National Center for Youth Law
The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) amplifies youth power,
dismantles racism and other structural inequities, and builds 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 Development Team’s mission is to ensure that NCYL has the
financial resources needed to pursue its mission and vision, and to
uphold NCYL’s inclusive, youth-centered, strengths-based, and
equity-focused values in all fundraising efforts and activities.
NCYL’s five-member Development Team is raising $20M+ annually from
foundations, government agencies, corporations, law firms, and
individuals. We inspire NCYL supporters and educate them about
NCYL’s values, impact, and work; we build community and nurture
strong relationships among NCYL board members, staff, alumni, and
supporters through fundraising efforts.
NCYL seeks an experienced fundraiser and grantwriter to manage a
portfolio of foundation relationships. Working in close partnership
with program colleagues, executives and board members, the
Development Manager will cultivate, solicit, and steward current
and new foundation funders to increase financial support for NCYL’s
core programs and for the organization at large.
- Manage foundation and
government grant proposals by drafting narratives, coordinating
budgets, editing proposals and reports, and ensuring timely
submission of high quality applications
- Research, identify and
cultivate new foundation and government funding opportunities to
support NCYL’s mission
- Coordinate and track
actions required to move foundation and government funding
prospects through all stages of the cultivation
- Support Development Team
efforts to uphold and integrate organizational values of diversity,
equity, and inclusion in all fundraising-related
- Ensure that grants,
reports and other written, funder-facing materials are accurate,
compelling and of the highest quality and assist in crafting new,
engaging content that communicates our impact and inspires and
aligns NCYL staff and funders
- Skillfully collaborate
with NCYL Program Directors working across youth rights issue
areas, providing them with development expertise, especially as it
pertains to prospecting, funder strategy and communications, and
- Become familiar with the
programmatic goals and activities of NCYL.
- Minimum of three years
of full-time work experience in non-profit development or
- Persuasive, compelling
communication skills, especially in written form
- Exceptional attention to
detail and project management skills
- Ability to work
independently and manage multiple priorities
- Experience with MS
Office software suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) or similar
- Experience successfully
applying for and receiving significant private foundation
- Familiarity with
Salesforce a plus.
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
This position may require some travel.
Salary, Benefits, and Location
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is competitive at
$122,731.00 annually. A geographic salary differential may be
applied if the candidate resides somewhere other than the Oakland,
CA, Los Angeles, CA, New York City, or Washington, DC metro areas.
This means that the salary would be reduced if the candidate
resides in an area where the cost of labor is less than that of the
San Francisco Bay Area.
NCYL provides a robust benefits package including health,
dental, vision, life, generous vacation and sick benefits, flexible
spending account, employer contribution to a retirement plan, and
short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Candidates must reside in, or be willing to relocate to,
Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New
York, Virginia, Washington DC or Wisconsin.
This position is eligible for 100% remote work through December
31, 2024. It is possible that starting in January of 2025, NCYL
will require people to work in an office, in which case they will
need to be in a location where they can commute to a NCYL office
regularly (DC, Los Angeles, Oakland or Sacramento).
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume at the link below.
Please, no emails or calls.
Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1970261
Applicants with lived experience within any of our practice
areas, 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