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Young Invincibles

Northeast Director

Regional – New York, New York
Department Regional
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

About Young Invincibles:

Young Invincibles (“YI”) is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization working to expand economic opportunity for young people ages 18 to 34 and to amplify their voices in the national political conversation and policy arena. Founded by and for young adults in the summer of 2009 during the debate over health care reform, YI has quickly grown into a leading voice for young people on the issues of healthcare, higher education, pathways to jobs/workforce and civic engagement. The organization has achieved major successes in areas ranging from the regulation of college health plans to Pell grants and has successfully engaged hundreds of thousands of young adults online through a network of over 100 partner organizations. Our regional offices (California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, and Texas) have increased grant aid for low-income college students, expanded funding for community colleges, and ensured undocumented students can access in-state tuition.

Position Description

Young Invincibles (YI) seeks a Northeast Director to lead our New York operations headquartered in New York City. The Director manages the policy and advocacy, young adult engagement, communications, consumer education, and development work of the office, helping to build YI’s impact in the region and in alignment with YI’s overall goals. She or he is also part of Young Invincibles’ national management team, guiding organizational strategy and priorities.

The ideal candidate has outstanding leadership ability, communication skills, and political instincts. She or he must be entrepreneurial, a great team player, and passionate about changing the world. The Northeast Director also must be a supportive manager who can grow a team of passionate staff members to advance the mission and sustain the organization. The position is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in making a real impact and developing a growing nonprofit office.

Position reports to Sr. Director of Program

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Support a small, growing team of passionate, energetic staff members to craft a vision for YI’s impact in the region that is aligned with the organizational strategy identified in the YI’s three-year strategic roadmap.
  • Campaign Management: In consultation with national office staff, identify opportunities and then build and implement local policy, advocacy, and communications campaigns around health care, higher education, workforce, and financial security, and civic engagement; implement YI’s national campaigns at the regional level, with a focus on New York. Understand the political dynamics of the region and the state.
  • Fundraising: In partnership with the Senior Director of Development, lead all local fundraising efforts.
  • External Relations: Manage and develop long-term strategic relationships that can support our programs and mission with non-profits, government, foundations, and the private sector.
  • Media: Act as a spokesperson for Young Invincibles in the media and at public speaking appearances in the region and occasionally on the national level.
  • Organizational Development: Work with YI’s national management team to develop the long-term vision of the organization, help shape internal processes and strategies to improve our work and organization, and implement them across the organization.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 to 8 years of experience in policy, advocacy, or legislative work. 
  • Outstanding leadership ability and political instincts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications ability, including strong policy writing and grant writing skills.
  • Campaign or program management experience. 
  • Understanding of New York state and New York City political landscape.
  • Strong fundraising instincts and ability to present a concept or campaign in a compelling way. 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to launch new programs from the ground up.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with a diverse range of individuals with varied life experiences, political views, and backgrounds. 
  • Supportive management style, with a demonstrated ability to grow team members to take on greater leadership roles, and strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong understanding of the political process, and how organizing, policy, and communications can work together to move an agenda. 
  • Solutions-oriented attitude, entrepreneurial work ethic, passion for the mission.
  • Understanding of New York funding landscape and fundraising experience preferred.

Benefits:

Competitive salary based on relative experience. YI will provide salary information to applicants invited for the first round of interviews. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, & vision coverage, company funded HRA plan; 401K retirement, life insurance, generous vacation, etc.

How to Apply:

To apply, please complete the job application on the Young Invincibles job page.

Applicants will need to provide the following documents and information through the online portal.

  • Cover letter to the attention of Aylia Naqvi, Director of Human Resources and Operations, explaining how your qualifications match the needs of the position and your interest in Young Invincibles. 
  • Current Resume 
  • Any salary requirement
  • Three references, including at least one former supervisor. (YI will not contact references without first checking with the applicant.) 

Young Invincibles is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. YI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Regional
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
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