Director of Youth Development

Programs · Landover, Maryland
Department Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $50,000 Annual + employer subsidized benefits

General Job Description 

The Director of Youth Development will bring exceptional leadership and strategic abilities, strong understanding of and deep respect for the youth development & educational sectors. This dynamic leader will display excellent emotional intelligence and will have senior-level experience.


Duties & Responsibilities


Vision, Strategy Development, and New Initiatives

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement strategies for Community Youth Advance accomplish its vision.
  • Ensure that strategies are documented and shared within the organization, and fully owned and carried out by staff.
  • Initiate new projects and programs that can catalyze change and build on core strengths, while ensuring consistency with strategic direction.
  • Protect and advance strong organizational reputation and brand.
  • Maximize outreach and impact using a variety of social media and digital tools, data metrics, and analysis.


Program Delivery: 

  • Design, implement and monitor high-quality youth mentoring, high school re-engagement, and skill-building programming.
  • Design, coordinate, and lead out-of-school time and summer curriculum that includes academic support, social-emotional skill building, exploration days, and hands-on activities.
  • Match mentors and mentees at the beginning of each program cycle.
  • Provide cohort-level and individualized coaching for mentors to better support and build relationships with their mentees.
  • Lead targeted case management support for pairs to ensure they meet programmatic outcomes and participation requirements.
  • Use data to determine which pairs may need additional support or program interventions.
  • Create and coordinate meeting opportunities for pairs to increase program participation.
  • Manage satellite programming at off-site locations to ensure quality youth programming.
  • Manage re-engagement case management team.


Training, Data & Recruitment: 

  • Coordinate student recruitment efforts for the school year and summer programming. 
  • Conduct initial interviews with potential mentees and mentors.
  • Develop, implement, and conduct mentor training quarterly.
  • Develop, implement, and conduct on-boarding training for all new mentors.
  • Develop mentee and parent evaluation and use data to deepen CYA’s programs and services.


Community Engagement:

    • Advance the ongoing mission of Community Youth Advance by interfacing with corporate and community representatives to educate them on the features and benefits of services available via Community Youth Advance.
    • Recommend opportunities and strategies to ensure organizational success. Exhibit strong communication and team skills for individual and team progress.
    • Build and maintain relationships with the public sector, private sector, civic and community-based organizations, local communities including parents, local government, and donors, etc.



      • Collaborate cross-functionally to support the organization’s mission and annual goals.
      • Develop and implement annual compliance checks including backgrounds check of mentors.
      • Manage mentorship expense tracking (receipts, monthly finance reports, etc).
      • Coordinate supplies for events and trainings, manage space logistics.
      • Carry, lift, and deliver supplies, tools, and equipment as needed.
      • Maintain records of contacts and activities.


      Education & Training


      The Director of Youth Development will be highly energetic and passionate, with a track record of achievement in previous leadership roles in philanthropic organizations, a commitment to youth development and educational sectors with demonstrated business acumen in addition to:

      • Passion for and knowledge of mentoring and effective youth service practices.
      • 3 years of relevant experience in a similar position and/or performing similar tasks.
      • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
      • Ability to travel periodically locally.
      • Ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
      • Successfully complete criminal background check.




      Ability to demonstrate the Community Youth Advance values;

      • We lead with love, encouraging young people to reach their best in every situation. 
      • We express kindness to all; caring and compassion are at the heart of all we do;
      • We practice collaboration and teamwork, recognizing that none of us can do it alone;
      • We will bring an attitude of successto every challenge we face;
      • We strive to be lifelong learners, and actively seek opportunities to expand our personal and professional knowledge;
      • We will maintain strict confidentiality and accountability in upholding CYA's philosophy and mission.


      Skills & Abilities


        • Excel at Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel), able to learn and use donor management software.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
        • Familiar with database entry and maintenance.
        • Familiar with Human Resources Management.

        Working Conditions


        • Work Environment - Hardworking, fun, and flexible.
        • Hours/Shifts - 40 hours per week; flex work from home.

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        • Location
          Landover, Maryland
        • Department
        • Employment Type
        • Minimum Experience
          Senior Manager/Supervisor
        • Compensation
          $50,000 Annual + employer subsidized benefits