RSYP is Hiring!

Director of Development – Position Announcement , August 2020

Title: Director of Development
Location: Great Barrington, MA (the Beautiful Berkshires)
Position: Full-time, leadership
Compensation: $60,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience
Special Benefits: Berkshire Passport ($500 annually for cultural, wellness, outdoor or fitness activities), $5000 housing benefit (one time)

Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) is a small, youth-founded youth organization dedicated to youth empowerment, in southern part of the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. AT RAILROAD STREET, YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD. They explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. RSYP’s professional staff expertly pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

The position – The Director of Development is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Executive Director to develop and implement strategic development goals and activities.
  • Leading the development efforts to raise an annual budget of approximately $800,000.
  • Overseeing, planning and directly implementing fundraising and cultivation events and special campaigns.
  • Directing fund development activities including researching donor, foundation and government prospects, proposal development and review, and donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Curating and co-leading communication strategy to shape and focus mission-centered messaging across all platforms and constituencies.

Core Qualifications – The Director of Development embodies RSYP’s mission in day-to-day interactions with young people and approach to fund development, strategy, problem solving and leadership. This position requires a person to have the following core competencies:

  • Evidenced passion for asset/empowerment-based youth development and ability share it with others.
  • Enjoyment, curiosity and ease connecting with people and exploring shared interests and passions.
  • Experience in the field of development, or translatable field, and excitement to share and grow it.
  • Strong skill sets in social justice and cultural competency literacies and experience working across social differences including age, race, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality and ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to both write clearly and speak publicly
  • Availability to work occasional nights & weekends

To Apply – Please send a resume and cover letter to Ananda Timpane, Executive Director, c/o Maeve Dillon, Development Associate at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Priority deadline August 28, 2020.

RSYP is an equal opportunity employer. People who identify as working class, people of color, multiracial, women, genderqueer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and differently abled are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Railroad Street Youth Student Empowerment program offers juniors and seniors in high school a chance to learn about how to prepare for life after high school. This group goes over themes like how to balance your life, goal setting, finances, FAFSA, and more! Sign up today! Applications close Friday May 1st!

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RSYP is Hiring a New Deputy Director!

Title: Deputy Director

Location: Great Barrington, MA (the Beautiful Berkshires)

Position: Full-time, leadership

Compensation: $60,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience

Special Benefits: Berkshire Passport ($500 annually for cultural, wellness, outdoor or fitness activities), $5000 housing benefit (one time)

Railroad Street Youth Project (RSYP) is a small, youth-founded youth organization dedicated to youth empowerment, in southern part of the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. AT RAILROAD STREET, YOUTH TAKE THE LEAD. They explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. RSYP’s professional staff expertly pairs youth-generated ideas with community resources, empowering youth to create and oversee a wide range of innovative, life-changing projects. Unmatched in mission and scope, RSYP excels in helping youth find their voice and realize the benefits of their commitment to themselves and their community.

The position – The Deputy Director is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Executive Director to develop and implement strategic goals, policies, programs, community collaborations and initiatives.
  • Overseeing program and facility operations and maintaining, cultivating and expanding community partnerships strategic to RSYP’s mission.
  • Providing mission-driven leadership and guidance to staff, volunteers and community partners across all programs and initiatives.
  • Directing and managing program evaluation and assessment systems and creating program reports for the Executive Director, Board of Directors and funders.
  • Curating and leading communication strategy to shape and focus mission-centered messaging across all platforms and constituencies.

Core Qualifications – The Deputy Director embodies RSYP’s mission in day-to-day interactions with young people and approach to leadership, strategic planning and program development, implementation, and problem solving. This position requires a person to have six core competencies:

  • Evidenced passion for asset/empowerment-based youth development matching experience in the field of youth work
  • Strategic leadership and program/administrative management experience
  • Strong skill sets in social justice and cultural competency literacies and experience working across social differences including age, race, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality and ability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to both write clearly and speak publicly
  • Ability to build strong collaborative community relationships with individuals and organizations
  • Availability to work occasional nights & weekends

To Apply – Please send a resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Ananda Timpane, Executive Director, c/o Meri Haas at email hidden; JavaScript is required. Applications are due by January 24 and will be reviewed as they are received.

RSYP is an equal opportunity employer. People who identify as working class, people of color, multiracial, women, genderqueer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and differently abled are strongly encouraged to apply.

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