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HOBY staff is a small, passionate, collaborative team, driven by the idea that YOUTH CAN BE EFFECTIVE LEADERS IN THEIR SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES AND THE WORLD.

Since beginning in 1958, our programs have inspired youth to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community.

Our International Office is located in beautiful Westlake Village, California.

Some of the Perks of Being a HOBY Employee:

• Meaningful work; turn your passion into action.
• 10 paid holidays, accrued vacation and sick days, 2 personal days and a break over the winter holidays.
• Employer paid health insurance for our employees.
• A % match on 403(b) contributions.

 Westlake Village, CA    Westlake Village, CA

Beautiful Westlake Village, CA


 Westlake Village, CA    Westlake Village, CA

Beautiful Westlake Village, CA


Director of National Programs


Job Category: Management with travel
Type: Full time with benefits and paid vacation
Salary: TBD based on qualifications and experience
Location: Works from a home office in the continental U.S., preferably northeastern or mid-Atlantic U.S.

Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY at, America’s premier youth leadership organization, provides leadership development programs for high school students throughout the United States and internationally, and promotes civic engagement, activism, and community service. HOBY seeks an enthusiastic, well-organized individual to serve as a Director of National Programs reporting to the Chief National Programs Officer.

This position’s responsibility is to effectively manage and direct HOBY’s field operations and programs in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic geographic region of the United States to include ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ, DE, MD, DC, VA; to develop and maintain a strong volunteer infrastructure within the region; to achieve HOBY’s mission; and to strengthen the relationship between HOBY’s affiliates and the international organization.

Duties include: Ensure and monitor effective implementation of U.S.-based programs in the assigned region; recruit, train, supervise and motivate volunteers through conference call, in-person, phone and email communications; recruit and supervise volunteer support staff for the region; manage volunteers; monitor and evaluate structural and financial integrity of affiliates; oversee affiliate fundraising, student recruitment, program development, and risk management practices; ensure corporate compliance for all affiliates; work collaboratively with other staff members on assigned departmental projects, such as nationwide systems and processes, and volunteer instruction manuals, to enhance services and programs; actively plan and participate in regional and national training events; represent HOBY to all key constituents including students, alumni, volunteers, schools, corporations, foundations and service and cooperating organizations.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred. At least five years of professional work experience required, more a plus; director level experience in non-profit or business setting preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable with public speaking before large and small audiences, group/individual training experience, and analytical and budgeting skills required. Must have proven ability to work with staff and motivate volunteers. Must demonstrate strong leadership ability. Proficient in MS Office computer applications including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Project, Access, Visio. Excellent organizational and prioritization skills and attention to detail required. Ideal candidate must be a cost-conscious problem solver able to multitask and meet project deadlines on time and on budget, be able to work independently and as part of a small committed team, be flexible and able to work in a challenging and changing environment, and have a positive “can do” attitude. HOBY volunteer experience and understanding of HOBY programs a plus, but not required. Must be willing to travel (average one trip per month, though more during the busy season) and expect to work some evenings and weekends.

Location: Works from a home office in the continental U.S., preferably northeastern or mid-Atlantic U.S., with local access to a major airport.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, résumé, and list of references to Vicki Ferrence Ray, Chief National Programs Officer, via e-mail at with the subject line “DNP – Your Name” by July 15, 2018.


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