National Center for Youth Law

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Project and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

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.

NCYL is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to embrace and encourage the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent our employees invest in their work that represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and organization’s success.

Position

NCYL seeks a Project and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator to help plan, coordinate and conduct organizational projects that relate to facilities, events, policies, planning, compliance, technology and making the organization more diverse equitable and inclusive. The position will report to the Senior Director of Finance & Operations and will be a member of NCYL’s fun loving, energetic, and growing Operations Team. The position will be located in Oakland, CA, but will support NCYL’s work and staff across all projects and locations. The position is perfect for someone who wants to be at the center of an amazing organization working to protect the rights of children, with the opportunity to manage projects that impact all aspects of the organization’s functioning and health.

Essential Functions

  • Project managing or providing support on a variety of projects. Upcoming projects include:
    • Supporting the relocation of our Oakland office
    • Opening other offices as needed
    • Researching and implementing various technology and software solutions
    • Planning retreats, trainings, and events
    • Developing organizational policies
    • Developing training materials and organizing trainings
  • Developing project timelines and plans; encouraging project stakeholders to complete tasks needed to keep projects moving forward; implementing and tracking projects until successfully completed
  • Supporting the ongoing efforts of the organization to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive by supporting the work of the DEI Committee, including the following:
    • Preparing agendas and taking notes
    • Implementing strategies and practices that foster a positive and inclusive work environment
    • Designing and implementing activities and trainings identified by the DEI Committee, including monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ discussion sessions
    • Project managing any organizational or policy changes identified by the DEI Committee
    • Supporting and helping organize various NCYL affinity group meetings
    • Interfacing with various DEI trainers and consultants
  • Overseeing organizational liability insurance policies; reviewing contracts
  • Overseeing annual organization-wide work plan process and individual workplan process;
  • Completing additional tasks and projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Experience successfully managing projects that involve multiple contributors
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects in order to meet deadlines
  • Displays passion and professional and personal commitment to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness
  • Computer proficiency
  • Industrious spirit and can-do attitude
  • Friendly demeanor, customer service orientation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently but also perform in a team environment
  • Ability to learn new technology and explain them to others
  • Strong belief in NCYL’s values and mission

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience implementing technology and software systems
  • Competency in Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of databases (especially Salesforce) and/or cloud server (especially SharePoint)
  • Experience planning events

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position, non-exempt position with a salary of $66,000 to $73,000. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation and sick benefits and an employer contribution to a retirement plan.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through the link below. No phone calls or emails, please.

Apply at:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/124407/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Project-and-Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion-Coordinator

Applicants of color and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.

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, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.


Program Associate, Immigration

Position

NCYL seeks a dynamic, talented, program associate to support our Immigration team, which focuses on advocating for immigrant children, including unaccompanied children in federal immigration custody and children involved in state child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems. The Program Associate will be a valued member of a team seeking to protect the civil rights of immigrant youth, reduce the number of youth detained in federal custody, and ensure immigrant children and youth are effectively served by the public systems with which they interact. This position will be based out of our Oakland office.

Essential Functions

  • Assisting with and managing grant applications, proposals, and progress reports.
  • Assisting with external communications and outreach, including helping to maintain NCYL’s presence on social media and creating new content for our NCYL’s website.
  • Preparing, editing, and formatting documents for external audiences.
  • Providing technology support, including supporting the rollout of new technology systems.
  • Coordinating team meetings, including scheduling meetings, collecting agenda items, taking minutes and distributing resources.
  • Supporting communication with external partners.
  • Conducting academic and factual research, as needed.
  • Assisting with other administrative tasks as needed.
  • Supporting and participating in core activities of NCYL.

Required Qualifications

  • Passionate about supporting the well-being of immigrant children and youth.
  • Extremely organized with a demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and efficiently multi-task and produce a high-end work product in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team player.
  • Creative problem solving and ability to stay focused on the big picture.
  • Capable of working independently.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Ability to manage technology systems; ability to learn technology and software quickly.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in some travel.
  • Able to support and work well with team members in other locations.
  • Commitment to NCYL’s mission. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Fluency in oral and written Spanish.
  • Knowledge of immigration, child welfare, education and/or juvenile justice policy.
  • Ability to do simple graphic design / document layout.
  • Experience using SharePoint, Salesforce, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Direct or indirect experience with the immigration system.

Salary and Benefits and Location

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a salary of $60,000. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation and sick benefits, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through the link below. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/120668/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Program-Associate-Immigration

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, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information. Applicants of color, those who will increase the diversity of NCYL, and those with personal experience with the immigration system are strongly encouraged to apply.


Development Manager

Opportunity

As part of an organization grounded in values of equity and justice, this is an opportunity to connect deeply to the issues you care most about in a creative, supportive, and inspiring work environment. 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 growth. 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.

Position – Development Manager

The Development Manager will secure funding for many of NCYL’s high-impact system reform projects to 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

  • 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.
  • Prospect Cultivator | Identify and strategize best approaches to reach new funder audiences, including foundation, government, and corporate sources.
  • Strategic Partner | Generate new, innovative ideas and contribute to organization-wide strategic and development planning that will help ensure NCYL’s continued sustainable growth.
  • Proposal & 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. 

