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Base Building Manager

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Richmond LAND
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Richmond, CA
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Published 12 days ago

Richmond LAND is hiring a Base Building Manager!

Desired Start Date: October 1st  

Directly reports to: Director of Community Planning 

Rate: This role is a full-time exempt position ranging between $55,000-$65,000 annual salary.

Organizational Summary:

Richmond LAND’s mission is to build grassroots power for resident-driven and community-controlled land-use through community organizing, land acquisition, development, and stewardship of land and affordable housing for long-term community benefit. Incorporated in the Fall of 2019, Richmond LAND has grown from an idea into a transformative development organization that centers resident self-determination, local capacity-building, and cultural strategy in our place-keeping efforts. As an emerging Community Land Trust, we seed development projects and stewardship activities through resident leadership and direct organizing. We envision a world where homegrown residents can mobilize to create, finance, control, and sustain affordable housing and community development projects that fulfill long standing community needs and aspirations. The Base Building Manager (BBM) will join a dynamic team of women of color leaders, passionate about transforming affordable housing and real estate development to align with restorative economics and the Just Transition framework.

Position Overview:

The Base Building Manager (BBM) is responsible for growing a membership base of engaged residents that are informed and empowered to reshape housing justice, real estate development, urban planning and land-use in Richmond and Contra Costa County. The BBM will conduct community outreach, lead education, host events, and disseminate information to increase visibility and participation in the organization's work among the local community. The BBM will identify, recruit, and cultivate resident leaders and advocates, advance a pathway of engagement to grow residents' leadership, skills, agency, and power resulting in deep participation in systems change, transformative real estate development, and the organizations democratic decision making process. The BBM will lead membership meetings and base building activities in the City of Richmond and North Richmond. 

Description of key responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead canvassing efforts, listening sessions, and other forms of community outreach, inquiry, and education to align programming, advocacy, and organizational activity to the needs of local residents.
  • Implement, test, and refine the organization's approach to resident participation, engagement, and the formation of a membership program.
  • Create curriculum and execute workshops that inform and educate the public on relevant issues, and host events, workshops, and trainings that highlight what’s possible through the community land trust model, community-controlled land and housing efforts, equitable development, radical land initiatives, and real estate endeavors.
  • Conduct regular outreach to build awareness and increase member participation in Giaramita Coordinator Initiative, PLCH and JRMESH efforts, housing element advocacy, and other organizing initiatives.
  • Plan and co-lead leadership academies and training series to increase shared knowledge of the history, conditions, and constraints in the current affordable housing industry and dominant real estate development systems.
  • Facilitate regular membership meetings to provide opportunities for relationship building, shared learning and political education, planning and campaign prioritization, discussions on current events impacting the community, and identify upcoming advocacy and organizing opportunities.
  • Hosts public information sessions and orientations, spreads awareness of Richmond LAND with the intent of garnering support, forming new collaborations, and building new forms of engagement. 
  • Create communication materials to build awareness and support for Richmond LAND campaigns and initiatives.
  • Build consensus for advocacy and lead mobilizing efforts that include supporting residents in engaging elected and government officials, hosting town halls and public forums, assisting community members with public comment and media opportunities, and collaborating to generate broader support.
  • Network with other resident-led groups that are organizing land and housing campaigns on a regional, state, and national level, and connect members to those campaigns. 

Shared work responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate on creative place-making programming and activity with the Culture Keeping Manager.
  • Collaborate in planning and hosting Richmond LAND’s elections kick-off. 
  • Create and maintain processes to track relationship building, campaign efforts, and activity to evaluate and strengthen the membership structure.
  • Actively participate in organizational planning to link membership needs with organizational direction.
  • Assist in the recruitment of community investors, sustainers, and solidarity members as needed.  
  • Represent Richmond LAND in public comments, coalitions, and alliances as needed.
  • Support direct actions and rapid response mobilizations as needed.

Requirements and Desired Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, vision, points of unity, and objectives 
  • 2 or more years of experience with increasing responsibility working as a community organizer with low-income communities of color
  • Personal connection and lived experience in Richmond or West Contra Costa is strongly desired, but a deep commitment to empowering Richmond/West County residents to lead the transformation for community-controlled land-use, housing, and real estate development is a must 
  • Ability to adjust schedule for evening and weekend activity  
  • Imaginative problem solver and strategic thinker that is comfortable with creating new processes and identifying alternatives.
  • Strong ability to guide, lead, and work with teams of people with varying levels of experience
  • Ability to plan schedule, and direct self and others, as well as prioritize among multiple projects while maintaining effective communication and quality of work 
  • Capable of developing and executing campaigns, and able to meet goals and achieve excellence at in a fast‐paced environment 
  • Experience and leadership roles in prior community-based efforts and local projects, involvement in grassroot organizing and movement work is highly desired
  • Effective communicator, experience with popular education is a plus 
  • Familiarity with community land trusts or cooperatives is a plus

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter that addresses the following topics to info@richmondland.org for consideration:

  • Familiarity and interest in the community land trust model
  • Description of involvement working in BIPOC communities
  • Perspective on how people power informs staying power

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and interviews will begin the week of September 13th. 

Richmond LAND is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and all people of color, women, queer and gender-fluid applicants to apply. W​e also consider applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Richmond LAND is hiring a Base Building Manager!

Desired Start Date: October 1st  

Directly reports to: Director of Community Planning 

Rate: This role is a full-time exempt position ranging between $55,000-$65,000 annual salary.

Organizational…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 29, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

USD 55,000 - USD 65,000

Benefits

  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Monthly staff health and wellness activities
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Monthly staff health and wellness…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Richmond, CA
Associated Location
Richmond, CA, USA

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Instructions:

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter that addresses the following topics to info@richmondland.org for consideration:

  • Familiarity and interest in the community land trust model
  • Description of involvement working in BIPOC communities
  • Perspective on how people power informs staying power

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis and interviews will begin the week of September 13th. 

Richmond LAND is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages Black, Indigenous, and all people of color, women, queer and gender-fluid applicants to apply. W​e also consider applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Check out our website: https://www.richmondland.org/

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