NCAAT is seeking a full-time Head of Youth Engagement to execute our student engagement efforts across NC. The candidate should have a deep commitment to youth empowerment, racial justice and equity, and relationship building.
Status: Full time, exempt
Salary Range: $50,000 – 60,000
Experience Requirements: Minimum one year in a relevant position
Location: Main office in Raleigh, the position requires occasional travel across the Triangle and other parts of North Carolina
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to start as soon as possible.
About the organizations: North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a 501c(3) nonprofit committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian American communities and allies in NC through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation. NCAAT in Action is a 501c(4) created to build political power among Asian Americans through voter education and progressive advocacy.
Between 2000 and 2016, North Carolina’s Asian American population grew by 144 percent — the fastest rate among Southern states and the second-fastest in the country.
Our youth program works across high school and college campuses to empower students, increase civic engagement, and be a resource for the growing Asian American student population. We have hosted educational workshops, voter registration drives, leadership development initiatives, and provided over $2,000 for youth and youth-led projects in our network.
NCAAT and NCAAT in Action offer full-time employees health, dental, and vision insurance benefits, paid time off for vacations, and sick leave. In order to help employees maintain a reasonable work schedule, we offer flextime on Friday afternoons, with the occasional opportunity to remote work with respect to the scope and needs of individual work and projects. Additionally, to support the professional development goals of our employees we offer a yearly $500 professional development stipend; $450 stipend towards an Asian language course; and ongoing training opportunities.
- Direct Youth Engagement (20%)
- Engage often with high school and college youth at events
- Build strong working relationships with high school and college staff and faculty
- Education and Leadership Development (30%)
- Plan and execute multi-day leadership development workshops for students
- Oversee NCAAT’s youth policy priorities including week-of-action workshops and mobilizations
- Build relationships with partner organizations for collaboration
- Oversee NCAAT’s internal internship program
- Program Management (50%)
- Create and manage creative and innovative engagement, voter outreach, and education programs for students
- Create and implement short-term and long-term strategic youth engagement plans
- Represent NCAAT’s programs to funders, partners, and allied organizations
- Hire and supervise youth engagement staff
- Create, manage, and consistently adapt NCAAT’s Youth program protocols, such as youth onboarding policies, safeguarding policies and best practices
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity
- 1-2 years of experience working directly with students and student advocacy
- Experience with voter engagement work, ideally with nontraditional audiences
- Experience with voter outreach and organizing tools such as VAN, texting, Reach, etc.
- Detail-oriented and able to adapt to new work styles and environments
- Strong team management experience
- Willingness to work non-traditional hours
- Driver’s license and reliable access to a car
- Basic skills in any Asian language is a plus, but is not required
Application Process: Apply now by answering the questions and uploading your resume via this application link. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please do not send your application materials by email. If your qualifications fit the specifications of the position, we will reach out about next steps.
NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.