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Join a fast-paced organization on the front lines of fighting poverty in California!

Founded in 2015, Golden State Opportunity 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 Cal EITC, and have helped over 2,000,000 families in California receive $4 billion dollars directly into their pockets through the California and Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). In 2019, Golden State Opportunity is expanding efforts across the state, and will be hiring for a number of critical positions to join our rapidly growing team. We have offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento and the Bay Area.

All positions are high-growth opportunities in an expanding organization.


State Campaign Director

The State Campaign Director will manage and direct all aspects of our outreach campaigns across California. The Campaign Director will work closely with the GSO leadership team to oversee all campaign activity, including managing partner and elected official relationships, planning and executing events, assist in planning digital, earned, and paid media efforts, and aggressive texting campaigns. GSO seeks an experienced organizer and manager to further our goal of alleviating poverty in California. Campaign experience preferred, but not required. Position will be based in Southern California.

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager will work closely with our statewide leadership team to develop and generate digital, paid, and earned media. The Communications Manager will also oversee creation of content for the organization, to include video, collateral, email marketing and press releases. The Communications Manager will work with partner organizations, elected officials, donors, community members and leaders to promote GSO Programs, reach low-income people, and advocate for expanded policy to help working families. Campaign experience preferred, but not required.

Development Director

Development Director will be responsible for building the organization’s development program, formalize fundraising processes and strategies, and engage in donor activities and large grant management. Responsibilities will also include cultivating donor relationships and communicating with donors and sponsors to maintain strong relationships, overseeing fundraising campaigns and organizing and tracking fundraising events to expand funding opportunities. This is not an entry-level position, prior development experience required.

Inland Region Organizer

GSO seeks an experienced Inland Region organizer to engage in all activities of the Inland Region Program. Responsibilities will include coordinating events, working with elected officials and community partners, building relationships with key stakeholders, attending public meetings and helping lead a coalition of anti-poverty groups in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Campaign experience preferred, but not required.

Program Associate

The Program Associate will assist the President and COO in day-to-day operations of the organization. Responsibilities include assisting in campaign project management, assess project progress, keeping senior management informed, updating project tracking management tools, improving organization-wide meetings and communications, research topics, review studies and follow relevant policy, and participate in strategic meetings.

How to Apply

To be considered, email resume to tim@goldenstateopportunity.org

Please submit cover letter and resume as an attachment in a Word document or PDF format only.

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.

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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