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The Ella Baker Center is currently hiring a Deputy Director and HR/Operations Manager and a Restore Oakland is hiring a Capital Campaign Manager.

Ella Baker Center Organizational Background

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (“EBC”) is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, CA, working to advance racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color. In our 20 year history, we have worked on issues including jump starting the green jobs movement, promoting civic engagement, violence prevention through youth leadership, and transforming juvenile justice systems in California.  We are currently working to end mass incarceration and mass criminalization in the United States through Truth and Reinvestment—moving resources away from failed criminal justice policies and into creating opportunities, also known as “books not bars, jobs not jails, healthcare not handcuffs.”

Deputy Director

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) seeks a bright and dedicated person to help lead in the organization into its third decade. Reporting to the Executive Director, and serving as a key member of the management team, the Deputy Director will be a leader in a collective environment. This is an outstanding growth opportunity for an up and coming leader or established leader interested in a new challenge, in the social justice arena. The successful applicant will possess at least 5+ years of professional experience in social justice programming, finance, operations, human resources, supervision/management and/or administration, taking on increasing levels of responsibility over time.

Position Summary

The Deputy Director will work in partnership with the Executive Director to ensure that EBC’s team has the strategic direction, staffing, structure, management systems and collaborative partnerships needed to implement its strategic plan. The primary goals of the Deputy Director are to provide strong internal management of the EBC director level program staff, to manage and supervise EBC’s Leadership Team, and to create and maintain strategic integration of EBC’s programs to best support the organization in achieving its mission. The Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director, will supervise director level program staff in a collaborative and collegial way -- focusing on interdepartmental synergy and organizational success, allowing Departmental Directors to share their agendas.  The Deputy Directory will work closely with the Board of Directors and ensure that Management Team is appropriately engaged in relevant Board presentations, discussions. 

Primary Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Director
  • Supervision, Management and Development of Director Level Program Staff
  • Organizational Culture and Health
  • Program Development and Oversight
  • Represents EBC at key meetings as requested.

Qualifications

  • Holds a deep commitment to EBC’s mission and the principles of social justice; inclusion    and place based work, with a particular focus on the area of the new offices in the Fruitvale community area of Oakland.
  • Proven success as a highly skilled manager and leader
  • Direct knowledge and understanding of how to build grassroots and political power through base-building, civic engagement, and movement building;
  • Embodies self-confidence and the capacity to proactively create and independently move forward a complex agenda;
  • Ability to identify and set priorities in line with our goals and strategic direction;
  • Successful track record of at least 5 years in: supervisory experience, program management, operations and finances;
  • Leadership and communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to facilitate understanding across multiple audiences;
  • Ability to develop a team-oriented environment; commitment to democratic participation, including a union agreement.
  • Capacity to articulate an organizational commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-oppression work anchored in the simplicity of respect and communication.

Requirements

  • Proven commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in event and/or conference planning
  • Knowledge of criminal and juvenile justice systems and best practices
  • Familiarity of the criminal justice landscape in California. 
  • Team player attitude
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Internet navigation, Google Suite, Microsoft Office
  • Experience utilizing Salesforce is a PLUS
  • Flexibility to work on weekends and evenings as necessary
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
  • Bi-lingual Spanish and English is a PLUS

Nothing in this job description restricts Ella Baker Center’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

This position reports to the Executive Director

Salary and Benefits

Salary DOE and has a competitive salary range.

This is a full time exempt position. It is eligible for all benefits.

EBC also offers a generous benefits package that includes:  health, dental, chiropractor, acupuncture, vacation and sick time; 401k matching contributions and an opportunity to qualify for a sabbatical.

Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.  

How to Apply

Please submit a resume; a cover letter describing your interest in the position including  qualifications; salary requirements; thoughts on the future of Ella Baker’s work in the current political context;  and 3 references to m93xpv5k@app.catchthebest.com

Please use “Deputy Director hire” in the subject line.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Start date: February/March 2020

Submission URL

https://ellabakercenter.catchthebest.com/apply/m93xpv5k

Submission Email Address

m93xpv5k@app.catchthebest.com

HR/Operations Manager

The HR/Operations Manager will be responsible for supporting the organization’s HR and administrative functions in collaboration with the Director of Finance & Operations and the Executive Director, and other misc. tasks.

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the HR/Operations Manager works as part of the Administration Team, to build institutional stability, health and efficiency. They ensure the smooth functioning of personnel processes and administrative systems through being the main contact for daily HR and office operations of the organization. This position's primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the organization's operations functions.

This is a full-time exempt position.

