Careers

GSO was founded to ensure the success of the CalEITC and to continue the fight for financial well-being for all Californians. GSO’s flagship program, CalEITC4Me, utilizes innovative digital outreach and storytelling, grassroots organizing, media outreach, public advocacy, and mobile messaging to increase participation for both the CalEITC and federal EITC.

Today, GSO is a leading statewide advocacy organization working to end poverty and ensure everyone can meet life’s basic needs and invest in their future. GSO’s leadership and advocacy for low-income workers led California to establish the Young Child Tax Credit and expand CalEITC eligibility to include anyone 18+ and all ITIN holders, making CalEITC one of the strongest and most inclusive EITC programs in the country.

Open Positions

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage, and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.

GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of this community as well. 

Do you have a wide network that includes health care and community-based organizations? Are you outgoing and excited about helping others? Are you committed to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive opportunities to end poverty?  

GSO is currently welcoming proposals from interested California-based outreach consultants for a 4-month contract to provide strategic programmatic work in the health and wellness space to work with health care service providers who serve under-served, disadvantaged, and medically vulnerable households by recruiting them to engage in a robust and ambitious campaign to share information on how the California Earned Income Tax Credit can help provide basic support in these difficult times — particularly for working women, young women, and working families. 

Health care workers as deeply trusted messengers in vulnerable communities, especially among Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) holders, will be key to the campaign. The EITC is proven to have positive impacts on the health outcomes of patients — pregnant women have healthier pregnancies, higher birth weights, and lower infant mortality rates, and families, kids stay in school longer, are more successful, and go on to earn more than their parents. Health care organizations can help mitigate the toxic stress of poverty with information about how to claim the EITC. 

The contract scope of work may include, but is not limited to:

  • Utilize extensive health care partners network and dedication to community outreach to identify and secure partners for the program and seamlessly convert them to “Health 2 Wealth” partners across industries including health care, health insurance, and public programs
  • Provide outreach, program design, program management and  metrics tracking to achieve maximum results – on time and exceeding goals
  • Lead training and meeting facilitation
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to develop collateral and training material

Submission Requirements 

Proposals must include the following elements:

  1. An overview of your background, leadership and services
  2. A snapshot of your past and existing clients, including possible case studies to showcase strategic approach
  3. An overview of your process structure
  4. An overview of your cost structure with details on your proposed monthly retainer and any supplemental billing practices 

All submissions must be received by Friday, January 22, 2021:

Via Email:
proposals@goldenstateopportunity.org

Via Mail:
Golden State Opportunity
345 California Street, #600
San Francisco, CA 94104

No submissions will be reviewed prior to the deadline.

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.

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage, and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.

GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of these communities as well. 

Location: Flexible in California

Start Date: January 2021

About the Position

GSO is seeking an experienced, politically-informed, results driven communications professional to oversee the growth of the Communications Department and lead the department’s strategic development and daily execution of an ambitious agenda to end poverty. The Communications Director will oversee the communications, media, social media, and brand strategies for GSO and work closely with the Campaigns Director and other senior staff to develop and implement multi-channel campaigns to achieve our mission. The ideal candidate will be passionate about ending poverty, deeply knowledgeable about the power of authentic storytelling to inform and inspire, and experienced building a brand and a narrative that reaches not only low-income communities of color but also a national audience of donors, advocates, volunteers, policymakers, and corporate and community partners.

 The Director of Communications reports directly to the GSO President and will initially manage the Press Secretary, Graphic Designer, and external consultants.

 Responsibilities

  •  Strengthen Golden State Opportunity organizational messaging, aligning across all channels and developing engaging narratives to amplify our impact
  • Increase awareness and understanding of Golden State Opportunity, its programs, and its impact across multiple audiences
  • Lead and implement a rebranding process and maintain quality and consistency of GSO’s brand, credibility, and voice throughout all external communications
  • Identify or create moments to generate visibility for GSO and its leadership
  • Write op-eds, news releases, and other thought leadership pieces; review and approve partner press releases as appropriate
  • Develop grassroots leaders, allies, and staff as spokespeople to share stories and deliver compelling messages. 
  • Coordinate with the Campaigns Team to support outreach, educational and advocacy campaigns 
  • Monitor local, state, and national press for relevant stories and hooks and coordinate timely responses to emerging media opportunities. 
  • Help position GSO as ‘go-to’ source for media on its issue areas
  • Build and inspire a first-rate team of communications professionals 
  • Utilize data, instinct, and experience to create and meet goals and metrics
  • Manage vendors for multiple grant deliverables

