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Job Title: Political Action & Community Engagement Associate
Reports to: Tina Bocheff, Association Executive
Schedule:
Full-time, Monday through Friday, Flex, Weekends
Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience, including generous benefits package

Mission
Founded in 1939, the East Bay Rental Housing Association (EBRHA) supports the Alameda County and Contra Costa County rental communities through advocacy and education. EBRHA is a full-service nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting fair, safe and well-maintained residential rental housing that is compliant with local ordinances and state/federal laws. We offer our rental property owner and manager members city-specific and timely education, one-on-one property management advice, free rental forms, networking opportunities, and advocacy at the state and local level. EBRHA supports our members, neighbors and local businesses with community improvement and sustainability initiatives.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the EBRHA Government Action Committee. This committee prioritizes issues, articulates strategies, identifies and fosters leadership.
  • Train and mobilize members for political action on strategic, electoral, and legislative issues.
  • Develop and maintain an effective ‘ground game’ and ‘rapid response’ network of member volunteers and local communities.
  • Build relationships and alliances with citizens, groups, and organizations impacted by and concerned with housing issues.
  • Attend local government meetings and organize member participation, including scripting and message training.
  • Write/produce an annual report assessing the Oakland Rent Adjustment Program from our point of view with data, economic and legal analysis.
  • Develop written materials including newsletters, email and text blasts, tool-kits, press releases.
  • Segment and articulate EBRHA’s message to a variety of audiences.
  • Expand the use of our ‘bandwidth’ with renters to transmit our message.
  • Lead fundraising, develop and roll out a comprehensive program in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Qualifications:

  • Experience as a political organizer and proven ability to carry on responsibilities of the job.
  • Knowledge of rental housing laws and issues, property rights and related legal issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to establish and cultivate respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate people. Ability to work and organize independently and as part of a team.
  • Effective negotiating skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills. Flexibility when dealing with conflicting/changing priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Requires varied work hours, including some weekend and evening meetings.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to