In 2017, Advancement Project California (along with our partners California Calls, PICO California, and USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity) launched RACE COUNTS and an online interactive tool (www.racecounts.org). RACE COUNTS is a comprehensive research and policy-analysis platform that tracks racial disparities across the state. Through cutting-edge, rigorous analysis, RACE COUNTS ranks all of California’s counties across seven key issue areas: Democracy, Economic Opportunity, Crime & Justice, Health Care Access, Healthy Built Environments, Education, and Housing. The primary goal of this project is to develop research and analysis that support community-led initiatives to transform antiquated public systems that have long oppressed California’s communities of color
The Manager will be based at Advancement Project California, but will support the Initiative’s Steering Committee to: 1) design and sustain a statewide outreach and training program; 2) manage the initiative’s ongoing research and policy development agenda; and 3) support various partner’s advocacy campaigns including, the development of research briefs to support community organizers and leaders. The successful applicant must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice, documented project management skills, a track record of overseeing multiple streams of work at the same time, be self-motivated, flexible, and great at fostering creative and collaborative spaces.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and implement a statewide outreach and training program in coordination with partner organizations.
- Serve as primary point of contact to coordinate presentation and training requests. The Manager may serve as the primary presenter/trainer. Additionally, the Manager will provide coordination support for others who may be speaking on behalf of the initiative including, but not limited to the Executive Director, other Advancement Project staff, or Steering Committee partners.
- Provide strong project management and coordination of all RACE COUNTS research, policy development, communications, and partner engagement efforts.
- Serve as primary liaison between Advancement Project California and RACE COUNTS partners whether they be local or statewide community-based advocates or governmental leaders.
- Support the Executive Director and Advancement Project California staff in managing crossprogrammatic initiatives (specifically related to RACE COUNTS) and support internal staff capacitybuilding efforts to integrate and leverage RACE COUNTS data in their work.
- Coordinate the development of content in support of internal and external communications efforts.
- Participate in organization-wide planning, development, and communication activities, as needed and ensure adherence to Advancement Project California’s goals and policies.
- Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
- The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Sincere and demonstrated commitment to advancing social and racial justice progress for the highestneed communities.
- 5+ years of experience in public policy advocacy, research and/or community-based organizing (beyond summer or short-term internships). Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties may be considered.
- 3+ years of experience with project management.
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public policy, law, or the social sciences preferred.
- Strong public speaking and training skills.
- Experience with state and county government policies and processes preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong analytic and research skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work with diverse communities, leaders, and staff.
- High computer proficiency.
- Ability to take on responsibilities independently with only general supervision.
- Ability to multi-task under deadlines and work well under pressure.
- Must be able to travel nationally, stateside and/or locally on occasion.
- Physical Demands:
- Occasionally must be able to move office supplies and equipment weighing up to 15 pounds across the office or during events.
- Competitive compensation depending on experience. Includes full health, dental and retirement benefits.
- Please email cover letter, resume and a policy-related writing sample to:
- Jorge Jimenez
- Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration
- Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.