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Our policy:
United Way employment practices are implemented without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religious beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local fair employment practice laws.

Current Job Openings:

Part-Time Community Coordinator: The United Way is seeking a 20 hour/week Community Coordinator to staff and help coordinate activities of the Youth Violence Prevention Task Force. The Youth Violence Prevention Task Force (YVPT) is countywide community collaborative made up of over 200 active members and 90 organizations representing all relevant sectors including community-based organizations, education, faith, justice, government, health, concerned community members, youth and families.  YVPT and its county-wide strategic planning process is a project of the Santa Cruz County Criminal Justice Council. YVPT formed in December 2012 and worked together for three years to complete a community assessment and to develop a 3-5 year strategic plan to reduce youth violence in Santa Cruz County.

The Community Coordinator will focus on YVPT’s Project Thrive. Project Thrive is focused on addressing gaps in how the community  identifies, supports and serves young men of color that have been harmed by violence. Over the next two years, Project Thrive will establish a coordinated countywide trauma-informed culturally relevant system to increase the well-being and quality of life for young Latino and African-American males, ages 16-24, and their families, that reside in the Watsonville, Santa Cruz City and Live Oak communities. The project will build community awareness of the impact of trauma and violence, enhance the capacity of county systems to implement evidence-based practices to meet survivor needs, and build local capacity to identify and reach this survivor group. For the list of job responsibilities and qualities please click here.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Friday, September 16, 2016- Closing Date for Cover Letter and Resume (Due by 5:00pm)
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - Selected Applicants Contacted for Brief Phone Interviews
  • Monday, September 26, 2016 - Interviews with Selected Applicants

To Apply:
1. Submit one (1) signed original cover letter and resume detailing your skills and experience to us by
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 5pm.

Please include in your cover letter, resume a list of three professional references, individuals who have immediate knowledge of your work. Please include name, title, organization, address, telephone number, and state the capacity in which the individual knows your work. References will not be contacted until after interviews with the selected applicants.

2. Mailing Address
Human Resources s
United Way of Santa Cruz County y
PO Box 1458
Capitola CA 95010
Email: Fax: (831) 479-5477
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