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Program Associate, Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative

National Center for Youth Law
Oakland, California
$66,632.00 annually
Closing date
Jul 17, 2022

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy, Youth Development
Job Function
Administrative / Clerical, Advocacy / Lobbying, Program / Project Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
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National Center for Youth LawThe 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.  


Children and youth across the country are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. California is home to three of the 13 hubs for commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth—namely Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Those who have experienced childhood trauma and interacted with public systems like child welfare and juvenile justice are at increased risk for such exploitation. 

The Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative (CRCSE) seeks to reduce the number of children and youth who experience commercial sexual exploitation and support young people who have been or are at high risk of being exploited. The initiative brings together public agencies and community partners to change perceptions, build trust, develop, and implement policy, and transform systems and community responses. Informed by and in collaboration with survivors of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE), our objective is to support children, youth, and families who have been affected by CSE to heal and achieve their goals. We are a state and national leader in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth. 


NCYL seeks a dynamic, passionate, organized, and self-motivated Program Associate to join the CRCSE team. The Program Associate will report to the Director of the Initiative and work closely with all members of the CRCSE team, as well as with our national, state, local and community partners. The Program Associate will also work closely with the California Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Team, a statewide, multidisciplinary coalition that meets on a quarterly basis and includes a Survivor Advisory Board.

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is motivated to gain or advance skills at the intersection of commercial sexual exploitation, child welfare, juvenile justice, policy, community, and authentic survivor engagement. 

Essential Functions 

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to the CRCSE Team, including coordinating team meetings, annual team retreats, scheduling for community engagement and coalition meetings, and supporting logistics for CSEC Action Team and Advisory Board. 
  • Manage the team’s grant application, proposal, and progress report process. 
  • Develop and maintain online project management tools and internal filing systems. 
  • Support team in developing and finalizing high-quality publications for external audiences, including familiarity with presenting information in visual ways (e.g., Canva, PowerPoint, and/or infographics). 
  • Support the team to implement community engagement, communications, and promotion strategies, including logistics, creating social media and website content. 
  • Provide technology support, including supporting the rollout of new technology systems. 


  • Commitment to supporting the well-being of children and youth impacted by commercial sexual exploitation. 
  • Commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience providing logistical and administrative support. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the harm caused to youth, families, and communities by commercial sexual exploitation. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and work cooperatively with people from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. 
  • Strong writing skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments at once and meet concurrent deadlines. 
  • Flexibility to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work independently and take direction as needed. 
  • Proficiency with presenting information visually (e.g., Canva, PowerPoint, Prezi, Google Slides) and document layout. 
  • Ability to use or quickly learn technological platforms (i.e., Zoom/Webex/Google Meet, AirTable, social media platforms, Google Drive, SharePoint, etc.). 
  • Ability and willingness to engage in limited travel. 

Salary, Benefits, and Location 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary is competitive at $66,632.00 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. 

This position is based in NCYL’s Oakland, California, office. Candidates must reside in, or be willing to relocate to, the San Francisco Bay Area. 

This position is eligible for 100% remote work through March 31, 2023. It is possible that in April 2023, 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 the office regularly. We are actively engaging in this conversation as an organization. We understand that the nature of the workplace has changed in general. We don't yet know what remote work will look like in 2023. 

How to Apply 

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

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 law. 



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