The Oakland-based Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment supports community driven action for the environment, community health, and people’s rights. Our New Voices Are Rising program engages high school students from Oakland’s most impacted neighborhoods, encouraging youth to step forward as a new generation of environmental justice leaders. Each year our Summer Climate Justice Leadership Academy provides intensive training for 16 students; and our school year Fellowship program engages 3-5 high school student Fellows in organizing, research and outreach projects around climate justice and environmental equity. Staff and Fellows also lead workshops and service activities on high school campuses and in the broader community.
The Program Director is the lead staff person for the New Voices Are Rising program. They spearhead a collaborative process to shape the long range vision for the program; set the program’s goals for youth leadership development and advancing environmental justice; secure program funding; maintain partnerships with funders, community partners, and government officials; and coordinate the overall management of the program, including direct supervision of one full-time staff member.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is deeply committed to, and experienced in, youth development, community-driven work, environmental justice education and advocacy. They are comfortable working with youth of color from Oakland, including queer youth, and passionate about encouraging young people to step forward as community leaders. They are a strong writer with experience in nonprofit fundraising, particularly government grant writing and reporting. They have strong project management skills, and experience with program planning, assessment, and managing complex grant contracts. The ideal candidate is excited to work collaboratively with other staff, community members and students to set the overall program direction, and vision.
We encourage candidates to apply who were born and raised in Oakland, and who are comfortable conversing in Spanish. We also strongly encourage people of color to apply, as well as candidates who identify as women, femme, non-binary, or LGBTQ+.
Duties and Responsibilities
For further detail on Duties and Responsibilities please see the job description posted on our website.
Salary, Hours, and Benefits
Full-time, exempt, at-will position, starting annual salary in the range of $52,000 - $65,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include fully paid platinum-rated health insurance (medical/dental/vision); sick leave which exceeds California standards; generous vacation and paid holidays; FSA and matched 401k; plus sabbatical and professional development opportunities. General Rose Foundation office hours are 9:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, but schedule is flexible and hours fluctuate to accommodate program activities.
How to Apply
Please send 1) a resume, 2) a letter that specifically discusses why you want this job and how your education and past experience make you an excellent fit for this position, and 3) a writing sample which illustrates your grantwriting and/or impact evaluation skills to: . Please write “New Voices Are Rising Program Director” in the subject line of your email, and include how you learned about the position in your application. Applicants will be acknowledged via email. No phone calls or mailed applications, please. Applications must be received by December 16, 2019..
The Rose Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity. Our office is in a commuter-friendly location five blocks from Lake Merritt BART; located near Jack London Amtrak, AC Transit including the 72R, 12, and Broadway Free Shuttle, and Oakland’s network of bike lanes.
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