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Director of Organizing

San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Parent Voices Oakland (PVO), a chapter of Parent Voices of California, is a parent-led, grassroots organization fighting for affordable, accessible, quality child care and other family-centered policies to build power for parents, children and childcare providers across Alameda County. PVO achieves this by building effective campaigns toward economic, racial, gender, and educational justice. For more information, please visit

Some of PVO’S priority program areas include:

  • Expanding access to high quality, affordable child care to all families.
  • Improving working conditions and pay for child care providers, who are primarily Black and Brown women, thus building a sustainable early childhood education workforce that ensures a unified voice for ECE with parents and caregivers.
  • Building power among Bay Area parents with young children - particularly Black, Brown and Indigenous parents, and parents with moderate to low incomes to ensure they can transform the systems that impact their lives.
  • Addressing the impact that institutional racism, lack of access to health care, economic supports, environmental health, and safety from policing has on the wellness of black birthing people and infants.

Some of PVO’S recent wins include:

  • Passing Measure C in March of 2020, a revenue raising ballot measure which will raise $150 million annually to ensure all families have access to child care, provider wages are increased, and fund a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at Children’s Hospital Oakland.
  • Organized and won the first pilot in Alameda County to provide emergency child care vouchers and housing referrals for families experiencing homelessness.Passing state legislation to ensure parents taking ESL and GED classes can access child care.
  • Organized to increase Oakland’s investment in Head Start by $14.1 million.

Please note that PVO does not operate community services directly. Rather, we support spaces for families to build relationships and develop their community leadership.


PVO is seeking an Community Organizer as our new Director of Organizing. This role will be responsible for strategic direction of PVO’s campaigns and organizing initiatives. They will work closely with PVO organizing staff and parent leaders by coordinating organizing campaigns to expand affordable child care in Oakland, Alameda County, and throughout the State of California in collaboration with our Statewide network. The DOA will design and implement leadership development opportunities for families.


Full participation in advanced organizing trainings. Topics that will likely be covered include:

Leadership Development

  • Develop strategic campaign plans with the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to carry out the plan.
  • Collaborate with Program Director to create professional development plan for PVO organizing staff.
  • Work with PVO organizers to develop leadership skills of PVO’s base of parents in base building efforts through community outreach, community presentations, meeting facilitation, phone banking, 1:1 recruitment.
  • Manage and ensure leadership development tracking using administrative systems and 1:1 leader development and check-ins.

Staff Management and Supervision

  • Supervise and support PVO Community Organizers in recruiting parents and providers as participants in PVO campaigns, mobilizations, workshops, and community forums/events.
  • Set goals, ability to effectively track metrics to create strategies to support PVO Community Organizers’ ability to reach turnout goals to meetings, events, actions, and parent workshops.
  • Carry out employee reviews and create work plans for PVO Community Organizers.
  • Create and administer trainings to further develop the skills of PVO Community Organizers
  • Responsibilities may include training and managing field organizing staff around basic PVO organizing principles and campaigns (dependent on local office staffing needs).

Recruitment & Outreach

  • Director of Organizing will have a key role in developing intensive recruitment and outreach program including: conceptualizing structure, analysis of target geographies, assessment of community assets, managing organizers an accountable, and dynamic governance structure for parent leaders.
  • Effectively establish relationships with parents at child care centers, in-home family child care providers, and other early education spaces.
  • Outreaching to parents in Oakland and targeted areas of Alameda County.
  • Manage accurate contact lists, database, and charts.
  • Coordinate with graphic designer and communications team to create training materials, flyers, talking points, and other materials for campaigns.
  • Train Community Organizers to prepare parents to publicly share their stories.

Civic Engagement and Movement Building:

  • Strategize ways to outreach to parents and voters about policies and campaigns related to parents, kids, and early childhood education.
  • Take part in advancing PVO priority issues through the county and state budget process including turnout to county and statewide budget hearings.
  • Train and manage PVO Community Organizers in building relationships with community and political allies to support campaigns, our members, and organizational goals.
  • Develop strategic campaign plans with the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to carry out the plan.
  • Lead efforts to build coalitions and committees that support mission of organization.
  • Participate in variety of strategic coalitions and committees.



  • Must live in and be very familiar with Alameda County (beyond Oakland)
  • Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends.
  • Valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record and regular access to your own transportation.
  • Must be able and willing to travel occasionally, primarily in state and occasionally to other states.
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, Google Docs, Canva, Keynote, and MS Office Suite (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Frequently required to lift, push, pull up to 30 pounds; daily work will include sitting, standing, and walking for prolonged periods of time
  • Organizing experience or relevant experience in labor, grassroots community organizing and supporting grassroots leadership development
  • Experience building, organizing, and maintaining committees in multi-racial workplaces or communities.
  • Significant campaign leadership, organizing and base building, and coalition building experience.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively recruit and retain individuals who identify as members of an organized group.
  • Experience developing talking points, preparing parent leaders for media and administrative interviews, and strategic use of social media.
  • Demonstrated success and comfort facilitating community meetings and group discussions.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a demanding environment.
  • Ability and desire to work well and connect with people of diverse ages and backgrounds, including those who have experienced various forms of trauma.
  • Passion for child care, early education, young children, and families.
  • Relevant experience working with coalitions
  • Strong understanding of coalition dynamics
  • Ability to represent the interests of PVO and its members in an external group setting


  • Bi-lingual/multi-lingual strongly preferred.
  • 4-year college degree or relevant experience
  • Policy advocacy experience


  • Full-Time, -Exempt, Healthcare and Benefits
  • $75,000 - $85,000
  • Director of Organizing will report to the Executive Director or Deputy Director.



Company Description
Parent Voices Oakland (PVO), is a parent-led grassroots organization that advocates for affordable, accessible, quality child-care. PVO organizes and empowers families with the highest need to build effective campaigns toward economic and educational justice.

PVO is Black-led organization focused on building power among Bay Area parents, particularly Black and Brown parents, to ensure they can transform the systems that impact their lives. While childcare advocacy is and will continue to be a key component of PVO’s work, its primary focus is on growing a beautiful and powerful political home for impacted parents, families and caregivers to shape a region where parenting is just and equitable, and families are cared for. As part of its work, Parent Voices Oakland has won significant victories, including the passage of Measure C, which raises $150 million annually to expand access to early education and child care for all children in the county. Moving forward, PVO will be working to implement Measure C and continue to push to center parents’ voices and power in the midst of COVID.



San Francisco, CA


Non Profit