Employment Opportunity: Youth Programs Manager

Salary: $65,000 to $85,000, negotiable depending on experience
Location: McKinleyville, California (in-office)
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to kara.c@twofeathers-nafs.org.

Two Feathers is looking for a dynamic, emotionally intelligent leader with youth programming and nonprofit management experience, high alignment with Two Feathers’ strategic vision, and able to operationalize programming. The manager is dedicated to collaboration, attentive to details, and embodies the mission and core values of Two Feathers NAFS.

The Youth Programs Manager manages programming staff and coordinators, and collaborates with other Program Managers and Directors to support impactful youth programming. The Youth Programs Manager will support to design, enhance, implement, monitor, and evaluate youth programming to meet targeted outcomes.


Staff Management and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Proactively contribute to an inclusive, performance-based organizational culture that is collaborative, transparent, and respectful of all backgrounds and identities.
  • Support the hiring of new programming staff, including onboarding process, involvement with interview panels, and staff training for optimal employee retention and performance. 
  • Supervisorial responsibilities include, at a minimum, training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems, in accordance with the organization’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws.
  • Helps program staff identify professional development goals for the year, and collaboratively monitors progress toward those goals. 
  • Frequently communicates updates and program performance to LD&A Director as directed by LD&A Director. 

Youth Program Design and Implementation

Assists LD&A Director with program design, enhancements, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. This includes:

  • Working with program logic models and reflecting on lessons learned.
  • Assisting with creation of evaluation plans for the program and collecting data on program performance and sharing with the evaluation team.
  • Assist with developing budgets and tracking and approval of program expenses aligned with the budgets.
  • Participate in relevant program-related community meetings.
  • Working with the Leadership team to develop annual program goals and work plans, and tracking progress.
  • Review program activities and recommend changes in, or better utilization of, facilities, services, and staff.
  • Stay up to date with youth program processes, logic models, and expected outcomes.
  • Support the planning and execution of youth leadership events such as youth summits and culminating program events.
  • Traveling to in-person convenings with youth.
  • Collaborates and assists other Program Managers and Directors to identify and align individual programming to the needs of Two Feathers clients and community.
  • Assist with or lead special program projects, as directed.

Grant Management and Assistance

  • Under the direction of the LD&A Director, understand grants scopes and goals to assist with reporting, including outcome measurement and budgets, taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness.
  • Maintain the assigned grants through meeting grant reporting deadlines and other grant requirements (SAMHSA Federal Grant and State Grants), working with the Grants and Development Associate on compliance.

Agency Leadership and Grants Management

  • Participates in agency meetings, administrative program meetings, and trainings, as required. 
  • Work with the Leadership Team to develop a streamlined workflow across the organization through systems and processes that ensure effective management of programs, staff, and deliverables.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with cultural consultants, advisors, and other cultural leaders in the community
  • Support and monitor outreach initiatives with outreach coordinators.
  • Attend and participate in other Two Feathers programming, as a representative of the management team.


  • Experience: 5+ years of experience developing and managing prevention and/or recreational youth programs, preferred.
  • Experience: 3+ years of experience working with BIPOC populations, Native American communities preferred
  • Experience: 2+ years experience with grants management, preferred
  • Education: Bachelor of Social Work, Psychology, Education, Recreation or other related field. 
  • Current driver’s license, in good standing.
  • Fingerprint clearance with the Department of Justice, FBI, and Child Abuse Index
  • Must comply with a drug-free workplace


  • Able to work a flexible work schedule including weekends and nights
  • Comfortable using technology (computers, smart devices, emails, word processing, Google Workplace, etc.).
  • An understanding of the developmental milestones of children/youth, as well as mental health literacy. 
  • Financial Literacy Skills – The ability to develop a budget and manage the expenses, as well as understand a Statement of Activities (P&L).
  • Facilitation skills for meetings and work groups with the ability to keep the group focused and on task – meaningful meetings.
  • Able to design and implement plans aligned with the program logic model.
  • Cultural humility and proven ability to interact authentically and effectively with widely diverse audiences and constituencies.
  • Able to honor matters of confidentiality, proficiency in HIPAA regulations.
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about local Native communities.
  • Knowledge of youth programming models and frameworks (examples: mentorship, youth centers, positive youth development).
  • Life-long learning: desire and ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; learn from mistakes and successes; seek and accept constructive feedback from others; identify and access learning sources and opportunities.
  • Ability to work with Electronic Health Records is required. 
  • Organizational skills with the ability to keep track of paperwork and documentation.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative – Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things. Has the ability to facilitate others to resolve conflict.
  • Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing Staff – Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Respects diversity.


  • Lifting and carrying up to 30 pounds; pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds
  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Sit for extended periods of time at a computer
  • Drive a vehicle for up to 2 hours at a time