Job Opportunities

San Francisco Adult Probation Department seeks a Public Service Aide

This is a part-time position. 

The Probation Aide training program is designed to offer various types of trainee or entry level opportunities in a variety of settings within the Adult Probation Department.  The position will provide an introduction to Probation career options and role models while allowing incumbents to learn about the Adult Probation Department’s work environment.
The Adult Probation Department uses evidence based supervision practices to provide meaningful supervision and case management for probation clients under the Department's supervision. The Department specializes with gender specific, sex offender, domestic violence, gang, mental health, transitional aged youth, substance abuse, reentry services, victim restitution, post release community supervision and mandatory community supervision.
The Adult Probation Department is committed to providing qualified candidates with valuable training and work experience in Probation Supervision.  This assignment provides comprehensive exposure to probation services and supervision, and can be extremely beneficial in preparing for a career in probation, law enforcement, social services, public government, and corrections entities.

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San Francisco SafeHouse is seeking a HOPE Center Director

Opened in 1998, San Francisco SafeHouse is a 501(c)3 non-profit program that provides a transitional housing to homeless women escaping prostitution and also works with at-risk homeless women on the street. SafeHouse staff provides guidance through the women’s recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, abuse from childhood, and other traumatic situations. During our program, they receive therapy, intensive case management, participate in recovery programs, learn money management, return to school, find employment and housing, and ultimately live independently.

The HOPE Center Director is responsible for the day-to-day direct services programming of SafeHouse’s drop-in services center in the Tenderloin and for community programming. The HOPE Center Director will work closely with the Executive Director as SafeHouse. This position requires flexibility including being on call for emergencies and working some late nights and weekends.

For more information, click here: PDF iconHOPE Center Director.pdf

San Francisco Adult Probation Department is seeking a Reentry Services Coordinator

Under the direction of the Reentry Division Director, the Reentry Services Coordinator will coordinate, monitor, and evaluate reentry services funded through the San Francisco Adult Probation Department (APD).  Services may be in custody or post release.  The Reentry Services Coordinator plays a lead role in competitive services bid processes, and establishes and oversees an array of grants and professional services contracts and leads strategic planning efforts to ensure streamlined efforts across APD funded reentry services, as well as criminal justice and community partners. The Reentry Services Coordinator also supports the Reentry Policy Coordinator in staffing the Reentry Council, Sub Committees, and the Community Corrections Partnership, and provides other reentry services assistance as requested.

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JVS has a robust listing of jobs!

Every year, JVS helps over 3,000 youth and adults succeed through skills training and the right connections. Job listings are available here. They also have job training programs. Click here for their Digital Marketing Program. And click here for their Job Search Applicator. You can also sign up for their job seeker newsletter.


Parent Voices Oakland -- Community Organizer

Parent Voices Oakland (PVO), a chapter of Parent Voices of California is a parent-led grassroots organization that advocates for affordable, accessible, qualty child care and other family-friendly policies to advance the well-being of hildren and families. PVO organizes and empowers parents to build effective campaigns toward economic and educational justice.

For more information on PVO, please visit

Job Description

PVO is seeking a detail-oreinted, energetic person to develop and implement strategic local campaigns. The successful candidate will work extensively in the field developing relationships with community partners, allies and similar sized grassroots organization; recruiting parent leaders; devleoping training and skills devleopment for emerging parent leaders; supporting the work of our Statewide organization, and gorwing our base of parents throughou the City of Oakland and Alameda County. 

For more information on the position and to apply, email Clarissa Doutherd

Essie Justice Group is hiring!

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Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco seeks Bilingual Enrollment Coach, Spanish

This is a temporary part-time position of approximately 10-20 hours a week for August-December 2017. Evening work is required.

Competitive salary is dependent upon experience. Sick time and cell phone and mileage reimbursement are included.

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Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco seeks African American Community Outreach Coordinator

This is a 75% time position; approximately 30 hours/week. Evening work is required.

Competitive salary depenent upon experience, health benefits, cell phone reimbursement, and generous vacation time are included.

PDF iconAfrican-American Community Outreach Coordinator.pdf

T.U.R.F. (Together, United, Recommited, Forever) seeks a Program Leader

  • Willie L. Brown Jr. Youth Center
  • Monday-Saturday
  • Reports to: Youth Center Director
  • Salary: 18.00-$20.00/hour DOE
  • Part-time, non-exempt
  • 20 hours/week; no benefits

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Government Alliance for Racial Equity (GARE) seeks Regional Project Manager - West

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) works to cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness and respect among all employees. GARE is firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

The Center for Social Inclusion (“CSI”) is a fast-paced, collaborative, cutting-edge national policy strategy organization that works to transform structural racial inequity into structural opportunity. As a multi-issue racial justice organization, CSI works at the intersection of big ideas and grassroots advocacy. We work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership, and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive. CSI identifies strategic opportunities for structurally transformative policies that will create inclusion for communities of color and
solutions to some of nation’s biggest problems. CSI catalyzes ideas and helps communities of color and national organizations alike make the ideas operational. CSI seeks a Project Manager to join its Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) program team.

