Reporting to and in partnership with the President, the Economic Equity Director will spearhead efforts to build wealth in communities of color. Overseeing a current team of three, this position is responsible for leading the various policy efforts of the Economic Equity program. The successful candidate will advance programmatic issues related to housing, entrepreneurship, financial empowerment, and bank accountability in California.


  • Reporting to the President, serve as a strategic partner to the organization on a range of wealth building issues related to housing policy, minority entrepreneurship, financial empowerment, and bank accountability;
  • Serve as the organization’s lead spokesperson with relevant financial sector executives;
  • Develop working relationships with financial regulators, including The Federal Reserve, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, the FDIC, the OCC, House Banking Committee members, Treasury, and others.
  • Direct all of the organization’s Economic Equity fundraising activities, including identifying funding opportunities from foundations and corporations, and implement targeted strategies for each opportunity to secure funding;
  • Create and execute a strategy to advance the team’s policy priorities, and develop and implement comprehensive strategies for current and prospective programmatic efforts;
  • Direct research projects under the Economic Equity program;
  • Ensure the ongoing communication and organizing with members of the Greenlining Coalition;
  • Oversee communications efforts related to the Economic Equity team.
  • Oversee organization of special events related to the Economic Equity team;
  • Collaborate with other Program Director’s to break down silos and finds areas of collaboration.
  • Foster strong collaborative relationships with allied organizations;
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to staff and Academy participants.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or Master’s Degree preferred;
  • At least five years work experience;
  • Understanding of racial advocacy issues and committed to championing causes that serve 
people of color;
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including flexibility and the ability to listen, negotiate and collaborate;
  • An effective communicator who can inspire others through the spoken and written word;
  • Careful attention to detail, superior organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and
meet deadlines and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and autonomously;
  • Strong meeting facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Proven experience leveraging available resources effectively to meet program objectives;
  • Knowledge of and existing relationships within the banking and/or community development sector;
  • Creativity, patience and a sense of humor; and
  • Authentic connection to the work and mission of The Greenlining Institute.


Compensation for the Economic Equity Director includes a competitive base salary commensurate with experience and an excellent package of employee and health benefits including 401K and paid sabbatical leave after 5 years of full-time employment.


Please email your resume and cover letter to

Greenlining is committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff and a welcoming workplace. We encourage women, immigrants, people of color, people with disabilities, those formerly incarcerated, and LGBTQ applicants to apply.
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