Hiring - Youth Center Director

Job Opening: Join the Movement as a Youth Center Director

The Jakara Movement with the Guru’s Nadir (Grace), seva of our volunteers, and the baksh (benediction) of the Sangat is pleased to announce our third employment position.  We are seeking a full-time Youth Center Director, based in Fresno, CA to provide leadership with the sangat in this new endeavor.

Youth Center Director

Jakara Movement
Location: Fresno, CA

Job Summary:

The Jakara Movement is seeking a full-time Youth Center Director to join our team. This is a fast-paced role in a growing organization, seeking to provide direct services within the community.  The Jakara Movement offers a total compensation program focused on competitive benefits, flexibility, and pay. If you are interested in joining our team or advancing within the Jakara Movement, this your opportunity!

Please note that the salary range for this position is $31,000-38,000 per year, based on experience and meeting program goals of recruitment.  The candidate will also receive health, vacation, and sick leave benefits. This position seeks a minimum 18-month commitment.


Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Youth Center Director is responsible for the overall operation, development, education, and management of the Youth Center and Tutoring Services.  Particular focus in this position will be on supervising all the Center’s operations and fiscal responsibilities. The Youth Center Director will participate in articulating the Center’s goals and philosophy in consultation with the Board of Directors.

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

Tutoring Services

  • Oversee management of staff, in terms of wage, training, and work schedules for the successful development of Tutoring Center
  • Market and recruit paying students for Tutoring Center.  Incentives and bonuses will largely be tied to building this pool
  • Have a clear understanding of state regulations and licensing procedures for all programs, and maintain programs to meet or exceed state standards
  • Recruit, supervise, evaluate and develop staff and volunteers
  • Participate in professional staff development opportunities and meetings as assigned
  • Operate department budget to ensure financial stability

Youth Center

  • Oversee daily program and administrative operations
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a Sikh-values curriculum that may be widely used via social media networks
  • Operate budget to ensure financial stability
  • Pursue grants and foundations to sustain programs
  • Recruit, train, supervise, evaluate and develop staff and volunteers
  • Participate in professional staff development opportunities and meetings as assigned
  • Maintain and foster relationships with youth, families and guardians
  • Develop and maintain key relationships and partnerships between the Jakara Movement and the Central Valley community and organizations (e.g. public not for profit, educational institutions and private corporations)
  • Build positive community relations with partners in community: school principals, school committees, Gurdwaras, families, local residents and other groups that are pertinent to the success of the programs
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Jakara Movement's education programs in the Fresno area, including development of Sikh-specific educational programs and calendar


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in education or related business field
  • Experience in youth programming, child development, and early childhood education preferable
  • Experience in the areas of business and financial operations.
  • Risk management and personnel experience
  • Experience in working closely with non-profit Boards of Directors and volunteer leadership committees preferred
  • Must be proficient with MS Office programs
  • Bilingual – Punjabi and English speaking skills are required

Understand the broad overview of the goals and purposes of the Jakara Movement and how it operates as a local and national movement, requiring:

  • Exceptional customer relations focused attitude
  • Strong focus on critical assessment and conflict resolution
  • Willingness to work in a team-centric environment
  • Leadership and collaborative mentality
  • Empathy, compassion, and integrity


  • Creative Experimentation in youth programming, marketing, and recruiting
  • Effective selection, motivation, management and training skills
  • Successful fiscal management skills
  • Effective and persuasive communication skills, the ability to make presentations to management, public groups, youth groups, as well as Sikh and non-Sikh communities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities
  • Ability to effectively organize and plan for daily, monthly, and yearly events

Application: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Jakara Movement at info@jakara.org.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the address listed or call Deep at 559-647-4700.


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