Cal Voices is seeking an Advocacy Director to lead the program and a Statewide Advocacy Liaison to support the ACCESS Ambassadors throughout the state. Both positions are full-time (37.5 hours/week) and work onsite in Sacramento three days per week. These positions also require personal lived experience of recovery from a behavioral health challenge, knowledge of California’s Public Behavioral Health System, a history of grassroots advocacy, and an understanding of the unique issues faced by justice-involved individuals and their families. Qualified candidates who have received public behavioral health services in any county, are bilingual/bicultural, or identify as members of traditionally underserved populations (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, veterans, immigrants/refugees, former foster youth, experience with homelessness or justice system involvement, etc.) are strongly desired. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 8, 2022.
Advocacy Director | Sacramento, CA ($75,000/year)
This position reports to Cal Voices’ Executive Leadership Team, works in close collaboration with the agency’s Policy and Education Directors, and manages the Statewide Advocacy Liaison. The Advocacy Director represents the interests and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are receiving or eligible for services in California’s Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS), promoting client-driven systems and practices, and providing a bridge, voice, and representation to advance clients’ interests in state and local policy decisions. This position heads Cal Voices’ ACCESS California statewide advocacy program; manages government contracts; develops communications, trainings, and educational materials; coordinates advocacy activities and events; delivers public talks and trainings to professionals and community members; facilitates high-level policy discussions; fosters coalitions and collaborative working relationships with government entities, providers, community advocates, and other interest groups; and recruits local stakeholders to inform the agency’s priorities and participate in advocacy activities. Read the full job announcement here.
Statewide Advocacy Liaison | Sacramento, CA ($27.00/hour)
This position reports to Cal Voices’ Advocacy Director and frequently collaborates with other high-level agency staff, external organizations, and community stakeholders. The Statewide Advocacy Liaison represents the interests and concerns of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are receiving or eligible for services in California’s Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS), promoting client-driven systems and practices, and providing a bridge, voice, and representation for clients in state and local policy decisions. This position also directs the activities of Cal Voices’ ACCESS Ambassadors (30 client advocates throughout the state), working closely with them to coordinate messaging, policy positions, and advocacy activities. Outstanding planning, time management, collaboration, and organizational skills are critical in this role. The Statewide Advocacy Liaison must be hardworking, thorough, and diligent, pay close attention to detail, and demonstrate strong analytical thinking and sound independent judgment in the performance of their duties. Candidates for this position must possess demonstrated credibility with diverse communities at the intersections of behavioral health and criminal justice. Read the full job announcement here.
View these and Cal Voices’ other open positions on their jobs portal at: https://calvoices.bamboohr.com/jobs/