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Job and Internship Opportunities



Current Openings

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 as well as 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.

Open positions

Donor Relations Coordinator – Advancement Team

The Donor Relations Coordinator provides support to meet CFCR’s annual fundraising goals. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Donor Relations Coordinator plays a critical role in fundraising efforts.

The role will be involved in all aspects of fund development, with a focus on overseeing strong processes and systems for high quality operations. The ideal candidate exhibits CFCR’s core values, has strong communication skills, and operates with a high level of attention to detail and organization skills. The Donor Relations Coordinator will be a reflective learner and will contribute positively to CFCR’s team, maintaining a high bar of excellence. A position with CFCR provides opportunities for growth into new and increased responsibilities over time.


Administrative Support (50%)

  • Manage CFCR’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge), ensuring accurate, complete donor data.
  • Maintain the accuracy of donor records; ensure individual records are updated with contact preferences and new contact information; ensure staff outreach is logged in the database.
  • Assist with research, prospecting, meeting preparation, documentation, reports, and analysis.
  • Routinely enter gifts that come through direct mail, DAF, grants, online, and other giving portals. Reconcile revenue with finance team monthly.
  • Execute the donation acknowledgements process.
  • Support events, assuming major responsibility for event logistics and “day of” event management for Annual Luncheon with 300+ attendees. Leading up to the Annual Luncheon, the majority of time will be spent on the event.
  • Utilize included Raiser’s Edge training program to ensure database is fully utilized.

Donor Relations / Annual Fund (50%)

  • In partnership with the Director of Advancement, create, implement, and evaluate strategies that lead to sound donor prospecting, cultivation, segmenting, acknowledgement, recognition and stewardship.
  • Responsible for all levels of direct mail & organizing complimentary digital communication campaigns.
    With guidance from Director of Advancement, manage and implement strategies for quarterly solicitation mailings.
  • Support and/or manage aspects of additional development initiatives in line with capacity and need.
    Write inspiring monthly email newsletter – Mission Moments – conveying CFCR’s work to our volunteers and donors.
  • Other duties and responsibilities, as needed.

Key Skills:

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Suite, CRM, Canva, email and contact tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and collaborative relationships.
  • Self-starter, comfortable working both independently and with supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills and willingness to ask for help prioritizing when needed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong understanding of communication/marketing principles.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity.

Key Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred).
  • Demonstrated strength in building and managing relationships.
  • Record of excellent work: attention to detail, planning, and prioritization.
  • No calls, emails, or visits please. References will be required if interviewed. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements and your resume here:


    Social Worker – Children’s Defense Team

    The Council for Children’s Rights is seeking to hire a full-time Social Worker to join its Children’s Defense Team. The Social Worker will work directly with the Children’s Defense Team attorneys who represent children in both delinquency and mental health matters in Mecklenburg County District Court. The Social Worker must complete tasks that align with the child’s expressed interest and the child’s case as directed by the assigned attorney. All positions, including this Social Worker position, on the Children’s Defense Team require a minimum monthly billing requirement for compliance under a state contract.

    Responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:

    • Work with team attorneys to represent the expressed interest of all children who are either facing delinquency charges in Mecklenburg County Juvenile Court or who have been placed in a mental health facility.
    • Handle cases as distributed by the Director of Children’s Defense; the percentage of time allocated between delinquency and mental health court will be guided by billable requirements under a state contract and the cases where a child is presenting with the highest level of need.
    • Make recommendations to the assigned attorney about community programs, placement, treatment, Medicaid, or educational issues.
    • Complete safety plans, when appropriate, for children in need.
    • Contact respite placements to determine availability.
    • Attend Child & Family Team meetings, school meetings, and court hearings to advocate and provide updates.
    • Assist families in the process of obtaining Medicaid.
    • Learn about new community programs that can benefit the child-clients.
    • Conduct home visits and contact the child, parent/guardian, and other professionals when necessary.
    • Collaborate with professionals to advance cases and knowledge about community programs.
    • Maintain highly detailed notes and record keeping in the Council for Children’s Rights database and adhere to the monthly billable requirement.
    • Be prompt and professional in all communications in and out of court.
    • Adhere to all Council for Children’s Rights policies and procedures and attend staff meetings.
    • Active participation in the creation of and completion of data outcomes and goals for the children served; support provided by the Director of Impact and Policy
    • Contribute to the philanthropic activities of the organization, including but not limited to attendance at annual fundraising events and drafting of client stories.
    • Other duties and responsibilities, as needed.


    • Possess a Master of Social Work degree.
    • Minimum three years of post-M.S.W. experience; or equivalent and transferable experience.
    • Substantial experience working in Juvenile Court; preference given to those with experience in delinquency court.
    • Substantial experience working with children that have a mental health diagnosis and/or have received mental health treatment.
    • Commitment to social, legal, and economic equity and justice, especially for children and other historically excluded and marginalized populations.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with children of all ages.
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Self-motivated; Ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision.
    • Highly professional and strong commitment to the ethics of social work.
    • Committed to being a billable employee.
    • Commitment to being supervised by an attorney.
    • No calls, emails, or visits please. References will be required if interviewed. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements and your resume here:


    Intern with the Council

    Internships are available in the following categories: legal, policy, research, and social work. If you are interested in internships with Council for Children’s Rights, please email us.