Responsibilities:

Human Resources

  • Supports implementation of all recruitment, hiring and onboarding processes of staff and interns with a keen focus on inclusion, equity, diversity, anti-oppression efforts.
  • Maintains and updates Employee Handbook and On-Boarding Guide as needed
  • Focuses on training, team building, positive organizational culture and balance.
  • Ensures full compliance with federal, state, local laws and/or regulations with support from Director of Finance & Operations
  • Cross train in payroll as potential back up to the Finance/Operations Manager and manages 401K platform, benefits programs/open enrollment, acts as a liaison between staff and benefits broker
  • Work with Leadership Team to facilitate recruitment efforts including updating job descriptions, posting new positions and scheduling interviews
  • Support Director of Finance and Operations with internal and external audits (workers comp, 403b and financial audits) as needed
  • Assist with facilitating employee relations conversations of a sensitive nature helping to resolve conflicts or disputes
  • Works collectively with Director of Finance and Operations to manage employee Resiliency and Wellness Program

Office/Operations Management

  • Manages phone, mail, and fob access system
  • Ensures all office equipment is functioning and solves with vendors as appropriate
  • Order and stock all office supplies and equipment
  • Manage office upkeep, chore rotation and other duties related to keeping our office clean and functional
  • Assist in coordinating the logistics of seasonal staff trainings and retreats, including identifying venue, ordering meals, transporting materials to sites, and communicating with staff on logistics

Job Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time
  • Needs to be able to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other 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
  • Nothing in this job description restricts Ella Baker Center’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of office productivity software (MS Office Suite) required
  • 3-5 years of Human Resources/Administrative work experience
  • Knowledge of employee relations and federal and local regulations
  • Experience with payroll systems preferred-QuickBooks a plus
  • Experience in customer service or account management is a plus
  • Ability to multitask and handle competing demands; prioritize and manage focus and productivity effectively; ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate strong initiative and leadership.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofing skills.
  • Ability to be discreet and judicious with non-routine and private information.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle time-sensitive and confidential situations with professionalism.
  • Superior organizational skills, and the ability to create, implement, and maintain systems to improve the efficiency of the office.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral and written).
  • Proficiency in Mac interfaces and all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to racial and social justice; clear understanding of EBC’s mission and programs.
  • High school diploma or GED; college diploma a plus.
  • Nonprofit experience, bilingual skills a plus.

Competencies:

  • Technical capability
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Project Management
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Teamwork Orientation

Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Salary range: $65,000 to $70,000

Competitive benefits including 401k match, healthcare, chiropractor, acupuncture, dental, vision, vacation and sick time.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Submission Email Address

Submission URL

692vnp9y@app.catchthebest.com

https://ellabakercenter.catchthebest.com/apply/692vnp9y

 

Restore Oakland - Organizational Background

A joint initiative between the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Restore Oakland is a community advocacy and training center that will mobilize Bay Area community members to transform our economic and justice systems and make a safe and secure future possible for themselves and for their families. 

Restore Oakland Capital Campaign Manager

The Restore Oakland Capital Campaign Manager will lead Restore Oakland’s capital campaign fundraising efforts, which is now at 85% completion, as well as develop major gift donors through our naming opportunities program. Restore Oakland has 120+ opportunities and gift levels for donors to participate in naming spaces in the building for their favorite civil rights hero. 

We are looking for someone who is an independent, self-starter who is excited to develop a major gifts program from these naming opportunities to support the long-term health and financial stability of this visionary project.

This position supports the Restore Oakland Capital Campaign, and is supervised by the Director of Development at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

This position is funded for two years with the possibility of renewal after that term.

Schedule will include some evenings and weekends as necessary.

Classification:

Full time, exempt

Primary Responsibilities:

Campaign Coordination 

  • Manage and facilitate campaign working groups, including institutional gifts and the Campaign Executive Committee. Send out agendas prior to the call and ensure timely follow up of tasks. 
  • Coordinate foundation gifts cultivation. Track pipeline and collaborate with development teams to submit applications.  
  • Communicate campaign updates with development staff from ROC and EBC.  Write and disseminate a weekly development team digest to share news about funds received and to provide a centralized communication space for feedback and campaign happenings. 
  • Facilitate communication between muralist and EBC/ROC leadership. Support fundraising efforts in collaboration with artist.

Naming Opportunities Program

  • Develop strategy for prospect research, cultivation, and successful solicitation for naming opportunities program. 
  • Collaborate with prospective donors to determine best fit for name and room designation.
  • Track pledges and maintain updated prospects pyramid.

Donor Engagement

  • Organize and lead building tours for prospective donors, collaborating with leadership at ROC and EBC to facilitate a successful donor experience. 
  • Develop and implement recognition plan for major gifts donors.
  • Maintain open communication with donors and keep them abreast of exciting campaign developments. 
  • Collaborate with existing groups of volunteer fundraisers to host events and house parties, and cultivate new volunteer fundraisers to support campaign efforts. 

Grants, Writing, + Prospect Research/Management

  • Conduct ongoing prospect research and cultivation. Provide some support scheduling EBC/ROC leadership for specific asks. 
  • Write and submit grant proposals for funding opportunities identified by ROC and EBC development teams. 
  • Produce communications materials as needed for the campaign, including a regular impact report for all Restore Oakland donors. 
  • Manage post-capital campaign funder and report writing and production. 
  • Supervise consultants on additional writing projects, including a case study of the capital campaign. 

