Program Manager. Exempt Full-time.
Led by young women of color movement organizers, the Youth Engagement Fund (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 led 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 its grants to organizations committed to amplifying the civic participation and voting agency 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 including Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas; and 4) inspires young people to become life-long civic participants and voters 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 provided nearly $30 million to youth engagement organizations. By 2024, YEF aims to be granting $10 million annually to its movement partners (grantees).
This position serves under the supervision and guidance of the Program Officer, focused on supporting the growth and expansion of YEF’s programming including but not limited to youth state collaboratives, Seeds of Power cohort, Movement Partners Resource Hub, and grantmaking. The Program Manager will oversee YEF related engagement in the advancement and growth of youth state collaboratives, coordinate Seeds of Power cohort offerings, including acting as liaison to capacity building partners. This role will additionally support the development of new YEF programming, the planning and execution of YEF’s grant dockets, and assist the Program Officer with overall workplan implementation.
Programming and Capacity Building
Movement Partner Support and Grant Making
Full-time exempt. Salary range is $65,000 – $75,000 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 with the subject line “PROGRAM MANAGER 2022 - FULL NAME.” 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.