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Together, our team helps spring the potential of NYC nonprofits into the progress of young people. Be part of the movement helping the youth soar.

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NYC is home to some of the best and brightest youth in the world, but too much of their potential remains unrealized. There are over 1,500 organizations helping youth in New York, and Youth INC identifies those that want to deepen their impact and build the strong and sustainable organizations required to help young people thrive.  

We help our nonprofit partners build their capacity in critical areas, including: improving fundraising and governance practices, leadership development, building boards, strategic planning, marketing and funding critical elements of infrastructure. We serve as the bridge for bringing academic insight and evidence-based best practices with talent and resources from the corporate sector to provide our nonprofit partners with the tools to thrive.  Our double bottom line is that thriving organizations help young people thrive!  We currently partner with 75+ youth development organizations that work with over 200,000 NYC youth each year.

We believe our team is the heart and soul of our 25+ year old organization. Our team is a diverse group of fun, engaging, savvy people who care deeply about making the world a more just and equitable place. Our work place culture is dynamic, entrepreneurial, supportive and collaborative.  We value work-life balance and welcome ideas and suggestions from everyone about how to improve and grow our organization. Above all, we are mission-driven. You will enjoy a welcoming environment, ample professional-development opportunities, and great benefits like excellent health care and a generous 401(k) match.

We also take a genuine interest in the career paths of our team. We take pride in developing and advancing our people, which is demonstrated by 70% of our staff partners having been promoted within the last 24 months.

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Director, Strategy and Operational Effectiveness
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About the Position:
Youth INC’s 75+ nonprofit partners evolve and adapt quickly to meet their communities’ needs. As our nonprofit partners grow, their strategy, structure and processes must also adapt to meet the next opportunity and challenge. It’s important for our organizations to explore how they can best generate impactful strategy, maintain strong and inclusive teams, and build new financial processes.

Beginning in the fall of 2021, Youth INC will launch a new series of capacity-building work to provide our nonprofit partners with coaching, content, and training on strategy and operations management to help advance their learning, propel their growth, and deepen their community impact. This work will include leading our current cohort-based Agile Planning Lab, the development and launch of financial management and human resources supports, and research and design into high impact capacity-building. 

We are seeking an exceptional leader and innovator to join our team as a senior leader on the Program team. The Director, Strategy and Operational Effectiveness will lead the creation, organization, implementation and evaluation of all Strategy and Operational Effectiveness capacity-building designed for nonprofit partners. They will uplift Youth INC’s commitment to holistic nonprofit capacity-building that is rooted in change management and organizational development principles. This position will report to the Chief Program Officer and hire a Program Associate to support this work in 2022 (projected). The role calls for a professional with a passion for organizational development, knowledge of nonprofit strategy and operations, as well as expert project management skills. 

Key Responsibilities:
Head our Strategy & Operations Capacity-Building for Nonprofits
Lead internal strategy and research to design new programming in operational effectiveness and strategy.
Proactively source and integrate sector best practices into our work.
Launch and manage new capacity-building programs and supports related to nonprofit organizational effectiveness and strategy
Lead the delivery of each program and its activities in accordance with our mission, goals, and coaching approach
Develop, implement, and monitor the goals, strategies, timelines and metrics for each program and initiative
Develop annual budget for this area of work and ensure each program operates within approved budget
Coach nonprofit leaders through our cohort-based Agile Planning Lab program o Update, review, and/or deliver tools and curriculum on strategic planning and operational effectiveness for nonprofits
Partner collaboratively with subject matter experts to coordinate the delivery of workshops and trainings for nonprofit partners
Create measurement and evaluation process and report on impact to senior leadership
Generate and maintain communications with nonprofit partners through Mobilize Platform
Manage nonprofit recruitment and retention efforts for Strategy & Operational Effectiveness work 

