We’re hiring!

We are hiring a Research & Program Associate Deadline to Apply is Monday, October 22nd!

Based in New York City

Point Source Youth

Point Source Youth is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending youth homelessness in 50 cities and towns in 10 years. We help advocate for, implement, and evaluate three proven, scalable, and replicable youth homelessness interventions – family & kinship strengthening, short-term host homes, and rapid re-housing. 

We are currently working in Baltimore, Detroit, Los Angeles, Louisville, New York City, Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco, and adding new pilot locations regularly. 

This position requires strong knowledge of program design as well as a proactive, flexible, and entrepreneurial mindset suited to a young and dynamic organization that is experiencing rapid growth and transformation.

Position Description

Do you have lived experience of youth homelessness and want to support communities across the United States in ending youth homelessness once and for all?

We’re looking for a passionate, driven and innovative Research & Program Associate to support our programming out of our New York City Headquarters in Union Square. Our mission at Point Source Youth is to end the crisis of youth homelessness in 50 cities and communities across the U.S. in ten years. Our interventions are centered in youth-choice and our philosophy is grounded in dismantling systems of structural oppression, adultism, racism, transphobia, and homophobia.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Northeast, the Research & Program Associate will work to support all Point Source Youth programs and the annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness (June 17-19, 2019).

The Research & Program Associate will:

  • Help schedule, coordinate, and co-lead meetings with service providers, partnering agencies, government officials, and funders.

  • Travel for site and partner visits.

  • Conduct research and identify best practices to store and communicate information from providers and youth across the northeast.

  • Support the Associate Director, Northeast and agency staff on Symposium-related tasks and needs.

  • Support Point Source Youth social media and brand growth and identify potential marketing opportunities for the annual Symposium.

This role is part of a three-year promotional track to an Associate Director position. Professional development and skill-building will be integrated into quarterly assessments to support growth and mobility within the organization.


  • Lived experience with being unstably housed as a youth

  • Demonstrated commitment to ending youth homelessness

  • Commitment to the social justice field

  • One year of full-time office experience including internships and fellowships

  • Minimum of one year of experience in administrative, advocacy, coalition, or nonprofit role

  • Demonstrated commitment to partnership and collaboration with young adults who have experienced homelessness

  • Experience working with LGBTQ communities

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Proven ability and desire to work independently

  • Willingness to travel

  • Proven experience with social media  

  • Proven ability to excel in an office setting

  • Passion for team collaboration

Compensation & Details

This position will work regular office hours out of the Point Source Youth New York City Headquarters in Union Square. The compensation package includes a full-time salary as well as a strong benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision. Three weeks of vacation are included as well as quarterly professional development opportunities.

To Apply:

Submit a one-page cover letter and resume to jobs@pointsourceyouth.org with the subject line Research & Program Associate.

In your cover letter, please highlight why you would like to work at Point Source Youth and why you are a good fit for the position. Please reference the requirements mentioned in the job description.