National Center for Youth Law
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) is a nonprofit law firm that for over four decades has worked to ensure marginalized children have the resources, support, and opportunities they need for healthy and productive lives. We weave together a variety of strategies – including research, policy advocacy, and litigation – to ensure the systems intended to support marginalized children do so effectively. As a national organization we advocate and bring litigation in state and federal court.
NCYL’s mission includes advancing social, economic, and racial justice for children, and we are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We 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.
FosterEd (www.foster-ed.org) is a NCYL initiative aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children and youth in state care. FosterEd operates in Arizona, California, Indiana, and New Mexico and strives to ensure that every foster and probation-involved youth has an educational champion and an education team supporting his or her success in school. Our goal is that every young person in care will graduate from high school with a wide array of possibilities for their future.
NCYL seeks a Deputy Director, Research & Program Support to join our FosterEd team. The FosterEd team focuses on improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students in foster care, students involved in the juvenile justice system, and students experiencing homelessness or housing instability. One of our core strategies is to develop and implement demonstration sites, in which Education Liaisons directly serve system-involved students and students facing homelessness. This position will focus on advancing FosterEd’s work throughout California and Arizona as well as potential future sites throughout the country. This position will report to the FosterEd Director.
Salary, Benefits and Location
This is a full-time position that will be located in Oakland or Sacramento, California. Salary is a range of $82,000 - $91,000 annually. *Applicants in Sacramento must have the ability to commute to Oakland weekly and a cost-of-labor adjustment will apply depending on the location of the candidate.
NCYL provides health, dental, life, short and long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick benefits, sabbatical, and an employer contribution to a retirement plan.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by September 27, 2018. No phone calls or emails please.
Applicants of color, 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, or gender expression.