Employment & Volunteering

Employment Opportunities

Are you passionate about youth and young adult leadership and advocacy?  Do you see yourself working for a nonprofit organization that has dedicated over 30 years to put youth and young adult leadership at the center of policymaking in California’s child-serving systems at the state and local level.

We welcome all to apply, especially if you have lived in foster care and are passionate about youth leadership, believe that systems can be transformed, and want to work in a collaborative, vibrant, and continuous learning environment.

Current Openings:

Executive Director

CYC is seeking an inspiring leader and foster youth champion to serve as Executive Director (ED) and usher the organization into its next phase of growth and impact. Get all the details from the job description below.

Community Advocacy Coordinator (Sacramento)

The Community Advocacy Coordinators are responsible for providing the foundational resources for youth-led advocacy and leadership development activities in county-based chapters throughout California. Press the button below for the full job description. 

Community Advocacy Coordinator (South Bay)

The Community Advocacy Coordinators are responsible for providing the foundational resources for youth-led advocacy and leadership development activities in county-based chapters throughout California. Press the button below for the full job description.

California Youth Connection is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity.

volunteer Opportunities

Especially important to our youth-led model is the groundbreaking way in which CYC volunteer supporters collaborate with members to ensure that they have the resources they need to run a successful chapter, attend conferences, and participate in policy activities. Volunteer Supporters take on an “ally” role, providing social capital, professional tips, and mentoring when appropriate. It is a relationship of mutual respect, wherein members are the leaders for creating legislative, policy, and practice change and supporters set the foundation.