South Bay Youth Changemakers builds Asian American youth power by developing young leaders who organize for a more just and sustainable society. We strive to transform economic and social institutions to prioritize people over profit and shape our communities according to our collective needs and values. South Bay Youth Changemakers is a fiscally sponsored project of Chinese Progressive Association.
Basebuilding and Leadership Development: SBYC is building a diverse base of progressive Asian American youth leaders across South Bay neighborhoods to have the skills and knowledge to drive our distributed organizing model.
Campaigns: SBYC is organizing powerful youth-led campaigns pushing for systemic policy change, through youth participatory action research and integrated voter engagement.
Cultural Strategy: SBYC works to shift Silicon Valley’s Asian American narratives away from the model minority myth to center the invisibilized experiences: youth, immigrant, LGBT+, working class, non East Asian, caste-oppressed.
SBYC is an organization committed to being uncompromising in our values. Our core values are:
Being our full selves
Building interdependent social justice movements
Centering youth leadership
Building strategically towards social justice
Experimentation to create new possibilities
After establishing our foundation over the past 3 years, SBYC is entering the next phase of growth and focusing on implementing our strategy. We are growing our staff team from 3 members to 4 members. We are looking to bring in team members who are committed to co-creating and implementing SBYC’s strategy.
SBYC is seeking a new Co-Director to join our current Co-Director in leading SBYC into our next phase of growth. SBYC seeks a passionate, collaborative leader with a commitment to building youth organizing and movement infrastructure in the South Bay. The two Co-Directors work in a mutual supervision relationship to lead the strategy, organizational development, and operations of SBYC for the long haul ahead.
The following responsibilities are distributed within the Co-Director team, and can be distributed according to respective strengths and interests. The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Fund Development (45%): Develop and implement fund development strategy, including relationship building with foundations, individual donors, and major donors. Oversees grant writing and reporting.
Organizational Development and Supervision (15-25%): Build up organizational culture, processes, systems that empower the organization to more effectively and sustainably implement our strategy. Supervises Lead Youth Organizers and manages staff development across the organization.
Strategy and Leadership (10-20%): Provide leadership and vision to advance SBYC’s mission, strategic plan, and milestones. Leads annual planning process and development of work plans that align with strategy.
Movement Building (10%): Serve as lead representative and spokesperson for SBYC in building relationships with coalitions/alliances, movement partners, and community members. Proactively adapts SBYC’s work and strategy in the context and needs of the larger movement ecosystem.
Budget and Finance (10%): Conduct financial planning and oversight to ensure fiscal sustainability. Develop the annual operating budget and frequently monitors financial statements.
The ideal candidate will have many of the following:
3+ years relevant experience in organizing or movement work
2+ years experience with supervision and management of a team
Experience in one or more of the following areas: fund development, communications, operations
Able to manage multiple areas of responsibility with efficiency. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new challenges. Readily develops solutions to address emergent challenges.
Adaptive to the evolving needs of the organization and grounds the day-to-day operation of the organization in the longer term vision and strategy.
Willingness to invest in personal transformation through conflict, feedback, accountability, asking for help, principled struggle, etc.
Strong commitment to political and personal development of young people
Holds social justice and organizing with a bigger picture orientation to movement building
Work Environment / Physical Demands
This position is hybrid remote, with the option to work remotely or in-person, with required in-person work a few times a month in Santa Clara County.
This position will require the ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and occasional weekends.
This position requires working remotely with a computer, a phone, and reliable internet, including sitting / standing at a desk for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds; the ability to see or read a computer screen and printed material; the ability to speak clearly and in audible tones on the phone and in-person and be understood by others; and the ability to hear and understand speech, including on the phone with or without reasonable accommodation.
Given the auto-centric nature of Santa Clara County, the ability to drive and access to a car is strongly preferred.
Note: SBYC follows a 32-hour work-week instead of the traditional 40-hour work-week to support our sustainability and effectiveness.
This position works 32 hours per week. This position has an estimated salary range of $66,000 - $70,000, depending on experience. This position is non-exempt. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, and a generous paid time off schedule.
The ideal start date is January 2024.
How to Apply
Submit resume and cover letter through this job portal. Applications will be reviewed as received until December 4th.
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