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Employment Opportunity: Executive Assistant (Oakland/SF Bay Area, CA)

Subject: Executive Assistant (Oakland/SF Bay Area, CA)

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We are a fast growing, fully funded startup focused on building meaningful relationships through working together on community projects.

Our investors have success in building billion dollar portfolios and they are excited about our business model and growth projections.

Our dedicated team of seasoned professionals is bright, energetic and creative with passion for working in a results oriented, fun and stimulating environment. Approximately 60% of this position is direct support of the CEO and the President. The balance is spent managing a growing office, planning, and project management. If this feels like the type of opportunity you are looking for, we encourage you to apply.

Our Executive Administrative Assistant will have:

  • 5 – 10 years experience in successfully supporting a team of executives and managing the logistics of a small office.
   Ability to manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining premier customer service.
  • College preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written. Grammar matters.)
  • Project management skills that include attention to detail and ability to work with minimal direction.
  • A desire to be a part of a world-class team that takes the position that “no job is too big or too small”
  • Ability to supervise vendors and negotiate service contracts.
  • Punctuality, dependability and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Worked successfully in a start-up environment.

Our Executive Administrative Assistant will:

  • Anticipate and support the administrative needs of our Executives and directors by anticipating issues proactively.
  • Arrange activities and services by ensuring the office runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Maintain a sense of humor.
  • Protect confidential and proprietary information using
  • Purchase office supplies and maintain office equipment in
  • Be the first impression of Matches That Matter by ensuring
are answered professionally and visitors receive a warm welcome.

Are you ready to jump in on the ground floor of a funded, unique social relationship start-up?  This role will encompass greater responsibility as we open offices in other cities. If you are entrepreneurial, enjoy watching your efforts translate directly into results and thrive in a high performance environment, then Matches That Matter is your next career opportunity.

To apply, please send a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and resume to Sandra at:

2012 $2,500 Alice Chavez Pardini Education Advancement Grant

If you are a legally-blind student in grades 3-12, college, graduate school or a certificate program who lives in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin or San Mateo counties, then you are eligible to win a $2,500 grant.

The San Francisco Chapter of the California Council of the Blind, CCB, will give a grant of up to $2,500 to a Bay Area student who is legally blind and can best demonstrate the need to improve his or her educational or employment opportunities.

Please submit a completed and postmarked application and essay by October 31, 2012, to:

The Alice Fund Committee
C/o Charlie Dorris
966 Union Street
San Francisco CA 94133

To request an application and instruction form or for further details contact Charlie Dorris at 415-775-0487 or via email at: You may also contact Ellie Lee at 415-378-6079 or via email at:

Employment Opportunity: CAPTIONMAX Transcribers – Independent Contractor

TV and typing make a great combination. Experienced transcriptionists wanted to help us create the best closed captions in the business. Are you a skilled transcriptionist who’s transcribed enough corporate meetings  for this lifetime? If so, submit your resume to CaptionMax and get to work transcribing all manner of television programs and help make media accessible for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience.

Location: Your Comfy Home

Rate: $1/min, contract position, work as much or as little as you can handle.

Requirements:   Broad knowledge base. High-level command of English language spelling and punctuation. High-speed internet connection. A computer with word processing and spreadsheet program.

Submit your resume and cover letter

Applications will not be considered without a cover letter describing yourself, your skills, and how they apply to this position.

Employment Opportunity: Statewide Field Organizer, CA

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

Statewide Field Organizer Job Description

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is seeking a highly organized, passionate person to serve as its Statewide Field Organizer. This position will help build  grassroots power in California in order to stop prison and jail expansion and reduce the number of people imprisoned in our state. By building strategically in counties throughout the state using a variety of actions and tactics, we will anchor CURB’s legislative and media efforts and provide the basis for advancing our overall goals as outlined in CURB’s program, The Budget for Humanity.

CURB is a broad-based coalition of over 50 organizations seeking to CURB prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in the state. Currently CURB coordinates work to oppose jail and prison expansion in many local communities and statewide.  We also focus on lobbying and legislative policy and decision-making in Sacramento. We use a variety of creative tactics to expose and oppose the devastation communities across California experience because of the prison industrial complex. We also use media, public education and other organizing strategies to build grassroots power that can achieve the changes we seek.

