Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We develop strategies to put an end to policies and practices holding Black people back while championing the solutions that move all people forward. As a national force driven by over one million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more humane and less hostile world for Black people in America. In 2005, Color Of Change was founded in response to the realization that during the Hurricane Katrina crisis, no one was afraid to disappoint Black people. There were no consequences for Black people being left stranded on their roofs to die, nor was there sufficient infrastructure among Black communities to aggregate our power and demand them for those that perpetuated or refused to acknowledge the tragic injustice. Color Of Change impacts lives by introducing accountability into the systems of decision-making. We leverage emerging technologies and our media savvy and sharp focus to build the power it takes to move decision-makers in corporations, media and government to drive meaningful change for Black people in service of ending injustice for all oppressed groups.

Jul 02, 2019
  We are looking for an exceptional, experienced, and highly dedicated Executive Assistant. The coveted candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced, collaborative, and strategic growth-focused environment, and is ideal for an impeccably organized, superbly detail-oriented individual with a strong interest in racial and social justice issues. If you’re passionate about utilizing your expertise and administrative skills to enhance daily workflow and impact during this unique time in history, we want you to bring your talents and acumen into the inner workings of the movement.   Job Responsibilities Calendar Management & Complex Travel Coordination Coordinate the schedule of your direct manager with a strong understanding of shifting and regular priorities, while working closely with other members of your team to maximize impact and workflow Lead scheduling internally and externally with various internal teams on behalf of your direct manager, acting as a key liaison and representative for your team Flawlessly manage and coordinate various travel arrangements for your direct manager and/or those collaborating with your team, ensuring accuracy, efficiency and impeccable attention to detail with shifting needs and priorities Execute all meetings and events, coordinating contractors and vendors as needed Create meetings and associated timelines; prepare and distribute meeting notifications, agenda materials, and manage all correspondence and meeting execution with the highest level of accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail       Data Entry & Records Management Ensure efficiency, accuracy and quality control for financial reports, tracking and reconciling all expenses in collaboration with the Finance department Complete and submit timesheets and department invoices effectively and efficiently, minimizing any margin of error or risk Collaborate with other team members and departments to produce and/or collect accurate data for reports and other actionable items for your direct manager Manage and update your team’s shared files with the most current content for briefings, travel, meeting schedule, etc. with ultimate discretion Take meeting notes and share next steps with collaborators as needed; attend working group meetings, record and circulate minutes   Additional Administrative Responsibilities Lead and support administrative projects; ensuring that they are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner, continually updating your direct manager with status reports Manage and/or support special event invitation process and confirmations, vetting requests and strategic content while working closely with your team Provide support for other administrative positions and duties as required, including event management Travel independently (10-30%) in support of engagements   QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will be extremely proactive and convey administrative excellence, exercising complete discretion and poise under pressure, while demonstrating effective written and oral communication skills. Candidates with excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments will excel in this role.  You should have: A minimum of 3-6 years of experience in an administrative role supporting a senior level principal or an Executive level office (nonprofit/social justice organization experience preferred) Demonstrated experience crafting internal and external facing client/partner communications and high-level proficiency in MS Office Impeccable verbal, written, research, communication and deck creation skills, and experience Demonstrated alignment with Color Of Change’s mission, and a strong commitment to racial and/or social justice Excellent organizational skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas in clear, concise terms (verbally and written) Ability to prioritize competing projects and multi-task across a broad spectrum of collaborators, based in various office locations or working remotely Ability to exercise independent judgment and take initiative in an environment with shifting priorities Able to work independently in a face-paced environment, with a proactive approach Dedication and ability to work flexible hours, and travel (30-50%) Commitment to confidentiality and ability to exercise absolute discretion       HOW TO APPLY Click the "Apply for this position" link below and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.     MORE INFORMATION The salary for the Executive Assistant position is $72,000. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.     Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.
