Job Opportunity - Children, Youth, and Young Adult Community Director


Are you looking to be in a role where you can experience community and support others  in community building? Are you passionate about contributing to the lives of young adults and children? Are you committed to nurturing your spiritual community and helping others do the same? Are you interested in developing your skills in organizing and community engagement?


The New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is looking for an empathetic self-starter to curate and manage implementation of programing for children, teens (and the families of children and teens), and young adults (ages 18-35) among Quaker Meetings in New York, Northern New Jersey and Western Connecticut. The Director will interact with Quaker Meetings and Friends to build enriching cross generational relationships that deepen the spiritual life of our community. You would be joining a staff committed to dismantling white supremacy, racism, and other oppressions while we labor to build a sustainable world. We recognize that community is foundational to that work and seek someone who can help our community create structures that foster strong connections amongst our society that are enriching and long lasting.


Required Attributes

  • The ability to work collaboratively with others, understand the big picture and see your part
  • A facility with prioritization and independent action
  • A high degree of empathy coupled with the ability to tailor communication to different audiences
  • Comfort communicating with groups and the ability to make connections within the community
  • Strong organizational competence


Required Skills and Experience

  • Communication skills - oral, written, interpersonal, across diversity of age and culture
  • A demonstrated commitment to dismantling white supremacy, racism, and other oppressions
  • Professional or volunteer experience with youth and/or with young adults


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Technically adept
  • Experience with/capacity for facilitating meetings, workshops and gatherings
  • Coach/mentor/provide pastoral care to young adults and youth
  • Encourage the leadings and leadership of others with an eye to delegation


This role will require travel throughout the tri-state region as well as evening and weekend work. Use of a personal vehicle is helpful but not required. Travel costs are reimbursed. While the balance of tasks will vary week to week, roughly half the time would focus on the young adult program and half on the programming for children, teens and families. The Director will manage programming across the broader age spectrum, but may delegate or collaborate with others to implement particular programs. For a few more details, see the Job Description.


This full time position offers a base salary of $56,000, plus health and retirement benefits. Many aspects of this job can be tailored to the strengths and gifts of the applicant who is hired. If you would like to apply for part of this job, please do. Half time positions include retirement benefits but not health insurance.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Questions can be sent to that same email address. Applications due by September 30, 2021.