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National Center for Youth Law

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) works to amplify youth power, dismantle racism and other structural inequities, and build just policies, practices, and culture in support of young people. Our efforts advance justice through research, community collaboration, impact litigation, and policy advocacy that fundamentally transforms our nation's approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice. Our vision is a world in which every young person thrives and has a full and fair opportunity to achieve the future they envision for themselves.

The Team

The JusticeEd Initiative is a part of the Compassionate Education Systems initiative at NCYL, aimed at improving the educational outcomes of children and youth supervised by Probation in Santa Clara County. This initiative operates at systems, youth, and community levels to ensure students supervised by probation experience compassion by the many adults entrusted to support them and are supported on their path to graduate from high school and the many opportunities ahead of them. NCYL partners with the Santa Clara County Probation Department, Santa Clara County Juvenile Courts, a number of Santa Clara County school districts, and other stakeholders to implement this countywide program.


NCYL seeks Education Liaisons for the JusticeEd demonstration site in Santa Clara County, a collaboration with the County Probation Department, Superior Court, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, and school districts, aimed at improving education outcomes for youth supervised by Probation. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about advocating on behalf of students and supporting academic success.

Essential Functions

Improve educational outcomes for youth on probation by working directly with youth to identify their educational goals and utilizing effective educational planning and teaming to support achievement of those goals.

Bring together biological parents, caregivers, probation officers, behavioral health case managers, teachers and other adults to support students in achieving their educational goals.

Provide individual coaching and support to students on probation to help them develop the skills and capacities needed to champion their own education.

Provide individual coaching and support to biological parents, relatives, caregivers and other adults serving as educational decision-makers for young people under probation supervision to ensure they are equipped to actively support the youth’s education.

Provide youth advocacy for special education/ section 504 services, school of origin retention and school disciplinary proceedings.

Frequently attend meetings on behalf of youth and to build relationships with schools, caregivers, probation, and other service providers within those communities. 

Support capacity-building efforts via presentations and trainings to community partners.

Track required data in a web-based case management tool in a consistent and timely manner.

Required Qualifications

Bilingual proficiency in Spanish

Ability to pass DOJ & FBI background checks

A valid California driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle

Other Qualifications

Committed to NCYL’s mission

Ability to work well autonomously and as a part of a team

Demonstrated ability to quickly build rapport with youth and families, especially through virtual/remote engagement

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to stay organized with multiple work streams

Excellent creative problem-solving skills

Experience with advocacy or organizing, preferably related to education or juvenile justice

Demonstrated ability to collaborate and coordinate services with community agencies in a professional manner

Experience with youth-serving agencies and community resources in Santa Clara County

Knowledge of trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice

Knowledge and demonstrated experience utilizing motivational Interviewing

Knowledge about California’s education, juvenile justice, and adult criminal justice systems

Ability to navigate cloud servers, Zoom, phone systems and other software. 

Physical Requirements  

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Requires ability to work remotely, with occasional travel and in-person meetings.

Salary, Benefits & Location

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The salary is competitive at $73,307.00 annually.

NCYL provides a robust benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, employer contribution to a retirement plan, and short-term and long-term disability insurance.

Candidates must reside in or near Santa Clara County, California.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references at the link below. Please, no calls or emails.

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Applicants with lived experience in the child welfare or foster care systems, and Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of NCYL to provide equal employment opportunities to all Applicants (including Employees) regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding, national origin, age, abilities/disabilities, neurotypicality, socioeconomic status, veteran status, marital status, prior convictions, or any other protected classifications under federal, state, or local law.

Address:3414 Fremont Ave N, Seattle

More info: compensation: $73,307.00 annually + benefits
employment type: full-time
job title: Education Liaison – Santa Clara County, CA
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