Employment Opportunities

CCA is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks a diverse and vibrant work staff.  CCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Below is a list of all open positions with CCA. 

Case Manager/Intake Coordinator

The Center for Children’s Advocacy’s Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLPP) has an opening for a case manager/intake coordinator position to assist the MLPP project attorneys in a nationally recognized interdisciplinary project in our New Haven offices (Yale New Haven Hospital & Yale Child Study Center).

The MLPP’s mission is to address health inequities and improve health outcomes for low-income children who are patients at partner health institutions in Connecticut (Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale Child Study Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center), as well as to address issue of health equity and health disparities in the state’s pediatric and young adult population. More information about the MLPP can be found here.

The intake coordinator/case manager will be committed to assist clients/patients served by the MLPP. The candidate must be extremely organized and demonstrate excellent interpersonal relationships with individuals under stress and in need of immediate legal assistance.
Knowledge of relevant legal subject areas, including housing, public benefits, and education, is preferred. Job responsibilities include:

  • Calling clients and conducting initial intake screening of clients to obtain relevant information about their legal case;
  • Coordinating all intake calls, e-mails and referrals;
  • Opening cases and entering data in CCA’s case management software system (Legal Files);
  • Conferring with the supervising attorneys and responding to and interacting with clients after consultation with attorneys;
  • Sending releases, records requests and short letters to appropriate agencies, entities and individuals;
  • Meeting with clients to sign documents or to provide assistance in filling forms; and
  • Administrative work including filing and setting up appointments.

We are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated commitment to providing quality advocacy and support to children in addition to traditional administrative tasks. Candidates should have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and complete tasks as directed;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve complex problems;
  • Proficiency in Office 2016 (Word, PowerPoint & Excel) and Microsoft Teams
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Experience with direct client contact strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of child advocacy issues as well as the health care field a plus;
  • Transportation and work related travel required;
  • Bachelor’s degree

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations, with a salary range starting at $44,000 depending on experience.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to employment@cca-ct.org.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Part-Time Graphic Designer

The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) seeks a part-time (10 hours/week) Graphic Designer to develop its print publications and PowerPoint training presentations. The position will be based in CCA’s Bridgeport or Hartford office.

The person in this position will:

  • Design, develop, and prepare for printing a wide array of materials, including,
    but not limited to, brochures, flyers, reports, posters, invitations, postcards,
    and PowerPoint presentations, using text drafted by CCA’s program,
    development, and communications staff
    • Create compelling graphics, layout compositions, and illustrations
    • Render and present design mockups for revision and feedback
    • Implement feedback revision and create final designs for printing
    • Review and proofread designs to ensure that copy, layout, and
      dimensions are print-ready
    • Oversee the printing process to ensure color quality and consistency
    • Maintain the brand’s consistency across all designs and printed
    • Source images and ensure use of images adheres to copyright laws
  • Communicate with CCA team members at all times regarding deadlines,
    revisions, and quality control

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Three or more years of experience in professional graphic design
  • Proficiency in design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Good knowledge of print standards such as G7, GRACoL, and SWOP
  • Experience in producing a range of printed materials including reports,
    brochures, posters, etc.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and experience managing multiple projects
  • BA/BS degree in Graphic Design/Visual Arts and Communication, or equivalent by experience
  • Portfolio samples that demonstrate visual design skills, typography and strong attention to detail
  • Cultural competence and a commitment to social justice and racial justice

Candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Hours and Compensation: This position is 10 hours per week. Schedule and hybrid/remote work flexibility available. The hourly rate is $30.

Application Process: Email cover letter and resume to employment@cca-ct.org. CCA intends to fill this position as
soon as possible. 

Part-Time Paralegal

The Center for Children’s Advocacy has an opening for a part-time (20 hours per week) paralegal position working from our Bridgeport, Connecticut office.

This position will be responsible for providing paralegal and case management support primarily to CCA’s Racial Justice & Educational Success Projects and CCA’s Harding High School Legal Clinic. This position will support attorneys representing youth who are justice- involved, child welfare-involved and special education students.

This position will also be responsible for handling intakes and outreach at CCA’s school-based legal clinic at Harding High School. The Clinic provides legal support to students to remove barriers to academic progress. Legal issues include immigration, legal advocacy for students experiencing homelessness and access to state systems.

