Project and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator

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 is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strive to embrace and encourage the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent our employees invest in their work that represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and organization’s success.


NCYL seeks a Project and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator to help plan, coordinate and conduct organizational projects that relate to facilities, events, policies, planning, compliance, technology and making the organization more diverse equitable and inclusive. The position will report to the Senior Director of Finance & Operations and will be a member of NCYL’s fun loving, energetic, and growing Operations Team. The position will be located in Oakland, CA, but will support NCYL’s work and staff across all projects and locations. The position is perfect for someone who wants to be at the center of an amazing organization working to protect the rights of children, with the opportunity to manage projects that impact all aspects of the organization’s functioning and health.

Essential Functions

  • Project managing or providing support on a variety of projects. Upcoming projects include:

    • Supporting the relocation of our Oakland office

    • Opening other offices as needed

    • Researching and implementing various technology and software solutions

    • Planning retreats, trainings, and events

    • Developing organizational policies

    • Developing training materials and organizing trainings

  • Developing project timelines and plans; encouraging project stakeholders to complete tasks needed to keep projects moving forward; implementing and tracking projects until successfully completed

  • Supporting the ongoing efforts of the organization to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive by supporting the work of the DEI Committee, including the following:

    • Preparing agendas and taking notes

    • Implementing strategies and practices that foster a positive and inclusive work environment

    • Designing and implementing activities and trainings identified by the DEI Committee, including monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ discussion sessions

    • Project managing any organizational or policy changes identified by the DEI Committee

    • Supporting and helping organize various NCYL affinity group meetings

    • Interfacing with various DEI trainers and consultants

  • Overseeing organizational liability insurance policies; reviewing contracts

  • Overseeing annual organization-wide work plan process and individual workplan process;

  • Completing additional tasks and projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Experience successfully managing projects that involve multiple contributors

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects in order to meet deadlines

  • Displays passion and professional and personal commitment to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness

  • Computer proficiency

  • Industrious spirit and can-do attitude

  • Friendly demeanor, customer service orientation

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently but also perform in a team environment

  • Ability to learn new technology and explain them to others

  • Strong belief in NCYL’s values and mission

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience implementing technology and software systems

  • Competency in Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of databases (especially Salesforce) and/or cloud server (especially SharePoint)

  • Experience planning events

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position, non-exempt position with a salary of $66,000 to $73,000. NCYL provides health, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation and sick benefits and an employer contribution to a retirement plan.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references through the link below. No phone calls or emails, please.

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Applicants of color and those who will increase the diversity of NCYL are strongly encouraged to apply.

NCYL is an affirmative action / 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.

Project and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator