The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) works to end mass incarceration. To ensure our communities are safe, healthy, and whole, ARC empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive reentry services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Through our grassroots policy advocacy, we are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system so that it is more just and equitable for all people. Learn more at:  www.antirecidivism.org.  



The Community Organizing Fellow is responsible for mobilizing and empowering ARC members and the community to engage in support of our justice reform efforts. The Fellow will also collaborate with other community-based organizations to strengthen partnerships and provide opportunities to our members for social impact. The position will have a duration of 1 year, with a planned end date of June 3, 2024. You will report directly to the Associate Director of Local Advocacy. 



  • Work with the advocacy team to develop and implement member outreach and engagement strategies in support of advocacy priorities and campaigns. 
  • Attend community organizing trainings. 
  • Attend ARC’s member orientation and recruit new members interested in advocacy opportunities. 
  • Monitor ARC’s legislative priorities on the state and local level.  
  • Develop social media content, flyers, Eventbrite initiations etc. to engage the public and our members in advocacy and organizing events.   
  • Organize events, workshops, and listening sessions locally with members in support of advocacy priorities, such as local city and county motions, state legislative visits, and other events related to policy and advocacy.  
  • Help coordinate and identify ARC members to participate in advocacy visits to Sacramento and elsewhere as required. 
  • Attend monthly ARC member services activities. 
  • Attend weekly Advocacy and Community Organizing team meetings. 



  • Knowledge of criminal and juvenile justice issues in California. Expertise includes being formerly incarcerated.  
  • Experience in community organizing. 
  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Outstanding critical thinking skills 
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Skill Sets: Highly motivated and able to multi-task. Team spirit, with trust in coworkers. Requires excellent written and verbal communication including the ability to write clear emails/reports. Requires excellent interpersonal and community engagement skills. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office. 
  • Ability to execute day-to-day tasks and work independently as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to travel throughout the state of California and nationally, as required. 

The Policy and Community Organizing Fellow will have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Experience in community organizing.  
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 



  • Pay rate is $19.23-$24.00/hour doe 
  • Multiple employer medical/dental/ vision plans with up to 100% employee coverage, 50% for dependents. 
  • Employer funded life insurance. 
  • 401(k) matching 
  • 10 paid vacation days, 6 paid sick days. 



To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@arc-ca.org with “Policy & Community Organizer” in the subject line.     

Please note that employment is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Anti-Recidivism Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.