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

Program Director, Equity for Black Women and Girls

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Position 

RCF Connects is hiring a Program Director to spearhead our work with local leadership and build a strong local presence for this exciting initiative. The Program Director role is a chance to lead an effort that responds to the needs expressed by Black Women and Girls in Contra Costa County. It’s the ideal opportunity to ensure that Black Women and Girls are valued, seen, heard, and served by an organization that values them for their potential and strong leadership. As a Program Director, you’ll work directly with the community to make this happen. You MUST be local and able to commute to the office in Richmond, CA.

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

Skills: 

  • A high-level, strategic understanding of social change and progressive movements backed by direct experience with grassroots efforts.
  • Excellent communication and written skills with the ability to articulate messages to different audiences.
  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders.

Nice to have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Ethnic Studies, Political Science or related field or at least 5 years of experience in community development, organizing, public policy, or similar field.

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct public presentations on the initiative, our goals, and achievements
  • Build relationships with those who will support this work
  • Lead and facilitate Taskforce meetings
  • Seek new opportunities to bring the equity message.
  • Work within the organization and the local community to build programs and systems that support black women
  • Work with funders to drive necessary resources to this work

Benefits and Perks:

Salary Range: $62,400.00 – $72,010.00 annually, pro-rated benefits, and vacation/sick time.

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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Budget Justice Coalition Program Manager, Ensuring Opportunity

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Position 

Ensuring Opportunity seeks a part-time Program Manager to direct and oversee Budget Justice Coalition programs, activities, and future growth. The Budget Justice Coalition Program Manager is an employee of RCF Connects and reports to the Senior Director of the Ensuring Opportunity Campaign.

Job responsibilities include:  

  • Engage, coordinate and support coalition members in budget advocacy activities
  • Develop productive relationships and meet with the Board of Supervisors, the County Chief Administrator’s Office, County department directors, and other County and community stakeholders, including residents most directly impacted by the County’s budgeting priorities and decisions.
  • Monitor, research and analyze County budgets (proposed and actual), special funding initiatives, budget reports, and other budget-related processes.
  • In partnership with residents, BJC members, and other stakeholders, develop and promote proposals to improve effective community engagement and transparency in County budget processes.
  • Support racial equity and social justice initiatives as they relate to budget issues
  • Develop and deliver training and presentations on the County budget document and County budgeting processes
  • Develop strong working relationships with partner organizations, both within Contra Costa County and regionally
  • Develop and share voter education materials regarding budget matters
  • In partnership with the Ensuring Opportunity Senior Director and RCF’s development staff, raise funds (primarily from foundations) to support BJC’s work.
  • Lead regular planning efforts with the Steering Committee and full membership to identify BJC’s goals and objectives
  • Work with RCF’s communications team to maintain the BJC website, send newsletters and other updates, and build a social media presence.

Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated skills in community organizing; able to build and lead coalitions and manage diverse constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Basic financial literacy and analytical skills.
  • Facility with spreadsheets.
  • Understanding of basic budgeting principles
  • Effective written and verbal communicator: able to distill complex data and information and convey critical points concisely and clearly to audiences with a wide range of financial and budgeting expertise, ranging from community members to funders to the County Board of Supervisors.

Salary/Benefits  

  • The salary is based on project funding
  • Compensation will be based on project funding and is a 25 hour per week non-exempt, hourly position that is not eligible to participate in RCF Connects benefits. 
  • The hourly rate is $32.45

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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Community Health Advocate Coordinator, Healthy Richmond

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Position 

Healthy Richmond seeks a full-time project staff that will support functions related to our 6-month project, Community Health Advocates (CHAs) Advancing Health Equity, including project coordination and community engagement activities and communications, and other duties as assigned. This project focuses on developing a multicultural coalition to advance health equity in CCHS. We will accomplish this through equitable democratized data collection, creating inclusive ecosystems within the system, and instituting equitable accountability measures. As a result, the project addresses a wide breadth of categories, including Social Inequalities based on (Class, Race/Ethnicity/Immigration Status), Institutional Inequities embedded in (Government agencies), Social Environment (Classism, racism, xenophobia/anti-immigrant bigotry). We will focus on elevating the voices of CCC’s historically marginalized communities, their intersections, and the specific challenges these populations face concerning the fallout and effects of COVID-19. This position will report to the Healthy Richmond Senior Director and is based in Richmond, CA. It may be necessary to travel to Bay Point, located in East Contra Costa County.

Qualifications:

  • Two years of relevant experience in providing support to community-based activities such as training, participatory research, or neighborhood-based community educational activities Recent Census canvassing is also relevant
  • Knowledge and experience of community organizing in communities of color
  • Knowledge of public health prevention-focused initiatives is a plus
  • Process facilitation capacity includes setting meeting agendas and goals, managing complex relationships, and resolving conflict
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse backgrounds and communities
  • Experience understanding and incorporating the perspective of impacted communities (including race, culture, gender, and socioeconomic differences) in consideration of impacts and outcomes of campaign goals and decisions of the project
  • Knowledge of system policy/practices in Contra Costa County that directly impact health and racial outcomes in communities that have been underrepresented and underserved
  • Experience and understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and the impacts on communities that have historically been under-resourced or marginalized to have access to and power in making decisions that directly impact their lives
  • Ability to adapt communication styles to diverse environments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in preparing materials for and presenting to diverse audiences
  • Self-motivated, reliable, and strong interest in committing to the HR Initiative’s work
  • Cultural humility to work effectively with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and various leaders within the HR structure (i.e., Collaborative partners, Access to Quality Healthcare Action Team)
  • Ability to plan workload and maximize resources while working on the project
  • Have access to reliable transportation and be willing to use it for job-related tasks
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Some travel outside the Richmond area will also be required.

Salary/Benefits  

  • Compensation will be based on project funding and is a 25 hour per week temporary, non-exempt, hourly position that is not eligible to participate in RCF Connects benefits.
  • The hourly rate is $32.45

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.