Operations Assistant

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) seeks a part-time Operations Assistant (15-20 hours a week) to join our growing team. 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.

The Operations Assistant is the glue that will keep the organization running administratively. Working closely with the Vice President of Operations, the Operations Assistant will provide admin support to various teams in a fast-paced environment.

Location: San Francisco

Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administrative support to the team, including planning staff meetings, travel, and team events
  • Help oversee remote office spaces needs, including maintaining office supply inventory and equipment
  • Help arranging lodging, transportation, and other logistics when staff are on the road
  • Help manage incoming correspondence from general email inboxes
  • Help with staffing selected events, including visibility tables at conventions and conferences
  • Find ways to make the operations of the organization more effective and efficient
  • Assist with file and asset management — including organizing and archiving physical and digital records
  • Additional administrative duties as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and accurately under deadline
  • Strong project management, multitasking and follow-through skills
  • Experience with the G Suite platform, including Gmail, Google Drive and Calendar
  • Time management skills are a must
  • Budget and expense tracking experience preferred but not required
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Occasional travel and work on nights and weekends
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently

  • California ties a plus

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “OPERATIONS ASSISTANT” 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 Cal EITC, 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