Campaign Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $52,000.00
Maximum: $62,000.00
Details: Salary offer depends on experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



2000 Franklin Street
3rd Floor
United States


About HOPE Collaborative, a project of Tides Center:

HOPE (Health for Oakland’s People and Environment) Collaborative’s mission is to advance racial, economic, and health equity in Oakland through community-driven food and neighborhood initiatives. We envision a vibrant Oakland where historically marginalized communities shape their neighborhoods’ future, have equitable opportunities for healthy food and safe community spaces, and build community wealth.

Position description

This new position will work closely with HOPE staff and partners on developing and winning campaigns. The Campaign Manager will develop strategy and implement campaigns in healthy retail, land use, neighborhood planning, school food, and other policy and systems change initiatives identified by partners, members, and staff. 

Essential duties and responsibilities

1) Campaign development and implementation (60%)

  • Lead HOPE’s participation in campaigns. Work closely with other staff to ensure campaigns are coordinated with other programmatic work (such as the leadership development curriculum and Healthy Corner Store Program events). Work closely with Oakland residents and youth to ensure they are engaged through the entire policy change process.
  • Support and serve as a thought partner to work groups as they develop advocacy and organizing campaigns and strategy; conduct research and power analysis, identify opportunities and allies, recommend tactics and strategies which advance campaigns.
  • Develop campaign workplans and delegate tasks to collaborative partners, staff, and consultants; follow up, track and evaluate progress, and fill gaps as needed.

2) Community and partner engagement (20%)

  • Build and maintain relationships with public officials, community partners, and other stakeholders to build broad support for HOPE’s campaigns and identify advocacy and organizing opportunities
  • Partner with staff to develop and implement community engagement strategies in support of campaigns, including identifying training and leadership development needs, informing design of training and capacity-building activities, and ensuring community leaders shape, participate in, and lead HOPE campaigns
  • Support development of communications and messaging materials to cultivate broad community understanding, support, and involvement in campaigns
  • With HOPE staff, convene and lead workgroup meetings around policy initiatives, including healthy retail, land use and planning, and school food

3) Evaluation (10%)

  • Partner with evaluation team and staff to develop and implement evaluation plans to monitor progress, measure impact, capture lessons learned, and inform course corrections. This includes defining outcomes, indicators, and measures, developing and implementing data collection instruments, data analysis, reporting, disseminating findings to HOPE members and external stakeholders, and
  • Monitor campaigns as they mature and go through course corrections; recommend actions that result in increased collective impact across HOPE Collaborative.

4) Program documentation, fundraising, and administrative duties (10%)

  • Participate in HOPE staff meetings, managers’ meetings, and monthly Steering Committee meetings
  • Write monthly report on HOPE’s policy and systems change efforts and progress towards work outcomes
  • Assist HOPE Project Director with grant writing and reporting
  • Write monthly newsletter article(s)
  • Complete timesheets, check requests, and other administrative duties in a timely manner
  • Manage programmatic budget as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

Education and experience

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in campaign development, policy advocacy, and/or community organizing
  • At least 2 years of experience working with low-income communities of color and youth in Oakland or similar community
  • At least 2 years of experience in program evaluation; experience evaluating policy and systems change efforts is ideal

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Exceptional project management skills with a focus on outcomes
  • Demonstrated success in campaign strategy development and wins
  • Experience working in food systems, healthy retail, land use, neighborhood planning, school food, or similar issue areas
  • Experience building relationships with city and county government officials; Oakland and Alameda County experience is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a wide range of people and communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Deep understanding of racial, economic, and health equity and experience developing policy recommendations with an equity lens
  • Collaborative working style
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Emotional maturity, integrity, excellent judgment
  • Positive, “can do it” attitude and willingness to think outside the box
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge or interest in food systems, built environment, and/or school food

Organizational relationships: The Campaign Manager reports to the Director and works collaboratively with staff on a daily basis. The Campaign Manager works with Steering Committee members, Youth Action Board members, HOPE adult members, and partners on a weekly basis.

Work environment: The position is based in an office building in Oakland, CA. The assigned workspace is in a shared office with a moderate level of noise and interruptions. The position will be required to work some nights and weekends as necessary, in keeping with City Council and other key partner schedules. Travel to other locations in and around Oakland will be frequent (approximately 30%) and required for meetings, outreach, events, and other community activities. There will also be out of area travel not to exceed 10%. A personal vehicle or public transportation may be utilized.

Physical demands: Employee must have the ability to travel to meetings outside of the office and operate a computer up to 8 hours per day. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. The employee must have the physical ability to occasionally navigate 3 flights of stairs if the building elevator is being serviced.

HOPE Collaborative, a project of Tides Center, is an "at-will" and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise Tides in writing of special needs at the time of application.


Tides Center offers a full benefits package. HOPE Collaborative is a project of the Tides Center.

Level of Language Proficiency

English required, Spanish preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

Send the following materials to with “Campaign Manager” in the subject line.

  1. Either a cover letter or a link to a 3-minute video explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position
  2. A resume
  3. A short work sample that demonstrates experience with campaign management or policy advocacy. You are welcome to think outside the box in terms of what work sample you choose to send (e.g. writing sample, project plan, news article, op-ed, engagement plan, powerpoint).