The Regional GARE Project Manager will provide deep technical assistance and support for local and regional governmental jurisdictions working to advance racial equity in the Western states, building on significant work underway in California and growing in neighboring states. Work includes developing cohorts of local governmental jurisdictions who work through ongoing training and capacity building processes. This project will build off of GARE and CSI’s substantive experience in operationalizing racial equity in local government. The project provides a new entry point for jurisdictions beginning racial equity work. The project will work with jurisdictions in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, and UT. The Project Manager will weave together content, peer-to-peer learning and resources for participation, individual jurisdiction implementation strategies and communications support. This wrap-around support for jurisdictions builds on the success of existing GARE strategies, and is a promising approach in encouraging jurisdictions to advance racial equity with the resources to succeed.

The Regional GARE Project Manager’s essential functions include the development and implementation of the regional cohorts, including coordinating workshops, convenings, trainings, facilitation, tool and curriculum development, and identifying opportunities for strategic action by the cohort. This includes cultivating relationships with partners, supporting cohort efforts and gatherings, conducting research and writing, policy development and advocacy work, and conducting relevant project management duties.

For a complete job description, please click here.

Application deadline: August 4, 2017

Please address inquiries and submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three references to Dwayne Marsh at No phone calls please.

For more information about GARE, click here.

San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP) Seeks a Consultant/Coordinator

Description of Qualifications and Responsibilities

The San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP) is a coalition of social service providers, representatives of government bodies, advocates and others who work with or are concerned about children of incarcerated parents and their families. SFCIPP works to improve the lives of children affected by the criminal justice system by advocating for the implementation of the Bill of Rights: Children or Incarcerated Parents which underscores the children’s needs and the importance of their family bonds at a policy and programmatic level across a broad range of public and private agencies.


SFCIPP seeks a consultant with a passion for collaborative, multi-stakeholder work who wants to make a difference in the lives of children whose families are affected by the criminal justice system in San Francisco and the Bay Area, and

●    Experience building alliances, dialoguing, and working productively with advocates, law enforcement, families affected by incarceration, policy makers, funders, and leaders in the private and public sector.
●    Ability to see SFCIPP’s vision and translate this vision into public relations and stakeholder engagement through media and interaction at the personal and professional level, expanding and enriching discussion and collaboration in support of families impacted by incarceration.

Skills and Experience

●    Competency in relation to culturally diverse populations, including children and adults affected by the criminal justice system; 
●    Experience with child welfare and or criminal justice system;
●    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, community organizations, foundations and the general public;
●    Ability to facilitate meetings, plan convenings and catalyze stakeholders around a common agenda to maximize collective impact;
●    Ability to prepare well organized and well written documents, including reports, memos, and correspondence; 
●    Experience with fund development including interaction with foundation staff and/or other grantmakers and writing of grant proposals and reports;
●    Familiar with work-related computer applications, including e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and the Internet; 

●    Ability to work independently as well as within a team, handle multiple demands and maintain confidentiality.
●    Keep abreast of latest best practices, policy and funding streams in the field;
●    Ideally candidate will have experience and interest in policy development and advocacy on state and local levels.  

Position Type

This is a one-year, part-time, grant-funded consultant position with the possibility of renewal. The position is contracted through Marcus Foster Education Fund, SFCIPP’s fiscal agent. 

Position Description

Under the direction of the steering committee and the general SFCIPP membership, the Coordinator/Consultant will oversee the vision, facilitation and strategic direction of SFCIPP. The Coordinator/Consultant, in collaboration with SFCIPP stakeholders, will maintain and establish relationships with key stakeholders in San Francisco to address the needs of children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers, with the possibility of expanding into other Bay Area counties. 

Through quarterly meetings, technical assistance and advocacy, SFCIPP members work to reduce the trauma that children experience when their parent is arrested, improve the frequency and quality of visits when a parent is incarcerated, help families stay together during and after a parents’ incarceration, and further other changes consistent with the Bill of Rights. 


Coordinate all SFCIPP activities, including:

●    Plan, facilitate and follow-up on quarterly general meetings and support member member lead working groups;
●    Manage budget and present quarterly financial statements to Steering Committee
●    Work with the SFCIPP steering committee to oversee overall SFCIPP planning and strategic vision;
●    Along with the Program Associate respond to informational requests from SFCIPP general membership, media and external organizations in the field; 
●    Represent SFCIPP with the San Francisco Mayor's office, the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Probation, the Public Defender’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, The Health Services Administration, the SF Sheriff's Office as well as other government officials, community-based organizations and the public;
●    Act as a liaison to primary funders, identify opportunities for expanded funding, write proposals and grant reports;
●    Supervise program associate, interns and grant writer;
●    Lead SFCIPP’s participation in Bay Area wide collaboration and planning.
●    Collaborate with Bay Area immigration groups in service of impacted children

Please submit a letter of interest and a proposal with the following:
●    Hourly consultant rate and number of hours anticipated to accomplish the goals, not to exceed a total cost of $20,000 over the course of one year
●    Resume (including a synopsis of prior consulting experience and accomplishments)
●    References that can speak to your experience in relevant areas
●    Email to and by July 15, 2017. 


