Employment, Fellowships, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

CCA is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks a diverse and vibrant work staff.

 

Development Associate

CCA is hiring a Development Associate to support the execution of a broad-based development program. The Associate will manage the donor database, be responsible for all data reporting, donor acknowledgements, event logistics and support. The Associate will coordinate volunteer recruitment and coordination.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Donor Database to include inputting donations, maintaining donor profiles, contact notes, cultivation and generating requested data reports.
  • Assist with preparation of materials to support donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Prepare daily donor reports to facilitate acknowledgement process.
  • Prepare all donor acknowledgement letters and event support materials.
  • Provide financial reports to finance department to reconcile donation deposits.
  • Help execute various appeals throughout the year: annual report, year-end mailing, lapsed donor appeal, and special appeals.
  • Assist with coordination of fundraising events to include pre-event support mailings and post event acknowledgements.
  • Coordinate and manage auctions for two annual events to include solicitation of donations, acknowledgments and logistical support.
  • Coordinate coaching messaging and social media for peer-to-peer event. Provide technical assistance to participants.
  • Provide event day logistical support and coordination of volunteers.
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment, training and assignments.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and experience working in non-profit development or communications department.
  • Computer proficiency in database management, (Salsa CRM & Engage a plus), Word, Excel and spreadsheet reporting, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills to initiate and cultivate positive relationships key to the fundraising and donor-development process.
  • Ability to manage multiple roles, prioritize work, work independently with a minimum of supervision and instruction, and work as a team.

      To apply, email cover letter and detailed resume to: Susan Stein at sstein@cca-ct.org with cover letter and resume

 

 


Post Graduate Fellowships

Center for Children’s Advocacy is interested in being the sponsoring organization for a post graduate fellowship such as Singer, and law school specific fellowships such as Liman.

The Center seeks 3L or law school graduates to apply for one or two years of fellowship funding to work with CCA. We are particularly interested in developing the following projects: 

Immigrant Children’s Justice Project
The Immigrant Children’s Justice Project (ICJP) advocates for immigrant children to protect them from exploitation and deportation and help them access educational services in Fairfield County. ICJP represents immigrant children on immigration and education-related matters, works with private attorneys to increase pro bono representation of undocumented children, advocates for education reforms to ensure schools meet the needs of immigrant youth, and advocates for systemic reforms that increase protections for abused undocumented youth in state care. We are seeking a fellow to expand the Center’s representation of immigrant youth on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, education, benefits, housing and immigration matters beyond Fairfield County. Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. 

Legal Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Youth/Young Adults  
CCA provides advocacy to LGBTQ+ youth across the organization and in specific project areas. We are seeking a fellow to spearhead and develop a focused project to serve the unique needs of LGBTQ+ youth in areas including education, healthcare, housing, employment and benefits, bringing awareness to legal issues facing LGBTQ+ youth across CT.  The strategy would include technical assistance and consultation to youth or youth-serving organizations on relevant legal issues; direct representation of LGBTQ youth; outreach and education on legal rights of LGBTQ+ youth to youth-serving organizations, non-profits, schools and healthcare settings; and systemic and policy advocacy on current, relevant, and emerging LGBTQ+ legal issues.   

Qualifications
We are seeking fellowship candidates with a demonstrated commitment to public interest. Knowledge of children’s issues or education systems is a plus but is not required. The position requires individual client representation, excellent legal research and writing skills, and the ability and interest to address public policy issues.

To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Alice Rosenthal (arosenthal@cca-ct.org) by November 1, 2019.

 

 

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.

 

Legal Internships
Summer

The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA) is seeking four law school interns for its summer program.  Legal interns will work closely with CCA attorneys on individual cases, research projects and systemic advocacy.  They will work on issues related to improving outcomes for children in the child welfare, education, health care, and juvenile justice systems.  Interns will be given the opportunity to gain exposure to the work all of the Center’s attorneys do, including attending court, professional meetings, negotiations, trainings and other professional opportunities with them.  Background in these areas, either through experience and/or course work, is preferred but not required.  Individuals with a history of/commitment to public interest work and/or social justice are encouraged to apply. 

CCA has offices in Bridgeport, New Haven and Hartford, CT.  One legal intern will work specifically with our Medical-Legal Partnership Project (MLPP); one legal intern will work in our Bridgeport office; and two legal interns will work in our Hartford office. Candidates interested in either MLPP or our Bridgeport office should indicate this in their cover letter.

Applicants must have superior research and writing skills and excellent interpersonal skills.  Applications must include a cover letter and resume. 

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but must be received no later than February 15. 

To Apply
To apply for a summer internship in CCA’s Hartford office, please email cover letter and resume to Marisa Halm 
To apply for a summer internship in CCA’s Bridgeport office, please email cover letter and resume to Patricia Marealle

 

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.

 

 

Legal Intern – Medical Legal Partnership
Fall, Spring

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 

 

 

Marketing and Development Intern

The Center for Children’s Advocacy is seeking a volunteer marketing, communications and development intern to assist marketing and development staff.

Responsibilities include website updates; donor data management; planning and execution of  fundraising events; updates to social networking sites; assistance with press releases and media contacts; publication updates.

Please email cover letter and resume to: sstein@cca-ct.org

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Center is always looking for energetic volunteers!
Please email sstein@cca-ct.org if you can help us with events, mailings, office support, donor research, or more!

 

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. 

Qualifications

  • 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 Bonnie Berk

 

Administrative
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

Translators and Interpreters
Accompany attorneys on client interviews, translate documents and forms

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

Advocacy
Contact legislators and community on behalf of the Center

Please email sstein@cca-ct.org if you would like to help. Thank you!

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