Jobs & Volunteering


Law Clerks – Fall 2018, Washington, DC

Position Summary

NCYL seeks law students to work in its Washington, D.C. office as law clerks during the fall of 2018. Under the mentorship of their supervising attorneys, law clerks in DC will research novel issues within youth law, write legal memoranda, and assist in ongoing and incipient litigation.

NCYL is a constantly growing organization. It opened a new office in Washington, D.C. in October 2017. 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 and youth.

NCYL works to ensure children and youth have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for a healthy and productive future. NCYL has a broad mandate, which includes engaging in work in the following areas, using system reform strategies such as impact litigation:

  • Child Welfare (including Medicaid)
  • Education for System-Involved Students
  • Adolescent Health, including Reproductive Freedom
  • Child Trafficking
  • Juvenile Justice
  • School-to-Prison Pipeline

NCYL is interested in highly-qualified applicants with strong writing skills and a strong commitment to social justice. In particular, applicants should demonstrate interest in protecting the rights of low-income children and youth. NCYL is committed to hiring a group of law students that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our clients.

The minimum required time commitment for fall 2018 is 10-15 hours per week; applicants for full-time externships will also be considered.

How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials to: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three academic or professional references
  • Short writing sample

Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis. NCYL anticipates hiring 2-4 fall law clerks for the DC office.

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.

How to Apply for Other NCYL Positions

If you are interested in being a law clerk in our DC office for spring 2019, applications will be accepted starting August 15, 2018. Spring law clerks are expected to work 10-15 hours per week; applicants for full-time externships will also be considered. No phone calls please. 

The National Center for Youth Law is committed to hiring a group of law students that reflects the racial and cultural diversity of our clients. NCYL is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, age, personal appearance, size, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information.


Senior Development Associate/Development Manager, Oakland, CA

Position

The Senior Development Associate will play a key role in securing grant funding for a diverse range of high-impact system-reform projects including shutting down the school-to-prison pipeline, defending the rights of immigrant children, protecting LGBTQ youth and students of color from harassment at school, and transforming foster care systems. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a growing $9 million-dollar national organization with a 40+ year legacy of advancing youth rights across the country.

Essential Functions

  • Manage writing and submission of letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and reports to funders in partnership with staff working across NCYL
  • Draft, edit, and proofread all funder-facing content and correspondence
  • Continually update and improve NCYL’s development content library
  • Research funding opportunities and identify new ways for NCYL staff to engage with funders through conference presentations, events, and collaborations
  • Contribute to organization-wide and campaign-specific development strategy and planning

Required Qualifications

  • Experience writing letters of inquiry, concept papers, proposals, and/or reports to foundation funders
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent analytic, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Aptitude to quickly learn programmatic content and convey that information in clear and compelling written communication
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to successfully execute multiple projects on time with quality results
  • Enthusiasm for working in a diverse workplace and collaborating with diverse team members

Desired Qualifications

  • Two or more years of development or foundation experience
  • Experience managing and submitting multiple grant proposals and reports simultaneously
  • Passion and experience fundraising for programs that serve children and youth
  • Familiarity with Salesforce as a grant management tool

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position in Oakland, California. Salary is comparable to similar organizations in the Bay Area with a range of $60,000 to $75,000 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 are due by April 26, 2018. Please submit a cover letter, resume, relevant writing sample of no more than five pages, and three professional references.  No calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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.


FosterEd Education Liaison, Yavapai County, AZ

About FosterEd Arizona

FosterEd Arizona began operating a demonstration site in Pima County in 2014. The program ensures students in foster care are supported by a FosterEd Education Liaison, an educational champion, an inter-agency education team and a youth-centered education plan developed based on their strengths and needs. An independent evaluation found that the program has a measurable positive impact on the educational trajectories of the students served.

In January 2016, the Governor’s Office, together with leadership in the House and Senate, introduced House Bill (HB) 2665. The bill, signed by the Governor on May 11, garnered support from more than twenty bipartisan sponsors. Its purpose is to establish a foster youth education success program statewide, supported by state funding and a philanthropic match. FosterEd is working 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. Expansion began in Maricopa County in July 2017 and the program will further expand to Yavapai County in July 2018.

