Foster Care and Adoption
Summary of the Organization
Extraordinary Families (ExtraFam) is a leading child welfare organization with a mission to help children and youth in foster care to have the childhoods and futures they rightfully deserve. Our vision is that every child, youth, and family involved in child welfare will have the ability to achieve their hopes, fulfill their dreams, and thrive. Rooted in our values of empathy, integrity, collaboration, justice, and dedication, our philosophy is to put children at the center of our work, considering their desires, values, and culture to achieve the best outcome. Since 1994, we have joined thousands of children, youth, and families in safe and loving homes either temporarily while they are in foster care, or permanently through adoption. Our work consists of four primary efforts along a continuum of care:
We take tremendous pride in our model to reduce childhood trauma, encourage safety and stability, and empower children and youth to thrive. Join our dynamic team and make a difference in the lives of children and youth in foster care!
The Engagement Coordinator is a member of a talented, creative, and driven team focused on furthering the mission and values of the agency. This role blends communications and fundraising efforts through meaningful storytelling and provides vital administration to build Extraordinary Families’ capacity. Under the guidance of the Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations (DPCR), the Engagement Coordinator supports individual giving, events, public relations, volunteer management, and resource family recruitment.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Extraordinary Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Diversity is more than a commitment at Extraordinary Families—it’s at the core of what we do. We know that having a diverse workforce makes for a better workplace. We welcome applications from those with unconventional or nontraditional backgrounds with transferable skills. If you’re passionate about this position, we encourage you to apply— even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed below!
We also encourage people with an understanding of, or experience with, foster care, adoption, social work, or youth services to apply. No one can solve a problem better than those who experience it firsthand.
Duties and Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
ExtraFam is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ persons, people of different levels of physical ability, and all qualified persons to apply for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals.
Prior to any job offer, applicant must successfully submit background check and references. Prior to employment, the applicant must also obtain CPR certification, pass tuberculosis (TB) test, present COVID-19 vaccination document(s), and produce a valid driver’s license, among other relevant pre-employment items.
Office location: Extraordinary Families 221 N. Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004 www.extraordinaryfamilies.org
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line.
ExtraordinaryFamilies is a leading nonprofit foster family, adoption and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the daily lives, and long-term outcomes of children impacted by child welfare, from newborn to young adults.
Working with children and families, we combine best practices with proven research and advocacy to create visionary policies, innovative programs and scalable services that produce measurable improvements in the lives of children and families involved in child welfare or at risk of involvement.
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