Adult Executive Director and Coach

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New York, NY
Published 27 days ago

Location: New York, NY

Position Type: Full-time, salaried (no overtime)

Reports to: Intergenerational Board of Directors

Leads with: Two part-time Youth Executive Directors

Supervises: Adult and Youth Program Directors, part-time Operations Director, part-time Development Director, part-time Communications Director

Key Relationships: Adult coaches, youth staff and participants

Compensation:  $90,000 per year


Benefits: Medical, dental, & vision insurance; unlimited time off (decided in concert with Board and other staff); optional 401k; professional development funds

Application Deadline: November 30th, 2021

Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Target Start Date: January 10th, 2022 or earlier

Who We Are 

“Integration is not about the movement of bodies or things; it is about the movement of minds and power.”  -- Leanne Nunes, Youth Executive Director

NYC currently serves 1.1 million students in some of the most separate and unequal schools in the country. IntegrateNYC was founded six years ago by youth leaders and an educator in the South Bronx to challenge that fact, and has grown into a city-wide force for transformation.

IntegrateNYC is a youth-led intergenerational organization developing civic leaders by bringing together students from segregated schools who build relationships across divided communities, design solutions, and advocate for the transformation of schools into integrated, equitable learning communities that honor the dignity of all. Together we address head-on the internalized, interpersonal, and institutional forms of oppression enshrined in a segregated system by developing diverse student leaders committed to challenging the institutional barriers segregation creates.

Our student-generated platform - the 5Rs of Real Integration - was created to move beyond limited ideas of desegregation into a more holistic approach recentered around equity. We work to enact the 5Rs of Real Integration in our schools, expand youth decision-making power across our city, and practice the liberation and healing we envision in the world.  

In service of that, we are supporting the launch of The Peer Defense Project, an intergenerational legal project that develops youth leaders who build legal tools to increase autonomy, institutional power, and materials resources to remedy the harms of systemic racism in schools, courts, and government. The Peer Defense Project works with youth movements in integration, youth prison abolition and youth voting rights to build legal tools for learning, listening, leading, leveraging, legislating, and litigating law. 

The student-generated values that guide our work are: Being Unprecedented; Boldness; Unapologetic Self Love; Truth; Vision For the Future 

The Role 

Over the past seven years, IntegrateNYC has grown significantly while transforming the field of intergenerational organizing and integration advocacy in New York City and across the country. 

We are seeking a new Adult Executive Director prepared to build on the foundation of the past seven years, respond to evolving conditions in the field, and to boldly and strategically grow our impact for years to come. 

The Adult ED must be a proven leader and consensus builder who is able to promote cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships while advancing the core mission: to develop youth leaders who repair the harms of segregation and build authentic integration and equity.

A successful Adult ED must be deeply knowledgeable about transformative youth development, anti-racist organizing, and the NYC department of education. They will be a strategic thinker and planner, a proactive and responsive problem-solver, and a source of stability and clarity in times of uncertainty and conflict.  

Because we are an intergenerational organization focused on transformative youth development, the Adult ED will partner with student leaders to execute their role, coach youth in developing their skills and sense of power, and serve an intergenerational team (ages 13+). They will work with student Executive Directors to do all of the following: 


Co-lead with the Executive Team and Program Directors to: 

  • Set a progressive, visionary agenda for integration and youth leadership 
  • Support the INYC mission, programs, and operations
  • Lead strategic planning and goal development across programs and campaigns 
  • Collaborate with movement allies, coalition partners, and decision makers to advance strategic campaigns to realize the INYC vision
  • Evaluate existing programing and assess and support new programs aligned with our model to advance the INYC mission
  • Build and monitor budgets in alignment with strategic priorities and organizational values
  • Supervise staff including hiring, coaching, evaluation and adhering to personnel policies
  • Respond with clarity and thoughtfulness to conflict and unexpected events, both internal to the organization and beyond 
  • Implement and enhance internal policies to ensure alignment with mission and values.
  • Model a culture of inclusion and transformation 


Co-lead with the Executive Team and Operations Director to: 

  • Serve as primary liaison to the Board of Directors, working with the Board of Directors to support organizational development, fundraising, and fiscal/legal accountability
  • Build the Board of Directors through recruitment, capacity development and retention
  • Facilitate Board and staff collaboration on the strategic direction of INYC 
  • Provide regular programmatic and financial reports to the Board
  • Maintain and improve organizational operations, including finance and personnel
  • Ensure the organization is financially healthy, compliant and ready for continued growth


Co-lead with the Executive Team and Development Director to: 

  • Oversee and ensure the financial health and values-based growth of the organization
  • In partnership with the Development Director, develop and steward major individual and institutional donor relationships 
  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, plan and execute fundraising and resource raising efforts that engage the Board’s networks 
  • Implement and champion grassroots fundraising strategy in alignment with economic and racial justice values.