CCA is committed to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. CCA is also committed to advancing racial justice, cultural competence and anti-racism practices and policies internally as well as in the communities we serve.

Candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


  • Paralegal and case management responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support to CCA’s Racial Justice and Educational
  • Success Project attorneys such as requesting client records, reviewing client records, drafting letters, obtaining releases, organizing and maintaining files, preparing for trainings and clinics;
  • Provide information and referrals, as appropriate, and conduct follow up with clients after legal services provided;
  • Maintain written and oral communication with clients
  • Conduct legal research and legislative research on juvenile justice and special education
  • issues, as needed
  • Open and track cases on case management software system (Legal Files) and on Microsoft Teams;
  • Meet with parents and youth to help them access relevant state benefits and assistance;
  • Provide support and data collection and distribution for Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) group meetings
  • Work on special projects as needed, among other related tasks
  • Harding High School Legal Clinic responsibilities:
  • Staff a legal clinic at Harding High School approximately two times/week;
  • Create outreach materials to share with students and school staff;
  • Conduct outreach activities to student groups and school staff;
  • Conduct intakes from high school students and work collaboratively with CCA attorneys to address legal issues and make appropriate referrals; and,
  • Input all cases, consults and trainings into Legal Files.

We are seeking a candidate who has demonstrated commitment to providing quality advocacy
and support to children in addition to traditional administrative tasks. Candidates should have:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to multitask and prioritize;
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Proficiency in Office 2016 (Word, PowerPoint & Excel);
  • Willing to learn case management system;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and Zoom highly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Two or more years of related experience;
  • Experience with direct client contact, especially youth and young adults, a plus
  • Knowledge of special education, child welfare and juvenile justice is a plus;
  • Knowledge of child advocacy issues as well as juvenile justice experience preferred;
  • Transportation and work related travel required;
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to racial justice, educational equity and DEI principles in organizational settings.

Salary range is from $21,500-24,000, based on experience, and is in line with other public interest organizations. Hybrid/remote work flexibility available.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to employment@cca-ct.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled

Internship Opportunities

Please note that the Center does not have funding to pay for internships. Students must secure their own funding from their law school or another source, or be willing to volunteer their time for an internship with the Center.

The Center’s Medical Legal Partnership is a collaborative project that provides on-site legal assistance, education, training, and policy advocacy to central Connecticut pediatric centers. We offer internships to one or two energetic and dedicated law students for the fall and spring semesters and each summer.

Applicants must have excellent writing and legal reasoning skills, and should be familiar with basic aspects of poverty and public interest law.

Interns must have access to a car, and will be expected to participate in client interviews, negotiations, litigation and legal research activities. In addition, students will participate in and assist attorneys on matters at the MLPP sites at Saint Francis Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Charter Oak Community Health Center, Community Health Services, and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.

More information about the Medical Legal Partnership Project is available here.

Application Deadlines
For fall must be received by June 1.
For spring must be received by November 1.
For summer must be received by February 15.

Please send cover letter and resume to broswig@cca-ct.org 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Center is always looking for energetic volunteers!
Please email email Eileen Brennan if you can help us with events, mailings, office support, donor research, or more!

Volunteer help is needed in the following areas:

Filing and organizing, data management, development research 

Special Events
Planning, logistics, day of event

Community Outreach
Spread the word about the Center’s important work

Holiday Gift Committee
Organize wrapping and gift delivery, coordinate gift donation requests

Contact legislators and community on behalf of the Center

Volunteer Interpreter – Spanish/English

Support attorneys who provide legal services to Spanish-speaking clients. This unpaid position may be filled by a college or graduate student and requires a commitment of at least one day per week.  The Center for Children’s Advocacy will assist volunteers with work-study applications, service learning or clinical credit that is available from their schools. 

Volunteer will provide interpretation during client intake calls, meetings, and telephone follow-up. May assist with document translation and other administrative tasks, will learn basic interviewing skills and become familiar with immigration law, education and juvenile law. 


  • Fluent in Spanish
  • College or graduate student
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, self-starter and highly motivated
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently

Your application should include a resume, cover letter and two references. 
To apply, please email Eileen Brennan