Campaigns Coordinator -- Northern California
- Position Type
- Full Time
Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.
GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of these communities as well.
Location: Bay Area or Central Valley
About the Position
Reporting to the Campaigns Director and working with the Campaigns team, including the Advocacy Director and Digital Campaigner, the Campaigns Coordinator will craft, lead, rapidly execute, and support inclusive and impactful outreach programs to engage Californians to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to help them file their taxes, and to encourage them to signup for advocacy efforts that improve the lives of low-income Californians. In addition to the EITC and free tax prep, Campaigns Coordinators also partner with communities to ensure access to financial well-being information and public benefits. Other projects may include non-partisan voter registration, voter engagement mobilization, and issue advocacy as opportunities arise.
The Campaigns Coordinator plays a key role in furthering Golden State Opportunity’s presence and reach within California and their local community. This position focuses on the Bay Area and the Central Valley. This person is responsible for cultivating and developing partnerships to identify, create, and implement innovative approaches to cultivating and strengthening community partnerships towards ending poverty. This work will initially focus on California and eventually be the model on which to build a national volunteer and outreach program.
- Outreach and response to community members, subgrantees, and requests for training on the EITC program and related issues
- Coordination of special outreach campaigns to increase the community’s understanding of the CalEITC4Me program and other anti-poverty programs
- Engaging and eager to work with community leaders and staff to build and cultivate relationships to build a deep base of relationships eager to end poverty in California
- Collaborate with the Communication team to create toolkits, materials, and collateral to increase awareness of EITC and other GSO programs
- Facilitate community-led events and EITC efforts for community-level change
- Provide support with the execution of internal and external events, including all fundraising efforts
- Assist in special projects as necessary in relation to the needs of GSO
- Represent GSO at meetings, public forums, presentations, trainings, etc.
Skills and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
- 2-4 years of experience in community-based organizing required
- Interest in addressing social justice issues affecting families and vulnerable groups
- Demonstrated success in developing, evaluating, and sustaining community outreach and engagement activities, providing training, and volunteer support
- Ability to successfully interact with people with outstanding written and verbal skills to conduct presentations and training sessions (in person and virtually)
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; contributing to campaign materials, communications collateral, and advocacy papers
- Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines
- Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and appointed officials and staff in complex and sometimes political situations
- Knowledge of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and Internet research
- Proven ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
- Ability to work flexible hours with occasional weekends and evenings
- Ability to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team
- Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Deep passion for economic equity and belief in GSO’s mission and theory of change
- Bilingual Spanish speaker and writer
- Graduate degree
- Experience working with virtual settings using Zoom, Google Hangouts, Slack, etc.
- Experience with digital organizing
Compensation and Benefits:
The annualized salary band for the Campaigns Coordinator with Golden State Opportunity is $52K-$60K. This band is commensurate with the experience of qualified candidates.
Golden State Opportunity offers a generous benefits package, including:
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Generous vacation and sick time allowance
- 14 paid holidays a year
- Monthly phone allowance
- Enrollment in employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan
Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to email@example.com. Please include “CAMPAIGNS COORDINATOR – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.
Golden State Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and will give equal consideration to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.