Since our founding in 1988, the foster care system in California has been transformed, and so too have the thousands of young people who have joined CYC, becoming confident, effective advocates for themselves and future generations.

Through CYC, youth gain advocacy and training skills, education and career connections, and most importantly, a community of peers. Our work has resulted in the passage of dozens of new laws that have profoundly improved the lives of children and youth in California’s foster care system.

Current Job Opening: Director of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships

Join an incredible team of hardworking staff who facilitate a youth-led model that specializes in youth leadership development, advocacy, and policy at the local and state level in foster care and other youth serving systems.

This position allows for a flexible work schedule and location (within California), 100% medical insurance for the employee, and generous paid time off.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled narrator, strong writer, and people-person who will motivate others to support the mission and vision of California Youth Connection. They are the primary relationship manager and first point of contact for our funder/donor portfolio, including ongoing engagement, one-on-one relationship building, internal and external communications, and timely and high quality reporting. Working closely with the team of directors they lead the organization’s funding and public relations strategies and hold the vision for intersecting youth leadership and advocacy in foster care.