Research and Policy Manager
The research and policy manager will work with the director of research and policy in developing and executing projects focused on school quality and education reform, with a particular focus on low-income and other underserved groups of students. Through data analysis, research, and publications, the manager’s work will seek to develop stronger accountability between the public schools and the larger community. All of the work of the research and policy team is designed to help parents and their allies leverage reform, so the target audience often has little technical expertise. The research and policy manager will also work with the director of research and policy designing the policy work of the organization, with the goal of making clear the high-leverage reforms that will drive improvements in student achievement.
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OpenGov is a fast-growing venture-backed software company building a web platform for government budget and management reporting.
- Our mission is to give executives, staff and citizens game-changing new access to important public budget and financial data.
- Our entrepreneurial team is driven by the belief that we are creating software that will transform the public decision-making process in ways that improve all our lives
To thrive in this role, you’ll need deep professional knowledge of local government or school finance, work independently, communicate well, stay organized under pressure, have an accountant’s eye for detail, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing information and environment.
The Government Accounting Analyst will work directly with customers to help them interpret and format their charts of accounts, general ledger and transaction data for upload to our platform.
The Analyst has a critical role in welcoming new customers to OpenGov, and preparing their first data sets for upload. Customers rely on the Analyst’s detailed knowledge of government accounting concepts and practices, specific terminology, and reporting norms.
The Analyst maintains relationships with existing customers to upload additional data sets on an annual, quarterly, or monthly basis, introduce new features and functionality, and enhance the value of the platform.
Minimum Skill Requirements
- Two years experience as Assistant Finance Director, Accounting Manager or Senior Analyst in a government or school system.
- Ability to provide clear and effective telephone support and build positive relationships with customers.
- Strong Excel skills, including using Functions/ Formulas to manipulate data such as vlookup , error-checking, and cross-footing techniques, developing properly formatted reports, and using Excel in budget, cost analysis, or forecasts. Pivot tables, macros, and visual basic are not required.
- B.A. in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Public Administration, or related field.
- Demonstrable skills in governmental accounting. Upper division course work or related professional training is a plus.
Please send resume and cover letter explaining your specific work experience. Demonstrate knowledge of governmental accounting, development of sophisticated Excel spreadsheets, and complex data analysis within letter or with attachments.
Team members receive significant equity stakes, competitive salaries, loads of benefits, customizable workstations, and the opportunity to take on immense and meaningful challenges as we bring transformative tools to the local government financial landscape.
The Grant Writer will work with the Northern California Regional Coordinator and Development Manager to implement Building Skills Partnership’s (BSP) fundraising strategy statewide. BSP’s annual operating budget exceeds $1.7 million; approximately 30% of the budget is both restricted and unrestricted grants. The Grant Writer’s primary responsibility will be to assist in meeting fundraising goals (doubling income and diversifying supporters).
Local campaign is seeking hourly paid canvassers to join the campaign for its fall canvass program. This is a great position for aspiring politicos to learn about Direct Voter Contact.
Paid canvassers will work a minimum of 20 hours a week. Paid Canvassers play a critical role in ensuring we reach targeted voters in the District this November, as they will hold meaningful conversations with voters about issues within the district.
- Door to Door Canvassing
- Meeting daily canvassing goals
- Going door-to-door Identifying and persuading voters on behalf of the candidate.
- Recording results while placing a high expectation on accuracy of data
*Skills and Qualifications:*
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a team
- Valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation a plus
- Sense of humor and outgoing personality
- Comfortable with speaking with voters door to door
- Strong interest in political campaigns and Democratic politics a plus
- Attention to detail
Hourly rate is DOE(reimbursement for mileage may apply)
*To apply*, please email a resume firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “*Paid Canvasser*.” The committee is an equal opportunity employer, and employs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, height, weight, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status or disability.
Looking for Organizers & Canvassers
Paid opportunities available RIGHT NOW for hire. The November election is less than 75 days away and we are looking for good and motivated local Bay Area residents to work on various ballot measures and campaigns in the area.
For more information contact David at925-451-6655 or Eric at 415-419-7719
We have a chance for progressive change this November – let’s do it!
Save The Bay seeks a Field Outreach Coordinator to conduct targeted outreach and education on issues affecting the long-term health and sustainability of San Francisco Bay. Successful candidates will work with colleagues to implement elements of a regional campaign to engage communities in support of restoring Bay wetlands, expanding public access to the shoreline, and preventing trash and toxics from polluting the Bay.
This position reports to the Restoration Funding Campaign Manager.
Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of the Restoration Funding Campaign Manager at email@example.com with “Field Coordinator” in the subject line.
POSITION SUMMARY The Program Associate (PA) is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Program Director. The PA also works in coordination with the Executive Director (ED). The PA is the control center for Rebuilding Together Peninsula: serving as a hub for information for staff, volunteers, clients, and donors; providing oversight and direction for all office operations; and working in all three departments (program, development, and administration). The PA is also responsible for implementing Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP)’s year-round community outreach strategies, with a primary focus on generating interest in and applications for the National Rebuilding Day, Safe at Home, and other special programs. The PA works in collaboration with 8 other staff members and 2 AmeriCorps members to ensure the success of the National Rebuilding Day, Team Build, Safe at Home, and other year-round programs. RTP staff and volunteers work in a team-driven environment.
