Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen the political power of Hmong and disenfranchised communities through innovative civic engagement and strategic grassroots mobilization. HIP is based in Fresno and Sacramento, CA.


HIP seeks to hire a Director of Youth Development (DYD) to grow the organization's capacity to cultivate, develop, train and empower a new generation of youth leaders throughout the Central Valley and state. The DYD will be part of a tri-director leadership team known as the Executive Team composed of the Organizing Director and Communications & Development Director. This position is responsible for overseeing HIP’s youth engagement and leadership program and building a sustainable pipeline for low-income youth of color. This position will supervise youth program staff, volunteers and interns.


Youth Program Development & Management (70%)

  1. Develop, implement and monitor progress toward short- and long-term youth leadership and activism program strategy and goals.

  2. Identify target youth constituencies in Sacramento and Fresno.

  3. Oversee the creation, development, production, updating and execution of HIP’s youth leadership & activism curriculum including but not limited to curricula, videos, public education campaigns, toolkits handouts and web-based resources.

Executive Team Member (15%)

  1. Work with the Director of Communications & Development to engage young people in communications and narrative change efforts.

  2. Work with the Director of Organizing to create a pipeline for youth leaders to serve as organizers in HIP’s overall civic engagement plan.

  3. Supports fund development and reporting as needed.

  4. Prepare updates and materials for quarterly board meetings.

Youth Program Staff Management (15%)

  1. Supervising, setting goals with and for, and reviewing the performance of program staff dedicated to youth education and youth activism.


  • 3+ years’ experience in youth development and programming or relevant experience working in youth or community organizing field.

  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills, particularly with youth/young adults. Ability to connect, energize, inspire and move youth/young adults to action.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through.

  • Strong motivation and adaptability, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – ability to communicate complex ideas in a straightforward, culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; think quickly on their feet.

  • Commitment to the mission and principles of HIP and to social justice.

  • Familiarity and commitment to serving communities in the Greater Sacramento Region and/or Fresno Region.

  • Experience working in Southeast Asian immigrant communities.

  • Familiarity with and understanding of social issues such as education, environmental health and economic disparities.

  • Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting the community.

  • Knowledge and expertise with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the assigned project region (infrequent overnight travel to Southern California, Bay Area and Central Valley); and able to work a flexible schedule (some evenings and weekends).

salary & benefits

1 FTE (40 hrs/week) Salary: $60,000 annually
Health, dental, vision coverage provided
* Applicants must be able to work some nights and weekends

How to apply

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to:
Nancy Xiong, nancy.xiong@hipcalifornia.com
Subject line: Director of Youth Development - <Your Name>

Application Deadline

Monday, August 12, 2019 or until filled.

Start Date


Disclaimer: Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HIP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HIP expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of HIP's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen the political power of Hmong and disenfranchised communities through innovative civic engagement and strategic grassroots mobilization. HIP is based in Sacramento, California. HIP is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, gay, lesbian, transgender and gender nonconforming persons are encouraged to apply.

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