Position – Education Liaison

FosterEd is hiring an Education Liaison in Yavapai County to join the FosterEd Arizona Team. FosterEd Education Liaisons improve educational outcomes for students in foster care by providing educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other supports who will champion their educational success. This position is for an Education Liaison who will be co-located in an Arizona Department of Child Safety office.

Essential Attributes- This position offers exciting opportunities to:

  • Demonstrate your belief that all children can succeed in school and life and are equally deserving of the resources and supports they need to achieve their goals.
  • Exhibit compassion, hold youth to high expectations, and strengthen the natural supports of caregivers by listening and helping to problem solve so they can support their own needs.
  • Learn about education systems including but not limited to special education, trauma informed care, and behavioral interventions.
  • Utilize knowledge of education systems to support student’s in overcoming obstacles to a quality education.
  • Build capacity within caregivers, child welfare worker and youth to self-advocate, through collaboration with student’s education teams.
  • Embrace best practices for promoting positive youth development and student-centered engagement.
  • Value the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and perspectives are included in our work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust to program requirements and changing priorities to support youth, caregivers, child welfare workers, and school staff.
  • Participate in respectful, two-way communication, including giving and receiving constructive, candid feedback with supervisors, peers, and supporting teams.
  • Help create a culture of strong partnership and collaboration within the FosterEd Arizona team and among external partner agencies and organizations.

Essential Functions:

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care by working directly with youth and education teams.
  • Bring together diverse teams of biological parents, foster parents, relative caregivers, child welfare workers, probation officers, behavioral health case managers, teachers and other school staff to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Provide individual support to biological parents, relatives, foster parents, and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people in foster care to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.
  • Advocate to ensure that youth are getting the supports and services they need and to which they are entitled. This can include advocating for special education or section 504 services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, advocating for students to remain in their schools of origin, and advocacy around school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Track required data in a youth progress database in a consistent and timely manner to allow for project evaluation and replication.
  • Work remotely from a co-located local child welfare office.
  • Frequently travel within assigned county/coverage area to attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, child welfare workers, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Support capacity building efforts via presentations and trainings to caregivers, child welfare workers and community partners.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in the fields of education, child advocacy, juvenile justice, or social work.
  • Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education, child welfare, or juvenile justice.
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and to successfully manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent oral communication and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Car and valid Arizona driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
 

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in education, counseling, therapy, or social work
  • An understanding of Arizona’s education, child welfare, and judicial systems
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time position. The Foster Youth Education Liaison will be located in the Prescott/Prescott Valley area. Salary range is $45,000 to 49,000. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan. 

Applications
Applications are due April 30, 2018, by 5pm.  You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. No phone calls please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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.


FosterEd Education Liaison, Pima County, AZ

About FosterEd Arizona

FosterEd Arizona began operating a demonstration site in Pima County in 2014. The program ensures students in foster care are supported by a FosterEd Education Liaison, an educational champion, an inter-agency education team and a youth-centered education plan developed based on their strengths and needs. An independent evaluation found that the program has a measurable positive impact on the educational trajectories of the students served.

In January 2016, the Governor’s Office, together with leadership in the House and Senate, introduced House Bill (HB) 2665. The bill, signed by the Governor on May 11, garnered support from more than twenty bipartisan sponsors. Its purpose is to establish a foster youth education success program statewide, supported by state funding and a philanthropic match. FosterEd is working 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. Expansion began in Maricopa County in July 2017 and the program will further expand to Yavapai County in July 2018.

Position – Education Liaison

FosterEd is hiring an Education Liaison in in Pima County to join the FosterEd Arizona Team. FosterEd Education Liaisons improve educational outcomes for students in foster care by providing long term educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other natural supports who will champion their educational success. This position is for an Education Liaison who will be co-located in high schools.

Essential Attributes- This position offers exciting opportunities to:

  • Demonstrate your belief that all children can succeed in school and life and are equally deserving of the resources and supports they need to achieve their goals.
  • Exhibit compassion, hold youth to high expectations, and strengthen the natural supports of caregivers by listening and helping to problem solve so they can support their own needs.
  • Learn about education systems including but not limited to special education, trauma informed care, and behavioral interventions.
  • Utilize knowledge of education systems to support student’s in overcoming obstacles to a quality education.
  • Build capacity within caregivers, child welfare worker and youth to self-advocate, through collaboration with student’s education teams.
  • Embrace best practices for promoting positive youth development and student-centered engagement.
  • Value the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and perspectives are included in our work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust to program requirements and changing priorities to support youth, caregivers, child welfare workers, and school staff.
  • Participate in respectful, two-way communication, including giving and receiving constructive, candid feedback with supervisors, peers, and supporting teams.
  • Help create a culture of strong partnership and collaboration within the FosterEd Arizona team and among external partner agencies and organizations.

