For 50 years Public Advocates Inc. has been on the frontlines of social justice movements in California. As a bold and highly regarded nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial discrimination, we pride ourselves on our ability to skillfully deploy a diverse set of hard-hitting communication strategies to achieve tangible legal & policy victories in education, housing and transportation that help low-income communities of color build power and raise their voices in public decision-making.
Over the last 18 months, we have seen the disproportionate impact of the COVID pandemic on communities of color – the COVID crisis has exposed even further the inequities built into our housing, education and transportation systems. These factors, combined with the renewed movement for Black lives and racial justice and a shifting political landscape, mean that we are in a once-in-a-generation moment to broaden and deepen grassroots power and to win truly transformative change. We believe that communications using social and earned media deployed in partnership with grassroots groups plays a critical role in that effort.
Some examples of recent work that our communications team has engaged in:
We are excited to announce an opening on our small but dynamic communications team for a Communications Associate who is skilled in both traditional and digital media to promote and advance the advocacy work of our program teams, community partners and allies. Reporting directly to the Director of Communication, the Communications Associate will also provide execution and implementation support for general organizational and development-related communication.
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Qualities expected of all Public Advocates staff include integrity, high professional standards, commitment to progressive social change and working successfully with diverse colleagues, clients and community partners. This includes active participation in promoting healthy workplace culture through our organizational diversity and inclusion initiative – an ongoing and intensive process of communication, trust-building and learning about our individual and organizational areas for growth. We strive to build a culture of cooperation and mutual support and value flexibility, resilience, optimism, curiosity and a sense of humor.
We are open to candidates who are within commuting distance to either of our San Francisco or Sacramento offices. Our San Francisco headquarters is currently located on the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building in San Francisco. Our downtown Sacramento office is located a few blocks from the Capitol. Both are convenient to public transit and we offer access to tax-advantaged commuter benefits.
*At the time of this posting all our staff are working from home. We anticipate a return to the office when it is safe to do so but have not yet confirmed a return date. We are also in the process of designing a return to the office that meets the needs of both the organization as well as the staff. We have also recently adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy that will be effective December 1, 2021.
Public Advocates seeks to fill this position with someone who shares our values, including our organizational commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion. We encourage all interested individuals to apply — especially Black, Indigenous and People of Color; women; people from low-income backgrounds; people with disabilities; people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or anyone belonging to any other federal or state protected category. Read our Diversity Vision Statement here.
For 50 years Public Advocates Inc. has been on the frontlines of social justice movements in California. As a bold and highly regarded nonprofit law firm and advocacy organization that challenges the systemic causes of poverty and racial…
Benefits include full health and dental insurance for employee and eligible family members; life and long-term disability insurance; generous vacation and paid holidays; 403(b) retirement plan; and paid sabbatical after 7 years.
Benefits include full health and dental insurance for employee and eligible family members; life and long-term disability insurance; generous vacation and paid holidays; 403(b…
Applications welcome immediately; position open until filled. To be considered, applications must include: 1) a cover letter that a) explains your specific interest in this role, b) addresses how your identity and lived experience have informed your desire to use your skills to advance social justice and c) describes both a traditional communications project and a digital media project you have managed or contributed significantly to that will help us understand your qualifications; and 2) a resume. Submit your application (and/or questions) by email to CommsAssociate@publicadvocates.org.
Applications welcome immediately; position open until filled. To be considered, applications must include: 1) a cover letter that a) explains your specific interest in this role, b…