Jobs in the YO! Cali Network

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YO! California is hiring!


Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator

Position Overview

Youth Organize! California (YO! Cali) is growing and seeks additional staff to add to our capacity building and communications work. The Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator will work directly with the YO! Cali staff team and Steering Committee to design and provide capacity building trainings and technical assistance and coordinate communications, messaging, and social media for the YO! Cali statewide network. This is a great opportunity for a seasoned facilitator and organizer who is looking to support the organizing, leadership development, and communications work of respected social justice organizations.

The Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator is a full-time, non-exempt position, and will report to the YO! Cali Project Director.

How to Apply

Send a brief writing sample (preferably a blog or other web-based posting), your resume, a cover letter demonstrating your interest and qualifications, and at least three references to with the subject line “Capacity Building and Communications Coordinator – Your Name.”

Key Responsibilities

1. Capacity Building Responsibilities (60%)

  • Develop curriculum and facilitate a variety of training sessions to build the capacity of youth leaders and grassroots organizations in local communities across California to practice transformative youth organizing.

  • Coordinate regional capacity-building efforts in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area in conjunction with the SF Department of Children, Youth and their Families Capacity Building program, The San Francisco Foundation Youth Anti-Displacement Cohort, and other regional capacity building efforts.

  • Support the coordination and facilitation of capacity building efforts in other YO! Cali network regions, including Southern California and the Central Valley, including travel to one of these regions at least once per month.

2. Communications Responsibilities (40%)

  • Design and facilitate virtual and in-person sessions with YO! Cali anchor staff and Steering Committee members to generate communications strategies and develop key messages and frames for the network’s Collective Action, Capacity Building, and Network Building efforts

  • Regularly update YO! Cali website content and key pages

  • Oversee YO! Cali social media accounts and posting schedule, responding to direct messages and engaging with followers in accordance with brand personality and communications goals 

  • Use creative tools and software to create graphics and materials to engage online supporters, influencers, and decision-makers 

  • Create social media toolkits and collateral for YO! Cali social media campaigns and events 

  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of all YO! Cali social media accounts and messaging 

  • Support the YO! Cali Project Director, Network Director, and other anchor staff to generate promotional materials for foundations, donors, and other external partners

3. Other Responsibilities

  • Serve as a member of the YO! Cali staff team and participate in regular team meetings, calls, and in-person retreats

  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in adult and youth-friendly curriculum development and facilitation

  • Experience in project management: collaborative goal setting and design, deadline and task management, communication and accountability with team members 

  • Experience in communications, messaging, and narrative framing strategies and tactics

  • Experience maintaining social media accounts for organization, brand or company

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with and support people from a variety of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, and sexual and gender identities.

  • Strong writing and editing skills, with experience simplifying complex information for a general audience

  • Problem solver and self-learner. Able to identify what you don’t know and name opportunities for support or collaboration in order to develop a next step or answer. 

  • Strong commitment to social justice, racial justice, and youth empowerment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or Canva

  • Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social media best practices, scheduling and posting processes

  • Experience with G Suite including Google Docs, Sheets, Drive and Calendar

  • Experience with Wordpress and Drupal

Physical Demands

  • Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time. 

  • Able to read a computer screen. Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.

  • Able to speak clearly on the phone and in person and be understood by others.

  • Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Work Location

The position will be located in one of YO! Cali’s regional offices in Northern California.


Approximately $48,000 – $58,000 (paid hourly), depending on experience and qualifications, as determined by YO! Cali’s salary scale. YO! Cali provides a generous benefits package, including fully paid health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) for employees working at least half-time and their dependents. We also offer substantial vacation days and time off.

Youth Organize! California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. People of color, women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/gender-nonconforming people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



San Francisco Rising is hiring! 


Field Organizer and Community Organizer positions accepting applications 

San Francisco Rising is an alliance of long-standing (10-45 years old) grassroots organizations organizing African-American, Latino, Chinese, and Filipino communities in San Francisco for housing & worker rights, environmental & racial justice, and youth & women’s empowerment. We came together  to build the political power of our communities to win lasting change on a broad set of issues. We have helped win a $15 minimum wage, Free City College, stronger renter protections, and Sanctuary protections for immigrants. In addition to San Francisco campaigns, SFR helped found Bay Resistance, a vehicle to defend our communities from right wing attacks in the wake of Trump’s election.

Community Organizer 

San Francisco Rising (SFR) is looking for a full-time Community Organizer to help develop and implement SFR’s strategy & vision to build an individual membership base through a “distributed organizing” model. (Distributed organizing activates volunteer organizers to start groups and lead teams with varying degrees of autonomy.) We seek a team player who is motivated to experiment with a variety of  strategies to organize SF Rising neighborhood chapters, small grassroots donors, and lead campaigns about corporate accountability, immigrant rights, and more. This organizer position will be critical to making SF Rising a vehicle for progressive San Franciscans to have voice and power. The individual membership will join with SF Rising’s existing grassroots base in low-income communities of color in San Francisco.

Field Organizer

San Francisco Rising (SFR) is looking for a full-time student and electoral Field Organizer to help develop and implement SFR’s strategy & vision through organizing, campaigns, and electoral work. We’re looking for someone who is excited to join a dynamic and growing grassroots alliance and help develop the membership base we need to realize ambitious political goals. We seek a team player who is motivated to build and harness grassroots energy to be part of a larger movement through developing electoral field programs, college campus organizing, and other campaign activities. SFR is expanding its membership to include students and progressive individuals outside of our affiliate organizations. We are excited to innovate a model of student organizing deeply connected to local community and issues.



Californians for Justice is hiring!


Lead Organizer – Long Beach

The Long Beach Lead Organizer position is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated lead community organizer to help strengthen the regional work in Long Beach of a respected social justice organization. Reporting to the Organizing Director and working closely with other organizers across California, the Lead Organizer is responsible for overseeing CFJ Long Beach work and staff needs in the region. The Lead Organizer should be an experienced community organizer who is ready to lead at a regional and statewide level. The position is full-time and exempt. The lead organizer will work a schedule of approximetely 10 am - 6:30 pm with some late nights, weekends, and student drop offs required. In all duties and responsibilities, this position exercises discretion and independent judgment.

Visit the CFJ website for the full job description and information on how to apply.