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.

Current Openings:

Grants and Communications Manager

Full job description available for download here.

The Grants & Communications Manager assists the Director of Development & Communications with a variety of tasks to build awareness, increase donors, and boost financial support for the Center for Children & Youth Justice. Writing, editing and proofreading will be required to support the team. 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 & Communication 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. Reporting to the Director of Development & Communications, 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, preferably in English, Communications or Journalism.
  • 5 – 10 years successful grant-writing and communication experience required; additional non-profit fundraising experience strongly preferred.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with E-Tapestry donor database management software (or related donor database) is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people in a professional manner using tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and maintain donor confidentiality.
  • Sound knowledge of business English, composition, spelling, grammar, and punctuation and demonstrated ability to efficiently compose, prepare, and edit correspondence and documents.
  • Proven proficiency of professional writing experience.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of social media a plus.
  • 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 edit own work and receive edits from others.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workflow in a changing environment and coordinate work among multiple partners.
  • Self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web.