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The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) is the largest reinvestment coalition in the nation. Since our inception, we have worked with our members and allies in the fight for economic justice. CRC envisions a future where we reimagine systems of capital built around anti-racist economic justice systems; where capital centers on the needs of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities first and foremost. Our campaigns focus on closing the racial wealth gap by moving from an economy based on extractive profit-taking to an economy centered on people-driven investment, where Black and Brown communities are not only at the center of that investment, but also are the drivers and decision-makers of that investment.

In the past six years, CRC campaigns have resulted in more than $60 billion invested in California BIPOC communities to promote affordable housing, homeownership, small business ownership and other community-driven investments. Our advocacy and legal actions have resulted in corporate and public policy wins and have provided financial restitution to people harmed by discriminatory business practices. CRCs Executive Director has testified as a subject matter expert before Congress and has been profiled and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New YorkerThe Washington Post, Univision and other national media outlets.

Position: Digital Communications Associate

Summary:

Full time, exempt employee
Anywhere in CA (Remote during COVID), open to all California residents.
Salary: $67,000 to $75,000

Position Summary: 

CRC is seeking a Digital Communications Associate to help its team meet the needs of its audiences and various stakeholders. The mission of CRC reimagines systems of capital that reverse the legacy of redlining and ongoing structural racism. We accomplish this mission through building an alternative to the extraction economy where capital is redistributed and BIPOC communities hold power. You can learn more about CRC’s mission at calreinvest.org/about/.

The ideal candidate is familiar with issues related to social, housing, and economic justice. He/She/They are passionate about telling the history and legacy of structural racism, the decades of advocacy to rectify the exclusion of BIPOC communities from financial systems and building wealth, and how communities work to address this embedded racism.

The Digital Communications Associate works under the direction of the Communications Manager to produce and post content across CRC’s social and digital platforms. He/She/They will have demonstrated experience managing social media channels and websites. 

CRC has offices in Los Angeles and Oakland. Once Covid 19 restrictions are lifted, there may be an expectation to work from an office. 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Under the direction and supervision of the Communications Manager, the Digital Communications Associate produces content on CRC’s social media channels, including writing posts, uploading videos, and creating graphics or other visuals.
  • Monitor and report out on social media analytics and campaigns.
  • Attend demonstrations, events and other CRC-related activities to capture social media content when necessary.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of a monthly and annual social media calendar.
  • Develop, maintain and edit website content and landing pages. Experience with WordPress is a plus. 
  • Utilize analytic tools to maximize engagement and reach of content.
  • Assist in creating, deploying and tracking email campaigns.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing and/or related experience/training.
  • Second language, particularly Spanish, is preferred.
  • Experience managing social media.
  • Knowledge of CRC, its mission, vision and goals.
  • A commitment to or desire to understand social, economic and housing justice.
  • Solid written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Familiarity with current web design principles.
  • Familiarity with deeloping websites for accessibility standards and compliance.
  • Familiarity with political organizing and communications tools like VAN and EveryAction is a plus. 

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications for the job, to jobs@calreinvest.org. Include “Digital Communications Associate” in the subject line. The job is open until filled. 

We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, people with disabilities, LGBT individuals, and foreign-born individuals to apply. CRC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, CRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Position: Research Analyst, Corporate and Policy Campaigns

Summary:

Full time, exempt employee
Bay Area or Los Angeles
Salary: $65K – $75K/year, DOE

Position Summary

CRC’s Corporate and Policy Campaign Researcher will conduct research using various data sets to support existing CRC campaigns, and to help inform future campaigns. Currently, CRC is co-sponsoring state legislative bills that would impose transparency and tax obligations on opaque limited liability companies and large corporate landlords, respectively. The Research Analyst will work with existing data sets and CRC allies and members to help us better understand our rapidly consolidating property ownership landscape in California, the impacts that this dynamic has on low income tenants, potential homebuyers, and communities of color, and the role that financial institutions play. CRC is also designing a multi-year campaign to ensure sufficient regulatory oversight of financial institutional actors that are not adequately and fairly providing access to working families and not sufficiently reinvesting in communities. The Research Analyst will also support CRC’s ongoing work to hold banks accountable to their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act, fair housing, fair lending, and consumer protection laws. To that end, the Research Analyst will help identify whether banks are well serving communities, redlining communities, or otherwise harming communities. Finally, the Research Analyst will help CRC devise effective ways to engage our broad membership to provide meaningful data to illuminate community needs, challenges and successes.

