Employment Opportunities

Work with YLI! Working for YLI reflects our organizational values of Community, Inclusion, Social Justice and Innovation.

Open positions on YLI staff:

Program Coordinator, San Mateo: The Program Coordinator (PC) works in partnership with youth (ages 12 – 24) to organize, empower and mobilize youth and their communities to win real improvements for San Mateo County young people. The major function of this role will be to work to address alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug prevention efforts through a strong public and community health framework by leading recruitment, training and implementation of campaigns led by youth from marginalized communities to utilize environmental prevention strategies focusing on addressing social norms, access, media messages, laws, rules and policies. Click here to apply!

Community Engagement Coordinator, Long Beach: The Community Engagement Coordinator will work in partnership with youth (ages 12 – 24) to organize, empower and mobilize youth and their communities to win real improvements in Los Angeles County, specifically in Signal Hill and Hawaiian Gardens. Click here to apply!


Opportunities for youth:


Youth Commissioner, Fresno Youth CommissionCommissioners are appointed by the Fresno City Council for 2-year terms. Interested Fresno youth, ages 15-21, may apply — applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply!

Youth Leader, Hispañas Organized for Political EqualityThis 6-month program is open to Latinas who are juniors in Fresno County high schools. Applicants can apply between November-December each year. Download the application here.


Youth Commissioner, Madera Youth Commission: Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2020 term. All Madera youth 15-21 years old are welcome to apply. Click here to download the application!


Youth Leader, Racial Equity ProgramOver the next 2 years, a cohort of youth leaders will work to craft and implement a racial equity agenda for Marin County. Click here to apply!

San Francisco

Youth grantees, B.L.I.N.G.: YLI’s youth philanthropy program is now accepting grant applications for youth-led social justice projects in San Francisco! Download the application to apply.

Youth Leader, Community Action Model: this program engages Bay Area youth, ages 18–24, who are interested in improving community health and making a positive change in San Francisco communities. Click here to apply!