Field Organizer

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) seeks a Field Organizer to join our growing team based in Los Angeles. One of the core strengths of GSO is our commitment to community organizing. We are able to engage key local stakeholders, elected officials and community members in our efforts to educate low-income workers, parents, older Californians and young adults about the federal and California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). In addition, we leverage these relationships for our advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington, DC and other culture changing campaigns we run to ensure financial security for low-income workers. Our focus is on reaching workers who would be impacted the most by the CalEITC and other public benefit programs, specifically single moms, parents, older Californians and young adults. As a statewide organization, GSO has four offices across the state. Therefore, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and know how to work independently with excellent communication skills for working with remote regional offices. A sense of humor is mandatory.

Location: Los Angeles County

Responsibilities:

  • Engage and build relationships with key local stakeholders and partner organizations, including elected officials and community leaders
  • Plan and execute events with stakeholders, partners and allied organizations
  • Establish an organizational presence amongst community members, organizations, government entities and elected offices
  • Meet and track goals and deliverables including but not limited to events, volunteer recruitment, collateral distribution and partner engagement 
  • Represent GSO at community events and speaking engagements

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in community organizing preferred
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong project management, multitasking and follow-through skills
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, occasional statewide travel is required
  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent relationship building skills

  • Creative, innovative problem solving skills
  • A sense of humor 
  • Ability to work independently as well as be a team player
  • Excellent communications skills, including writing, public speaking and internal communications
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) verbal and written language skills preferred
  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles County assets, local organizations, and local elected representatives a plus
  • A commitment to ending poverty and creating financial security for all

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “LA FIELD ORGANIZER” in the email subject line.

Golden State Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and will give equal consideration to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


About GSO

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) has quickly become one of the most effective anti-poverty organizations in the country. With our principal program, CalEITC4Me, we have led in the creation and expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), one of the strongest tools to alleviate poverty while stimulating the economy.

Through innovative digital outreach, grassroots organizing, coalition building, earned and paid media, and mobile messaging campaigns, GSO runs a multi-layered and cost-effective outreach program to spread awareness of the California and Federal EITC, as well as other public benefits, and promotes free tax preparation services.

In just this last year, GSO led in the effort to successfully double the CalEITC, increasing it to a $1 billion program, and making it one of the largest anti-poverty initiatives in the country. We helped over 4 million families in California receive $4 billion through the California and Federal EITC.

 

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"The promise of America is that hard work should be honored with financial security. We founded Golden State Opportunity to ensure that promise holds true for everyone. We won’t be satisfied by anything less than a future where everyone lives with financial security."
— JOSEPH N. SANBERG, FOUNDER OF GOLDEN STATE OPPORTUNITY