The researcher is supported by and works with direction from the Deputy Director based in the Bay Area. We would prefer candidates in the Bay or Los Angeles, and since the position is remote, candidates from any where in California are welcome to apply.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research projects to support and inform CRC corporate and policy campaigns.
  • Identify, obtain and analyze existing data sets on bank and corporate conduct relating to financials, lending, products, consumer services, foreclosures and debt collection, litigation, complaints, and trends.
  • Use mathematical models, statistical software and mapping platforms to analyze and display findings relating to lending disparities and related trends.
  • Link various datasets to illuminate connections between various entities, such as banks that are financing property owners engaged in problematic conduct.
  • Communicate research findings in accessible ways to various stakeholders, including: internal colleagues, CRC member organizations, policy makers, financial institutions and other corporate entities, federal and state regulators, media, and the public.
  • Draft reports, charts, maps, infographics and other collateral on research findings and trends for use by various stakeholders.
  • Work with CRC staff, members and allies to develop recommendations and strategies to change corporate conduct, public policy and litigation strategies.

Position Requirements

  • Facility with statistical software and mathematical models.
  • Sharp analytical skills in order to efficiently identify key research findings and draw conclusions, and the ability to see how these conclusions fit into a larger campaign or effort to address community needs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Commitment to social justice.
  • Some experience working with community organizations and diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Must have access to reliable internet.

Compensation, benefits and culture:

This is a full time, permanent position. The salary range is $65,000 to $75,000 per year, depending on experience. CRC offers a robust benefits package, including health insurance and retirement benefits.

CRC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, CRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter and one relevant writing sample of your choice to jobs@calreinvest.org with “Research Manager” in the subject line. Short listed candidates may be asked for additional writing samples and references. The position is available until filled. No calls, please.

Senior Organizer

Summary: 

The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) is the largest reinvestment coalition in the nation with three hundred member organizations. Since our inception, CRC has worked with our members and allies to provide greater economic equity and access to financial resources for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities throughout California.  CRC envisions a future where we reimagine systems of capital built around anti-racist economic justice systems; where capital centers the needs of BIPOC first and foremost, and where we move from an economy based on extractive profit-taking to an economy centered on people-driven investment, where Black and Brown communities are not only at the center of that  investment but are the drivers and decision makers of that investment.

CRC’s members include CFDI’s, housing counselors, affordable housing providers, tenants’ rights organizations, small business technical assistance providers, multi-service agencies, and other community-serving organizations. This network of “financial first responders” work directly with impacted communities in hard-to-reach urban and rural communities. 

In the past six years, CRC bank accountability campaigns have resulted in more than $60 billion investment in California BIPOC communities. As a core pillar of our work to close the racial wealth gap, these campaigns have resulted in investments that promote affordable housing, home ownership, and small business ownership and other investments that benefit BIPOC communities. 

CRCs also successfully advocates for equitable investment and consumer protections at the federal and state level regulators and legislators. We have secured CFPB action in defense of low income communities and our statewide wins include the nation’s most comprehensive HomeOwner Bill of Rights, the first in the country right of first offer for tenants in foreclosure sales and EBT for Free. We are currently advocating for corporate landlord accountability and designing the CA State CRA. 

Position Summary: 

CRC reimagines systems of capital that reverse the legacy of redlining and ongoing structural racism through building an alternative to the extraction economy where capital is redistributed and BIPOC communities hold power not Wall Street. To this end we will begin to offer training support to our member organizations in understanding the history and legacy of structural racism and the decades of advocacy to rectify the exclusion of Black people from financial systems of building wealth and how today this embedded racism also impacts other people of color communities. 

Ideal candidate will be well-versed in how racial and economic justice issues are related. She/he/they have a deep and well-formed understanding of political, institutional, and structural barriers that BIPOC communities face in building economic power and wealth.

Ideal candidates for the position also have experience building common cause among broad array of stakeholders. Some experience training and developing pedagogy for adult learners including those with little experience in formal learning settings and/ or are limited English speakers, will be helpful.

This position is part of the Organizing team and as such is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with Bay Area organizational members and partners and individual leaders we train. The position is supported by the Organizing and Campaigns Director. 

The candidate must be based in one of the five Bay Area counties, or you must be willing to relocate. Post COVID co-working in our Oakland office a few times a week is required. Some travel to Sacramento, Los Angeles and other regions in CA is required. Adequate notice will be provided prior to any travel.  

