Why Work Here?

Richmond Community Foundation’s goal is to create healthy, sustainable communities in Contra Costa County. We believe in the Theory of Change, in which we identify a realistic long-term goal and consider what conditions need to be in place to reach it. The majority of our long-term goals entail measuring and tackling social and economic challenges that local residents face.

We take our community’s issues seriously and are continuously searching for concerned listeners, earnest thinkers, capable communicators, talented problem-solvers, and devoted professionals who want to learn, grow and most importantly, make the communities of Contra Costa County healthy and sustainable for the people who work, live and thrive here.

A career at RCF offers countless opportunities, an empowered workforce, and a supportive environment.  We pride ourselves in recognizing our associates’ and teams’ successes in our goal to solve our community’s most urgent concerns.

When you join RCF, you’ll find a culture where every person is a vital part of the solution and an essential voice of the community.  We aim to be a safe place for anyone on our staff to learn, explore and grow.  Ultimately, we strive to generate tangible results that will change the way our entire community works, lives and succeeds.

JOB OPENINGS

Rental Assistance Project CoordinatorEnsuring Opportunity

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Position 

RCF Connects and Ensuring Opportunity seeks a well-organized, savvy, relationship-oriented Rental Assistance Project Coordinator with housing-related direct service and/or community organizing experience to coordinate a new countywide rental assistance outreach program from August – November 2021. (This is a temporary position)

Responsibilities

  • Promoting and coordinating grants awarded by RCF Connects to community-based organizations to conduct outreach to tenants and/or support tenants in navigating through the state’s ERAP application portal;
  • Working with county- and community-based service providers to plan, promote, and support effective outreach activities to inform tenants throughout Contra Costa about rental assistance dollars available to them through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP).
  • Planning, convening and facilitating regular countywide and sub-regional meetings for RCF Connects’ ERAP outreach grantees, other community-based service providers, housing/tenant advocates, resident leaders, county staff, and other stakeholders;
  • Supporting data collection, analysis, and reporting on tenant outreach and navigation support activities related to ERAP in Contra Costa;
  • Regularly conveying key project data, successes, opportunities, and outcomes to Ensuring Opportunity management staff; and
  • Supporting communications to county staff and stakeholders on the project’s progress and outcomes.

Can you picture yourself doing this work successfully? Have a background that aligns with this work? Believe in our Mission? If you answered yes to all three of these things, then apply today! We’d love to hear from you.

Read the full job description and apply here.

RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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Senior Director, Restoring Neighborhoods

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Have you ever revisited a neighborhood from your youth and it’s changed for the better? The buildings are remodeled and look amazing, the parks resodded and spectacular, and the residents have voice and power in their lives and in their community. It’s uplifting, and there’s a buzz in the air.

This doesn’t happen on its own, and you can have the rewarding experience of reviving your local community for the better.

RCF Connects is hiring a Senior Director to spearhead our neighborhood restoration work. Our exciting and impactful mission is centered on rebuilding the neighborhoods that have not had the attention they need to flourish. We do this by renovating abandoned homes, turning them over to the community by providing low-cost transportation in their area. We’re pushing the envelope on social equity within these communities and this is an amazing opportunity to revive them while leaving a lasting impact.

Responsibilities

  • Visit project sites to assure the project is on time and completed to specification
  • Check-in with staff on the success of the engagement in local neighborhoods
  •  Vet new opportunities with city departments or an elected official for new projects
  • Meet with neighborhood council leaders on a regular basis for updates in the local community
  • Track project finances and pay contractors as needed

Skills

Brick and mortar community building experience in a Leadership role

Experience with identifying and leading community projects

Ability and interest in working with local communities to move projects along

Demonstrable skills in strategic planning and project execution

Familiarity with financial aspects of construction projects

Microsoft Office, and ability to read CAD blueprints

 

Benefits and Perks:

Salary Range: $90,000.00 – $98,000.00 Annually

100% paid employee health, dental, vision benefits

401k (+ match)

Flexible hybrid work model

Flex Spending Account (FSA)

Paid Time Off Program (graduated tiered starting at two weeks) + Up to 10 Paid Holidays + Up to four additional personal days each year + Paid Sick Days

Paid Bereavement

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Training & Development

Up to eight one-on-one coaching sessions

 

Can you picture yourself doing this work successfully? Have a background that aligns with this work? Believe in our Mission? If you answered yes to all three of these things, then apply today! We’d love to hear from you.

Read the full job description and apply here.

RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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Administrative Assistant – SparkPoint Contra Costa

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RCF Connects strives for healthy, thriving communities that are safe and diverse, and where families flourish and children are given new hope for a bright and abundant future. RCF serves as Co-Lead Agency for SparkPoint Contra Costa (SPCC)SPCC provides one-stop financial education centers that help struggling individuals and families make ends meet. Its mission is to Partner with agencies to empower individuals and families to become financially sustainable and advocates for social change.

RCF Connects is hiring a non exempt Administrative Assistant to aid us in our nationwide mission. You’d take your previous three plus years of experience as a secretary or receptionist and become the customer-facing professional we need. You’ll leverage your collaborative, empathetic, and organizational skills to help our management and staff on our mission.

Join us and change our world for the better, one community at a time.

Skills:

  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Experience with telephone-based customer service
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a multi-faceted office setting
  • Demonstrable proficiency with Microsoft office and Google calendar

Nice to have:

  • Fluent Spanish speaker
  • Familiarity with Salesforce
  • Some college

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and answer customer questions in timely manner
  • Greet and interact with clients and walk-ins in a courteous, respectful, and efficient manner
  • Answer and screen telephone calls in a professional and timely manner; take accurate messages with a high degree of professionalism and courtesy
  • Facilitate office open and close, general inquiries and escalation of phone calls when needed
  • Schedule meetings/appointments as required through Google calendar and Microsoft software suite
  • Direct clients to appropriate staff members when needed

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Benefits and Perks:

  • Salary Range: $39,520 – 45,760 DOE
  • 100% paid employee health, dental, vision benefits
  • 401k (+ match)
  • Flexible hybrid work model
  • Flex Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off Program (graduated tiered starting at two weeks) + Up to 10 Paid Holidays + Up to four additional personal days each year + Paid Sick Days
  • Paid Bereavement
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training & Development
  • Up to eight one-on-one coaching sessions

Can you picture yourself doing this work successfully? Have a background that aligns with this work? Believe in our Mission? If you answered yes to all three of these things, then apply today! We’d love to hear from you.

Read the full job description and apply here.

RCF Connects is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.

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In addition to any openings above, you may send your resume as a general inquiry by clicking here.

Employees at RCF enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay, retirement savings with employer match, paid time off, and work/life balance.