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As Oakland Rising approaches ten years 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 2018 and 2020 elections. 

 

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS:

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 and bring in money to fuel our work to protect our most vulnerable community members. 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!

Organize, raise money, and be a member of a small sales team to help Oakland stand as the face of resistance as we fight back attacks on our civil rights, healthcare, immigrant communities, and so many things that we care about! For 10 years, Oakland Rising has flexed people power to overcome special interests and bring about community-driven solutions to advance racial and economic justice. 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 to fund education.  Contribute to social change building the political power of working-class, communities of color and immigrants, as well as independent revenue streams so we’re not beholden to foundations or corporations to do our work. Through collaboration and strength in numbers, we will continue to win local fights for inclusion, equity, fairness, and compassion for all.

POSITION SUMMARY
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.

PRIMARY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

ENCOURAGED:

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

MORE ABOUT OAKLAND RISING:
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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