Swords to Plowshares is providing paid apprenticeships for veterans interested in a career as a surveyor

Swords to Plowshares flyerSwords to Plowshares is working with a leading apprenticeship provider to help veterans begin the process to develop a career working as a surveyor, determining the topography of land to assist in the building a design of construction projects. The lowest pay for apprentices at the starting step is $16.39/hr, with increases every 1,000 hours worked. As experience is gained, surveyors can make $38/hr or more!

Are you ready for a challenging and rewarding career? Candidate requirements:
• Competence in geometry, trigonometry, physics, and engineering
• Clean driving record over the past five years
• Valid CA driver’s license
• Passing scores on a required test (practice tests available!)
• Minimum of a high school diploma, including transcript
• Ability to work well on a team
• Aptitude for physically demanding work

Interested candidates will begin the process by submitting a cover letter and resume to, along with branch of service and dates served. Honorably discharged veterans will receive
preference in the employer’s ranking system. Apply by Monday, May 1st.


Essie Justice Group: Community Organizer and Executive/Administrative Assistant

Essie Justice Group (Essie) was founded in May of 2014 with a mission to harness the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones to end mass incarceration’s harm to women.

We are building a large, bold policy advocacy network of predominantly Black and Latina women who have incarcerated loved ones across California in 2017. Today we live in an age of mass control. Patriarchy, racism, and punitive criminal justice policies have been devastating for women’s health, resources, and civic engagement, particularly for low-income women, women of color, and queer and trans women whose loved ones are caged and criminalized. 2.3 million people are incarcerated. 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 2 Black women has a family member in prison. In partnership with our formerly and currently incarcerated loved ones, we root ourselves in a gender analysis and a race justice analysis – working in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives, the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, and a variety of coalitions aimed at bringing about a more compassionate future free of race and gender violence.

Central to how we do our work is the belief that those directly impacted by oppressive systems must lead our liberation movements. We dedicate ourselves to a 9-week Healing to Advocacy model, developed by Essie Justice Group in order to engage women as change agents. The Essie sisterhood grows through our nominations process, in which incarcerated women and incarcerated men nominate women they love to our program. Community members also nominate women and women self-nominate through our website. When women graduate from the 9-week program, they are invited into the “Essie sisterhood,” which serves as our mobilizable base. In 2017, we are building a strong infrastructure of staff and organizational leaders to grow and transform our base into an advocacy network that will serve as the statewide organizing apparatus through which we bring about decriminalization, decarceration, and an end to state-sponsored violence against women and communities of color. So far, we have run our Healing to Advocacy 9-week model five times by forming cohorts of 15 women each in two cities in the Bay Area. Approximately 50 women with incarcerated loved ones in the California Bay Area have graduated as Essie Sisters and many are now leaders within our organization as Essie Fellows. In 2017, women graduates (known as “Essie sisters”) will facilitate and run up to ten new cohorts across California in 2017.  

Before applying, please read more about Essie Justice Group online. We highly encourage you to learn as much as possible about us in order to put your best and truest self forward in our community-driven hiring process. For more information about our program, here's a moving video created by our membership and recent articles in Essence and Huffington Post.

Please Note: Women with incarcerated loved ones, formerly incarcerated people, and those with direct experience with the criminal justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Success Center SF has job listings!

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HealthRight 360 has many job openings!


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Rockwood Leadership Institute

Rockwood Leadership Institute often has job openings. Check here

Rockwood Leadership Institute provides personal transformative leadership practices and resources that connect social change leaders in powerful networks to create a just, sustainable and equitable world.

Rockwood does not do ‘business as usual.’ Our commitment to our values influences every aspect of our organization—what we do and how we do it.

Our core values include:

  • Radical inclusion.
  • Relationship over task.
  • Giving and receiving direct feedback.
  • Kindness over niceness.
  • Leading from purpose, individually and as an organization.


Rockwood Leadership Institute is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. In accordance with applicable law, Rockwood prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local laws.

Burns Institute is hiring!

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Rubicon Programs:

Rubicon often has jobs available. Please check their website: for the most up-to-date information.

Bay Area Community Services is hiring

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The Reset Foundation is seeking engaged, passionate, and highly competent individuals. 

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San Francisco Conservation Corps seeks new Corps Members  

Road Twenty-Two is seeking an energetic, focused person with a great positive attitude to join their team.

At Road Twenty-Two we are committed to employing women in the United States who need a chance. We want to humanize the image of the women who were formerly incarcerated, homeless or suffering from substance abuse, and to break the cycle through employment road blocks. Our goal is to change people's lives!

For more information, contact Sidarth Mishra