The National Foster Youth Institute (NFYI) seeks an experienced movement builder to serve as Executive Director. The Executive Director will continue NFYI’s mission to facilitate the transformation of our country’s foster system by amplifying the national voice of concern and creating a groundswell of support for change. The Executive Director will expand NFYI’s platform to organize a social movement led by the families and youth most impacted by the child welfare system. This will inspire a cadre of dedicated, committed activists at the community level who will champion foster care reform, change cultural norms related to how it is viewed across the country, and elevate the profile of the issue by creating demand for change at the policy and system levels.
NFYI offers a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial, high-energy, and self-directed leader to grow and enhance the existing foundation of NFYI’s national movement to significantly improve the lives of countless children and families. The ideal candidate for this role is a passionate, committed, experienced organizer who is excited to drive the impact of a lean and high-performing, organization. S/he will bring experience managing a campaign or movement, executing against an agreed upon strategic direction, and be a politically savvy leader that builds partnerships and relationships at the local, state, and national levels.
This position is based in Los Angeles, California.
The National Foster Youth Institute aims to help transform the nation’s child welfare system by building a broad-based social movement led by young people and families directly involved with the system. Transformative change includes legislative changes, providing services to families in crisis, preventing the removal of children, ensuring children in care experience a normal childhood, and addressing inequities in the current system.
Launched in 2013, NFYI’s unique programs include:
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Please send cover letters and resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 6pm Pacific Time.
NYFI is an Equal Opportunity Employer