Contribute to Program Team Operations and Leadership
Maintain current, accurate records of nonprofit partners
Prepare and present content and materials for workshops, seminars, meetings, and events for Youth INC’s Partner Network of 75+ organizations
Assist with key aspects of Youth INC annual events, including board fair, nonprofit conference, and large-scale fundraising event, virtual and in-person when appropriate 

Skills Utilized in this Role:
Relationship Building – Youth INC builds partnerships with the most impactful youth- serving nonprofits in New York City, and knowledge of the local youth development and nonprofit landscape will be useful in understanding the needs of partner organizations, recruiting new partners, and maintaining positive relationships with existing partners. 
Project Management, Planning, and Organization – The number of organizations within Youth INC’s Partner Network is large and growing each year. This role requires an individual with excellent project management and organizational skills to manage the many different schedules and details of each nonprofit partner. 
Coaching - Ultimately, Youth INC’s Program Philosophy is centered around continuous improvement and a change management process. It is important to understand how individuals and groups get and stay motivated to make improvements, and how to properly support and encourage Partners to implement changes and achieve their desired goals. 

Qualifications:
10+ years professional experience in the nonprofit sector
Demonstrated experience leading and/or facilitating strategic planning and nonprofit management
Nonprofit coaching/consulting experience or ability, or comparable experience
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and deadlines
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form relationships with diverse groups of people
Comfort with public speaking engagements ranging from large workshops to 1-on-1 coaching
Strong listening skills and the ability to formulate and ask questions that move nonprofit leaders forward
Capable of establishing and maintaining psychological safety for participants
Capable of managing the tension between achieving the work to be done in the time allotted while meeting individuals and organizations where they are
Self-starter who can manage multiple projects simultaneously
While Youth INC is currently virtual, this role will require in person attendance at workshops and events in the future in New York City 

Compensation:
Salary Range: $90 - $100K annually and bonus eligible
• Generous health insurance coverage (medical, dental, vision)
• A minimum of 10 organizational holidays, 5 sick days and 22 PTO days per year. Upon your third anniversary, you receive an additional 5 PTO days
• Summer Fridays
• Unlike most nonprofits, Youth INC not only has a Retirement Savings Plan, but also automatically contributes 3% on your behalf each year, regardless of whether or not you make a contribution. 

To Apply:
Please submit to recruitment@youthinc-usa.org your resume and a cover letter.Please put title of “Director, Strategy & Operational Effectiveness” in subject line.Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Youth INC will launch a new series of capacity-building work to provide our nonprofit partners with coaching, content, and training on strategy and operations management to help advance their learning, propel their growth, and deepen their community impact. This work will include leading our current cohort-based Agile Planning Lab, the development and launch of financial management and human resources supports, and research and design into high impact capacity-building. We are seeking an exceptional leader and innovator to join our team as Director, Strategy and Operational Effectiveness. Learn more

Development Assistant
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About the Position:
The Development Assistant role will encompass both administrative and strategic responsibilities for the Development team.The Development Assistant will play an important part in helping Youth INC improve existing processes and expand into new territory. This role supports the Development Team’s fundraising and event activities including data entry, event logistics, gift processing, prospect research, drafting correspondence, meeting minutes and general administrative support.

This position is NYC-based and is expected to be in-person a majority of the week when we return to an office setting after Labor Day.

Key Responsibilities:
Calendar Management Stewardship (40%)
Coordinate meetings, events and phone calls with Board Members, sponsors, donors, new business relationships and other stakeholders to support Development Team members as requested
Support team in internal and external meetings by prepping materials and packages, and typically attending those meetings and taking notes
Maintain correspondence with donors and appropriate financial personnel; ensure donors receive proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship; manage progress reporting; maintain timely, accurate, and complete records in Salesforce, including call, meeting, and donor notes
Support board members and subcommittee work as requested; Utilize the Boardvantage platform for organizing and sharing materials

Event Planning & Production (35%)
Assist in event-related responsibilities in the lead up and during events, including sending invitations, tracking RSVPs, fulfillment of sponsor benefits, coordinating materials, researching venues and working with vendors, as well as attending events to manage on-site logistics  
Contribute to Youth INC’s ongoing corporate engagement efforts by attending off-site partner events, in some cases independently, and acting as a representative of the organization

Prospect Research & Database Management (25%)
Identify and research new donors, including corporate and foundation funding partners, individuals, and major gift prospects; work with staff, board members, and selected individuals to ensure coordinated and effective solicitation; prepare written donor proposals; provide information to the Executive Director, Chief Development & Marketing Officer and Directors of Development needed to pitch to prospective donors
Collaborate with Marketing & Communication team to implement and improve infrastructure solutions for managing funders and prospects at scale
Maintain organized folders on the shared network drive
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in business operations or development required
1-2 years of applicable experience, which may include experience in the nonprofit development, corporate sales or account management sectors
Experience using prospect research tools such as Relationship Science, iWave, RelPro, etc. a plus
Proficiency with basic Salesforce or CRM administration and comfort utilizing on a daily basis
Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners, and donors
Exercises discretion and common sense in handling confidential information
Strong sense of accountability to deadlines
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Self-starter who can manage multiple tasks simultaneously and take a proactive approach to problem identification/resolution
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be effective working independently
Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction
Demonstrate flexibility when adjusting work to address evolving priorities and competing demands in a dynamic work environment
Collaborate with in-person and remote team members
Knowledge of New York financial sector a plus

Compensation:
Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000, depending on experience. This is currently an hourly position, with overtime (at time and a half) during peak seasons. We also take a genuine interest in the career paths of our team. We take pride in developing and advancing our people, which is demonstrated by 70% of our staff partners having been promoted within the last 24 months. This position is eligible for promotion to a salaried position in Dec 2022/Jan 2023 during our annual promotion period
This position is bonus eligible in 2022 (at either the salaried or hourly status)
Generous health insurance coverage (medical, dental, vision)
A minimum of 10 organizational holidays, 5 sick days and 22 Paid Time Off (PTO) days per year. Upon your third anniversary, you receive an additional 5 PTO days
Summer Fridays
Unlike most nonprofits, Youth INC not only has a Retirement Savings Plan, but also automatically contributes 3% on your behalf each year, regardless of whether you contribute

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@youthinc-usa.org. Please include the title of "Development Assistant" in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  No phone calls or agencies please.

Youth INC is seeking a Development Assistant to join our team as we deepen our capacity to raise critical funds and provide resources to support the most promising youth development nonprofit organizations in NYC. Learn more

Program Associate, Governance & Leadership
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About the Position:
Youth INC’s 75+ nonprofit partners evolve and adapt quickly to meet their communities’ needs. As our nonprofit partners grow, their strategy, structure and processes must also adapt to meet the next opportunity and challenge. Additionally, their governance practices must evolve alongside the growth of the organization. We are seeking an organized, motivated, and enthusiastic professional to join our team as a Program Associate to support our Governance and Leadership programs. This position will report to the Director, Governance and Leadership. The role calls for a professional with a passion for nonprofit and organizational development and supports in the organization, planning, and day to day administration of a suite of programs under the guidance of the Director, Governance and Leadership.

LEGACY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: Builds intentionality around founder and Executive Director legacy by examining current leadership development and organizational sustainability practices, and creating succession plans and policies

BOARD ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM: Strengthens nonprofit board performance, engagement, and oversight through customized assessments and coaching over an 18-month period

BOARD DYNAMICS PROGRAM: Increases board outcomes by applying strategies to enhance team dynamics.

GET ON BOARD: Matches corporate professionals as board members with partner nonprofits through year-round matching and an annual Nonprofit Board Fair

Someone will thrive in this position if they get excited about learning how nonprofit organizations grow and develop, considers themselves a natural at organizing, planning and project management, and enjoys working collaboratively. In addition, candidates who are energized by mapping out processes, building structures and proactively hitting deadlines will be poised to succeed. This role has the opportunity for growth and development as we continue to expand our Governance and Leadership programs.

