Careers 2017-12-14T16:06:07+00:00


Youth On Their Own is currently hiring for the following positions:

AmeriCorps Student Success Navigator

  • 900 Hour Position
  • Approximately 20 hours/week
  • Service Location: Tucson, AZ
  • Service Dates: September 5, 2017 – August 31, 2018
  • CONTACT: 520-230-2155 or [email protected]


Resource Development: The AmeriCorps members will research, create, and update resources for In School Success and Post-Secondary Success. The members will research, create, and update resources that can help students be successful while in school (e.g. fundamental learning skills and strategies, financial literacy, other skills and topics that impact overall success, etc.), as well as resources that can help students be successful in preparing for life after high school (e.g., SAT/ACT prep, post-secondary education options information and “how to get there” planning, FAFSA assistance, resume, and job applications, etc.)

Documentation and Data: The members will work with YOTO staff to create or use already existing metrics and systems to establish an effective and efficient way to collect and analyze data. They will implement and use data collection process when providing services to students, and evaluate data being collected to determine impact of services or referrals on student success.

Program Implementation: The AmeriCorps members will schedule and present fundamental learning skills and life after high school readiness presentations at high schools. They will provide connections to YOTO based and outside agency resources, and provide follow-up as necessary. Members will connect students with resources (e.g. school tutoring programs, Online academic resources, College & Career counselors at schools, minimizing food insecurity, basic needs, etc.) that will help them be successful in high school and in preparation for life after high school. Members will continuously work with Program Coordinators and Career Development Coordinator to identify and remediate any needs of the students that align with success in high school and preparation for life after high school.

Program Evaluation: AmeriCorps members will develop and administer a post presentation/workshop survey that has a previous knowledge reflection piece to determine what they have gained throughout the program. At the end of the school year, members will analyze all findings (e.g., surveys, key observations, program outcomes, etc.), and create a written report detailing the program results. Working with key YOTO staff, members will make recommendations for this program’s continuation and assist with the development of a sustainability plan. Members will recommend changes and modifications to program for upcoming year to ensure that the program is ready to re-launch in September.


Education, Skills and Abilities

Minimum qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age (21 or older preferred), no upper age limit, older applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be self-starting and able to work independently
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills working with students and other key stakeholders
  • Self-starting and able to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects
  • Ability to create and maintain energetic and positive interactions with students, staff, volunteers, and the community
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential files, records, and correspondence with understanding of timely and accurate maintenance of program data and statistics
  • A desire to work with/affinity for disadvantaged youth
  • Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Must possess valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and have access to vehicular transportation (mileage reimbursement provided)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Experience working with at-risk populations
  • Experience working with school-aged youth (ages 11-21)
  • Ability to generate creative programming ideas
  • Strong knowledge in how to apply for college, post-secondary education programs, Financial Aid, and Scholarships.

Benefits (Part-time)

  • Living Allowance – $240 biweekly stipend
  • $2,907.50 education award upon completion of service
  • Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
  • Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
  • Team support and coaching

Arizona Serve is committed to diversity in the workplace. Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application: HERE

This application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: [email protected]

Youth On Their Own (YOTO) – strives to eliminate barriers to education and empower Pima County’s homeless youth to stay in school. For over 30 years, we have supported the high school graduation of this unique demographic by providing financial assistance, basic human needs, and guidance. With the help of our supporters we empower homeless youth to remain in school and pursue opportunities for self-sufficiency.

YOTO is searching for a Development Manager to become a member of the YOTO family. The Development Manager provides leadership for the everyday activities of the Development Department and reports to the Director of Philanthropy, working closely with the CEO, board committees, volunteers, interns and other members of the development team to create and implement the organization’s development plan. The Manager is responsible for increasing revenue for YOTO special events, seuring support from businesses, churches and third-party events and campaigns and appeals.

Work Schedule: Full Time Salaried. Hours may vary to include special events and activities on evenings and weekends.
Status: Regular Full-time Exempt.
Reports to: Director of Philanthropy

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science/Arts degree
  • Two years’ consistent work experience specializing in fund development, marketing or communications.
  • Leader who creates a work culture that is team and mission driven
  • Highly organized and creative thinker with developed skill sets to plan and execute strategies in conjunction with organization’s overall goals, mission and challenges
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and written
  • Compassion and understanding for challenged youth population we serve


  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, retains, and stewards corporate and business supporters, faith-based organizations and third party organizations for campaigns and events.
  • Prepare and manage budgets and provide progress reports to the Director of Philanthropy.
  • Supports and supervises the Development and Grants Associate and the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Supervises core fundraising activities, donations management, reporting, acknowledgements and recognition programs
  • Coordinates and enhances annual giving programs, including direct mail, tax credits, matching gifts and monthly giving
  • Manage all aspects of marketing, public relations and communications, including but not limited to: website, print materials and student stories, digital newsletters, event invitations, social media, advertising and online calendars
  • Manage and increase the opportunities to present YOTO to the community
  • Plan and execute fundraising campaigns and annual events throughout the year, which includes securing sponsorships, and managing and training staff and volunteers.
  • Supervise outside contractors and interns.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellence in managerial and communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills, specifically the ability to clearly and effectively make a case for program support.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work in a demanding self-directed work environment.
  • Experience working with Donor Perfect software or its equivalent.
  • Working knowledge and successful utilization of Microsoft office tools.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, and prolonged periods of sitting and using a computer
  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the essential duties performed by incumbents of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Find out why YOTO is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. YOTO offers a supportive and positive work environment, full benefits including health, dental and life insurance; a 401K matching program; and generous holiday and vacation schedules.

Youth On Their Own conducts pre-employment screenings for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States. Apply Now.

Full-time Salary Range: $40,000 – $45,000
If you are passionate about the YOTO mission, please submit your resume, cover letter and three references to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Daniel Armenta, Director of Donor Relations
Youth On Their Own
1660 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712

Position is open until filled.