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Heathy Teen Network, Inc.

Senior Manager

Heathy Teen Network, Inc.


Job Summary

The Senior Manager will play a key role in supporting large federally funded projects as well as a range of smaller initiatives within the Innovation and Research Department. This multifaceted role encompasses supervising project-related staff, leading different aspects of Human-Centered Design work, and overseeing project activities such as managing resources, coordinating project communications, training/presentations, monitoring work plans, and budget management. Additionally, the Senior Manager is responsible for supporting the development of reports for funders and the dissemination of project-related information.

In this capacity, the Senior Manager not only brings grant management experience but also expertise in adolescent sexual and reproductive health and Human-Centered Design. Furthermore, they serve as a representative of Healthy Teen Network, actively participating in project meetings, conferences, and other events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate effectively within a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and fast-paced organization, demonstrating the ability to adapt swiftly to new information or shifting priorities.
  • Work alongside the Director of Innovation and Research to enhance, streamline, and maintain human-centered design processes, continually seeking opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide coaching and strategic guidance to fellow design researchers, external teams, and professionals, fostering their proficiency in applying Human-Centered Design principles.
  • Ensure a comprehensive grasp of all project deliverables, federal regulations, contracts, and guidelines, ensuring high-quality and punctual project completion.
  • Utilize organization-wide project management software to organize and supervise tasks, including assignments to staff, deadlines, and estimated time commitments.
  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Operations and Finance and the Director of Innovation and Research to efficiently monitor and manage project budgets.
  • Identify potential partners, establish contracts, and nurture relationships to guarantee successful task completion.
  • Exercise oversight over project subcontractors and consultants, ensuring their activities align with project goals and adhere to established standards.
  • Foster direct and efficient communication with project officers and among project partners and project staff, promoting collaboration and sustaining project momentum.
  • Assist in crafting the project evaluation plans, ensuring alignment with project objectives. If necessary, collaborate with the project evaluator to ensure plans correspond with the project’s goals.
  • Spearhead the development of project reports, manuscripts, proposals, and grants, emphasizing accuracy, clarity, and adherence to reporting requirements.
  • Lead project team meetings, including agenda development, issue resolution, and thorough documentation of outcomes.
  • Represent Healthy Teen Network at conferences and partner meetings, effectively communicating the organization’s mission and objectives.
  • Contribute actively to the development and execution of the organization’s annual conference and departmental strategies.
  • Fulfill additional duties as assigned, ensuring a proactive and flexible approach to meeting organizational needs.



  • Possess a master’s degree in public health, social science, social work, education, human-computer interaction design, or a related field.
  • Accumulate a minimum of eight years of post-baccalaureate experience.
  • Exhibit a track record of at least five years in project management, highlighting successful project execution as a defining attribute.
  • Showcase substantial experience in sexual and reproductive health or reproductive justice, emphasizing the capacity to contribute specialized expertise to the role.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in human-centered design or UX design projects, underscoring competence in innovative project methodologies.
  • Prove the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within virtual teams effectively.
  • Display a genuine passion for learning and a keen interest in understanding the diverse needs of various populations.
  • Possess a history of successful collaboration with researchers, developers, programmers, designers, and other professionals to foster innovation.
  • Utilize technology and digital methods to work remotely with the team as well as to uncover needs, including experience conducting online focus groups, remote interviews, and facilitating large groups online.
  • Show familiarity with a range of design, prototyping, and collaboration platforms such as Figma, Sketch, Canva, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Miro, Mural, etc.
  • Exhibit exceptional written and oral communication skills, with a high comfort level in conducting presentations.
  • Thrive in a self-directed work culture, demonstrating adeptness at navigating ambiguity and adhering to tight timelines.
  • Demonstrate keen attention to detail and the capacity to manage multiple diverse projects concurrently.

Additional Information


Healthy Teen Network offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefits package, including individual and family health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage; a 401K plan; and generous Federal holidays and vacation and sick leave. This position is considered an exempt employee.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, and all applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on October 12, 2023. The anticipated start date for this position is November 15, 2023.

For consideration, please apply online and submit a 1) cover letter (maximum length 350 words, PDF) explaining why this position makes sense for you now in your career, 2) curriculum vitae highlighting Human-Centered Design-related work and management experience (PDF), and 3) portfolio showing examples of your Human-Centered Design related work (PDF or website link).

Only complete applications, submitted through the Healthy Teen Network website form, will be considered.


  • Date Posted: September 28, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 11/15/2023
  • Salary Range: $80-$85,000
  • Working Hours: 35 hrs/wk