Development and Communications Associate

JOB LISTING: Development and Communications Associate

DEPARTMENT: DEVELOPMENT 

SUPERVISOR: Development Director

STATUS: NON-EXEMPT


About Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI):  Established in 1993, Fresh Youth Initiatives (“FYI”) empowers immigrant, first generation and bicultural youth in Washington Heights and Inwood by providing the tools they need for lifelong success. We run free afterschool, weekend, and summer programs at four sites serving 1,400 children and teens ages 4 to 18, in addition to providing in-school programming at 4 local middle schools. The importance of FYI’s mission is evident in the commitment and passion of our staff, and the children, youth, and families we serve.

FYI has an annual budget of $2.7M with 70 part-time and full-time staff members. The organization has demonstrated steady expansion in revenue and programs over the past five years, and we are poised for more growth to ensure that we meet the needs of young people in our community. Employment at FYI offers tremendous opportunities for decision-making, creativity, constructive teamwork, and growth in a supportive and positive work environment.

About the Position: The Development and Communications Associate is a key member of the development team and dedicated to the organization’s long-term sustainability. This full-time position reports to and assists the Development Director to produce communications and events that promote fundraising success and the organization’s overall position within the community.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Development:

  • Work closely with Development Director to engage existing and prospective donors through varied strategies including prospect research, solicitation and report materials, print and online communications, and fundraising events

  • Maintain fundraising calendar and database on all prospects, pending asks, results and reporting requirements

  • Manage donor administration activities, including drafting donor reports, donor database entry, updates, invitations, thank you notes, and other materials

  • Editing of fundraising materials including grant submissions and report materials, case statements, donor appeals, sponsorship proposals, and event invitations

Communications:

  • Develop and execute consistent communication to cultivate and grow donor base

  • Manage creative production and distribution of regular external emails, develop templates, manage website content (Squarespace)

  • Ensure consistent messaging and branding across all print, website, and social media channels

  • Extensive writing and editing of communications materials including annual report, brochures and other marketing collateral, e-mail blasts

  • Implement and monitor metrics and analysis of social media reach and online fundraising campaigns

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2-3 years in a nonprofit development office, preferably in youth development or education

  • Excellent writing and speaking skills, ability to tailor language for various audiences across multiple communications channels

  • Experience writing grant applications and managing grant calendar

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and direct mail programs

  • Fluency using social media and graphic design programs

  • Familiar with CRM software

  • Adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing and following through on tasks; able to help drive projects to completion

  • Highly energetic, self-motivated, flexible, and resourceful

  • Comfortable working in a youth-based setting

BENEFITS: The benefits package for full-time staff includes medical, paid vacation, sick, and personal days. Professional development opportunities are offered and encouraged.

CONTACT:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, indicating your salary requirements to Maria Herrera at mherrera@freshyouth.org and msanchez@freshyouth.org .

 

POSTED DATE: June 11, 2019

START DATE: July 22, 2019


Group Leaders - Middle School Aged Children

Weekdays: September - June

 

JOB LISTING: Group Leaders (Part-Time) Working with Middle School Youth

DEPARTMENT: Program 

SUPERVISOR: Site Program Coordinator

STATUS: Non-Exempt

About Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI):  FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that assists immigrant and first-generation youth to reach their greatest potential. Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs across four sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1400 children participate in afterschool programs, summer camps, service learning, advisory, clinical services, and college access programs.

About the Position:  This is a part-time position, Mondays – Fridays from 2:30 – 6:00pm with some flexibility. We are seeking candidates who are interested in careers in education, social work or related careers, who are enthusiastic and caring, and who will appreciate extensive staff training and support. 


QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or college student in relevant fields of study

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Spanish/English bilingual is a plus

  • Experience working with children and or teens

  • Strong judgment, clear boundaries, and positive relationship-bilding skills

 

POSITION PURPOSE

Group Leaders are the heart and soul of the organization. They are responsible for forging strong positive relationships with young people, and for planning and leading group programs and activities that foster children’s healthy development. Group leaders help to sustain a positive, caring organizational culture. 

Compensation:  Competitive hourly rate of pay based on education and experience; paid sick days. Positive work environment with caring, colleagues committed to positive youth development; creativity encouraged. Compensation offered for planning and meeting times. This is a wonderful work environment with a strong emphasis on professional learning.  Opportunities for growth.

Contact:  Interested applicants should send their resume to Mary Sanchez, Administative Director/Comptroller, at MSanchez@freshyouth.org.



Posted Date: Ongoing

Start Date: Immediately


Group Leaders - Elementary Aged Children

Saturdays: September - June

JOB LISTING: Group Leaders (Part-Time) for Elementary-Aged Children

DEPARTMENT: Program 

SUPERVISOR: Site Program Coordinator

STATUS: Non-Exempt


About Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI):  FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that assists immigrant and first-generation youth to reach their greatest potential. Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs across four sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1400 children participate in afterschool programs, summer camps, service learning, advisory, clinical services, and college access programs.

