Training Coordinator

Training · Emeryville/LA Area, California
Department Training
Employment Type Full-Time Exempt
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $62,400 annually


California Youth Connection (CYC) was founded in 1988 by foster youth and adult supporters. It has evolved into a vibrant statewide youth leadership, advocacy, and training organization with county-based chapters throughout California, four satellite offices, and a budget close to $3 million. CYC empowers and educates current and former foster youth, providing them with leadership and advocacy opportunities to be the lead agents of change for system improvements throughout the state through legislative, policy, and practice change.

We believe outstanding people are the key to our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit individuals without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, prior conviction, arrest history, disability, marital status, veteran status, or age.

Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project (YTP) is a branded project of CYC and was founded in 2000. YTP is a unique collaboration between current and former foster youth (ages 16-24), child welfare professionals, and youth-serving organizations. We empower transition-age foster youth, who are experts in navigating the foster care system, to develop and deliver best-practice training for professionals who support transition-age youth.

Since its inception in 2000, YTP has trained, employed, and supported more than 175 youth, who have in turn trained over 7,000 child welfare professionals on the needs of foster youth and the practices that best support transition-age youth. Many of our youth have multi-year relationships with YTP, during which they grow into exceptional trainers, advocates, and leaders—and find rewards they could not have imagined.

Position Summary

The Training Coordinator plans and executes child welfare training throughout California by coordinating and maintaining statewide connections in the child welfare community and supporting the professional development of Youth Trainers (current and former foster youth who are responsible for facilitating child welfare training.) Furthermore, the Training Coordinator works collaboratively with staff and members to develop curricula for semi-annual statewide conferences.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Support YTP Trainers to prepare for, learn, and execute training curriculum to child welfare professionals.
  • Develop YTP Trainers’ professional development and facilitation skills.
  • Prepare members for leadership opportunities (e.g., public hearings, presentations, workshops at conferences) by helping members develop their talking points and presentation skills.
  • Leverage new and existing relationships to identify training opportunities in county child welfare agencies.


  • Create and implement outreach plan and strategies to widen YTP’s training reach and client base
  • Research and keep abreast of new and innovative training and curriculum development competencies, skills, and tools
  • Recruit and guide youth members in the development of member and supporter workshop curricula.
  • Supports Training Director in identifying ongoing and new CYC training needs for members, supporters, and staff.


  • Collect, analyze, and manage training data to measure the impact of various strategies.
  • Track training participation by updating the database with attendance/participant information.
  • Prepare and submit expense reports in a timely manner on a monthly basis.
  • Review event budgets with supervisor on a regular basis.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science,  communications, human or social welfare, or equivalent required. 
  • Experience: Experience coordinating, supporting, and facilitating youth and adult group training.   Two years of work experience in child welfare and experience with foster care issues, community organizing, state legislation, policies, and youth training required. 
  • Management skills and/or experience: Project management skills required. Experience managing youth and adult volunteers required.
  • Language skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret training materials. Ability to effectively communicate complicated training ideas and concepts into youth-friendly formats. Ability to effectively present information to youth, volunteers, staff, and community stakeholders.  
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in using personal computer and various office software packages including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, calendaring, and email management. Proficiency with social media and Windows OS preferred.
  • Professionalism skills: Ability to demonstrate use of clear boundaries with everyday challenges of working with young adults.
  • Other: Experience as a foster youth in the child welfare system.

Special Requirements

  • CA Driver License
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to drive long distances in passenger cars, vans, and, on occasion, small moving trucks


This is a full-time, exempt position working both in-person and remotely in accordance with the organization’s current work schedule. The salary for this position is $62,400. Because we know that the practice of salary negotiation can contribute to paying inequities, this salary is non-negotiable. We will share more about our approach to compensation with the final candidate.

BENEFITS (Benefits eligible at 30+ hours per week)

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Simple IRA Retirement ( up 3% match) 
  • Holidays (including one week in December)
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program(EAP)

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 essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for long periods while operating a computer to create documents, conducting Internet research, sending and receiving email and participating in meetings; communicating 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, pack and move boxes, luggage, and training supplies up to 50 pounds, etc.

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

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  • Location
    Emeryville/LA Area, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time Exempt
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $62,400 annually