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From: Kathy Partridge <interfaithfunders at>

From: Madeline Michel <info at>
To: lykinsg at
Sent: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:09 pm
Subject: News from Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing

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January 2008

Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
Seeks New Executive Director



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    As Co-Chairs of the Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing 
(FCYO), We are writing to let you know that we  have started a search 
for a new Executive Director to help position the FCYO for continued 
growth in the coming years.  We are looking for a visionary Executive 
Director with interest and energy in organization and community 
building, and who is ready to partner with our Board of Directors to 
accomplish FCYO's mission of cultivating resources for young people 
taking action to build healthy and equitable communities.
    We are reaching out to you to enlist your help in identifying 
potential candidates for this position.  Please spread the word to 
qualified candidates.  We are seeking an individual who takes 
initiative, solves problems, and is creative and energetic about both 
program and organizational matters.  The ideal candidate will have 
commitment to, and experience in, social justice movement building work 
either as a practitioner or grantmaker, be knowledgeable about the 
field, a strategic thinker, experienced in program management and 
private sector fundraising, and an effective facilitator and 
communicator.  We seek candidates with five to ten years experience 
either a grantmaker or practitioner leader with program and staff 
management experience.  A BA/BS (or Masters) is preferred but not 
required.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.
    If you know of individuals who might be the right fit for FCYO, 
please encourage them to send/fax/email their resume and cover letter by 
February 29, 2008 to:
FCYO Search, c/o
Community Resource Exchange
42 Broadway, 20th floor
New York, NY 10004
Email:  fcyosearch at
Fax:  212-616-4994
    We are excited by the prospect of expanding our leadership team with 
the new Executive Director.  Thank you for your help as we fill this 
important role.
Robert Sherman
Co-Chair - FCYO Board
Nathaniel Chioke Williams
Co-Chair - FCYO Board
Job Description: FCYO Executive Director

The Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO) founded in 2000 is 
a dynamic collective of national, regional and local grantmakers and 
youth organizing practitioners dedicated to advancing youth organizing 
as a strategy for youth development and social change.  Our mission is 
to cultivate resources for young people taking action to build healthy 
and equitable communities.  More information about us can be found at 
our website at
General Responsibilities
The Executive Director shares the FCYO's overall commitment to social 
justice movement building and to developing strategic supports and 
philanthropic resources for youth-led community organizing for social 
and economic justice.  A significant portion of the Executive Director's 
time involves relationship-building with grantmakers whose interests 
align with those of the FCYO and practitioners and others who can inform 
FCYO's work and activities.  In carrying out his/her work, the Executive 
Director operates in a highly collaborative manner, uniting staff, 
funders and practitioners to advance the vision and work of the 
organization. We are seeking a highly motivated, visionary and dynamic 
Specific Responsibilities

    * Assess the field of youth organizing and larger social justice 
movement building to identify key trends to keep FCYO's programming 
strategic to achieving our mission;
    * Outreach to, and build relationships with, new funders and other 
strategic partners, especially national, regional and local foundations, 
and individual donor networks;
    * Engage in Board recruitment, development and management, in 
conjunction with Board members and Co-Chairs;
    * Act as the public face of the FCYO, speaking at meetings, 
conferences and other venues on a regular basis about FCYO's vision and 
initiatives and issues in the field.
    * Seek opportunities to raise the profile of FCYO and position the 
Collaborative as an expert and key resource on youth organizing in the 
philanthropic sector;
    * Fundraise for yearly and three-year budget plans (approximately  
$1 million per year);
    * Provide fiscal management and budget oversight;
    * Lead overall program oversight and planning and integration for 
the FCYO;
    * Supervise and support staff.

The Ideal Candidate will,
1.       Have five or more years of significant experience (i.e., 
grantmaker or practitioner) with community organizing and 
community-based non-profit organizations. Ideally, this experience would 
be with low-income youth and youth of color, but we are open to 
candidates with experiences in other social justice fields.
2.       Be a talented and experienced relationship builder with a 
diverse set of stakeholders including staff, Board, funders and 
3.       Be a deep strategic and analytical thinker; ability to practice 
active reflection; assess external conditions and provide leadership in 
collective process to refine strategic thinking.
4.       Have the ability to articulate an analysis in a compelling way 
about the strategic role of philanthropy in supporting youth organizing 
and community-based efforts to achieve social, racial and economic justice.
5.       Have demonstrated management experience, including hiring, 
supervision, leadership development and evaluation and experience with 
project management and liaising with multiple partners.
6.       Demonstrate commitment to social justice principles in their 
internal leadership, management and organizational styles as it relates 
to staff and Board.
7.       Have experience developing and managing organizational budgets 
and fiscal oversight.
8.       Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work with limited 
supervision, manage multiple tasks, balance priorities and be task and 
detail oriented.
 A BA/BS (or Masters) is preferred but not required.
Salary is based on experience level, with a generous benefits package.  
The FCYO is a social justice oriented employer.  People of color, women, 
and young adults are strongly encouraged to apply.  For any questions 
about the position, please contact Holly Delany Cole, Deputy Director at 
Community Resource Exchange at hdcole at
 Please email a cover letter and resume by Friday, February 29, 2008 to:
Attn: Executive Director Search
Funders' Collaborative on Youth Organizing
fcyosearch at

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