Key Responsibilities:
Support the coordination of governance and leadership capacity-building for nonprofits
Collaborate with Partner Network team to manage logistics of nonprofit partner recruitment and retention for Governance and Leadership programs
Oversee the development and maintenance of program materials and coordinate with Marketing and Communications to keep them brand aligned (e.g. PowerPoint presentations, marketing materials, tools and templates)
Manage online community powered by Mobilize for Governance & Leadership programs including developing posts and maintaining a schedule for content and engagement
Manage schedule and logistics for coaching calls, workshops, and events
Support annual program planning including mapping out timelines and activities
Support the Director, Governance and Leadership in follow up after coaching calls including sending tools and templates
Keep current, accurate records of nonprofit program activity in Excel and Salesforce
Assist with general office management and support program team as needed

Provide thought-partnership to Director on program implementation and evaluation
Track and update program metrics and goals
Tabulate and analyze current and historical trends in program outcomes
Drive the program evaluation process, including refining surveys, collecting data, and analyzing results
Support the revision and development of program design, activities, and tools
Conduct research on relevant trends and emerging best practices in the nonprofit sector to inform new program development

Manage the execution of the Get on Board Matching Program
Conduct matching calls with board candidates and steward candidates through the matching process
Update and maintain records in Salesforce and develop monthly and annual reports on activity
Collaborate with our Development team on Get on Board info sessions with corporate partners
Support the Director, Governance and Leadership in strategic planning for the program including making recommendations on how to improve the program

Skills Utilized in this Role:
Intellectual Curiosity – This individual will flex their skills and abilities to learn about governance and leadership exemplary practice, change management frameworks, and organizational development.
Project Management, Planning, and Organization – This role will require an individual with excellent project management and organizational skills to effectively manage and meet the deadlines of simultaneous programs and events.
Drive and Flexibility –This individual should have a solutions-oriented attitude and proactively tackle new challenges and needs. A diligent multitasker, this individual will need to juggle many competing responsibilities and switch between projects while maintaining a high standard of program quality and integrity.
Stakeholder Focus/Relationship Building –This individual should enjoy speaking with diverse audiences, learning about the interests and needs of nonprofits and corporate professionals, and have a strong drive to help and build trust as a support system.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
2+ years professional experience
Prior administrative experience preferred
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detailStrong writing and editing skills
Strong interpersonal skills – able to form relationships with diverse groups of people
Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; familiarity with databases desirable (e.g. Salesforce and Survey Monkey)
Self-starter who can manage multiple projects simultaneously
Eagerness to constantly learn and improve
Desire to succeed in a dynamic, demanding, self-driven work place
While Youth INC is currently virtual, this role will require in person attendance at workshops and events in New York City – it is not a role that can be filled remotely. Youth INC requires all staff to be vaccinated to be present in our office and event spaces.


Compensation:
Salary Range: $50-60K annually and bonus eligible
Generous health insurance coverage
A minimum of 10 organizational holidays, 5 sick days and 22 PTO days holiday per year. Upon your third anniversary, you receive an additional 5 PTO days
Summer Fridays
Retirement Savings Plan with automatic 3% company contribution on your behalf each year, regardless of whether or not you make a contribution


To Apply:
Please submit to careers@youthinc-usa.org your resume and a cover letter. Please put title of “Program Associate, Governance and Leadership” in subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only qualified candidates will be notified.

Youth INC’s 75+ nonprofit partners evolve and adapt quickly to meet their communities’ needs. As our nonprofit partners grow, their strategy, structure and processes must also adapt to meet the next opportunity and challenge. Additionally, their governance practices must evolve alongside the growth of the organization. We are seeking an organized, motivated, and enthusiastic professional to join our team as a Program Associate to support our Governance and Leadership programs. Learn more