The Opportunity

FosterClub develops and delivers innovative strengths-based, trauma-informed publications and communications for youth in/from foster care. As a member of our Direct Support to Youth Team, the Resource Navigation Specialist will expand FosterClub's advocacy efforts by helping to connect current and former foster youth with important tools and resources.

Essential Functions

  • Manage National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) for Oregon and Nevada, ensuring survey completion rates in accordance with federal standards
  • Develop, in collaboration with Youth Publication & Communication Specialist, resource navigation documents, including toolkits, e-newsletters, and training documents to support youth in navigating resources
  • Maintain and update the FosterClub resource hub and support youth in accessing resources
  • Develop new contracts for NYTD work
  • Engage Oregon youth in/from foster care, including engaging youth via social media and in-person
  • Complete and deliver accurate, timely reports to Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS)
  • Provide content to Youth Publications & Communications Specialist and Membership & Outreach Specialist
  • Deliver a high level of level customer service via phone and email
  • Support All-Star intern activities during internship season, including hosting briefing and debriefing, and supporting youth during travel to youth conferences
  • Keep abreast of current trends and research in youth development and child welfare practices
  • Work collaboratively to reduce racial and gendered outcome disparities for youth and families engaged in the child welfare system
  • Other duties as assigned 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • Sit or stand in a stationary position at a desk up to 40 hours per week 
  • Drafting/writing 80% of the time
  • Moving tubs or bin <35lbs, occasionally
  • Ascend/descend one flight of stairs for staff/team meetings 2x’s per week
  • Extensive movement at youth events, occasionally on uneven terrain at youth camps
  • Driving youth in 12 passenger van occasionally 
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Regular office hours Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm, willing to discuss and accommodate slight adjustments
  • Open office environment
  • Travel and Flying >25%, up to 50% during All-Star Season (June-August)
  • Frequent travel and overnights while supporting team members and Young Leaders to fulfill contractual obligations at youth events nationwide
  • Traveling overnight for staff retreats and developmental training opportunities

Question Title

* 1. Are you able to perform the duties of this role with or without a reasonable accommodation? A reasonable accommodation is any change to the application or hiring process, to the job, to the way the job is done, or the work environment that allows a person with a disability who is qualified for the job to perform the essential functions of that job and enjoy equal employment opportunities.