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Youth Leadership Pathway Program Manager

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YES Nature to Neighborhoods | Richmond, CA
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YES Nature to Neighborhoods


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May 4, 2020
February 7, 2020
$55,000 - $60,000

ABOUT YES NATURE TO NEIGHBORHOODS (YES)             

Our Mission: In partnership with nature, YES nurtures leaders who champion the wellbeing of our community.

 YES supports and nourishes under-represented Richmond residents as leaders with the skills, resources, and confidence to work toward a just society and a sustainable environment. Experiences in nature provide a supportive setting for youth, adults, and families to develop meaningful relationships, build trust in themselves and each other, and take safe risks in new environments. YES provides access to these experiences for those historically excluded from the outdoors, and is a leader at the forefront of the movement to increase equity and inclusivity in the outdoor and environmental education fields. Our vision is for Richmond youth, adults, and families to lead healthy, connected lives; motivate change in their neighborhoods; and inspire a safe, thriving community.

 Since 1999, YES has provided outdoor access to over 5,500 youth from Richmond and West Contra Costa County to Summer Camp, facilitated Family Camps for 1,200 families, and has evolved to become a well-established promoter of leadership and wellness practices reaching more than 550 West Contra Costa County residents each year. Learn more at www.yesfamilies.org

THE OPPORTUNITY

The YES Youth Leadership Pathway (YLP) Program Manager is a full-time position that provides leadership and management to YES’s youth programs and staff. The YLP Program Manager provides guidance and direction according to the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan priorities. They set expectations, maintain regular communications and conduct performance reviews with the program team through a strengths-based, multicultural framework. They build and maintain good working relationships with constituents, partner organizations, and the general community. The YLP Program Manager supports with youth program development, data management, and evaluation. They work both on and off site in management capacities, and report to the Program Director.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management & Coordination (65%)

●       Provides guidance and support to the Youth Leadership Pathway (YLP) team according to YES’s mission, vision and strategic plan priorities.

●       Sets expectations, maintains regular communications, and conducts performance reviews with YLP team using a strengths-based, multicultural framework.

●       Maintains excellent working relationships with youth and their families, the YES team, partner organizations, volunteers, Trip Leaders, YES Alumni, and the general Richmond community.

●       Collaborates with YES’s Program Director, and the YLP team to design and implement culturally relevant curriculum and programs that integrate social and environmental justice principles and Youth Development best practices.

●    Supports the YLP team to generate work plans that are directly aligned with YES’s Strategic Plan to achieve short and long-term goals.

●    Co-designs trainings with the Program Director and the YLP team based on Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Justice themes, Power and Privilege concepts, education on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma-Informed practices, etc., and co-facilitates trainings for a variety of audiences including YES Trip Leaders, YES Alumni, staff, volunteers, and partners at various settings including panels and conferences.

●       Works closely and considerately with youth and their families using a Trauma-Informed approach that weaves trauma knowledge and sensitivity during program implementation.

●       Supports with the recruitment, training, and scheduling of YES Trip Leaders.

●       Helps inform evaluation design and program development and revision to reflect emerging community, outdoor, and environmental issues and current youth culture.

●       Conducts orientations and convenes meetings to cultivate and maintain ongoing relationships and communications with youth, parents, and agency partners.

●       Ensures youth progress through YES’s Leadership Pathway and placed in progressive leadership roles within YES programs such as Family Camp, Camp Days, Winter Camp, with summer camp partners, and other partner agencies.

●       Provides youth with a clear understanding of their leadership roles, and ensures there are appropriate orientations and trainings available to them to succeed in their roles.

●       Works collaboratively with youth and their families to overcome challenges youth may encounter in or outside of YES programs, and connects them with community partners and resources to navigate those challenges.

●       Supports the YLP team with the coordination of overnight backpacking, camping, day outings and additional leadership opportunities with youth. [1] [2] [3] 

●       Maintains strong working relationships with outdoor partners, and researches new potential partnerships that align with YES’s values of Inclusion, Equity, Diversity, Intentionality, Integrity, Holistic, and Effective Communication.

●       Conducts follow-ups with youth and their families to after completion of programming and conducts evaluation.

Administrative Tasks (15%)

●    Supports program team to generate and maintain their program budgets, allocates resources and approves expenditures to ensure that programs are within budget and according to timelines and deliverables.

●    Plans, inputs, and coordinates the production of program data and reports for the program and development team. Conducts regular evaluation of the process and outcomes of programs to ensure cultural relevancy and success.

●    Develops and maintains efficient systems for organizing and administering work.

●       Develops and maintains effective systems for organizing and administrative work.

●       Ensures that program materials, including assessments, surveys, brochures, fliers, and forms, are maintained, translated, and kept up to date.

●       Supports Program Director and the YES team as needed. 

Organizational Leadership (3%)

●    Understands and is committed to the organization’s vision, mission, and values and communicates YES’s strategic direction to staff, constituents, and partners.

●    Leads the YLP team to align program work to the organization’s strategic plan mission, vision and goals.

