Interested in youth, social justice, and global community?
About The Clubhouse Network:
The Clubhouse Network, headquartered in Nubian Square, Roxbury, is a global community of more than 100 Clubhouse locations in 21 countries. Founded 27 years ago in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab, The Clubhouse Network supports community-based Clubhouses around the world by providing start-up support, professional development, new technology innovations, evaluation and assessment, partnership opportunities, and access to an online community for youth, mentors, and staff. The Clubhouse Network also operates the Flagship Clubhouse, a creative out-of-school learning environment where teens work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves using technology.
The Clubhouse Network Social Justice Program Manager will support Clubhouses in helping young people combat racism and other forms of systemic oppression in their communities through designing and launching a new Youth Activism and Advocacy program across the Network. The Program Manager will identify and develop resources on political education, anti-oppression, and community organizing to help young people gain the skills and analysis they need to address community problems and create positive solutions. Once projects begin at select Clubhouses, the Program Manager will share best practices from sites to create a community of practice that advances the collective knowledge gained by youth-driven advocacy and amplifies the ability young people possess to build a brighter future.
Additionally, the Program Manager will support 15-20 community-based Clubhouses in a specific region, ensuring each site has the support it needs to meet quality standards of the Clubhouse learning model, and providing guidance as needed.
- Identify and design social justice resources and materials that address systemic racism and other forms of oppression that will support Clubhouse staff, mentors, and youth in planning and developing youth advocacy and activism campaigns.
- Design and administer the grant selection and allocation process for The Activism and Advocacy Project.
- Cultivate and oversee a community of practice on youth-driven activism across the Clubhouse Network, and foster partnerships with other organizations engaged in this work.
- Support approximately 15-20 community-based Clubhouses in a specific region, ensuring each site has the support it needs to meet quality standards of the Clubhouse learning model, providing guidance through transitions at times of organizational change, and facilitating the sharing of best practices and community-building across the region.
- Provide programmatic, administrative, and youth services support to new Clubhouses to ensure a strong start-up process and successful launch.
- Perform other work-related duties as required.
Required Skills and Experience:
- 3-4 years of experience with community-based organizations, non-profit educational programs reaching youth from under-served communities.
- Experience with community organizing, particularly helping young people explore systemic problems and helping adults support youth organizing.
- Evidence of commitment to Clubhouse mission, including youth leadership, youth development, social, economic and racial justice.
- Knowledge of traditions and community standards and practices across multiple cultures.
- Project management experience managing multiple project components with overlapping deadlines, on-time and on-budget.
- Experience developing and delivering training materials and workshops.
- Excellent team-building and communication skills.
- Spanish and/or other foreign language desirable.
This position is full-time, 40 hrs/week, Monday – Friday.
Some travel required.
Associate Director for Inclusion and Engagement, The Clubhouse Network
Exempt (Salaried). $58,000 – $62,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, and savings plan, professional development, direct deposit, and much more!
The Clubhouse Network is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity. The Clubhouse Network actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone inquiries, please.