Key Responsibilities:

Racial Justice Training and Leadership Development:

  • Lead curriculum development for training of CRC members: staff of organizations and clients of organizations. Specific modules for housing, capital for small businesses and banking generally will need to be developed. 
  • Lead training/ workshops and convene member organizations across communities (initially this will be done remotely during COVID). 
  • Further develop materials and collateral needed for training
  • Collaborate with content experts to shape, update, and communicate CRC’s positions on public policy and racial equity issues

 

Campaigning:

  • Works closely with community partners to design and implement objectives and strategies that accomplish CRC’s racial equity focused campaign goals 
  • Contribute meaningfully to coalition building such that CRC’s members and the BIPOC  communities they work with are represented in each policy campaign
  • Lead preparation and coordinate regular visits of CRC member orgs with policy makers and, as needed, with Federal, State and local elected officials
  • Participate in stakeholder coalitions and workgroups on behalf of CRC in order to influence policy development and maintain a consistent presence in community, government, and political circles

 

Overall responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively and positively with Organizing and Campaigns team and other programmatic staff to achieve overall program goals and advance the mission of CRC
  • Contribute to long term strategic planning 

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of organizing/community engagement experience and/or program and corporate or public policy advocacy experience 
  • Experience in Adult Popular Education methods, a plus
  • Experience in policy development and advocacy strongly preferred
  • Experience working with a diverse group of community-based organizations, coalition building, and relationship building, strongly preferred
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work independently, required
  • Regional and Statewide travel required once the pandemic is over
  • Spanish language, preferred

Compensation:

  • Salary Range: $70,000- $80,000
  • Remote work stipend
  • Benefits package includes medical, dental and vision plans at no cost to the employee. A 5% employer  contribution in a 401k retirement savings plan. Generous PTO. 

CRC staff currently and for the foreseeable future work remotely.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the job, to jobs@calreinvest.org. Include Senior Organizer in the subject line. The job is open until filled. 

We strongly encourage people of color, people of diverse gender identities, women, people with disabilities, LGBT individuals, and foreign-born individuals to apply. CRC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, CRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Economic Wellness Promoter

Summary:
Part-time (20hrs/week): $22.00/hr
Bay Area and Los Angeles, Flexible (remote)

The California Reinvestment Coalition builds an inclusive and fair economy that meets the needs of communities of color and low-income communities by ensuring that banks and other corporations invest and conduct business in our communities in a just and equitable manner. We envision a future in which people of color and low-income people live and participate fully and equally in financially healthy and stable communities, and have equal access to resources that build household and community wealth.

Over the past 30 years, CRC has grown to become the largest statewide community reinvestment coalition in the country. CRC members include financial counseling organizations, community-based consumer advocates, multi-service agencies, affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, tenants’ rights organizations, fair housing agencies, housing counseling agencies, small business technical assistance providers, legal services agencies, and other community-based organizations.

Position Summary

CRC’s Economic Wellness Promotoras conduct outreach, financial and economic literacy and resiliency education. They disseminate information serving as the bridge between people and financial service providers, social service agencies and relative nonprofits. The Promotoras are change agents within their naturally occurring social networks. CRC’s policy and corporate advocacy is informed by the learning from this hands-on engagement in communities.

In the context of COVID-19, CRC adapted this door-to-door and in person model to a highly responsive virtual (phone and internet) based education program leading to protections for families from scams and predatory products and connecting them to relief resources that can provide alternatives to predatory loans. The rapid response promotoras have increased access to capital for the most marginalized communities in this time of crisis and increased need.
CRC will provide training to all promotoras on specific issues and our approach to it. The position will be primarily focused on outreach to LMI families throughout California.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Educate community members on federal, state and local resources available in response to the pandemic, along with connection to organizations to provide assistance and counseling to prevent evictions, foreclosures, and financial distress to mediate the impact and loss of family wealth and assets (home, auto, savings). This happens via phone calls, zoom calls, house meetings and community gatherings. Information is relayed by distributing newsletters, articles, and informative brochures.
  • Promote and educate community members on financial and economic topics specific to community needs; including: workshops and perform a wide variety of clerical work to support the program
  • Promote access to safe, affordable financial services through branches, online/mobile banking platforms, and/or other resources available in communities.
  • Build informed and engaged communities who are effective storytellers in the policy change campaigns. Identify strong speakers and support their development in telling their stories.
  • Identify additional methods to reach and engage community members
  • Develop and maintain a community and outreach partnership list
  • Assist in the outreach efforts with new and existing partners (i.e. non-profits, local government entities)
  • Position Requirements
  • Experience with community education or community outreach
    Comfortable working virtually
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Should be comfortable developing relationships and working with key community stakeholders
  • Comfortable with virtual tools for engagement
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Must have access to internet
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed
    Second language preferred but not required.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@calreinvest.org with Economic Wellness Promotora in the subject line. The position is available until filled.
No calls, please.

The California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) is the largest statewide community reinvestment coalition in the country, with over 300 member organizations across California that provide services to tens of thousands of Californians. CRC members include affordable housing developers, community development financial institutions, housing counseling agencies, small business technical assistance providers, legal services agencies, and community-based organizations.

CRC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, CRC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.