The California Asset Building Coalition (CABC) is requesting applications for our Racial Economic Justice Fellowship, a year long, ten hour a week, paid position.
CABC is the largest statewide coalition of diverse organizations that provide direct assistance and advocacy for low-income families and individuals to save money, invest for the future, and achieve economic mobility. CABC builds the collective power of asset builders to advance statewide policies and programs that help Californians create the household and community wealth necessary for housing and food security and to end intergenerational racist economic oppression.
CABC connects and mobilizes leaders across the asset building movement, including stewards of family savings programs for children, higher education, and retirement; financial planners, coaches, and counselors; micro- and small-business technical assistance providers, local, state, and national policy advocates, advocates for people targeted for criminal prosecution and incarceration and punitive civil penalties; immigrant rights advocates; economic scholars; youth and senior advocates, and many more. We help asset builders identify how policy proposals would affect their communities, build relationships with legislative and agency staff, and connect with allies in different sectors who share the same impact goals.
CABC is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Partners, all staff will be employees of Community Partners. Community Partners®, an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Community Partners will consider for employment qualified applicants with prior convictions consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.
The CABC Steering Committee strongly encourages applications from individuals who have been directly impacted by poverty, gender discrimination, racism, ableism, ageism, immigration, homophobia, over-policing, incarceration, and other forms of systemic economic oppression.
Racial Economic Justice Fellow Job Description
Duration: 12-month fellowship, 10 hours per week
Location: Remote in California (applicants residing out of California will not be considered)
Compensation: $30 per hour plus accrued sick time and vacation.
Reports to: (Interim) Managing Director
The Fellow will study the asset building field, develop relationships with nonprofit leaders and policymakers across the state, and help develop materials to educate members, policy makers, and foundations.
Duties will include:
- Interviewing asset building advocates and practitioners across California and the members of the communities they work with about their goals, strategies, and impact.
- Working with CABC staff, steering committee, and members to create a compelling and cohesive narrative about asset building in California, highlighting the impact of programs and advocacy designed and led by Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color and members of similarly oppressed communities.
- Writing about the racial and economic impact of state policies (existing and proposed) in the communities where CABC members work.
- Creating materials for use with CABC members, policy makers, funders, and media, such as memos, reports, presentations, and social and traditional media content.
- Regular phone, email, and virtual communication with staff at CABC member organizations.
- Providing insight and strategic advice to CABC staff, steering committee, and members developed through the activities above.
Required experience, knowledge, and resources:
- Recent (in the last three years) experience conducting interviews, focus groups, group discussions, or comparable qualitative research of at least 12 individual people to help develop analysis and recommendations. This can include experience doing intake for service organizations, canvassing for political or other campaigns, taking family health histories, or other forms of substantive personal interaction to gain insight about a group of people.
- Recent (in the last three years) writing for professional, academic, or public use, such as memos, reports, articles, blogs, essays, or other substantive written or scripted material (such as a script for a podcast) of at least 1,000 words each about race, racism, economic justice, politics, policy, community organizing, movement building, anti-oppression, disability rights, LGBTQI rights, or similar content.
- Experience making presentations to groups of people, including in a classroom setting, professional meeting, via Zoom, Google Meets, or similar virtual platform.
- Reliable access to a computer and smart phone, reliable internet service, and the ability to meet by phone and video conference for one to two hours at a time during typical office hours at least once a week without significant interruption or multi-tasking.
To apply, please send the following to email@example.com, with “Racial Economic Justice Fellowship Application,” in the subject line by April 30, 2021.
(1) a cover letter (no more than two pages, 11-point font, 1-inch margins) that describes why you are interested in the position, detail of your experience conducting interviews, and other relevant experience and skills that you would bring to the position.
Please answer these two questions in the cover letter:
(a) What personal and professional experiences drive you to want to advocate for racial economic security, justice, and equity?
(b) What skills do you want to develop or issues do you want to learn about during the course of this Fellowship?
(2) your resume, and
(3) two samples of your written work at least 1,000 words each (pdfs, Word documents, and links to online media are all fine). At least one must writing sample must be based on interviews, focus groups, group discussions, or comparable qualitative research conducted by the author.
We will invite selected candidates to interview with the Interim Managing Director, Program and Production Coordinator, and a member of the Steering Committee. We will also ask for two references before making an offer of employment.