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In 2014, over 250 people came together for the Living the New Economy Convergence in Oakland to create a vision for an economy in service of people and the planet. In the fall of 2016, a broad coalition of community leaders and social entrepreneurs will host a follow-up convergence focused on radically inclusive economic, racial, and environmental justice solutions in Oakland. This theme is inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement and others’ call to overcome systemic racism that to this day deprives Black Americans, indigenous peoples, and others of their inherent dignity and fair share of Oakland’s economic prosperity. Through interactive, participatory activities, we will shine the light on what’s working, what’s not, and what more we can do to build the inclusive, vibrant Oakland of our dreams.

Our coalition is looking to hire 1-2 lead organizers to help move our planning efforts forward, coordinate program preparations for the convergence, and manage logistics.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Lead Organizer(s)
Key Responsibilities Include:
• Schedule and draft agendas for regular meetings
• Take notes, co-facilitate, and track key decision made at regular meetings
• Prompt/assist collaborative members with completing tasks between meetings
• Ensure that convergence program, activities, and tracks
• Manage budget, pay vendors, solicit donations
• Maintain a strong online/social media presence
• Craft content for outreach/promotional messages and online media
• Secure media partners and other channels for convergence promotion
• Work with coalition to sell advance tickets and distribute comp tickets
• Secure sponsorships from funders/organizations and sell program ads
• Secure promotional spots/ad placement for convergence
• Put in place convergence logistics plan with assigned persons for each task
• Prepare print materials for convergence: program, badges, other collateral
• Co-coordinate “day-of” activities with collaborative members and volunteers
• Capable of representing the collaborative in the media and publicly as needed

• Prior community organizing experience, ideally for 3+ years
• Clear communicator, verbally and written
• Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred (though not required)
• Proficiency with online document sharing platforms (GoogleDocs, Loomio, etc.)
• Social media and/or popular communications experience
• Connections/networks with Oakland/Bay Area social justice and environmental advocates and grassroots groups
• Facilitation/group coordination experience, ideally in a leadership capacity
• Commitment to working with diverse communities across race/ethnicity, class, gender identity/sexual orientation, with an ability to unify people toward common goals
• Logistics/event coordination experience, ideally for large groups of people

Compensation / Work Terms:
• Competitive hourly base rate (depending on qualifications) at ~20-30 hours/week, plus commission pay based on conference sponsorships and program ads sold in advance
• Position will run from March 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016 (6 months)
• This is a temporary, at-will contractor position with no dedicated office workplace
• Women, LGBTQI, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply

To Apply:
• Send resume, cover letter, and three (3) references to
• Deadline to apply is Friday, February 12, 2016

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