●    Identifies new program opportunities and collaborations to enhance YES’ impact.

●    Maintains a working knowledge of significant developments in the field and program areas.

●       Participates in committees, and represents the organization at conferences, fundraisers, and other platforms to promote their leadership development.

Staff Supervision (15%)

●    Directly supervises the YLP team members; which include the Camp-to-Community Fellows Coordinator, the Youth Engagement Team Specialist and the Bilingual Camp Programs Associate, Trip Leaders, Alumni, and indirectly supervises volunteers, seasonal interns, program facilitators and other staff supports.

●    Promotes and practices Shared-Leadership with the YLP team and creates and fosters a team-oriented organizational culture.

●       Ensures that bi-monthly YLP meetings are held and conducts weekly individual one-to-one meetings with team members.

●       Ensures accountability and responsibility among program staff by setting clear goals and expectations, providing timely and helpful feedback, and conducting mid-year and/or annual performance reviews.

●       Maintains a strengths-based approach to staff management that prioritizes and supports professional development that draws out the talents of staff.

Fundraising related responsibilities (2%)

●       Supports with one to two fundraising events annually with event preparation, set-up, clean-up, and/or staffing during event. May also include supporting youth and/or Alumni to speak during events, in video interviews, or in sharing their stories for written content.

●       Contributes content, such as stories, program summaries, and anecdotes, to communications and fundraising efforts including annual report, eNewsletters, direct mail, etc.

Physical demands

The position requires frequent use of computer and handwritten work; requires prolonged sitting or standing through the course of the work day, requires the ability to bend, lift and carry up to 30 lbs over short distances.


The position also requires the ability to carry up to 30 lbs on backpacking trips and to hike or be on your feet for most of the day, and may require you to sleep outside in inclement weather conditions. Applicant must be physically fit to hike and lead outdoor activities while maintaining the stamina to support others.


 

ABOUT YES NATURE TO NEIGHBORHOODS (YES)             

Our Mission: In partnership with nature, YES nurtures leaders who champion the wellbeing of our community.

 YES supports and nourishes under-represented Richmond residents as leaders with the skills…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position. Salary range is $55,000 to $60,000 depending on experience.

YES offers a generous benefits package to all regular full time employees that includes:

● 100% medical, dental, vision coverage

● 403b retirement matching program

● Fully paid 6 weeks Sabbatical program

● Wellness perks (yoga discounts, wellness stipends, outdoor gear discounts)

● 10 days paid time off in the first year with incremental accruals thereafter, 7 days sick time, 12 holidays, 1 day paid time off for birthdays.

● Paid holiday closure between Christmas and New Year’s

● Professional development stipends

This is a full-time, 40 hour/week position. Salary range is $55,000 to $60,000 depending on experience.

YES offers a generous benefits package to all regular full time employees that…

Level of Language Proficiency

●                   Must have a passion to lead youth and work with them as partners.

●                   Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision about preparing youth for the future - from social, economic, cultural and personal perspectives - to partners, funders and the community.

●                   Experience leading adolescent youth from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultural backgrounds.

●                   Group management skills and/or have prior experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds in recreational, academic, and/or social service settings.

●                   Appreciation and comfort in the outdoors, and all types of weather.

●                   Relationship management skills and experience in fostering a team approach.

●                   Demonstrated success in creating collaboration among youth-serving partner organizations, ideally through a Youth Development lens.

●                   Prior experience maintaining databases with client/participant information.

●                   Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

●                   Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint), Internet (Google Calendar, Google Drive) and data entry platforms (Salesforce or equivalent).

●                   Exercise professional behavior and sound judgment at all times and maintain appropriate boundaries with participants.

●                   Organized with rigorous attention to detail and protocols.

●                   Excellent verbal skills, including public speaking and written communication.

●                   Comfort and ability to communicate with parents/caregivers and other supports in young people’s lives.

●                   Self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a team.

●                   Ability to engage the YES team when problem solving to come up with the best decision.

●                   Comfort and composure when dealing with adversity and conflict.

●                   Must have own transportation.


OTHER DESIRED SKILLS/BACKGROUND

●       Prior experience working in Richmond or a similar community.

●       Experience in the field of Youth Development. 

●                   Must have a passion to lead youth and work with them as partners.

●                   Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision about preparing youth for the future - from social, economic, cultural…

How to Apply

Please email resume and a brief statement of interest in this work to Maria Chan, Human Resources and Operations Manager at maria@yesfamilies.org by Friday, February 7th, 2020.

YES is an equal opportunity employer. You will be part of a team that values diversity of cultures, perspectives and lived experiences. We carefully consider every applicant who takes the time to apply. YES strives to reflect the community it is proud to engage with and strongly encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to consider working at YES. We seek talented and qualified individuals regardless of age, ancestry, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity, marital status, military obligations, national origins, physical abilities, race, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and veteran status.

No phone calls, please.

Please email resume and a brief statement of interest in this work to Maria Chan, Human Resources and Operations Manager at maria@yesfamilies.org by Friday, February 7th, 2020.

YES is…

Location

3029 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804

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