Employment Opportunity: Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County (JRC) Coordinator



ABOUT THE JUSTICE REINVESTMENT COALITION

The Justice Reinvestment Coalition (JRC) of Alameda County is composed of

community-based and advocacy organizations committed to creating a fair and just

public safety system based on effective practices that invest in our communities, our

families, and our people. We are working to create a fair and sustainable system

that eliminates criminalization and acknowledges that detention and incarceration

impoverish our communities and harm public safety.


POSITION SUMMARY

This will be a one-year full-time (37.5 hours per week) salaried hybrid (remote and

in-person) exempt position at the Urban Strategies Council (USC serves as the JRC’s

fiscal agent and employer of record). Continuation of employment, beyond one-year,

will be contingent on the JRC’s continued funding and Coordinator’s performance.

The Coordinator will engage in strategic one-on-ones with core members and

support the JRC Steering Committee, which is currently comprised of organizational

representatives from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Communities United

for Restorative Youth Justice, East Bay Community Law Center, Faith In Action

Eastbay, Oakland Rising, and Urban Strategies Council. The Steering Committee and

USC will be responsible for supervision of the JRC Coordinator. The JRC Steering

Committee will periodically rotate its member organizations. In addition,

The JRC Coordinator will support a three-pronged mission:

1. Expand support and opportunities for productive employment and stable lives

for formerly incarcerated people and low-income Black, Indigenous, and

people of color in Alameda County who have been historically and systemically

impacted by criminalization, over-policing, and mass incarceration.

2. Reduce the disproportionate criminalization and incarceration of Black,

Indigenous, and people of color in Oakland and Alameda County, especially

low-income young people of color, by demanding changes in public policies

and systems such that public dollars are divested away from mass

incarceration, youth incarceration, and policing, and reinvested instead into

community-based, community-driven alternatives that create real safety and

accountability.

3. Strengthen and build the overall capacity of the JRC to shape public policy and

systems change through continued alignment among JRC member

organizations and their allies.


RESPONSIBILITIES

● Coordinate long-term strategic planning for the coalition and strategy

implementation among JRC Steering Committee members, general

membership, and allies

● Oversee strategic planning of campaigns and organizing work, ensuring

alignment with JRC’s mission, values, and strategic goals

● Convene general member meetings on a regular basis to develop and

implement campaign strategy

● Develop and mobilize infrastructure to support ongoing activities including

project work plans, timelines, and division of labor

● Lead fund development to sustain staff position(s) and campaigns and provide

fiscal oversight and budget development and management

● Support membership development with strategic recruitment of new members

and engagement with members who are not participating on a regular basis

● Maintain and update JRC foundational documents, e.g., statement of purpose

and goals, accomplishments list, application materials, email distribution lists,

JRC website, social media, action alerts, etc.

● Coordinate and help represent JRC’s vision, values, goals, and demands to

essential stakeholders, including government officials

● Develop internal and external written materials

● Coordinate relevant outreach efforts to support JRC campaigns and events

● Maintain and build relationships with Steering Committee member

organizations through ongoing communication and participation in Steering

Committee meetings

● Maintain communications infrastructure to strengthen engagement of JRC

supporters

● Work with USC to manage JRC budget, update and maintain JRC financial

records, and meet all JRC administrative/compliance requirements.

● Compile stories from JRC members to share over various communications

platforms

● Shepherd the JRC Steering Committee to set and meet fundraising goals and

deadlines

● Prepare reports and updates to JRC funders (supported by USC).

● Other duties assigned by the JRC Steering Committee


DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

● Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and the ability to connect with and

build effective teams of diverse partners across the community

● Experience with issues related to juvenile and adult incarceration as well as

reentry and justice systems reform work

● Minimum of three years’ work experience in one or more of the following:

community organizing, reentry services, justice reform advocacy, labor

organizing, or coalition communications

● Strong interpersonal and communication skills

● Strong writing skills

● Working knowledge of local organizing, advocacy, and landscape, including

criminal justice system actors and policies

● Demonstrated skill and experience in developing campaign strategy,

managing campaigns, and coalition building

● Strong facilitation expertise

● Great attention to administrative detail, including fiscal oversight, budget

planning and management

● Proven ability to manage multiple grants and projects

● Motivated self-starter able to learn and solve problems without heavy

supervision

● Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent of lived and work experience with

skills outlined above


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation is commensurate with experience, ranging from $65,000-$75,000

annually. This is a full-time exempt hybrid (remote and in-person) position with

excellent benefits, including 100% coverage of the employee’s medical, dental, and

vision. Employee will receive the following paid holidays: New Year's Day, Martin

Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth,

Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. In

addition, full-time staff receive the day after Thanksgiving, and the week in between

Christmas and New Year’s as paid holidays. Employees accrue California-mandated

sick time. Vacation time is flexible (on an as needed/requested basis), and an

employee-funded retirement plan is available.


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER & COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY,

AND INCLUSION

Urban Strategies Council Is An Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified

applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,

educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic.

Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ identified people, undocumented

people, formerly incarcerated people, or people with family members of currently or

formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply. Please visit the JRC

and USC websites (at www.jrcofac.org, www.urbanstrategies.org) to learn more

about our work


APPLICATION PROCESS

No telephone inquiries. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample

describing your interest and qualifications for the position via email to

admindesk@urbanstrategies.org with the subject line: JRC Coordinator Applicant.

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