474 Valencia Street Suite 230
The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) is leading a statewide effort to build a fair and inclusive economy that meets the needs of communities of color, low-income communities, and others who have been marginalized and historically underserved. We use strategic advocacy that leads banks and other corporations to provide investments and financial services that expand access to housing that is affordable, entrepreneurial opportunities, good jobs, and other tools to create and sustain household and community wealth.
CRC is the largest statewide community reinvestment coalition in the country, with over 300 member organizations across California that provide services to tens of thousands of low-income residents. We have the network, experience, and expertise to effectively challenge the root causes of economic inequality affecting low-income, racial minority, rural, and immigrant households. CRC members include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, housing counseling agencies, small business technical assistance providers, legal services agencies, and other community based organizations.
This position is based in the Los Angeles area and will be supervised by the Executive Director.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and manage a regional corporate and government policy and community engagement strategy for Southern California including the areas of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, and the Coachella Valley with an emphasis on helping to secure and protect economic security and build economic opportunities for low-income communities, immigrant and other communities of color, rural communities, and other financial services deserts.
Conceive and direct Southern California membership engagement efforts.
Work in collaboration with CRC’s member and community engagement team in developing and implementing a statewide leadership development program that is based on a leadership-rich organizing model.
Develop and lead Southern California program efforts in support of CRC’s strategic programmatic priorities, on immigrant financial security, the criminalization of poverty and government imposed debt, economic opportunity, and anti-displacement initiatives.
Work collaboratively with our Southern California members and allies, supporting their leadership development as members of CRC, developing their capacity to engage in our advocacy efforts, and growing their commitment to organizational and strategic goals.
Engage new community members in CRC’s strategic campaigns and recruit and activate these organizations as new members in order to strengthen and grow CRC as a coalition to succeed over the long term through a shared vision, with shared values and goals.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director, design, develop, and implement a Southern California program to advance people-centered investment by financial institutions and other corporations. Work with CRC Development Director to identify and secure funding to sustain and expand programs.
Collaborate with San Francisco-based staff to integrate member engagement and program activities into CRC’s overall organizational strategy.
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
At least 5 years in program management.
At least 3 years community, coalition, or labor organizing experience.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Must have access to a car and insurance.
Ability to travel regularly within the Southern California region to Riverside County, Imperial County, San Diego County, and to the San Francisco area.
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to manage and motivate individuals and groups, as well as lead and build strong collaborative relationships.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively.
Strong organizational abilities, including excellent attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and ability to think strategically.
Ability to work independently and in a remote location from main office in San Francisco.
Experience working with diverse groups of people and stakeholders and a high level of political astuteness.
We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, people with disabilities, LGBT individuals, and foreign-born individuals to apply.
Competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vacation/paid time-off, and 403(b) retirement savings plan.
Level of Language Proficiency
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to Jescobar@calreinvest.org with Southern California Program Manager Application in the subject line by March 20, 2018. No calls please.