Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBQ and T/GNC communities. Led by students, we organize to advance educational justice and improve our social, economic, and political conditions.
CFJ is a unique and exciting organization. We are the only grassroots organization in California that organizes youth to have a voice in both local and statewide education policy. Our campaign and policy reform goals at the local and statewide levels include adequate and equitable school funding, increased access and success in K-12 and higher education, and ending the “school-to-prison pipeline.” Our recent victories include winning almost $30 million to improve school climate and engagement in California in 2018, a requirement for districts to include student input in school budgeting through our Student Voice Campaign in 2014, and the passage of the historic Local Control Funding Formula in 2013. CFJ currently has four regional offices in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland and San Jose, 25 full-time equivalent staff and a budget of $2.5 million. CFJ is a great place to work. We value outcomes, process, and relationships, and actively work to make sure our staff have the skills and support to do their jobs well.
The Events Associate has two key roles. They ensure that all Californians for Justice (CFJ) events run smoothly and efficiently, from statewide and regional campaign events to fundraising and donor engagement events, staff retreats, and board meetings. They also provide key events and administrative support to Youth Organize! California Network, a statewide network of grassroots youth organizations co-led by Californians for Justice and the Movement Strategy Center. The Events Associate also plays a support role on the CFJ Development and Operations teams.
The Events Associate reports to CFJ’s Development & Project Director and works with multiple staff at CFJ to coordinate events. They also report to Youth Organize! California staff on Youth Organize! California activities. The position is full-time (40 hours a week) and non-exempt.
Youth Organize! California Event Logistics & Administrative Support (25-50%, depending on the time of year)
Californians for Justice Event Logistics & Administrative Support (25-50%, depending on the time of year)
The position will be located in one of CFJ’s four regional offices in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, or San Jose.
Approximately $45,500-54,500 (paid hourly), depending on experience and qualifications. CFJ provides a generous benefits package, including fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees working at least 20 hours/week and their dependents. We also offer substantial vacation days and time off.
How to Apply
Send your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and qualifications, and at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Events Associate – Your Name.”
CFJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/gender nonconforming, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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