CURYJ is Hiring!



Homies 4 Justice Program Coordinator Job Description

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. 

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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, ages 14-18, from Oakland with opportunities to learn policy as well as organizing work and meaningfully engage in organizing their community. This position will ensure seamless integration and alignment of; program planning and reporting, team coordination, curriculum development, program delivery, and evaluation. In this role, the Program Coordinator will both 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 all facets of ongoing H4J program cohorts each year, including all program planning, coordination and delivery
  • Provide mentorship and support to young adult facilitators and program associates 
  • Provide informal life coaching support prioritizing system impacted youth based on the highest needs 
  • Attend all required staff meetings, trainings, and events 
  • Help organize and facilitate “edu-tainment” events to share the creative work of CURYJ youth 
  • Co-facilitate H4J weekly team meetings along with program associate 
  • Work closely with program associate to identify trainings and leadership opportunities for youth 
  • Develop and maintain resource binder and referral system for H4J youth 
  • Oversee and manage timelines, benchmarks, and deadlines for H4J program and youth projects 
  • Develop and maintain a program and project master 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 excellent time management skills and professional conduct at all time 

Community Outreach & Communication (20%)

  • Create and implement an outreach plan in collaboration with program associate and ensure ongoing recruitment of H4J youth 
  • Conduct community circles and other community events in support of recruitment 
  • 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 

Administration (20%)

  • Provide weekly support to program associate and monthly supervision to youth interns. 
  • Implement program evaluation from start to end of program 
  • Manage H4J data collection and implementation into required databases 
  • Manage contracts, schedules, invoices, and stipend check requests for all youth interns 
  • Manage monthly reporting, including tracking attendance and relevant activities in Cityspan and Salesforce systems 
  • Manage budget planning and monitoring with leadership team 


  • Three (3) years of direct experience coordinating and facilitating a youth program 
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training 
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends on occasion when needed 
  • Must be able to travel locally and on occasion to other parts of the state 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stay accountable to individual and team plans and goals 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and youth justice movements 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Energetic, innovative and motivating with youth 
  • Interest in gaining political understanding of Oakland and East Bay cities and intermediate experience in community organizing 
  • Experience working with low-income communities of color and/or formerly incarcerated people 

This position is exempt full-time with excellent benefits. Compensation is dependent upon experience (DOE). CURYJ provides an excellent working environment that is flexible, 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 highly encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply.


Please send a cover letter and resume to Jaynie Lara at