About California Calls
California Calls (501c3) and its sister organization California Calls Action Fund (501c4) is a powerful alliance of 30 local community-based organizations spanning urban, rural and suburban counties across the state. We engage, educate and motivate new and infrequent voters, including young people, communities of color, and poor and working-class neighborhoods to make sure who votes in California reflects who lives in California. Through our bottom-up approach, we organize people most impacted by decades of disinvestment, deteriorating public services, mass incarceration and growing inequality in support of systemic, progressive policy solutions. Working together and building the power of communities who are often left out of policy decisions, we believe we can reclaim the California Dream of equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all Californians.
With our headquarters in Los Angeles, remote staff based in the Bay Area, and partner organizations anchored in 14 counties, we advance state-based structural battles that strengthen democracy, fully fund schools, affordable housing and local services, and expand racial, gender and economic justice. Knowing no one organization alone can win the bold policies needed to address poverty and inequality, we strengthen the capacity and build collaborations with organizations across the state to build a strong movement capable of winning structural change.
California Calls is seeking an Advancement Director to lead the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies for California Calls. Working with the Senior Management Team, the Advancement Director will oversee and manage fundraising efforts, cultivate relationships with foundations and individual donors, prepare grant proposals and reports, and communicate our strategic vision, program areas and impact through both written materials and verbal presentations. The projected California Calls Education Fund 2022 budget is estimated at $8 Million. The Advancement Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and supervises the Development Manager.
California Calls is seeking a Strategic Communications Director to develop and implement California Calls’ narrative and communications strategy. Working with an incredible team of organizers, policy experts, coalition builders and ally organizations, the Strategic Communications Director will shape the messaging and communications strategy for our statewide power building and campaigns. The Strategic Communications Director will also work with California Calls’ staff and coalition members to raise the profile of campaigns with key audiences including the media, donors, new and infrequent voters, movement allies, state & local decision makers and donors. The Strategic Communications Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and supervises the Strategic Communications team.
The Vice President of Policy Campaigns and External Affairs is an Executive Level role responsible for working with the CEO to carry out the mission and vision of the organization, and providing strategic direction and management of California Calls statewide policy campaigns. The position requires the ability to craft statewide ballot and legislative strategy and tactical plans, represent the organization to external audiences, and lead strategies to exercise grassroots power. The Vice President works closely with the CEO, Board of Directors, Senior Leadership, and external partners, and supervises the Political and Policy Directors.
The Political Director is responsible for leading, developing and executing California Calls statewide policy campaigns by providing opportunities for broad participation from California Calls anchor organizations, allies and community members. The position requires the ability to leverage the power of grassroots community based organizations to win statewide policy measures to fund critical social services and fight back against attacks on our democracy and low income communities. The Political Director is supervised by the Vice President of Policy and External Affairs, and works closely with the California Calls Board, anchors, senior staff and allies.