16 Sep
Senior Education Liaison (Monterey County)
California, Monterey bay

National Center for Youth Law

The National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) advances justice by defending the rights of children and improving the systems impacting their lives. We focus on complex challenges that disproportionately impact children and communities of color and on solutions that require multiple public systems to change their policies, practices and culture. 


NCYL seeks a Senior Education Liaison for the Compassionate Systems initiative demonstration site in Monterey County, a collaboration with Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Our Monterey demonstration site is aimed at improving education outcomes for youth that are experiencing homelessness (identified as McKinney- Vento eligible) by providing educational supports and services that engage youth in school, empower youth to drive their own educational futures, and connect youth to family members, teachers, coaches and other natural supports who will champion their educational success. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about advocating on behalf of students and supporting academic success.

Essential Functions

Improve educational outcomes for students experiencing homelessness while attending school in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District by working directly with youth to identify their educational goals, utilizing effective education planning, advocacy and addressing barrier to full educational engagement

Participate in school site and district meetings to advance awareness of challenges, and educational supports needed by students experiencing homelessness

Identify school based and external community-based resources to address student needs and support for students and make appropriate referrals

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

Lead meetings and activities of a county-wide Youth Advisory Board in partnership with local and state partners

Participate in local advocacy efforts to raise awareness about challenges impacting students experiencing homelessness, and advocacy solutions to improve educational outcomes

Support capacity-building efforts with site based, district and county partners, via presentations and trainings to community partners  

Support demonstration site reporting and evaluation efforts, including drafting funder or program reports, and highlight program progress


Committed to NCYL’s mission

Demonstrated ability to utilize a racial justice lens

Knowledge about and ability to advocate in education and or youth homelessness

Knowledge of Monterey County, youth homelessness and community-based resources

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

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

Demonstrated ability to build rapport with youth and families

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to stay organized with multiple work streams and frequent change

Excellent creative problem-solving skills

Knowledge of trauma-informed practice

Ability to pass a DOJ & FBI background check

Car and valid California driver’s license 

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

Position is currently remote, with long term colocation at school sites

A friendly demeanor with a sense of humor 

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. The salary is competitive salary at $75,618. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick benefits, commuter benefits and employer contribution to a retirement plan.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume. Please no calls or emails.

Apply at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/352689/National-Center-For-Youth-Law/Senior-Education-Liaison-Monterey

NCYL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, or genetic information. Applicants who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.

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