 Skills and Experience

  •  10+ years of management experience in the public relations or communications field
  • Existing relationships with California and national media outlets, especially in the financial and political sectors
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including strong editing skills
  • Demonstrated leadership in planning and executing a comprehensive strategic communications program, balancing short- and longer-term objectives while dealing with the big picture
  • Track record of creative use of new media technologies and design to advance goals
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative work style and excellent management skills
  • Experience with brand creation and management
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and lead multiple projects, activities, and actions with competing deadlines and levels of urgency
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Deep passion for economic equity and belief in GSO’s mission and theory of change

 Desired Qualifications

  •  Fluency in written and verbal Spanish
  • Experience building communications team and growing an organization
  • Political understanding of state and national anti-poverty landscape and audiences

Benefits

 Current benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick time allowance
  • 14 paid holidays a year
  • Monthly phone allowance
  • Enrollment in employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan

To Apply

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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

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.

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage, and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.

GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of these communities as well. 

Location: Flexible in California

Start Date: January 2021

About the Position

Golden State Opportunity seeks a Development Director who is ready to build a national development operation almost from the ground up. GSO raises approximately $4M annually now and needs to grow that to more than $10M over the next five years. GSO has a strong base of foundation support and funding from the State of California for its current core program, so it needs to build more robust individual and corporate giving programs. 

If the idea of building your own program, recruiting your own top-notch team members and building a powerhouse 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and federal PAC in service of ending poverty in America excites you, then this is the job for you. The ideal candidate will have senior management experience in a successful and diverse development operation and will already know what is needed to be successful: planning, researching, and executing plans, meeting metrics and benchmarks, and knowing how — and loving — to raise money. GSO’s next Development Director will have proven experience prospecting, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with major donors and be comfortable, and experienced in, securing seven-figure gifts.

GSO is currently a small but growing team. The Development Director will report directly to the President (who also loves to raise money) and will collaborate with other members of the senior management team. The Development Director will have direct reports.

Responsibilities

  • Build and execute an annual and long-term development plan, including all aspects of a program including major gifts, annual campaigns, foundation grants, corporate giving, and other funding sources including low-dollar email solicitations 
  • Develop both long- and short-range operational plans to strengthen, grow, and track the progress of the development department
  • Leverage volunteer opportunities, site visits, special events, and donor benefits as cultivation and engagement tools
  • Effectively establish and maintain a donor research system and CRM database
  • Actively monitor portfolio results and modify strategy as necessary
  • Engage the President, Board Members, and donor volunteers in fundraising efforts as appropriate
  • Provide revenue forecasts, and accurate and timely activity and pipeline reports

Skills and Experience

  • 7+ years of front-line experience in managing development programs
  • Experience running complex 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and political action committees
  • Proven track record in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from donors
  • Innovative, creative, strategic, and analytical thinker
  • Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and meet firm deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, and convey information clearly and succinctly
  • Establish working relationships and interact effectively with a wide range of people internally and externally
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteer leadership and senior staff, involving them, as appropriate, in the cultivation and solicitation process for major donors
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Deep passion for economic equity and belief in GSO’s mission and theory of change

Benefits

 Current benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick time allowance
  • 14 paid holidays a year
  • Monthly phone allowance
  • Enrollment in employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan

To Apply

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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR”” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

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.

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage, and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.

GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of these communities as well. 

Location: San Francisco 

Start Date: January 2021

 About the Position

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) seeks an experienced Executive Assistant to join its growing team. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced, organized, detail-oriented self-starter with a great attitude. This role will manage and support the daily workflow of the President and Vice President.  This person should be able to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the office. The candidate must be enthusiastic, flexible, well-organized and a team player with strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Should have the ability to operate well in a remote office environment with a rapidly growing organization. Must be extremely detail oriented, an excellent planner and excel at managing multiple projects at once.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a trusted partner, maintaining confidentiality and professionalism in all situations
  • Effective calendar management, coordinating internal and external meetings including but not limited to team meetings, full staff meetings, board meetings, etc.
  • Help manage incoming correspondence from general email inboxes
  • Manage all executive correspondence
  • Effectively interface with staff, Board of Directors and external partners
  • Assist with expense management 
  • Assist with file and asset management — including organizing and archiving physical and digital records
  • Help oversee remote office spaces needs, including maintaining office supply inventory and equipment
  • Organize, prioritize and coordinate multiple work activities with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Use initiative and judgment within established guidelines
  • Project management and other administrative duties as requested

