Youth UpRising offers candidates an opportunity to join a dynamic organization with a compelling mission and a successful track record of attracting, engaging and serving a high-risk population in strategies for personal, professional and community transformation.

In joining YU’s staff, you will become part of a high-performing, warm, diverse team that includes people indigenous to the community, those who are deeply committed to social change, and colleagues dedicated to the success of the youth we serve.

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Open Positions:

President & CEO

YU seeks a collaborative and courageous President and CEO to provide visionary leadership and management of YU, its staff and its partnerships ensuring healthy and sustainable growth and strategically positioning YU as a leader in the field of youth leadership development and urban community transformation. The President and CEO will be responsible for all aspects of YU’s programmatic and fiscal management including annual evaluation, fund development, strategic planning and budgeting. The President and CEO will maintain and grow successful and productive local, regional and national community relationships. The President and CEO will represent YU's organizational goals and values in a clear and inspiring manner and assure that the organization has a long-term strategy to achieve its mission in alignment with its values.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and list of three references on or before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 to Email applications are required – use the Subject Line: President and CEO, Youth UpRising. Documents must be Microsoft Word or PDF files only (PDF files are preferred). Resume review begins immediately.

For more information, read the full Position Announcement.

Director of Fund Development

Youth UpRising seeks a prolific, passionate, articulate and detail-oriented Director of Fund Development to lead and manage YU’s fund development.  The DFD reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the senior management team.   The Director provides leadership, strategic direction, oversight, coordination and priority setting in the areas of resource development and communications. The Director will forge and maintain new relationships to build YU’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. Most of our (approximately $8 million annual) revenue comes from donors, grants, government contracts, foundation grants and YU’s Social Enterprise services. Full description here.

Data & Evaluation Manager

YU is seeking an experienced and collaborative Data & Evaluation Manager to provide the day-to-day management in the organization’s evolution toward a data-driven culture. The Data & Evaluation Manager will oversee the implementation of a comprehensive system that will allow YU to make data-informed decisions and uphold high standards for performance and outcomes. The Data & Evaluation Manager will lead the implementation of this system and resulting workflow changes, analyze robust data sets, create reports/dashboards and train staff across YU’s program areas.  The Data & Evaluation Manager will collaborate with select staff to identify the most meaningful ways that systems and data can support their work and organizational goals.  Full description here.

Queer & Ally Program Coordinator

The LOUD Program Coordinator serves as the lead staff person for the LGBTQI work with youth and staff at Youth UpRising. The coordinator will lead as a partner with Youth UpRising’s program leadership team to help design programming; plan and implement events; and act as a liaison with GSAs on local high school campuses around East Oakland; and execute a leadership framework for the Youth Interns. The coordinator will plan and implement a series of health education and awareness events throughout the year, and facilitate a minimum of two weekly groups. Full description here.

Early Childhood Systems Manager

The Early Childhood Systems Manager position will lead and oversee a collective impact effort to build a pipeline of programs and services for children prenatal to 8 years of age in the Castlemont neighborhood of East Oakland. This position will be responsible for ensuring that early childhood programs/services in the neighborhood are sustained, coordinated, high quality, culturally relevant and interwoven with other efforts and activities that aim to ensure health across the life span. Additionally, the Manager position will serve as a liaison between the prenatal to eight work in the Castlemont neighborhood and county stakeholders. This position requires expertise in the field of early childhood health and development, and experience working collaboratively across multiple agencies and sectors. Full description here.

Human Resources Generalist

The successful HRG administers and supports a varied and complex human resources function, including human resources talent management, recruitment and selection,  benefits administration, training and development,  employee relations, leave of absence administration (including FMLA, disability, and workers' compensation).  The HRG also maintains employee records and documentation, both hard-copy, soft-copy, and utilizing information system, when applicable.   The HRG will develop distinct but complementary internal programs and services for staff, incorporating best practices and relevant programs for YU culture. Full description here.