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

Controller

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RCF Connects (formerly Richmond Community Foundation) 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. Our work is driven by a strong aspiration to work with our communities to strengthen economic, racial, cultural, social, and gender equity.

Equity is both our organizational value and our goal. This is reflected in RCF’s commitment to achieve equity goals in hiring and to build a workforce with a range of experiences, backgrounds and abilities to serve our diverse communities. RCF strongly encourages applicants of color to apply.

Position Description:

The Controller is a key leadership position within the organization. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Controller serves on the Executive Team and will plan and manage the day-to-day operations of the finance department. The successful candidate will be a highly efficient, self-starter professional with excellent accounting skills and a can-do attitude. This is a full-time position. The Controller supports RCF Connects’ mission by managing RCF’s financial and accounting functions. As a member of senior management, the Controller participates in setting and supporting the fulfillment of broad organizational goals, including equity goals, objectives and policies which are approved by the RCF President and CEO and Board of Directors. The Controller will be responsible for accurate and timely accounting and financial reporting for RCF and its wholly-owned property development LLC, as well as for establishing and maintaining a strong system of internal controls.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all day-to-day accounting functions, including A/R, A/P, G/L, reconciliations, grant and fund accounting, and fixed assets for RCF and its wholly-owned property development LLC.
  • Plan and manage annual audit.
  • Plan and coordinate month-end and year-end close, including accurate preparation of journal entries and reconciliation of accounts.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements timely and accurately; prepare projections and provide cash flow analysis.
  • Report variances and concerns in a timely manner to CEO/Leadership Team.
  • Plan and coordinate IRS Form 990 and other required tax and regulatory filings.
  • Identify and drive significant improvements to daily procedures.
  • Serve as the financial expert in the organization’s accounting software (QuickBooks); assess and integrate other accounting programs, add-ons and services as needed.
  • Manage processes for payroll and personnel-related accounting.
  • Manage and train additional accounting staff [currently comprising 1.0 FTE staff accountant and 0.5 FTE A/P associate].
  • Support equity goals in technical analysis and fiscal decision making.
  • Work closely with President and CEO in the development and evaluation of various fringe benefit programs for staff.
  • Make recommendations regarding organizational and programmatic strategic growth.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in accounting.
  • 5-7 years of accounting experience with at least 3-5 years of experience as a Controller of a similarly-sized nonprofit organization.
  • Experience understanding and incorporating the perspectives of diverse communities (including race, culture, gender, and socioeconomic differences), in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of fiscal decision-making processes and technical analysis.
  • Knowledge to understand and assess the investment strategies, allocations and results of a diverse portfolio, which especially impacts outcomes in underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in preparing materials for and presenting to diverse audiences.
  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit GAAP.
  • Extensive expertise with fund and grant accounting.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to thrive and work accurately in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Cultural humility to work effectively with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and board members with an understanding of institutional and structural racism and bias and the impacts on historically underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Experienced planner and ability to multi-task; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or public administration.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Experience with the products of the securities industries sufficient to manage the relationship between an investment advisor and the foundation’s Finance Committee.

SALARY/Benefits

Salary range starts at $92,200.
This is an exempt, full-time position.
Health benefits, vacation, sick leave and retirement options are provided.

Download the full Controller Job Description here.  The position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to: Jim Becker, Chief Executive Officer (CEO): jbecker@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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Campaign Manager, Healthy Richmond

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The Healthy Richmond initiative is part of 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) initiative is committed to racial and health equity goals and actively supports collective campaign strategies that aim to shift systems policy and practice to benefit low-income communities and communities 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 serve diverse communities and implement key campaign strategies 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; as such, RCF employs key staff who provide ongoing support and coordination for the work of the Healthy Richmond Initiative.

