Youth Leadership Director

The Avalon Foundation
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Youth Leadership Director 

*Previous director has moved into the Programs Director position to serve the growth we have experienced, and will oversee & help guide this new person/s.

The YOUTH LEADERSHIP DIRECTOR contributes to The Avalon Foundation’s mission of empowering kid-driven leadership through service to the rare disease community by providing MENTORSHIP & MANAGEMENT to the Foundation’s Youth Leadership Program for various projects and events.


  • Mentor Youth Advisory Board in their endeavors 
  • Establish a yearly plan for goals and activities, working with Programs Director 
  • Collaborate & organize other mentors to engage with youth leaders 



  • Arrange physical/virtual meetings, at least one monthly  

(typically on 3rd Sunday of month 3-5pm currently) 

  • Annual brunch, recruiting event, shopping trips, presentations, etc. 


  • Foster communication between adult Board of Directors and youth 
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regarding meetings and progress/issues with youth leaders 
  • Communicate & Coordinate with Programs Director regarding KC4K progress, events, follow-up
  • Participate in program development meetings with Education Chair, Programs Director, etc. 
  • Engage with Programs Coordinator to assist in coordination with shopping trips 


  • Middle school Outreach Program, etc.
  • Events


Helpful Qualifications 

  •         Positive, energetic presence and creative, flexible perspective
  •         Time and heart commitment
  •         Necessary skills to form successful collaborations with stakeholders and organizational partners
  •         Strong volunteer coordination and engagement skills
  •         Eager to work with young people in a non-traditional environment, and integrate the voices of youth into programs and leadership
  •         Exceptional organizational skills and plan follow-up/follow-through
  •         Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong writing
  •         Computer efficiency including MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  •         Knowledge and skill with social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.
  •         Enjoy working on multiple projects in a fast-paced, supportive work environment
  •         Takes initiative and is resourceful
  •         Ability to work well autonomously as well as part of a dynamic team



  • Successful experience designing, developing and coordinating youth programs (youth leader, coach, teacher, etc.)
  •  A track record of success in your work with young people to create change, both seeing the big picture, and managing the details.
  • Available to renew contract for at least two years or more 


Relevant Platforms  

  • MS Office 365  
  • Teams  
  • Planner  
  • Adobe Suite  
  • Prezi  
  • Jotform  
  • BAND  
  • Sign Up Genius  
  • HubSpot  


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One of the best parts of being a stay-at-home-mom and being involved with TAF is the flexibility. Almost all of my time spent on TAF responsibilities was when I didn’t have mom-responsibilities. And, Deb is incredibly understanding! She told me from the beginning to be honest about my commitment level and workload. Sometimes, I didn’t meet deadlines… but I always kept her in the loop and we could then work something else out. I was able to make the HR Director role exactly what I wanted it to be, with direction and guidance from Deb. 

Ashley Sanchez

HR Director, 2020-2023