• Respond to incoming building visitors, phone calls, emails and letters.
• Develop, implement and maintain systems and strategies for making the office run smoothly, including but not limited to: pick up, open and distribute mail; make bank deposits; inventory, order and pick-up office supplies; coordinate pick-ups and deliveries; create and maintain up-to-date office filing; manage telephone system and postage machine
• Manage the office, including: computer and equipment purchasing, maintenance and back-up, establishing relationships with vendors, and general office purchasing, research and fulfillment
• Provide administrative support to Executive, Development and Program Directors
• Provide support to the part-time bookkeeper with credit card deposits, petty cash tracking, bill payments, credit card receipt collection and tracking, maintenance of vendor files, allocation of deposits and other related duties
• Maintain and manage database
• Process in-kind donor forms, check requests, and material and supply order forms as appropriate — both paper and online versions
• Manage correspondence with donors, Construction Captains, sponsors, Volunteer Coordinators, homeowners, city and county officials, suppliers and volunteers
• Planning, logistics and set-up for meetings and special events
• Support Board relations, meetings, activities and events
Client Relations/Community Outreach
• In coordination with the Program and Development Directors, develop and execute outreach strategy and materials to secure sufficient applications for all programs
• Coordinate applicant mailings to homeowners and community facilities throughout the year, including bulk mailings to referral agencies and prior applicants.
• Increase community awareness of RTP’s services by setting up presentations and meetings with referral organizations
• Develop relationships with other service providers to increase referral networks
• Process homeowner and community center applications for National Rebuilding Day, Safe at Home, Team Build and any special programs; follow-up with incomplete applications
• Confirm homeowner title and verify applicant qualifications – home ownership, residency, and income levels. Assist with police checks as needed.
• Participate in preview and review of potential projects
• Manage applicant and project databases
• Refer clients, as appropriate, to other services in the community
• Coordinate post-project follow-up with homeowners and community centers – obtaining client surveys, testimonials, “after” photos and referrals for future clients
Volunteer Development and Management
• Recruit skilled volunteers, volunteer groups, warehouse, office, outreach, and other special event volunteers to support organizational and program needs
• Serve as the initial contact for volunteer inquiries
• Forward interested volunteers to the appropriate staff person
• Train and manage office volunteers
• Prepare Construction Captain and Volunteer Coordinator handbooks, with input from other staff
• Assemble training and instructional manuals for various volunteer groups: previewers, runners, office, photographers, special event, etc.
• Prepare site maps and master site list
• Recruit and train NRD support volunteers
• Coordinate input of volunteer names into database
• Support PD, SAH Program Manager, and NRD Program Manager with volunteer appreciation events
• Oversee computer and network management
• Function as liaison with outsourced IT service-provider
• Ensure database timeliness and integrity, including oversight and training of office volunteers and new staff
• Manage mailing lists
• Coordinate and organize all data entry
• Coordinate input of volunteer names into database after National Rebuilding Day
• Assist with collection of in-kind donor forms for materials and labor used to support RTP programs.
• Support Dreams Happen (biennial children’s playhouse auction) and other special events
Other projects as assigned
• Commitment to serving low-income homeowners
• Impeccable organizational skills, significant attention to detail and follow-through, ability to work on multiple tasks in a growing and changing environment
• Self-starter, able to complete projects from start to finish
• Ability to work well with a diverse range of individuals from various ethnic, socio-economic, and living environments
• Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and maintain professional decorum under stress
• Strong communication skills with staff, volunteers, vendors, and clients
• Strong customer service mindset with effective and diplomatic, yet supportive communication style
• Ability to excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and desire to work with volunteers who provide and need varying levels of support
• Excellent writing skills
• Experience with accounting and bookkeeping
• Computer literacy with Macintosh-based Salesforce, Filemaker Pro, MS Office products, as well as online applications such as Constant Contact and SurveyMonkey.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights and weekends
• Spanish speaking a plus
• Education: College degree or commensurate experience
• Available to work on the last Saturday of April, National Rebuilding Day
Full-time, competitive salaried position ($30,000 – $40,000 DOE). Benefits package includes: medical, vision & dental insurance, vacation, sick leave and pension plan.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary history to: info@
or fax to: 650-366-9053
For information about the organization, visit www.
RTP will provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, political belief or activity or status as a veteran.
Third Plateau, is hiring!
Here are the basics: for both, they are looking for individuals who are ridiculously smart, critical thinkers, solid communicators, and really fun. They love the work they do, so they want people who can help them do more of it, do it better, and enjoy it as much as they do. Both jobs have salaries in the $40-46K range, plus benefits. If you know of anyone who would be a great fit, please forward the job postings along and encourage them to apply.