Urban Alliance (UA), a national youth workforce development nonprofit, is currently seeking a creative storyteller with a passion for ensuring that all young people have access to opportunity to serve as Communications and Advocacy Associate. This role supports the organization’s external communications and advocacy efforts to drive increased visibility and partner and donor engagement – including media relations, digital media, and marketing. The Communications and Advocacy Associate will be an integral part of UA’s national team, reporting to the Communications Director and providing support to all four UA regions: Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, and Greater DC. The ideal candidate is a hard-working self-starter with excellent writing skills, eagerness to learn, and a strong understanding of digital media. The position is temporarily remote, but will be based in UA’s Washington, DC headquarters when in-person work resumes. Occasional travel to other regions is possible.
Urban Alliance (UA) believes that all young people deserve equal access to the experience, social capital, and tools needed to achieve economic mobility. UA is building a diverse next-generation workforce by providing job skills training, mentoring, and paid internships to high school youth from under-resourced communities, predominantly youth of color. Since 1996, UA has provided over 6,000 internships to youth across greater Washington, DC (including Montgomery County and Prince George's County, MD, and Northern Virginia), Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit. UA fights for equity by empowering students to dream big and achieve economic mobility. UA’s work supports the development of diverse talent pipelines while preventing disconnection from school or the workforce. In partnership with over 200 employers, UA levels the playing field for young people in the workforce by equipping them with the tools to overcome the systemic barriers that prevent equal access to economic opportunity.