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 28 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 in Nubian Square, Roxbury, 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 through the use of technology.  A free drop-in program, The Flagship Clubhouse engages youth in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) activities in ways that are relevant and meaningful to them. It also serves as a model and “Flagship” site for the international Clubhouse community.

Summary Statement:

The Clubhouse Network Program Manager will design and launch the new Youth Activism and Advocacy program, assisting Clubhouses in empowering young people to think critically about social justice issues and create change in their communities. The Program Manager will identify and develop political education resources to help young people gain the skills and analysis to address community problems and create positive solutions. They will also manage and oversee a grant selection and allocation process to identify sites participating in the program. Once projects begin at select Clubhouses, the Program Manager will provide technical assistance and support sharing best practices from sites to create a community of practice. This will advance the collective knowledge gained by youth-driven advocacy and amplify young people’s abilities to build a brighter future.

Additionally, the Program Manager will take on the role of geographic liaison to support 15-20 community-based Clubhouses in a specific region. In this role, they will ensure each site has the support it needs to meet the Clubhouse learning model’s quality standards and provide guidance as needed.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

60% Youth Activism and Advocacy Program

  • Manage the grant process. This includes:
    • Leading the grantee selection process.
    • Managing quarterly progress check-ins with individual grantees.
    • Writing a final report at the end of the grant cycle.
  • Identify and design social justice resources and materials that address systemic racism and other forms of oppression to support Clubhouse staff, mentors, and youth in planning and developing youth advocacy and activism campaigns.
  • Cultivate and oversee a community of youth-driven activism across the Clubhouse Network and foster partnerships with other organizations engaged in this work.

30% Geographic Liaison

  • 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.
  • Monthly calls to check in with Coordinators and build community.
  • Provide programmatic, administrative, and youth services support to new Clubhouses to ensure a robust start-up process and successful launch.

5% Support in Network-wide programming and events

  • Perform other work-related duties as required. (Example: Support at Annual Conference and Teen Summit).

5% Perform other work-related tasks as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience with community-based organizations, non-profit educational programs reaching youth from under-served communities.
  • Project management experience managing multiple project components with overlapping deadlines, on-time, and on-budget.
  • Experience with community organizing, particularly helping young people explore systemic problems and helping adults support youth organizing
  • Evidence of commitment to Clubhouse’s mission, including youth leadership, youth development, social, economic, and racial justice.
  • Knowledge of traditions and community standards and practices across multiple cultures.
  • Experience developing and delivering training materials and workshops.
  • Excellent team-building, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Spanish and/or other foreign languages desirable.

Questions to consider if interested in this role:

  • Are you interested in social justice in the context of a global community?
  • Are you interested in developing resources to support young people
  • Are you committed to developing a program with an anti-racist lens?
  • Do you understand intersectionality as it applies to marginalized communities?
  • Do you know how to engage with people in different stages of their social justice learning?
  • Are you able to engage with people from different cultural backgrounds?
  • Do you have experience in developing the leadership of adults and young people?

Work Schedule/Location:

This position is full-time, 40 hrs/week, Monday – Friday.
Some travel is required.
Candidates located in the Northeast preferred; all candidates will be considered.

Reports To:
Associate Director for Inclusion and Engagement, The Clubhouse Network

Starting Salary:
Exempt (Salaried). $58,000 – $62,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

Benefits:

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.

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 jobs@theclubhousenetwork.org.
No phone inquiries, please.