California Youth Connection (CYC), founded in 1988, is a non-profit youth-led organization that cultivates youth leadership to transform the foster care system through legislative, practice, and policy change. We implement our youth-led model through base building and providing a strong foundation and support for diverse approaches to leadership. We believe outstanding people are the key to our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit individuals without discrimination of race, national origin, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status or age.
The Statewide Policy Coordinator is responsible for supporting and shepherding the policy goals and vision of the CYC membership through policy, practice and legislative change. They will have a deep understanding of youth-led advocacy, leadership development, and child welfare policy.
This position may be located in Los Angeles or Fresno. Statewide travel will be required. California Youth Connection headquarters are located in Emeryville, CA.
Statewide Policy Advocacy & Implementation
Statewide Policy Fellowship
Statewide Membership Council & Co-Chairs
Medical, Dental and Vision (includes chiropractic and acupuncture): 100% of employee premium covered
Paid Vacation: Starting at 2 weeks/year
Sick Leave: 12 days/year
Paid Holidays: 11 days, plus a weeklong closure at year-end
Retirement: Simple IRA up to 3% match
Life Insurance: $50,000 coverage
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job’s essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in the stationary position for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research, sending and receiving email and participating in meetings; communicate on a telephone and in-person; read and write; apply logic; and focus attention in the presence of distractions. Occasional requirements are to move about the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc. This position also requires traveling in rental cars, planes, trains, and staying in hotels/overnight accommodations.
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