February 1, 2018

Careers

We’re Hiring! See below for positions currently open at Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

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Communications Manager

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

Job Summary: The Communications Manager is an integral member of the team and will work collaboratively to develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the impact of CURYJ’s programs. This person leads our communications efforts and connects our messaging and social media voice to our larger vision for self-sustainability and self-determination. Communications is a major component of this position but we see it as an integrated strategy into all that we do.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Oversee the website and content by working with staff and/or consultants to maintain and update current content as needed
  • Coordinate external communications activities i.e. quarterly newsletters, press releases and marketing materials
  • Crafting media strategies that align with our strategic plan and CURYJ’s local, regional, and statewide campaigns. This would include conducting a situation analysis, defining clear goals, planning action, and monitoring the process and outcomes of the strategy
  • Coordinate messaging and framing of CURYJ’s local, regional, and statewide campaigns
  • Document CURYJ history, ongoing accomplishments and develop materials targeting different audiences
  • Co-create annual report in conjunction with Director of Development and Executive Director
  • Create messaging for long-term vision based on our strategic plan
  • Create messaging for the ecosystem of our current work
  • Create content for program brochures and coordinate printing and distribution plan
  • Work with staff, youth and consultants to create annual communications plan and take lead on implementing and managing the plan
  • Support leadership team with creating and maintaining system for internal communications
  • Manage the training of staff to develop technical skills related to the communications plan
  • Organize communications, messaging and digital media training as needed
  • Coordinate speaking engagements and ensure staff and youth are properly prepared
  • Manage social media accounts
  • Coordinate public relations efforts

Experience preferred:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience in digital organizing, social media, blogs, text, SMS, and web based outreach
  • Experience with design programs and basic layout skills
  • Experience in crafting and implementing media strategies for campaigns
  • Be a self-starter and team player
  • Have a strong political understanding of racial, juvenile and criminal injustice
  • Understanding of Oakland and the broader Alameda County
  • Understanding of California policies that have criminalized communities of color
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people

Compensation and Benefits:
This position is full-time exempt. Compensation is depending upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides a generous benefits package, an excellent working environment that encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work.

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to tgarcia@curyj.org. The position is open until filled.

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.

 

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Leadership Development Program Manager

The mission of CURYJ (“Courage”) is to end cycles of violence and poverty by uplifting young people of color that have been impacted by incarceration. CURYJ believes youth and 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 Leadership Development Program Manager will be responsible for the management and development of Homies 4 Justice Internship Program (H4J) and the successful integration of organizing and policy campaigns, Aztlan Beautification Movement, and our Social Enterprise (La Cultura Cura Café). The Leadership Development Program Manager will ensure seamless integration and alignment of; planning, team coordination, leadership development, program delivery, and evaluation. In this role, the Leadership Development Program Manager will manage the staff and be responsible for supporting the day-to-day program needs, funding contracts, grant reporting, and internal program structure.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct Program Management and Support (60%)
-Execute new H4J cohort and ensure it runs as a yearlong program.
-Provide mentorship and support to young adult facilitators.
-Support all youth at CURYJ by being a positive adult ally.
-Participate in planning and work all CURYJ events.
-Attend all required staff meetings, trainings, and events. Arrive on time!
-Work with CURYJ Leadership Team to set annual goals and benchmarks.
-Help organize and facilitate “edu-tainment” events to share the creative work of CURYJ youth.
-Facilitate H4J team meetings.
-Identify, organize, maintain and disseminate information on leadership development opportunities
-Conduct outreach to community partners, schools, local agencies and 
systems as needed.
-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
-Ensure that all curriculum is engaging for youth, culturally rooted, justice-oriented, Healing-informed, and integrated with other CURYJ programs.
-Maintain a table of contents for all trainings and workshops.Team Management and Development (20%)
-Work closely with CURYJ Leadership Team to identify training and support needs of youth.
-Implement a professional development program to address experience and skills gaps.
-Instill a sense of accountability and team building by modeling time management, and professional conduct.Admin (20%)
-Provide weekly supervision to program facilitators and monthly supervision to youth interns.
-Support data collection and program evaluation efforts by ensuring that all workshop attendance, participant evaluations, and other required CURYJ staff and independent contractors are collecting documentation.
-Manage H4J data collection and implementation into Salesforce database
-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 teamQualifications:
-3-5 years of directly applicable experience with a community organization.
-Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training
-3 years experience in supervising and training a team of young adults
-Ability to manage multiple projects and stay accountable to individual and teamwork plans and goals.
-Commitment to social and youth justice movements.
-Ability to balance irregular schedules with evening, weekend, and holiday work, with periods of rest and reflection.
-Valid driver’s license
-Excellent writing skills, energetic, innovative and motivating
-Political understanding of Oakland and East Bay cities.
-Experience working with low-income communities of color and formerly incarcerated people.

Compensation: Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides a generous benefits package, an excellent working environment that encourages teamwork and recognizes high-quality work. Full-time position at a non-profit organization. 
How to Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to msanchez@curyj.org 
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.