ColorOfChange Oakland, CA, USA Administration / Clerical
Jul 02, 2019
Color Of Change seeks an entrepreneurial-minded Sr. Development Database Manager in Oakland who will be charged with building a new best-in-class database infrastructure; developing internal policies and protocols and ensuring the highest level of team fidelity. The right candidate will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle competing priorities. The Sr. Development Database Manager will begin the role by assessing the organization's current tools within the first 30 -days. You will be asked and be charged with developing more effective policies and procedures within the first 90days. This role will oversee all database/CRM maintenance, data analysis, reporting, cleaning, and requests for information across COC’s three organizational entities: 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PAC.   This position reports directly to the Sr. Director of Development and will work closely with the Director of Individual Giving and Director of Institutional Partnerships to support the team’s infrastructure. In addition, this role has one full-time direct report: Development Coordinator.     CORE RESPONSIBILITIES Oversee all functions of database management including data and gift entry, volunteer management, clean up and reporting. Oversee all gift efforts by developing, maintaining, and updating information on new and existing donor prospects. Routinely examine and clean current data records to ensure data accuracy to eliminate duplicate records, inconsistent data to maintain overall database integrity and accuracy of data imported into the database. Process contributions received through all giving mechanisms and disseminate information to Development and Finance teams. Create and manage department dashboard for analysis, tracking metrics, fundraising and financial reporting. Identify data that is to be captured and recorded in database and assist the Director of Institutional Partnerships and Director of Individual Giving in determining the best structure. Develop MS Excel spreadsheets tools to manipulate data where database tools are insufficient. Interacts with all necessary departments (particularly Finance) to analyze and gather report requirements for generating criteria and output. Commitment to develop and maintain internal policies and procedures to ensure the quality and integrity of the database. Create and maintain standard queries and reports while working cross-functionally to report revenue and inform protocols related to gift processing. Work with Finance and Development team to reconcile projected revenue with actuals.   WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO IS:   A Relationship Builder. You are genuinely committed to being effective versus being right, and possess strong listening skills. You like learning what motivates people, what inspires their generosity, and makes them feel appreciated. You have the ability to initiate, organize and manage projects and to interface successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.   Persistent and Optimistic. You are intrinsically motivated and undaunted by ambitious goals. You have the creativity and tenacity to find your way around a “no” answer to a more productive “not right now,” “maybe,” or,best yet, “yes.”   Exceptional in Written Communication and Quantitative Analysis. Demonstrated ability to design and implement systems for tracking and reporting revenue deemed invaluable and user-friendly by fundraisers and senior leaders to track progress against goals.   Your working style is about creating order and planning ahead. You are a strategic thinker who always has their end goal in sight. You are a skilled project manager and keep yourself and others on your team on track within timelines.   An Organizational Maven. You can manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems, and processes with clarity and attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently initiate and complete multiple tasks on time.   Adaptable and Flexible. You can handle any curveball, and in fact, you expect them. You can meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Additionally, you are strategic and have the ability to pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take shape. You can and are willing to travel 15% of the time between offices.   WHAT YOU WILL NEED: In this role and organization, strategic thinking and adaptability are paramount. While experience in a similar role in the civil rights sector is not required, a commitment to civil rights and racial justice is. A qualified candidate should have:  Ideally 10+ years of professional experience with demonstrated database/CRM management experience. Talent manager with at least 4+ years of experience directly managing staff . Successful track record designing and implementing systems, and training staff on database protocol. Proficiency with financial statements and/or experience working with generally accepted principles of finance and accounting. Strong quantitative data and analytical skills, with an ability to manage and analyze large data sets A desire to use and analyze data in creative ways to drive and measure results. Expertise in Microsoft Excel, Keynote, and Google Docs. Deep commitment to and understanding of current social justice issues that intersect race, media, economics, criminal justice, gender, and climate justice. Experience working within a structured and effective Development department and ability to bring an entrepreneurial approach both to their career path and development work.     HOW TO APPLY Click the "Apply for this position" link below and submit a resume and COC-specific cover letter. Applications will be received on a rolling basis.     MORE INFORMATION The salary for the Sr. Development Database Manager position is $80,000. This is a full-time exempt position. Color Of Change also offers a competitive benefits package.     Color Of Change (COC) is an equal opportunity employer. COC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.
