YANA is pleased to share announcements for Yale Alumni Shared Interest Groups, YANA Spotlight presenters and organizations that have been working to advance the mission of YANA.

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New Board Members: Generation Mental Health (GenMH)
Founded by Yalie Jackee Schess, GenMH builds the next generation of leaders in global mental health by empowering people from low resource settings to implement mental health solutions where there is most need. GenMH is looking for board members who are:

  • Mid-career and experienced professionals in a range of fields (finance, law, marketing, PR, development, etc)
  • Passionate about the mission and expanding mental health care
  • Prepared to contribute or raise $5,000 per calendar year.

Visit the website or contact Jackee to learn more.

New Board Members: Uptown Stories inspires young people in a diverse community to write their own stories. Based in upper Manhattan, we offer small-group creative writing workshops for local youth ages 7–17, led by master teachers and professional authors. To ensure our workshops are accessible to all children, tuition is pay-what-you-can. Uptown Stories has a specific board need for a dedicated individual with a finance background who wants to make a difference to the young writers and artists of Washington Heights. Interested parties should contact Executive Director Kate Reuther ’96 at kate@uptownstories.org or 917-596-4795 (uptownstories.org).

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Events of Interest:

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Other Opportunities:

Job Opportunity: Director of Organizing, Invisible Hands (NY/NJ Headquarters)

Invisible Hands is a volunteer-based delivery service that provides contactless deliveries without fees or extra costs. We deliver groceries, medicine, and other necessities to the elderly, disabled, immunocompromised, and otherwise homebound. Founded in March 2020 as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Invisible Hands is a not-for-profit corporation with over 10K volunteers in the greater New York Metropolitan area. In addition to serving recipients who are able to pay for their deliveries, we partner with Mutual Aid and community organizations throughout New York City to help them meet the needs of food-insecure New Yorkers.

  • Seeking a full-time Director of Field Organizing to grow volunteer base & community of mutual aid partners in order to effectively serve the food insecure in NY and spearhead community/political education amongst volunteer base.
  • Contact Co-Founder Liam Elkind with questions; Full Details Here

Job Opportunity: Bookkeeper, Progressive Pipeline

Progressive Pipeline recruits college students who have the skills, heart, and drive to organize their communities, but can’t afford to spend a summer working for free, and then offers them intensive online training and place them in 10-week paid summer organizing fellowship for progressive campaigns and issue advocacy groups. After their summer fellowships, Progressive Pipeline provides Fellows with leadership development programs, funding to get their peers out to vote, as well as long-term career support and networking.

  • Seeking a bookkeeper to record contributions expenditures, likely for a few hours/month, starting as soon as possible.
  • Reach out to Michael Michaelson if you think you might be a fit

Job Opportunities: Internship & Associate Opportunities, NGO Sustainability

NGO Sustainability is seeking interns (college & graduate students) &  associates (experienced and/or retired) for volunteer positions for policy and programs to save Planet Earth! More info

Job Opportunity: Program Technology Team & Learning Platforms Manager, New Leaders

New Leaders is seeking two new team members on its Program Technology team, which supports program delivery through blended & virtual means to help accelerate New Leaders’ ability to meet its ambitious organizational goals for impact at scale. This is a critical team that will drive technology delivery and innovation through effective partnerships with our program teams. Please reach out to Laura Kadetsky at lkadetsky@newleaders.org with questions, ideas, or interest!

Program Technology Senior Director (job description here).

  • This person will partner with the Executive Director, Technology to create the strategy and vision for New Leaders program technology. The Senior Director will ultimately lead the vision and translate the strategy for all program technology from concept and design to piloting, improving, and implementing effective, efficient, and easy-to-use systems to maximize our programmatic impact.

