National Center for Youth Law

Jobs & Volunteering

Human Resources Specialist – Los Angeles, Oakland, or Washington, DC areas

Senior Education Liaison – Maricopa County, AZ – No longer accepting applications

Media Relations Manager – Los Angeles, Oakland, or Washington, DC areas – No longer accepting applications

Director, Compassionate Education Systems – Arizona – No longer accepting applications

Program Associate, Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP) – Los Angeles – No longer accepting applications

Senior Program Associate, Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP) – Los Angeles, CA – No longer accepting applications


Human Resources Specialist

Human Resources

NCYL’s Human Resources team uses an employee-centered approach to support the well-being of employees and promote accountability across the organization.  We are focused on building HR infrastructure that accurately reflects culture and practices of the organization.  We are a team of three and are a part of an eight-member Operations Team. 

Position

NCYL seeks a Human Resources Specialist to lead the recruiting, hiring and exiting processes for employees and volunteers.  This person will also design, develop and implement effective employee training.  Fluency in traditional and nontraditional recruiting and access to established networks to identify and attract talent are key components of this role.  This person will also have strong interpersonal instincts and know how to collect and use employee data to inform their work.  This is a great opportunity for someone who truly centers employees in their HR practice.

The Human Resources Specialist will report to the Human Resources Partner.

Essential Functions

  • Recruit full-time, part-time, temporary, contractual and intern personnel. Manage full life cycle recruitment (post, source, prescreen, schedule, background, references, offer, onboarding, etc.).
  • Collaborates with department managers to identify and draft detailed and accurate job descriptions and hiring criteria.
  • Identifies and implements efficient and effective recruiting methods and strategies based on the available role, industry standards, and the needs of the organization.
  • Manage and coordinate all onboarding and off-boarding processes.
  • Develop, implement and manage a volunteer program for the organization.
  • Identify and monitor training needs in the organization. Then design, plan, and implement training programs, policies, and procedures to fulfill those needs.
  • Provide oversight, coordination and administration of organizational leave programs and the return-to-work process for employees.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years direct service in Human Resources including recruiting and training.

Other Qualifications

  • 3 years of supervisory or management experience preferred.
  • Ability to use a racial justice lens.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.
  • Proactive and independent with the ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to foster a strong culture of customer service.
  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and time management.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to research, compose and present comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to create and implement sourcing strategies for recruitment for a variety of roles with a thorough understanding of recruiting methods, best practices and federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Ability to plan, organize and present training activities to diverse employee groups.
  • Strong facilitation skills that foster inclusion and produce positive outcomes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the leave requirements and other legal protections afforded by the FMLA, ADA, and other applicable laws.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS, Zoom and other technologies.
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential preferred.

Salary, Benefits and Location

This is a full-time, exempt, position with a competitive salary of $94,194.00 annually. NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

Must live in proximity to or be willing to relocate to the Bay Area, Los Angeles or Washington DC areas.  This position requires the ability to work remotely and will require travel.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/580381/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Human-Resource-Specialist

Applicants with personal experience within a public system such as foster care and applicants of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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.


Senior Education Liaison – Maricopa County, AZ – No longer accepting applications

Position

NCYL seeks a Senior Education Liaison for the Compassionate Education Systems Arizona program in Maricopa County, a collaboration with Phoenix Union High School District and Arizona’s Department of Child Safety (DCS). This person will be passionate about improving education outcomes for youth in the foster care system. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work on a dynamic team and have deep impact on young people.

Essential Functions

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care by working directly with youth to identify their educational goals, utilizing effective education planning, advocacy, and addressing barriers to full educational engagement.
  • Participate in school site, district meetings, and local advocacy efforts to advance awareness of challenges, educational supports, and advocacy solutions needed to improve educational outcomes.
  • Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Support capacity-building efforts with site based, district and county partners, through presentations and trainings.
  • Support demonstration site reporting, evaluation and program progress tracking.
  • Support the creating and development of promotional material.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with youth in the foster care system

Other Qualifications

  • Committed to NCYL’s mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize a racial justice lens.
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with youth and families.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice.
  • Knowledge of Maricopa County and community-based resources.
  • Ability to identify school based and external community-based resources and make appropriate referrals.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies.
  • Ability to create training materials, develop local and state community resources, execute county-wide outreach and training plans.
  • Familiar with the creation of web-based content.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well autonomously and as a part of a team.
  • Ability to stay organized and manage multiple work streams.
  • Ability to obtain an Arizona Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Car and valid Arizona driver’s license.
  • Ability to navigate cloud servers, Zoom, phone systems and other software.

