Campaigns Director

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) seeks a Campaigns Director to join our growing team. GSO is committed to developing comprehensive programs that help low-income workers develop financial stability so they can thrive. The Campaigns Director reports directly to the President and is a key part of the senior leadership team responsible for creating, implementing and evaluating our core programs. Partnering with other directors, the Campaigns Director ensures GSO achieves its organizational goals and delivers impactful campaigns and programs throughout the state. 

GSO’s current programs include a comprehensive CalEITC4Me campaign educating low-income workers about the state and federal Earned Income Tax Credit refunds, utilizing mobile messaging, community organizing, partnership development with elected and community leaders, direct mail, digital, paid and earned media. The Campaigns Director will also oversee a growing advocacy initiative at state, local and national levels. Developing a robust membership program is critical to building the influence we need to end poverty as we know it. 

The ideal candidate will have experience managing a diverse team located throughout the state as well as have significant experience with metrics-driven program management and evaluation. A creative, innovative thinker, and an experienced and thoughtful manager who shares GSO’s  deep commitment to racial, economic and social justice would be well-suited for this position.  

Location: Remote with a preference in Los Angeles

Start date: July 2020

This position reports to the President

This position has Managers and Coordinators reporting to it.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement innovative programs to contact hard to reach low-income workers, and ensure they know about and claim the state and federal EITCs and other programs that create financial stability
  • Maintain and expand strong, strategic partnerships at the state and local levels — and direct team members in doing the same — with community partners and leaders, and elected officials
  • Develop and track million dollar budgets while understanding and tracking deliverables for grants and state-funded programs
  • Develop strategies and programs to build and maintain robust membership growth
  • Implement strong program evaluation systems, tracking metrics and progress to goals, and make adjustments as necessary
  • Oversee powerful, multi-faceted advocacy campaigns at the state and federal levels to achieve legislative and cultural change
  • Collaborate with the communications team to ensure strong message discipline across all campaigns
  • Manage vendors and consultants for maximum value
  • Represent GSO as appropriate in the media and at public forums

Job Requirements:

  • 7-10 years experience in field, community or campaign organizing with 3-4 years of management experience
  • Proven ability to set and achieve measurable targets and strategic goals on a timely basis
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong project management, multitasking and follow-through skills
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work independently and effectively manage a diverse team
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual (English & Spanish) verbal and written language skills preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with the federal and California  political and social justice movements a plus
  • High priority on strong understanding of, and relationships with, community and elected leaders, and donors in the Los Angeles community 

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume (in PDF or Word format only) to jobs@goldenstateopportunity.org. Please include “CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR” in the email subject line, and please reference your preferred location in your cover letter.

Golden State Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and will give equal consideration to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


About GSO

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) has quickly become one of the most effective anti-poverty organizations in the country. With our principal program, CalEITC4Me, we have led in the creation and expansion of the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), one of the strongest tools to alleviate poverty while stimulating the economy.

Through innovative digital outreach, grassroots organizing, coalition building, earned and paid media, and mobile messaging campaigns, GSO runs a multi-layered and cost-effective outreach program to spread awareness of the California and Federal EITC, as well as other public benefits, and promotes free tax preparation services.

In just this last year, GSO led in the effort to successfully double the CalEITC, increasing it to a $1 billion program, and making it one of the largest anti-poverty initiatives in the country. We helped over 4 million families in California receive $4 billion through the California and Federal EITC.

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"The promise of America is that hard work should be honored with financial security. We founded Golden State Opportunity to ensure that promise holds true for everyone. We won’t be satisfied by anything less than a future where everyone lives with financial security."
— JOSEPH N. SANBERG, FOUNDER OF GOLDEN STATE OPPORTUNITY