Kite's Nest Director of Youth Power

Kite's Nest

Posted 15 days ago

Full Time
Hudson Valley / Upstate NY
North Front Street, Hudson

Kite’s Nest runs the Social Justice Leadership Academy (SJLA), a year-round political home for teenagers, including both a weekly after school space and 5-week summer intensive. Now in its 11th year, SJLA combines transformative political education and hands-on arts programming, bringing youth together to connect, create, grieve, heal, learn, play, and organize. The program centers youth of color, immigrant youth, queer youth, low-income youth and court-involved youth in our community.

The Director of Youth Power leads this powerful program and supports youth-led organizing and campaigns throughout the year. The Director of Youth Power will work closely with our experienced team of educators to coordinate all aspects of SJLA and our youth organizing programming: overseeing the program schedule, teaching staff, and budget; collaborating to design creative curriculum and political education workshops for teens; leading group activities during after school and summer sessions; building meaningful relationships with youth; providing one-on-one mentorship to youth organizers; and supporting youth-led campaigns throughout the year. We are seeking someone with a passion for supporting the creative power, collective leadership, and joy of youth.

Compensation: This is a full-time salaried position. The starting salary is $58,450/yr, with significant annual pay increases and an additional $200/month housing stipend. Kite’s Nest offers a robust benefits package, including fully-covered health, vision, dental, accident and life insurance, paid vacation time, 4-day workweeks in January and February, expanded paid family leave, unlimited sick/wellness leave, a wellness fund, employer-funded ethical 401k, cell phone reimbursement, work computer, sabbaticals, and professional development fund.

Schedule: Full-time position, M-F with occasional weekends

Kite’s Nest is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people identifying as LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, immigrants, and people with working class backgrounds to apply.

About Us

Kite’s Nest is a center for liberatory education in Hudson, NY. It is our mission to build the collective capacity of young people to bring about personal transformation, social connection, healing, and systemic change.

We create youth-centered spaces of radical imagination and creativity, and support youth-led movements for equity and justice that transform the conditions impacting young people's lives. Our programs engage experiential education, the arts, meaningful job training, and civic action as tools for building community power.

We are a small organization, currently run by a core team of 7 full-time staff members; each semester we are joined by a crew of contract educators and volunteers.

How to Apply

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