Employment

Bay Area Regional Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Statewide Engagement, the Regional Coordinator provides support for youth, ages 14-24, who have experienced foster care, in youth-led advocacy and leadership development activities in county-based chapters throughout California.  Primary responsibilities include promoting leadership development, strengthening chapter processes, facilitating community and advocacy efforts, and developing curriculum and training materials. 

Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by August 24, 2018.

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Statewide Policy Coordinator

CYC is seeking a Statewide Policy Coordinator that will support and shepherd the policy vision and goals of our youth-led membership through practice, policy and legislative change. This person will have the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s mission of developing leaders through our legislative/policy committee, support and engage chapters directly and represent the organization in the child welfare policy sphere.  

The ideal candidate will have a familiarity with advocacy strategies, community organizing, a social justice and youth leadership framework. Candidates with direct lived experience in foster care are strongly encouraged to apply.

Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by August 30, 2018.

To apply, please click here.

 

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a thriving community of current and former foster youth who are making lasting systemic improvements to California’s foster care system. CYC engages current and former foster youth ages 14 to 24 (members) by cultivating leadership through community and advocacy within the child welfare, education, and other youth-serving systems. For over 30 years, youth and young adults have come together to collectively share their stories with policymakers, local leaders, and other foster youth. Volunteer supporters and staff collaborate with members to work within their own communities and at the state level. Youth from foster care are provided with a platform to influence the decision-making that will ultimately affect their lives and those that come behind them.

CYC is seeking a Central Valley Regional Coordinator that will provide support for youth who have experienced foster care, promote youth leadership, and engage and prepare CYC members for stakeholder meetings. This dynamic and flexible person will also support the success of CYC members and  their advocacy efforts.

The ideal candidate will have experience and a passion for working with youth, project management, facilitating and/or training a group, strong sense of integrity, and are confident. In addition, the ideal candidate has familiarity of various office software including word processing. Candidates with direct lived experience in foster care are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Director of Statewide Engagement

California Youth Connection (CYC) is a thriving community of current and former foster youth who are making lasting systemic improvements to California’s foster care system. CYC engages current and former foster youth ages 14 to 24 (members) by cultivating leadership through community and advocacy within the child welfare, education, and other youth-serving systems. For over 30 years, youth and young adults have come together to collectively share their stories with policymakers, local leaders, and other foster youth. Volunteer supporters and staff collaborate with members to work within their own communities and at the state level. Youth from foster care are provided with a platform to influence the decision-making that will ultimately affect their lives and those that come behind them.

CYC is seeking a Director of Statewide Engagement that will inspire a team of Regional Coordinators to engage in powerful youth-led, base-building strategies and activities, including member and volunteer outreach, training, and community connection. This dynamic person will also support the success of chapters and advocacy efforts.

The ideal candidate has experience with community organizing, advocacy, familiarity of county structures, confident, strong sense of integrity, strong supervisory skills, appreciates systems and structure with skills to implement and thrive in an innovative environment. Candidates with direct lived experience in foster care are strongly encouraged to apply.

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