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Employment Opportunity: System Change Communications Specialist


FosterClub is seeking a qualified Communications Specialist to work with our System Change team. This team elevates voices and perspectives of young people with lived experience in foster care to promote positive change across the child welfare system. If you have experience creating compelling content across multiple platforms and a desire to work as part of a highly impactful team, you are encouraged to apply.

Candidates who identify as BIPOC and candidates with lived experience in the child welfare system are strongly encouraged to apply.

What You Will Do

You will work with the System Change team to develop and deliver strong, compelling communications and publications for partners, policymakers, and other adult stakeholders in the child welfare sphere. You will maintain relationships with FosterClub's partners. You will lead communications strategies to reach our target audience, create impactful content, and manage our communications and media assets portfolio. You will connect and engage with stakeholders through the use of social media, our website, earned media, print, and other digital platforms. You will create graphics, layouts, and other visual assets. Your work will reflect FosterClub's commitment to reduce racial and gendered outcome disparities for young people and their families impacted by the child welfare system. You will work as part of a close, collaborative team and engage directly with young people, including our Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders.

You will serve as the public voice of the System Change team. You will manage media engagement and relationships with a wide range of outlets and journalists. You will routinely monitor the child welfare landscape and conduct industry research to stay abreast on leading topics, policy trends, and research in youth development and child welfare practices. You will write and edit content, including proposals and grants.

What You Will Need

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or a related field (Master's preferred)
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated skills using social media, blogging, and other campaign and communications tools.
  • Creative thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including copy editing.
  • Website/blog management experience strongly preferred, especially Drupal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office or Google Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with or interest in working with youth in and from the foster care system.

Our Mission

FosterClub is the national network for young people in foster care. Our mission is big: to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired, and represented so they can realize their potential and contribute to a better life for their peers.

Our Approach

To engage and empower those who have the most stake in transforming the foster care system: young people themselves. FosterClub creates opportunities and connections for young people from foster care with unique tools and programs. It engages young people to change lives - their own, and their peers - and ultimately improve the child welfare system.

Come As You Are

At FosterClub, we believe that good youth engagement integrates Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). JEDI is a core tenet of our culture. We are committed to building an inclusive team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Candidates who identify as BIPOC and candidates with lived experience in the child welfare system are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary range of $55,000 - $60,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Instructions and Deadline

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If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, the deadline is Tuesday, July 5 2022. Candidates will be contacted for interviews after this date. If you are selected for this position, a background investigation will be conducted that includes verifying prior employment and criminal history.

This is a full-time position. This job may be conducted fully remotely and can be performed anywhere in the United States; however, residence in the Washington, D.C. area (or willingness to relocate) is preferred. Some travel may be required. Please review the detailed job posting carefully before applying.


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Jun 20, 2022 By kristenhintz