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the youth rights issues that NCYL stands for
  • Persuasive, compelling communication skills, especially in the written form
  • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills 

Desired Qualifications

  • 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
  • Preference for candidates with Salesforce experience

Salary and Benefits

This role reports to NCYL’s Development Director and will work closely with the Development Associate, Executive Director, and Program Directors across the organization. This is a full-time position based in Oakland, CA. Salary is comparable to similar organizations in the Bay Area with a range of $66,000 to $75,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation and sick benefits, and an 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/120354/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, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information. Applicants of color and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Administrative and Program Associate

Position

The position will report to the Senior Director of Finance & Operations and will be a member of NCYL’s fun loving, energetic, and growing Operations Team. The position will be located in Oakland, CA, but will support NCYL’s work and staff across all projects and locations. It’s a perfect position for someone seeking to learn about working in a non-profit, children’s policy issues, and efforts to protect the rights of children in the current political and cultural environment. 

Essential Functions

  • Supporting teams with conference calling, webinar systems, and basic technology needs (computers, cloud server, email, calendar and software);
  • Assist program staff with project managing grant reports and grant proposals, and occasionally drafting reports
  • Assisting program staff with communications efforts, including social media;
  • Conducting research; drafting, editing and formatting documents; printing and filing;
  • Coordinating and planning events, retreats, trainings, staff celebrations and meetings, including drafting agendas, taking minutes, ordering food and securing venues;
  • 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;
  • Assisting with hiring, onboarding and training of new staff;
  • Processing invoices, receipts, bank deposit and reconciliations;
  • Preparing for and attending board meetings;
  • Managing relationships with outside vendors;
  • Ordering supplies and equipment for Oakland and off-site staff;
  • Maintaining general upkeep of the Oakland office;
  • Managing general facility maintenance requests; interfacing with building management;
  • Operational and facility support to off-site staff;
  • Completing additional projects and tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Industrious spirit and can-do attitude
  • Friendly demeanor, customer service orientation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • 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, competency in Word, Excel
  • Ability to learn new technology and explain them to others
  • Strong belief in NCYL’s values and mission

Desired Qualifications

  • Competency in Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Salesforce, Zoom and WordPress
  • Experience planning events 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position, non-exempt position with a salary of $60,000. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation and sick benefits and an employer contribution to a retirement plan. 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through the link below. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/120352/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Administrative-and-Program-Associate

Applicants of color, and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.


Development Associate

Opportunity

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 growth. NCYL has an $11.8M organizational budget with significant, multi-year investments from leading foundations. The Development Associate will have the opportunity to help ensure that we responsibly steward existing resources while expanding NCYL’s pipeline of funding prospects. 

Position

The Development Associate will work as part of a close-knit team to help secure funding for NCYL’s high-impact system reform projects to 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. This position plays a key role in ensuring the growth and sustainability of our organization through project management, donor communications, prospect research, and record keeping. 

This role reports to the Development Director and will work closely with the Development Manager, Executive Director, and Program Directors across the organization. 

The Development Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking grant proposal and report deadlines and coordinating grant applications, reports, and budgets across teams
  • Processing and communicating the receipt of new contracts and grant agreements with internal and external stakeholders
  • Maintaining NCYL’s tracking system of grants, contracts, and individual and corporate contributions, reconciling with the finance department, and writing donor acknowledgements
  • Creating and implementing strategies to recognize and engage donors and foundation partners
  • Supporting strategy and implementation of NCYL’s annual end of year giving campaign, major donor campaign, and law firm giving campaign
  • Researching new funding opportunities to assess alignment with NCYL and creating prospect lists for specific issue areas, campaigns, and geographies
  • Managing all fundraising-related social media postings
  • Supporting the technology needs of the development team

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the youth rights issues that NCYL stands for
  • Exceptional attention to detail and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and take action with limited resources
  • Experience with MS Office software suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) or similar applications
  • Ability to learn new technology and explain them to others

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working at a nonprofit organization
  • Preference for candidates with Salesforce experience 

Salary, Benefits, and Location 

This is a full-time position based in Oakland, CA. Salary is comparable to similar organizations in the Bay Area at $60,565.21 to $ 66,633.18 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. 

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through May 13, 2019. Submit a cover letter and resume to apply. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/116643/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Development-Associate

Applicants with personal experience within a public system, applicants of color, and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.


Program Associate/Senior Program Associate/Program Coordinator, FosterEd

Position Description

The Program Associate/Senior Program Associate/Program Coordinator is based in Oakland, California and supports NCYL’s work on behalf of the children and youth we serve. The position will provide administrative and project management support NCYL’s FosterEd team and will report to the Senior Director of Compassionate Systems. 

The Program Coordinator/Senior Program Associate responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Providing administrative support for a range of systems change strategies, including legislation, regulatory advocacy, demonstration projects, training, and technical assistance
  • Managing projects with multiple deliverables and deadlines
  • Coordinating grant applications, reports and budgets among team members
  • Tracking FosterEd grant deliverables and deadlines
  • Writing, editing, and proofreading external and internal materials
  • Strengthening external communications and outreach strategies
  • Arranging meetings with external partners
  • Partnering closely with team leadership to develop and implement internal procedures
  • Facilitating team communication, meetings, and resource sharing
  • Planning events and team retreats
  • Assisting project teams with hiring processes and/or onboarding
  • Assisting with substantive research projects
  • Maintaining the organization of electronic files
  • Supporting the technology needs of staff and the implementation of organization-wide infrastructure projects and technologies, as needed 

Required Qualifications 

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to details, manage multiple assignments, and work with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to learn new technology and explain them to others
  • Excellent project management skills 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working at a nonprofit organization
  • Experience and/or strong interest in child welfare, education, juvenile justice and adolescent health 

Salary and Benefits 

This is a full-time position in Oakland, California with flexible hours. Salary is comparable to similar organizations in the Bay Area, at $60,000 – $73,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted through April 26, 2019. Submit a cover letter and resume to apply. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/105760/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Program-AssociateSenior-Program-AssociateProgram-Coordinator-FosterEd

Applicants with personal experience within a public system, applicants of color, and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.