Do you have a deep understanding of the criminal, social, and gender justice spaces across California? Are you passionate about creating system change and supporting the power and leadership of cis and trans young women, trans young men, and gender-expansive youth who have been directly impacted by systems?  We are looking for you! Check out our open roles and apply now to join our team of directly impacted cis and trans women and young women, trans men and young men, and gender-expansive leaders.

We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. YWFC does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Program Manager – Los Angeles

The Program Manager is part of a growing and dynamic team of leaders in LA and primarily responsible for guiding the Siblings on the Rise Internship in reaching its programmatic goals. The Program Manager will work directly with justice-involved cis and trans young women and girls, trans young men and boys, and gender-expansive youth in LA to develop their leadership skills, critical thinking, and engage interns in YWFC’s advocacy, organizing, and policy work. The Program Manager plays a key role in developing relationships with potential partners, engaging youth program participants, and ensuring the successful delivery of all community-based programs and fulfillment of annual, collaborative, and programmatic goals. The Program Manager is part of the organization’s operational and administrative team and they will work closely with the Deputy Director and Operations Manager to oversee the operational management of programming and services.

Organizer – Los Angeles

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.

Social Media Associate – Los Angeles

The social media associate reports directly to the Director of Communications and partners with teams across all departments and sites to develop content plans, produce content, and plan and execute social media campaigns. This person will be in charge of community management across YWFC platforms, and report engagement stats monthly and as required post campaigns. Like all members of the Young Women’s Freedom Center team, the Social Media Associate will believe in the expertise of directly impacted people to identify and lead the change needed to support true and transformative justice. This person will have a deep understanding of the criminal, social, and gender justice spaces across California and apply that knowledge to developing actionable and targeted communications strategies, as well as guide tactical implementation to achieve our goal of decarcerating and decriminalizing all cis and trans women and young women, trans men and young men, and gender-expansive people in California.

Self-determination Life Coach – Santa Clara County

The Self-Determination Life Coach role is grounded in YWFC’s approach to personal and structural transformation and is guided by the organization’s guiding principles of Sisterhood/Siblinghood, Self-Sufficiency, Spirituality, and Social Justice The Self-Determination Life Coach works to ensure that participants of YWFC’s programs have the support, resources, access, and advocacy needed to support them in their healing journey. The Self Determination Coordinator works closely with Youth Advocates and Community Organizers and program participants, playing a critical role in supporting young cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive youth in finding their voice, building self-determination, and in engaging young women in the work.  

Program Coordinator – Santa Clara County

The Program Coordinator is part of a growing and dynamic team of leaders in SCC and primarily responsible for guiding the Siblings on the Rise Internship in reaching its programmatic goals. The Program Coordinator will work directly with justice-involved cis and trans women and girls, trans men and boys, and gender-expansive youth in SCC to develop their leadership skills, critical thinking, and engage interns in YWFC’s advocacy, organizing, and policy work. The Program Coordinator plays a key role in developing relationships with potential partners, engaging youth program participants, and ensuring the successful delivery of all community-based programs and fulfillment of annual, collaborative, and programmatic goals. The Program Coordinator is part of the organization’s operational and administrative team and they will work closely with the Deputy Director and Operations Manager to oversee the operational management of YWFC SCC facilities, programming and services, and operational needs of the SCC office.