Essential Functions:

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care by working directly with high school youth to identify their educational goals and utilizing effective educational planning and teaming to support achievement of those goals.
  • Bring together diverse teams of biological parents, foster parents, relative caregivers, child welfare workers, probation officers, behavioral health case managers, teachers and other school staff to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • 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, foster parents, and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people in foster care to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.
  • Advocate to ensure that youth are getting the supports and services they need and to which they are entitled. This can include advocating for special education or section 504 services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, advocating for students to remain in their schools of origin, and advocacy around school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Track required data in a youth progress database in a consistent and timely manner to allow for project evaluation and replication.
  • Work remotely from a co-located school site.
  • Frequently travel within assigned county/coverage area to attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, child welfare workers, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Support capacity building efforts via presentations and trainings to caregivers, child welfare workers and community partners.

 Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in the fields of education, child advocacy, juvenile justice, or social work.
  • Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education, child welfare, or juvenile justice.
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and to successfully manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent oral communication and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Car and valid Arizona driver’s license.
  • Ability to obtain Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
 

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in education, counseling, therapy, or social work
  • An understanding of Arizona’s education, child welfare, and judicial systems
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time position. The Foster Youth Education Liaison will be located in Tucson, Arizona. Salary range is $45,000 to $49,000. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan. 

Applications
Applications are due April 30, 2018, by 5pm.  You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. No phone calls please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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.


FosterEd Education Liaisons, Antelope Valley, CA

FosterEd: California

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

Position 

FosterEd is hiring Education Liaisons in Los Angeles County. FosterEd Education Liaisons improve educational outcomes for students in foster care or experiencing homelessness by providing educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other natural supports who will champion their educational success.

Education Liaisons will be headquartered within school districts in Lancaster and Palmdale.

Essential Attributes

  • Demonstrate your belief that all children can succeed in school and life and are equally deserving of the resources and supports they need to achieve their goals.
  • Exhibit compassion, hold youth to high expectations, and strengthen the natural supports of caregivers by promoting empowerment and self-determination.
  • Embrace best practices for promoting positive youth development and student-centered engagement.
  • Value the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and perspectives are included in our work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust to program requirements and changing priorities to support youth, caregivers, child welfare workers, and school staff.
  • Participate in respectful, two-way communication, including giving and receiving constructive, candid feedback with supervisors, peers, and supporting teams.
  • Help create a culture of strong partnership and collaboration within the FosterEd: California team and among external partner agencies and organizations.

Essential Functions

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care 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 diverse teams of biological parents, caregivers, child welfare workers, behavioral health case managers, school district staff, and other adults to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • 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, foster parents, and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people in foster care to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.
  • Advocate to ensure that youth are getting the supports and services they need and to which they are entitled. This can include advocating for special education or section 504 services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, advocating for students to remain in their schools of origin, and advocacy around school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Work remotely from a co-located school site and/or local child welfare office.
  • Frequently travel within the Antelope Valley to attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, child welfare workers, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Support capacity-building efforts via presentations and trainings to caregivers, child welfare workers and community partners. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in the fields of education, child advocacy, or social work.
  • Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education or child welfare
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and to successfully manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software
  • Car and valid California driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a background check. 

Desired Qualifications 

  • Graduate degree in education, counseling, or social work
  • An understanding of California’s education and child welfare systems
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position. The Salary is competitive with a range of $56,000 to $62,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a 403b retirement plan.

Applications

Applications are due by midnight April 22, 2018. You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.  Please no calls or emails.

Apply at:  https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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.


FosterEd Education Liaison, Contra Costa County, CA

About FosterEd: California

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

Position – Education Liaison

FosterEd is hiring an Education Liaison in Contra Costa County. The FosterEd Education Liaison will improve educational outcomes for students in foster care or experiencing homelessness by providing educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other natural supports who will champion their educational success.

The Education Liaison will be headquartered at a partner agency and schools within Contra Costa County.

