Educational Advocate

Job Type

Part Time



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New York
United States


CASA-NYC is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization providing advocacy for children and youth in New York City foster care. We are seeking a part-time Educational Advocate, who will be responsible for training volunteer advocates and providing expert consultation to volunteer advocates and staff on education related issues.

CASA-NYC seeks a seasoned professional with a minimum of three to five years of post-graduate professional experience in the NYC educational system and a demonstrated interest in child welfare to fulfill the following responsibilities:


·        Provide consultation to staff and volunteers on cases involving advocacy for Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs); special education services, high school enrollment and transfers; rights and services for English Language Learners; and other education related issues as needed.

·        Create and maintain partnerships with agencies in NYC that provide educational services and or advocacy to foster children.

·        Accompany volunteer advocates or staff to meetings at foster care agencies, ACS or schools when educational expertise is needed.

·        Develop and facilitate bi-annual in-service trainings for volunteer advocates and staff on topics related to educational advocacy.

·        Facilitate the Educational Advocacy section of the volunteer pre-services trainings four times annually.


CASA-NYC is a partner project of the Fund for the City of New York. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ-identified and differently-abled candidates to apply.

Salary is commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package includes a 401(k) retirement plan with match, health, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, pre-tax transit costs and generous vacation. 

Level of Language Proficiency


  • MSEd, JD or other relevant advanced degree.
  • Three to five years of experience as a professional educator, administrator or educational advocacy attorney with significant experience in the New York City public school system.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the NYC child welfare system.
  • Supervision experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral advocacy skills.
  • Professional maturity and ability to foster positive relationships with a diverse array of individuals and professionals.
  • Ability to work both independently, with strong initiative, as well as collaboratively with a small team.
  • Bilingual candidates preferred 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

To apply please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted by CASA.