We are seeking a highly motivated, tenacious, and creative professional to serve as our Director of Digital Strategy. This position reports directly to the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and will be a senior role at the organization. You will be responsible for managing every element of California YIMBY’s online presence & communications, which will be focused on mobilizing and growing our movement of 80,000+ list of supporters who advocate for legislation, contact their elected officials, tell their housing stories online, and participate in our online community.
California YIMBY is a predominantly remote team with staff across California and offices in Sacramento and Oakland. The Director of Digital Strategy can be based anywhere in the state.
Come join our movement and help transform the built environment of the world’s fifth largest economy, and enable millions of people to benefit from the economic and social mobility that only abundant, affordable, and well-located housing can provide. Together, we can put California back on a path of broad-based economic prosperity, and create vibrant, inclusive, and livable communities for everyone.
Location: Remote work available anywhere in California
Salary: 100K-130K depending on experience + health insurance (with dependents options), vision and dental, 4 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, 401K with employer contributions, life insurance, and disability insurance
Apply by: Rolling applications accepted, resume reviews beginning mid December, and interviews in the New Year.
Start date: Position is open immediately with a target start date on or before February 7, 2022.
California YIMBY’s mission is to make California an affordable place to live, work, and raise a family. Right now, millions of Californians live in crowded and substandard housing, with high rent burdens, exposure to health risks, and multi-hour commutes. As a result, many Californians are leaving the state, and fewer would-be Californians are immigrating. For many companies, the astronomical cost of housing is driving them to hire talent in other states. We need to reverse this trend, and we can.
California’s housing shortage—and the affordability, environmental, equity, and health crises it has caused—is the result of decades of deliberate policies to limit the supply of housing. Building affordable, dense housing is currently illegal in the majority of urban California, but it doesn’t have to be. If we change our housing and land use laws, we could build millions of new homes in existing urban areas without displacing incumbent communities.
The goal of California YIMBY’s $3.5M yearly effort is to build a movement and pass legislation to end the housing shortage. Founded in 2017, California YIMBY has helped pass a variety of pro-housing bills which will enable at least 1.5 million more homes to be built in California. We’ve built a membership of over 80,000 Californians, 20 local YIMBY Teams, 3 pro-housing coalitions, and we’re just getting started.
Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. These are not just words at California YIMBY. These values are key to furthering our mission to make California an affordable place to live, work, and raise a family. Representation matters, especially in our work to end the housing crisis. A crisis that, by design, continues to disproportionately impact communities of color. To address that historic and ongoing inequity, we are building a YIMBY movement that reflects California’s rich diversity and we actively seek diverse candidates with broad professional and lived experience.
Our vision is of a California where neighbors welcome new neighbors of all backgrounds, and current residents are not displaced from their communities.
A successful candidate will likely have:
California YIMBY is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. California YIMBY recruits hires, trains, promotes, compensates, and administers all personnel actions without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation. California YIMBY will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Please submit your resume and cover letter in PDF format at this application link. Please note that if you don’t have a gmail account, you can still apply by sending your resume and cover letter, in PDF format, to email@example.com with the subject line “Director of Digital Strategy” application.