The YP Foundation is Hiring!

TYPF Turns 10 - The Staff & Ishita by Adhiraj Singh

10 things you should know about working with us. 

1. Some places are not run-of-the-mill jobs. They are places to learn, challenge yourself, be blown away by people’s abilities to innovate and grow. TYPF is a way of life, in a happy, intense, meet-people-who-will-change-your-life kind of way. Ask anyone who has been here. Here’s what defines us:

2. One Team: We always think ‘we’ instead of ‘me’. Where else do you have colleagues that’ll drop everything in a second to help you with the thing you’re struggling with? We believe in collaborative growth where your own only competition is you and there are enough opportunities to travel, learn, grow and discover to go around for everyone. Where you inherit other people’s ideas and then get supported to enable your own.

3. Complete OwnershipTYPF, regardless of age gives young people the reigns to lead one’s own programme. This organization really does invest in its staff. Where else will you find non profit organizations where 19 year olds lead programmes and are trusted to do so?

4. Transparency: There’s nothing to hide at The YP. If you want to know something, just ask.

5. Radical Growth and Learning:  Such places are not always easy places to work in, in that they ask a lot of you. Your ideas, your knowledge, your willingness to un-learn, your time and your abilities to work with other people. Its a commitment that runs both ways, yours and ours.

6. The Journey, Not the Destination:  TYPF is not a place where you park your bags and camp, but a place you stretch yourself to try and crystalize the wildest of social change ideas into on-the-ground realities. At some point in your journey, we recognize that for some people it’s time to leave and hand over to the next diamond in the rough and we will encourage you to go on to the next fabulous part of your career. For others, TYPF takes care of the people it keeps on.

7. A Place for Institutional Misfits: A place where people are fun to work with, feminist, passionate, where your voice has value and you are respected. Where you are judged on your hard work, sense of humour and commitment to get things done. We believe in thinking outside the box and are always willing to try out new ideas.

8. The Un-Patriarchal Family: TYPF is notoriously known for meeting amazing people who become like-family. We believe in plurality, diversity and respect diverse forms of identity and leadership. We don’t discriminate on the basis of your disability, HIV status, gender, caste, religion or sexual orientation. You are encouraged to challenge the status quo.

9. Being Resourceful: TYPF is a place where just when you think you’re getting complacent, something organic and unexpected is likely to take you down a whole new rabbit hole. Other then an unlimited supply of tea, coffee and internet, we believe in finding sustainable, cost effective ways of getting work done.

10. Self Care and the Individual: It isn’t just about the work, or being an expert at it. People at TYPF are the most precious resource we have and no one here goes ignored or unnoticed. TYPF provides 51 days of leave in a year and we encourage people to take time to take care of themselves.

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We Are Growing!   

TYPF is currently looking at expanding its programmes and outreach and are specifically looking for experienced young professionals and practitioners who can commit to lead, implement and build a long-term vision. We are currently a team of 14 staff members who work both part time and full time, with an active volunteer base of over 160 people each year. Read more about our Staff and Board Members here.

Not every kind of person fits into a place like this, but if you’re 35 years of age and under and looking for a serious challenge to stretch your wings and roots, are passionate about working with and for young people or you know someone who is – apply!

Positions Available

Please click on the position to know more about the Job Description.

  • Finance Manager (Full Time)
  • Senior Executive Assistant (Full Time)
  • Communications Manager (Full Time)
  • Programme Manager – Digital Media and Learning (Full Time)
  • Programme Manager – Life Skills, Education and Health (Full Time)
  • Associate Coordinator – Peer Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (Full Time/ Part Time)
  • Associate Coordinator – Governance and Democracy, The Right to Information Programme (Full Time/ Part Time)

To Apply 

  • Send us a copy of your resume and a one-page Cover Letter (explaining your past experience and skills, why you are suitable for the position and what kind of work you’d really be interested and good at doing in that post) for the relevant position.
  • We encourage you to think through the cover letter and tell us something interesting about yourself that is relevant to the position.
  • In the title of the email you send us, write the title of the position you have applied for.
  • You must submit these two documents to jobs@theypfoundation.org to be considered for the post. Please note that incomplete applications are automatically rejected.
  • Applications are being processed on a rolling basis.
  • For further queries, please contact us on jobs@theypfoundation.org. Please note that individual comments posted on this page wont receive a response due to the large number of requests we receive, so if you have a query – email us at the id given above :)

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2 Comments

  1. [...] Vrica Vij is the latest addition to our crazy family of young people here at TYPF, joining us a few weeks ago. The YP Foundation is looking for more eclectic and passionate young people to join our team and be a part of this experience. To know more, visit us here and apply! [...]