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The Ella Baker Center is currently hiring a State Campaigner and Organizing Manager. Restore Oakland is hiring a Capital Campaign Manager and a Facilities Manager

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.”

State Campaigner

The Ella Baker Center State Campaigner will lead the state level policy work with guidance from the Policy Manager in consultation with the Policy Consultant/Lobbyist.  The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is working to advance the Truth and Reinvestment Agenda and seeks to end mass incarceration and the disproportionate criminalization of communities of color. The state level policy work includes developing campaigns to support Ella BakerCenter-sponsored legislation, working in coalition to support legislative change, following the implementation of Ella Baker Center-sponsored legislation, and analyzing potential legislation. This position requires extensive self-management and control.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead statewide campaigns that end mass incarceration and advances the Truth and Reinvestment Agenda.
  • Write policy memos, fact sheets, and briefing documents based on substantive research that supports Ella Baker Center sponsored-bills moving through the legislative process.
  • Build the Ella Baker Center membership through active outreach to communities across the state.
  • Facilitate policy-based advisory groups and member sub-committees to advance the goal of ending mass incarceration.
  • Develop implementation strategies for policies that have been passed
  • Conduct regular meetings with criminal justice reform organizations within and external to coalition work.
  • Provide political education and training to Ella Baker Center members and staff that elevate understanding of the criminal justice landscape.
  • Provide ongoing support to the Program Team through logistics, media, policy management, and other support.
  • Act as a representative for the Ella Baker Center in coalitions and attend relevant conferences, meetings, and trainings.
  • Represent Ella Baker Center publicly as a spokesperson on specific policy priorities and on the general mission.
  • Supervise volunteers and interns to advance campaigns and initiatives.
  • Assist in strategic organizational planning as necessary.
  • Participate in social media activities; provide strategic direction for the Ella Baker Center’s communications and media strategy.
  • Assist in administrative duties as necessary
  • Participate in requisite Ella Baker Center activities (i.e. staff meetings, trainings, fundraising, administrative responsibilities, events) as necessary.

Job Qualifications

  • Proven commitment to social and racial justice
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Advance Degree in Law, Public Policy, or other relevant field desirable.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in racial, criminal, and/or economic justice campaign work
  • 2 or more years’ experience working in and leading coalitions
  • 2 or more years’ experience in event and/or conference planning
  • Knowledge of the local and state political and economic landscape as it relates to criminal and juvenile justice
  • Understanding of juvenile and criminal justice systems, including key issues and policies, best practices, etc.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with likely and unlikely allies, including policymakers, stakeholders, faith leaders, and community members
  • Team player attitude
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Flexibility to work on weekends and evenings as necessary
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
  • Bilingual Spanish and English is a PLUS
  • Driver License and Proof of Insurance (if operating personal car on Ella Baker Center business)

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.
  • Requires some travel
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer
  • This position needs to be able to communicate with the general 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.

This position is supervised by the Policy Manager

Salary range: $60,000-$65,000 annually

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

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

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. 

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to

j9n68e9q@app.catchthebest.com

Application open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as interviews will be offered on a rolling basis.

Organizing Manager

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is seeking an extremely bright, dedicated individual with a passion for racial, economic, and gender justice. The Organizing Manager will be responsible for helping to lead the Center’s organizing strategies in engaging EBC members, partners, allies, and unlikely allies to move campaigns and policies.  The center’s membership model has an “anyone, anywhere” approach to engagement because we believe in both the necessity in building a broad, diverse movement to effectuate change, and the importance of centering the experiences and leadership of those most impacted by the justice system. The ideal candidate is a strategic and mature thinker that understands the need for short term and long term goals and victories, practices solutions-oriented approaches to dealing with conflicts, is a strong team player, and checks their ego at the door. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • In coordination with the executive team, develop organizing strategies and the Ella Baker Center campaigns.  Execute organizing strategies to build a base of people impacted by the justice system to join the Ella Baker Center’s membership and move local, state, and national campaigns.
  • Execute organizing strategies in furtherance of developing existing and new partnerships and coalitions both locally and nationally.
  • Manage and supervise a team of staff to outreach, recruit, and mobilize members to support the Ella Baker Center’s campaigns, turn out for events, hearings, etc.
  • Supervise the development of tools, trainings, outreach materials, and orientation materials to enhance membership engagement, develop their political acumen to support the center’s theory of change and mission, and develop the leadership of the base.
  • Act as a representative for the Ella Baker Center in coalitions and memberships and attend relevant conferences, meetings, and trainings as an attendant, presenter, etc.
  • Act as a liaison for Ella Baker Center to various allies and organizations, such as labor, faith, criminal/youth justice related non-profits, and other youth/family/formerly incarcerated organizations as needed.
  • Represent Ella Baker Center publicly as a spokesperson as necessary.
  • Attend relevant hearings and meetings and provide testimony and statements as necessary.
  • Coordinate volunteers and interns to assist in outreach and organizing goals.
  • Build relationships with other organizations, community leaders, allies, and unlikely allies in order to build support for Ella Baker Center’s vision and programmatic goals.
  • Assist in strategic organizational planning as necessary
  • Assist in administrative duties as necessary
  • Participate in requisite Ella Baker Center activities (i.e. staff meetings, trainings, fundraising, administrative responsibilities, events) as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Proven commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice
  • 6-8+ years’ experience in community, labor, or other relevant grassroots organizing
  • 5+ years’ experience working in and leading coalitions
  • 5+ years’ experience leading progressive campaigns centered on organizing and policy advocacy, and that include communications/media advocacy
  • 5+ years developing campaigns from start to finish
  • 4+ years of supervisory experience
  • 4+ years’ experience in event and/or conference planning
  • Demonstrated success in growing and developing an organized base of members, constituents, or community members
  • Demonstrated success in winning campaigns that impact low income people and people of color
  • Knowledge of criminal and juvenile justice systems and best practices
  • Familiarity of the criminal justice landscape in California. 
  • Understanding of and ability to navigate juvenile and criminal justice systems
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with likely and unlikely allies, including policymakers, stakeholders, and community members
  • Team player attitude
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Internet navigation, Google docs, word processing, PowerPoint, etc.
  • 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
  • Driver’s License

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

Salary range: $67,000 to $75,000

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

To Apply please submit a resume, cover letter, 3-5-page writing sample or campaign plan, and 3 references to

k9ypwm5d@app.catchthebest.com

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. 

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.