Program Director

Cultural Leadership

About the organization

Cultural Leadership exists to create a more just and equitable community by educating middle school, high school, and college students to recognize and resolve issues of privilege and injustice through the lens of the African American and Jewish experience. Our students develop leadership skills, build relationships, facilitate dialogues and create change in their circles of influence.

Cultural Leadership strives to deliver three, highly impactful youth education and leadership development programs to more than 100 individuals each year. With this position, our staff consists of two full-time staff, one part-time staff, and a variety of seasonal, contracted, and volunteers. Our unique, award-winning curriculum is based on the African American and Jewish experiences, and prepares participants to combat bias, dismantle racism and grow their leadership skills through an immersive educational experience. Our programs are open to all curious, courageous, change-the-world type teens.


Manage Youth Leadership Programs
• Plan, implement, and oversee all aspects of the yearlong High School Leadership program;
• Work with skilled executive volunteer to implement the Social Justice Internship program
• Oversee evaluation and redesign of Camp Cultural Leadership to relaunch in 2021
• Recruit volunteers for and work with Program Committee to get input on curriculum and evaluation for all programs
• With Executive Director (ED), develop budgets, track expenditures and complete program reports

Communications and Development
• Develop plan and maintain social media communications for the organization (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
• Manage monthly e-newsletter and work with ED to produce annual printed newsletter
• Plan and implement student-led fundraising activities and student participation at events

General Organization Responsibilities
• Attend all of Cultural Leadership’s major fundraising and community outreach events
• Work with Executive Director to collaborate with other youth and social justice organizations
• Provide own transportation to all programs
• Perform other job-related activities as assigned to support Cultural Leadership brand and growth


Skills Desired
A resourceful, flexible, energetic, takes-initiative professional who has:
· Experience working with teens; strong social skills with youth and adults, especially from different backgrounds than their own
· Experience in middle school camp leadership
· Knowledge of college internship programming
· Involvement with and passion for social justice preferred
· Knowledge of African American history and culture, and/or Jewish history and culture
· Program evaluation knowledge and tools, and has strong writing and editing skills
· Experience managing people and projects, and strong administrative and planning skills

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree required, MSW or Master’s degree preferred
• Awareness of mental health issues and resources, especially relevant to teens, desirable
• At least 2 years professional work experience, preferably in a related field


$40,000 - $50,000

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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