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Proven commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice.
  • 4 or more years of experience in fundraising, with significant experience in individual donor engagement.
  • 3 or more years of volunteer management experience, preferably in a fundraising and/or campaign environment.
  • History of working collaboratively with stakeholders (board members, volunteers, etc.) and coworkers while exercising individual leadership in meeting core job responsibilities.
  • Project management and/or campaign experience, including proven ability to successfully manage multiple time-sensitive projects.
  • History of using CRM/database tools to successfully support donor engagement. Salesforce experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with prospect research.
  • Familiarity with online fundraising tools and peer to peer fundraising strategies.
  • Aptitude for quantitative and qualitative evaluation of fundraising programs.

Preferred qualifications and skills:

  • Familiarity with criminal justice landscape in California and/or the Bay Area.
  • Bilingual Spanish and English preferred.

Individuals of color, LGBTQ, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary range: $60,000 - $70,000

Compensation includes a competitive benefits package

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

gnkr94xy+80a0@app.catchthebest.com Application open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.

Restore Oakland Facilities Manager

Classification​

Exempt

Salary: $75,000 with benefits

Reports to
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Restore Oakland is located in the Fruitvale District, Oakland, CA across from Fruitvale Transit Village. It is a newly renovated building with completion anticipated in Fall 2019.

Restore Oakland is home to nonprofit office spaces including a dedicated restorative justice space, a restaurant and bar, and rentable conference rooms. 

Position Overview

The Facilities Manager will oversee the maintenance of the Restore Oakland property located at 1419 34th Avenue in Oakland, CA, including a parking lot and three story, approximately 18,000 square foot building housing non-profit offices, community meeting space, restorative justice center, and full service restaurant and training kitchen (the “Property”). The Property was built in approximately 1931 and underwent major renovation in 2018-19.

This is a hands-on, on-site position. The facilities manager is responsible for managing, maintaining, and planning the overall maintenance and operations of the Property, including ongoing upkeep of physical building infrastructure, equipment, fixtures, and machinery. The position will also be responsible for planning, budgeting, scheduling, and implementing facility modifications and capital projects, including preparing estimates and schedules for approval by Restore Oakland leadership, obtaining permits and approvals and required, and procuring and managing contractors. The Facilities Manager will be responsible for ensuring safe and clean working conditions for tenants.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain the Property to ensure ongoing operations and long term sustainability.
  • Act as first response to building occupants for all building and operations issues and tenant services.  Intake, monitor, and oversee completion of all maintenance, custodial, and other service requests.
  • Provide timely and accurate facilities related communication to building occupants and other affected parties, including providing regular status reports to Restore Oakland leadership.
  • Procure, manage, and supervise contractors and vendors as necessary to support maintenance of Property, including janitorial and custodial services.
  • Act as owner’s representative for various maintenance, construction and renovation projects.  Manage projects through to completion, including permitting, tracking change orders, and closeout. Manage and forecast maintenance and improvement needs for the Property including planning, budgeting, cost estimating, and scheduling capital improvements and facilities modifications.
  • Develop and implement preventative maintenance, planned maintenance, and inspection programs for building equipment and systems (such as HVAC, elevator, plumbing, sump system, fire alarm, lighting, etc.)
  • Create and maintain record database for all project and facilities tasks.
  • Manage risk, minimizing health hazards, including establishing and maintaining safety committees, evacuation procedures, and building security programs.
  • Ensure that Property complies with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Provides technical support to tenants and guests on building operations (such as operation of lighting systems, HVAC, and IT infrastructure), and support Restore Oakland’s IT Consultant as needed.
  • Responsible for overseeing management of keys, key fobs, intercom system, alarm, and cameras. Includes maintaining logs with timeliness and accuracy, issuing keys and fobs, troubleshooting errors, and programming in various systems and applications.
  • Manage reservation system for all external parties; including managing calendars, preparing contracts, collecting insurance information, invoicing, and preparing fobs for entry access

Competencies

  • Customer/Client Focus.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience with architecture, construction, and building systems.
  • Project Management, including cost estimating, budgeting, and scheduling

Supervisory Responsibility

This position supervises various contracting crews, including parking attendants, security, and janitorial.

Work Environment

Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and shop environments and is regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil, fumes and noise.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb, including use of ladders and stairs; balance, including working on the roof of a building; stoop, crawl, kneel and crouch; and carry up to 50 lbs

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the position requires overnight on-call duty and the ability to work during nonstandard hours when the need arises.

Travel
No travel is expected for this position

Required Education and Experience
Minimum of three to five years of progressive experience and responsibility in a maintenance/construction field

Preferred Education and Experience
Root cause analysis and troubleshooting/problem solving
Preferred bi-lingual in English and Spanish

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Project management experience required

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to pnbz5znv+80a0@app.catchthebest.com

Restore Oakland Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity with respect to age, ancestry, color, creed, gender, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status and physical abilities.

Individuals of color, LGBTQ identified individuals, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.