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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 26, 2023) – Today, the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP), a nonprofit that builds the leadership capacity of California’s youth, announced a search for an Executive Director. This marks a new era for CLYLP, which recently received a historic one-million-dollar investment from the State of California, allowing the organization to hire full-time staff and expand its reach into the Inland Empire with a fifth leadership program.

“We are immensely grateful to the countless number of volunteers, partners, and funders who have supported and sustained our work as a volunteer-led organization for over 40 years,” said CLYLP President Leonard Sánchez. “We have grown tremendously during this time, from a small team in 1983 to a vast network across California with hundreds of volunteer leaders.”

The board of directors seeks a leader to join the CLYLP team, advance the organization’s reach and impact, and successfully promote CLYLP’s goals and objectives to drive the organization to new heights. The ideal candidate should be passionate about CLYLP’s mission and be committed to meaningfully strengthen the organization’s existing network while building new partnerships.

If you are a dynamic leader with a track record of success in nonprofit leadership, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people in California. Over 7,000 students have benefited from CLYLP’s high school and alumni programs, and the organization is excited about serving more youth and communities in the future.

Attached is the description for the Executive Director position. Please send a cover letter, résumé/CV, and three professional references, and direct any inquiries to

Hiring Statement and Commitment to Equity

CLYLP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a broad and diverse pool of

qualified candidates for this position. CLYLP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age,
religion, gender identity nor sexual orientation. CLYLP is committed to a healthy, inclusive and respectful
organizational culture. CLYLP strongly encourages applications from persons of color, women, LGBTQIA+,
persons living with disabilities, and persons from all underrepresented groups whose background
contributes to uplifting the diverse experiences of Chicano and Latino youth, families, and communities.


How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply via email by submitting your credentials to Please include a cover letter, résumé/CV, and a list of three professional references. Priority deadline to apply is June 22, 2023. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. In your cover letter, please explain how your values, experience and background have prepared you for this leadership role and equipped you to successfully fulfill the core roles and responsibilities outlined in this job posting.

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