The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing is a philanthropic intermediary that brings funders and youth organizers together to ensure that young people have the resources, capacities, and infrastructure they need to fight for a more just and democratic society. FCYO believes that to move toward justice, BlPOC youth, working class young people, young women, and queer and trans youth have a critical role to play in transforming economic and social conditions. To build this kind of power, youth organizing must build bases at significant scale, develop broad strategic alliances, and elevate public narratives that promote our vision of social justice and true democracy. Our work is grounded in our close relationships with the youth organizing field and a commitment to meaningful partnerships between funders and youth organizers.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) seeks a passionate and visionary leader with a commitment to building a more powerful, strategic, and aligned youth organizing field to fill the position of Program Director. Candidates should have robust knowledge of the field of youth organizing with excellent communication skills and a sophisticated analysis of the current political moment rooted in an understanding of racial, economic, and gender justice. This position will require strategic thinking and collaborative leadership in a fast-moving and innovative environment. The Program Director will help develop and lead a new multitiered grantmaking, capacity building, and peer learning program to support youth organizers in building the power necessary to win structural change. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment and ability to implement our organizational mission and vision, a demonstrated track record of designing political education and leadership development programs, and an understanding of philanthropy. FCYO is a fully remote organization and the positions can be based anywhere in the United States with a need to work some evenings and weekends. Some travel required when FCYO resumes travel (anticipated to be in Summer 2021).
Salary is $85,000-100,000 commensurate with experience. A full benefits package is included.
HOW TO APPLY
Click here for more details about the position. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter (in word or PDF file) that describes your experience, commitment, and any relevant personal background through the application link located here. Questions should be addressed to Monica Cordova, Co-Executive Director at [email protected]. Please put “Program Director” in the subject line of your message. Please do not email resumes and instead use the portal. No phone calls please.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through March 5, 2021.