We are Hiring! Program Assistant, New York City

Program Assistant, New York City

Apply by Friday March 30th

Based in New York City on Union Square

Point Source Youth is hiring a full-time Program Assistant to support Point Source Youth’s pilot programming to advocate for, implement, and evaluate short-term host homes, family and kinship strengthening, rapid re-housing, and job placement for a livable wage. These programs are rooted in the mission to help end youth homelessness in 50 cities and towns over 10 years. Specifically, the Program Assistant will assist with developing and implementing Point Source Youth’s local work in New York, Baltimore, Detroit, the South, and California. 

With guidance and support from the Associate Directors and Executive Director, the Program Assistant will help ensure that each program’s short, medium, and long-term goals are met and that follow-up activities and documentation are created. The Program Assistant will help schedule, coordinate, and lead meetings and collaborations with service providers, partnering agencies, government officials, and funders. The Program Assistant will also help engage key stakeholders and government agencies to develop and expand partnerships.

This position requires travel for site and partner visits. Possible travel locations include Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Atlanta, Baltimore, and Detroit.


  • Developing, maintaining, and expanding relationships with an extensive network of organizations

  • Help publicizing partner achievements through social media and Point Source Youth “news” items

  • Generating positive momentum for programs through meetings, engagement activities, and troubleshooting conversations with partners

  • Help plan and execute yearly meetings to bring together a wide group of stakeholders in New York City, California, and North Carolina

  • Assist with organizing regular monthly and bi-weekly meetings as needed with local partners and stakeholders to achieve short- and medium-term goals

  • Assist with fundraising meetings,  donor outreach, and donor events and dinners


  • Demonstrated commitment to ending youth homelessness

  • Commitment to the social justice field
  • Demonstrated commitment to partnership and collaboration with young adults who have experienced homelessness
  • Experience working with LGBTQ youth and a demonstrated intersectional approach to LGBTQ issues

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

  • Lived experience of youth homelessness or with being unstably housed a plus

  • Ability to communicate with high-level policy-makers and executive directors

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships across diverse interest groups and sectors

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with front line staff, case managers, and a diverse group of local partners

  • Proven ability and desire to work independently  

  • Willingness to travel

  • Proven experience with social media and creating effective messaging campaigns.

Point Source Youth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage youth with lived experience of homelessness, trans and gender expansive or nonconforming candidates, people of color, women, and people with diverse abilities to apply.


This position will work out of the Point Source Youth New York City Headquarters in Union Square.

Compensation package includes full time salary as well as a strong benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision.  Three weeks vacation included.  


Submit a one page cover letter and resume to jenna@pointsourceyouth.org by Friday March 30th.  In your cover letter, please highlight why you would like to work at Point Source Youth and why you are good fit for the position. Please reference the requirements mentioned in the job description.

On Monday, April 2, we will notify three top candidates who will proceed to the in-person interview and in-person practice assignment stage.  During the in-person evaluation, the candidate will be asked to research an issue and write a short brief as well as social media post, conduct a mock meeting, and answer questions about how their background and experiences prepare them for this role.