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YCB Staff

Meet the YCB Staff

The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board hires experts in their field to help build a better city for the children and young people.

Ann Marie DeGroot

Executive Director

Jeremy Theis

Staff Accountant

LaToya Balogun

Director of Youth Operations

Rachel Oberg Hauser

Director of Projects


Youth Development Specialist

Mikayla Ferg

Strategic Planning Specialist

Min Lee

Communications Associate

Deby Ziesmer

Early Childhood Director & Pritzker Fellow

YCB Job Board

Hiring: Strategic Planning Specialist

(Download the full position description by opening the PDF above)

The Strategic Planning Specialist is responsible for leading strategic planning efforts, maintaining internal data systems and operations, and coordinating and analyzing cross-jurisdictional data. Responsibilities include maintaining and revising the Youth Master Plan and its associated action plans, Status of Youth Report, and multi-jurisdictional Children’s Budget, and regularly reporting progress to YCB staff and the YCB board. This position will work closely with our jurisdictional partners, YCB staff, the Minneapolis Youth Congress, and local elected officials’ offices. The Strategic Planning Specialist position reports to the Executive Director and will occasionally require flexible hours to meet with youth and attend community events. Qualified candidates for the position of Strategic Planning Specialist will need to have familiarity with content sharing tools such as SharePoint and SmartSheet.  Familiarity with the Microsoft Tools Suite and is helpful.  

Candidates must have experience in working effectively with young people. They must have a strong commitment to equity and an understanding of how systemic inequity creates and perpetuates disparities. They must also have the ability to collaborate cross-functionally to achieve goals and an ability to effectively communicate and exchange information.