Job Opportunities

National Employment Law Project (NELP) is seeking a California Economic Justice Campaign Coordinator in its Berkeley office

The National Employment Law Project seeks a dynamic and creative California Economic Justice Campaign Coordinator to help NELP plan and execute campaigns to transform the role and rewards of work in California’s economy. Our vision for an inclusive economy in California includes building a culture of compliance with labor standards and developing a progressive agenda for California’s low-wage and immigrant working people. Working in partnership with other NELP staff and our network of allies in California and around the country, the California Economic Justice Campaign Coordinator will help to ensure that California’s leadership on worker’s rights translates into improved economic opportunity and security through work for all working people and particularly for immigrant workers, women, and people of color throughout California.

The California Economic Justice Campaign Coordinator, based in NELP’s Berkeley, California office, is responsible for the following:

  • In collaboration with NELP’s partners, developing and carrying out strategies to achieve a culture of compliance with labor standards in California, including testing innovative consumer and employer engagement strategies, and exploring how culture and narrative change can address the widespread problem of wage theft;
  • Supporting a statewide collaborative of worker centers and the labor standards enforcement efforts of these and other allied organizations, as well as state and local agency officials;
  • Developing policies and executing campaigns with economic justice organizations and worker centers in California;
  • Drafting op-eds, blogs, reports, talking points, testimony and other campaign material;
  • Expanding relationships with NELP’s network of policy and grassroots organizations and worker centers in California, and supporting their involvement in NELP’s core issues and priorities;
  • Strengthening NELP’s efforts to build worker power in low-wage sectors, among immigrant workers, and across the economy;
  • Representing NELP in coalitions and community events, the media, and public forums; and
  • Contributing to NELP’s fundraising, grant proposals, project reports, and developing content for NELP’s newsletters and website.

All applications MUST BE RECEIVED by May 19, 2017. 

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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.

San Francisco Adult Probation Department is seeking a Women's Gender Responsive Services Coordinator

Under general supervision of the Reentry Division Director, the Women's Gender Responsive Services Coordinator (WGRSC) coordinates efforts to infuse gender responsive, trauma informed, and family focused principles into the services, policies, and operational practices of the Adult Probation Department and contracted service providers. The WGRSC develops, implements, and monitors reentry services contracts with community based providers, ensures that services are implemented in accordance with evidence based practices and restorative justice principles; works collaboratively with citywide partners to implement the recommendations contained in the Women’s Community Justice Reform Blueprint; conducts regular outreach to communities throughout the year on the intersection of trauma, victimization, and criminal justice involvement, and helps to coordinate multi-jurisdictional strategies that advance progress and solutions; convenes and facilitates meetings with community stakeholders to plan, and report back on progress; ensures transparent sharing of outcomes, and participates in as-assigned meetings to highlight women’s gender responsive work; performs related duties as assigned, including Division-wide planning, project management, and administrative activities.

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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