National Center for Youth Law

Jobs & Volunteering

Development Manager

Education Liaison – Antelope Valley, CA

Fall 2020 Law Clerks – Washington, DC

Spring 2021 Law Clerks – Washington, DC


Development Manager

Position

The Development Manager will secure funding for many of NCYL’s high-impact system reform projects that defend the rights of immigrant children, end child trafficking, protect students from identity-based bullying and harassment at school, hold foster care systems accountable, dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, and increase young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health education and care.

Essential Functions 

  • Prospect Manager | Ensure tracking and follow up to move funding prospects through all stages of the development process, managing opportunities to the point of being invited to submit a proposal and leading completion of proposals
  • Content Manager and Writer | Ensure that written, funder-facing materials are high quality and assist in crafting new, engaging content that communicates our impact and inspires and aligns NCYL staff and funders
  • Staff Mentor & Coach | Cultivate and manage close relationships with NCYL Program Directors working across youth rights issue areas, providing them with your development expertise, especially as it pertains to prospecting, funder communications, and proposal writing
  • Opportunity Cultivator | Identify and strategize best approaches to reach new funder audiences, including foundation, government, and corporate partners
  • Strategic Partner | Generate new, innovative ideas and contribute to organization-wide strategic and development planning that will help ensure NCYL’s continued sustainable growth 

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum of three years of full-time work experience, preferably in non-profit development or philanthropy

Other Qualifications 

  • Persuasive, compelling communication skills, especially in written form
  • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and act with limited resources
  • Experience with MS Office software suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) or similar applications
  • Experience successfully applying for and receiving significant private foundation grants
  • Preference for candidates with Salesforce experience and experience with individual and/or major gifts programs

Salary and Benefits 

This is a full-time, exempt, position. Salary is competitive at $83,180.00. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick benefits, commuter benefits and employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Applications

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. No calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/320080/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Development-Manager

NCYL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.  Applicants who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.


Education Liaison – Antelope Valley, CA

Position

NCYL seeks Education Liaisons for the FosterEd demonstration site in the Antelope Valley Region of Los Angeles County, a collaboration with Antelope Valley Union High School District, Lancaster School District and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) aimed at improving education outcomes for youth supervised by DCFS and the Dependency Court. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about advocating on behalf of students and supporting academic success. 

Essential Functions 

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care while attending school in the Antelope Valley Union High School District by working directly with youth to identify their educational goals and utilizing effective educational planning and teaming to support achievement of those goals.
  • Bring together biological parents, caregivers, children social workers, behavioral health case managers, teachers, counselors and other adults to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Frequently contact the adults supports for students.
  • Provide individual coaching and support to students in foster care to help them develop the skills and capacities needed to champion their own education.
  • Provide individual coaching and support to biological parents, relatives, caregivers and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people under DCFS supervision to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.
  • Provide youth advocacy for special education/ section 504 services, school of origin retention and school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Frequently attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, DCFS, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Support capacity-building efforts via presentations and trainings to community partners.
  • Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner. 

Qualifications 

  • Committed to NCYL’s mission
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize a racial justice lens
  • Knowledge about and ability to advocate in education and or child welfare systems
  • Experience serving students in the Antelope Valley
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner
  • Ability to work well autonomously and as a part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with youth and families
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to stay organized with multiple work streams and frequent change
  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice
  • Ability to pass a DOJ & FBI background check
  • Car and valid California driver’s license
  • Ability to navigate cloud servers, Zoom, phone systems and other software.
  • A friendly demeanor with a sense of humor 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, non-exempt, temporary position with the possibility for permanency.  The salary is competitive salary at $68,765.00 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick benefits, commuter benefits and employer contribution to a retirement plan.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Please no calls or emails.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/326626/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Education-Liaison—Antelope-Valley

NCYL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.  Applicants who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.


Fall 2020 Law Clerks – Washington, DC

Washington DC Office 

The DC office is staffed by a highly experienced group of litigators with strong civil rights backgrounds, strengthening NCYL’s already formidable litigation team. Working seamlessly together with our litigators and subject-matter experts across the country, the DC office works on litigation projects intended to improve the lives of low-income children.

Position 

NCYL seeks 2-4 law students to work in its Washington DC office during Fall 2020. Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, Law Clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys on projects impacting low-income children and youth. This is a great opportunity for law student who are interested in developing their litigation skills.

Essential Functions 

  • Research novel issues within youth law
  • Write legal memoranda
  • Assist in ongoing litigation efforts

Qualifications 

  • Current law student
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth
  • Ability to commit 10-15 hours per week for Fall 2020
  • Applicants for full-time externships will also be considered

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample that demonstrates legal analytical skills using the link below.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/277020/National-Center-For- Youth-Law/Law-Clerk-Washington-DC—Fall-2020

The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring a group of students that reflect the racial and cultural diversity of our clients. Students of color, those who will increase the diversity of NCYL, and those with personal experience in our practice areas are strongly encouraged to apply as a Law Clerk.

NCYL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information. Applicants who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.


Spring 2021 Law Clerks –  Washington, DC

Washington DC Office

The DC office is staffed by a highly experienced group of litigators with strong civil rights backgrounds, strengthening NCYL’s already formidable litigation team. Working seamlessly together with our litigators and subject-matter experts across the country, the DC office works on litigation projects intended to improve the lives of low-income children.

Position 

NCYL seeks 2-4 law students to work in its Washington DC office during Spring 2021. Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, Law Clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys on projects impacting low-income children and youth. This is a great opportunity for law student who are interested in developing their litigation skills.

Essential Functions 

  • Research novel issues within youth law
  • Write legal memoranda
  • Assist in ongoing litigation efforts

Qualifications 

  • Current law student
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth
  • Ability to commit 10-15 hours per week for Spring 2021
  • Applicants for full-time externships will also be considered

How to Apply 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample that demonstrates legal analytical skills using the link below.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/277526/National-Center-For- Youth-Law/Law-Clerk-Washington-DC—Spring-2021

The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring a group of students that reflect the racial and cultural diversity of our clients. Students of color, those who will increase the diversity of NCYL, and those with personal experience in our practice areas are strongly encouraged to apply as a Law Clerk. 

NCYL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information. Applicants who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.