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The half time Marketing and Communications Manager is a new position for Oakland Kids First (OKF), and this person will join the organization during an exciting year of growth for our youth leadership and organizing programs. OKF seeks a qualified part-time employee to help develop marketing and communication plans, and materials that will reach a broad range of audiences including students, families, community partners, funders and Oakland residents. The Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and publishing content for all of our social media platforms, newsletter, and print materials, and partner with the web developer on content updates to websites. OKF seeks a person passionate about amplifying youth voice and activating youth power to organize for educational equity. The Marketing and Communications Manager reports directly to the Senior Development Manager and does not have any direct reports.

Overview of Job Responsibilities

  • Communications planning
  • Content creation, editing and publishing
  • Marketing and outreach for OKF, youth programs, campaigns, and coalitions

View full Marketing and Communications Manager job description here

To apply, please submit your résumé and a cover letter describing why you’re a good fit for this position to the hiring committee at by July 29, 2022.


Oakland Kids First is hiring a full time Senior Finance Manager. The Senior Finance Manager is responsible for all organizational finances including: bookkeeping, accounting, organization-wide and program specific budgeting, completion of audits and IRS tax forms, and payroll during an exciting period of organizational growth. The Senior Finance Manager will work in close partnership with the Associate Director and Senior Development Manager on organization-wide policies, procedures, strategy, and will support the financial requirements for proposal development as well as grant or contract compliance and reporting. OKF has a staff of 14 full time and 9 part time employees, and a budget over $2 million. This position reports directly to the Executive Director, does not supervise any direct reports, and is a part of the Senior Management Team. The position is full time, requires in-person work at the OKF office headquarters in Oakland, CA and allows for some remote work depending on the nature of the task.

Overview of Job Responsibilities

  • Finance and accounting operations
  • Compliance
  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • Organization wide financial systems oversight

View full Senior Finance Manager job description here


Please submit your résumé and a cover letter describing your past experiences with nonprofit finance and why you are a good fit for the position to our human resource at Applications are due by Friday August 5, 2022.


Join the Oakland Kids First program team as a half-time REAL HARD Program Coordinator at Fremont High School. The REAL HARD Program Coordinator will lead programming that teaches youth in both programs to develop social emotional intelligence, self-reflection, research skills, political education, and facilitation expertise to advance educational justice. The REAL HARD program conducts Youth Participatory Action Research to engage in an equity campaign to shift institutional practices at their school site towards the arc of justice. The REAL HARD Program Coordinator also recruits RH members to participate in the Youth Organizing Council program to organize in more advanced settings and campaigns. REAL HARD staff will also establish a presence and relationships with institutional decision makers on campus to transform ground-level school culture and systems to ensure transformational change for students.

Overview of Job Responsibilities

  • Run a REAL HARD program chapter at Fremont High School after school to develop youth into organizers utilizing leadership skill development, political education, youth participatory action research, and campaign planning.
  • Promote a safe and positive classroom environment rooted in restorative justice, shared ownership, and reflection; actively supervise and ensure student safety; implement a structured classroom culture; maintain positive, appropriate, professional, and student-friendly speech, behavior, and attire.
  • Work with the Program Manager to develop a recruitment and retention plan and maintain at least 15 actively and regularly involved youth in your REAL HARD chapter.
  • Base build and reach a critical mass of students at schools to exercise youth voices to advance school culture and educational justice objectives. Recruit and retain a group of 10-15 students
  • Lesson plan REAL HARD curriculum and prepare weekly materials in advance of programming.
  • Partner with REAL HARD students to train school community members to uphold positive school culture and values through codes of respect and cultural currency developed by REAL HARD.
  • Track growth of youth through a yearlong plan and databases to develop skills, demonstrate learning, and practice those skills through a campaign organizing cycle.

View full REAL HARD Program Coordinator job description here


Please submit your résumé and a cover letter describing why you’re a good fit for this position to our human resource at


Under the supervision of Oakland Kids First’s Community Programs Manager, the Culinary Arts Facilitator will create a culinary program after school at Castlemont High School that enriches the lives of high school students by teaching them to love everything about food – cooking, eating delicious and healthy dishes, and learning about different cultures and stories behind the food. We are looking for an energetic instructor to join our fun team and start teaching!

Overview of Job Responsibilities

  • Lead after school cooking classes for high school students (9-12th) while getting them excited about trying fun and creative recipes, new foods and encouraging them to learn about new cuisines and cultures
  • Teach lesson plans related to basics of nutrition and healthy eating to young people in a fun and engaging way and making sure kids are learning while having fun
  • Introduce kids to basic cutting and measuring techniques, food safety and other concepts provided in the curriculum
  • Utilize the Castle Urban Farm to support education about farm to table models
  • Recruit and retain a group of 10-15 students

View full Culinary Arts Facilitator job description here


Please submit your résumé and a cover letter describing why you’re a good fit for this position to our human resource at