The Organizer plays a critical role in leading YWFC’s base-building work focusing primarily on strategies to engage and build a base of cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive* youth of color who have lived and worked on the streets and or been involved in the system. The Organizer plays a key role in developing and maintaining strong ties to YWFC’s base in the community, building the leadership and organizing skills of all youth, developing and implementing strategies for engagement through building partnerships to advance local campaign work. They are responsible for ensuring YWFC’s advocacy and organizing strategies are furthering the mission of the organization, are strategically aligned with annual and long-term goals, ensuring that staff have the resources and training needed to actively support in advancing local campaign work. The Organizer works closely with the Statewide Leadership Team, including Executive Director, Policy Director and Deputy Director, other site-based Organizers, and the LA Team.
About YWFC LA:
For over 27 years, YWFC has engaged with over 40,000 cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive youth and invested in the leadership and power of youth of color who have been disproportionately affected by various systems in the Bay Area. YWFC engagement supports a movement towards systems change through the decriminalization and decarceration of young people. Three years ago, YWFC expanded engagement in Los Angeles County with a commitment to invest in the leadership pipeline of youth directly impacted to lead work to decriminalize and decarcerate youth in LA County.
We are growing our team in LA and we are looking for talented individuals who believe and are deeply committed to our mission, the growth of the LA site, and investment in the leadership development of youth in the community.
Skills, Knowledge, and Qualities:
- At least two years of organizing, outreach and facilitation of youth program coordination/management experience
- Exceptional organizational, attention to detail and administrative skills (Proficiency with Google Suites, calendaring, confirming facilitators, youth have adequate transportation, etc.)
- Clear, direct, and diplomatic communication skills, and the ability to empower and communicate with youth and adults from a variety of backgrounds, in person, over the phone, and via email
- Familiarity with the Juvenile justice system, criminal justice system, and the foster care system.
- Familiar with the Los Angeles socio-political landscape and youth service providers, and passionate about youth, community development, issues of youth leadership
- Experience or interest in working with directly impacted youth, and commitment and passion for supporting their power and leadership
- Capacity to build safe working relationships with youth, that are supportive and build trust and self-determination, and don’t replicate harmful system power dynamics
Please send your resume and a thoughtful, one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “Organizer LA_(LastName)”
Deadline: October 1, 2021
We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. Young Women’s Freedom Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every candidate. We do review every submission carefully and we will contact those who we’d like to interview.
Position Title: Organizer
Program: Site-Based Organizing and Advocacy
Work location: LA Office
Reports to: LA Site Director
Classification: Full-time (1 FTE), 40 hours/week, permanent, Non-Exempt
Compensation: $23.00-$25.00/hour (commensurate with experience)