Director, Career Education
- Full Time
YR Media (formerly Youth Radio) is seeking a Director of Career Education.
Who we are:
YR Media is a national network of young journalists and artists who create multimedia content for this generation. Based in Oakland, we link up with our peers around the country to amplify award-winning stories that matter. For more than 25 years, our non-profit production company has invested in future generations to build critical skills in journalism, arts and media. You can find us at https://yr.media/
Who you are:
The Director will lead multi-faceted media education and employment pathways for youth ages 14-24. This position involves leading the team in iterating program design to ensure skills alignment with media industry and create opportunities for all participants to enjoy success, and the hiring and supervision of the education, employment and support services staff. The Director of Career Education will lead the management and innovation of YR Media’s youth trajectory - from media training to production internship to portfolio - ensuring that the trajectory is aligned with the industry and that participants are matriculating successfully through every YR opportunity.
- Lead staff in developing and implementing YR Media’s interlocking programs including Media Education, Workforce Pathways, and Support Services, impacting ~300 youth annually in Oakland.
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, or relevant professional certification and experience.
This position supervises and oversees performance management of designated members of the Media Education, Workforce Pathways, and Support Services teams, and may provide oversight to interns and contractors.
This is a full time, exempt position. Approximately 90% of time spent on the job involves use of a monitor; therefore, must be able to sit for extended periods and to utilize standard ergonomics practices. When not traveling, primarily works in an office environment, requiring the following activity: lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 20 pounds, kneeling, bending. Must be able to use standard office equipment.
Requires periodic domestic airline travel to attend conferences and meetings. Ability to carry small amounts of consumer material on business trips necessary.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
YR Media Benefits
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, AD&D, FSA, 403(b) and 11 paid holidays.