Job Posting: Designer

Western States Fire Protection: Designer

Location: 3720 Industry Avenue, #107, Lakewood, CA 90712
Positions Open: 2- 1 for a Designer with 3-5 years experience & 1 for a Designer with 5-10 years experience
Contact: Lou Rogillio at

Description: This individual will design; coordinate, and possibly project manage the fire sprinkler systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. He or she will design and create the finished representation for the sprinkler systems using drawing and drafting skills and tools. The drawings produced will be used as a guide by every
other link in the chain of construction, both on-site and in the office. The designer will have responsibility for the initial planning of a project including scheduling of time, creating material stock listing, analyzing changes, and solving problems. Close coordination with the project manager, project superintendent, and sales representative will be required throughout the life of the project.

Essential Functions:
 Review construction contract documents and coordinate with sub-contractors and General Contractor/owner to gather the required information to design the project’s sprinkler system
 Thorough use of analytical thinking and problem solving, determine construction feasibility and systems possibilities
 Create detailed drawings through extensive use of AutoCAD, AutoSprink, or HydraCAD type programs
 Create stock list for all material required throughout the project
 Perform hydraulic calculations
 Develop initial schedules for preliminary project work
 Maintain design historical records for future use
 Develop positive and ongoing relationships with customers to ensure company is meeting customers’ expectations
 Coordinate with other departments within office to ensure proper handover of job information
 Perform Project Manager functions as required
 Complete other assigned responsibilities as directed by immediate supervisor or other WSFP management personnel

 Applicable degree from a technical school or college
 NICET certification is a plus
 Demonstrated ability with AutoCAD, AutoSprink, HydraCAD, or other specialized fire sprinkler layout software
 Project management experience a plus
 Proven ability and track record of performing work in a timely manner and meeting deadlines
 Three years experience in commercial. industrial, and residential design
 Must be detail-oriented and skilled in free hand and mechanical lettering and drawings
 Must have good communication skills
 Ability to coordinate and work well with others
 Ability to pass a drug screen test


Job Posting: Family Programs Coordinator at Feeding America San Diego

Under the direction of the Programs Manager, the Family Program Coordinator of Feeding America San Diego (FASD) is primarily responsible for the coordination and execution of the Mobile Pantry, Senior programs, Nutrition Education, CalFresh Outreach and any other programs as assigned. Duties include working closely with the Distribution, Operations, Agency Capacity, and Volunteer departments to order
and prepare donated and sourced food items for Mobile Pantry distributions; surveying and building relationships with the communities served and program partners; overseeing nutrition interns to deliver and conduct nutrition education in the communities; conducting CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) pre-screening and application assistance, working with the programs team to ensure goals for the programs are met, and building and maintaining relationships with the county and community partners.

Program Coordination:

  • Coordinate Feeding Families programs (Mobile Pantry, Senior Programs, Agency Relations, CalFresh Outreach, etc.) and nutrition education activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of each program are met.
  • Recruit additional community based organizations as partner agencies and mobile pantry sites to grow capacity to distribute more food effectively to the community.
  • Coordinate the ordering of product for all Mobile Pantry programs and ensure the distribution of nutrient-dense foods.
  •  In cooperation with Distribution team, coordinate distribution and driver schedules.
  • Conduct CalFresh Outreach across the county and at distribution partner sites including prescreening for eligibility and assisting with the application.
  • Submit CalFresh applications to the county and case manage cases, advocating on behalf of the client to obtain benefits if indeed eligible.
  • Contribute to strategic planning, goal development, and assessment of program effectiveness.


  • Act as a primary point of contact for Mobile Pantry and Agency distribution partners.
  • Provide support to program partners in the form of information, advice & materials/ supplies as available.
  • Maintain strong connections with distribution partners through regular communication
  • including phone calls, e-mails, conference calls, and meetings.
  • Conduct trainings, when needed, of community partners in CalFresh, nutrition, food safety, distribution logistics, ect.
  • Build strong relationships with county officials and other organizations; represent FASD at county and other external meetings.
  • Excellent customer service to distribution partners, community partners, and clients.
  • Support and infuse all Feeding Excellence Initiatives; CalFresh, Agency Capacity, Nutrition, and Advocacy.


  • Monitor all community sites regularly and maintain communication and relationships between community partners.
  • Distribute, collect, and analyze data from surveys, reports, and other program evaluators.
  • Track and report numbers served for Mobile Pantry and CalFresh pre-screenings and applications submitted, approved, and denied.
  • Uphold standards and compliancy for all distribution partners


  • Recruit, interview, and train new Program Interns; assist in creation of Intern work plans and management of Interns day to day tasks.
  • Assist in intern program development to meet changing departmental needs.


  • B.A. degree from an accredited university or college in Social Service, Health related, Business Administration, Management, or comparable course of study preferred and
  • One (1) or more years of experience in a position requiring similar skill sets or working in a similar or related capacity for a nonprofit organization.
  • Preferred:
  • Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred.
  • 2-4 years of experience in a nonprofit program coordination setting with competing priorities, deadlines, and constant multi-tasking.
  • Experience in food distribution programs, CalFresh/SNAP outreach, volunteer coordination, and/or warehouse operations is highly desirable.
  • Any combination of educational and work experience that would be equivalent to the stated minimum requirements would qualify for consideration of this position.


