Overview

Senior Youth Engagement Manager 

 

Status: Full-time, exempt

Salary Band: $76,500- $81,000 with Benefits

Location:  Main office in Raleigh, NC; position is hybrid (3 days in office and 2 WFH), MUST be local or intend on moving to the area to be considered; requires occasional travel across the Triangle and other parts of the state.

 

Application Deadline: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with interviews beginning in January 2024. The ideal candidate will be able to start in February or early March of 2024.

 

About the organizations:

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all over fostering community among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and allies in NC through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation.

 

NCAAT in Action (NCAATIA) is committed to supporting equity and justice for all by building political power among Asian Americans and allies in North Carolina through voter education, progressive advocacy, and leadership development.

 

Benefits:

NCAAT and NCAAT in Action offer full-time employees health, dental, and vision insurance benefits, paid time off for vacations, and sick leave as well as an option to join our 401k plan to assist in saving for retirement. In order to help employees maintain a reasonable work schedule, we offer flextime on Friday afternoons, with the occasional opportunity to remote work with respect to the scope and needs of individual work and projects. Additionally, to support the professional development goals of our employees we offer a yearly $500 professional development stipend; $450 stipend towards an Asian language course; and ongoing training opportunities.

 

About the position:

NCAAT is seeking a Senior Youth Engagement Manager to lead our youth work with high school and college-aged youth around NC. Our youth program works across high school and college campuses to empower students, increase civic engagement, and be a resource for the growing Asian American student population. Our work includes our flagship leadership programs, Youth Leadership Institute and Youth Leadership Summit, as well as year-round youth voter education and politicial education opportunities including internships.

 

The ideal candidate has experience managing and running programs youth programs, overseeing staff and interns, and should have a deep commitment to youth empowerment, racial justice and equity, civic engagement, and relationship building. The Senior Youth Engagement Manager will report to the Program Director.

 

 

Responsibilities:

Own and oversee all of NCAAT/IA’s Youth Engagement ProgramEngage often with high school and college youth at events
Build strong working relationships with high school and college staff and faculty
Manage and direct a robust youth program where youth feel empowered and nurtured
Oversee NCAAT’s youth policy priorities including creating politics-oriented workshops and mobilizations
Build relationships with partner organizations for collaboration
Manage Youth Engagement Staff and PoliciesProvide proper oversight and controls for staff managing youth volunteers, YAMS, and interns/fellows
Provide feedback, and performance improvement plans as needed in constant communication with Program Director
Create, manage, and consistently adapt NCAAT’s Youth program protocols, such as youth onboarding policies, safeguarding policies and best practices Monitor changes in other organization’s youth policies and national trends
Create an annual youth engagement plan for NCAAT/IAOversee and approve all plans put forth by Youth team members, with feedback and input from department director
Create and manage creative and innovative engagement, voter outreach, and education programs for students
Create and implement short-term and long-term strategic youth engagement plans, proposing new ideas and strategies for feedback to supervisor as applicable
Hire and supervise youth engagement staff
Manage our yearly Youth Leadership Institute and Youth Leadership SummitPlan the summer Youth Leadership Institute, creating a full 3-day program for high-school students with workshops, speakers and enriching activities
Work with youth engagement coordinator to plan and execute a 1-day Youth Leadership Summit with workshops, speakers and create relevant, engaging content
Lead the youth engagement team in implementing both leadership programs by overseeing the vision, guiding collaboration, delegating tasks and ensuring timely completion
Own and manage our Asian Student Organizing Network (ASON) program Recruit Asian student-led organizations to apply to our ASON program aimed to increase Asian student organzing, dialogue and opportunity sharing through mini-grants, civic engagement opportunities and youth support
Lead the ASON application process, determining appropriate criteria for acceptance
Oversee contracts and relationships each ASON group member, supporting each group to ensure completion of their commitments and disbursement of stipends
Facilitate ASON group meetings and educational workshops
Own and manage our internal internship and fellowship programs Recruit, interview, and hire part-time interns and fellow
Serve as our fellow and interns’ direct supervisor including providing weekly 1:1s, and delegating work, while providing feedback and being comfortable offering mentorship
Create and lead weekly internship and fellowship check-ins and programming to foster an inclusive and enriching learning environment for cohorts
Support intern personal projects, offering guidance throughout the planning and implementation process
Strategic planning in partnership with the Programs Director Serve as a thought partner to our Programs Director, helping plan and execute one-year visions for the youth work
Help develop the 2025 Youth Engagement plan
Support and act as a representative to funders, partners, and allied organizations and at conferences on behalf of our youth work
Supervise and manage members of the Youth Engagement Team Supervisees include the Youth Engagement Coordinator and all our youth engagement interns or potential youth fellows
Provide and receive constructive feedback in weekly check-ins and oversee the day-to-day progress of supervisees
Help facilitate professional development opportunities for team members
Lead by example, setting high standards for communication strategies, creativity, and project execution within the team
Cultivate an inclusive and culturally competent team environment
Support and guide the Youth Engagement Coordinator throughout the planning and implementation of the spring Youth Leadership Summit, Youth HOPE, Youth Ambassador program, and any other projects they own
Oversee Youth Engagement team to implement youth AAPI voter registration drives to fulfill goals as assigned by the Voter Engagement teamRecruit and coordinate with ASON members to host voter registration drives and class raps
Support the Youth Engagement coordinator with outreach and coordination
Attend youth AAPI voter registration drives
Recruit AAPI youth to participate in NVRD and other voter engagement activities throughout the year
Core Competencies:

Experience working directly with students and student advocacy
Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity
Supervisory experience and ability to lead a small team
Experience with voter engagement work, ideally with youth
Experience with voter outreach methods and organizing tools such as VAN, phone banking, texting, relational organizing, etc.
Detail-oriented and able to adapt to new work styles and environments
Strong team management experience
Willingness to work non-traditional hours including weekends and evenings during election season
Driver’s license and reliable access to a car
Demonstrated interest in political and civic engagement
Nice to have – Basic skills in any Asian language

 

 

NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.