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Director of Development & Evaluation

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Tipo de contrato:A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio:1 de agosto de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación:1 de agosto de 2024
Nivel de Experiencia:Director
Salario:USD $90.000 - $100.000 / año
Comprehensive health & wellness benefits, education reimbursement



Founded in 1973 by Oakland teachers and local civic leaders, YEP was designed to enhance the employment and education outcomes of low-income and systems-impacted Oakland youth through job training, skill building, and education fused with hands-on work experience. 

YEP serves 500-600 14-24 year olds annually, offering a comprehensive menu of employment training, high school credit recovery, transitional housing, and career development programs. 

YEP operates out of a campus in Central East Oakland which includes a 26,000 sq. ft. solar-powered workforce training center, 5,000 sq. ft. training warehouse, commercial kitchen, construction workshop, computer lab, alternative high school, tiny home community, and a recently completed 30-bed dormitory for homeless and housing insecure young adults—all designed and built by Oakland youth.

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The Director of Development & Evaluation (D&E) is a dynamic player willing to initiate, take on, and see-to-completion any and all agency tasks to ensure that YEP exceeds in its mission. The Director of D&E is the point person responsible for obtaining all agency-wide funding via government and private foundation grant proposals, donor appeals and meetings, and online giving, as well as gathering client/program data and reporting on YEP’s impact to sustain and grow funding.

As one of four agency directors, the Director of D&E critically complements YEP’s executive team, holding immense responsibility in modeling professional standards, representing YEP in the community and (social) media communications, supporting direct service staff, and assisting administrative and financial staff in carrying out operations.

This is a fully onsite, 40 hours+/week position in Oakland, CA. After 6 months of demonstrated excellent work, The Director of D&E may be eligible to work remotely at least one day/week.


Development, Fundraising, & Grant Writing (40% of time)

  • Develop strategic annual/multi-year, private/public sector fund development plans, in coordination with Executive Director, to secure financial resources consistent with agency priorities.
  • Conceptualize, write, and submit multi-year federal, state, county, and city grant proposals.
  • Serve as lead writer and project manager for collaborative grant proposals submitted with other agency partners.
  • Generate letters of interest, intents to propose, and full proposals for private foundation grants.
  • Research and identify new public and private funding prospects.
  • Attend relevant funding pre-proposal meetings as well as city and county government commissions, council meetings, and board meetings for proposals under consideration.
  • Review, interpret, and cite relevant academic studies and statistics across a variety of fields for YEP reports and grant proposals.
  • Track all funding development and present a summary of funding activities quarterly to YEP’s Board of Directors.
  • Serve as point-of-contact and manager of all grant and foundation communications and reports during and after grant submission.
  • Develop YEP’s annual budget and budgets for grant proposals in partnership with other YEP directors.
  • Document donations in Salesforce CRM and write thank you letters to donors.

Program Evaluation, Reporting, & Management Information Systems (MIS) (30% of time)

  • Customize Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and navigate web-based reporting systems to input client data, and measure and track performance outcomes according to contract deliverables.
  • Maintain a calendar with all grant report deadlines to ensure that all requirements are completed and submitted before due date.
  • Produce and submit monthly, quarterly, and annual data and narrative performance reports and ad hoc reports as needed according to grant reporting deadlines.
  • Oversee and hold weekly meetings with direct service staff to track clients in post-program follow-up.
  • Assist each YEP program and department in developing suitable client and tracking documents and processes.
  • Help directors and direct service staff understand YEP’s impact as a whole and on individual program level through easy-to-interpret evaluations and data visualizations.

Communications (15% of time)

  • Develop and maintain a robust web and social media communications strategy and presence (e.g., website updates via WordPress, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook).
  • Create concepts, layout, and write content for monthly newsletters and annual impact reports.
  • Produce program and event flyers, posters, mailers, and other materials for different audiences, including youth participants and donors.
  • Present at local government meetings on issues that impact the agency and YEP’s service population.
  • Write rhetorically persuasive letters to public officials and other important target audiences.
  • Respond to all online inquiries.
  • Give YEP facility tours to donors, public officials, and other important guests.
  • Organize and manage all agency-wide events with YEP executive team.

