Jobs & Volunteering


Office Manager

Position (based in Oakland, CA)

The Office Manager supports the Senior Director of Finance and Operations and is a member of the operations team. The Office Manager will be based at NCYL’s offices in Oakland, California, but will support NCYL’s work and staff across all project sites.

The Office Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Administrative Support

  • Providing a full range of operational support including processing incoming and outgoing mail, greeting visitors, answering phones, responding to email, and completing other operations tasks as needed
  • Directing and tracking requests for assistance from the public
  • Coordination of the operations team’s meeting, retreat and events
  • Preparing for and attending board meetings
  • Preparing for staff meetings, including creating agendas, preparing necessary materials and taking minutes
  • Planning, organizing, and implementing NCYL events including staff events and events for the summer law clerk program
  • Managing relationships with outside vendors
  • Managing the conference calling and webinar systems
  • Maintaining liability insurance policies

Technology

  • Responsible for maintaining information technology and technology systems including computers, network, database, cloud server, email systems, postage meter, copy machine, printers, and other equipment
  • Managing consultants from outside technology firms
  • Providing technology support to staff

HR and Accounting

  • Assisting with hiring and training of new staff, and staff development
  • Managing pre-employment onboarding (orientation binder, setting up phone extensions, emails, business cards etc.)
  • Post-employment offboarding
  • Organizing staff celebrations (birthdays, work anniversaries, etc)
  • Coordinating and supporting volunteers
  • Processing receipts and preparing bank deposit

Facilities

  • Ordering supplies and equipment for Oakland and off-site staff
  • Maintaining general upkeep of the Oakland office
  • Managing general facility maintenance requests
  • Scheduling meetings in the conference rooms
  • Operational and facility support to off-site staff
  • Managing onsite storage units
  • Completing additional projects as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Industrious spirit and can-do attitude
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and some experience managing or maintaining technology systems
  • Ability to learn technology and software quickly
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently but also perform in a team environment
  • Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, etc.)
  • A commitment to working on behalf of underprivileged youth
  • Friendly demeanor

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in nonprofit administration
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and Salesforce

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, nonexempt position with a salary range of $43,000 to $53,000. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long and short term disability insurance, good vacation benefits, sabbatical policy, an employer contribution to a retirement plan, and a congenial working atmosphere.

How to Apply

Position open until filled. You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. No phone calls please.

Apply at: https://youthlaw.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0m16v

NCYL is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Applicants of color and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.


Policy Associate / Senior Policy Associate, FosterEd: California

FosterEd: California

FosterEd: California works with education, child welfare, probation, judicial and other agencies at the statewide, countywide, and local level to ensure foster and probation-supervised youth receive the educational supports and services they need.

Position

NCYL seeks a Policy Associate / Senior Policy Associate for its FosterEd: California project. Working closely with state and local policymakers, public agency administrators, and community partners, the position’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and facilitating the implementation of policies, including state and local legislation, state regulations, and model board policies.
  • Developing and facilitating the implementation of state and local programs and the identifying leveraged resources to support improved educational outcomes for system-involved youth.
  • Leading multi-agency collaborative efforts at the state and local levels to expand policies that improve interagency support within the education and child welfare systems to improve foster and probation youth educational outcomes. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the CA Department of Education, CA Department of Social Services, and Post-Secondary Institutions.
  • Providing technical assistance to local education agencies in the development and implementation of Local Control and Accountability Plans to ensure the allocation of resources and delivery of quality educational services to foster and probation youth.
  • Developing and supporting the implementation of best practices related to interagency coordination through technical assistance provided to education and child welfare agencies in learning networks.
  • Researching, developing, and disseminating issue briefs, reports, webinars, in-person trainings, and other resources that lift up effective practices and share knowledge between child welfare, education, judicial, and probation agencies.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with policymakers and partner agencies across the state.

