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Child Welfare Program Coordinator

Organization Description

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systems-based approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care, and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.

Position Description

The Program Coordinator serves as the project leader for significant projects within the Child Welfare Program. The Program Coordinator provides support in the areas of program development, grant development, and program implementation. The position reports to the Program Director and serves on the organization’s Child Welfare Program Team.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensure work is aligned to the goals of the Program Team(s), and the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Research and develop policy recommendations, identified and informed by community members, in target areas and provide support for and recommendations related to items such as concept development and/or bill review
  • Develop, maintain, and strengthen relationships with grassroots leaders, and key community and government partners to advance program goals to promote positive change and build leadership capacity with an intentional focus on race equity
  • Work with diverse community members and partners to establish and maintain authentic relationships, and identify opportunities and issues raised within the community
  • Manage Youth Ambassadors/Fellows, Nebraska Appleseed Interns, and Nebraska Appleseed Fellows as assigned to projects
  • Research, investigate, gather data, and draft reports and fact sheets on substantive program priorities, and support the team in disseminating findings and resources.
  • In tandem with the Grant Administrator, support the grant system lifecycle to include development, management, execution, and fund reporting

What you Bring to the Position

  • Experience working with communities and leaders from diverse backgrounds (immigrant, multicultural, rural/urban)
  • Strong interpersonal skills (to include effective listening, and the ability to contextualize messages of community members)
  • Strong verbal, written, nonverbal, and visual communication skills including facilitation & presentation skills
  • A self-starter with initiative who can manage multiple projects, next steps, and deadlines
  • A strategic thinker who always keeps the big picture in mind
  • A team player who is proactive, curious, creative, energetic, flexible, and collaborative

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary based on experience and benefits including health, vision, dental, 401(k), and vacation.

To Apply

The application deadline is July 22, 2020, and the target start date is on or around September 1, 2020.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references via email to or via mail to Nebraska Appleseed, Attn: Human Resources, 941 O Street, Suite 920, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Nebraska Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Nebraska Appleseed does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Internships & Clerkships

Nebraska Appleseed routinely has positions for interns and law clerks to help support our work. If you are interested in being a law clerk or intern please complete our electronic application form and attach a cover letter and resume. Apply below for Law Clerk and Intern positions.


The Nebraska Appleseed Internship Program is a hands on way to learn about nonprofit and advocacy work in Nebraska.

Our internships are part time, unpaid positions. Internships are generally 8-12 hours per week, but can vary depending on position and projects. Interns may work to conduct research projects, assist with advocacy and public policy work, help with community outreach and education, and provide general office support. Interns work directly under the supervision of a program and/or support manager.

We are not currently accepting applications for our internship program. The Fall 2020 application period will be open from July 20th-31st. Please check back at that time if you are interested in applying.

If you have any questions, please email our Organizing Director, Selina, at

Law Clerks

Nebraska Appleseed clerkships are full or part time positions open to current law students that provide opportunities to experience a wide variety of public interest law. Law clerks will do research, legal writing, litigation support, assist with administrative appeals and advocacy and conduct public policy research and analysis. Law clerks work directly under the supervision of Nebraska Appleseed Staff Attorneys allowing them to get one on one attention and direction.

Available Positions

Economic Justice Program Law Clerk

Immigrants & Communities Program Law Clerk

Health Care Program Law Clerk

Child Welfare Program Law Clerk

Clerkship Application 
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