Salary, Benefits and Location

This is a full-time non-exempt position with a competitive annual salary of $62,310.00.  NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

This position requires travel to multiple sites in Maricopa County and the ability to work remotely.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/580224/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Senior-Education-Liaison—Maricopa

Applicants with personal experience within a public system such as foster care and applicants of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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.


Media Relations Manager – No longer accepting applications

Position

The Media Relations Manager will lead, plan and implement media relations for the organization’s work in impact litigation, policy advocacy, research and program delivery. This is a new position that will serve as an integral member of a three-person Marketing Communications team. The Marketing Communications team aims to elevate the profile of our organization and its impact and destigmatize the populations we serve while illuminating the harm they experience from current systems.

Essential Functions

  • Engage in proactive and reactive media relations planning and outreach.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with reporters and editors.
  • Implement media tactics such as deskside briefings, op-eds, press releases and editorial boards.
  • Conduct media trainings for internal and external spokespeople.
  • Interface with multiple teams to coordinate and develop messaging and strategy for media opportunities.
  • Track, measure and report media relations outcomes to the Marketing Communications team and internal teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum seven years demonstrated success pitching and placing stories and op-eds in national and local media outlets or a minimum of seven years experience as a journalist covering stories for national and local media outlets.
  • Demonstrated Associated Press style writing and editing skills.

Other Qualifications

  • Fluency in conversational Spanish preferred.
  • Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize a racial justice lens.
  • Demonstrated success pitching and placing stories in Spanish-language media outlets or publish stories for Spanish-language media outlets.
  • Experience developing key messaging in partnership with internal or external clients.
  • Experience training spokespeople to interface with media.
  • Ability to distill complicated issues and information into compelling messaging.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet immediate deadlines.
  • Effective communicator and collaborator.
  • In-depth knowledge of or experience with civil rights and racial justice issues.
  • Experience in media relations for policy advocacy and / or impact litigation work.
  • Experience working with coalitions or multiple partner organizations to coordinate and launch communications campaigns.
  • Twitter-savvy.

Salary, Benefits and Location

This is a full-time, exempt, position with a competitive salary of $113,910.00 annually. NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan, short-term and long-term disability insurance, mental health support, college savings and other discounts and perk programs.

This position requires the ability to work remotely and will require travel.

Must live in proximity to or be willing to relocate to the Los Angeles, Oakland, Washington DC areas.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample in AP style to apply. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: No longer accepting applications

Applicants with personal experience within a public system such as foster care and applicants of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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.


Director, Compassionate Education Systems – No longer accepting applications

About FosterEd, Compassionate Education Systems Initiative

FosterEd is a NCYL initiative aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children and youth in state care.  This initiative operates at a systems, youth and community level to ensure students in foster care experience compassion by the many adults entrusted to support them and that they are supported on their path to graduate from high school with many opportunities ahead of them.  NCYL partners with the Governor’s Office, Department of Child Safety, Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts, Attorney General’s Office, Department of Education, and the State Board of Education to implement this statewide program, with regional focus areas in Pima, Maricopa, and Yavapai counties.

Position

The Director oversees the implementation and strategic growth of the Compassionate Education Systems program to support the educational success for youth in foster care.  This person will provide significant contribution to program partnership development, strategic planning and program decision making.  This is a great opportunity for someone to lead and execute a bold vision for systemic change at a regional and state level in Arizona.  This position reports to Senior Director, Compassionate Systems.

Essential Functions

  • Develop measurable project objectives. Create and execute detailed workplans.
  • Lead and support a team of 10-12 staff members, including direct supervision of regional program managers.
  • Build positive and productive team culture that supports conditions for the program to thrive.
  • Develop program success metrics, supporting consistent, high-quality execution of program objectives.
  • Strengthen program processes, resources and partnerships necessary for successful program implementation through dynamic collaboration.
  • Build strategic partnerships with organizations, coalitions, foundations, associations, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with elected officials and state leaders.
  • Build and advance county and state policy agenda.
  • Work closely with an external evaluator to create and evaluate strategies and ensure appropriate data is collected.
  • Support and cultivate funded program partnerships and identify potential opportunities for funded partnerships.
  • Participate in NCYL wide staff teams and collaborate with other organizational teams as appropriate. 

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years management experience in youth-centered programming.
  • Experience in the fields of education, child advocacy, mental health, or social work.

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to establish and maintain a highly collaborative culture across all stakeholders.
  • Ability to use a racial justice lens.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically. Then execute and implement effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to supervise and support staff.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including data informed practices.
  • Experience in youth development and/or grassroots organizing.
  • Experience managing complex projects with a multitude of partners.
  • Experience collaborating with public agencies in Arizona.
  • Level 1 fingerprint clearance.
  • Valid Arizona driver’s license.

