[COMM-ORG] job: director, New Haven CT, no salary info

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From: Laura McCargar <lmc at youthrightsmedia.org>

Youth Rights Media, a New Haven based nonprofit organization dedicated to
empowering youth, seeks an Executive Director.

The Organization:
Youth Rights Media (YRM) builds youth power and leadership by engaging 
young people in video
production and community organizing, equipping youth with the tools, 
skills and strategies to know,
protect, and advance their rights for the purpose of affecting change 
within themselves and their

For eight years, YRM’s youth media has produced award-winning films that 
have been distributed
nationally. Members of YRM’s organizing initiatives have then used these 
films locally to launch awareness
and action campaigns that have resulted in tangible changes in 
Connecticut’s justice and education systems.

YRM currently has four full-time staff members who work with a core 
group of approximately 50 youth
annually. The work of YRM’s youth, in turn, has reached thousands of 
community members across the
state of Connecticut.

The Position:
The Executive Director must be a visionary and engaging leader, an 
experienced manager, and deeply
committed to young people’s growth and development. YRM is a small, lean 
organization where all staff
play a direct, hands-on role. The Executive Director must excel at 
balancing multiple tasks, including
internal management of the staff and programs, external relationships 
with key stakeholders, collaborators,
and allies, and the demands of working in a fluid, fast-paced 
youth-centered environment. The Executive
Director will be responsible for ensuring that the organization is 
fiscally and programmatically sound, and
must work to strategically advance YRM’s purpose and goals. The 
Executive Director position is a full-time, salaried position with 

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will posses business and financial management 
skills; youth development, criminal
justice and education policy expertise; and experience leading and 
managing staff. The ideal candidate will
also have a demonstrated commitment to social justice efforts. In 
addition, the ideal candidate will be:
• Familiar with youth media production, specifically as it relates to 
issues impacting young people in
urban settings;
• Experienced in managing, developing, and leading youth programs that 
integrate youth
development theory, and principles of youth organizing;
• Knowledgeable of the New Haven community, including specific policies 
and trends impacting
youth in the educational and juvenile justice systems.

The Executive Director is responsible for:
• Supervising the organization’s staff and overseeing the development, 
implementation and
evaluation of programming that advances vision and mission;
• Fostering and maintaining relationships with partner agencies, local 
government, educational and
community organizations, and relevant partners that advance the mission 
of YRM;
• Maintaining a positive and strong organizational culture that 
prioritizes young people and helps
attract and retain creative, competent, and committed staff;
• Working in partnership with the board of directors to address critical 
organizational needs and
strategic priorities;
• Fundraising, including cultivating individual donors, obtaining 
support from foundations, and
grant writing;
• Managing the organization’s finances and ensuring the organization 
maintains sound business
practices and legal compliance

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume, including employment history, 
professional qualifications, professional
memberships, salary requirements, and references to Fahd Vahidy at 
yrmedsearch at gmail.com with
Executive Director of Youth Rights Media in the subject heading or by 
mail to:
Youth Rights Media
c/o Public Allies CT
85 Willow Street, Building A, Suite 2-3
New Haven, CT 06511

Applications must be submitted by April 23, 2010.

Youth Rights Media makes all employment decisions, including those 
related to hiring, firing, training,
promotion, pay and benefits, without regard to gender, race, color, age, 
political opinion/affiliation, marital
status, pregnancy, national origin/ancestry, religion/faith, 
citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity,
physical/mental disability, military/veteran status or any other basis 
prohibited by law.

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