4 West 43rd St
About Sadie Nash Leadership Project
Operating at the intersections of love and rigor, Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning experiential social justice education to over 700 young women and gender non-binary youth in New York City and Newark each year. We strengthen, empower, and equip our participants to lead lives in committed pursuit of joy and liberation for self and community. We offer a wide range of year-round programming including a nationally recognized six-week summer institute, in-school and after-school classes, paid internships at local organizations, college access and persistence support, and an advanced-level fellowship to design and implement an original social justice project.
Over the past three years, we have experienced significant growth. We have doubled the number of participants, broadened our scope beyond high school to include middle school and college students, and expanded our geographical footprint by launching two new Summer Institute sites in Queens and Brooklyn (in addition to existing sites in Manhattan and Newark.) Our full-time staff has grown from 5 to 12 people (with a projected increase to 14 by May) and we have more than doubled the number of part-time and seasonal staff who currently number more than 100.
As we look towards 2020, we are operating with a more expansive, bolder definition of impact. We will continue to be a site for transformational social justice programming for youth. In addition, we recognize that we also serve as a testing and training ground for innovative and effective practices in curriculum development, research and evaluation, facilitator training and workplace and governance policies. Over the next two years, we are committed to sharing our approach and influencing national conversations around youthwork, feminism, leadership, and equitable workplaces towards an orientation of joy and liberation.
We are seeking a visionary systems-minded Deputy Director who will serve as the lead in operationalizing this bolder, more expansive vision of impact we wish to have in the world - strengthening our research and evaluation capacities, cultivating a culture within the workplace in alignment with our feminist values, and building out an external training arm to share curricula and pedagogical approaches with a wider audience. This position will report to the Executive Director and serve on the senior leadership team (along with the Director of Operations and Director of Strategic Advancement).
You will be a cultural ambassador across the organization and lead a team of 7 full-time staff members and directly manage 2 direct reports: the Director of Programs, who supervises all six program coordinators and the Director of Learning and Development who provides facilitation training to all full-time staff, our close to 100 seasonal and part-time staff as well as training for external individuals and organizations.
- Oversee development of a team focused on delivering exceptional outcomes
- Partner with Director of Programs to build systems to monitor evaluation metrics across all programs that cultivate a spirit of inquiry and rigor
- Oversee launch and documentation of pilot program initiatives
- Recruit external researchers to conduct studies at Sadie Nash
- Curate monthly Learning and Development sessions for staff, board, and broader Sadie Nash community to increase learning around different youth development topics
- Partner with Director of Strategic Advancement to develop ambitious targets and strategies for earned revenue initiative
- Develop curricula, tools and trainings based on the Sadie Nash approach that can be of use for external audiences and contribute to earned revenue. that will generate income to support Sadie Nash’s earned revenue fundraising strategy
Build community across the organization
- Cultivate a workplace culture within Sadie Nash of community, feedback, innovation and inquiry. Ensure that overall meeting cadence, staff meeting structure and retreats create opportunities for meaningful connections and learning
- Regularly review workplace policies around compensation, benefits, paid time off, professional development, and performance reviews to identify how we can implement best practices in alignment with our values
- Identify opportunities to deepen investment in part-time and seasonal staff
- Engage with the board of directors and serve as a liaison to the Program Committee. Create opportunities where board members can learn and engage with staff and Nashers
What We Are Looking For:
- A passion and deep alignment with SNLP's mission, social justice and feminism
- 10-15 years of relevant work experience, with at least 5 years of management experience
- Experience overseeing culture change within an organization
- Knowledge of outcomes measurement, program quality tools and other methods to ensure excellence
- Familiarity with academic and practitioner literature around youth development
- Deep content knowledge and expertise within youth development including different models, latest research, and ongoing trends.
- Experience designing curricula for high school youth and/or collaborating with curriculum developers
- Demonstrated experience developing and facilitating trainings and workshops
- Experience working with a variety of stakeholders across an organization including board members
- Ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments at once, prioritizing tasks, managing time well, and delegating masterfully
- Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships with young women and families, community partners, staff, and board.
- Demonstrated commitment to feminism and social justice.
- Graduate degree in related field (e.g. Education, Social Work)
- Familiarity with Sadie Nash Leadership Project
- Familiarity with NYC/NJ philanthropic community
What We Offer:
Sadie Nash Leadership Project is committed to creating an equitable workplace grounded in feminist principles. We offer competitive salaries, at or above the mean and median level, benchmarked against similarly sized youth development organizations based in New York City. We provide generous benefits including four weeks of vacation, subsidized health insurance, professional development opportunities, and a retirement savings plan.
Salary: $90,000 - $105,000
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please upload your resume and a thoughtful cover letter to the website included in this post.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to email Justine Gonzalez at Justine@sadienash.org.