Job Opportunities

Job Openings

We currently have three job openings and as well as internship positions available.

Khadafy Washington Program Coordinator

This position is responsible for the coordination and administration of intervention and follow-up services provided by Khadafy Washington Project, a support service to anyone who has lost a child or other loved one to violence, providing intensive family support services & mentoring to youth involved in violence, as well as the field training of program staff, resource development and report writing.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter explaining your interest along with a resume to:  Include your name and “KWP Coordinator” in the subject line.


Office/Program Assistant

This position will be responsible for helping to achieve our mission by supporting Youth ALIVE!’s staff and general operations. The Office/Program Assistant, reporting directly to the Operations and Human Resources Manager, will be responsible for monitoring the reception area and providing administrative support to Youth ALIVE!’s programs.  This position will multi-task a variety of front office and administrative activities

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To Apply: Please send cover letter explaining your interest along with a resume to:  Include your name and “Office Assistant” in the subject line.


Violence Interrupter

Violence Interrupters operate in areas where violence and poverty are the norm. Interrupters leverage their individual reputation and street credibility to disrupt the cycle of violence in Oakland communities.  Interrupters are connected to the streets of the toughest neighborhoods with the unique ability to identify and intervene in individual, group and gang-related conflicts before they intensify. If a shooting has occurred, they seek out the victim’s friends and relatives and try to prevent a retaliatory shooting. Violence Interrupters are expert conflict mediators utilizing problem-solving skills to address safety risks and to end conflict. This individual will be an integral part of reducing the shootings and homicides in the City of Oakland. Violence Interrupters will be assigned primarily to a geographic area (West, Central/East or Deep East Oakland). Violence Interrupters receive general supervision from the Lead Violence Interrupter and support from the Citywide Violence Interrupter. They are also responsible for staying in compliance with the approved scope of work for this strategy. Some work is performed in an office environment; most work is in the community, with frequent evenings and weekends.

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To Apply: Please send cover letter explaining your interest along with a resume to:  Include your name and “VI” in the subject line.




Youth ALIVE! offers both counseling placements for BBS eligible graduate students, and associate placements for AMFT, ASW (1500 hours max), and APCC track candidates. Supervision is provided by our Counseling Services Director, Nicky MacCallum, LMFT, NCC. If you are interested, please email her at with your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, availability (i.e. days and times) and expectations (e.g. hours needed). Those with relevant community experience may qualify for a stipend.

Counseling intern responsibilities:
*Provide trauma-informed screening, assessment, and treatment of referred clients.
*Conduct home visits and generally provide services in the field which may include transportation of self and client to and from counseling activities in the community. (A car is necessary.)
*Complete and maintain all required documentation in a regular, timely manner and in accordance with policies.
*Meet all documentation and paperwork requirements as set by the agency.
*Participate in case conferencing meetings with non-clinical case management staff and agency staff meetings.
*Participate in BBS eligible clinical supervision.

For more information, contact Nicky MacCallum, LMFT, NCC, Counseling Services Director at


Research, Training and Advocacy

We also offer summer, semester and year-long internships for Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Public Policy/Administration (MPP/MPA), medical (MD) students and residents, as well others in related disciplines. For more information, contact Will Winfield at