Job Title: Director of Programs
Reports to: Managing Director
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours/week
Born by organizing systems-impacted youth of color and young leaders to defeat Oakland’s gang injunctions in 2010, CURYJ’s mission is to unlock the leadership of young people to dream beyond bars. CURYJ’s creed is that we must – transform, not reform – the systems that have harmed communities of color for generations, most notably the criminal (in)justice system. Guided by our Theory of Transformation and Liberation (TOTAL), CURYJ believes that by uplifting the voices of systems-impacted young people of color through leadership development, advocacy and movement building, and community healing, then we can end youth incarceration in California by 2030, and beyond.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS POSITION
This is the ideal position for someone who believes in CURYJ’s ethos that, ‘those closest to the pain are also closest to the solution;’ and who is excited by supporting the healing journey and leadership development of formerly incarcerated young people to dismantle the racist and harmful in-justice system – to be replaced with youth empowerment zones.
The Director of Programs (DOP) will be responsible for leading the continued evolution and refinement of CURYJ’s youth leadership and community healing programs. Reporting to the Managing Director and serving in highly visible role on leadership team, the DPO will champion
efforts to growth the size, scope, and effectiveness of the program, increase the efficacy of staff, and support formerly incarcerated/systems-impacted young people and the community to heal through collective action, organizing, and systems change. This opportunity calls for a strategic program leader who can ensure high quality youth and community programming, while aligning multiple internal departments, system leaders, and young people towards our intended impact of ending youth incarceration in California.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Compensation is commensurate with experience, ranging from $84,000 – $100,000 annually.
This position is exempt full time with excellent benefits, including 100% coverage of employee’s medical (highest Cal Choice package included), $25,000 life insurance plan, vision and dental; and an option to enroll into a 403(b) plan. In addition to 2 weeks paid vacation per year + a 2 week “office shutdown” during the December/January holidays, CURYJ provides the following paid holidays:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, July 4th (Independence Day), Labor Day, California Native American Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day
The Friday after Thanksgiving Day, Your Birthday.
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER & COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
CURYJ is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic. We strongly encourage formerly incarcerated and/or those that identify with the LGBTQ+ Community to apply. Please visit our website to learn more about our work: