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, and Indiana, 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.
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. In 2016, House Bill 2665 was passed by the Arizona State Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, establishing 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. FosterEd currently provides direct services and supports to students in foster care in Pima, Maricopa, and Yavapai counties. In addition to direct service, FosterEd Arizona works to create system-level change by developing and executing a bold policy agenda.
NCYL seeks a Director of Policy and Youth Leadership to join our FosterEd Arizona Leadership Team. The Director of Policy and Youth Leadership will focus on creating and executing a policy agenda for FosterEd Arizona, including engaging in public outreach and education campaigns, advocating for policy change at local and state levels, and ensuring these policy efforts are youth-centered and youth-driven. This position will report to the FosterEd Arizona Director.
Salary and Benefits and Location
This is a full-time position that will be located in Phoenix, Arizona. Periodic travel to our current sites in Tucson and Prescott as well as annual travel to California is required. Salary is a range of $70,000 to $80,000 annually. 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 November 30, 2018. No phone calls or emails please.
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, or gender expression.