Now Hiring: Community Outreach Coordinator

NYC Family Policy Project (FPP) is hiring a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator to ensure that advocates, parents and youth impacted by the child welfare system, elected officials, community groups and others organizing for better conditions for families in NYC are able to make use of FPP’s data, research and policy analysis. The Community Outreach Coordinator will collaborate to support advocacy and community planning to reduce child welfare involvement.

The ideal candidate has strong presentation and facilitation skills, comfort in working with data, >experience leading teams, and a background in community organizing and/or advocacy in child welfare or aligned community justice movements. People personally impacted by the child welfare system will be prioritized in hiring.

About FPP

FPP is a new think tank, still operating in a semi-start up phase, that works from the perspective that child welfare involvement emerges as a symptom when communities are under stress and duress. FPP offers credible, deeply researched and accessible policy briefs, original research and data analysis to support the work of activists, government, philanthropists and media.
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About the Position

The Community Outreach Coordinator will:
● Lead FPP’s political and community education strategy to build a more informed public about NYC child welfare impacts.
● Make presentations on NYC child welfare data, policy analysis and research to community stakeholders to build understanding of local impacts and levers of change.
● Develop webinars, tutorials and other communication tools to strengthen the accessibility of FPP’s information.
● Support collaborative efforts with local groups to address child welfare impacts in their neighborhoods.
● Coordinate development of FPP’s trained and paid Community Advisory Board to participate in all aspects of research, policy and practice recommendations.
● Contribute to FPP’s planned Participatory Action Research (PAR) and other efforts to build the policymaking capacity of parents, youth and community groups impacted by family policing.
● Contribute to developing FPP forums with diverse stakeholders, centering impacted people, that function as spaces and containers for discussion, disagreement and imagining.

In addition to traditional communication channels, such as reports and social media, FPP will prioritize communication through community channels. The Community Outreach Coordinator will lead this area of FPP’s communications strategy, collaborating with other communications staff as FPP grows.


The ideal job candidate will have:
● Excellent public speaking and writing skills;
● Experience running complex projects, facilitation and leading teams;
● 3-5 years of experience in organizing/advocacy in child welfare or aligned justice movements;
● Experience building and maintaining trusting relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, especially people impacted by child welfare;
● Interpersonal skills to work sensitively on topics involving trauma, stress and healing;
● Computer skills including Excel, the Microsoft/Google Suite and WordPress; social media; and
basic design skills, such as ability to use Keynote, Illustrator, or Canva;
● Enthusiasm for working in an innovative and collaborative work environment with a strong commitment to skills and leadership development;
● Passion for preventing child welfare involvement.

Please note that this role requires some flexibility in hours and ability to travel locally. Work will be in person at least 3 days/week.


Salary range is $55-$65,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits include: medical, dental and eye coverage; 4 weeks of vacation; TransitCheks, health savings and dependent savings account, etc. NYC Family Policy Project is a partner project of the Fund for the City of New York.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to Please do not apply without taking a close look at FPP’s work:

Anticipated hire date: July 15 or Aug 1 but position will remain open until it is filled. Candidates will be contacted for initial phone interviews on a rolling basis. We are unable to respond to all applications.

FPP values a diverse workforce and culture. We strongly encourage applications from women and people of color as well as people with prior contact with the child welfare system and other oppressive systems.