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years administrative experience with experience supporting executives preferred
  • High attention to detail, organization and process
  • Strong teamwork skills and a strong ability to offer suggestions and improvements to process and work effectively
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • High level of confidentiality, discernment and judgment a must
  • Ability to be flexible in response to changing priorities and needs
  • Proven ability to manage projects, work under pressure and consistently make deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to continuously acquire new competencies and accept new challenges
  • Experience with the G Suite platform, including Gmail, Google Drive and Calendar
  • Strong communication, oral and written. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with senior leaders and external partners.
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Deep passion for economic equity and belief in GSO’s mission and theory of change

Benefits

 Current benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick time allowance
  • 14 paid holidays a year
  • Monthly phone allowance
  • Enrollment in employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan

To Apply

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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

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.

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage, and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.

GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of this community as well. 

Location: Flexible in California

Start Date: January 2021

About the Position

Reporting to the Campaigns Director and working closely with the Digital Campaigner, the Canvass and Volunteer Coordinator runs the grassroots and paid peer-2-peer (P2P SMS) texting, phone banking, and ChatBot outreach programs for GSO. In this capacity, the Coordinator will rapidly execute, support, and coordinate a fast-paced P2P SMS, phone banking outreach programs to engage Californians to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credits, to help them file their taxes, and to encourage them to signup for advocacy efforts that improve the lives of low-income Californians. Other projects include non-partisan voter registration and voter engagement mobilization as opportunities arise. GSO’s goal is to move low-income folks from our P2P program into a membership program where GSO can provide robust information about creating financial well-being.  

The Canvass and Volunteer Coordinator will also be responsible for building and managing a volunteer program that provides campaign-specific training for volunteers and develops a ladder of engagement to attract and maintain a robust volunteer base. The goal of the volunteer program is to provide a robust, meaningful, engaging, and fun program for folks who want to devote their volunteer hours to make a difference to end poverty.  

The Canvass and Volunteer Coordinator will manage both a paid phone and text program as well as cultivate, recruit and manage the volunteer program. This work will initially focus on California and eventually be the model on which to build a national volunteer and outreach program. 

Responsibilities

  • Generate campaigns and uploads approved scripts in Spoke, with support from Digital Campaigner, Communications Department and assistance from the broader GSO team
  • Create and manage systems to document campaign stats, including daily, weekly and campaign trackers. 
  • Coordinate with the Digital Campaigner and Communications Team to ensure volunteer opportunities are published and communicated to our volunteers
  • Coordinate weekly email communications, Slack updates, and maintenance of publicly facing volunteer events calendar
  • Coordinate with the Field and Policy teams to establish volunteer opportunities that support rapid response campaigns as well as longer-term ever-green opportunities
  • Support volunteers through the on-boarding process and develops training modules based on a volunteer ladder of engagement instilling compelling and aspirational goals
  • Ensure that new volunteer sign-ups receive a welcome message and information on getting started within 24 hours
  • Support day-to-day Slack channel management of paid and volunteer P2P, and Inbound Help Desk SMS

Skills and Experience

  • Experience designing and executing a state or nationwide distributed P2P SMS mobilization program
  • Experience recruiting and training at least 50 remote canvassers or organizers
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate 4 years of experience
  • 2-4 years of progressively responsible experience in online organizing and advocacy-based outreach
  • 2 years of experience training remote teams and scheduling work assignments for remote teams
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals long with running data analysis and support for data export and migration
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills include a record of working successfully with a broad range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Familiarity with digital organizing especially experience recruiting, managing, and inspiring an inclusive and diverse volunteer base
  • Experience responding to member and volunteer online support queries
  • Proven ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours with occasional weekends and evenings
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Deep passion for economic equity and belief in GSO’s mission and theory of change

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish speaker and writer experienced in developing interactive SMS programs that include Spanish language messaging
  • Graduate degree 

Benefits

 Current benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick time allowance
  • 14 paid holidays a year
  • Monthly phone allowance
  • Enrollment in employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan

To Apply

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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “CANVASS AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

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.

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage, and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.

GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of these communities as well. 

