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Associate Director, Youth Organizing/ Manager, Young Women of Color Leadership Programs

TITLE: Associate Director, Youth Organizing/ Manager, Young Women of Color Leadership Programs

SCALE LEVEL: Associate Department Director

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Youth Organizing & Mobilization/Young Women of Color  Leadership Program

SUPERVISOR: Director of Youth Organizing and Mobilization

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter using this link. Priority deadline is June 25.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.

 

GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Director of Youth Organizing and Mobilization, the Associate Director of Youth Organizing will assist in efforts to expand, engage, and mobilize Advocates’ vast Youth Activist Network, directly manage the work of the Young Women of Color Leadership Programs, including the Young Women of Color for Reproductive Justice Collective (YWOC4RJ), and the Young Women of Color Leadership Council (YWOC LC). In addition, the Associate Director supervises two youth organizing program staff.

 

The Young Women of Color for Reproductive Justice Collective (YWOC 4 RJ Collective) is a group of 80 (and growing!) young leaders from across the country passionate about ensuring reproductive freedom for all young women of color. The collective works to decrease sexual health disparities in communities of color, advocates for the inclusion of young women of color in creating solutions to address the impact of reproductive oppression, and empowers a new generation of Reproductive Justice activists to lead the progressive movement.

 

The Young Women of Color Leadership Council (YWOC LC) is the leadership body for the YWOC 4 RJ Collective, and is composed of 15 young women of color from across the country, who are leaders and activists for young people’s reproductive freedom.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Youth Organizing to develop and help staff implement strategies to engage, mobilize, and expand the Youth Activist Network.
  • Provide support and leadership for youth organizing program staff, helping them to assist youth activists from across country to drive campaigns that result in local, state, and national shifts in culture, practice, and/or policy in support of young people’s rights.
  • Directly supervise two youth organizing staff by assisting them to define program goals; create budgets; and timeline, implement and assess activities to mobilize young leaders across the country.
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Youth Organizing to design theories of change, organizing strategy, and new program objectives
  • Design and help youth organizing staff work with activists across the country to conduct civic engagement, including helping young people register to vote and GOTV efforts.
  • Directly develop the leadership of YWOC LC members by recruiting, training, supervising, and connecting young activists to leadership opportunities including serving on decision-making bodies, speaking at conferences, and building relationships with movement leaders.
  • Assist YWOC LC and YWOC4RJ to mount local and state campaigns to advocate for policies and practices that prioritize the reproductive health and rights of young women of color using a reproductive justice framework.
  • Assist YWOC LC to launch digital organizing campaigns that center young women of color’s leadership and drive support for RJ priorities.
  • Champion and center the rights of young women of color in coalition spaces.
  • Assist colleagues in the Health and Social Equity Department to promote National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD). Also assist colleagues to engage and support NYHAAD youth ambassadors advocating for policy change, hosting events, and uplifting youth leadership on social media.
  • Draft materials including training modules and webinars for youth activists, advocacy toolkits, policy briefs, fact sheets, talking points, and action alerts.
  • Represent the organization in selected coalition meetings and activities, as requested.
  • Assist the Director of Youth Organizing in writing program proposals and reports for funders.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three to five years of organizing experience and strong familiarity with theory of change, power mapping, direct action tactics, and base-building techniques.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Strong racial justice analysis and a deep commitment to the tenets of Reproductive Justice is a must.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group, good judgment, cultural competency, attention to detail, ability to work respectfully with peers and supervisors and contribute to a positive team and organizational environment, and flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, keen attention to detail, ability to prioritize and/or seek guidance on how to prioritize projects, and proven experience meeting tight deadlines.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills.
  • Commitment to Advocates for Youth’s mission and goals.

Advocates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages people of color and LGBTQ people to apply.

 

SALARY RANGE: $70,000 – $80,000K/year depending on level of experience

 

HOURS: This is a full time position (35 hours per week) and includes health/dental benefits, life and short- and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, and student loan paydown benefit with an August start date.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter using this link. Priority deadline is June 25.


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