Improve Your Tomorrow (IYT) was founded in 2013 with the mission to increase the number of young men of color (YMOC) to attend and graduate from colleges and universities. We envision a nation in which young men of color are overrepresented in higher education, underrepresented in the criminal justice system, and leaders in their communities. With remarkable resilience, authenticity, and passion, we work to combat academic inequities and build a college-to-community pipeline.
The 1300 Campaign is a regional policy initiative managed by IYT in partnership with the Sierra Health Foundation, My Brother’s Keeper Sacramento (MBK Sacramento), and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The Campaign is a call to permanently transform systems that have historically limited young men of color’s opportunities. Working together with local leaders and organizations, the 1300 Campaign seeks to increase the number of young men of color who attend and graduate from college.
Reporting to the Central Valley Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, the Policy and Advocacy Specialist serves as the regional point of contact for implementing, communicating, coordinating, and organizing efforts for the 1300 Campaign throughout Merced County, Stanislaus County, and San Joaquin County. The Specialist will have the ability to organize a diverse representation of the community to achieve progress on the priorities set forth by the 1300 Campaign strategic plan to increase college and university access for YMOC.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution is required.
At least one year of experience working in politics, policy, or community organizing, or a combination of any of the above, is required. Two or more years in the above field(s) strongly preferred.
This is a full-time exempt position. Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5PM. Occasional work after regularly scheduled hours and on weekends is required. Some travel will be required.
Salary & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $50,000 and is commensurate with experience. IYT offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, 401k option, life insurance, five weeks of paid vacation, and mileage reimbursement for approved work-related travel.
**NOTE: Employment with Improve Your Tomorrow requires a COVID-19 vaccine, fingerprinting, and the ability to pass a background check, with expenses covered by the employer. A valid driver license, a personal vehicle, and auto insurance are also required.
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