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.


Rental Assistance Project CoordinatorEnsuring Opportunity

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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 May-September 2021. (This is a temporary position)


  • 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.

Download the full job description for qualifications and compensation.
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Please send cover letter  via e-mail to: Stacey Street, Chief Operations Officer at sstreet@richmondcf.org

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.


  • 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


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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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.