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Bay Area Organizer

Golden State Opportunity
San Francisco, CA
January 30, 2023


Reporting to the Organizing Director, the Bay Area Organizer will be part of an active team that builds support for programs and policies that build financial stability for low-income families. The organizer is responsible for strengthening GSO’s networks, sharing GSO’s work with the community, and building relationships to support robust organizing engagement across the nine Bay Area counties. The organizer will manage existing relationships with local Bay Area organizations, government, and institutions.

Organizers are GSO’s on-the-ground experts and are divided into several regions across California. In addition to regions, organizers are also responsible for leading sector outreach (e.g. seniors, college students) as assigned. Organizers are GSO’s direct link to their regional communities, work closely with grassroots leaders and local elected officials, and represent GSO at local events and meetings, sharing information about resources for low-income people and families, including tax credits (e.g. California & federal Earned Income Tax Credit) and public benefits.

Key Responsibilities

Build an active base of support among community members and leaders, including CBOs and local governments.

Increase awareness and utilization of GSO’s programs, tools and resources.

Represent GSO at meetings, public forums, presentations, trainings, etc

Identify opportunities to help GSO build power to impact local and national systems.

Collaborate with the Communications team to create toolkits, materials, and collateral to support GSO campaigns.

Partner with the Policy team to engage local elected officials and shape advocacy.

Skills & Experience

Demonstrated experience in building and managing partnership relationships and community-based organizing.

Excellent attention to detail.

Strong self-management, organizational, research, and multitasking skills.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to work remotely.

Familiarity with poverty, tax, or government benefits issue areas.

Hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have equivalent professional experience.


Ability to travel to local events.

Ability to work flexible hours with occasional weekends and evenings.

Desired Qualifications

Bilingual speaker and writer.

Experience working with virtual settings using Zoom, Google Hangouts, Slack, Google Suite, etc.

Experience with digital organizing, data list-building, and CRM systems (e.g. VoterBuilder/VAN, EveryAction, etc.).

Compensation & Benefits

The annual salary for the Bay Area Organizer will begin at $65,000, with final salary commensurate with the experience of the selected candidate. Golden State Opportunity offers a generous benefits package, including:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

Group and voluntary life insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Generous vacation and sick time allowance

14 paid holidays a year

Monthly phone allowance

Enrollment in employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (limit 2 pages), in PDF or Word format to jobs@goldenstateopportunity. org. Include “Bay Area Organizer” in the email subject line.