At the California Black Power Network, we build Black political power and work to create deep, systemic change to impact the lived realities of Black people in California. The network is composed of local and regional grassroots organizations in key Black communities throughout the state, and aims to create measurable increases in the capacity of participating Black-led organizations, encourage growth and collaboration within the ecosystem of Black-led organizations across the state, and develop substantial, measurable progress in key issue areas. As we continue to build and grow this new organization, we are looking for 2-3 Organizing Coordinators to build and grow with us while driving the training, organizing and power building efforts of our network as we combat systemic, anti-Black racism.
Whether it is homelessness and gentrification, mass incarceration and criminalization, deep educational inequities, rampant health disparities, the widening economic and wealth inequality gap, tax policy inequities -- Black communities across California are disproportionately impacted. At the heart of these conditions is persistent and enduring systemic and anti-Black racism. A key question is what will make this moment different in addressing the longstanding issues of systemic and anti-Black racism. The CBPN Organizing Coordinators will be pivotal in helping transform the energy that swept the country during last year’s wave of protest and uprising into real policy and systems change.
We are building off of two of California Calls’ projects (the African American Civic Engagement Project and the Black Census and Redistricting Hub) that worked over the last five years to increase the capacities and power of local and regional Black-led and/or serving grassroots organizations to address the problems of systemic racism and anti-Black racism. Not only will the Organizing Coordinators have a direct role in leading the organizing, training and capacity building needed to achieve the network’s long term goals, but will also have ample room for growth and opportunities to help shape and develop our growing organization to ensure our organizational culture is effective and in alignment with the values and principles of our movement.
Reporting to the Organizing and Training Manager, the Organizing Coordinators will serve as critical members of the Organizing and Training Team (OTT), driving the power building and training and capacity building programs with our network partners across the state. This position will be integral in implementing multi-dimensional organizing strategies that achieve the network’s power building and campaign goals, and will support the engagement and organizing of network partners to develop and implement local, regional and statewide power-building plans. In addition, the Organizing Coordinators will develop, implement and support training and capacity building plans that deepen and expand network partners’ capacities, and develop and sharpen the skills needed to successfully implement multi-dimensional organizing strategies. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in community organizing and electoral campaigns, as well as experience in training and coalition building.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Implement strategic power-building and organizing plans in collaboration with network staff and partners to help achieve the network’s short term and long term goals.
- Implement tailored training and capacity building plans for network partners, and the network at large, based on organizing strategies, campaign plans, and individual partner needs.
- Drive network partner engagement, organizing, and technical assistance to develop and successfully implement organizing and training program plans.
- Develop and sustain relationships with key allies and participate in coalition spaces to inform and advance campaigns, organizing, and power building efforts.
- Coordinate data management in support of base building and civic engagement programs, and support partner data management needs, training, and technical assistance.
- Support civic engagement and organizing tools and technology, and provide training and technical support to network partners to successfully utilize tools and technology.
- Support the development of reports and analysis to evaluate program performance, inform program and partner needs, and support funder reporting as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
- 2-4 years of experience in developing and leading voter engagement, community/labor organizing or social justice campaigns.
- Experience in training and capacity building in at least one of the following forms of power: community and electoral organizing, advocacy, lobbying, narrative and communications
- Experience in managing phone banking and canvass programs, outreach teams, volunteer coordination, community mobilizations and/or community events.
- Experience in conducting trainings and convenings for various audiences.
- Knowledge and experience working with Black communities.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
- Computer skills: strong knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, their Google Suite equivalents and/or database software.
- Excellent writing, verbal communications, presentation, and analytical skills.
Employee Compensation, Benefits and Perks
- Salary range: $60,000-70,000 annually with comprehensive benefits
- Fully covered medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Full-time remote work under COVID-19 protocols
- Eligibility to participate in 401(K) Plan
- Paid vacation based on years of service; sick, family and medical leaves in accordance with California laws
- Eligibility for pre-tax flexible spending plan (FSA) for health care, child care, and public transit commuter expenses
- Group term life insurance
- Staff development opportunities
- Valid driver’s license, personal car insurance, a personal vehicle in good working condition with valid registration.
- No later than the first day of employment must provide acceptable documents for proof of identity and employment authorization in the United States for Form I-9.
- Work must be performed anywhere in California
BIPOC, Women and LGBTQI encouraged to apply.
Please submit resume to [email protected]