Who We Are

My Eden Voice is a grassroots community organization formed in 2018 to build power and collective action in the urban unincorporated communities of Alameda County. My Eden Voice advocates for racial and economic justice and intentionally puts equity at the center of our work. We aim to build power, engage residents , and advocate for policy changes that benefit our communities. 

Our collaborative approach and strategic policy work have been instrumental in elevating the needs of the unincorporated communities of Alameda County and changing the narrative from one of historical disinvestment to one that highlights Alameda County’s municipal responsibility. 

My Eden Voice is fiscally sponsored by In-Advance. In-Advance is  a movement center for organizing to advance racial and economic justice in a globalized world.  In-Advance is recognized for its commitment to nurturing strategic campaigns and projects that center  the lived experience of regular folks who live in disinvested communities, whether they’ve been there for generations or just arrived from making the dangerous trek across borders.

 

The Role

My Eden Voice seeks a passionate, motivated and courageous individual to join our leadership team as the Co-Director of Organizing and Program Development. The position will work in close collaboration and build an effective model of shared leadership with a like-minded colleague. 

 

As the My Eden Voice Co-Director of Organizing and Program Development, you will be primarily responsible for advancing the organization’s mission and strategic objectives. A successful candidate for this position will need to have proven capacity to engage residents and community-based organizations in community organizing, policy and advocacy initiatives. You will have experience with fundraising, community building, leadership development, and organizational development and management. 

This position is supported by a coalition of nonprofit community organizations, resident leaders, local government, and philanthropic partners committed to advancing equity and building a stronger civic voice in the Eden Area. 

 

Responsibilities

Shared responsibilities with Co-Director of Organizing and Program Development

  • Engage with My Eden Voice members, staff, Boards of Directors, Advisory Committee and other stakeholders to advance the strategic vision of the organization

    • Lead the internal and external priority setting and action planning process that drives My Eden Voice’s advocacy agenda 

    • Support My Eden Voice’s projects, community campaigns and strategic policy efforts, including providing support to the community organizing team on campaigns, community actions, and turnout efforts 

  • Represent the organization publicly and build strong relationships with community allies, elected officials, donors, funders, and stakeholders

  • Determine the staffing requirements and structures needed to ensure the delivery of programmatic objectives, including hiring and supervising the professional development of staff  

 

Responsibilities of the Director of Organizing and Program Development 

This position is primarily responsible for leading the community engagement, membership development, community organizing, and campaign implementation. 

  • Direct the development and implementation of outreach and organizing plans including training, leadership development and base-building strategies and ensure that campaigns, strategies and tactics are conducted through a racial-justice lens that empowers leaders from most impacted communities.

  • Oversee and facilitate the development of action campaigns including: developing effective campaign plans, coordination of campaign activities and actions, and recruiting coalition allies.

  • Identify policy research and advocacy opportunities in alignment with the vision, mission, and core values of MEV

  • Mobilize the MEV team and community members to participate in organizing efforts

  • Supervise MEV’s community organizing team