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JOB DESCRIPTION

MARCH 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ORGANIZER & ADVOCATE

ELLA BAKER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

OAKLAND, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights 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 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."

POSITION SUMMARY

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is seeking an extremely bright, dedicated individual with a passion for racial and economic justice. The Organizer & Advocate will be responsible for cultivating and promoting the leadership of our local organizing efforts in Alameda County & broader regional areas. This person will work closely with the Organizing Director and contribute to 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 injustice system. The ideal candidate has strong roots in the community, is a strategic thinker & understands the need for short term and long term goals and victories. The Organizer & Advocate will possess an ability to bring solutions-oriented approaches to dealing with conflicts, is a strong team player, and checks their ego at the door. Responsibilities will include:


PRIMARY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Develop/execute a local digital & grassroots organizing strategy to recruit and develop EBC's    membership. EBC's membership is a pathway to advocacy for anyone, anywhere to join in advancing our goals

·        Develop/execute specific digital & grassroots strategies to recruit, engage, and build the leadership of directly impacted individuals to join our membership and advance our campaigns. We define "directly impacted" as anyone that is formerly or currently incarcerated and their family members

·        Engage in the coordination, planning & cultivation of community outreach to support our annual Night out for Safety & Liberation event; EBC’s 25-year anniversary event, mutual aid events & other EBC related events that will require strong event planning & in-person support

·        Mobilize & turnout members for events, including hearings, conferences, rapid response, direct actions, mutual aid support, etc.

·        Act as a representative for the Ella Baker Center in coalitions and memberships and attend relevant conferences, meetings, and trainings

·        Act as a liaison for Ella Baker Center to various allies and organizations, such as labor, faith, other social justice related non-profits, and other youth/family organizations as necessary

·        Represent Ella Baker Center publicly as a spokesperson as necessary

·        Attend relevant hearings and meetings and provide testimony and statements as necessary

·        Work with volunteers and interns to assist in outreach and organizing goals

·        Build relationships with local organizations, community leaders, allies, and unlikely allies in order to build support for Ella Baker Center's vision

·        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.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

·        Proven commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice

·        Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in community, labor, or other relevant grassroots organizing

·        1 or more years’ experience in digital organizing

·        Ability to strategically utilize digital media to advance campaigns tactics & messaging

·        Minimum of 2 or more years’ experience working in and leading coalitions

·        Minimum 1-3 years’ experience leading a decarceration, divestment, and/ or police accountability campaign

·        Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in event and/or conference planning

·        Demonstrated success in growing and developing an organized base of members, constituents, or community members

·        Knowledge of carceral system and youth justice reentry issues, challenges, and best practices, particularly around economic gaps and needs

·        Knowledge of Alameda County & Oakland City political and economic landscape

·        Ability to cultivate relationships with likely and unlikely allies, including policymakers, stakeholders, and community members

·        Team player attitude

·        Excellent verbal and written skills

·        Excellent time management skills; ability to efficiently work from home & remotely as needed

·        Proficient computer & graphic design skills, including Word, PowerPoint, Canva, Excel, etc.

·        Flexibility to work on weekends and evenings as necessary

·        Willingness to travel as necessary

·        Bi-lingual Spanish and English is highly desirable

·        Driver License preferred but not required


Nothing in this job description restricts Ella Baker Center’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS


Position reports to the Director of Organizing at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.



SALARY AND BENEFITS


This is a full time nonexempt, union position.


Salary range: $54,750.00-$55,500.00


EBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, chiropractor, acupuncture, LTD, life insurance, EAP, vacation and sick time, 401k matching contributions, and an opportunity to qualify for a sabbatical.


HOW TO APPLY


Please submit application materials to: https://ellabakerchr.bamboohr.com/jobs/


Complete applications must include:

-          Resume

-          Cover letter including a description of your interest in the position and qualifications



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.



START DATE: May 2021

URL: https://ellabakercenter.org/careers/

https://ellabakerchr.bamboohr.com/jobs/



JOB DESCRIPTION

MARCH 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ORGANIZER & ADVOCATE

ELLA BAKER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

OAKLAND, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, CA, working to advance…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 6, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$54,750 - $55,500

Benefits

EBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, chiropractor, acupuncture, LTD, life insurance, EAP, vacation and sick time, 401k matching contributions, and an opportunity to qualify for a sabbatical.

EBC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, chiropractor, acupuncture, LTD, life insurance, EAP, vacation and sick time, 401k matching contributions, and an…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual, Spanish a plus.

Bilingual, Spanish a plus.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Oakland, CA
Associated Location
1419 34th Avenue, 202, Oakland, CA 94601

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY


Please submit application materials to: https://ellabakerchr.bamboohr.com/jobs/


Complete applications must include:

-          Resume

-          Cover letter including a description of your interest in the position and qualifications

HOW TO APPLY


Please submit application materials to: https://ellabakerchr.bamboohr.com/jobs/


Complete applications must include:

-          Resume

-          Cover letter including a description of…

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