Community Organizer

Job Type

Full Time




United States




Parent Voices Oakland (PVO), a chapter of Parent Voices of California is a parent-led grassroots organization that advocates for affordable, accessible, quality child care and other family-friendly policies to advance the well-being of children and families. PVO organizes and empowers parents to build effective campaigns toward economic and educational justice. 

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The Community Organizer will be responsible for coordinating organizing campaigns to expand affordable child care in Oakland, Alameda County, and throughout the State of California in collaboration with our Statewide network. 

PVO is seeking a detail-oriented, energetic person to develop and implement strategic local campaigns. The successful candidate will work extensively in the field developing relationships with community partners, allies and similar sized grassroots organizations; recruiting parent leaders; developing training and skills development for emerging parent leaders; and growing our base of parents in Alameda County. 




Outreach & Mobilization:

• Identify parent leaders who can take on greater leadership as volunteer organizers, spokespeople, strategists, and external/internal Committee members. 

• Organize Chapter meetings, and quarterly new member recruitment events.

• Table at community events to increase reach and visibility of organization.

• Lead base-building planning efforts.



Leadership Development:

• Lead and train Parent Organizers and Core Leaders in base building efforts through community outreach, community presentations, meeting facilitation, phone banking, 1-1 recruitment. 

• Oversee leadership development, including developing and conducting skills building and political education sessions for interns and core leaders.

• Oversee and ensure leadership development tracking using administrative systems and one-on-one leader development and check-ins.


Civic Engagement and Movement Building:

• Participate in cross-department committees and organizational teams.

• Take leadership in neighborhood, citywide, and state-wide alliance building efforts through coalitions and electoral field campaigns to build power amongst working class communities of color.


Grassroots Fundraising:

• Participate in all grassroots fundraising campaigns, events, and maintain a portfolio of individual and organizational prospects for solicitation.

• Participate in fundraising, administrative, data management, and organizational reports as required and assigned.



• Attend weekly staff meetings.





• 2+ years of relevant experience in grassroots community organizing and supporting the leadership of people directly impacted by the social problem you are working to address.

• Significant campaign leadership, organizing and base building, and coalition building experience.

• Experience with recruitment and retention of community leaders.

• Demonstrated success and comfort facilitating community meetings and group discussions.

• Ability to manage multiple projects and stay accountable to individual team work plans and goals.

• Ability to balance irregular schedules with evening, weekend, and holiday work, with periods of rest and reflection.

• Exceptional organizational and time-management skills with extreme attention to detail. 

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and thrive under pressure. 

• Proficiency with Mac operating systems, Google Docs, Canva, Keynote, and MS Office Suite (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

• Highly collaborative, creative and demonstrated commitment to open, direct communication. 

• Ability and desire to work well and connect with people of diverse ages and backgrounds

• Passion for child care, early education, young children and families. 

• Valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

• Must be able and willing to travel occasionally, primarily in state and occasionally to other states.

• Flexibility to work on evenings and weekends as necessary.



• Bi-lingual/multi-lingual strongly preferred.

• 4 year college degree

• Policy advocacy experience



• Exceptionally hard worker. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, focused, and small office environment where each staff person assumes multiple responsibilities while striving to achieve shared goals.

• Ability to consistently and sustainably hold space for people through difficult situations with compassion and empathy.

• Values and prides herself on absolute reliability, rooted in deep sense of responsibility.

• Impeccable ethics, highly developed decision-making skills and unfailingly trustworthy.

• Outcome oriented, critical and creative thinker. Positive approach, can-do attitude, and a sense of humor.

• Enjoys an “all-in,” start-up, non-traditional work culture.



Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt position

Benefits, Salary depending on experience


Salary Starts at 40K + Competitive Benefits and Vacation Package

Level of Language Proficiency

Bi-Lingual Spanish/English Preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please Submit Resume & Cover Letter to