Learning Platforms Manager (job description here). This person will be:

  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to implement and execute across multiple workstreams
  • Excited about and invested in using technology to solve problems
  • Responsive to partner needs with a nimble approach to prioritization and in-the-moment problem-solving

Job Opportunity: Director of Clinical Programming & Services, The Dorm

The Dorm is approaching its 10 year anniversary in offering compassionate services to young adults looking to further their independence. Helping young adults launch independent lives means doing things a little differently. They know how success for their clients looks – they do all that they can to meet them where they are right now. That can be literal – with services
that extend beyond outside of a traditional office setting with real-time support wherever and whenever they need it. It’s also conceptual, and based on where our clients are on their way to independence. Their integrated approach to treatment includes individual therapy, skills therapy, case management, clubhouse community, group therapy, family therapy, psychiatric support, and volunteering. All of their approaches to care help them treat clients struggling with a range of challenges, be that mental health, trauma, academic work or recovery. The Dorm currently has two offices (New York City and Washington, DC) and is happily embracing growth mode. Full Job Description 

Job Opportunity: Associate Vice President for Public Relations, University of New Haven

The University of New Haven is seeking an Associate Vice President for Public Relations who will lead the strategic communications efforts for the University as it celebrates its Centennial, including editing the alumni magazine. The Associate VP will work to showcase the president, officers and deans, faculty, and major University initiatives, and to promote the University’s brand strategy and communications objectives. Reporting to the VP for University Advancement, the AVP will work closely with the president, the president’s office, and key stakeholders around the University to elevate the University’s profile and reputation, drive engagement with key audiences and constituencies and measure progress against goals. Qualifications include a Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Affairs, and 7-10 years of professional experience as a communications director for an executive-level leader. Full Job Description 

Job Opportunity: Associate Director, Project Pericles

Project Pericles seeks a highly qualified, enthusiastic, committed, and results-oriented candidate to join the organization. This is a unique opportunity to take on a new role in the organization and see it grow. In addition to project management, the Associate Director will take the lead on fundraising and communications. The ideal candidate will enjoy working on multiple projects and be a self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize a wide variety of program management tasks. Demonstrated leadership, creativity, resourcefulness, and accomplishment is a must. This position offers opportunities to grow professionally by rewarding creativity and results. Full Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Content Creator/Social Media Manager, Grant Me The Wisdom Foundation

Grant Me The Wisdom Foundation primarily writes grants to support non-profits with a global focus on women and girls’ education and healthcare. As Impact Partners members, we invest in world-changing documentaries focused on reaching grassroots, global audiences. We are looking for a multi-skilled person who can support the executive director in creating content that will encourage women and girls’ empowerment as well as other timely content that is religious, feminist, political or educational. We are housed in a small family office of six people in Houston, Texas so we all wear many hats. Full Job Description

Job Opportunity: Chief Development Officer, myAgro

myAgro, the award-winning NGO based in West Africa, is seeking a Chief Development Officer. myAgro pioneered the use of mobile technology to enable farmers to save and invest in seed, fertilizer, tools and training to significantly increase their harvests and income. Email Daniel Hammond for more info.

Job Opportunity: Central Office Manager, Teens for Food Justice

Teens For Food Justice, the nonprofit leader in the youth-led food justice movement, is seeking a Central Office Manager to manage the office operations of a $2M organization. To apply, send resume and cover letter to work@teensforfoodjustice.org.

Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Fort Greene Park Conservancy (FGPC)
New York City

The Fort Greene Park Conservancy (FGPC) seeks an extraordinary individual to serve as its first executive director. Founded in 1998, FGPC has experienced sustained growth over the past four years, including the hiring of its first staff team, the launch of a community membership program, the regular delivery of over 180 annual free programs and over $1 Million in expense funding and $16 Million in capital raised directly and indirectly for Park programming and physical enhancements.

Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will work closely with the board, New York City Parks Department (NYC Parks) staff, FGPC staff team and interns and the local community to build on these successes and lead us through the next phase of our growth and impact. This is a full-time role (roughly 40 hours/week) with irregular hours to accommodate evening and weekend programs and meetings, especially through the summer months. Native New Yorkers, Fort Greene locals, and individuals from historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to edjob@fortgreenepark.org

Seeking Interest & Suggestions: Crossing Point Arts

Crossing Point Arts is a nonprofit that provides the healing and restorative power of the arts to survivors of human trafficking, helping them release trauma and reclaim their once-silenced voices. Contact Executive Director Anne Pollack with your interest or suggestions.

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