Current Openings

Program Manager, Merced CA

Working out of our new Merced field office, the Program Manager will support youth change agents and work with partner agencies to move an equity agenda in our communities. With support from the Senior Director (SD), the Program Manager is responsible for managing programs and initiatives. These efforts are designed to create opportunities for young people to serve as community advocates, leaders and decision makers in efforts to advance policy and community change. The Program Manager will recruit, hire, supervise and manage staff, typically consisting of Program Coordinators and interns. Applicants are experienced professionals with demonstrated success in planning and operating community-based youth organizing and engagement programs as well as the ability to work collaboratively and strategically toward a shared vision.

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Youth Internship, Merced CA

Are you 15-24 years old and passionate about social justice? Apply today for a Youth Internship at YLI Merced, and work with a team of young people to build movements and create a culture of activism and organizing. Interns will learn about the social justice issues that young people in Merced care about, and how to address them through movement-building, culture, activism, and organizing. Leadership, advocacy, outreach and youth mentoring are just a few of the skills you build during this internship.

Applicants must be:
–15-24 years old
–Available 10 hours a week
–Able to attend an orientation on February 5th


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YLI is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and women are strongly encouraged to apply.