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Youth Beat - Creative Director
The Oakland Public Education Fund

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Youth Beat - Creative Director

The Oakland Public Education Fund

Job Summary

$60k-90k per year
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 27 days ago
Job Role
Leadership, Artist Manager
Employer's Industry
Job Schedule
Evenings, Afternoons, Mornings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description


Youth Beat - Creative Director


Youth Beat Executive Director 



  • Applications accepted starting May 17, 2021
  • Hiring immediately, position open until filled. 



  • Full Time, Salaried, Exempt



  • Starting wage commensurate with experience, Salary Range: $60,000 - $90,000


  • Generous Vacation and Sick Time Accrual
  • Average of 13-15 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Sponsored 401K Plan (non-matched)



Please read the following in order to avoid application delays:
Please do not send your application directly through email.

Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews.
Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.


The Oakland Public Education Fund is the fiscal sponsor for Youth Beat. The Oakland Public Education Fund leads the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive. Teaching Artists will be employees of the Oakland Public Education Fund working at Youth Beat. . 


at KDOL-TV is a non-profit program (fiscally sponsored by the Oakland Public Education Fund) that offers free media production programs to Oakland youth. We provide hands-on training and job experience in video and music production, narrative and documentary filmmaking, photography, design and animation. We teach media to middle school and high school students with the goal of keeping them engaged in school and developing job readiness skills to pursue careers in the media industry. Our team of teaching artists, educators and producers facilitate after-school and in-school media programs at schools across the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), and produce professional videos and media for our clients.


Over the last few years we have been steadily growing Youth Beat PRO, our social enterprise media production company business, as a way to earn revenue for the organization AND to provide hands-on professional training to our youth interns, who work as members of our production crews and editing teams. To facilitate further growth of both Youth Beat PRO and the organization as a whole, we are now looking to add a dynamic Creative Director to our leadership team. . The Creative Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely at the highest levels of the organization as a core decision-maker and leader. The Creative Director will deliver high-end commercial video content, manage client relationships and direct our production teams on set and in the editing room. They will also help launch and lead our new young adult apprenticeship program, training young media entrepreneurs to work on Youth Beat PRO projects as well as preparing them for their own careers. Finally, the Creative Director will also help supplement the teaching staff for our core youth programming.  Youth Beat is a small but rapidly growing non-profit that offers tremendous room for growth. This position will play a crucial role within the organization as we grow our capacity to serve more Oakland youth. We are looking for an experienced video pro with talent, skills, and heart-- someone who is as excited about making professional creative content as they are about training and mentoring low-income, BIPOC teens and young adults. Could that person be you?


  • Manage the creative process of video production from concept to completion
  • Train and mentor Oakland youth and young adults as apprentices and interns 
  • Translate marketing objectives into clear creative strategies for clients
  • Work closely with and lead our video production teams
  • Facilitate workshops and help teach as part of our core youth education programs as needed
  • Lead and direct the creative team in the production of all marketing and promotions
  • Ensure visual communication and brand standards are met
  • Oversee client pitches and proposals
  • Oversee profitability, deliverables, timelines and budgets
  • Meet with clients to explain campaign strategies and solutions
  • Review work, troubleshoot and provide feedback to creative teams
  • Remain actively involved in hiring and training creative staff
  • Manage and cultivate the career development of staff members


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in commercial video production or creative agency work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and deliverables while interfacing with clients, youth and community members
  • Ability and passion for working to support our mission of serving diverse, underserved Oakland teenagers and young adults. 


  • Ability to move and set up professional production equipment.


The Oakland Public Education Fund is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also know that great candidates can bring skills to The Ed Fund that we haven't thought of just yet, and who won't fit everything we've described above. If this is you, don't hesitate to apply. Tell us what unique contributions you can offer. We are dedicated to improving our organization and know that part of it means to better reflect the people we serve. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Business Overview

Our Story


The Oakland Public Education Fund leads the development and investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive.


The Ed Fund is the only organization raising money for all Oakland public schools. In the last five years, we have raised over $60 million for programs that help students thrive. We put the right tools in students’ hands to give all kids the excellent education they deserve.

We support all Oakland public schools—both District-run and charter—with a focus on those furthest from opportunity, because kids who come to school with less need more.

Why Work With Us?

Comprehensive Benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick time accrual. Other potential benefits include parking, mentorship, and access to technology (i.e. laptop computer), etc.

Team Size

101+ team members


Culture & Perks

Commuter Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Parking Provided
Work From Home
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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