ColorOfChange Oakland, CA, USA Information / Web
Jul 02, 2019
The Development Team of Color Of Change (COC) ensures there are sufficient resources for COC to remain a powerful influencer across broad segments of the progressive movement. We are creative and passionate professionals committed to excellence in the pursuit of Color Of Change’s mission. We are committed to racial equity in America and building an effective, unapologetic and unrelenting opposition-- built to win media wars and win back hearts and minds; block destructive policies from taking effect; mobilize missions of people to define the majority, and ultimately govern the country. We do this through driving COC’s resource development strategy and infrastructure, to advance the Color Of Change mission.   POSITION DESCRIPTION Color Of Change seeks two Associate Grant Writers (Associate Writers) that will integrate their deep passion and general understanding of social and racial equity concepts, policies, activities in America to create compelling solutions and narratives on how institutions and foundations can partner with Color Of Change to advance its mission. Through leveraging data insights from our studies and campaigns the Associate Writers, under the direction of the Director of Institutional Partnerships will chiefly be responsible for supporting the identification of potential fits between grantor funding priorities and COC’s mission as well as writing and editing letters of intent, grant applications and proposals, and preparing timely reports to funding sources on grants received. This position will report to the Director of Institutional Partnerships. Core Responsibilities Supports all research activities for potential grant opportunities that align with COC’s mission by performing prospect research on foundations and informing all relevant internal stakeholders of grant opportunities and eligibility requirements regularly. Ensures that standard elements such as qualifications statements, staff biographies, support letters, and required funder forms are accurate and readily available. Supports the development of case statements and narratives to identify strategic areas for program growth that describe COC’s campaigns in a way that will inspire funding interest that fuels our media, criminal & economic justice, and power & voice work. Responsible for identification, research, and strategic outreach for new and existing institutional and foundation partners. Supports the submission of proposals, applications, letters of interest, and concept papers by synthesizing campaign and organizational needs and goals into provoking proposals. This also may involve developing and executing work plans and timelines, meeting facilitation, quality assurance, internal communications with internal/ external partners and funders, and final submission. Facilitates grantor understanding of Color Of Change by supporting the organization of interactions with the appropriate COC staff, board members and donors. This may include sharing information about COC with grantors, arranging and conducting video/conference calls, and site visits. Any other duties as assigned to help advance COC’s fundraising strategy and organizational infrastructure. We’re Looking For Someone Who Is: Creative: You can conceptualize and describe funding needs in a way that is compelling to prospects, donors, board members, and other stakeholders. You have a knack for designing logic models and conveying information and research that is compelling, clear, and analytic in style. An Organizational Maven: You can manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems, and processes with clarity and attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently meet deadlines. Adaptable and Flexible: You can handle any curveball, and in fact, you expect them. You can meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Additionally, you are strategic and have the ability to pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take shape.  You can and are willing to travel if needed. A Self Starter: You have the ability to initiate, organize and manage projects, and to interface successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach. Collaborative: You see yourself as central to cultivating productive relationships with contacts across the social and racial justice space including agencies, movement builders, advocacy organizations, and academia.   What You Will Need: Professional Experience: A minimum of one (1) year of professional/ progressive work experience in proposal or program development. Experience Generating Funding For Racial and Social Equity Movements: You have a deep passion and broad but general understanding of the racial and social equity ecosystem as well as the concepts and agents that are funding and pushing the work forward. You have had exposure to drawing insights from outcomes data and/or crafting LOIs, concept papers, proposals and stewardship materials for progressive institutions that have secured significant, multi-year gifts. Mission Alignment: You have enthusiasm, familiarity and demonstrated alignment with Color Of Change’s mission and campaigns and also a commitment to building/deepening your commitment to racial justice. You are steadfast in your support of COC’s long-term sustainability and are committed to a career with impact.   COMPENSATION The salary for the Associate Grant Writer is $73,000. Color Of Change offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation and holiday schedules and medical, dental and disability insurances.   Color Of Change is an equal opportunity employer. Color Of Change prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.   APPLICATION SUBMISSION Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 
ColorOfChange Oakland, CA, USA Development