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Clean Water Action is looking for full time, long-term activists to help protect our environment. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates!

DESCRIPTION As a Clean Water Action Community Organizer, you will work on grassroots environmental and public health campaigns. This position involves environmental education, petitioning, fundraising, and political organizing. 

You will learn strategic communication and analysis skills and gain experience in grassroots lobbying, nonprofit management, political organizing, and fundraising. Our staff consists of committed, professional, highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political staffers within our organization. 

You will gain a strong sense of pride in knowing you are making a difference, knowledge of effective grassroots organizing and campaign strategies, and strengthened communication skills.

Requirements include an ability to thrive in and support a team dynamic, a positive attitude, strong verbal communication skills, interest in environmental and public health issues, motivation, and energy.  Campaign experience is helpful but not required. 

Daily responsibilities include: 

▪ Mobilizing communities by political district. Speaking with community members at their homes and getting them involved in CWA campaigns. 

▪ Educating community members and raising awareness of environmental and public health issues. 

▪ Raising funds to keep Clean Water Action independent and self-sustaining. 

▪ Generating letters to government representatives. 

▪ Working to elect clean water advocates to public office. 


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  Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center:  The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center has a long history of bringing together individuals and organizations of diverse ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds, working side-by-side for a healthy democracy. We bring best practices from our nation’s Civil Rights Movement to the forefront in community education, training, and practice, building strong community partnerships with proven results. Join our team to be part a personally-transforming effort to strengthen democracy. www.mlkfreedomcenter.org, www.facebook.com/mlkfreedomcenter and our YouTube Channel. What we are looking for: The Organizer for Parents, Students and Educators supports and facilitates parent, student and educator leadership and action. The Organizer helps build power with a focus on one-on-one recruiting, home visits, and developing community structures to for long term policy influence. This position has responsibility for organizing, outreach, policy action and communications through community leadership development. The Organizer works with the Education and Community Organizing team in a rigorous, campaign style, nonviolence leadership effort. This position utilizes a coaching approach to relationships, personal transformation and social justice. Ethical leadership coaching provides a framework for self-change.  The Organizer’s responsibilities include cultivating relationships and advancing policy initiatives with education administrators, labor, legislators, civic and community leaders, elders and civil rights leaders, families, and students. This position is an excellent opportunity to join a growing organization with competitive compensation. It is more than a job; it is a calling.  This position’s civic engagement focus is the Oakland/Alameda County region, as well as regular travel to Sacramento, Richmond/Contra Costa, and San Jose/Santa Clara Counties. Requirements:  


  • Two (2) years      of experience working in union organizing, campaign, as a legislative aid      or intern to elected officials, or in a similar community engagement environment.

· Live within a 30 min radius of Oakland.  · A driver’s license, a car, automobile insurance on that vehicle, and a smart phone.   


  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including      evenings and weekends.

· Willingness and ability to travel, including within the state and to other states, including overnight travel. Travel expenses covered.  · Intercultural and intergenerational proficiency: Experience working with people from cultures and backgrounds other than one’s own   


  • Proficient      analytical skills necessary to interpret and develop relationships

· Personal commitment to justice for working people   


  • Ability to      advocate for an organization’s interests and those of its constituents

· Desire and capacity for self-change and personal transformation.  


  • The ability to exercise discretion and independent      judgment 

· Excellent oral and written communication skills  


  • Strong self-initiative, outgoing attitude, and creativity      

· Ability to lift 20 pounds Desirable Qualifications:  


  • Experience in positions with the following types      of employers is highly valued: labor unions, elected officials, progressive      issue advocacy organizations, for instance as a legislative aid, labor rep,      shop steward, or similar.

  • Bilingual or multilingual      is an asset

Salary and Benefits: Organizing positions provide comprehensive fully paid medical and dental benefits and simple IRA for employee after three months, and mileage reimbursement. Salary $54,000/year. How to Apply: To be considered for this position(s), applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest. Your letter of interest should clearly explain how your experience, training, and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. This position is open until filled; however, it is to the applicant's advantage to apply as early as possible. AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

The Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin, political affiliation, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any real or perceived sensory, mental, or physical disability.  


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Clean Water Action is looking for full time, long-term activists to help protect our environment. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates!

DESCRIPTION

As a Clean Water Action Community Organizer, you will work on grassroots environmental and public health campaigns. This position involves environmental education, petitioning, fundraising, and political organizing.

You will learn strategic communication and analysis skills and gain experience in grassroots lobbying, nonprofit management, political organizing, and fundraising. Our staff consists of committed, professional, highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political staffers within our organization.

You will gain a strong sense of pride in knowing you are making a difference, knowledge of effective grassroots organizing and campaign strategies, and strengthened communication skills.

Requirements include an ability to thrive in and support a team dynamic, a positive attitude, strong verbal communication skills, interest in environmental and public health issues, motivation, and energy. Campaign experience is helpful but not required.

Daily responsibilities include:

▪ Mobilizing communities by political district. Speaking with community members at their homes and getting them involved in CWA campaigns.

