Homies 4 Justice Program Coordinator


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Homies 4 Justice Program Coordinator

The mission of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes that young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and must be involved in developing policies that impact them.

Summary of Job: The Homies 4 Justice Program Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day program coordination and implementation of our year round leadership development program; Homies 4 Justice (H4J). H4J is a paid internship that provides system involved young people from Oakland with opportunities to meaningfully engage in organizing their our community. This position will ensure seamless integration and alignment of; program planning, team coordination, curriculum development, program delivery, and evaluation. In this role, the Program Coordinator will support youth and be responsible for the day-to-day program needs, funding contracts, grant reporting, and internal program structure.


Direct Program Coordination and Support (60%)

  • Execute ongoing H4J cohorts and ensure H4J runs as a yearlong program
  • Provide mentorship and support to young adult facilitators
  • Support all youth at CURYJ by being a positive adult ally

  • Attend all required staff meetings, trainings, and events
  • Help organize and facilitate “edu-tainment” events to share the creative work of CURYJ youth
  • Facilitate Homies 4 Justice team meetings
  • Work closely with CURYJ staff to identify training and support needs of youth
  • Develop and maintain resource binder and referral system for H4J
  • Oversee and manage timelines, benchmarks, and deadlines for H4J program and youth projects
  • Develop and maintain a program and project calendar
  • Lead ongoing curriculum development and ensure that curriculum is engaging, culturally rooted, justice- oriented, healing-informed, and aligned with other CURYJ programs
  • Instill a sense of accountability and teambuilding by modeling time management, and professional conduct at all times

Community and Street Outreach (20%)

  • Create and implement outreach plan and ensure ongoing recruitment of H4J, circles, and community events
  • Conduct outreach to community partners, schools, local agencies and systems as needed
  • Ongoing communication with parents, caregivers, life coaches, case managers etc..
  • Work in collaboration with in house artist and Communications Manager to develop program flyers and materials

Admin (20%)

  • Provide weekly supervision to program facilitators and monthly supervision to youth interns.
  • Implement organization evaluation from start to end of program
  • Manage H4J data collection and implementation into Salesforce
  • Manage contracts, schedules, invoices, and stipend checks requests for all youth interns
  • Monthly reporting, track attendance and relevant activities in Cityspan and Salesforce systems.
  • Budget planning and monitoring with leadership team


  • 3 years of directly experience coordinating and facilitating a youth program
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends when needed
  • Must be able to travel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stay accountable to individual and teamwork plans and goals
  • Commitment to social and youth justice movements.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal  
  • Energetic, innovative and motivating with youth
  • Political understanding of Oakland and East Bay cities
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, and resume to, msanchez@curyj.org

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible and encourages teamwork, and recognizes high-quality work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply.                           Please visit our website to learn more about our work www.curyj.org.