Training & Capacity-Building Manager, Youth Housing Justice

Youth Collaboratory Remote (Anywhere USA) , PA

Posted 3 weeks ago

Youth Collaboratory is inviting applications and nominations for a Training & Capacity-Building Manager, Youth Housing Justice reporting to the Assistant Director of Youth Housing Justice. The Training & Capacity-Building Managers primary responsibilitiesinclude identifying, developing, and implementing training and technical assistance activitiesto prevent and end youthhomelessness.

About Youth Collaboratory

Youth Collaboratory harnesses the power of the youth services community to innovate, evaluate, and drive effective strategies that assure the safety and well-being of youth and young adults, unlocking their limitless potential.

Our greatest strength lies in our ability to engage and retain a dynamic network of hundreds of organizations across all 50 states. Together, we are able to advance the work of communities in real-time, raise the level of conversation around key issues, increase cross-sector communication, drive national research, and increase support in three strategic focus areas:

We are known for providing high-quality, highly regarded training and consulting that successfully unearths local innovation and elevates effective practices. Through these targeted services, strategic national partnerships, and research-based program models, we operate across sectors to help youth-service providers focus on one goal: strengthening outcomes for youth and young adults.

In the last few years, our network has experienced significant growth attracting innovators in practice, research, advocacy, and funding and our core membership has grown by 250%. To make the kind of difference we want to make, we need to continue to build our capacity to educate and engage at a rapid and meaningful rate.

More information about Youth Collaboratory can be found at


Key Responsibilities

Uses Program Expertise in Youth Housing Justice to Propel Focus Area

The Training & Capacity-Building Manager will engage in the implementation ofstrategicplans to achieve project-level goals and objectives in support of Youth Collaboratorys Youth Housing Justice focus area, consistent with the mission and vision of Youth Collaboratory. The Training & Capacity-Building Manager will have a wide range of expertise in areas of homelessness and housing instability for youth and young adults, including design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs, services, and training and technical assistance projects, contracts, and activities. As a Capacity-Building team member, they will promotea team-based culture and support collaboration across multiple functions of the organization to ensure a coordinated andcohesiveapproach. As a Youth Collaboratory staff member, they will promote effective partnerships and represent the organization within national, state, and local networks.

Provides direct Training and Technical Assistance to advance the work of the field

Using a collaborative and relationship-based approach, Training & Capacity-Building Managers support the development of Youth Collaboratory members and other providers through remote and onsite consultation in the field of Youth Housing Justice, with a particular focus on ending homelessness and housing instability for youth and young adults. This includes developingand implementingcustomized events(such as convenings, briefings, and trainings) and developing resource toolsthat effectively share knowledge, unearth innovation, and foster collaboration. Specific activities include, but are not limited to, analyzing data to identify and prioritize topics,developing content and materials, determining the audience, presenting, training and facilitation, providing logisticalsupport, and providing evaluation analysis to support continuous improvement.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be first and foremost committed to Youth Collaboratorys mission and the visionary evolution of its next level of impact. While no one person will embody all of the qualities enumerated below, the ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

Personal Profile

  • A passion for the values and beliefs of youth development programming and demonstrates these principles in practice and everyday interactions. This includes valuingand prioritizingyouth and young adults as leaders and expertsin alignmentwith our vision forauthentic youth collaboration.
  • Strong expertise inthe field of homelessness and housing for youth and young adults.
  • Known for clearly communicating what works and what doesnt with the ability to take complicated issues and break them down into everyday language. This includes a keen ability to see the big picture and understand practice elements at the local level.
  • Possesses entrepreneurial acumen andan insatiable appetite for learning. This includes seeing and responding to opportunities for strategic innovation -constantly exploring why things work (or dont) and demonstrated excitement to iterate and learn with data (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Demonstrates strong relationship-building skills, excellent customer-focused competencies, and successful experience working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Practiced manager and organizer, with the ability to plan, organize, and execute projects from conception to initiation to completion.
  • Leader within the youth services field, with specific experience related to youth homelessness and housing needs, with a vision for Youth Housing Justice. This includes a strong network of individuals that can be activated to respond to specific challenges or opportunities.
  • Loves the uniqueness of each organization and community they serve. They adapt their capacity-building approach to best fit the unique needs within a community's culture and circumstances.
  • Thinks traveling 25% of the time to attend conferences, events, and on-site strategy sessions is a plus.


  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in a social service, intermediary, or similar nonprofit organization.
  • Experience in programs and services related to ending youth and young adult homelessness required.
  • Experience with FYSB RHY programs, HUD YHDP, and/or CoCs preferred.
  • Experience in more than one of Youth Collaboratorys Initiatives is a plus.
  • Statewide, regional, or national experience in the youth services field is a plus.
  • Experience in design and delivery of training, technical assistance, and/or consultation for non-profit staff, including experience in facilitating groups and meetings.
  • Experience in preparing resources, practice tools, and/or research documents that encompass proven and emerging best practice techniques and approaches.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required.


At Youth Collaboratory, we hire incredible people who do great work and encourage them to take a break when they need it! We offer a generous supply of leaves including three weeks of vacation, a vacation bonus that can only be used if you truly unplug, 14 paid holidays, and personal leave. We cover 90% of medical insurance and 100% of dental and vision employee-only premiums. Employees will also receive 100% employer-paid short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life. Employees can also contribute to a tax-deferred Simple IRA.

Youth Collaboratory engaged in a comprehensive internal pay equity assessment. The starting salary range for this role is $54,100 to $67,600k plus benefits, in accordance with our internal pay equity analysis.

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