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Young Invincibles

Sr. Director of Regional Strategy

Regional – Washington, District of Columbia
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, with 30+ employees and an annual budget of $6.5mm, 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 health care, higher education, employment, 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 Senior Director of Regional Strategy provides high-level leadership and support for the 5 YI regional directors, ensuring each office is set up for success and has the resources and support they need.  A key part of this role includes working closely with YI’s development team and Regional Directors in building and executing regional fundraising strategies.

The Senior Director of Regional Strategy is also responsible for developing the overall strategy for our regional/state program -- as part of a holistic organizational advocacy program -- in partnership with the Regional Directors.  He/she/they will be part of Young Invincibles’ Senior Leadership Team.

The ideal candidate has outstanding management and leadership ability, communication skills, fundraising experience, and an understanding of policy and politics. The position is an excellent opportunity to hone organizational leadership skills while working with a diverse and dynamic team of leaders making a real impact locally and nationally.   

Position reports to: Deputy Executive Director

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Lead a team of passionate, energetic staff members across five states, helping to integrate regional work with other YI teams
  • Serve as key thought partner with YI development team and oversee fundraising strategy in partnership with each regional director. 
  • Lead exploration process for regional program expansion (within a state or in new states), and make clear recommendations on criteria for expansion. 
  • Support in the development of YI’s policy agenda, in collaboration with the Senior Director of External Affairs, Director of Young Adult Engagement and Advocacy, the YI policy team, and Regional Directors. 
  • In partnership with the Sr. Director of External Affairs and the Director of Young Adult Engagement and Advocacy, lead process in developing holistic program plans that are designed to forward the organization’s annual policy priorities.  
  • In partnership with YI’s Regional Directors, lead the strategic development of YI’s regional teams including organizational structure, location, recruitment, and training. 
  • Provide high-level support for regional directors program work, helping to craft YI strategy specific to each of the regions, consistent with the overall organizational strategy, and integrated with national efforts as relevant.
  • Work with YI’s management team to develop the long-term vision of the organization, strategies to improve our work and organization, and help ensure campaigns are set up for success in terms of regional integration.
  • Travel to YI regional offices will constitute an estimated 20% of the position, including overnight stays

Qualifications:

  • 7+  years of experience in organizing, policy advocacy, or legislative work. 
  • Outstanding leadership ability, management instincts, political acumen, and verbal communications ability. 
  • Experience managing full-time staff, including supervising staff in managerial roles, with demonstrated ability to grow team members to take on greater leadership roles.
  • Strong understanding of the political process, and how organizing, policy, and communications can work together to move an agenda.
  • Outstanding policy writing, grant writing, and editing skills. 
  • Proven track record of fundraising success. 
  • Solutions-oriented attitude, entrepreneurial work ethic, passion for the mission.
  • Experience with youth organizing and engagement or a cause-related activity. 
  • Experience with launching and growing a small nonprofit or regional office strongly 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
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Regional
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
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