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Program Officer, Immigrant Rights and Inclusion

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About the Y&H Soda Foundation

The Foundation has deep roots in the East Bay where our founders lived and worked.  Based on their intent and legacy, our grantmaking has always been focused on improving the lives of low-income families in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Initially, the Foundation funded a variety of non-profit organizations doing exceptional work in our communities. Starting in 2010, we became more focused in our efforts primarily partnering with organizations helping families earn a living wage, save for the future and become active community participants. However, more recent events have driven us to reimagine our work and how best to support low-income people in our community, primarily people of color and immigrants. Based on our founders’ values and Catholic Social Teaching, we are striving to create an equitable East Bay where everyone thrives, belongs, contributes to the common good and participates in shaping the future. We recently completed a new strategic plan that centers equity at the core of all that we do. As we work to advance equity in the East Bay, we will focus our resources going forward in two areas: economic justice and immigrant rights and inclusion.


Position Overview

The Program Officer will implement our new strategies in Immigrant Rights and Inclusion to create an East Bay that values immigrants and protects their rights. Policy advocacy will be the primary tool that we fund to foster local government commitment to immigrant well-being and inclusion. We also anticipate funding programs and initiatives that build immigrant power and advance a welcoming narrative. The ideal candidate will be a leader in the immigrant rights space, with experience designing, delivering and/or evaluating programs and policies that improve the well-being of immigrants. They will serve as the Foundation’s primary expert in immigrant rights and inclusion, identifying, screening, and performing diligence on prospective grant investments, recommending new grants and collaborations to reach our impact goals and owning relationships with grantee and sector leaders. The position reports to the CEO.


Responsibilities:

  • Refine, implement and evaluate an actionable immigrant rights and inclusion strategy for building a grantmaking portfolio with specific, quantifiable impact targets.
  • Serve as an advisor and thought partner for grantee and community leaders and work with grantees to develop and achieve performance goals.
  • Develop and present grant proposals to the board for approval and keep the board informed of key developments.
  • Partner with the Economic Justice Program Officer to identify and develop funding opportunities at the intersection of both program areas.
  • Build and maintain community relationships with a focus on identifying innovative programs.
  • Communicate continued learnings to staff, grantees, peers, and community members.
  • Contribute to the Foundation’s racial equity work and foster a culture of diversity and collaboration.


Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinker. You can continually assess a grantee’s overall contributions to the portfolio goals and have experience in developing, refining and implementing strategies or complex initiatives.
  • Relationship builder. You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with diverse individuals, organizations and communities.
  • Community facilitator. You are actively engaged in grassroots, movement building and public policy work.
  • Effective communicator. You have excellent communication and analytical skills.
  • Lifelong learner. You are an open-minded and curious self-starter with a results and problem-solving orientation.
  • You have deep roots in the East Bay. You have firsthand knowledge of or experience in the diverse immigrant communities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
  • Team player. We have a small 5-person team requiring that staff jump in to help one another beyond typical roles and responsibilities. 


Compensation

The Foundation is committed to paying competitive wages. In an effort to increase equity, because we know that salary negotiations tend to have an unfair bias, we do not participate in a salary negotiation process for any candidate. We will make our best offer, and it will be the same regardless of the candidate. The annual starting salary for the Program Officer role is $120,000. The benefits package includes a PPO health plan, a 401(k) retirement plan and paid time off.  The position meets the exemption requirements as defined by state and federal law. Exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis, and their salary is intended to constitute their entire regular compensation regardless of the number of hours they work; therefore, exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay.


COVID-19

The Foundation is currently operating a hybrid work environment where each employee is expected to work at least 3 days of the week in our office including Mondays and Thursdays. We expect to return full time to our office on January 1, 2022. We are committed to providing our staff with a safe work environment and helping to promote the health of our community. As such, the Foundation requires all employees to confidentially show proof of vaccine as a condition of employment, unless they are unable to receive the vaccine because of a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII, and applicable state laws, the Foundation is prepared to make reasonable accommodations for employees who (1) cannot take the vaccine due to a medical disability or (2) seek an exemption from the vaccine based on sincerely held religious beliefs. 


Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to program-assistant@yhsodafoundation.org.  All correspondence will remain confidential. Although all applications will be considered, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. The application deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021. Candidates selected for advancement will be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews (both video conference and in-person). The final offer will be contingent upon a background check and professional references. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in our interview process, please let us know.  


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome a diverse candidate pool. We make employment decisions without regard to race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, religion or religious creed, military and veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local laws.  

About the Y&H Soda Foundation

The Foundation has deep roots in the East Bay where our founders lived and worked.  Based on their intent and legacy, our grantmaking has always been focused on improving the lives of low-income families in…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    December 10, 2021
Salary
Up to USD $120,000
/ year

Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer contributions
  • Vacation, holiday and sick days
  • Health, dental and vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer contributions
  • Vacation, holiday and sick days

Location

On-site
1635 School St, Moraga, CA 94556, USA

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to program-assistant@yhsodafoundation.org.  All correspondence will remain confidential. Although all applications will be considered, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. The application deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021. Candidates selected for advancement will be asked to participate in several rounds of interviews (both video conference and in-person). The final offer will be contingent upon a background check and professional references. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in our interview process, please let us know.  

Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to program-assistant@yhsodafoundation.org.  All correspondence will remain…

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