Employment Opportunity: System Change Project Coordinator
FosterClub is seeking a qualified Project Coordinator 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 in project management as part of a small and dynamic team, especially in child welfare and/or public policy, 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 ensure that the expertise of young people with lived experience in foster care is elevated, understood, and prioritized in legislation and administrative policies that govern federal and state child welfare programming. You will support and contribute to the three primary efforts of the FosterClub System Change team: public awareness, practice improvement, and public policy.
You will be responsible for planning, monitoring, and managing various projects. You will work with agency partners, facilitate meetings, and assist in the production of materials necessary to our work. You will lead individuals and teams of Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders in service opportunities and projects. You will produce briefs, presentations, op-eds, and other written materials that illuminate issues and mobilize young people.
What You Will Need
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Public Policy, Social Work, or a human service-related field, or equivalent experience.
- 3-5 years of experience working in public policy or practice improvement.
- Demonstrated project management skills, including the use of web-based platforms to manage projects in teams.
- Commitment to child welfare system change and strong knowledge of relevant public policy.
- Ability to review dense written content, including policy summaries, legislation, research reports, and guidance from federal agencies, and interpret how it relates to organizational policy priorities,
- Willingness to support a bi-partisan approach to advocacy, with an ability to appreciate how policymakers from different parties have perspective and priorities that can contribute to improvements in the Child Welfare System.
- Demonstrated skills using social media, blogging, and other campaign and communications tools.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including copy editing.
- Intermediate to expert-level proficiency in Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
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.
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 $50,000 - $55,000, 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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