The Center for Children & Youth Justice provides a fulfilling work environment and competitive salaries and benefits. We welcome inquiries regarding open positions from individuals who share our passion for creating better systems and better lives.

Grants & Communications Manager

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This full time, exempt position provides grant writing and communications support to the Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ).


The Grants & Communications Manager is focused on building awareness, increasing donor support, and boosting private financial support for CCYJ.  Writing, editing and proofreading will be required. This position will manage the writing, editing and production of the annual report, bi-annual newsletter, monthly electronic communications, website content, quarterly donor communications and assist with creating a communications plan.


The Grants & Communications Manager is primarily responsible for writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate CCYJ’s mission and programs to potential funders. The Grants & Communications Manager will assemble and submit grant requests, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and deadlines.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5+ years successful grant-writing and communication experience required.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with eTapestry donor database management software (or related donor database) is a plus.
  • Sound knowledge of business English, composition, spelling, grammar, and punctuation and demonstrated ability to efficiently compose, prepare, and edit correspondence and documents.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter and demonstrated ability to work independently completing assigned duties in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workflow in a changing environment and coordinate work among multiple partners.



Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and contact information for three professional references to the Grants & Communications Search Committee at  Questions may be directed to Maria Howard, Executive Office Manager/HR,


Project Manager – Seattle Project of the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG)  

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POSITION SUMMARY- 30 hours a week

This thirty (30) hour a week position manages, directs, develops, organizes, and coordinates the Seattle Project of the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs (SKCCCG) in a manner that supports the overall mission of the Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ). SKCCCG works to comprehensively address regional gang violence in King County through implementation of the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Comprehensive Gang Model (CGM). The Coordinating Council, chaired by Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.) is comprised of high level decision makers including mayors, police chiefs, school district representatives, service providers and King County elected officials. The City of Seattle Mayor’s Office, in partnership with the City of Seattle Human Services Department has selected CCYJ to replicate this work, including provision of direct service through implementation of a multidisciplinary intervention team in the City of Seattle.



  • Manages the implementation of a comprehensive response to gang violence in the City of Seattle by fulfilling established goals, objectives, and priorities for the project in accordance with regional SKCCCG work and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Model.
  • Staffs the Seattle Subcommittee of the SKCCG.
  • Collects and analyzes data, completes reports, and provides briefings to Seattle Subcommittee and SKCCCG on all project components.
  • Develops partnerships with community agencies to increase community awareness and participation in gang and violence prevention strategies and services.
  • Organizes and, when appropriate, develops training programs for professional groups including law enforcement officers, educational leaders, and service providers on how to effectively work with gang-involved clients and families.
  • Conducts outreach and develops partnerships necessary to convene multidisciplinary intervention team to serve appropriate clients
  • Maximizes outcomes for Seattle clients and families by enhancing the communication and collaboration between service providers and referral sources (police, courts, and service agencies).
  • Works cooperatively with SKCCCG Project Manager to design and convene multidisciplinary intervention team, develops team policies and agreements, and manages client data.
  • Manages and facilitates activities related to implementation and ongoing functioning of multidisciplinary intervention team.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Comprehensive Gang Model.
  • Develops direct services and reforms policies to reduce barriers to employment for formerly incarcerated clients who are re-entering society.
  • Works cooperatively with SKCCCG, Tacoma Gang Reduction Project, Project Safe Neighborhoods, and other local and state efforts to strengthen the regional response to gang and gun violence.
  • Analyzes best practices locally and nationally for identifying, engaging, and serving the project’s target population.
  • Oversees complex technical research and analyses of qualitative and quantitative data regarding gang violence, client service needs, and client progress.
  • Coordinates and prepares reports covering complex policy or technical analyses of various project issues.
  • Provides progress reports and meets all requirements of project contracts and evaluation plans.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or graduate degree in public health, public affairs, social work, criminal justice systems, court administration, law, or other fields relevant to the requirements of the position.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in project management, development and implementation of policy and policy reform work, the judicial system, multidisciplinary service provision and case management, and research and data analyses at the individual and policy level.
  • Extensive knowledge of and credibility in the fields of youth violence, juvenile justice, community engagement and education.
  • Excellent relationships with key personnel who work on youth violence prevention, intervention and re-entry including school and education officials, law enforcement, courts, and community service agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful, identify potential partners and/ or volunteers, develop and implement programs, and foster relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact, garner support, and gain commitment from internal and external individuals and groups (law enforcement agencies, parents, school officials / counselors, service providers) to achieve goals through negotiation, motivation, problem-solving, and feedback.
  • Proven record of working effectively with institutions, researchers, system representatives, attorneys, law enforcement officials, school counselors, service providers, and other partnership executives.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally, and through formal presentations and meeting facilitation.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three professional references to the Seattle Project of SKCCCG Search Committee at Questions may be directed to Maria Howard, Executive Office Manager/HR,