Full-Time Positions

Available Positions



Director of Q House Programs

LEAP is looking for a committed, highly motivated individual to lead a major new element of LEAP's programming and an important community partnership. LEAP was chosen by the Q House Advisory Board and the City of New Haven to manage daily operations and programming at the brand new Q House.  This new facility, opening in October 2021, draws on the Q House's almost 10 decades of history and commitment to building power and leadership in New Haven's Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods.

The Director of Q House Programs is a senior level position, responsible for managing LEAP’s work at the Q House, including community relations, staff oversight, program contractor management, partner coordination and youth and adult program implementation.  The Director of Q House Programs also serves as LEAP’s liaison to the Q House Advisory Board and the City of New Haven.  The Director of Q House Programs oversees a full-time programs coordinator and about 20 part time college and high school student staff.  The Director of Q House Programs works closely with multiple LEAP department heads and staff to ensure: quality programming; staff recruitment, training and development; and that programs are appropriately funded and meet financial audit requirements.

This is a full-time, exempt (salaried) position with excellent growth and leadership opportunities, that requires an efficient individual who works well with young professionals, students, seniors, children, community members and leaders and has a strong understanding of community-based work. This is a highly visible position requiring effective interaction and communication with a wide range of internal staff and outside partner organizations, government agencies, community leaders, educational institutions, and vendors.

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Deputy Programs Manager

The Deputy Programs Manager supports the implementation and management of LEAP’s children’s programs for 7 to 12 year olds in community and school-based sites. LEAP’s children’s programs involve local college and high school students who serve as senior and junior counselors respectively to provide year-round educational and social development services to children enrolled in LEAP’s
afterschool and summer programs. Counselors are supervised by a site coordinator at each site. The Programs Manager and Deputy Programs Manager are responsible for managing and supporting the teams of site coordinators and counselors in each site.

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Development and Communications

Communications Coordinator

LEAP is looking for a committed, creative, highly organized individual who is excited to join a mission-driven, hard-working development and communications team. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for writing, designing, and publishing a variety of digital and print content that is engaging, visually appealing, and inspires community members to want to learn about and support LEAP. The Communication Associate will play a key role in LEAP’s development and communications office as we strengthen and expand our efforts to support our $3.5 million annual budget through improved cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities. The ideal candidate will have strong aesthetic instincts for design, an exceptional eye for detail, a passion for storytelling, a strong understanding of content creation tools, and is a skilled writer, a strategic and analytical thinker, and an excellent collaborator. They will be in tune with trends and current events as it relates to LEAP’s online presence and communications strategy. They will also have a strong commitment to LEAP’s mission and addressing racial and socioeconomic inequities.

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