Join Us! Seeking Research Prize Manager!

People: We’re emerging from planning and are eager to re-launch our Hidden Bias Research Prize! But we need additional hands and leadership in order to do it, so we’re on the fast track to hire a program manager. Essentially we’re looking for someone with super-strong project management skills, an entrepreneurial/go-getter spirit, familiarity with academic research and the tech sector, and …

Hot Jobs!

Not that kind of Jobs. Three of our partner/portfolio organizations are hiring! Check ’em out and spread the word to your diverse networks! #YesWeCode is looking for a Project Manager. See the job description here. The #YesWeCode initiative targets low-opportunity youth and provides them with the necessary resources and tools to become world-class computer programmers. #YesWeCode will recruit hundreds of …

Job Available! Sr. Media & Communications Manager

Okay you techie/social media wizard with communications strategy chops, public relations poise,  and a social justice heart – we’re looking for you! This is a fantastic opportunity to help craft and implement a mostly-tech-driven media strategy for our evolving organization(s) based in Oakland. See the announcement at our search firm’s site: www.koyapartners.com/KC_SMCM.html. Please do not contact us directly without going …

“Dismal report released on boys and men of color in California”

From the Oakland Tribune: By Scott Johnson Oakland Tribune Posted:   08/08/2012 08:51:32 AM PDT Updated:   08/08/2012 09:46:14 AM PDT OAKLAND — In California, by a 36 to 27 percent ratio, young African-American men without a high school diploma or its equivalent are more likely to be found languishing in prison than working a regular job. Young Latino men …

Job Announcement – Kapor Capital

Our brother company, Kapor Capital, is seeking to hire a full-time Associate to be a member of the investment team and work closely with the founders. Kapor Capital invests in “seed and early stage startups whose success in business generates positive social impact.” Candidates should have successful full-time experience working in the world of venture-backed technology startups as a founder …

Job Opportunity: Smashing Bias Director!

I’m excited to share that the Foundation, along with the Level Playing Field Institute (our sister organization), are looking for an astute social entrepreneur to help us launch and move our Smashing Bias Program and Prize to the next level! Please see the job description here at RecruiterBox.com. We’re looking to hire sooner rather than later, so please feel free …

Positions Available – REDF

 REDF is a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy organization and one of our grant partners. They are in the midst of recruiting for several current and upcoming job openings ranging from entry-level to director positions. Check out the description details here.

Report on San Francisco Local Hiring Policy Now Out

On December 25th, 2010, San Francisco’s Local Hiring Policy for Construction became law. This policy was a major local victory as it embodied a major shift in local hiring practices. Unlike the “good-faith efforts” of the past, this new law created standards and expectations for building more local jobs for San Franciscans with a significant portion of these jobs going …

Students BUILD Businesses to Reach Their College and Career Goals

Yesterday, a group of staff from the Kapor Center partner organizations participated in a Business to Business challenge meeting with BUILD, a non-profit that runs the nation’s largest youth incubator with the mission to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.  Groups of BUILD students provided an overview of their business teams, …

The San Francisco Foundation’s Multicultural Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

The San Francisco Foundation is now recruiting for the 2011-2013 Multicultural Fellowship Program. The Multicultural Fellowship Program is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates are young professionals of color with the promise and passion to create significant social change. The Fellowship provides challenging work and professional development experiences, on-the-job …

Get Out There & Vote!

The time has come to get out there and vote! It’s been a crazy two years since the historic presidential election of President Obama.  Since then, we’ve seen the passage of national health care reform,  the rise of the tea party movement, and the economic crisis strike across the country.  We’ve also seen negative campaign ads, local critical mass, and …

Interview on OaklandSeen

Over the last couple of years the city of Oakland has become home to numerous blogs discussing the pressing political, community, and economic issues of the day.  These include Oakland Focus, A Better Oakland, Oakland Local, and Living in the O.  These blogs provide a much needed space for everyday people in the city to connect to each other, engage …