It is a great pleasure to announce that liz suk, who has been holding down shop as our Interim, is Oakland Rising’s new Executive Director! After a robust public search, our Executive Committee offered liz the position knowing that her 25+ years of nonprofit management experience combined with her deep commitment to the liberation of BIPOC communities makes her an ideal candidate (full bio). liz is excited to see the organization through upcoming changes including expansion into Alameda County and incorporating art and culture into our civic engagement campaigns. Join us in welcoming liz to her role as Executive Director!
“Thank you to the collaborative partners of Oakland Rising for entrusting me to carry the baton after the many years of strong leadership from Jessamyn. I don’t take lightly the task to lead this multi-racial collaborative and hope to bring a renewed energy to building power for racial, economic, and environmental justice in Oakland and Alameda County. I’m ready for the challenge and look to partner and strengthen our collective power for liberation of BIPOC communities.”

We are also expanding our leadership team with the creation of a new position – Deputy Director. We seek a skilled organizer and coalition-builder concrete skills in organizing and policy campaigns with management experience to serve as our new Deputy Director. The successful candidate will: 
    – confidently cultivate and build the relationships necessary to sustain and grow our projects; and 
    – understand the importance of aligning and building the power of movement organizations in Oakland and Alameda County. 

Does this sound like you or someone you know? We are committed to supporting the leadership development of Black and Indigenous people in this role. Please help us find the right candidate by sharing the job announcement to your networks. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 15th.