Advancement Project California champions the struggle for greater equity and opportunity for all, fostering upward mobility in communities most impacted by racial and economic injustice. We build alliances and trust, use data-driven policy solutions, create innovative tools and work alongside communities to ignite social transformation. Rooted in the historic struggle for racial and economic equality, Advancement Project California envisions a world where all communities have equitable access to public resources and opportunities to thrive. The California’s office’s primary programs are Educational Equity, Equity in Community Investments, and Political Voice. The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) works in collaboration with all program areas and pursues special projects at the direction of the Executive Director.
In 2017, Advancement Project California (along with our partners California Calls, PICO California, and USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity) launched the RACE COUNTS initiative and an online interactive tool (www.racecounts.org). RACE COUNTS is a comprehensive research and policy-analysis platform that tracks racial disparities across the state. Through cutting-edge, rigorous analysis, RACE COUNTS ranks all of California’s counties across seven key issue areas: Democracy, Economic Opportunity, Crime & Justice, Health Care Access, Healthy Built Environments, Education, and Housing. The primary goal of this project is to develop research and analysis that support community-led initiatives to transform antiquated public systems that have long oppressed California’s communities of color
As a member of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, the Race Counts Manager will report to the Senior Advisor. The Race Counts Manager will support the Senior Advisor and the Race Counts Steering Committee to: 1) design and sustain a statewide outreach and training program; 2) manage the initiative’s on-going research and policy development agenda; and 3) support partners’ advocacy campaigns including, the development of research briefs to support community organizers and leaders. The successful applicant must have a strong, demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice, documented project management skills, a record of accomplishment overseeing multiple streams of work at the same time, be self-motivated, flexible, and great at fostering creative and collaborative spaces.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Please email with subject “Race Counts Application” and cover letter, resume and a policy-related writing sample in one PDF attachment titled last_name_first_name_racecounts.pdf (e.g., Jimenez_Jorge_racecounts.pdf) to:
Advancement Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.