GNH Community

nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information

Job Announcement - Senior Policy Fellow, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Connecticut Voices for Children is a research-based children’s advocacy organization that works on the state, local, and national level to promote the well-being of Connecticut’s most vulnerable children and youth. Connecticut Voices staff come from a wide range of fields --- law, nursing, social work, demography, public health, education and business – and use a multi-disciplinary approach to work on leading children’s rights issues in the fields of health care, early care, K-12 education, tax and budget policy, child welfare, juvenile justice, and family economic security.  Connecticut Voices is widely recognized for its in-depth, data-driven policy analyses, its extensive research and data reports, its effective legislative and administrative advocacy campaigns and its unique expertise in analyzing the impact of economic trends and state tax and budget systems on Connecticut’s children.  Policymakers, the media, professionals in child-related fields, advocates, and concerned citizens frequently turn to Voices for research, analysis, and technical assistance, as well as for creative new ideas for tackling difficult public policy questions.   


Connecticut Voices for Children seeks a half-time senior-level staff member (“Senior Policy Fellow”) to lead Voices’ child welfare and juvenile justice policy work, in partnership with other senior staff.  Successful candidates must have excellent research, writing, quantitative and analytical skills; outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to build and maintain coalitions; a keen understanding of the policy-making process; the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences; the ability to work independently and in teams and to manage and mentor junior staff; a commitment to data-driven, research-based, independent, open-minded, and objective analysis; and a passion to work intensely to promote educational opportunity for Connecticut’s most at-risk children and youth. 


Successful candidates should have a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience and a graduate degree in a related field (law, education, business, public policy, economics, etc).  In exceptional cases, candidates without graduate degrees but with records of unusually strong work experience and undergraduate academic achievement will be considered.  Successful candidates should have a strong background in child welfare and/or juvenile justice policy; however, Voices remains open to exceptionally well-qualified individuals who have demonstrated unusual mastery and success in related fields and who can demonstrate commitment to devoting the next stage of their career to child welfare and juvenile justice policy and advocacy.


CT Voices is committed to equal employment opportunity.


Interested candidates should submit the following: cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts from undergraduate and graduate programs (unofficial transcripts permitted), a writing sample of 5-10 pages, and four references.  Candidates selected for an interview may be asked to provide a portfolio of past work, and/or additional references.  All inquiries should be sent to Claire Morduch at by September 30, 2012.  No phone inquiries please.  For more information about Connecticut Voices for Children, please visit us at



Major Responsibilities


  1. In consultation with Executive Director and staff, determine research priorities consistent with emerging      legislative and administrative advocacy priorities.
  2. Play a leadership role in the collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination of data (both qualitative and quantitative), best practices, and highest quality academic and policy research, in child welfare and juvenile justice.
  3. Lead Connecticut Voices’ legislative and administrative advocacy campaigns, alone and in conjunction with      partners.
  4. Build and strengthen partnerships and collaborations with community providers and schools.
  5. Build and strengthen partnerships and collaborations with colleagues in other organizations working on child      welfare and juvenile justice issues, in conjunction with other staff.
  6. Assist in identifying new funding sources for this work, and in preparing grant applications and grant reports.
  7. Along with other senior fellows, manage, evaluate, and mentor junior policy fellows.
  8. Direct Connecticut Voices’ efforts to promote youth engagement in the public policy process for young people involved in the child welfare system, including supervising Voices’ collaboration with the Department of Children and Families Youth Advisory Boards.

Views: 45


You need to be a member of GNH Community to add comments!

Join GNH Community

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever



Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

The Rise of San Diego’s Little Saigon

As we commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at LISC, we are turning the spotlight on San Diego’s Little Saigon, a Vietnamese American cultural and business district that is forging resiliency, visibility and an inclusive future within the city’s ethnically diverse City Heights neighborhood. (Images courtesy AjA Project and Little Saigon Stories)

LISC CEO Talks Transportation Access on Global Citizen's “Vax Because”

As part of their worldwide vaccine access campaign, Vax Because, Global Citizen invited LISC CEO Lisa Glover and Uber's global head of social impact Julia Paige to discuss their $11 million Vaccine Access Fund, designed to upend barriers to transportation to vaccination sites—barriers that primarily affect undeserved communities of color. Said Glover in the video interview, together with Uber, “we can deliver the resources to our partners that are trusted on the ground, and they can work with their communities to get the transportation needs met.”

© 2021   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service