FosterClub is hiring a Project Manager for California.

1. Contractual Terms 
Position:               6 month contract with extension dependent upon funding
Salary:                  Commensurate with experience
Working Hours:    Full time 40 hours per week
Location:              California, with preference in the surrounding areas of Sacramento or Bay Area (Los Angeles and/or Orange County area also considered)
Travel:                 May include travel to Seaside, Oregon Headquarters 
Probation:            3 months
Leave:                 15 days per year (pro-rated to start date) (in addition to FosterClub holidays) increasing with length of service

2. Essential Requirements 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)  
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, including planning, implementing, and reporting functions.
  • Develop written project proposals that include goals, objectives, timelines, budgets and resources needed.
  • Experience developing and implementing work plans for projects, including: 
    • identifying stakeholders, 
    • identifying and acquiring needed resources, 
    • developing and tracking project budgets, 
    • mobilizing project partners,
    • and ensuring that timeline projections are met.
  • Skilled at performing multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Strong organizational ability.
  • Candidate should be very self-motivated and able to work independently and take initiative.
  • A proactive professional who can work with minimal supervision and in a team, elevate issues as needed, and overcome challenges.  
  • Experience, interest and aptitude to work with both young people 
  • Ability to network and partner with community of practice professionals as a liaison in a professional and collaborative manner.
  • Enthusiastic about working in the topic area of education for foster youth.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and other project management software tools.
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25% time), personal transportation and driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

3. Desirable 

  • First-hand experience with foster care, such as an alumni of the system.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Education, Public Policy, or other relevant area.
  • 3 years of experience working in related area such as child welfare and/or in an educational field.
  • Experience with the development and delivery of curriculum and training materials.
  • Positive youth development experience and understanding of youth adult partnerships.
  • Experience with using new technology, including Facebook, IM, blogging sites, etc.
  • Previous work in the area of education for at-risk populations/with foster children or youth.
  • Detail-oriented, experienced with logistics or event planning.
  • A candidate who is passionate about our cause.
  • An understanding and interest in overcoming the challenges facing youth in care in pursuing educational goals.

4. Application Process 

  • Please submit a Resume and Cover Letter to Erika Hamer at:
  • Due to limited resources FosterClub will only contact shortlisted employees 
  • At the interview, candidates will meet with some of the wider FosterClub team and will be expected to complete a short written assessment test
  • Any offer made will be conditional on receipt of 2 written references (from your most recent employer and a character reference). 
  • The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a background check prior to a final offer being made

Start date:  ASAP