The Ella Baker Center is currently hiring for these positions:

See below for the job descriptions and how to apply. 

Technology and Administrative Specialist

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is seeking a bright, organized and tech savvy individual to help support Ella Baker Center’s technological and administrative needs. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations and providing direct support to other members of the management team, this position is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person looking to help a dynamic and growing social justice organization succeed.

About Ella Baker Center

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights advances racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color. Building on 20 years of success, we have recently turned our focus to one goal: ending mass incarceration in the United States.


The Technology and Administrative Specialist will be one of the the key support staff for the organization. This person will provide critical support for the Director of Finance and Operations, the Development Director, the Executive Director, and program staff.

Technology & Database

  • Primary responsibility for administration of the Salesforce database
  • Support Communications Department with technology needs
  • Work with consultants to encourage use of the database outside the development department
  • Enter new donations and generate acknowledgement letters
  • Reconcile Salesforce with accounting software
  • Reconcile credit card donations bank statements
  • Prepare reports to support the Development and Program departments

Development and Administrative Support

  • Prepare check deposits weekly
  • Prepare in-kind donation forms for donated goods and services
  • Support grant administration
  • Support for fundraising events
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Operations with processing accounts payable
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Operations prepare for the annual audit
  • Assist with scheduling meetings as requested


The Director of Finance and Operations will supervise this position. This position does not include any supervision responsibilities.


This position is a great fit for a junior Salesforce administrator interested in learning more about Salesforce in a nonprofit setting and excited to help an organization get the most out of the platform. It’s also perfect for someone who is excited about making systems work on a budget.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with some coursework in computers or database management
  • 1 - 2 years experience administering Salesforce, ideally within a nonprofit context. Certifications preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent Excel skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Flexible attitude and excited to learn and improve.
  • Commitment to social and racial justice preferred.

Essential Job Requirements

  • Needs to be able to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Needs to be able to operate a computer for most of the working hours.
  • Needs to be able to operate office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer.
  • This position needs to be able to use a telephone and communicate with staff, vendors and other members of the public

Everyone Welcome

Ella Baker Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with arrest or conviction records, women and LGBT people are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people. Please feel free to mention that you have been in prison or jail, it will be considered as an asset to the organization.

Salary and Benefits

The salary range is $45000-55000 DOE. Ella Baker Center offers a full benefits package including employer paid health care, dental, acupuncture, chiropractic, and a 401K.

To Apply

Send an email to with your resume and cover letter (as PDFs). Be prepared to provide 3 professional references if necessary.

Organizing Consultant

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is seeking proposals from qualified organizing consultants to develop a strategic blueprint and set of organizing tools to advance its mission to end mass incarceration and mass criminalization in the United States by building a member led movement locally and a network of grassroots organizations nationally. This is a limited 3-6 month consultancy.

Project Overview

In 2015, the Ella Baker Center launched its membership in Oakland, CA. With more than 350 members currently, we are seeking to continue building our membership as well as create and implement an Ella Baker Center ladder of engagement. Nationally, we are seeking to launch “Ella’s Squad,” a network of state and locally based grassroots organizations to build a movement to redirect resources away from failed criminal justice systems and polices into investments in the communities that have been hardest hit by mass incarceration and mass criminalization. The primary goal of these organizing efforts is to build a movement led by people most directly impacted by these systems to create and drive the campaigns needed to achieve systemic reforms and reinvestments into our communities.

Download the request for proposals here.

Proposals accepted on a rolling basis.