CURB is committed to investing in the leadership of people of color and formerly incarcerated people. Formerly incarcerated people, people who have family inside prison, women, queer and trans people are encouraged to apply. CURB does not discourage or discriminate against convicted people.  There will not be a background check or fingerprinting of applicants, and you will not be asked if you have ever been convicted of a crime on the application or interview. Please feel free to mention that you have been in prison or jail, it will be considered as an asset in this job.

The Statewide Field Organizer with CURB will be responsible for harnessing and expanding the power of CURB member organizations, growing the number of grassroots organizations that belong to CURB, and mobilizing individuals within communities to become involved in CURB activities.  On any given day, the field organizer’s responsibilities may include working with dedicated CURB leaders around the state, training new members in media and lobbying techniques, organizing community members to participate in a lobby day in Sacramento, mobilizing a demonstration in front of city government offices and serving as the media spokesperson for all of the above.


  • Expand and strengthen CURB’s organizational and grassroots network across California. You’ll work with local CURB member organizations to identify base building opportunities and develop strategies to reach out to new member organizations and individuals, re-engage former CURB member organizations, and seek out new allies to join CURB.
  • Develop new leaders and expanding CURB member organization skill sets. Because the state of California is gigantic, it is imperative that leadership development be a part of our grassroots initiatives. This will include planning and/or organizing necessary trainings, skill shares, strategic planning sessions, etc. to support the development of CURB’s overall strategy and its leaders.
  • Support the planning/implementation/evaluation of events and actions. You will be responsible for supporting CURB organizers and allies to make strategic decisions and plans for local events and actions. This includes helping plan simultaneous statewide actions, Sacramento-based lobby days and creative actions, and local targeted actions and events.  You will also have responsibility for developing and implementing media plans, working with the CURB media work group to develop press releases and media talking points as well as serving as a media spokesperson.
  • Coordinate & support local CURB organizers build statewide power. Through rallies, town halls, press conferences and lobby meetings, you’ll make sure different regions respond forcefully and quickly when we need to spring into action. You’ll also be responsible for coordinating communication and strategic planning between the various local volunteer CURB organizers.
  • Supporting CURB’s infrastructure. You will work very closely with CURB’s coordinator on a daily basis. You will be responsible for sharing coordination responsibilities for the alliance’s administrative, work group and development tasks and for representing CURB at various conferences, meetings, coalitions, and networks.

Skills and experience:

  • Agreement with CURB principles and strong commitment to racial and gender justice and inclusive practices.
  • At least 2–3 years of grassroots organizing experience (or related experience).
  • Proven leadership and leadership development skills.
  • A strong self-starter with experience working independently. Someone with initiative who can put forth new idea, develop plans collectively and make them happen.
  • Coordination experience.  You’ll be working with a broad-based team of volunteer organizers and will need to be ready to support their work and solve problems creatively.
  • Strong writing and computer skills.
  • Proven desire and experience working to improve the lives for marginalized and oppressed peoples. CURB’s network is made up of a multiplicity of experiences and identities, including currently imprisoned people, formerly incarcerated people, family members of people locked up, people of color, young people, queer people, activists, educators, and national supporters.
  • Comfortable working flexible hours, regular monthly travel, working via phone and computer, and keeping in consistent communication with colleagues in other parts of the state.
  • Proven follow-through and ability to see projects and activities through to completion.
  • Valid drivers license and willingness to drive desired.
  •  Fluent Spanish preferred (not required).

Salary: Full-time. $45,000 annual salary and benefits package.

Location:  The position will be focused on grassroots organizing in Los Angeles and the Central Valley. Initial training and staff team development will occur in the Bay Area.  Regular travel to all parts of California required. Permanent base office location to be determined.

To apply: Please email the items listed below to Emily Harris . Please put “Statewide Field Organizer” in the subject line. Feel free to contact Emily with any questions 510-435-1176.

1.     A cover letter explaining why you want the position and why you think you would be good for this role.

2.     Resume. If you have organizing experience that is not shown in your resume, please tell us about it in your cover letter.

3.     Three references. (with telephone number and email address)

Applications are due by Friday, August 24th.

