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Current Opportunities

Elevated Thought ® is an equal opportunity employer and intends to develop a staff that reflects the diversity of the students and community that we serve. Supporting individuals from marginalized communities– including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ+ people, and immigrants— is at the core of who we are. As such, people from marginalized racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Board of Directors

Thank you for your interest in serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Elevated Thought. Serving on our board is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth. We are currently recruiting new board members to support aspirational goals that can strengthen and sustain our mission and reach. Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Advising planning and policy decisions

  • Assuring adequate resources and seeking opportunities

  • Understanding ET's core programs, organizational development, and strategic plans

  • Attend regular board meetings and special meetings

Elevated Thought seeks candidates with a passion for art, social justice, and working with BIPOC youth and communities. Completing the form below will help our recruiting committee better understand your skills and time/resource commitments. 

For more information, including the specific responsibilities of board members, please reach out directly to Marquis Victor at

Full-Time and Part-Time Positions

Why Join Our Team? Make an impact with us as we commit to a mission that challenges and works to dismantle systemic oppression. Learn and grow as we are committed to empowering those we serve and on our team. Be supported by our commitment to offering a benefits package that includes paid leave, time off, medical, dental, vision coverage.


All job postings are hybrid positions with work regularly scheduled between Monday through Friday from 11 am – 6 pm. Evenings and weekends may be required.

Part-time may be considered for all positions down below.

To apply:


Email cover letter, resume, and portfolio samples (if applicable) to


by APRIL 14, 2022.

Creative Writing Teaching Artist

| $45K-$50K

As a Teaching Artist reporting to the Program Coordinator, you will use your education and writing experience to support the growth and learning of youth in our I Am Art. I Am Change. Apprenticeship program through the facilitation of workshops and classes designed to build their knowledge base. This position aims to facilitate a comprehensive artistic, technical and intellectual understanding and use of the mediums of poetry, prose, essay writing and other forms of creative writing. You will foster a climate that inspires creativity, intellectual curiosity,freedom of expression and critical-thinking, and help recruit and support young people in their efforts to understand, process, and advocate for social justice issues in the community. Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Develop and facilitate curriculum for the apprenticeship program that introduces new media and techniques, highlights BIPOC artists, canonical artists, and social justice issues/themes.

  • Engage and support youth’s goals while helping to build their professional, artistic and social entrepreneurship skills.

  • Introduce and model respectful inquiry and the acceptance of different world views, cultures, traditions, and identities creating an inclusive and healthy learning environment.

  • Play an active role in the marketing, promoting, and recruitment of youth by supporting the planning and execution of events, public workshops, and other aspects of programming.

  • Document apprentices’ work and progress while supporting the creation and preparation of their long-term public art projects.

  • Maintain consistent communication with apprentices to keep them engaged

For this role, you will need:

● Minimum associates degree or equivalent work experience.
● Minimum of two years of relevant experience.
● A diverse portfolio.
● Background in youth development and/or social justice work.
● Experience with managing projects.

Social Justice Youth Organizer

| $35K-$45K

As a Social Justice Youth Organizer reporting to the Social Justice Coordinator, you will use your organizing experience to help recruit and support young people in their efforts to understand, process, and advocate for social justice issues in the community. This position aims to build the capacity of our youth organizing efforts while working directly with youth and community partners. Through ongoing research, the facilitation of workshops, and programming, youth will play an active role in building a more socially just environment. Working closely with the Program Coordinator, you will help to build and sustain our Social Justice Collective. Responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Support the development of ET’s Social Justice Collective

  • Provide opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills

  • Co-facilitate community workshops for youth

  • Play an active role in the marketing, promotion, and recruitment of youth and partners

  • Participate in grassroots community advocacy efforts

  • Engage in research related to themes of interest identified by youth

  • Contribute to the overall growth and impact of the organization

For this role, you will need:

● Minimum high school diploma.
● Minimum of one year of relevant experience.
● Some experience with group facilitation.

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