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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.
The Healthy Richmond initiative is part The California Endowment (TCE) -funded statewide effort known as Building Healthy Communities (BHC). Through BHC, TCE learned that activism, advocacy, community organizing, and civic participation to build people power has a significant and meaningful impact on the community and environmental conditions that affect health. The Healthy Richmond (HR) “Hub” is committed to racial & health equity and actively supports collective campaign strategies that aim to shift systems policy and practice to benefit low-income communities and communicates of color. The initiative is in year 8 of a 10-year TCE funded effort. The resident and partner leadership within the Healthy Richmond Hub will be designing a sustainability plan over the next 6 months to design a new organizational structure and collective plan to implement beyond 2021. RCF Connects is the host agency for Healthy Richmond RCF’s intent is to enable the operation of a strong, integrated partnership with its initiatives. RCF will employ key staff who will provide ongoing support and coordination for the work of the Healthy Richmond Initiative.
Assumes responsibility for the implementation of a single program, ensuring compliance with stated objectives of the project. Coordinates the work of others within the program; works with other initiatives as necessary. Healthy Richmond seeks a full-time Project Manager who will support functions related to our Healthy Richmond (HR) Initiative including community organizing activities focused on resident power building, project coordination tasks related to HR collective meetings and events, communications and other duties as assigned. The HR Initiative is dedicated to addressing physical, social, and economic factors and systems by working with multiple sectors and stakeholders, from individuals to large public systems. This position will report to the Healthy Richmond Senior Director and is based in our Richmond office.
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in Public Policy, Public Health, Social Welfare, or 2 years of relevant experience in community organizing, policy advocacy, and/or public health prevention-focused initiatives.
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in community organizing, policy advocacy, and/or public health prevention-focused initiatives.
- Some experience working in non-profit, government, or public sectors; experience in working across sectors and low-income communities is highly desirable.
- Process facilitation capacity, including the ability to set meeting agendas and goals, manage complex relationships and resolve conflict.
- Project management skills including the ability to guide vision and strategy, advance policy and support aligned activities, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Self-motivated, reliable and strong interest in committing to the HR Initiative’s work.
- Some knowledge of the economic, political and social environments of
- Ability to be flexible, multi-task, plan and prioritize workload and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong professional caliber communication skills with proficiency in using multiple social media channels including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, interactive web sites and blogs. Some understanding of underlying principles for the use of media advocacy utilizing social media to promote community organizing and policy advocacy goals.
- Ability to compose, edit, design and produce communications including flyers and event invitations.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Able to work with diverse community members including the ability to effectively create alliances between groups.
- Bilingual in Spanish and ability to perform interpretation and written translation is highly preferred.
- Have access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks.
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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Employees at RCF enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, competitive pay, retirement savings with employer match, paid time off, and work/life balance.