How We Work
Community for Youth (CfY) is a Seattle-based nonprofit with over 30 years of experience transformation of teens, mentors, and community in South Seattle through one-on-one mentorship, community building activities, and facilitated workshops. CfY has a unique model of curriculum which provides community building opportunities for students and mentors alike.
CfY offers an academic year (October – June) program that is designed to step past traditional mentoring practices and offers an experience that centers the young person, addresses the systems and environments that shape a young person’s experience, and that partners with young people to provide opportunity brokering and social change. Through our program, youth have access to developing as leaders, social and emotional skill building, and lasting positive relationships with peers and caring adults. Our program works to co-create a community where each member feels seen, respected, and supported.
Community for Youth is hiring our next Executive Director!
Community for Youth’s Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he they/them will initially develop deep knowledge of CFY with respect to core programs, finance, operations, and strategic plans. The ED provides strategic direction and collaborative leadership to establish and implement the organization’s mission. They will proactively establish the staffing structure, resource prioritization, and financial reporting, driving towards organizational growth and sustainability. The ED enables everyone in the organization to do their best work by providing strong internal leadership through a consensus, input-seeking approach. Because our students come from many different backgrounds, the ED must bring an anti-racist, equity, and social justice lens to this work. The ED seeks out ways to stay connected to the programs and is willing to embrace and improve an established environment of success.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Community for Youth (CfY) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education, recreation, layoff, and termination. CfY complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org