The Policy Associate / Senior Policy Associate can be based in Sacramento, Oakland, or Los Angeles; and must be able to travel frequently within California.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in the fields of education, child advocacy, or social work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and manage multiple assignments
  • Car and valid California driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in public policy, education, law or social work
  • Experience managing complex projects with a multitude of partners
  • Experience working within the education system and capacity to effectively engage with educational and child welfare agencies
  • Knowledge of and experience with the California policymaking and legislative process and strategies for advocacy in Sacramento
  • An understanding of California’s education and child welfare systems
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, at-will, position. Current funding supports the position for 2.5 years. Salary is competitive with a range of $55,000 – $80,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Applications

Position open until filled. You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Apply at: https://youthlaw.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0mf6a

NCYL is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Applicants of color and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.



Law Clerks – Spring 2017

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) seeks law students to work in its Oakland, CA office during Spring 2017. Law clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys part-time on projects impacting low-income children and youth. The ideal time commitment is 15 hours per week for ten weeks during January through May 2017, but NCYL can accommodate other schedules.

Founded in 1970, the National Center for Youth Law is a non-profit law firm that uses the law to improve the lives of low-income children and youth. NCYL works to ensure these children and youth have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for a healthy and productive future. NCYL staff attorneys are among the most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected children’s lawyers in the country.

  • NCYL focuses its work in the following areas:
  • Foster care
  • Education
  • Health and mental health care
  • Juvenile justice

NCYL pursues a range of system reform strategies, including policy advocacy and impact litigation, and provides assistance to other child and youth advocates nationwide through technical assistance, trainings and our legal journal.

NCYL is interested in applicants with a strong commitment to social justice. In particular, applicants should demonstrate interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth. Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, clerks will research novel issues within youth law, write legal and policy memoranda, and assist in ongoing litigation and legislative efforts.

If you are interested in a spring law clerk position with NCYL, please submit the following by November 1, 2016. Clerkship application review will occur on a rolling basis. NCYL anticipates hiring 1-3 spring law clerks.

  • Cover letter (including any specific interests in NCYL’s ongoing projects)
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Short writing sample

Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Students should seek a clinical placement through their school or apply for outside funding to support their work. NCYL routinely works with law schools to secure academic credit for the student.

Please submit your application to Jason Sutton, Business Manager, National Center for Youth Law, 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, 510-835-8098, Ext. 3020, jsutton(at)youthlaw.org.

The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring a group of students that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our clients.


Law Clerks – Summer 2017

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) seeks law students to work in its Oakland office during Summer 2017. Law clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys for ten weeks on projects impacting low-income children and youth.

Founded in 1970, the National Center for Youth Law is a non-profit law firm that uses the law to improve the lives of low-income children and youth. NCYL works to ensure these children and youth have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for a healthy and productive future. NCYL staff attorneys are among the most experienced, knowledgeable, and respected children’s lawyers in the country.

NCYL focuses its work in the following areas:

  • Foster care
  • Education
  • Health and mental health care
  • Juvenile justice

NCYL pursues a range of system reform strategies, including policy advocacy and impact litigation, and provides assistance to other child and youth advocates nationwide through technical assistance, trainings and our legal journal.

NCYL is interested in applicants with a strong commitment to social justice. In particular, applicants should demonstrate interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth. Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, clerks will research novel issues within youth law, write legal and policy memoranda, assist in ongoing litigation and legislative efforts, and respond to community requests for assistance.

If you are interested in a summer law clerk position with NCYL, please submit the following by January 16, 2017. Clerkship application review will begin in September 2016 and continue on a rolling basis.

  •  Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Short writing sample

Please note that this is an unpaid internship. Students should seek a clinical placement through their school or apply for outside funding to support their work. However, students should note in their cover letters whether they anticipate funding will be a significant barrier. NCYL may be able to identify scholarship opportunities and other funding resources, and NCYL is willing to work with law schools to secure academic credit for the student.

Please submit your application to Jason Sutton, Business Manager, National Center for Youth Law, 405 14th Street, 15th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, 510-835-8098, Ext. 3020, jsutton(at)youthlaw.org.

The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring a group of students that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our clients.


NCYL recruits law students to work during the fall, spring, and summer. Fall and spring positions are part-time (10-15 hours a week). Summer positions are full-time (40 hours a week). Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall: July 1 15
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: January 15