Thursday, December 16, 2010

Green Dot Public Schools Posting

Manager, Community and Parent Engagement

Green Dot Public Schools (, the leading public charter schools operator in Los Angeles and an important catalyst for education reform in the State of California, is looking for a manager of Community and Parent Engagement to coordinate student recruitment, parent education, and community involvement efforts.

The salary for this position will be between $60,000 and $80,000, based upon experience.


* Manage student recruitment practices for Green Dot schools
o Define and develop student recruitment recommended practices (processes and tools)
o Work with schools sites to implement of recommended practices
o Maintain data systems to support student recruitment and enrollment
* Form a community of practice with parent coordinators at Green Dot school sites
o Assist home office operations department and parent coordinators in codifying school site practices
o Work with other home office departments to create training and professional development programs for parent coordinators
o Develop tools, systems and processes to help parent coordinators better reach parents
* Develop outreach collateral for student recruitment and community campaigns
o Develop multi-media (websites, radio ads, tv ads, dvd’s) and print materials (brochures, flyers, etc.) to support outreach
* Execute community outreach campaigns (for student recruitment and new school openings) and manage grassroots outreach
o Manage a team of community organizers
o Train and develop organizers on messaging and community outreach
o Track effectiveness of community outreach activities and results
o Plan and execute grassroots events
o Maintain contact management database


* MS Office products such as MS PowerPoint, Publisher, Word and Excel.
* Knowledge of community organizing, outreach and advocacy, grassroots marketing and/or political campaigns
* Bi-literate in Spanish a plus


* Work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse “start-up” and environment.
* Communicate clearly and effectively in both verbal and written forums
* Interact effectively with others using excellent interpersonal skills (excellent customer service orientation)
* Handle a variety of tasks. Set priorities to successfully complete them.
* Complete assigned tasks and projects in a timely and effective manner.
* Exercise discretion in the dissemination of information.


At least 5 years experience in organizing, grassroots marketing or public relations, and have experience managing diverse teams and community organizing campaigns


* Bachelor’s degree in required (graduate degree a plus) in Political Science or Education
* All candidates must pass drug screening and background checks.

Salary range: $65k - 75k


We require all candidates to complete an online application at

First time Green Dot applicants:

* “Register” at the link above, and check the Position of “Professional Executive”. You may check more than one Position, but be sure that “Professional Executive” is one of those that you check.
* Once you submit your registration, follow the instructions that appear on your screen for the role of Professional Executive.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

All of Us or None Opportunity

Job Description – Los Angeles Organizer

All of Us or None is an organization of formerly-incarcerated people, prisoners, and our families. We are a civil and human rights movement, working to win full restoration of rights for people when they come out of jail or prison, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination that we encounter because of past convictions and imprisonment.

To assist with the every day operations, growth, and activities of All of Us or None-Los Angeles
To help build, consolidate and coordinate All of Us or None chapters in Southern California

§ Outreach and Membership development:
§ Develop partnerships with community organizations and service providers, attend community meetings representing All of Us or None
§ Participate in chapter development strategies: outreach, membership and volunteer recruitment and follow-up
§ Assist in developing leadership training and political education curriculum
§ Define, delegate, and coordinate tasks for interns and volunteers
§ Maintain database of members and allies
§ Campaign Planning and Public Advocacy
§ Meet and correspond with elected officials to advocate for full restoration of our rights, particularly focusing on Ban the Box in Los Angeles County as a whole
§ Coordinate the Ban the Box Organizing Committee – develop agendas, notify members of meetings, ensure follow up on designated tasks
§ Assist in formulation of strategies and activities to move campaigns forward
§ Participate in public speaking opportunities on behalf of the campaign and All of Us or None
§ Develop methods for volunteers and members to engage in effective public advocacy and public education
§ Attend conferences and coalition events to promote the All of Us or None program
§ Fund-Raising
§ Represent All of Us or None and LSPC during site visits with funders
§ Review grant proposals
§ Develop grassroots fund-raising strategies, including major donor outreach
§ Regional Coordination:
§ Meet with members from other Southern California chapters quarterly
§ Post action items to for all Southern California chapters
§ Participate in monthly statewide conference calls
§ Assist in regional coordination of statewide campaigns (such as voter education outreach)
§ Follow up with contacts in Southern California expressing interest in founding an All of Us or None Organizing Committee, or launching a Ban the Box campaign

Formerly-incarcerated person, or extensive knowledge of and experience with the criminal justice system
Understanding of All of Us or None policy goals and overall program
Critical understanding of the criminal justice system, the barriers faced by people returning home from prison, and a passion to impact policy in this area
Broad commitment to social justice organizing and principles
Desire and ability to build leadership among formerly-incarcerated people
Able to travel and work some weekends –should own a car, have a drivers’ license and insurance

Required Skills:
Good administrative skills: able to organize and access information, answer phone and e-mail messages, keep well-organized paper and electronic files
WORD, Excel, and e-mail/Internet computer skills
Strong communication skills – oral and written: ability to write letters and present our point of view clearly
Self-starter/self-motivated: Able to work with minimum supervision, Able to define next steps
Critical thinking skills: able to think strategically, able to define and plan next steps
Able to accept direction from All of Us or None program staff regardless of race, gender, age, class, or sexual orientation
Ability to interact, respect, and communicate across all lines that divide us: race, class, age, gender, sexual orientation
Some fund-raising experience helpful
Open-minded, good listening skills
Commitment to follow up with organizing and networking contacts
Reliable and responsible; a team member
Policy advocacy experience, and/or knowledge of local and statewide political process a plus
Able to travel and to work some weekends, late nights, and early mornings

Salary Range:
$35,000-$40,000, depending on Experience. Medical benefits included.

Applicants should submit a resumé and cover letter detailing your experience and qualifications, and why you want to work with All of Us or None by December 23rd at 5pm PST. Please send your application to (preferred), or by mail to:

Melissa Burch
c/o A New Way of Life
P.O. Box 875288
Los Angeles, CA 90087

For more information, contact Melissa Burch at or (323-357-8431)

Melissa Burch, Director of Programs
A New Way of Life Reentry Project
323-357-8431 (tel)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Venice Family Clinic Opportunity

Full time MSW/LCSW position available at the Venice Family Clinic.

Majority of the work is in Spanish and includes crisis intervention, short term therapy and same day assessments. If you are interested – please apply through the UCLA website - the position is through the David Geffen School of Medicine and the number is H55269

Sunday, December 5, 2010

CPAF Opportunity

Center for the Pacific Asian family is looking for Development Manager.

Development Manager (PDF)