As Oakland Rising approaches over a decade of building progressive political power in the flatlands, we're expanding our team to make sure the next ten years are even bigger and better. As a collaborative of nine leading-edge social justice organizations and a leader in regional and statewide coalitions, employees develop vast networks of relationships, learn across issues and organizing strategies, and help to lead bold, innovative and impactful work. We offer a workplace that invests deeply in the leadership development of our team members, and offers a fast-paced yet fun and caring environment centrally located in downtown Oakland. We now seek team members who are passionate about building power to advance racial, economic and environmental justice, and who are ready to commit to advancing this vision through the 2020 elections. 


Voter Outreach Worker
Field Fundraising Team Member


Voter Outreach Worker


Oakland Rising is a community-led organization focused on supporting candidates and issues that drive a progressive agenda for Oakland’s working-class, immigrant and communities of color living in the flatlands of Oakland. We are currently seeking to fill positions for Voter Outreach workers. Voter Outreach workers will be responsible for contacting thousands of voters by phone and through door-to-door canvassing.

This is a temporary part-time job. Workers will work 6 days a week (Saturday - Thursday) for 5 hours per day, starting as early as May 1st but no later than May 9th, 2019 until June 5th, 2019.

    • Talk to hundreds of people a day about issues facing voters
    • Data entry of results
    • Complete accurate daily reports
    • Willingness and dedication to learning about current political issues

      Minimum Requirements:

    • Must be reliable, and able to work every day of the assignment (five to six hours per day, six days a week, either phone-banking and/or canvassing door-to-door)
    • Shared values with Oakland Rising dedicated to racial, economic and environmental justice
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Self-motivated and able to reach personal goals
    • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to talk clearly and concisely to hundreds of people a day about issues facing our communities
    • Positive attitude, team player and interest in leadership development
    • Ability to do lots of walking Basic computer skills
    • Ability to fill out accurate daily reports
    • Fluency in English required

    Preferred but not required:
    • Previous experience working on a campaign, with a community organization, doing sales, or customer service
    • Automobile with proof of current drivers license and automobile insurance
    • Bilingual English-Spanish or English-Cantonese
    • Familiarity with East and West Oakland

PAY: $18 per hour FOOD: Lunch or dinner will be provided each workday

Application Deadline: End of business day @ 5pm, April 29th, 2019 Please fill out our online application here. If you have any questions, please email

Oakland Rising is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender identity, veteran status or criminal history.



Field Fundraising Team Member

Raise money and organize to help Oakland stand as a beacon of light in the face of attacks on our civil rights, healthcare, immigrant communities, and everything that we care about! For 10 years, Oakland Rising has flexed people to power to overcome special interests and bring about community-driven solutions. Our victories include raising the minimum wage, strengthening protections for renters, creating good jobs at the former Army base, and passing a statewide income tax on millionaires. Transform social change by bringing in money to fuel our work and adding to our base of over 60,000 supporters. Through collaboration and strength in numbers, we will continue to win local fights for inclusion, equity, fairness, and compassion for all.

Join our team and be a part of the movement!

Field Fundraising Team Member
We are hiring part-time paid team members for our field fundraising canvass. Going door-to-door, Field Fundraising Team Members will be responsible for raising funds from new supporters, and building support among Oakland residents around Oakland Rising’s work. Team Members will receive paid training. This is a 20-hour/week job.

***To be considered for the position please fill out our online application.***

PAY: $17 per hour plus pro-rated benefits.


    • Fundraise & Build Support for Racial and Economic Justice: Walk in Oakland neighborhoods and talk one-on-one with residents about financially supporting the work of Oakland Rising and building progressive political power.
    • Use Your Voice: Be an ambassador for Oakland Rising, helping to build name recognition and awareness about our work throughout Oakland.
    • Honestly and accurately report fundraising progress, and demonstrate a commitment to reaching daily, weekly and monthly fundraising goals.


  • Previous experience canvassing, working on a campaign, with a community organization, doing sales, or customer service is a necessity
  • Be comfortable talking to community members one-on-one and asking for financial support
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Dedicated to racial, economic & environmental justice, and advocating for the rights of Oakland’s most historically impacted community members
  • Ability to talk clearly, passionately, and concisely to dozens of people daily about issues facing our communities
  • Physical ability to do lots of walking, going door-to-door in Oakland neighborhoods
  • Positive attitude, team player and interest in leadership development
  • Ability to work weekday afternoons and evenings
  • Ability to fill out accurate nightly reports
  • Ability and willingness to take direction and guidance from supervisors


  • Bilingual English-Spanish or English-Cantonese is a plus. Fluency in English required.
  • Familiarity with Oakland neighborhoods is a plus.

Oakland Rising (a fiscally sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center) is a decade old collaborative of Oakland-based social justice organizations that have a long-term, shared vision for building progressive political power in Oakland. We are committed to building a powerful forward-thinking electorate rooted in low-income, immigrant and communities of color, exercising and expanding our political influence to advance a set of progressive values and policies, aligning our organizations and coordinating with other progressive forces to realize and sustain a progressive vision for Oakland. Oakland Rising is a collaboration between the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Bend the Arc, Causa Justa::Just Cause, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Mujeres Unidas Y Activas, Parent Voices Oakland, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, and St. Mary’s Center.

Our current work focuses on three major goals through which we are developing critical and key pieces of infrastructure necessary to build progressive power in Oakland:
1. Build a permanent political/electoral infrastructure;
2. Exercise and expand political influence; and
3. Align organizations and coordinate with other progressive forces.

Oakland Rising is a fiscally sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center (MSC). MSC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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