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Community Programs: Youth Achievement Manager

Oakland, CA
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Job Description

Title:                          Youth Achievement Manager                                                         

Reports To:               Associate Director – Youth Services                       

Department:              Community Programs                                  

Location:                   Oakland, CA                                                             

Schedule:                   Monday through Friday                                                                  

Travel:                       Local travel may be required                                  

Salary:                       $75,000 - $80,000 DOE                                                                     

Employee Status:      Regular, Full-time, and Exempt      

Union:                        N/A                                                                             

Supervises:                Currently 4 – 5 Staff                        


Two weeks of paid vacation a year, sick time, 13 holidays, up to five floating holidays based on employee status, medical and dental benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment, life insurance policy at no cost to employee (with the option of increasing policy amount), flexible spending account for medical and dependent care costs, commuter benefits, 403(b) with employer match, and other benefits. We foster a joyful workplace and offer opportunities for professional development and growth.


Agency Summary

The Unity Council is a non-profit Social Equity Development Corporation with a 58-year history in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive. 


Our programs aim to provide the community with the tools, knowledge, and resources to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. These holistic programs and services reach more than 8,000 individuals and families annually in five languages. Programs include: early childhood education, youth mentorship and leadership development, employment services, career readiness training, housing and financial stability, senior citizen services, affordable housing and neighborhood development, and arts and cultural events. Our work expands beyond the Fruitvale district and now reaches across Oakland and into Concord. The Unity Council employs a diverse workforce of more than 250 people who reflect the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic identity of the communities we serve.


Program Summary

The Community Programs department offers a spectrum of integrated services to remove barriers and develop skills and resources for youth, adults, seniors and small-business owners to achieve and maintain equitable economic, career, housing and wellness outcomes. Services include: 1) achievement, career and wellness youth programs; 2) career, employment, financial and housing coaching and resources; 3) small-business development in the Fruitvale and East Oakland; 4) support services for our low-income properties and for seniors. Our services are multi-lingual, culturally-rooted and available for Oakland or Alameda County residents (based on funding).

Our Youth Achievement programs include Latino Men and Boys (LMB) and Latinx Mentoring & Achievement (LMA). Both programs are school-based, culturally-rooted, educational support programs for Latinx youth in select Oakland Unified School District schools. The goals of the program are to support youth with middle school transitions, high school graduation, college and vocational pathways, improving health and wellness, and positive relationships. We also support school systems and communication between schools and students and their families. We connect youth and their parents to needed services at The Unity Council and externally. 


Position Summary

The Youth Achievement Manager oversees programs and initiatives that enhance educational, wellbeing, and engagement outcomes for youth who come from underrepresented families and communities. The Manager will work closely with the Associate Director of Youth Services, LMB and LMA Coordinators, and The Unity Council leadership in moving strategic goals forward and to develop initiatives to expand achievement and engagement opportunities for Latino and immigrant youth and youth of color. To be successful, the Youth Achievement Manager must be passionate about youth development, education and social equity, as well as be culturally competent in Latino culture, and knowledgeable of immigration and acculturation issues, and the needs of Bay Area youth.



Management and Leadership

  • Provide external leadership; establish and maintain effective partnerships with school representatives, other youth and health providers and stakeholders to improve outcomes for youth and their families.
  • Oversee implementation of the programs at select middle schools and high schools and monitor service quality and impact
  • Provide supervision to LMB Middle School Coordinator, LMB High School Mentors (3), LMA Coordinator, and lead planning of year-round activities, support implementation and evaluation.
  • Collaborate with external agencies and partners to increase educational attainment, youth leadership, and health and wellbeing of youth participants.
  • Oversee data collection and manage OFCY City Span and Salesforce data entry to track progress towards goals, analyze program data and write reports.
  • Work closely with Director to manage budgets and track expenditures; and Actively foster teamwork and integration of services and teams.
  • Participate in writing grant proposals and other fundraising opportunities.
  • Participate in organizational leadership meetings, committees and activities.


School-Based Systems and Academic Support

  • Support program staff to collaborate with school administration, teachers, counselors, and site-based service providers to support service coordination for students.
  • Create or supplement curricula to address achievement and wellness goals of LMB, LMA and other initiatives.
  • Work with the high school team and other college access partners to ensure participants are prepared for college or vocational opportunities and supported to succeed.
  • Work with staff to prepare students for significant school milestones and transitions.
  • Problem solve with staff to retain and support clients who face barriers to achieving their goals.


Parent Engagement

  • Support school-parent communication about student needs (academic and behavioral), state tests, and report cards. 
  • Oversee the planning and hosting parent orientations; interpret and explain (in Spanish when necessary) school policies and procedures to students and parents.
  • Engage parents in processes and activities, and link them to services that address goals of the entire family.



  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social work, psychology, or similar field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Five years of experience working in youth development, education, or community organizing.
  • Experience in working with immigrant, low income and diverse Bay Area youth who face educational and economic barriers.
  • Proven ability to establish partnerships, work collaboratively and lead development of new initiatives.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with school district, schools and local community colleges. 
  • Strong alignment with The Unity Council’s social equity values, mission and vision.
  • Bilingual in verbal Spanish and English languages preferred. 
  • Ability to be a self-starter, assume responsibility for achieving outcomes, balance competing priorities, and demonstrate a collaborative, team-building approach.


Essential functions

  • Advanced computer skills with strong MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and social media skills.
  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment (personal computer, photocopier, fax, etc.)
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk.
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to work with a diverse client population.


Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Background Check/Fingerprints
  • Tb Test
  • Must Provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19



This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.


Please submit your cover letter and resume.


The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



Oakland, CA
94601 USA