Executive & Operations Assistant, Exempt Full-time; NYC Preferred (open to candidates in YEF key states: AZ, FL, GA, NM, TX); $55,000 – $65,000 commensurate with experience.
Led by young women of color movement organizers, YEF is the only donor collaborative focused on deepening and expanding youth civic engagement led by and for young people of color. To this end, YEF aims to 1) increase funding support to strengthen and expand the ecosystem of youth of color centered organizations advancing civic engagement efforts via state and national youth collaborations, focusing on organizations in the South and Southwest, 2) support state-based issue-based advocacy that fosters conditions for governing power led by and for young people of color, and their communities, and 3) direct 100% of its grants to organizations centering the leadership and civic engagement of young people of color.
YEF centers young people of color 35 years old and under, and their communities, creating intentional pathways to dismantling structural racism and white supremacy, and engaging a new wave of politicized young people of color that expands the electorate and transforms American democracy. YEF’s grantmaking principles lead through a philanthropic leadership model that: 1) demonstrates commitment to racial equity; 2) supports the advancement and power building of youth of color; 3) adds value to building local infrastructure in key geographic areas with the largest and growing numbers of communities of color; and 4) inspires young people to become life-long civic participants by expanding resources to the issues and efforts that are most important to them.
Since 2007, YEF has been investing in building a culture of full civic participation among voting-age young people to ensure that their perspectives, issues, and solutions are part of democratic governance. Bringing together diverse donors both institutional and individual, working across issues, and in varied regions, YEF enables collaborative grantmaking towards the common goals of a more reflective and inclusive democracy. Between 2007 and 2021, YEF will have provided nearly $30 million to youth engagement organizations. By 2024, YEF aims to be granting $10 million annually to its movement partners.
This is a vital position in the organization that serves the effectiveness and capacity of the Executive Director, focused on providing direct organizational management and executive support through operations and communications. The Executive & Operations Assistant works closely with the Executive Director and will primarily manage the day to day operations of the organization while serving as the primary point of contact for internal (staff, board, fiscal sponsor’s project manager) and external stakeholders (donors, grantees, and organizational partners). They will collaborate with the Donor Organizing Officer to track, manage and ensure timely progress on deadlines related to grantmaking.
Executive Director Support
$55,000 – $65,000 commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays, and generous vacation and sick time. Opportunities for additional training and advancement are available.
Please send a cover letter (max 2 pages) and resume to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
The Youth Engagement Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of NEO Philanthropy. NEO Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.