California Reinvestment Coalition

Job Opportunities

1) Job Announcement: CRC Field Organizer/Consumer Outreach Consultant

Project Description: This is a Field Organizer/Consumer Outreach contract position
based in the Los Angeles area. The Organizer will work in partnership with CRC staff,
members and allies to recruit and build our local Stop the Debt Trap LA campaign to
reform high-cost payday, car title and installment lending practices. The organizer will
mobilize CRC members, allies and other stakeholders to advocate for industry reforms
and consumer protections with local, state and federal level policy makers and through
the media. The organizer will also outreach to and recruit directly impacted consumers
to participate in the overall campaign.

The project will start May 15th and go through the end of October, at which point we will evaluate the feasibility of expanding the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Work with CRC’s Director of Community Engagement to develop the leadership
of CRC members and grassroots consumers to participate in payday/ installment
lending reform advocacy around our Stop the Debt Trap LA Campaign.
2. Staff and continue to build a diverse campaign steering committee, comprised of
local community-based organizations, advocates, faith leaders, labor unions,
consumers, seniors and veterans groups and other stakeholders.
3. Provide staff support to the campaign steering committee and participants in
advocating for local, state and federal policies and regulations to restrict highcost
lending practices.
4. Conduct outreach and recruitment of diverse stakeholders to join the campaign,
provide resources, and opportunities for involvement.
5. Conduct outreach and recruitment of consumers to document their stories, file
CFPB complaints, provide information and referrals, and engage consumers in
advocacy activities.
6. Help coordinate advocacy and action plans among CRC staff and coalition
partners.
7. Develop flyers, literature, slogans and other campaign related materials.
8. Research government officials, district characteristics, elected officials’ interests
and key legislative issues and stances.
9. Assist with consumer spokesperson prep.

Qualifications:
 Strong commitment to social, racial and economic justice;
 At least three years of experience in labor, community and or coalition
organizing, significant plus if organizing experience is connected to a policy
campaign;
 Ability to translate complex policy issues and motivate others to take action;
 Ability to develop campaign materials (for outreach and educational purposes)
based on information gathered from multiple sources;
 Ability to effectively collect, analyze, organize, distill, and present information;
 Strong networking skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise and build
relationships with diverse stakeholder groups;
 Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet multiple competing
deadlines;
 Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are essential;
 Must have a driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation;
 Existing relationships with community organizations in Los Angeles preferred;
 Bilingual capacity (English/ Spanish) is a plus;
 Knowledge of predatory lending and consumer advocacy or other core areas of
CRC’s work a significant plus.
The Field Organizer will be based in Los Angeles.

Compensation:
 $25.00-$30.00 dollars per hour, depending on experience. This is a contract
employee position.
 Monthly mileage reimbursement will be paid.

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and include “Field Organizer position” in
the subject line to liana@calreinvest.org. (No Calls Please)

CRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, women, people with disabilities,
and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

2) Job Announcement: Director of Development

Organization Description
The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) is leading a statewide effort to build a fair and inclusive economy that meets the needs of communities of color, low-income communities, and others who have been marginalized and historically underserved. We use strategic advocacy that leads banks and other corporations to provide investments and financial services that expand access to housing that is affordable, entrepreneurial opportunities, good jobs, and other tools to create and sustain household and community wealth.

CRC is the largest statewide community reinvestment coalition in the country, with over 300 member organizations across California that provide services to tens of thousands of low-income residents. We have the network, experience, and expertise to effectively challenge the root causes of economic inequality affecting low-income, racial minority, rural, and immigrant households. CRC members include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, housing counseling agencies, small business technical assistance providers, legal services agencies, and other community based organizations. To learn more about CRC and the impact we’re having at the local, state, and national levels, please read our new strategic plan, released in February 2016.

Position Description
Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for the on-going development and implementation of CRC’s fundraising plan to support the mission and work of CRC. The Director of Development, with the support of the Communications and Program Evaluation Manager, will fundraise, maintain, and grow the organization’s $1 million annual budget through developing and nurturing partnerships with foundations and donors, researching and writing grants and Letters of Inquiry (LOIs), reporting to and acting as a liaison with funders, developing and implementing an individual donor program, and planning and coordinating CRC’s signature fundraising events with the support of CRC’s Operations Manager and an event coordinator.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Secure funding to maintain at least a $1 million annual budget for a growing organization;
• Research, identify, and cultivate local, regional and national funding opportunities including major foundations;
• Prepare and write funding proposals for grants and reports, including coordinating proposal components with evaluation, programs and finance departments;
• Develop customized presentations and approaches, based on agreed upon areas of interest and in-line with CRC’s programming priorities;
• Lead CRC’s annual fundraising events in Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles which includes soliciting sponsors;
• Lead two annual individual and organizational donor campaigns;
• Collaborate with CRC’s programs and work teams;
• Manage calendar of grant application and reporting deadlines;
• Maintain communication with foundation, government, and corporate representatives including but not limited to the distribution of regular updates, leading meetings and acting as a liaison with foundations, potential donors, and other funding partners;Coordinate with the program team to execute strategic plan in order to meet fundraising goals and build long-term financial sustainability;
• Work under the supervision of the Executive Director, and supervise the Communications and Program Evaluation Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred;
• At least five years experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization with measurable results, significant plus if fundraising experience is for policy or advocacy organizations;
• Supervisory and management experience;
• Existing relationships with California, and national funders;
• Experienced grant writer;
• Ability to develop and execute complex sales presentations (philanthropy and cause marketing) based on information gathered from multiple sources;
• Ability to effectively collect, analyze, organize, distill, and present information;
• Strong networking skills and a demonstrated ability to liaise and build relationships with diverse stakeholder groups;
• Program evaluation and communications experience;
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet multiple competing deadlines;
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are essential;
• Knowledge of community development, housing, economic development, consumer advocacy or other core areas of CRC’s work a significant plus;
• Experience with fundraising events;

Compensation: $80,000-$100,000 based on experience. Excellent benefits, including comprehensive health care coverage.

TO APPLY please send a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample, and include “development director position” in the subject line to jescobar@calreinvest.org.  (No Calls Please)

CRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.