Job Opening: California Care Campaign Organizer - Caring Across Generations

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Caring Across Generations
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: California Care Organizer
Position: Full Time
Reports To: California Care Campaign Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $55,000 – $65,000
Start Date: As soon as filled
Work Location: Remote, but based in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, or San Francisco area

Overview

About Caring Across Generations:

The way we work has changed, our families have changed – but care hasn’t. With millennials becoming parents and Baby Boomers getting older, the need for care is surging. Yet many people can’t just rely on family for the support they need, and paid caregivers barely make enough to support their own families.

Caring Across Generations is an intersectional campaign working to make care more affordable and accessible at every stage of life, while making sure caregivers are treated with respect and dignity. Founded in 2011 by workers’ rights activists Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo, we’re focused on creating change in three ways: organizing a powerful movement of the Caring Majority, fighting for groundbreaking policy at the state level and federal level, and changing hearts and minds through storytelling and leveraging pop culture. We were behind the historic win to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers, and in 2018, helped Washington state create the nation’s first universal public program for long-term care.

About the Position:

The California Care Campaign Organizer will recruit and organize family caregivers, people with disabilities, seniors and other care recipients to join Caring Across Generations in the fight to expand and improve California’s care infrastructure. The Organizer will grow our base of 12 coalition partner organizations to the size and power needed to launch a city-based Universal Family Care (UFC) pilot campaign in 2022. UFC is a new holistic, sustainable framework that ensures every family will be able to afford childcare, paid family and medical leave, AND supports for loved ones who are aging or living with a disability. This position will also bring leaders together at key moments to support the federal Care Infrastructure agenda.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, organize, train and develop grassroots unpaid family caregivers and others impacted by caregiving to take collective action in the public arena.
  • Build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-generational coalition, with significant representation of BIPOC family caregivers.
  • Offer training and support to local grassroots organizations to help their members become leaders on care issues.
  • Build relationships with allied organizations, faith communities, elected officials, and policy-makers.
  • Supervise coalition members and volunteers in survey and data collection processes.
  • Mobilize local grassroots leaders to support federal campaign actions and events to move our Care agenda at the federal level.
  • Monitor and impact local decision-making bodies on programs and policies that directly impact family caregivers.
  • Run effective and engaging webinar and in-person trainings.
  • Lead well-planned and executed base-building meetings.
  • Organize non-partisan Civic and Voter Engagement campaigns as needed.

Qualifications

  • At least three of experience in building grassroots membership, identifying local ways to take action, and experience training grassroots leaders on issues.
  • Communicates well and comfortably among a racially diverse set of people with a strong social justice lens and an appetite to undo racism, sexism, misogyny, classism, ableism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression.
  • Exceptional verbal, written and online communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (one-on-one and in group contexts), cultural competencies, strong listening skills, patience, and humor.
  • Ability to work as part of a strong team as well as independently.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in high-paced, low structure organization.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet program requirements and community needs, including evenings and weekends.
  • Experience working with Voter Activation Network (VAN) desirable.
  • Experience organizing with people with disabilities, multi-racial constituencies, and/or multi-generational constituencies desirable.

Travel

Must be willing and able to travel. Generally, openness to traveling 1-2 times per 2 month for 2-3 days around California once we begin to allow staff to travel again.

How to Apply

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until it is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by midnight ET on December 1, 2020.

Please send application materials to jobs@caringacross.org. Applications should include:

  • A resume
  • Answers to the following questions in lieu of a cover letter:
    • What is your motivation for applying to this role? (suggested word limit: 200)
    • What is your understanding of power and what it takes to build the people power necessary to win policy changes?
    • Describe an experience you had building a committee of grassroots volunteers. What was the recruitment and retention process like? (suggest word limit: 200)

Benefits

Caring Across Generations is a project of, and fiscally sponsored by, National Domestic Workers Alliance. National Domestic Workers Alliance offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

Generous Benefits, including 5+ weeks of paid time off annually, including 3 weeks of office closure, most federal holidays, 12 days of vacation, and 12 sick days (prorated to the start date) and 12 weeks paid parental leave.