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Director of Program & Strategy @ Common Cause California

  • 22 Feb 2019 6:13 PM
    Message # 7179598
    Jason Fierman (Administrator)

    Director of Program & Strategy - Common Cause California

    San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States

    This position will require direct community organizing and policy work (redistricting and campaign finance reform in particular) in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. It will also require some strategic guidance and mentorship to geographically dispersed staff.


    Organize, recruit members, forge alliances, and educate the public and elected officials on Common Cause issues

    Work with ED and other staff to design, plan, fund, and implement strategies that further the expansion of California Common Cause


    Experience, education and are/technical proficiency:

    5+ years of experience in politics, nonprofits, or government

    Demonstrated leadership experience developing and implementing a strategic vision

    Flexibility in working style, marked by an ability to work closely with a range of personalities with the ability to resolve conflicts directly and professionally.

    Robust experience of effectively leading a performance- and outcome-based program and staff

    Exceptional writing skills and experience crafting messages for members, donors, and foundations.

    Strong technology skills with experience using MS Office and a membership database (CRM) such as VAN, Action Network, Nation Builder, or similar platform;

    Working knowledge and proficiency with social media tools including Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter.

    Ideally you’ll have:

    Commitment to and passion for Common Cause’s mission and vision

    Familiarity with Common Cause issues, especially redistricting and campaign finance reform.

    Community background in underrepresented communities and fluency in a second language used widely in California (e.g. Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc.)–strongly preferred.

    Capacity to adapt rapidly to changing priorities, objectives, and situations and still meet deadlines

    Experience working with geographically dispersed staff preferred

    Knowledge of political process, including understanding the connection between grassroots campaigns and the legislative process;

    Commitment to racial equity and racial justice.

    Willingness and ability to engage in regular regional travel with personal transportation and able to work some evenings and weekends. Miles driven will be reimbursed at the federal mileage rate.

    You’ll strive if you are/have:

    Strong work ethic, integrity, initiative, follow-through, and good judgment

    Experience as a trainer


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.


    $70,000 – $90,000, plus generous benefits package


    Please submit Resume and Cover Letter (applications without a Cover Letter will not be to Director of Human Resources at and include – Director of Programs and Strategy – CA in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.

    Last modified: 23 Feb 2019 3:38 PM | Jason Fierman (Administrator)

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