  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • General knowledge of nonprofit organizational practices.
  • Basic understanding and interest in promoting nutrition education.
  • Basic understanding of public assistance programs and poverty
  • Experience working with low-income populations and diverse communities
  • A professional demeanor with an aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Must be accurate and detail oriented, possess strong organizational and time management skills and must possess the ability to juggle multiple priorities in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate responsibility and initiative.
  • Strong proficiency in Windows 8, Excel, Microsoft Word, Publisher, Outlook and contact
  • management programs.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, organizational, and public speaking skills.
  • Proven track record of success.

Submit a resume and cover letter to Include the name of the position in the subject line.


Job Posting: 2 Research/Policy Analysts at Center on Policy Initiatives

CPI is a nonprofit research and action institute dedicated to advancing economic equity for working people and diverse communities throughout the San Diego region. CPI works to increase access to good jobs and quality healthcare, and to improve conditions for low-wage workers and families.

The Center on Policy Initiatives has been at the forefront of the economic justice movement in San Diego since 1997.  We envision local government as an effective champion for the common good, and work to enable residents of all communities to have an informed and powerful voice in decisions affecting their quality of life.


CPI seeks individuals who are passionate about economic and social justice, meticulous about research and able to strategically plan and implement both short- and long-term work to fill two Research/Policy Analyst positions.

CPI’s Research Department conducts various types of research to inform policy development and campaign strategy and to educate lawmakers and the public on issues relating to the economy, equity, low-wage work, and access to middle class careers in San Diego.

The Center on Policy Initiatives is a dynamic organization and works with a diverse set of partners on a broad range of policy issues. The Research/Policy Analyst positions require individuals who are intelligent, adaptable, creative, and possess a broad skill set. These positions involve working closely with partner organizations and policymakers.


The exact responsibilities of each Research/Policy Analyst position will be determined based on the skills and experience of the successful candidates. Responsibilities to include:

  • Lead campaign efforts to improve policies that affect the lives of low-wage workers and their families.
  • Carry out research on policies and their impacts.
  • Write policy briefs and reports.
  • Present research findings orally at community meetings, government hearings, and other venues.
  • Coordinate with partner organizations and government officials.
  • Collaborate with CPI communication and organizing staff to meet campaign goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate degree in public policy, law, social sciences or a related field; or comparable public policy experience.
  • Experience conducting quantitative or qualitative research. Strong attention to detail and quality control.  Excellent analytical skills.  Demonstrated ability to design and execute meaningful, focused research.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.  Ability to write and organize engaging, clear and precise reports and articles.  Verbal communications skills sufficient to convey information in a clear, concise way, synthesizing information as appropriate for the audience.
  • Experience working with government officials (elected, appointed, staff) on policy issues, with a preference for experience in the San Diego region.
  • Proven project management and organization skills, including using workplans effectively, managing a team to complete projects successfully, working independently, troubleshooting, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.
  • Proven skills at working in a team and with diverse partners. Demonstrated commitment to economic justice and understanding of the critical role of the labor movement.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work “campaign hours” when necessary.


  • Experience analyzing public budgets.
  • Experience with GIS software and mapping.
  • Experience working on ballot initiatives.
  • Knowledge of the construction industry and building trades.
  • Experience or knowledge of living wage campaigns and/or ordinances.
  • Experience with corporate research and power analysis.
  • Experience developing popular education methods to translate complex concepts and research findings into easily understandable materials or curricula.
  • Experience with Participatory Action Research and other community-based, action oriented research practices.
  • Experience working with communities of color, immigrant communities, and/or people whose first or only language is other than English.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  CPI’s salary and benefit standards are competitive and will depend on qualifications and experience.  The full benefits include family healthcare, a matching 401(k) and generous vacation and holiday time.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  E-mail cover letter, resume and three references to the attention of the Research/Policy Search Committee Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to send a brief writing sample on a topic relating to public policy. Review of applications will begin August 15 and continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.


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Job Posting: Community Engagement Coordinator

San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable water in San Diego County. We seek an inspiring and organized individual with experience in clean water issues to grow and guide our community programs. You will increase awareness and activism among San Diego’s youth and residents and involve the community in protecting our waters through meaningful and fulfilling relationships, volunteer roles and events.

Community Engagement
San Diego Coastkeeper believes that community participation is essential to build
understanding and achieve our regional goals of clean water and pollution prevention. We create and manage opportunities for this participation.

  • Working with the Waterkeeper, foster relationships with communities in San Diego County to ensure they can contribute their voice to the conversation about water issues
  • Build a program with one to two cities that engages residents or businesses in pollution prevention to support the Regional stormwater Permit
  • Represent San Diego Coastkeeper on selected regional committees (e.g., Wildlife Advisory Group of the Chula Vista Bayfront development)
  • Communicate program successes on the website, newsletter, blog and social media
  • With Education Coordinator, plan and execute public events
  • Support fundraising events by supporting logistics and recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Develop relationships with vendors to secure discounted and donated event space and food

Volunteer Coordination

San Diego Coastkeeper greatly values our volunteer and intern team members. Volunteers support ongoing and occasional programs. We work with approximately 250 long-term and 5,000 event volunteers each year.

