Youth Ambassador

University of Pittsburgh

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  • United States, Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg
    University of Pittsburgh
    Oct 24, 2018

The Youth Ambassador brings a youth and foster care perspective to the various state initiatives of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (Resource Center). The Youth Ambassador will gain a representative perspective of Pennsylvania’s older foster youth through extensive interaction with youth throughout the State who are or have been in substitute care. Based on these interactions, this individual will provide feedback to the Resource Center staff and other statewide stakeholders in efforts to enhance child welfare practices for better outcomes for children, youth, and families throughout Pennsylvania. The Youth Ambassador must be able to effectively articulate experiences as a youth in out-of-home care and have the ability and willingness to share those experiences and make connections to other youth’s experiences in a group context. The Youth Ambassador functions as a member of the Statewide Quality Improvement Department.

The incumbent must be or have been in substitute care past the age of 14 and have been eligible for Independent Living services within the past 3 years.

Must have excellent analytic, problem solving, writing, presentation, and collaboration skills. Must have skills in facilitating and presenting on behalf of the Resource Center/University with numerous other large organizations, including universities, counties, state government and other public and private human service organizations.

Expected position duration is 2 years.

Please note: This position is located in Mechanicsburg, PA.Valid driver’s license required. Travel is required for the position. Must be able to travel long distances.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.

For full consideration, apply online at and attach a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample outlining your experience as a youth involved in the foster care system by November 11, 2018.

For more information about the Resource Center, visit us at

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/DisabledThis individual must have an understanding of his/her experiences within the foster care system, and have the ability and willingness to articulate those experiences in a group context.

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