Essential Attributes- This position offers exciting opportunities to:

  • Demonstrate your belief that all children can succeed in school and life and are equally deserving of the resources and supports they need to achieve their goals.
  • Exhibit compassion, hold youth to high expectations, and strengthen the natural supports of caregivers by promoting empowerment and self-determination.
  • Embrace best practices for promoting positive youth development and student-centered engagement.
  • Value the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and perspectives are included in our work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust to program requirements and changing priorities to support youth, caregivers, child welfare workers, and school staff.
  • Participate in respectful, two-way communication, including giving and receiving constructive, candid feedback with supervisors, peers, and supporting teams.
  • Help create a culture of strong partnership and collaboration within the FosterEd: California team and among external partner agencies and organizations.

Essential Functions

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth in foster care 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 diverse teams of biological parents, caregivers, child welfare workers, behavioral health case managers, teachers and other adults to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • 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, foster parents, and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people in foster care to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.
  • Advocate to ensure that youth are getting the supports and services they need and to which they are entitled. This can include advocating for special education or section 504 services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, advocating for students to remain in their schools of origin, and advocacy around school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Work remotely from a co-located school site and/or local child welfare office.
  • Frequently travel within Contra Costa County to attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, child welfare workers, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Support capacity-building efforts via presentations and trainings to caregivers, child welfare workers and community partners. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in the fields of education, child advocacy, or social work.
  • Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education or child welfare
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and to successfully manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software
  • Car and valid California driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a background check. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in education, counseling, or social work
  • An understanding of California’s education and child welfare systems
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time position. The Salary is competitive with a range of $56,000 to $62,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a 403b retirement plan. 

Applications
Applications are due by midnight April 22, 2018.  You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.  No calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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.


FosterEd Education Liaisons, Santa Clara County, CA

FosterEd: California

This position will be a part of FosterEd: California. FosterEd: California works with education, child welfare, probation, judicial and other agencies at the state, county, and local levels to ensure foster and probation-supervised youth can graduate from high school with the widest array of opportunities for their futures.

Position 

NCYL seeks Education Liaisons for the FosterEd demonstration site in Santa Clara County, a collaboration with the County Office of Education, Probation, Superior Court, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, and school districts, aimed at improving education outcomes for youth supervised by Probation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate your belief that all children can succeed in school and life and are equally deserving of the resources and supports they need to achieve their goals.
  • Exhibit compassion, hold youth to high expectations, and strengthen the natural supports of caregivers by promoting empowerment and self-determination.
  • Embrace best practices for promoting positive youth development and student-centered engagement.
  • Value the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and perspectives are included in our work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust to program requirements and changing priorities to support youth, caregivers, child welfare workers, and school staff.
  • Participate in respectful, two-way communication, including giving and receiving constructive, candid feedback with supervisors, peers, and supporting teams.
  • Help create a culture of strong partnership and collaboration within the FosterEd: California team and among external partner agencies and organizations.

Essential Functions

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth on probation 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 diverse teams of biological parents, caregivers, probation officers, behavioral health case managers, teachers and other adults to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Provide individual coaching and support to students on probation 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 probation supervision to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.
  • Advocate to ensure that youth are getting the supports and services they need and to which they are entitled. This can include advocating for special education or section 504 services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, advocating for students to remain in their schools of origin, and advocacy around school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Work remotely from a co-located school site and/or local community centers, with flexible work hours.
  • Frequently travel within Santa Clara County to attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, probation, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Support capacity-building efforts via presentations and trainings to community partners.

The Education Liaisons must be able to work full time in Santa Clara County.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in at least one of the following three fields: education, social work, juvenile justice
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education or juvenile justice
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and to successfully manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Car and valid California driver’s license

 Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish) highly desired
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial and/or economic justice
  • Experience with youth-serving agencies and community resources in Santa Clara County
  • Experience working directly with young people and families
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice
  • Knowledge about California’s education, juvenile justice, and adult criminal justice systems
  • Strong technology skills

 Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, at-will, position. Salary is competitive with a range of $56,000 – $62,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan.  Please no calls or emails.

Applications
Applications are due by April 22, 2018.  You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Please no calls or emails.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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


FosterEd Education Liaisons, Monterey Peninsula, CA

About FosterEd: California

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

Position – Education Liaison

FosterEd is hiring Education Liaisons in Monterey. FosterEd Education Liaisons improve educational outcomes for students experiencing homelessness by providing educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other natural supports who will champion their educational success.

