California Calls is hiring! Check out the details below.

  1. Field Technology Coordinator
  2. Strategic Communications Specialist
  3. Organizing Coordinator

Field Technology Coordinator

Position Overview

California Calls is hiring, and we’re looking for an obsessive-compulsive tech generalist with the heart of an organizer. We’re an alliance of community-based organizations around the state working to achieve real, lasting progressive tax reform by inspiring low-income communities of color to vote. We break new ground everyday with our first-of-its-kind alliance and our Field Technology Coordinator will be at the center of our work, managing technology for our state-of-the-art field operation.

Do you live and die by a checklist? Can you troubleshoot a finicky PC blindfolded with one arm tied behind your back? If so, we want you. You’ll be managing the nuts and bolts of our 200+ seat predictive dialing system spread across a dozen sites around the state, including setting up routers and simple networks, ensuring delivery of laptops all while coordinating an array of vendors, consultants, staff and allies. You’ll research new technologies and ensure that our campaigns stay on the bleeding-edge. If this sounds like a lot, it’s because it is, so you’ll need to be obsessed with details and deadlines and be comfortable crunching-numbers. Our anchor organizations have some of the best community organizers in the state and you’ll train them to use our predictive dialing system and voter database. In turn, you’ll be a key component to one of the most exciting organizing programs in the state and pave the way for large-scale social justice campaigns around the country.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and maintain a variety of network configurations across the state.
  2. Diagnoses and troubleshoots networking equipment and VOIP software for statewide predictive dialer infrastructure, including on-call support during engagement campaigns.
  3. Develops long-term plans for technology and infrastructure.
  4. Developing curriculums and training anchor organizations.
  5. Manages voter data and produces quantitative analysis of electoral campaigns.
  6. Works vendors and network contractors as needed.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Background in and commitment to social justice work.
  • Extreme attention to detail is a must.
  • Proven experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects. Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals under deadlines.
  • Proven ability to think quickly on your feet and use good judgment in decision-making.
  • Must have strong background in troubleshooting Windows-based PCs.
  • Must have strong computer skills including, knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation, database software.
  • Proven experience explaining IT concepts and processes to non-technical staff and volunteers.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of people, organizations, communities, and cultures.
  • Willingness to travel around the state
  • (Preferred) experience in community and/ or labor organizing.

Salary $55-68,000, depending on experience. Generous benefits including medical, dental, paid vacation. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Melinda Ealy mealy@scopela.org.  For more information: (323) 735-9515.

Strategic Communications Specialist

Position Overview

California Calls is looking for a wordsmith and social media ninja to build an online communications program to match our cutting-edge grassroots organizing campaigns. We’re an alliance of community-based organizations around the state working to achieve real, lasting progressive tax reform. We break new ground everyday with our first-of-its-kind alliance and our state-of-the-art field operation. We’re looking for a Strategic Communications Specialist who can connect and enhance our ground operation with dynamic online organizing.

Who are we looking for? First, you’ve got to be a dynamic writer, who understands how to inspire and motivate all kinds of audiences. Our anchor organizations represent a broad range of people, including poor and working class families, communities of color and people who aren’t politically active. You must be a social media expert and be comfortable training some of the best community organizers in the state on how to use social media tools effectively.  You’ll need chops in web coding and all the latest tools: social networking sites, content management systems, e-advocacy tools, including interpreting analytics. An eye for design is a big plus. And, since you’re going to be our expert, you’ll need to be comfortable taking the lead on projects and driving them to completion, using rigorous, metric-driven analysis to balance short-term tactical campaigns with long-term strategic projects. Check out the details below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop, implement and maintain new media communication strategies to increase the effectiveness of civic engagement campaigns.
  2. Develop and implement copy, design and coding for web-based communication including managing vendors and consultants as needed.
  3. Develop and implement trainings in communications and technology for allied organizations, staff.
  4. Conceptualize and lead production of print-based organizing materials.
  5. Assist in development of strategic communication analysis and methodologies to impact worldview and engage a base of tens of thousands.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Background in and commitment to social justice work.
  • Must have strong computing skills including, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, e-advocacy tools, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Must have strong analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals under deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diversity of people, organizations, communities, and cultures.
  • (Preferred) experience in community and/ or labor organizing.

Salary $55-68,000, depending on experience. Generous benefits including medical, dental, paid vacation. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Melinda Ealy mealy@scopela.org.  For more information: (323) 735-9515.

Organizing Coordinator

Position Overview

We’re looking for an inspiring Organizing Coordinator who’s a pro at building alliances and knows community-organizing inside and out. We’re an alliance of social justice organizations around the state working to achieve real, lasting progressive tax reform by inspiring low-income communities of color to vote. We’re going to be the tipping point for systemic change in California and beyond! California Calls has built a first-of-its-kind field operation with over 27 progressive organizations in 10 counties of the state, all committed to grassroots organizing. The Organizing Coordinators are the heart and soul of our work.

Are you an experienced organizer who’s ready to seriously bring it? If so, this position is for you. You’ll need to have a deep understanding of how our anchor organizations operate and be able to think ten steps ahead, using rigorous, strategic planning while being nimble enough to adapt to the unexpected. Plus, you’ll be pulling together alliances and building coalitions where few have existed before, so you’ll need to be confident leading meetings with senior staff as well as on-the-ground organizers. And, since you’ll be helping run ground-breaking statewide electoral campaigns, you’ve got to be obsessed with the details and relentless in pursuing our campaign goals. Think you’ve got what it takes? Check out the details below.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establish and develop deep, substantive relationships with community-based organizations around the state.
  2. Building coalitions and maintaining alliances using principled decision-making and judgment.
  3. Hands-on support of all aspects of our electoral field campaigns, including, voter targeting, guiding team management and providing on-site coaching during campaigns.
  4. Implementing trainings for member organizations movement allies and staff.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of three years direct experience with Labor and/or Community Organizing, including managing staff.
  • Knowledge of the practices and principles of Electoral or Civic Engagement Field Organizing.
  • Demonstrated experience building coalitions, leading trainings and creating strategic long-term plans.
  • Proven ability to think quickly on your feet and use good judgment in decision-making.
  • Must have strong background in troubleshooting Windows-based PCs.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and multi-task.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office a plus.

Salary $55-65,000, depending on experience. Generous benefits including medical, dental, paid vacation. Email resume, cover letter, and three references to Melinda Ealy mealy@scopela.org.  For more information: (323) 735-9515.