Our office is located in Oakland near the corner of Webster and 14th St. and is served by the 12th Street BART, and multiple bus lines. The office is wheelchair accessible. For more information about CURB visit:

Emily Harris

Statewide Coordinator
1322 Webster St. #210
Oakland, CA 94612
Californians United for a Responsible Budget

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant San Francisco

POSITION TITLE: Administrative Assistant

Job Requisition Number: 999964

Application WebSite:

Yoh has a career enhancing contract opportunity for a talented Administrative Assistant to join our premiere client in San Francisco, CA.

Job Responsibilities
– Serve as point of contact for building management for maintenance and other issues
– Manage distribution of keys, parking passes, and other building access tools (security cards, etc)
– Ensure office equipment is in proper working order
– Process IT procurement requests
– Process expenses reports
– Provide training on Concur expense system for new hires
– Maintain and order all office supplies
– Manage delivery of contracts to clients as appropriate
– Coordinate logistics for bi-annual team meeting, including accommodations, conference rooms, meals and activities
– Schedule travel and manage calendar
Job Qualifications
– 3+ years of administrative assistant experience.
– Superior knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as MS Office
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills….
For complete information about this job, please visit

Employment Opportunity: Accounts Payable Coordinator, LightHouse S.F.


 POSITION:  Accounts Payable Coordinator


Responsible for all aspects of Accounts Payable and cash receipts in the LightHouse Finance Department.  Assists with month-end closing procedures and related work as required.


As employees, we should:

  • Read, understand, and adhere to all Agency policies and procedures.
  • Conduct ourselves in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that we are representatives of LightHouse.
  • Perform all job responsibilities.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude toward everyone.
  • Communicate regularly and appropriately with our supervisors, and colleagues within our own departments.
  • Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize our assignments.
  • Consistently report to work on time, and be ready to begin performing our assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Work productively.
  • Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy based on best current practices in the field.


Education or equivalent:  Accounting degree preferred.

Experience:  Two years of Accounts Payable/Cash Receipts experience.

Other:  Ability to work both independently and with others as a team.  Strong interpersonal skills essential to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers and contacts.  Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.



  • Understands Accounts Payable (AP) and Cash Receipts (CR) policies and procedures.
  • Carries out the duties of the AP and CR positions by computing, classifying, recording and verifying source data utilizing project code.
  • Performs accounting functions in support of other departments as they relate to the maintenance of AP & CR.
  • Analyzes AP expense accounts coding.
  • Maintains all AP vendor files and CR documents.
  • Maintains Payable Accounts and Cash Receipts account schedules
  • Handles daily petty cash disbursements.
  • Assists with departmental filing system and periodic archiving.
  • Assists outside auditors during the annual certified audit.
  • Prepares year-end 1099 forms.
  • Cross-trains with Accounts Receivable Coordinator
  • Other duties may also be assigned



Equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

All employees at LightHouse are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time.  Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).

Please submit cover letter / résumé in Word format, to; thank you.



Employment Opportunity: PBX / At Your Service Operator, Oakland Marriott

PBX / At Your Service Operator, Oakland Marriott (apply directly at the Marriott)


ID: 26769

The PBX telephone operator is responsible for: handling incoming and outgoing phone calls; responding to guest requests; learn and disseminate basic hotel information; be knowledgeable of procedures and techniques necessary for the smooth operation of the department. PBX Operators are required to: display a guest orientation; possess a working knowledge of computers; and display an excellent phone manner.

Interstate is an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer.

This position requires excellent oral communication skills in English, comfortable with use of computer and ability to type on a keyboard. Must have flexible schedule, including ability to work weekends, overnight and late evening shifts.

This is a union position.

Employment Opportunity: Orientation & Mobility Instructor II

Job Title:                                    Orientation & Mobility Instructor II

Classification:                        Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Reports to:                                Daily Living Skills Team Lead

Society for the Blind is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a position of Orientation & Mobility Instructor II. Our mission is to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship. Society for the Blind is a 501c3 organization serving Northern California, with a focus on Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.

General Description: The essential function of the job is to teach clients how to maneuver and utilize Orientation & Mobility aids, methods and services intended to assist in the development of the client’s independence and personal skills.