The Education Liaisons will be headquartered within schools in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.

Essential Attributes- This position offers exciting opportunities to:

  • Demonstrate your belief that all children can succeed in school and life and are equally deserving of the resources and supports they need to achieve their goals.
  • Exhibit compassion, hold youth to high expectations, and strengthen the natural supports of caregivers by promoting empowerment and self-determination.
  • Embrace best practices for promoting positive youth development and student-centered engagement.
  • Value the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and perspectives are included in our work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adjust to program requirements and changing priorities to support youth, caregivers, child welfare workers, and school staff.
  • Participate in respectful, two-way communication, including giving and receiving constructive, candid feedback with supervisors, peers, and supporting teams.
  • Help create a culture of strong partnership and collaboration within the FosterEd: California team and among external partner agencies and organizations.

Essential Functions

  • Improve educational outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness working directly with youth to identify their educational goals and utilizing effective educational planning and teaming to support achievement of those goals.
  • Bring together diverse teams of parents, caregivers, behavioral health case managers, teachers and other adults to support students in achieving their educational goals.
  • Provide individual coaching and support to students experiencing homelessness to help them develop the skills and capacities needed to champion their own education.
  • Provide individual coaching and support to parents, relatives, and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people in foster care to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.
  • Advocate to ensure that youth are getting the supports and services they need and to which they are entitled. This can include advocating for special education or section 504 services to meet the needs of students with disabilities, advocating for students to remain in their schools of origin, and advocacy around school disciplinary proceedings.
  • Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Work remotely from a co-located school site.
  • Frequently travel within the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District to attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, and other service providers within those communities.
  • Support capacity-building efforts via presentations and trainings to community partners. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or experience in the fields of education, homeless service, child advocacy, or social work.
  • Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education or child welfare
  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with individuals of various ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details and to successfully manage time and prioritize workload.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software
  • Car and valid California driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a background check. 

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in education, counseling, or social work
  • An understanding of California’s education and child welfare systems
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time position. Salary is competitive with a range of $56,000 to $62,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan. 

Applications
Applications are due by April 22, 2018.  You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.  No emails or phone calls please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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.


FosterEd Program Manager, Monterey County, CA

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

Position

NCYL seeks a Program Manager to lead a FosterEd demonstration site in Monterey County, a collaboration with the County Office of Education, school districts and community partners aimed at improving education outcomes for youth experiencing homelessness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading and facilitating collaboration between leaders from key agencies in the County, including the County Office of Education, school districts, and a multitude of community agencies.
  • Supporting the development of local policy that supports stronger services and supports for youth experiencing homelessness.
  • Supervising Education Liaisons who will work directly with youth experiencing homelessness.
  • Identifying and empowering Educational Champions for each youth.
  • Collaborating with District Project Leader in planning and coordinating District Staff planning meetings
  • Advocating across the county to ensure support is provided to transition-age youth to help them develop the skills and capacities needed to champion their own education.
  • Ensuring that educational information and goals are included in youth case and transition plans, and strong communication structures are set up between service providers, agencies and organizations.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with policymakers and partner agencies in the region.
  • Working with project staff to ensure appropriate data is available for programmatic purposes and is collected for evaluation purposes.
  • Training and supporting groups of professionals interfacing with youth and their education.
  • Facilitating meetings with the FosterEd team in Monterey County, with independent project evaluators and with FosterEd staff at the national office in Oakland, California
  • Creating and maintaining records, documentation and reports in an organized and timely manner.

The Program Manager must be able to work full time in Monterey County.  

Required Qualifications

  • Experience in the fields of education, child advocacy, or social work
  • Expertise in serving youth experiencing homelessness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing complex projects with a multitude of partners
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to supervise and support staff
  • Car and valid California driver’s license 

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish) highly desired
  • An understanding of California’s education system
  • Strong technology skills
  • Experience with grant-writing, working with funders, and identifying funding opportunities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with child-serving agencies in Monterey County
  • Experience working directly with vulnerable children and parents 

Salary and Benefits This is a full-time position. The Salary is competitive with a range of $68,000 to $75,000 annually. NCYL provides health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, vacation benefits, and an employer contribution to a 403b retirement plan.

Applications are due by midnight April 22, 2018. You will need a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.  No calls or emails please.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1881/National-Center-For-Youth-Law

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.