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Power California harnesses the energy of young voters of color and their families to create a state that is equitable, inclusive and just for everyone who calls California home. We are a statewide multi-racial civic engagement organization leading electoral movement building work with on-the-ground community partners in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the state. We began our work in 2004 as Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV), launching the first ever multi-ethnic, immigrant-based coalition to build the electoral campaign capacity of community-based organizations in California. In 2016, MIV partnered with Movement Strategy Center to co-lead YVote, an electoral movement building project aimed at building a community-based network to transform young Californians of color into a powerful new voting bloc. This year, YVote came aboard MIV, and our organization transformed into Power California. Power California is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 charitable organization with an affiliated 501(c)4 social welfare organization. Working together across several California offices, we foster a collaborative working environment that values high-quality work.
The Development Specialist, working closely with their supervisor, the Development Director, contributes to fundraising strategies, writes grant proposals, and provides individual donation and grant management for both Power California, a 501(c)3 organization, and its sibling 501(c)4 entity. Further, the Development Specialist manages online donation platforms, produces donor acknowledgment letters, leads board fundraising engagement, and supports fundraising events. The ideal candidate is able to craft concise, compelling funding proposals and donor appeals; excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential. The right candidate must also be self-motivated, highly-organized, and possess the ability to work well under pressure and handle competing deadlines. The Development Specialist works closely with the Co-Executive Directors, finance staff, department leads and technology staff as needed to drive fundraising and properly manage development work.
Regional Field Lead, NorCal
The Regional Field Lead, NorCal (RFL) is responsible for propelling our networks’ civic engagement campaigns and electoral movement building work, in Northern California. Working in collaboration with the Chief Political Strategist, this position’s direct supervisor, the RFL develops and manages implementation of the civic engagement campaigns, capacity building and regional power building. This position manages the relationships, logistical, scheduling and administrative workflow between our organization and partner organizations. The RFL also works closely with communications and cultural strategy staff to weave these strategies into program work. The ideal candidate will be passionate about capacity-building training and field campaign coordination for grassroots groups to make bigger and bolder electoral impact as we secure a California that values all our communities.