  1. Provide instruction in Orientation & Mobility to clients using the standard methods and techniques of the long cane.
  2. Instruct clients in the use of certified low vision and electric mobility aids.
  3. Provide instruction in problem solving, direction finding and structured discovery of the travel environment.
  4. Orient clients to their physical environment through maximum development and utilization of their remaining senses.
  5. Conduct training on city streets.  Instruction is to include, but not limited to the use of public transportation, escalators, elevators, revolving doors and other features found in traveling.
  6. Prepare tactual and auditory maps and instruct clients in their proper use.
  1. Evaluate clients’ functional, physical and mental capabilities, as related to mobility and orientation.
  2. Determine individual clients’ need for physical conditioning.
  3. Stay current in areas of responsibility.
  4. Address and conduct workshops for interested groups as requested.


Maintain thorough, complete and timely ongoing weekly and monthly record keeping of client services; including, but not limited to case notes, lesson notes, evaluations, progress reports, and correspondence.

Team building and Networking

  1. Present client issues to supervisor and contribute to ongoing problem solving of such issues while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.
  2. Consult with other professionals, family members or other appropriate parties regarding the progress and problems of the clients.
  3. Participate in individual case conferences and confer regularly with program staff on multi-disciplinary service team concerning client’s program and adjustment to blindness or vision loss.
  4. Maintain positive and professional relations with counselors of Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as well as Society clients, staff, and volunteers.
  5. Coordinate effective client service with third-party counselors, such as Department of Rehabilitation.


Other Duties:

  1. Attend all staff and department meetings
  2. Adhere to all Society policies and procedures
  3. Obtain training to enhance job requirements
  4. Other duties as required



  1. A minimum of two years working experience.
  2. Master’s Degree in appropriate field.
  3. Applicants must be graduates from either:

AER-certified institutions


O&M programs sponsored by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

  1. Certification/certifiability from one of RSA approved certifying bodies required
  2. Excellent writing skills- English grammar and usage.
  3. Excellent verbal communication skills.
  4. Good computer skills. MS Office programs- Word,  Excel, Outlook & Internet Explorer.

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume by email to Diane Starin, Daily Living Skills Team Lead at

Application’s deadline: Until the position is filled.


Employment Opportunity: Society for the Blind, Transportation Specialist III

Job Title:               Transportation Specialist III

Classification:     Non-Exempt/Full-Time

Reports to:             Transportation Manager 

Society for the Blind is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill a position of Transportation Specialist III. Our mission is to empower individuals who are blind or have low vision to live productively and independently by building confidence through training, tools and mentorship. Society for the Blind is a 501c3 organization serving Northern California, with a focus on Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.

General Description:  The essential functions of the job are to operate Society vehicles to transport clients, materials and equipment to assigned destinations, to maintain vehicles so that they are always in good working condition, and to assist Society staff with various general office tasks. Valid California Class B driver’s license with passenger endorsement is required.


Transportation of Clients and Maintenance of Vehicles:

  1. Transport clients for their scheduled classes at the Society for the Blind.
  2. Transport clients and or instructors for work related activities.
  3. Keep up the physical appearance of Society vehicles.

Transportation Reporting:

  1. Maintain complete and accurate weekly logs of driving trips.
  2. Submit reports on driving related activities which include but are not limited to client incidents, safety issues and others as required by the supervisor.
    1. Provide documentation to supervisor as needed.


  1. Attend all staff and department meetings if time permits with work schedule.
  2. Adhere to all Society policies and procedures.
  3. Stay current in areas of responsibility.
  4. Maintain positive and professional relationships with Society clients, staff and volunteers.
  5. Other duties as requested or as need is assessed.

Driving Qualifications:

  1. Clean driving record free from any traffic violations.
  2. Possession of a California B license with passenger endorsement issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
  3. Current on CPR/First Aid.
  4. Basic computer skills.
  5. Excellent communications, organizational and time management skills.
  6. Knowledge of, belief in and adherence to agency’s mission and vision
  7. A minimum of two years paid professional working experience in the field of transportation.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to Sheriann Rucobo, Transportation Manager at email address

Application’s deadline: Until the position is filled.