Oakland Just Recovery Organizer

Oakland, CA
$20 per hour
Part-time Temporary - 15-25 hours a week
3 Positions available, Positions Open Until Filled

Oakland Just Recovery Organizer

Organization: The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is dedicated to
raising the voices of everyday Californians, neighborhood by neighborhood, so that current and future
generations have the ability to live in stronger communities and have access to expanded opportunities.
ACCE is a statewide community organization working with thousands of members in six counties
creating transformative change by helping ordinary citizens to organize and take action. Some of ACCE’s
priority program areas include:

● Defending vital services by reforming California’s broken fiscal system
● Giving our children the opportunity to succeed through sound education reform
● Fighting for affordable and secure housing by holding banks and corporations accountable for
their bad business practices; and
● Improving access to health care

Please note that ACCE does not provide community services. Rather, we work directly in neighborhoods
with local residents to advocate for the change they want to see in their communities.

The Position:
The Just Recovery Organizer will recruit Oakland residents to get involved in the fight for a Just
Recovery through participation in the City Budget process. The public health and economic
disaster of COVID-19 has only deepened the extreme levels of racial and economic inequity in
the City of Oakland. In this context, the need to build the collective power of low-income and
working class flatland residents has taken on a new urgency. The Just Recovery organizers will
work in the neighborhoods hardest hit by the pandemic to involve as many residents as possible
in the fight for a People’s Budget that rejects austerity and delivers crucial relief for Oakland.
The Just Recovery organizers will work in deep coordination with ACCE Oakland’s Anti-
Displacement Chapter, Black Housing Union, and People Tenants’ Union. This is an excellent
opportunity for someone who wants to be on the front lines of bringing masses of Black and
Latinx people into a powerful movement for racial and economic justice.

The Just Recovery Organizer should be comfortable phone banking and door knocking in low-
income neighborhoods, and skilled at connecting with and organizing alongside poor and
working class Black and Latino community members. Organizing experience is highly desirable
but not necessarily required; on-the-job training will be provided. Black people, People of Color,
Bilingual Spanish speakers and current residents of the flatlands of D5, D6 & D7 are strongly
encouraged to apply. While this is a part-time, temporary (3 month) position, organizers who
excel in this role will have the opportunity to become a full-time, permanent organizer with

This part-time position (not to exceed 25 hours/week) is offered on a 3-month contract and
reports to the ACCE Oakland Deputy Director. The lists of Key Duties and Responsibilities below
are not all-encompassing of job responsibilities related to each position. Occasionally, you may
be asked to perform additional duties as directed by your supervisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities – Just Recovery Organizer:

  • Carry out outreach and recruitment activities, primarily door knocking (following COVID-
    safe protocols) (10-20 hours per week)
  • Turn out ACCE members, allies, and Oakland residents to budget-related community
    meetings, workshops, events, City Council hearings, actions, etc.
  • Organize community members to make calls to elected officials about the Budget
  • Utilize a tracking system to all outreach & organizing activities

Key Qualifications – Just Recovery Organizer

  • You are excited about and available to conduct field outreach in low-income & working
    class Oakland neighborhoods between 2 - 7 pm as we organize when people are most
    likely to be at home.
  • You are skilled at connecting with and organizing alongside low-income and working
    class Black and Latino community members. You have the ability to listen deeply, convey
    ideas clearly, and call people to action.
  • You are a hard worker and you’re determined to win! You are self-motivated, relentless,
    and able to work independently while maintaining a high level of accountability to the
    organization and its members. You consistently follow through on each step of the
    organizing process.
  • You are seeking to grow as an organizer. You welcome and learn from feedback from
    supervisors, peers, and members.
  • You believe in the power of the people. You understand that the change we need will
    come from the bottom, not from the top. You are more interested in the people who’ve
    been locked out of this system than you are in the people who’ve risen to the top of it.

Preferred but not required:

  • You have deep roots in Oakland. You are familiar with Oakland’s unique political
  • You have experience with base building and issue campaigning.
  • You have lived experience with homelessness, housing insecurity, severe rent-
    burden and/or displacement.
  • You are a bilingual Spanish-English speaker.

Compensation: $20/Hr; up 15 - 25 hrs/week

How to apply: send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]!

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