Position Description:

Healthy Richmond seeks an exempt, full-time Campaign Director that will support functions related to our Healthy Richmond (HR) Initiative including project coordination/community engagement activities, evaluation and technical assistance, communications and other duties as assigned. This position will report to the Healthy Richmond Senior Director and is based in Richmond, CA.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Campaign Management

  • Lead relevant HR BHC meetings including monthly Steering Committee meetings, HUB staff meetings, designated Action Team campaign meetings, and related TCE/BHC meetings, as needed.
  • Work closely with HR Senior Director to provide support to the HR/BHC Initiative, and act as the staff liaison between the Action Teams and HR Hub by providing equity-based research and campaign analysis needed for campaign and fund development decision-making.
  • Lead Action Teams and coalitions that motivate specific outcomes, establish accountability, and incorporate racial and health equity strategies, resulting in actions owned by the community, and opportunities for new community leadership.
  • Manage, facilitate and support HR Action Teams to achieve the change strategies identified in the HR priority campaign dashboards and plans.
  • Facilitate on-going dialogue, collaboration, resident and youth involvement in diverse groups of stakeholders to achieve outcomes.
  • Leverage community partnerships and opportunities within the Action Teams and related coalitions to advance their work and the HR outcomes, as appropriate.
  • Interface with The California Endowment (TCE) and the RYSE Center’s Richmond Youth Organizing Hub, and other partners.
  • Leverage community partnerships and opportunities within the Action Teams to advance their work and the HR outcomes, as appropriate.

Evaluation and Technical Assistance

  • Work closely with the HR Senior Director and Evaluation Learning Specialist (Consultant) to promote Healthy Richmond progress to internal and external audiences, and develop HR tools to track local impact, and support TCE evaluation efforts to document the work across all BHC sites.
  • Collect data that measures the scope and effectiveness of messages, relating them to goals identified in the HR campaign goals.
  • Interface between the Action Teams and sub-contracted data and evaluation team, TCE’s evaluation staff and others to support the evaluation and learning process that will build deeper organizational capacity to use data information to advance their work.

Communications

  • Serve as the lead media contact for the HR initiative
  • Work with RCF Connects’ Director of Marketing and Communications to develop a media network with the diverse media outlets to promote HR BHC campaigns and activities including PR, press releases, and press conferences.
  • Promote the branding, messaging and video storytelling for the HR Hub and participate in the cross-BHC site coordination.
  • Implement and update as needed a communication plan for the Healthy Richmond (HR) Initiative.
  • Provide overall coordination of website development and maintenance of e-mail blasts, social media strategies to engage the broader community.
  • Assist in creating media action plans for Action Teams in HR, including identifying topics and generate messages that inform the community of local efforts to achieve campaign goals.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required, preferably in Communications, Public Policy, Public Health or a related field.
  • Three years of increasing responsibility working in non-profit, government, or public sectors; experience in working across sectors and low-income communities is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in an agency providing public relations and media services in a community setting.
  • Knowledge of community organizing and public health prevention-focused initiatives.
  • Process facilitation capacity, including the ability to set meeting agendas and goals, manage complex relationships and resolve conflict.
  • Campaign management skills including the ability to guide vision and strategy, advance policy and support aligned activities.
  • 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 the consideration of impacts and outcomes of campaign goals and decisions of the initiative.
  • 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 BHC Initiative’s work.
  • Cultural humility to work effectively with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and various leaders within the hub structure (i.e., Steering Committee, Action Team Co-Chairs, and consultants).
  • Ability to plan workload and maximize resources while working on multiple projects.
  • Have access to reliable transportation and 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

Salary range starts at $60,000.
This is an exempt, full-time position.
Health benefits, vacation, sick leave and retirement options are provided.

Download the full HR Campaign Manager Job Description here.  The position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to: Stacey Street, Chief Operations Officer (COO): 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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Policy, Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager, EO

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Ensuring Opportunity is a “big-tent” initiative that brings together diverse sectors, stakeholders, and interests to engage in policy advocacy and systems change to address the root causes of poverty and injustice. Our mission will be fulfilled when all Contra Costa residents have the resources they need to support themselves and their loved ones, and have a powerful voice in shaping local political, cultural and economic systems.

