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The Civics Center

Director of Youth Programs

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

The Civics Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that focuses on high school voter registration and civic engagement throughout the United States. More than 3.5 million high school students graduate from high school every year, and the vast majority are eligible to register to vote before they graduate. Yet no effective infrastructure exists to make sure that every eligible student receives an equal opportunity to register to vote in high school. As a result, registration rates for young people trail dramatically behind older Americans, and this situation has worsened with COVID-19.  

The Civics Center seeks to address this challenge by promoting peer-to-peer high school voter registration drives, raising awareness of the opportunities for high school voter registration, and promoting policy reforms at the school, local, state, and national levels that will encourage youth civic engagement and voter registration. 

Scope of Work
Following the 2020 election, The Civics Center is expanding its youth and democracy programs through grassroots organizing and policy campaigns.
 
The Director of Youth Programs will be key to accomplishing our student-centered priorities in the following areas:

  • Oversee the implementation and continued development and expansion of youth programs, including but not limited to voter registration workshops, Future Voters Action Weeks, High School Voter Registration Week in September, and Youth Democracy Leaders.
  • Manage programming for The Civics Center’s high school and college interns throughout the school year and summer.
  • Provide support and guidance to high school students outside of regularly scheduled programming
  • Support TCC’s communications efforts in the development and implementation of communications projects including social media campaigns, outreach to the Ready to Vote Coalition and other local and national organizations, and marketing as well as other administrative functions
  • Assist with projects related to local, state, and national laws and policies related to youth voter registration and education and assist with the development and implementation of policy and awareness campaigns 

 

Requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills, great interpersonal skills, organization and attention to detail, creativity, and judgment. Ability to work in or to quickly learn Google Suite, Asana, and a variety of other software applications pertinent to fulfilling the requirements of the position is also required. Prior experience working directly with youth is highly preferred.

The Director of Youth Programs reports to the Director of The Civics Center. The work can be performed remotely (in the U.S.). This is a full-time position, although applicants who are able to start on a part-time basis are encouraged to apply. Pay commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
 

To apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter with your statement of interest to [email protected] In your cover letter, please address one of the two following questions: "Tell us about a meaningful experience you have had mentoring someone younger than you," or "What aspects of your personality would help you relate to high school students?" The Civics Center will be interviewing applications on an ongoing basis.

The Civics Center is a project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) organization.