The primary role of the Program Manager of Youth Leadership is to support Larkin Street’s youth leaders with advocacy work surrounding youth experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the Program Manager of Youth Leadership is responsible for assisting with creating spaces for youth voice and uplifting Larkin Street’s youth leadership vision throughout the agency.


  • Provide leadership and oversight to Larkin Street’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
  • Facilitate YAB meetings and organize additional workdays as needed
  • Coordinate various trainings for youth leaders and staff from across the agency and community partners
  • Develop high-quality work-based learning experiences for youth leaders
  • Work with YAB members to develop work plans, timelines and activities to achieve project goals
  • Work with program staff and leadership across the agency to incorporate youth voice and leadership opportunities
  • Coordinate youth participation in panels, workshops, and speaking engagements at relevant community events
  • Schedule and oversee youth attendance at conferences, local hearings, All Staff meetings and other appropriate opportunities
  • Document youth leadership work, including ETO data input, monthly SOU reports, schedule tracking, and processing of hours for stipend payment for YAB members
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners; City and County partners, as well as other youth advocacy organizations
  • Track program deliverables using both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods
  • Disseminate a monthly review and calendar of events to appropriate staff members
  • Update and manage Youth Leadership SharePoint page


  • Participate in agency leadership as member of Larkin Street Youth Services Leadership Team
  • Recruit youth leaders through use of e-mail, flyers, attendance at meetings, and other avenues
  • Continue to evaluate and develop programming as necessary
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Provide on-call support for Consultant rotation
  • Assist with special projects and other assignments as requested by the Senior Leadership team and the Chief of Programs
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Education or related field. Master’s strongly preferred


  • Three to Four (3-4) years of progressive experience in education, advocacy, policy, community organizing, workforce development or related discipline
  • Experience community building and working in collaborative partnerships with other organizations, agencies, institutions, and entities
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching, and mentoring experience with youth
  • Ability to support or lead collaborative projects
  • Familiarity with youth development models
  • Experience working with adolescents and/or transitional aged youth
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural, diverse environment


  • Exceptional organizational skills with reliability and consistency in work performance
  • Flexibility with a team player mentality
  • Ability to work with minimal to moderate supervision
  • An extreme focus on good judgment with a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor with great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task with the capability to learn quickly and integrate efficiently
  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance
  • Perform tasks and responsibilities in a complete and timely manner, complying with agency policies and standards and conforming to the requirements of this job description
  • Maintain a creative, teambuilding, cooperative approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks
  • Maintain an awareness of the agency’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies
  • Maintaining the strictest of confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and excel in a multi-cultural environment
  • Requires ability to lift, transfer, push/pull, maneuver, and reposition 25 lbs
  • Ability to reach, bend, and walk
  • Finger manipulation
  • Ability to comprehend complex materials
  • Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately


  • Choice of Kaiser medical plan, plus dental and vision.
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible spending accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation – starting at 3 weeks, increasing to 5 weeks by year five
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 11 Paid Holidays + Floating Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Paid Sabbatical following 5 years of employment
  • 403(b) retirement plan