Join Our Team

We are lawyers, social workers, researchers, fundraisers, volunteer managers and much more. What we all have in common is a passion for protecting the rights and improving the lives of children.

In addition to staff positions, we are always looking for volunteers – attorneys and non-attorneys – to assist us in this work.  We offer a number of internships to qualified candidates. We are interested in hearing from smart, dedicated people who share our commitment and want to make a difference. Council for Children’s Rights is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Staff Openings

Position Description  – Policy Advocate

Council for Children’s Rights is a local 501(c)3 that provides advocacy and legal representation to system-involved children. Critical to improving outcomes for children is leveraging data and research to collaboratively improve child-serving systems in Mecklenburg County. Data and research are foundational to our policy advocacy which seeks to improve organizational, legislative, and practice policies.

Reporting to the Director of Research & Policy, the Policy Advocate will work closely with staff and external stakeholders. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with a passion for public, organization, and professional policy to have a positive impact on children’s outcomes.

Read job description details and qualifications here: Job Description – Policy Advocate Feb 2017

Council for Children’s Rights is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position. Please send cover letter and resume to: No phone calls, please. Deadline to submit is February 28, 2017.

Position Description –  Juvenile Defense Attorney – Children’s Defense Team

The Council for Children’s Rights is seeking to hire a full-time Juvenile Defense Attorney to join its Children’s Defense Team. The Juvenile Defense Attorney will primarily represent children in delinquency matters in Mecklenburg County Juvenile Court. The primary responsibility of this position will be to represent the expressed interest of all children, less than 16 years of age, who are facing delinquency charges in Mecklenburg County Juvenile Court.

Read job description responsibilities and qualifications here: Attorney – Delinquency Job Description Feb 2017

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:  Applications that do not include both a cover letter and a resume will not be considered. Absolutely no calls or emails please.  Deadline to submit is March 1, 2017






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