About the Position:  This is a part-time Saturdays-only position between 9:30 – 3:00pm. Group leaders will work with elementary-aged children in our 21st Century Community Learning Center.  We are seeking candidates who are interested in careers in education, social work or related careers, who are enthusiastic and caring, and who will appreciate extensive staff training and support.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field or college students in relevant fields of study

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Spanish/English bilingual is a plus

  • Some experience working with elementary-aged children

 

POSITION PURPOSE: Group Leaders are the heart and soul of the organization. They are responsible for forging strong positive relationships with young people, and for planning and leading group programs and activities that foster children’s healthy development. Group leaders help to sustain a positive, caring organizational culture. 

Compensation:   Competitive hourly rate of pay based on education and experience; paid sick days. Positive work environment with caring, committed colleagues.  Creativity encouraged. Compensation offered for planning and meeting times. This is a wonderful work environment with a strong emphasis on professional learning.  Opportunities for growth.

Contact:  Interested applicants should send their resume to Mary Sanchez, Administative Director/Comptroller, at MSanchez@freshyouth.org.

 

Posted Date: Ongoing

Start Date: Immediately, if available


Activity Specialists - Middle School Aged Youth

Weekdays: September - June

JOB LISTING: Activity Specialists (Part-Time) Working with Middle School Youth

DEPARTMENT: Program

SUPERVISOR: Site Program Coordinator

STATUS: Non-Exempt

About Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI):  FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that assists immigrant and first-generation youth to reach their greatest potential. Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs across four sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1400 children participate in afterschool programs, summer camps, service learning, advisory, clinical services, and college access programs. We offer the tools, supports, and caring relationships that children and teenagers need to navigate life transitions, connect to their community, flourish in school, and get on track to college and career. 

About the Position: Seeking activity specialists with a strong youth development background, who can lead groups in the fine arts, music, dance, theater, or sports for our middle school children in grades 6 - 8. We are seeking people who love their craft and are able to help children to discover their own passions and interests through new learning and experiences. Flexible work hours fall with the Monday – Friday time frame from 3:30 – 6:00 pm

Qualifications

  • MA, BA and College Students – based on experience

  • Ability to provide instruction in any of the following areas: art (collage, sculpture, murals, water color and other fine arts), arts and crafts (jewelry-making, beading, sewing), self-defense (judo, karate), story-telling, book-making, dance (step, modern, traditional, hip hop), singing, music (drumming; vocals or instrumentals); acting; film-making; photography; organized sports

  • At least two years’ experience working with youth

  • Experience facilitating youth groups 

  • Ability to engage young people in meaningful, developmentally aligned activities; able to develop theme-based projects with progressive learning steps

  • Strong judgment, clear boundaries, and positive relationship-bilding skills

  • Spanish/English bilingual, preferred

Compensation:   Competitive hourly rate of pay based on education and experience. Positive work environment with caring colleagues.  Creativity encouraged. Compensation offered for planning and meeting times.

CONTACT:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Mary Sanchez, Administrative Director/Comptroller, at msanchez@freshyouth.org

 

POSTED DATE: Ongoing

START DATE: Immediately, if available


Activity Specialists - Elementary Aged Children

Saturdays: September - June

JOB LISTING: Activity Specialists – Elementary-Aged Children

DEPARTMENT: Program

REPORTING TO: Program Coordinator

STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

About Fresh Youth Initiatives (FYI):  FYI is a dynamic community-based organization that assists immigrant and first-generation youth to reach their greatest potential. Founded in 1993, FYI operates programs across four sites in Washington Heights/Inwood where 1400 children participate in afterschool programs, summer camps, service learning, advisory, clinical services, and college access programs. We offer the tools, supports, and caring relationships that children and teenagers need to navigate life transitions, connect to their community, flourish in school, and get on track to college and career. 

About the Position: Seeking activity specialists with a strong youth development background, who can lead groups in the fine arts, music, dance, theater, or sports for our 21st Century Community Learning Center serving children in pre-K – 5th grades, and their parents. We are seeking people who love their craft and are able to help children to discover their own passions and interests through new learning and experiences. Saturdays from 10am – 3pm with some flexibility.

Qualifications

  • MA, BA and College Students – based on experience

  • Ability to provide instruction in any of the following areas: art (collage, sculpture, murals, water color and other fine arts), arts and crafts (jewelry-making, beading, sewing), self-defense (judo, karate), story-telling, book-making, dance (step, modern, traditional, hip hop), singing, music (drumming; vocals or instrumentals); acting; film-making; photography; organized sports

  • At least two years’ experience working with youth

  • Experience facilitating youth groups

  • Ability to engage young people in meaningful, developmentally aligned activities; able to develop theme-based projects with progressive learning steps

  • Spanish/English bilingual (fluent), preferred

 

Compensation:   Competitive hourly rate of pay based on education and experience. Positive work environment with caring, committed colleagues.  Creativity encouraged. Compensation offered for planning and meeting times.

Contact:  Interested applicants should send their resume to Mary Sanchez, Administrative Director/Comptroller, at MSanchez@freshyouth.org.

 

Posted Date: Ongoing

Start Date: Immediately



Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc. (F.Y.I.) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, participants, volunteers, consultants, and vendors.

Fresh Youth Initiatives, Inc. (F.Y.I.) is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.