We’d like to invite everybody to join Executive Director Matt Rosen and the FYA team for a dance celebration, that will likely take place soon, to the tune of the Celebration Song:
Time to celebrate!
What are we celebrating? FYA employee headcount is climbing: We’re hiring a Director of Programs! Our job description was written to attract a talented program professional who was also formerly in care.
We need somebody that is an “experienced, committed and creative leader to advance programs that build a thriving movement of current and former foster youth leaders and advocates.”
Based out of Berkeley, CA, the heart and soul of this job calls for active engagement with our partners through value-add products and services, including conferences, webinars, survey reports, and all matter of learning resources. It requires the ability to run programs while growing our partner network annually. This a full-time position that offers a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health care, and generous paid vacation and holiday package. We’re making the position attractive to find the best fit. If you know somebody you’d like to recommend, please have them send their cover letter and resume to Matt Rosen.
Communications Consultant Johnny Madrid
Also, FYA recently hired Communications Consultant Johnny Madrid, who will work on our communications projects. He will help oversee our newsletter, website, and social media presence. His journey began in the 90’s when he joined the first mother organization of FYA, California Youth Connection, as a teenager. Johnny has previously served on the board of FYA and brings more than 15 years of experience as a foster youth advocate.
Fundraising consultant Shari Shink
Last but not least, FYA brought Fundraising Consultant Shari Shink to the team last year. Shari was the founder and executive director of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center in Colorado, which has influenced the lives of over 15,000 foster youth.
With the addition of these three roles – Director of Programs, Communications Consultant, and Fundraising Consultant – our FYA Staff and Consultant Team has become a team of seven.