Details: Salary offer will be commensurate with your experience.
Overview of the Center
The Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC) was created to honor the life and memory of its namesake. Yetunde was the oldest of five sisters the youngest of whom are Venus and Serena Williams. Yetunde was every bit the older sister - nurturing and loving and always making sure others had before she did. Her compassion continued into adulthood as the mother of three and the caretaker of so many through her work and nature. When Yetunde was tragically killed by an act of senseless violence in 2003, she left behind three children, siblings, parents, and a community that mourned her. Fortunately, her children had access to resources but the Williams/Price family was well aware that others do not and in 2016 they created the Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC). The Center ensures that anyone who was impacted by violence, directly or indirectly, could access the resources they needed to flourish physically, emotionally, spiritually, and financially.
With your leadership permeating the center and radiating outward, you have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of thousands of people across the City of Compton (population 97,550). Generally accepted theories on trauma recognize that this entire community is suffering based on the incidents of violence, poverty, and other emotional triggers. Twenty five (25%) of the population lives below the poverty line and it is safe to assume that at least 25% of the population will have at least one touch point to a service provider connected to YPRC. By channeling your deep belief that true healing is possible with the right resources and support in place, you have the opportunity to help create a more positive and vibrant city that leaves its wounds from the past behind.
- Partner with the Center Director to assess the landscape, adjust current programming as needed and design meaningful new programming to address the community’s needs. Staying within the founders’ vision, strategy, and budget for the Center you’ll help the Center Director design and create the program roadmap (consistent with DFG’s P.E.E.R.S. approach).
- Implement Programming. This includes drop in sessions, healing circles, trauma-informed arts programs, and capturing all resources community-wide in a database that others can access.
- Collect and Analyze Data. You’ll support the Center Director in executing a formal feedback and evaluation processes to measure the impact of the Center and use those to determine where to double down and where to pivot. Your job will be to collect and analyze all programmatic data and present it with your recommendations to the Center Director.
How You’ll Go About It (while not all of these are requirements, our strongest applicants will see themselves in more of these competencies than not):
- You are a social justice justice warrior who believes afflicted communities can heal. You are deeply committed to addressing the widening disparities across Compton. You have experience working with those who have experienced trauma and are comfortable being around those in crisis (homeless, those with substance abuse and mental and physical health issues). You are resilient in the face of adversity and know how to de-escalate difficult situations.
- You are results oriented and known for nailing the details. You are able to stay focused on the big picture while helping to flawlessly manage all the on the ground details (executing programs, calendaring, filing and managing bills and receipts, etc…). Those around you say that your professionalism and warmth makes them feel like you truly care and are concerned. You are never “casual” in a way that undermines trust and are superb at managing up to your Center Director.
- You are a community builder. Community outreach gets you fired up. You are energized by connecting the dots across an entire city to create strategic partnerships and funding streams. You excel at consensus building amongst diverse groups.
- You are comfortable with change and a problem solver extraordinaire. You thrive in dynamic, ever changing environments. When faced with obstacles, the self starter in you comes out and you quickly identify multiple solutions. Your excel at using your keen observation and data collection techniques to know where to double down on programming and when to pivot.
- Your strong moral and ethical compass always guide you. You demonstrate superb judgement and common sense and maintain exceptionally high standards without needing a reminder.
What You Need to Know
- APPLY HERE - If the above speaks to you, we’re excited to learn more about you! Application deadline is October 17, 2018 at 3pm PST.
- Answers to your Questions - We have answered many of your candidate questions in our candidate cheat sheet HERE. Please be sure to read this before you apply.
- Start date - early December 2018
- Salary range - $40-50K and medical and dental insurance coverage provided through United PPO.
- Paid Time Off - Up to 5 weeks off including 2 weeks of vacation, 10 federal holidays and up to 6 days of sick leave
- Manager - You will report to the Center Director whom we are hiring at the same time as this role. The Center Director job description is HERE.
At DFG, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our mission and our community. DFG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
Medical and Dental insurance are provided through United PPO's plan.
Level of Language Proficiency
We would like either this Program Associate or our Center Director to be fluent in Spanish. The Program Associate will report to the Center Director whom we are are also hiring at the same time (job description HERE).
Minimum Education Required