Collective Impact Coordinator


Founded by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, Restore Oakland is a training and community power building center being built in the Fruitvale neighborhood. The center will offer hands on job training for the restaurant industry, restorative justice programs, small food enterprise incubation, housing rights services, and community organizing. Restore Oakland is structured as a collective impact initiative comprised of a diverse range of organizations and stakeholders that will work collaboratively inside and outside the building, linking services and mobilizing Bay Area residents to transform our economic and justice systems so that everyone belongs and thrives. Through Restore Oakland, community members will come together to fight for affordable housing, livable wages, and dignified working conditions and to win resources for community reinvestment and restorative justice, not more prisons and punishment.

A non-profit organization has been formed to serve as the catalytic coordinating body for Restore Oakland. The organization facilitates collaboration among partners to maximize their collective impact through restorative approaches to justice and economic development, and fosters community participation and ownership of Restore Oakland.

Position Overview

In order for Restore Oakland to achieve its ambitious mission, a dynamic and detail-oriented Collective Impact Coordinator is required. The Coordinator is a part-time temporary position (approx. 25-30 hours/week) designed to address this organizational need. There is the potential for the position to become full time in late 2018/early 2019. The Coordinator will be part of a small team responsible for driving Restore Oakland’s work forward, in particular managing communication and coordination of activities with initiative partners, community engagement, and day-to-day administration. The Coordinator will ultimately be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with the partners and the local community, day-to-day coordination of the effort and its many moving parts, and being part of a highly functioning team.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Coordinating Initiative Partners

  • Build and maintain relationships with Restore Oakland partners
  • Coordinate planning and logistics for Restore Oakland collective impact workshops and meetings
  • Assist Executive Director in supporting partner organizations to align their work, including identifying opportunities for program work to support specific goals of the initiative.
  • Facilitate ongoing communication between Restore Oakland partners including hosting conference calls, in-person meetings, and coordinating email updates to ensure alignment
  • In partnership with Executive Director, facilitate progress among Restore Oakland’s steering committee and working groups, including supporting planning and coordination of joint policy and systems change campaigns
  • Manage creation of yearly summary reports of Restore Oakland’s progress for steering committee, working groups, and external audiences

Community engagement

  • Manage social media accounts in partnership with communications team
  • Plan and manage logistics for community events
  • Communicate the objectives of Restore Oakland to the community and potential partners, inspire and foster their participation
  • Develop and maintain a list of community partners and upcoming events

Administrative support:

  • Manage and track program expenses, maintain records
  • Provide administrative support to Executive Director as needed
  • Assist with grant reporting to funders
  • Assist with writing grants and/or coordinating work of grantwriter

This position is part-time with some evening and weekend work required. There is potential for the position to become a full time in late 2018/early 2019.

Reporting Relationships

The Collective Impact Coordinator will report to the Executive Director

Requisite Qualifications

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in program coordination/management, or grassroots organizing
  • Proven commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice
  • 2 or more years of experience working in and coordinating coalitions
  • 2 or more years of experience with event planning, such as community town halls/meetings, community engagement and awareness events, organizational retreats, workshops, trainings, etc.
  • Proven community engagement and facilitation skills
  • Strong competency with managing social media
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with organizational and government leadership
  • Advanced project management skills, including expense tracking and management
  • Ability to thrive in a fluid, unstructured, entrepreneurial environment
  • Flexibility and the ability to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience building a coalition or network
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Experience in a start-up environment;
  • Familiarity with the local area and racial and economic justice.
  • Experience fundraising or grantwriting




4-year degree


Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to

Individuals of color, LGBTQ, individuals with past involvement in the justice system or who have loved ones currently or formerly in the justice system are strongly encouraged to apply.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.