National Center for Youth Law

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Development Manager – Oakland

Law Clerk – Oakland

Law Clerk -Washington, D.C.


Development Manager, Oakland

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) advances justice by defending the rights of children and improving the systems impacting their lives. We focus on complex challenges that disproportionately impact children and communities of color and on solutions that require multiple public systems to change their policies, practices and culture.

For almost five decades, our work encompasses policy advocacy, research, technical assistance, coalition building, public awareness, and impact litigation in the areas of child welfare, education access and equity, commercial sexual exploitation of children, juvenile justice, the school-to-prison pipeline and immigration.

NCYL is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We built our reputation and organizational success on embracing and encouraging the collective sum of individual differences among our staff.

Position  

The Development Manager will secure funding for many of NCYL’s high-impact system reform projects. Through this role, you will engage in close partnerships with NCYL program staff across campaign areas, partner with leading national, state, and local foundations, and help drive the organization’s mission. NCYL has an $11.8M organizational budget with significant, multi-year investments from leading foundations. The Development Manager will have the opportunity to identify and implement new strategies that continue to build NCYL’s prospect pipeline.

Essential Functions

 

  • Collaborator: Cultivate and manage close relationships with NCYL Program Directors across teams, providing them with your development expertise, especially as it pertains to prospecting, funder communications, and proposal writing.
  • Strategic Partner: Generate new, innovative ideas and contribute to organization-wide strategic and development planning that will help ensure NCYL’s continued sustainability.
  • Proposal & Content Manager: Ensure that written, funder-facing materials are high quality.  Assist in crafting new, engaging content that communicates our impact and inspires and aligns NCYL staff and funders.
  • Prospect Cultivator: Identify and strategize best approaches to reach new funder audiences, including foundation, government, and corporate sources.
Required Qualifications
  • Two or more years of work experience in non-profit development
  • Previous grant writing experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to youth rights issues
  • Persuasive, compelling communication skills, especially in the written form
  • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills
  • Three or more years of full-time work experience, preferably in non-profit development or philanthropy
  • Experience successfully applying for and receiving significant private foundation grants

Salary and Benefits

$66,633.00 to $73,274.00 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, sabbatical, sick, and vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a 403(b) retirement plan.

Applications   

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 5pm. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. No calls or emails please.

Apply at: 

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/173585/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Development-Manager

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 Clerk, Oakland

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) advances justice by defending the rights of children and improving the systems impacting their lives. We focus on complex challenges that disproportionately impact children and communities of color and on solutions that require multiple public systems to change their policies, practices and culture.

Our work encompasses policy advocacy, research, technical assistance, public awareness, and impact litigation in the areas of child welfare, education access and equity, commercial sexual exploitation of children, juvenile justice, the school-to-prison pipeline and immigration

NCYL is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We built our reputation and organizational success on embracing and encourage the collective sum of individual differences among our staff.

NCYL is headquartered in Oakland, CA. For decades, NCYL has worked to ensure children and youth have the resources, supports, and opportunities they need to advance and thrive.  The Oakland office has led the charge to create high impact campaigns within the multiple public systems serving vulnerable children, using a full range of advocacy strategies.  Each law clerk in the Oakland office will work with their assigned team to advocate within a specific focus area (e.g. child welfare, immigration, juvenile justice).  Some law clerks in Oakland will contribute to litigation efforts, while others will engage in non-litigation strategies.

Requirements
  • The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) seeks law students to work in its Oakland office during Spring & Summer 2020. Law clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys on projects impacting low-income children and youth.
  • 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, policy, and legislative efforts.
  • The minimum required time commitment for Spring 2020 is 10-15 hours per week; applicants for full-time externships will also be considered.
  • The required time commitment for Summer 2020 is 37.5 hours per week for ten weeks.
  • Each law clerk in the Oakland office will work with their assigned team to advocate within a specific focus area (e.g. child welfare, immigration, juvenile justice).  Some law clerks in Oakland will contribute to litigation efforts, while others will engage in non-litigation strategies.

To Apply 

Please submit the following application materials to the applicable links below:

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

NCYL anticipates hiring 2-4 spring law clerks and 6-9 summer law clerks for the Oakland office. Click here to apply.

Deadlines

NCYL recruits law students throughout the year and reviews applications on a rolling basis.  Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Spring 2020: November 8, 2019
  • Summer 2020: Rolling

Please note that NCYL does not offer paid clerkships. However, NCYL is committed, subject to available resources, to assist those who require financial assistance in order to accept this position. NCYL encourages students to 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.

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 summer clerk.

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, disability, religion, age, personal appearance, size, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.


Law Clerk, Washington, DC

National Center for Youth Law 

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) advances justice by defending the rights of children and improving the systems impacting their lives. We focus on complex challenges that disproportionately impact children and communities of color and on solutions that require multiple public systems to change their policies, practices and culture.

Our work encompasses policy advocacy, research, technical assistance, public awareness, and impact litigation in the areas of child welfare, education access and equity, commercial sexual exploitation of children, juvenile justice, the school-to-prison pipeline and immigration

NCYL is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We built our reputation and organizational success on embracing and encourage the collective sum of individual differences among our staff.

Requirements
  • The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) seeks law students to work in its Oakland and Washington DC offices during Fall 2019, and Spring & Summer 2020. Law clerks will work closely with NCYL attorneys on projects impacting low-income children and youth.
  • 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, policy, and legislative efforts.
  • The minimum required time commitment for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 is 10-15 hours per week; applicants for full-time externships will also be considered.
  • The required time commitment for Summer 2020 is 37.5 hours per week for ten weeks.

Education Civil Rights Alliance Clerkship

The DC office is also home to NCYL’s Education Civil Rights Alliance (ECRA), a diverse and experienced group of litigators, policy counsel, organizers, educator organizations, professional associations, and civil rights organizations that are committed to protecting the civil rights of marginalized students. The DC office intends to hire one law clerk to support the ECRA’s work. This law clerk will support aspects of the following ECRA projects:

  • Launching state and local campaigns aimed at eliminating illegal education inequity, harassment, and discrimination, including the inequitable distribution of resources, through legal action and other strategies;
  • Building the capacity of state Attorney General offices to protect and strengthen foundational education equity;
  • Developing, collecting, and disseminating resources to help local stakeholders ensure schools in their communities are safe, supportive, and educate students
  • Elevating the voice of educators and ensuring their lived experiences in the classroom is informing solutions; and
  • Raising public awareness of the challenges marginalized students experience, and of the potential for legal action.

Unless applicants indicate a preference to contribute to litigation or ECRA exclusively, the DC office will consider each applicant for both the litigation clerkship and the ECRA clerkship.  Applicants for the ECRA clerkship must be comfortable with legal research through WestLaw and/or LexisNexis.

To Apply 

Please submit the following application materials to the applicable links below:

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

NCYL anticipates hiring 2-4 fall law clerks, 2-4 spring law clerks and 2-4 summer law clerks for the DC office. Click here to apply.

Deadlines

NCYL recruits law students throughout the year and reviews applications on a rolling basis.  Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall 2019: August 30, 2019
  • Spring 2020: November 8, 2019
  • Summer 2020: January 17, 2020

Please note that NCYL does not offer paid clerkships. However, NCYL is committed, subject to available resources, to assist those who require financial assistance in order to accept this position. NCYL encourages students to 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.

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 summer clerk.

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, disability, religion, age, personal appearance, size, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.