Career Opportunities at NYEC

The Policy Manager will help lead NYEC’s efforts on behalf of and with Opportunity Youth (young people who are out of school and out of work) To advance NYEC’s policy agenda, they will remain in constant communication with key allies in the legislative and executive branches, help organize advocacy days for NYEC members and allies, and support internal and external coalitions and committees. They will assist with crafting communications, planning policy events and trainings, and building relationships with NYEC’s wide array of stakeholders. Applicants with lived experience of disconnection from school or work, or with job-training programs, are especially encouraged to apply. 

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The National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC) is seeking a Social Science Researcher with a background or experience in criminal justice or juvenile justice. This individual will assist in the analysis of five sites that have launched or implemented a broad-based, cross-system collaborative to promote workforce development and better provide labor market opportunities for young people impacted by the justice system. The five case studies will include a detailed analysis of site collaboration, best practices for systems collaboration, an analysis of key stakeholders, and an exploration of funding sources, and sustainability efforts. Findings will be used to develop specific how-to practice guides and bridge the gap between research and practice for individuals in the youth justice space. This is a joint project between NYEC and the Urban Institute. Applicants with lived experience of being impacted by the justice system are especially encouraged to apply.

The Youth Advisory Council is a group of young people (ages 16-24), preferably current or former opportunity youth, who will advise NYEC on policy efforts, program development, and other initiatives. This is a paid leadership opportunity. Council members will also gain transferrable skills and increase their competitiveness in the labor market. The council term is 9 months (March – November). Sign-up today!