Vice President, Youth Engagement and Activism

Truth Initiative
Washington, DC

Truth Initiative® is America’s largest non-profit public health organization committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past. Truth Initiative investigates, exposes, and amplifies the truth about smoking, vaping, and nicotine through groundbreaking research and policy studies, the award-winning truth® campaign, community activism and engagement, and innovation to end tobacco use.

Truth Initiative believes each individual has the right to live in a world free from tobacco and nicotine dependence, tobacco-related death and disease, and the devastating dollar cost to individuals and society.

Truth Initiative seeks a Vice President of Youth Engagement and Activism, who will effectively collaborate with the marketing department to develop coordinated digital and on-the-ground youth activism campaigns. This position will be part of the leadership team for the Community and Youth Engagement department to help implement the organizational vision and achieve metrics as established in the Community and Youth Engagement Strategic Plan. Specific qualifications include:

  • Minimum of 15 years progressive and noteworthy leadership experience in mobilizing youth and community leaders to affect social change.
  • The candidate should possess the ability to actively supervise, coach, advocate, and collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Prior experience working/connecting with youth and young adult programming is required.
  • The candidate must be results-oriented and possess strong interpersonal skills, team building and leadership development skills, and a strong commitment to practice their influence as a catalyst for social change.
  • Experience with developing and executing internal processes that drive outcomes successfully.
  • Experience with developing innovative and creative campaigns and/or youth programming.
  • Experience with digital organizing/ marketing.
  • Master’s degree preferred, ideally in public health, behavioral health, social work, health promotion, or allied fields.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for Truth Initiative. All of DRi’s searches can be viewed at Applications can also be submitted via email to [email protected].