▪ Educating community members and raising awareness of environmental and public health issues.

▪ Raising funds to keep Clean Water Action independent and self-sustaining.

▪ Generating letters to government representatives.

▪ Working to elect clean water advocates to public office. 


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Position overview: We are looking for a dynamic and experienced leader to steward the Art Center as a participatory space that equitably grows and sustains innovative art practices in Richmond. Fundraising and organizational leadership skills are fundamental to the position.

Position details:

  Advance arts learning and practice in Richmond


  • Implement the Art Center’s Strategic Plan with the board, staff and community stakeholders

  • Ensure that program development, implementation and evaluation are consistent with the Art Center’s mission

  • Identify, engage and collaborate with mission aligned organizations

  Organizational Management


  • Maintain an inclusive, positive, cooperative, healthy and safe environment at the Art Center for all who work, volunteer or visit there in accordance with legal requirements, good employment practices and the Art Center’s mission, vision and values; cultivate respect for relationships with staff and community

  • Lead and manage a team of 15 administrative staff; oversee management of teaching artists and volunteers

  • Oversee administrative and technical support for all Art Center operations and events and ensure the Art Center meets all applicable legal and record-keeping requirements

  • Develop and manage annual budgets; oversee financial controls, practices and reporting

  • Direct the overall development of public relations and oversee marketing initiatives; act as the conduit of communication between staff and the board; identify, assess, and inform the board of internal and external issues that affect the Art Center

  Develop Financial Resources


  • Develop annual, major gifts and special fundraising plans to maintain and increase the Art Center’s funding and fundraising capacity, and oversee implementation of these plans

  • Cultivate and meet with new and existing donors to solicit donations and steward donors

  • Work with the Development Director to identify and secure grants and sponsorships

  • Develop and maintain good relationships with the City of Richmond, the West Contra Costa County Unified School District and other actual and potential Art Center funders

  • Work with Board President to build board involvement in and capacity for fundraising

  • A majority of the ED’s time will be devoted to activities related to the development of financial resources

Experience and Attributes:


  • Strong commitment to equity and diversity in determining the arts’ role in the community

  • Passion to serve Richmond and a knowledge of issues relevant to this community

  • Strong facilitation, presentation and public speaking skills

  • A leader and collaborator with experience working with multiple diverse stakeholders (staff, community, partners, board, volunteers, etc.)

  • MA degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • 5 years minimum experience in an executive director or senior leadership role

  • Success in grant writing and annual and major gift fundraising efforts, preferably for organizations with budgets exceeding $500,000

  • Experience in public events planning, art education and cultural, social and fine arts programming

  • Experience managing staff

  • Able to travel locally, sometimes work evenings and weekends

  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

About the Richmond Art Center: For over 80 years, the Richmond Art Center has served residents of Richmond and surrounding communities through studio programs, exhibitions, off-site classes, and special initiatives for community-wide impact. The Richmond Art Center’s mission is to be a catalyst in Richmond for learning and living through art. Our organizational values - relevance, equity and creativity - guide our programming. The strategic priorities outlined in the Art Center’s current Strategic Plan are:


  1. Be leaders in contemporary and intersectional thinking about art, artistic expression and arts education

  2. Attract, develop, support and retain leadership, staff, community partnerships and audiences who embody the diversity of the Richmond Bay Area

  3. Ensure that highly effective and cohesive communication, collaboration and internal operations systems are in place

  4. Generate resources to support organizational capacity, facilities improvement and programmatic growth

To apply:

Email PDF cover letter and resume to applynow@richmondartcenter.org, with “ED application” in the subject line

The Richmond Art Center is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.


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Job Description

We are an award-winning hands-on cooking school and event venue with two professional teaching kitchens in Berkeley and Oakland. We have been in business for 14 years and have recently expanded our operations to include our larger school in Oakland.

We have an immediate opening for an enthusiastic and creative sales lead to increase sales volume for our organization. With our recent expansion, we are primed and ready for significant growth. The right sales lead will drive sales by growing our client base and fostering existing client relationships and community partnerships.

The sales lead must manage priorities, be a self-starter, and be extremely motivated. Effective oral and written communication skills and a professional, outgoing demeanor are essential for the position as responsibilities include outreach and solicitation. Base compensation depends on experience/plus sales commission and/or bonus. Benefits include paid vacation.

Responsibilities
• Contact existing and prospective customers to book private parties, team building and corporate wellness events.
• Educate potential customers about the benefits of team-building and corporate wellness events.
• Recommend event formats to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.
• Hand-off event leads to team members and/or follow through to final booking, depending on volume and final role negotiation.
• Develop and implement strategies to find new customers and collaborate with community partners to drive brand awareness.

Requirements and Skills
• Experience with outside sales for a minimum of 2 years with demonstrated sales achievement
• Desired experience in the food industry with a combination of sales, customer relations, menu development and/or as a chef
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Service oriented
• Active listening
• Social perceptiveness
• Critical thinking
• Negotiation
• Relationship building
• Calendar management
• Attention to detail
• Proficient in G Suite and Microsoft Office


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