We Are California Organizing Coordinator

About California Calls

At California Calls, we believe we can reclaim the California Dream of equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all Californians. 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 ensure 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 to support systemic, progressive policy solutions.

With headquarters in Los Angeles, remote staff across California, 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. We strengthen the capacity and build collaborations with organizations across the state to build a strong movement capable of winning structural change.

The Opportunity: We Are California Organizing Coordinator

Our goal is to build a movement of Californians voting and acting together to win transformational policy changes statewide and locally.  Our approach is called Integrated Voter Engagement – we engage in year-round organizing of the voters who are neglected by traditional campaigns – low-income communities, communities of color, young voters, and immigrants, to build relationships, trust, and a growing movement of people calling for, and fighting for, structural solutions to poverty, disinvestment, and staggering inequality.

We are seeking an Organizing Coordinator to help develop and implement California Calls’ year-round organizing programs to build relationships with infrequent and new voters and inspire them to vote and get involved in the We Are California movement.  Working with an incredible team of organizers, policy experts, communications strategists, coalition builders, and ally organizations, you will implement winning organizing programs that reach Californians and increase their civic participation. You will also lead California Calls’ training and capacity-building program, composed of California Calls’ Anchors’ Field Managers and Organizers, to strengthen their skills to effectively inspire voters to join our movement, take action, and vote.

Specifically, this means:

Organizing Programs

  • Help plan and implement field and organizing programs that reach voters on the phone, door-to-door, and online.
  • Assist Anchor organizations with the development and implementation of short and long-term organizing and power-building plans.
  • Assist with data-driven targeting, analysis, and evaluation of our voter engagement work using PDI and Action Network.
  • Assist with Integrated field and communications programs to follow up with supporters identified on the phones and doors and inspire them to take action for state and local campaigns

Capacity Building

  • Generate ideas and produce political education curricula and materials related to voter engagement, issue campaigns, and organizing.
  • Work with California Calls’ Organizing, Data and Tech, Policy, and Communications teams to increase our Anchors’ organizing, narrative, data management, and technology skills.
  • Support and position California Calls staff and leaders as experts in the work  

We are looking for someone who

  • Has at least 3 years of voter engagement or organizing experience.
  • Has a strong commitment to social, racial, gender, and economic justice and an understanding of the needs of low-income communities in California.
  • Can simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp of individual project details and meeting deadlines.
  • Is a self-starter with demonstrated sound judgment, critical thinking, flexibility, resourcefulness, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and follows projects through to completion.
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment, and has experience wrangling stakeholders to secure the necessary input, buy-in and approvals.
  • Can handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Has experience in communicating complex issues to varied audiences.   

Compensation and Benefits

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000, depending on experience

Location: Remote anywhere in California, with a preference for Los Angeles and the communities in which we operate

Reports to: Deputy Director of Organizing

Travel Requirements: Mostly in-state, 1-2 times a quarter

Benefits Include:  Full Family Health Insurance, Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance, Medical and Health and Dependent Care, Medical after 30 days of employment and Health and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account after 90 days, 401K plan, 10 paid time off days and update to 30 after 7 years of employment.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  California Calls is an Equal Opportunity Employer, women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.Email your resume and cover letter to Melinda Ealy mealy@calicalls.org