We believe that poverty is not inevitable and can be eradicated by our collective actions. We hold that equity and justice must be at the center of our public systems, especially those serving residents who are struggling to make ends meet. Founded five years ago, Ensuring Opportunity’s strength resides in our proven ability to bring diverse groups together to identify shared interests and create strategies for meaningful change.

Position Description:

The Policy, Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager will work with a small team at RCF Connects, reporting to the Senior Director for Ensuring Opportunity. The work culture is both autonomous and deeply collaborative, with a strong commitment to building and modeling inclusiveness and belonging. The right candidate will be deeply committed to equity and fairness, and equally comfortable working independently and in partnership with others, and interested in systemic solutions to institutional racism and other unjust social and economic structures.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy Development

  • Provide thought leadership/partnership to Ensuring Opportunity’s Senior Director, Leadership Team, key allies and stakeholders in formulating Ensuring Opportunity’s goals, priorities, and strategic approach.
  • Link policy issues and cross-inform/engage the various issues, sectors, geographic regions and coalitions in which Ensuring Opportunity participates.

Project Management – examples include:

  • Coordinate key Ensuring Opportunity housing strategies, including our annual Contra Costa Housing Summit, and development of a countrywide housing needs assessment.
  • Organize town halls, forums and other community engagement events, often in partnership with coalitions or specific partners.

Coalitions and Community Advocacy:

  • Lead or participate in local, county and regional coalitions that advocate for systems/policy changes in one or more of Ensuring Opportunity’s key policy areas, including economic security, housing, health, community safety, food security, immigrant protections, and budget justice.
  • Support the engagement and leadership of residents — as service consumers and/or community advocates — who are engaged with Ensuring Opportunity’s policy focus areas.

Communications and Community Engagement:

  • Work with Ensuring Opportunity’s Senior Director and RCF Connect’s Director of Marketing & Communications to develop strategies to support EO’s planned focus on challenging and changing common narratives around poverty and injustice in Contra Costa, with an over-arching goal of shifting community members’ and policymakers’ focus from individual behaviors to systemic failures and root causes.
  • Support and implement messaging strategies to educate and engage people who are “not yet in the tent” —  but are still persuadable — regarding our stance that poverty can be addressed through system/policy shifts.
  • Work with EO’s Senior Director to prepare regular updates to the Leadership Team, RCF Staff and external partners and stakeholders.

Supervison:

  • Recruit, train and support the learning experience of program interns (high school/university)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • At least three years of experience (paid position and/or as a community advocate) in one or more of Ensuring Opportunity’s policy areas, including housing affordability, health access, food security, education, community safety, budget justice, and/or immigrant protections.
  • Commitment to achieving economic and racial equity for all residents of Contra Costa.
  • Experience working in/with diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to changing systems and policies in order to address root causes of poverty.
  • Strong understanding of the intersectionality of the policy and systems issues that Ensuring Opportunity is working to address. Capacity to work within and across multiple issues and systems.
  • Understanding of institutional and structural racism and bias, and the impacts on historically underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Cultural humility to work effectively with a team of ethnically and racially diverse colleagues and board members.
  • Experience in building strong working relationships with diverse constituencies, such as public system leaders, low-income communities, service providers, elected officials, businesses, labor representatives, community-based and base-building organizations, faith communities, academic institutions, and regional and statewide policy organizations.
  • Experience working effectively in coalitions.
  • Systems thinker who can spot trends, connections, and opportunities.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Deep curiosity, open to learning, a quick study
  • Strong emotional intelligence and good judgment.
  • Access to reliable transportation. (Significant local travel is required.)

(Please download the full job description for additional job requirements)

SALARY/Benefits

Salary range starts at $60,000; initial salary depends on experience.
This is an exempt, full-time position.
We offer a competitive benefits package, flexible work schedule, and professional/leadership development opportunities.

Download the full JOB DESCRIPTION & QUALIFICATIONS here.  The position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter and resume to: Stacey Street, Chief Operations Officer (COO): 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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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.