Co-lead with the Executive Team and Communications Director to: 

  • Elevate our agenda to shape local and national perception of our platform
  • Define and maintain the narrative objectives, style and voice of the organization 
  • Oversee organizational communications and brand management
  • Conduct and/or support youth in conducting interviews for digital, print and television and public speaking engagements

Who You Are 

  • Committed to practicing liberation We do not live in a world that honors the dignity of every person. We are committed to building a world that has never existed. To do that, we are all in a process of learning and unlearning, expanding how we honor each other and ourselves, and experimenting toward new ways of working and being. You want to inspire, support, and be in that imperfect but vital process with our community. 
  • A humble and values-driven trust builder You are willing and able to initiate, nurture, and sustain authentic relationships within the organization and externally. You are a clear, compelling, and empathic communicator across differences. You have experience understanding of the motivation and agendas of diverse stakeholders which you use to facilitate inclusive and collective decision making. You can change your mind when presented with new input and seek out outside experts when a challenge calls for it. 
  • Transformative developer of youth (9-24) You are comfortable with and excited to intentionally build relationships with youth where they feel seen, supported, and challenged to expand in the ways that are important to them. You have developed rigorous practices - including differentiation - to support individual youth and groups of youth in relationship building, skill development, and mindset shifts. Most importantly, you have collaborated with youth in meaningful partnership and understand how to combat adultism internally, interpersonally, and institutionally. 
  • An energizing force The work of transforming ourselves and our world takes tremendous energy and consistency. You are a source of that energy, and you know how to refill your own tank so you can authentically support others. Imagining a better world activates your curiosity, creativity, and visionary thinking -- and your ability to invite others into that generative space. You’ve grown organizations, programs, or initiatives by harnessing that collective energy and inspiring others through strengths-based practices.


We are seeking a candidate with a deep commitment to movement building and IntegrateNYC’s mission and values, including a strong analysis of social, racial, and economic justice as well as transformative youth development experience.

Equity Statement: Members of communities that have been marginalized by our white supremacist, cisheteropatriarcial, ableist culture often underestimate their readiness for a position. We encourage you to apply even if you aren’t sure your qualifications or experience are a “perfect” fit or ask questions before applying to

Key Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of progressive leadership experience in mission-driven organization 
  • 5+ years of experience creating and facilitating curriculum, programming, or experiences that support the authentic development of youth leadership skills
  • Experience in an organization with a budget between $500k - $1M and a team of both full and part time staff 
  • Experience managing and developing a diverse staff, including youth and/or adults who do youth development work
  • Proven ability to attract resources and talent that strategically grows an initiative. 
  • Solid understanding of nonprofit operations, including governance, human resources, finance, and fundraising
  • A strongly-articulated “why” rooted in your own experience and analysis of segregation, race, class, and identity
  • Agility in navigating conflict and advancing transformative change through deep listening and bridging perspectives
  • Emotional intelligence, including the capacity for self-insight and self-management, including the resiliency to hold the emotions and experiences of staff and other partners
  • Bold, brave, and action-oriented approach to developing responsive strategies and solutions.
  • Experience initiating and sustaining partnerships with a variety of organizations - from the grassroots to the national level
  • Capacity to adapt, pivot, and manage change as new opportunities emerge and strategies evolve.
  • Experience creating and implementing learning assessment and program evaluation tools
  • Powerpoint, Canva, or Google slides fluency to create accessible, engaging presentations that energize people across sectors about our work
  • Experience or training in promoting self-care strategies and/or team wellness

We will give additional consideration to candidates who have:

  • Lived experience of the NYC public school system
  • Experience growing a member base
  • Training in restorative justice, transformative justice, and/or trauma-informed conflict resolution practices
  • An existing strong network of decision makers and impacted youth communities
  • Change management experience
  • Fluency in a language (or languages) other than English

Location: New York, NY

Position Type: Full-time, salaried (no overtime)

Reports to: Intergenerational Board of Directors

Leads with: Two part-time Youth Executive Directors

Supervises: Adult and Youth Program Directors, part-time…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 10, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 30, 2021
  • Professional Level
Up to USD $90,000
/ year


Benefits: Medical, dental, & vision insurance; unlimited time off (decided in concert with Board and other staff); optional 401k; professional development funds

Benefits: Medical, dental, & vision insurance; unlimited time off (decided in concert with Board and other staff); optional 401k; professional development funds


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

The first step in the application process is to fill out the application here: The list of application questions can be found here: 

If you are selected for the next step, we will call you to schedule a brief phone call to ask follow up questions on your application. Candidates who move on to the next step will meet with an intergenerational group of our team for a “Meeterview” - a meeting meets interview - where we will get to know each other better. Final offers will be made after all eligible candidates have completed their Meeterview. 

IntegrateNYC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions, in accordance with state and federal law.

The first step in the application process is to fill out the application here: The list of application questions can be found here:…

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