Operations Director


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1651 Adeline St.Oakland, CA 94607


Oakland Youth Aspire (OYA) is a youth resource center open every Saturday 12:30-5pm in West Oakland. Our mission is to enrich the lives of youth by creating a fun and welcoming environment that promotes a healthy lifestyle and fosters open communication, empathy, and the development of interpersonal skills. Our vision is to help youth aspire to live healthy and productive lives, and develop fundamental skills to reach their fullest potential. For more information on the program and its services, please visit www.oaklandyouthaspire.org and Like us on Facebook for weekly posts and updates.

Below is the description for the Operations Director board member position. All of our board members are involved in the program and need to co-lead the program at least 1 Saturday per month, and spend 15 hours a month on tasks to fulfill position responsibilities. Please email madilyne@oaklandyouthaspire.org with any questions or interest in the position.

This position requires candidates to successfully complete an interview with board members and serve in a volunteer capacity at OYA for 5 Saturdays within a 3-month timeframe and complete 1-2 projectsprior to membership.

Position Description:

The Oakland Youth Aspire Operations Director will provide leadership in overseeing the organization’s operations and overall management to support sustainability and help OYA achieve its goals.


  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on organizational and board management, general operations, and establishing goals and processes for the program.
  • Help define the OYA board roles and paid positions and oversee recruitment for open positions. This includes developing role descriptions if necessary, advertising, interviewing candidates, and managing the application process.
  • Manage the monthly board meetings, including scheduling and sending out agendas.
  • Work with ED on annual board retreat, including the agenda, activities, goals, and running the meeting.
  • Provide guidance on the organization’s guidelines. This includes being responsible for OYA’s Board Manual and its documents including the board member contract, bylaws, and organizational resources.
  • Responsible for the program forms, including intake forms, sign in sheets, and systems to manage the information.
  • Commit to 15 hours per month to fulfill position responsibilities including meetings and program attendance:
  • Attend monthly board meetings, weeknight 7pm-9pm
  • Participate in committee meetings as needed
  • Participate in back to school events and holiday events
  • Co-lead program 1x/month from 12pm-5pm
  • Voluntary $300 annual board fees

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in managing an organization, a team, and/or establishing organizational processes
  • Ability to create a vision, goals and procedures to achieve goals
  • Strong people management skills
  • Experience working with at-promise youth a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal/presentation communication skills
  • Strong leadership and project management skills; initiative and ability to work independently
  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Child Development
  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • 15 hours/month

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