Operational Oversight & Teaching (15% of time)

  • Teach one employability development workshop to new young adult program clients bi-weekly (e.g., Cellphone Addiction, Resume/Cover Letter writing).
  • Assist with scheduling and filling staffing gaps as needed.
  • Work with direct service staff in enrolling clients, reviewing enrollment documents for completion, tracking client progress, creating sign-in sheets, and maintaining YEP program rules and safety.
  • Maintain a clear and consistent flow of information across departments, from leadership to payroll and front line staff.
  • Take on lobby duty shifts to answer phones, greet incomers, etc., as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.


In order to be successful in this role, applicant must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.        
  • A minimum of 5 years of development and fundraising experience in a nonprofit environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years of data collection, research, and evaluation experience, whether in academic or nonprofit settings.
  • Impeccable public speaking, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Extreme executive functioning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to initiate and follow through with all tasks with minimal oversight and direction.
  • A profound commitment to working with low-income youth and young adults of color in Oakland who face multiple and significant barriers to self-sufficiency and healthy adulthoods.

In order to qualify for the position, candidates must also:

  1. Pass a Live Scan background check (required of all YEP employees)
  2. Have access to a vehicle at least 20 hours/week
  3. Provide a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance
  4. Provide proof of vaccination from COVID-19



The Direct of D&E is a full-time employee with an annual compensation package ranging from $90,000 - $100,000, commensurate with experience and education.


*Paid Time Off

  • 11 Paid Holidays annually 
  • 8 Hours of PTO awarded at the beginning of each quarter (Jan. 1st, Mar. 1st, Jul. 1st, Oct. 1st).
  • Upon completion of the 90-day probation period, each employee accrues vacation time @ 6 hours per month = 72 hours per year (9 days). 
  • Upon completion of the 90-day probation period, employees also accrue 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours of work, capped at a maximum of 120 hours. 

*Health & Welfare 

Receives all benefits required by law and an additional 18% of their gross monthly salary in a cafeteria-style flexible health, dental, vision, and wellness benefit plan (2% set aside for mental health support, described below).

  • For example, annual salary is $96,000 x 16% per month=$1,280 in monthly flexible benefits ($15,360 annually). Benefits can be used for health insurance, child care, gym membership, chiropractor, and more.

*Additional 2% Mental Health Benefits 

In addition to the 16% of monthly gross for general benefits, YEP also awards employees an additional 2% to be used specifically towards mental health wellness (e.g., therapy).

  • For example, annual salary is $96,000 x 2% per month=$160 in monthly mental health benefits ($1,920 annually).

*Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

Employees have access to the EAP, which connects employees with local mental health professionals and offers 24/7 free access to counseling and advice (e.g., legal, family, financial) via phone line, plus an initial assessment and the first 3 therapy sessions free of charge.

*Student Loan Reimbursement

After completing their 90-day probation period, if employees provide documentation of their monthly student loan payments, YEP will reimburse eligible staff for up to 50% of the monthly payment (YEP’s contribution is capped at $250 per month). For example:

  • $500monthly student loan payment, YEP reimburses $250/month
  • $350 monthly student loan payment, YEP reimburses $175/month

*Education Reimbursement 

After completing their 90-day probation period, employees are eligible to receive up to $8,000 per year ($4,000 per semester) in education reimbursement for pursuing further education. Reimbursement eligibility applies to new coursework and not old student loans. For coursework not directly related to your YEP role and responsibilities, a max of $4,000 per year (50%) is applicable.

*Retirement: 403b Plan and Organization Match

YEP has a 403b retirement plan available for all employees to make voluntary contributions to their fund. YEP offer a maximum match of $2,000 for all employees that contribute at least $2,000 in the calendar year. 


Please send a cover letter, your resume, and a writing sample (10-20 pages). No phone calls.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Youth Employment Partnership, Inc. actively seeks to hire, promote, and provide services to individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin or age.


Founded in 1973 by Oakland teachers and local civic leaders, YEP was designed to enhance the employment and education outcomes of low-income and systems-impacted Oakland youth through job training, skill building, and…


2300 International Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94601, United States

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