Salary, Benefits and Location

This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary of $110,259.00 annually.  NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

This position is based in Arizona and requires the ability to travel to Maricopa, Pima and Yavapai counties.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume. No phone calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/569188/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Director-Compassionate-Education-Systems—AZ

Applicants with personal experience within a public system such as foster care and applicants of Color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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.


Program Associate, Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP)

The Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth

The Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP) is a public-private collective impact campaign coordinated by NCYL, dedicated to end inequitable reproductive health outcomes for youth in foster care and support the healthy sexual development and bodily autonomy of young people. We bring together public agencies and community partners to change mental models, build trust, develop and implement innovative programming and policy, and transform systems and community responses.

Position

NCYL seeks a dynamic, passionate, organized, and confident Program Associate to join the RHEP team. The Program Associate will report to the Senior Director of Health and work closely with all members of the RHEP team. This is great opportunity for an individual who wants to be contribute to a high functioning team that works with a diverse group of youth and community partners.

Essential Functions

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to the RHEP team, including the Senior
  • Director and RHEP Senior Program Associates.
  • Coordinate logistics for internal and external RHEP events, such as team workgroup meetings, conferences and webinars.
  • Support the team to implement community engagement, communications and promotion strategies, including support of social media and listservs and newsletters.
  • Support team in developing and finalizing high quality program and promotional materials.
  • Provide support for videoconferencing and webinars.
  • Maintaining online project management tools and internal filing systems.
  • Process invoices and contracts with and to partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience providing logistical and administrative support.

Other Qualifications:

  • Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Experience working with young people of Color and/or with experience in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.
  • Ability to use a racial justice lens.
  • Experience with online project management systems, such as Asana or AirTable, and videoconferencing systems such as Zoom, Webex or Google Meet.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work cooperatively with people from diverse professional and personal backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments at once and meet concurrent deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and take direction as needed.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and other technologies.
  • A friendly demeanor with a sense of humor.

Location, Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time position in at $64,378.00.  NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

This position is located in Bay Area or Los Angeles area. Some travel will be required.

How to Apply:

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

Apply at: No longer accepting applications

Applicants with personal experience within a public system such as foster care and applicants of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.


Senior Program Associate, Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP) – No longer accepting applications

The Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth

The Reproductive Health Equity Project for Foster Youth (RHEP) is a public-private collective impact campaign coordinated by NCYL, dedicated to end inequitable reproductive health outcomes for youth in foster care and support the healthy sexual development and bodily autonomy of young people. We bring together public agencies and community partners to change mental models, build trust, develop and implement innovative programming and policy, and transform systems and community responses.

Position

Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Health, the Senior Program Associate will support NCYL’s work as the convener and driver of RHEP.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, organized, resourceful individual to join a high functioning team that works with a diverse group of youth and community partners.

Essential Functions

  • Support development of the RHEP strategic plan and annual and project workplans.
  • Manage projects with multiple contributors and multiple deliverables and deadlines with high level of communication about implementation and progress
  • Drive implementation of workplans that include multiple streams of work.
  • Manage grants including researching, writing, reporting, budgeting, and relationship management.
  • Plan and facilitate RHEP leadership, team, and workgroup meetings.
  • Manage relationships with external partners.
  • Ensure community voice is integrated in the project.
  • Plan and implement RHEP events, including conferences, youth convenings, webinars, and listening sessions, in collaboration with the team.
  • Represent NCYL and RHEP at national, state and local meetings and events.
  • Produce high quality program and promotional materials. 

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience managing the implementation of projects with multiple contributors.

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to use a racial justice lens.
  • Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusio
  • Experience working with young people of Color and/or with experience in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.
  • Familiarity with child welfare, reproductive health equity.
  • Knowledge of and experience using meeting facilitation tools and techniques to ensure meetings are efficient, equitable and inclusive.
  • Experience as a dynamic public speaker and developing engaging presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects with diverse partners and stakeholders.
  • Experience with strategic planning models and tools.
  • Experience with online project management systems, such as Asana or AirTable, and videoconferencing systems such as Zoom, Webex or Google Meet.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and other technologies.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: conference or event planning, advocacy campaigns, community organizing, public administration or public policy.
  • A friendly demeanor with a sense of humor.

Location, Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time exempt position. NCYL provides competitive salary at $70,828 NCYL provides robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

This position is located in Los Angeles.  Some travel will be required.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter including an explanation of how the required qualification is met, resume, and three professional references. Please no calls or emails. 

Apply athttps://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/557000/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/RHEP-Senior-Program-Associate

Applicants with personal experience within a public system and applicants of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.