Youth Coordinator

San Francisco, California /
Youthlab /
Fixed-Term (2-years)
/ Hybrid
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Hopelab is a nonprofit social innovation lab and impact investment organization supported by The Omidyar Group, founded by philanthropists and entrepreneurs Pierre and Pam Omidyar. Working across sectors and geographies, the Omidyars have contributed more than $3 billion to causes ranging from financial inclusion, to human rights, to government accountability, and press freedom initiatives.  

Hopelab strives to help create a world in which young people, in particular BIPOC and LGBTQ+ teens and young adults, are thriving, free from barriers to their mental health and wellbeing. We take a systems approach by using our unique research and youth-centered design capabilities, our financial capital, and our networks to positively shift the systems impacting the mental health and well being of all young people - especially those from historically underinvested communities like BIPOC and LGBTQ+. Hopelab does this through a model of: impact investing; advisory services to investees, grantees, and other partner companies and organizations; and development of applied research to innovate in the fields of youth wellbeing and digital engagement.

The Position: Youth Coordinator for Youthlab
The Youth Coordinator is an entry-level role that supports Hopelab’s effort to engage young people in the development of mental health solutions for Gen Z. We are looking for someone who is excited about working with us to bring this mission to life by working closely with the Youthlab team to connect and communicate with young people, as well as coordinate the details of engaging youth in our diverse projects. As youth coordinator, you will serve as the primary connector between Hopelab and the young people we work with. This role will work under the supervision of Hopelab’s Principal Designer of Youth Engagement. A successful Youthlab Coordinator does the following:

Keeps us organized – administers effective systems and procedures that support Youthlab in engaging youth in a timely manner. 
Builds and maintains relationships – is a trusted point of contact for our youth participants and internal stakeholders, and external partners.
Enthusiastically takes on new challenges – learns quickly and adapts to rapidly evolving work demands.

Position Responsibilities

    • Contribute to building a program to engage youth in the product development process
    • Prepare, launch, and promote projects for youth on our website in a youth friendly tone
    • Create newsletters for our youth network partner organizations
    • Track in-bound requests to collaborate with members of Youthlab
    • Maintain the project calendar and monitor Youthlab’s ongoing capacity to fulfill requests
    • Collaboratively create a strategy for recruiting youth and work with the Youth Engagement Lead to execute on the plan
    • Recruit and match youth for appropriate projects
    • Help grow the youth network
    • Suggest improvements to our internal tools and processes
    • Conduct feedback sessions with youth for improving the experience of participating in Youthlab

Required education and experience

    • A combination of education, relevant work experience, and/or training resulting in demonstrated ability to successfully complete the job tasks
    • Typically, a BA/BS in a relevant degree 
    • Strong affinity for youth leadership/engagement in health and well-being
    • Experience working with youth or youth-serving organizations
    • Experience communicating to diverse audiences, both verbal and written
    • Strong organization and administrative skills
    • Experience with some common software (e.g. Excel, Google suite products, collaboration tools Mural/Miro, project management tools, Notion)
    • Excited to connect with youth and adults in the digital mental health world, including cold-calling people and engaging with people at networking events
    • Interest in reaching out to BIPoC and LGBTQIA+ youth that have never been engaged in opportunities like Youthlab

A bonus if you have experience with any of the following

    • Basic understanding of digital product development or human centered design
    • Planning and coordinating programs or services for young people
    • Establishing relationships with organizations working in adolescent mental health and/or with LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC youth
    • Experience organizing communities for a cause
Is this you? Apply! Please include (1) your resume and (2) a brief cover letter that outlines why you’d be great for this role at Hopelab.

Compensation and Benefits: The total compensation range for this position is $34.10/hr to $40.00/hr, with a starting rate of $34.10/hr. Hopelab provides a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision; phone and internet stipends; wellness programs, including 8 therapy and 8 coaching sessions a year for you and dependents; paid time off; 401K contributions exceeding industry standards; all this, plus the opportunity to work with amazing colleagues to create a more equitable world for young people.

Term: This is a 40hrs/week, fixed-term, 2-year role, with a start date in March/April 2023. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Location: While much of our work is remote, this role is based in the San Francisco Bay area to allow for ad hoc in-person work with our team members. Occasional travel may be required.

Hopelab is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and encourages people from underrepresented groups to apply. Hopelab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, ancestry, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment offers will be contingent on a background check that is limited in scope and compliant with best practices for Fair Chance Hiring. All inquiries are held in strict confidence.