This role will focus on shaping and leading policy efforts to advance financial system reform and hold financial institutions accountable in order to increase investments in communities of color. This role will develop and lead a research agenda related to economic equity facing communities of color, as well as lead an advocacy strategy around bank accountability, the Community Reinvestment Act, consumer protection and financial inclusion. This role will work with the following strategic partners and institutions: federal financial regulators, state financial regulators, state and federal legislators, banks, nonbank lenders, policy and research organizations, coalition members, and other policy advocates. This position will work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Economic Equity.  This position will also help mentor and share expertise with other staff and Leadership Academy Participants.

Major Areas Responsibilities

Policy Research and Analysis

  • Develops a thorough understanding of the issue area, the policy-making process, the political landscape and the key stakeholders

  • Critically analyzes racial disparities by leading research activities including environmental scans, literature reviews, listening tours, stakeholder interviews, and best practice reviews

  • Prepares and presents top-quality analytical reports and recommendations for just and inclusive policy solutions

  • Develops compelling data, infographics, fact sheets, new articles, blogs and other political and educational materials to reach a variety of audiences

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Conducts outreach with community advocates, government, universities and private sector representatives to build a stronger coalition in support of the policy aim

  • Organizes, participates in, and conducts trainings, webinars, and conferences to build awareness and knowledge related to policy area

  • Raises the visibility of issues that impact communities of color by writing news articles and blogs that attract positive media attention

  • Represents the organization and the team through speaking engagements at hearings, conferences

  • Implements a variety of approached to influence specific legislation through direct and grassroot lobbying

  • Hosts convenings and stakeholder meetings that bring different kinds of people together to work for powerful solutions

  • Builds political will by presenting Greenlining’s policy positions to strengthen support from public and government officials involved in policy decisions

Coordinate Advancement of Policy Aim

  • Defines scope and goals of individual work plan with strong alignment to team goals

  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and securing necessary resources

  • Coordinates internal efforts when issues require collaboration with colleagues

  • Tracks policy developments across the state of California in specific area of focus

  • Makes effective recommendations throughout the policy life cycle when presented with obstacles or opportunities to accelerate the policy aim

  • Assess short- and long-term impacts of enacted policies to determine the degree to which desired outcomes have been achieved

  • Identifies and promotes opportunities to strength impact of enacted policies

Other General Duties

  • Strengthen commitment from funders, including giving input to grant proposals and supporting Greenlining’s Annual Economic Summit

  • Model equity and inclusion practices, supports skill-building and shares knowledge with colleagues

  • Supervises a staff member or mentor a Greenlining’s Leadership Academy participants

(Note: The scope of responsibilities are not limited to those described above and may change as organizational needs evolve. Specific work plan goals are developed each year to inform performance targets).

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to work with emotional intelligence, navigating individual and team conflicts productively, with empathy and integrity

  • Deep understanding of California’s policymaking process with demonstrated success in championing the specific policy aim in ways that serve low-income communities of color;

  • Deep understanding of economic equity issues, including access to financial services and the racial wealth gap

  • Ability to prepare well organized written reports and other communications

  • Ability to deliver effective presentations to diverse groups and present complex information in a meaningful way and adjust style and content to each unique audience and circumstance

  • Proven track record of achieving results through influence and collaboration by building coalitions and working with a broad array of constituency groups such as business, policy makers, and community advocates

  • Excellent research skills with the ability to synthesize, translate, and implement information from multiple sources into a coherent strategy and workable plan

  • Strong project management skills to manage multiple priorities, stakeholders, and workflows

  • Ability to work independently and be both creative and strategic when confronted with complex and multifaceted opportunities and challenges

  • Ability to monitor progress towards goals, track measures of success and report back through project completion

  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed, to meetings and conferences throughout the state and possibly other locations

  •  Experience using Slack, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite strongly preferred

  • Experience working with media, including print, radio, television, and social media

  • Fundraising experience

  • Experience coaching and managing staff

  • Promotional opportunity available with two or more years of experience as a Program Manager

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred.


Salary: $75,000.00 To 80,000.00 Annually

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