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Youth Program Manager

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Family Violence Law Center | Oakland, CA
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Family Violence Law Center


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Founded in 1978, Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offer prevention education for youth and other community members, and engage in policy work to create systemic change. 


FVLC’s Youth Program:

Since 1996, FVLC’s Youth Program has educated middle school, high school, and college students throughout Alameda County on dynamics of healthy and harmful relationships, and has trained peer educators to share that information throughout their school, neighborhood, and extracurricular communities. FVLC’s Youth Program is a community-engaged effort to work with youth and adults to ensure everyone has the information they need to prevent and address dating and sexual violence, and intervene on adultism, classism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, immigrant oppression, ableism, and more. The Youth Program has recently received funding to begin working towards expanding these community-engaged efforts through the Close 2 Home model.


The Position:

The primary goal of the youth department is to support youth and community members to make connections between systemic oppression and harm in young people’s relationships, and to support the development of strategies to prevent such harm.   Youth Program Manager is responsible for managing projects providing prevention education in diverse communities, focusing on prevention activities with high school youth and the adults who spend time with them. All of our materials are responsive to the reality that youths’ identities are complex, intersectional, sometimes fluid, and different than ours as adults. We center the experiences of LGBTQ+, low-income immigrant, racial/ethnic minority, and English language-learning youth. Our curricula are responsive to our diverse communities and are rooted in social justice theory and practice.


The Youth Program Manager has a demonstrate commitment to social justice, equity, and minimizing the harm of dating and sexual violence in our communities. They have comfort in new situations, including the capacity to offer new ideas as well as respond to feedback in an honest and dynamic exchange. They have the ability to co-create a strong, reflective, and caring culture of collaboration and they have experience co-developing curricula to incorporate multi-modal approaches to community-based education (i.e. experiential, movement-based, didactic, individual reflection, and arts-based teaching methods).


RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Develop, implement and oversee all youth program activities. Duties may include designing/evaluating program goals and outcomes and assisting with grant proposals and reports

• Build and maintain relationships with community partners, which may include schools, non-profits, and local government entities

• Lead project development, primarily focused on adapting and implementing curricula for violence prevention and youth leadership training programs in partnership with the Youth Organizer/s and project consultants

• Oversee facilitation of youth leadership program, including developing strategies for recruitment, training, and support of youth leaders

• Become familiar with history of TDV prevention efforts and conversant in current research/literature regarding best and emergent practices for preventing and responding to dating and sexual violence

• Represent FVLC in the community at collaborative meetings, resource fairs, workshops/trainings, etc.

• Provide direct hiring, training, and ongoing mentoring of all youth program staff and volunteers, and help guide the organization in the growth and development of FVLC’s youth programs

• Work in partnership with FVLC program managers to ensure effective coordination of services, with a focus on building capacity to develop a youth-friendly culture and also for building FVLC”s capacity to provide developmentally appropriate services for youth


 The position is not limited to the duties listed in this position profile. Duties and responsibilities may be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the needs of FVLC.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 3 years experience in youth development or education OR at least 5 years experience working with adolescent youth

• Demonstrated strength in workshop/presentation facilitation

• Knowledge of issues related to teen dating violence

• Knowledge of community organizing and mobilization strategies

• Ability to relate well with diverse socio-economic and cultural communities

• Excellent organization and time-management skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Criminal background check (provided upon hire)


PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Supervisory experience

• Experience providing direct services for youth, such as case management, counseling, or leadership development

• California Domestic Violence Counselor Certification (40-hour training, can be provided upon hire)

• Knowledge of and experience working with Oakland youth

• Familiarity with community-based organizations in Oakland currently serving and working with youth

• Knowledge of Alameda County service providers


CLASSIFICATION: exempt, full time.


COMPENSATION: Salary range is $50,000 to $55,000, commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account, generous vacation plan.


TO APPLY: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@fvlc.org, with “Youth Program Manager” in subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


NON-DISCRIMINATION: Family Violence Law Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are encouraged to apply. FVLC maintains a policy of non-discrimination with respect to employees and applicants for employment. No aspect of employment will be influenced in any matter by race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition, perceived physical disability or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by statute.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; drive; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment includes settings of educational institutions, community places, and office environments. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions except when such accommodation would cause Family Violence Law Center an undue hardship.


Founded in 1978, Family Violence Law Center (FVLC) helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. We provide survivor-centered legal and…

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How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@fvlc.org, with “Youth Program Manager” in subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@fvlc.org, with “Youth Program Manager” in subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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Oakland, CA

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