Project Director – Peter Cicchino Youth Project

The Peter Cicchino Youth Project (PCYP) at the Urban Justice Center has an exciting and rare opportunity for a leader with vision and passion for representing LGBTQ+ youth. PCYP has been a potent force for LGBTQ+ youths for over three decades and is ready to enter a new and exciting chapter under new leadership that can reinvigorate and direct the Project moving forward.

At the UJC, Project Directors have the freedom to determine the Project’s goals, missions, and methods. They hire the staff and direct the project on a day-to-day basis. The Project Director position at PCYP offers an opportunity for someone to come in and effectuate their own vision consistent with the historical work and mission of the Project.

Primary Responsibilities:

PCYP seeks a Project Director to rebuild the project from the ground up, starting as a team of one and then, budget permitting, adding attorneys, advocates, and social workers to fulfill PCYP’s mission. The ideal candidate has the ability to envision and then implement plans to reinvigorate PCYP; to support project-wide collaboration; and to set, refine, and communicate program goals.

The Project Director will use their creativity and passion to prepare PCYP for the future, including hiring, fundraising, budgeting, communications, grants management, and program development.


The ideal candidate will be an energetic, dynamic, and creative individual who has a demonstrated commitment to social justice work and the skills to build an organization from the ground floor.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Adept at using new media tools to forward advocacy agendas;
  • Passion, creativity, and willingness to take chances to effectuate innovative change;
  • A law degree is preferred, but not required.

Salary and Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. UJC offers a flexible work environment and a highly competitive benefits package that includes vacation, personal, and sick time; medical and dental coverage; vision and gym reimbursements; and a 401(k) plan.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to The subject line of the email must include: “Project Director Position.” Applications will first be looked at after January 15, 2022 and will then be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Should you have any questions about this role, please email the Executive Director, Doug Lasdon, at

In your cover letter, we encourage you to be open about your vision for youth advocacy, while operating in the context of a non-profit legal services organization.

UJC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity expression, age, disability, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status, or marital status. People with lived experience of housing, food, and financial insecurity, homelessness, and/or criminal justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note that the Urban Justice Center requires all employees to submit proof of vaccination against COVID as a condition of employment. As part of the onboarding process, new hires will be asked to submit proof of vaccination prior to their first day of employment.

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