We are looking for a Coordinator
This will be a one-year full-time (37.5 hours per week) salaried hybrid (remote and in-person) exempt position at the Urban Strategies Council (USC serves as the JRC’s fiscal agent and employer of record). Continuation of employment, beyond one-year, will be contingent on the JRC’s continued funding and Coordinator’s performance. The Coordinator will engage in strategic one-on-ones with core members and support the JRC Steering Committee, which is currently comprised of organizational representatives from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, East Bay Community Law Center, Faith In Action Eastbay, Oakland Rising, and Urban Strategies Council. The Steering Committee an USC will be responsible for supervision of the JRC Coordinator.
The JRC Coordinator will support a three-pronged mission:
1. Expand support and opportunities for productive employment and stable lives for formerly incarcerated people and low-income Black, Indigenous, and people of color in Alameda County who have been historically and systemically impacted by criminalization, over-policing, and mass incarceration.
2. Reduce the disproportionate criminalization and incarceration of Black,
Indigenous, and people of color in Oakland and Alameda County; especially, low income young people of color, by demanding changes in public policies and systems such that public dollars are divested away from mass incarceration, youth incarceration, and policing, and reinvested instead into community-based, community-driven alternatives that create real safety and accountability.
3. Strengthen and build the overall capacity of the JRC to shape public policy and systems change through continued alignment among JRC member organizations and their allies.
● Coordinate long-term strategic planning for the coalition and strategy
implementation among JRC Steering Committee members, general
membership, and allies
● Oversee strategic planning of campaigns and organizing work, ensuring
alignment with JRC’s mission, values, and strategic goals
● Convene general member meetings on a regular basis to develop and
implement campaign strategy
● Develop and mobilize infrastructure to support ongoing activities including
project work plans, timelines, and division of labor
● Lead fund development to sustain staff position(s) and campaigns and provide
fiscal oversight and budget development and management
● Support membership development with strategic recruitment of new members
and engagement with members who are not participating on a regular basis
● Maintain and update JRC foundational documents, e.g., statement of purpose
and goals, accomplishments list, application materials, email distribution lists,
JRC website, social media, action alerts, etc.
● Coordinate and help represent JRC’s vision, values, goals, and demands to
essential stakeholders, including government officials
● Develop internal and external written materials
● Coordinate relevant outreach efforts to support JRC campaigns and events
● Maintain and build relationships with Steering Committee member
organizations through ongoing communication and participation in Steering
● Maintain communications infrastructure to strengthen engagement of JRC
● Work with USC to manage JRC budget, update and maintain JRC financial
records, and meet all JRC administrative/compliance requirements.
● Compile stories from JRC members to share over various communications
● Shepherd the JRC Steering Committee to set and meet fundraising goals and
● Prepare reports and updates to JRC funders (supported by USC).
● Other duties assigned by the JRC Steering Committee
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
● Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and the ability to connect with and
build effective teams of diverse partners across the community
● Experience with issues related to juvenile and adult incarceration as well as
reentry and justice systems reform work
● Minimum of three years’ work experience in one or more of the following:
community organizing, reentry services, justice reform advocacy, labor
organizing, or coalition communications
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills
● Strong writing skills
● Working knowledge of local organizing, advocacy, and landscape, including
criminal justice system actors and policies
● Demonstrated skill and experience in developing campaign strategy,
managing campaigns, and coalition building
● Strong facilitation expertise
● Great attention to administrative detail, including fiscal oversight, budget
planning and management
● Proven ability to manage multiple grants and projects
● Motivated self-starter able to learn and solve problems without heavy
● Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent of lived and work experience with
skills outlined above
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation is commensurate with experience, ranging from $65,000-$75,000
annually. This is a full-time exempt hybrid (remote and in-person) position with
excellent benefits, including 100% coverage of the employee’s medical, dental, and
vision. Employee will receive the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Martin
Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. In
addition, full-time staff receive the day after Thanksgiving, and the week in between
Christmas and New Year’s as paid holidays. Employees accrue California-mandated
sick time. Vacation time is flexible (on an as needed/requested basis), and an
employee-funded retirement plan is available.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER & COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY,
Urban Strategies Council Is An Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic.
Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ identified people, undocumented
people, formerly incarcerated people, or people with family members of currently or
formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply. Please visit the JRC
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No telephone inquiries. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample
describing your interest and qualifications for the position via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: JRC Coordinator Applicant.