Location: Remote with preference in YEF
priority states of AZ, GA, and TX. Candidates in FL, NM, LA, and MS
are encouraged to apply.
Who We Are: Led by young women of color
movement organizers, the Youth Engagement Fund (YEF) is the only
donor collaborative focused on deepening and expanding youth civic
engagement led by and for young people of color. To this end, YEF
aims to 1) increase funding support to strengthen and expand the
ecosystem of youth of color led organizations advancing civic
engagement efforts via state and national youth collaborations,
focusing on organizations in the South and Southwest, 2) support
state-based issue-based advocacy that fosters conditions for
governing power led by and for young people of color, and their
communities, and 3) direct its grants to organizations committed to
amplifying the civic participation and voting agency of young
people of color.
YEF centers youth and young adults of color 35 years old and
under, and their communities, creating intentional pathways to
dismantling structural racism and white supremacy, and engaging a
new wave of politicized young people of color that expands the
electorate and transforms American democracy. YEF’s grantmaking
principles lead through a philanthropic leadership model that: 1)
demonstrates commitment to racial equity; 2) supports the
advancement and power building of youth of color; 3) adds value to
building local infrastructure in key geographic areas with the
largest and growing numbers of communities of color including
Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, and Texas; and 4) inspires
young people to become life-long civic participants and voters by
expanding resources to the issues and efforts that are most
important to them.
Since 2007, YEF has been investing in building a culture of full
civic participation among voting-age young people to ensure that
their perspectives, issues, and solutions are part of democratic
governance. Bringing together diverse donors both institutional and
individual, working across issues, and in varied regions, YEF
enables collaborative grantmaking towards the common goals of a
more reflective and inclusive democracy. Between 2007 and 2021, YEF
provided nearly $30 million to youth engagement organizations. By
2024, YEF aims to grant $10 million annually to its movement
Position Summary: This position serves
under the supervision and guidance of the Program Officer, focused
on supporting the growth and expansion of YEF’s programming
including but not limited to youth state collaboratives, Seeds
of Power cohort, Movement Partners Resource Hub, and
grantmaking. The Program Manager will oversee YEF related
engagement in the advancement and growth of youth state
collaboratives, coordinate Seeds of Power cohort
offerings, including acting as liaison to capacity building
partners. This role will additionally support the development of
new YEF programming, the planning and execution of YEF’s grant
dockets, and assist the Program Officer with overall workplan
- Programming and Capacity
Oversee YEF movement
partnership in youth state collaboratives.
Work with youth state collaboratives,
local staff, leaders and consultants on developing and implementing
Work with Program Officer and
consultants to create materials and collateral for virtual and in
person meetings, convenings, conferences, and briefings.
In collaboration with the Program
Officer, manage YEF’s Seeds of Power cohort offerings,
track engagement, and movement partner communication.
Support Program Officer and
organizational / capacity building partners in coordinating
training and coaching offerings for Seeds of Power
Track and identify capacity building
needs and opportunities from and for movement partners.
Manage and update Movement Partners
Knowledge Hub on YEF website.
Work with Impact and Learning Analyst
to track and collect capacity building data.
Support the development and
implementation of new YEF programming and research.
- Movement Partner Support and
- Support grant docket planning and execution.
- Participate in the research and vetting of prospect movement
- Support ongoing communications with movement partners and other
audiences, including supporting timely communications in advance of
grant related timelines.
- Support digital and in-person site visits and recurring calls
with movement partners.
- Maintain up to date movement partner profiles with support
of Administrative Associate.
- Support on youth civic engagement sector-related strategy
conversations and initiatives.
- Organizational Management
- Lead regular reporting learnings and reflections from movement
partners and the field, focusing on the South and Southwest,
in partnership with the Program Officer and Impact and
- Work with other YEF staff to maintain organizational-wide work
plans and outcomes.
- Contribute and participate in the implementation of YEF’s
Skills and Qualifications
Commitment to the Youth Engagement
Fund’s vision, including the practice of grants management as
well as effective grantee engagement to advance our mission.
Experience in social justice
movements (youth and civic engagement / electoral preferred).
Knowledge of race, class, gender lens
and experience using it in verbal and written
Experience leading youth and/or
people of color centered programs that include multiple
affiliates/organizations, and rely on the participation of
Excellent team building and
Ability to work independently and to
work as part of a collaborative and highly relational team.
Self-motivated and a team
Ability to work in a shifting and
Experience with project management
software is a plus (GSuite, Submittable, Zoom, AirTable, Microsoft
Highly relational, positive and
energetic outlook, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to
effectively and professionally communicate with a diverse range of
Experience in deep engagement with
donors, philanthropic and organizational partners, and coalition
A core strength in advanced
listening, translation, and problem-solving skills.
Proven ability to exercise sound
judgment and work independently on complex initiatives.
Ability to travel, including
overnight. Travel is contingent upon following COVID-19 health
protocols and advisories.
Compensation: Full-time exempt. Salary range is
$65,000 – $75,000 commensurate with experience. A competitive
benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and life
insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays, and generous
vacation and sick time. Opportunities for additional training and
advancement are available.
To Apply Please send a cover letter (max 2
pages) and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line “PROGRAM MANAGER 2022 - FULL NAME.”
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position
Equal Employment Opportunity: The Youth
Engagement Fund is a fiscally sponsored project of NEO
Philanthropy. NEO Philanthropy is an equal opportunity employer. We
consider applicants for all positions without regard to race,
color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability,
marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally
The Youth Engagement Fund is committed to economic,
racial and social justice. We aim to attract, develop and
retain exceptional people, and to create a work environment that is
dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our
potential. Women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and
members of other historically disenfranchised populations are
strongly encouraged to apply.