Location: Los Angeles County

Start Date: January 2021

About the Position

 Reporting to the Campaigns Director and working with the Campaigns team, the Campaign Coordinator will craft, lead, rapidly execute, and support inclusive and impactful outreach programs to engage Californian’s to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), to help them file their taxes, and to encourage them to signup for advocacy efforts that improve the lives of low-income Californians. In addition to the EITC and free tax prep, Campaign Coordinators also partner with communities to ensure access to financial well-being information and public benefits. Other projects may include non-partisan voter registration, voter engagement mobilization, and issue advocacy as opportunities arise.  

The Campaign Coordinator plays a key role in furthering Golden State Opportunity’s presence and reach within California and their local community. This person is responsible for cultivating and developing partnerships to identify, create, and implement innovative approaches to cultivating and strengthening community partnerships towards ending poverty. This work will initially focus on California and eventually be the model on which to build a national volunteer and outreach program. 

Responsibilities

  • Outreach and response to community members, sub-grantees, and requests for training on the EITC program and related issues
  • Coordination of special outreach campaigns to increase the community’s understanding of the CalEITC4Me program and other anti-poverty programs
  • Engaging and eager to work with community leaders and staff to build and cultivate relationships to build a deep base of relationships eager to end poverty in California 
  • Collaborate with the Communication team to create toolkits, materials, and collateral to increase awareness of EITC and other GSO programs
  • Facilitate community-led events and EITC efforts for community-level change
  • Provide support with the execution of internal and external events, including all fundraising efforts
  • Assist in special projects as necessary in relation to the needs of GSO
  • Represent GSO at meetings, public forums, presentations, trainings, etc.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience 
  • 2-4 years of experience in community-based organizing required
  • Interest in addressing social justice issues affecting families and vulnerable groups
  • Demonstrated success in developing, evaluating, and sustaining community outreach and engagement activities, providing training, and volunteer support
  • Ability to successfully interact with people with outstanding written and verbal skills to conduct presentations and training sessions (in person and virtually)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; contributing to campaign materials, communications collateral, and advocacy papers
  • Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects and meet established timelines
  • Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and appointed officials and staff in complex and sometimes political situations
  • Knowledge of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, and Internet research
  • Proven ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours with occasional weekends and evenings
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate within a geographically dispersed team
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Deep passion for economic equity and belief in GSO’s mission and theory of change

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual Spanish speaker and writer 
  • Graduate degree 
  • Experience working with virtual settings using Zoom, Google Hangouts, Slack, etc.
  • Experience with digital organizing 

Benefits

 Current benefits include: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick time allowance
  • 14 paid holidays a year
  • Monthly phone allowance
  • Enrollment in employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan

To Apply

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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR – LA” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

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.

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) is a nonprofit dedicated to ending poverty by providing all Californians with the tools to build financial well-being and thrive. It is led by doers who educate, engage, and empower working families. GSO’s groundbreaking, culturally relevant work in thirteen languages reaches millions of low-income Californians and connects them with the financial resources they need to survive and then thrive.

GSO has an ambitious strategic plan that will transform the organization into a national anti-poverty powerhouse by taking its model of outreach and engagement to more states, adding accountability campaigns through issue and electoral campaigns and establishing federal and state PACs as needed to achieve the goal of ending poverty by 2035. GSO will achieve this goal not only by bringing the voices and lived experiences of low-income people to the halls of power, but by bringing the full power of these communities as well.

Location: Flexible in California

Start Date: February through June 30, 2021

Compensation: $18-20 an hour plus monthly phone allowance

About the Position

Golden State Opportunity is seeking part-time mobile organizing fellows to help power the outreach to millions of Californians that will increase participation in both the CalEITC and federal EITC and other critical public benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Using our mobile-texting platform, communicate with workers throughout the state about the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), the federal EITC, other available public benefits and GSO advocacy campaigns
  • Engage in one-on-one conversations by text and by phone, and respond to questions in a timely manner

  • Meet and track goals and deliverables

  • Provide regular reports about results and messages

Skills and Experience

  • Must be able to work 15-20 hour per week
  • Ability to work remote

  • Ability to work independently

  • Access to a laptop/computer and phone is required

  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail and strong time management skills

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

  • Experience in neighborhood organizing preferred

  • Bilingual Spanish speaking and writing skills desired

To Apply

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

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “MOBILE ORGANIZING FELLOWS” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

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.