Job Announcement: Outreach Manager (part-time)


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: OUTREACH MANAGER

Game Theory Academy (GTA) is recruiting an Outreach Coordinator to work closely with GTA’s team of instructors to recruit youth participants for our programs – via outreach to Bay Area schools, community organizations and an extensive network of youth advocates – as well as maintain contact with students after they graduate the GTA program.  A qualified candidate must demonstrate outgoing communication skills, impeccable writing skills, an organized sensibility, and creative design skills. A stand-out candidate will also share a strong interest in economics and financial literacy. 

GTA was founded in 2008 and serves 450+ youth ages 16-22 per year at high schools, community organizations, and juvenile halls in Oakland and Richmond. Our mission is to provide economic decision-making skills and opportunities of low-income youth. The core of GTA is a ten-session course that applies the basic concepts of economics and decision analysis to the context of young people’s individual life decisions about money, relationships and education. We also run a three-month urban farm entrepreneurship program. Young people graduate GTA with improved confidence in navigating the economy, and superior analytical skills they can apply to financial, education, career and risk decisions.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective and inspiring leadership, as well as stewardship, of GTA by being actively involved in all programs and services.
  • Manage and grow an outreach network of teachers, community organizations, probation officers, and social workers, including in-person meetings and digital communication.
  • Create all print and digital materials, including flyers, newsletters, social media content, related to youth opportunities at GTA
  • Drive and track registration of youth in all programs through consistent and clear communication.
  • Support the GTA team of instructors, including calendars, class materials, and student communication.
  • Engage with GTA students through phone, email and social media communication.
  • Manage GTA project web sites—ensure that new and consistent information regarding youth opportunities is up to date and compelling
  • Support GTA’s program evaluation strategies, including data entry and analysis.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of cultural issues specific to low-income communities
  • Strong writing, verbal and Word/Excel skills required
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work during early evening hours 2-3 days/week
  • Graphic design skills and familiarity with Adobe Suite highly desired
  • HTML, WordPress, MailChimp experience, or desire to learn
  • Photography and Video Production skills highly desired
  • Google AdWords and Analytics familiarity, or desire to learn
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a registered and insured vehicle highly desirable
  • People of color strongly urged to apply.

 

This is a part-time position, with potential to grow to a full-time role. Starting pay is $16-19/hour, depending on experience. Send cover letter and resume to Patricia Johnson by email to recruiting@gametheoryacademy.org or to 337 17th Street #214, Oakland, CA 94612.

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