. By serving these communities full-time, One Love is amplifying a conversation about relationships that is changing and saving lives.



Lead continued development and implementation of the student leadership program and lead expansion plan to maximize involvement and impact of youth leaders in this campaign

    • Continue to build out the strategic plan for the youth leadership programs – including teen and college ambassadors and Team One Love Clubs – based on what has been tried and learned from each program over the past several years
    • Work closely with young people to understand how they want to participate in this campaign and incorporate that into ongoing program design
    • Oversee the Youth Advisory board and empower the members to engage on various One Love initiatives and projects
    • Create simplified structures for student communication while building a sense of community; focus on building both face to face and digital opportunities for participation
    • Work closely with Director, Volunteer Engagement and Chief Program Officer on overall plan and execution, ensuring that program design, content, and goals align with both the Team One Love and organizational goals and strategies


Develop tools, systems, and assessment measures to activate student leaders and create new streams for engagement

    • Create and enhance toolkits, activities, and other resources to support student volunteers through a lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion
    • Work with Director of Volunteer Engagement and Program Team to create standardized trainings and onboarding modules
    • Work with One Love’s Belonging and Equity group to design and implement trainings to raise awareness and encourage student leaders to think critically about diversity and inclusion
    • Work with Director of Volunteer Engagement and Operations teams to build out data tracking metrics for Student Leadership engagement
    • Set benchmarks and goals to evaluate the effectiveness of the student leadership programs and work with the Evaluation Team to set an evaluation plan to assess impact and progress against goals
    • Create mechanism for students to share activities and learnings to inform ongoing program development


Expand and Deepen Student Leader Program

    • In collaboration with Director of Volunteer Engagement, develop the strategy for recruiting and engaging new young people in this campaign. Work closely with both the marketing and regional engagement teams to build a Team One Love student program that engages the broadest possible cross-section of young people in this movement
    • Partner with Director of Volunteer Engagement to develop and pilot strategy to recruit and retain diverse student-leaders
    • Research, create, and implement student leadership stipend, incentive, and recognition programs to increase student engagement
    • Oversee the design and implementation of the Student Leadership Summer Engagements including our Student Summit and Training Camps
    • Design approach to connecting student leaders within and beyond regions to learn from and inspire one another, elevating our most engaged and experienced students in support of their peers
    • Support the regional teams to implement the national strategy while customizing the approach for their student cohorts. The Manager will coordinate experiments, structure, and learnings among the team. They will also provide tips, resources, and best practices to streamline regional efforts.
    • Provide individual coaching, brainstorming, and goal-setting sessions to One Love ambassadors and their corresponding Team One Love Clubs



Professional Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of related experience, ideally experience working with youth
    • Proven record of building and expanding programs
    • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to engage, motivate and inspire young people

Personal Qualities and Attributes

    • Deep passion for One Love’s mission and movement as well as belief in the potential of young leaders as powerful vehicles for change
    • Strong commitment to student empowerment and skill development Strong communication skills – both verbally and written – that enable them to be a strong external representative of One Love’s work as well as an efficient and clear internal communicator
    • Comfort presenting and training both in-person and virtually to large groups of young people
    • Superior organizational, time-management and follow-up skills
    • Demonstrates a generosity of spirit & predisposition to believe in positive intent in people; applies this orientation internally & externally (works against territorialism and us versus them dynamics)
    • High energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic
    • Energized by fluidity, and highly adaptable to rapidly evolving and changing environments
    • Entrepreneurial mindset that embraces experimentation and can quickly pivot where required. Prior experience working in a fast growth organization preferred
    • Extremely self-motivated with the ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
    • Goals and metrics oriented
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity; someone who views others with an assets-based lens, values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
    • Sense of humor is a plus!



The compensation and benefits package are competitive with comparable nonprofits in the region.

The position can be based in any of One Love’s current regional offices (Baltimore, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, or Seattle). This position will require some travel.

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.


1 Smith, S.G., Chen, J., Basile, K.C., Gilbert, L.K., Merrick, M.T., Patel, N., Walling, M., & Jain, A. (2017). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010-2012 State Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Released in April 2017

2 Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice and Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence in the United States, 1993-2004. Dec. 2006.

3 James, S. E., Herman, J. L., Rankin, S., Keisling, M., Mottet, L., & Anafi, M. (2016). The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender Equality.

4 Violence Policy Center, When Men Murder Women, An Analysis of 2018 Homicide Data. Sept. 2020.

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About One Love

One Love was founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old college student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. After her death, the family started the One Love Foundation to educate young people about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.