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Young Invincibles

Southern Program Manager

Regional – Austin, Texas
Department Regional
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

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 :

The Program Manager (“Manager”) will be responsible for supporting projects within the Southern

Office. YI pushes for policy change across a range of our issue areas, through a mix of policy advocacy,

consumer education, youth engagement, and strategic communications. The Manager will work across

all issue areas and functions to support the office’s programs and activities in accordance with YI’s

mission and strategic direction. The position will play a supporting role in the design, planning, and

implementation of activities to achieve programmatic goals and outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have research, policy, constituent engagement, and training expertise, and will

possess the ability to translate complex policy information into consumer-friendly plain language. The

The manager will be responsible for researching and synthesizing legislation and administrative rules,

facilitating and coordinating events to engage policymakers, stakeholders and young people, and

collaborating with our team to elevate critical content and dialogue on YI policy issues. The Manager will

support strategic partnerships, organizing, and training strategies, and drive issue campaigns for our

Southern Office. This position will work collaboratively with YI teams and external partners to advance

integrated issue campaigns, maximize outcomes, and strengthen an infrastructure conducive to greater

participation of young adults in the political process.

Supervisor: Southern Director of Young Invincibles

Specific duties include:

● Participate in the design, planning, and implementation of key activities to achieve program

goals and outcomes

● Manage various projects to provide content, analysis, facilitation and writing support

● Staff, convene and facilitate various work groups in support of youth

engagement/training/policy/advocacy efforts

● Monitor legislation and administrative rules for opportunities to provide feedback, conduct

research and analysis, and draft documents

● Support research, synthesis, and development of key learning and outcomes for both grant

reporting and communications (internal/external)

● Develop session outlines and presentation materials, coordinate outreach to stakeholders, take

notes and provide follow up

● Engage with other parts of the organization (communications, development, organizing, finance)

to ensure coordination of support functions

● Support learning activities including data collection, analysis, and reporting

● Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to identify indicators and outcomes

that inform the success and impact of activities

● Provide evidence-based insights and recommendations for enhancing the impact

● Prepare and present key findings to a variety of internal and external stakeholders

● Facilitate presentations, group discussions, and training

● Maintain daily reporting structures to track partnership-related efforts throughout the region to

ensure YI is meeting grant deliverables.

Qualifications:

● 1-3 years of training, research or policy experience or equivalent education experience

● Project management and stakeholder coordination experience

● Experience with analyzing legislation and researching and writing for a policy audience

● Ability to analyze policy and create documents communicating policy priorities

● Experience in facilitating presentations, group discussions, and training

● Strong facilitation skills - creative, energetic, and possessing a great attitude,

● Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and an entrepreneurial atmosphere

● Willingness to learn about new issue areas

● Capacity to design effective training materials

● Great internal and external communications skills

● A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

● Cultural competency working and collaborating with diverse populations

● A passion for Young Invincibles’ mission.

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
    Austin, Texas
  • Department
    Regional
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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