Project Manager

Golden State Opportunity (GSO) seeks a Project Manager to join our growing team. One of the core strengths of GSO is our commitment to community organizing. We are able to engage key local stakeholders, elected officials and community members in our efforts to educate low-income workers, parents, older Californians and young adults about the federal and California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). In addition, we leverage these relationships for our advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington, DC and other culture changing campaigns we run to ensure financial security for low-income workers. Our focus is on reaching workers who would be impacted the most by the CalEITC and other public benefit programs, specifically single moms, parents, older Californians and young adults. As a statewide organization, GSO has four offices across the state. Therefore, the successful candidate will be self-motivated and know how to work independently with excellent communication skills for working with remote regional offices. A sense of humor is mandatory.

The Project Manager will be a key partner with the Field, Comms, GR and Admin teams to ensure we are meeting the goals of our grants, tracking our budgets and metrics and reporting on a timely basis. This position must be extremely detail-oriented and know how to work well in an exceptionally fast-paced environment. A successful candidate will be a self-starter with an ability to create and implement effective processes. 

Location: San Francisco

Responsibilities:

  • Support statewide and regional outreach efforts, contributing to the day-to-day operations of programs and initiatives
  • Serve as project manager for select short-term programs and long-term projects, helping coordinate and prioritize workflow, and tracking program deliverables and budgets across departments
  • Manage accurate tracking systems for data collection and grant deliverables online and offline
  • Keep relevant staff informed about grant budget status and upcoming deadlines and deliverables
  • Assist in the strategic planning and execution of small- and large-scale events as needed
  • Provide general administrative support to leadership team as needed

Job Requirements:

  • 2-4 years of previous experience on political and/or advocacy campaigns or non-profit organizations preferred
  • Experience implementing and tracking multiple and complex state grants
  • Understanding of campaign tactics such as direct mail, mobile messaging and online strategies preferred
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail, and accuracy under deadline
  • Strong project management, multitasking and follow-through skills
  • Budget and expense tracking experience preferred 
  • Time management skills are a must
  • Experience with basic financial management skills and budgeting
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends; occasional statewide travel 
  • California ties a plus

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 “PROJECT MANAGER” in the email subject line.

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 Cal EITC, 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