  • Recruit, train, track and retain knowledgeable, active volunteers to support programs/staff
  • With Water Quality Lab Manager, organize:
  • Monthly volunteer water quality monitoring events (weekends)
  • Bioassessment events (twice/ year) to support the water quality monitoring program
  • With Education Coordinator, manage an internship program for water monitoring, beach cleanups, outreach, law/policy and administration.

Trash Cleanup Program

Beach & inland cleanups beautify and protect our waterways and offer an activity for individuals, families, companies and other groups that engage them in our mission.

  • Organize, conduct and promote twice-monthly cleanups (with Surfrider Foundation), the Beach Cleanup in a Box program and the Sponsored Cleanup Program
  • Coordinate data collection and analysis and create annual outreach built around the data
  • With Water Quality Manager, conduct inland trash assessments to meet goals of Bight ’13 regional initiative and Coastkeeper’s water quality monitoring program
  • Manage supplies inventory & strive to minimize single use supplies
  • Recruit and manage beach cleanup intern as needed

Candidates will have experience with community organizing, event planning and volunteer management. We look for excellent oral and written communication skills, highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to motivate and manage community volunteers. Be hard working, self-motivated and demonstrate a deep commitment and passion for environmental protection. Familiarity with water quality issues and the policies surrounding them is preferred, as is Spanish language proficiency. Some level of physical exertion – carrying supplies, setting up booths, etc. – is required.

Submit a resume and cover letter as a single PDF or Word Document no later than noon, Friday, August 9, 2013 (Pacific time) to Your cover letter should discuss volunteer management and program planning, supervisory experience and salary requirements.

San Diego Symphony: Your Song, Your Story Project

Your Song, Your Story: A Musical Tapestry of and for San Diego, is a two-year audience engagement initiative that will depart from the San Diego Symphony’s traditional approach to community engagement by inviting residents of historically underserved neighborhoods to participate in the creation and performance of art. Music, stories and dance will be contributed by people of all ages and backgrounds. These contributions will be made via various forms of media technology at community sites and festivals. Individuals will also be encouraged to submit their recordings directly onto our website. The submissions will then be considered for inclusion in an original orchestral piece. The final work will be a multi-media piece that will be performed for the public free of charge. We hope to collect contributed material from at least 300 individuals. Performances of the new work are planned for an audience of at least 5,000 people, including 2,000 at Copley Symphony Hall.

For more information about the project, please visit:

Internship Opportunity: Run Women Run Political Internship

Run Women Run is offering internship opportunities for students who are interested in working with experienced campaign professionals and executives in a progressive women’s political organization. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the political process, develop communications and organizational skills, interact with candidates and elected officials and help to elect pro-choice women to public office.

Run Women Run is looking for students who are have an interest in learning about the political process and have good communications and organizational skills.

Run Women Run provides the necessary hours and certification to
meet the requirements of your academic institution.

  • Download your application at
  • Internships are available through December 2014

Job Posting: Community Organizer at Mid-City CAN

POSITION PROFILE: SAY, San Diego, Inc. is the fiscal agent for this project and will be the formal employer of the Community Organizer. The Community Organizer will work in partnership with residents of City Heights, their families, and organizational allies in the design and ongoing implementation of Mid-City CAN Momentum Team community organizing and advocacy campaigns. The Community Organizer will support the goal of building capacity and leadership in City Heights to mobilizing, executing strategies, and assisting Leaders in identifying and building campaigns for change advocating for change.


  •  Identify, recruit, and retain, City Heights residents and allies with strong leadership qualities and assist them in advocating for institutional and social change.
  • Organize, develop and sustain the leadership and education at meetings, weekend projects, and trips such as advocacy days in Sacramento.
  • Conduct outreach to schools, agencies, and collaborative partners that service City Heights to recruit members.
  • In collaboration with collaborative partners, develop and facilitate leadership development for community around specific skills related to community organizing, grassroots advocacy and other relevant topics.
  • Assist in the development of Mid-City CAN Momentum Team goals and objectives.
  • Clearly articulate the efforts of Mid-City CAN and our community development strategy.
  • Work with youth and Mid-City CAN/SAY Staff in developing and implementing fundraising strategies.
  • Work collaboratively with all participating agencies and organizations of Mid-City CAN in implementing the mission and goals.
  • Create and execute project work plans, including timeline, roles, and resources needed, using Mid-City CAN planning tools. Revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Deliver custom program materials, modules, and simulations based on the Mid-City CAN tool kit and methodology, as well as training others in their application.
  • Design and facilitate community planning processes and community capacity building workshops.
  •  Ability to facilitate groups and manage community conflict.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Social Work, community organizing, ethnic studies, and /or commensurate experience in community organizing, advocacy, and working with youth in a collaborative context.
  • Community organizing or leadership training, such as but not limited to certificates from: Institute for Cultural Affairs, Gamaliel Foundation, PICO National Network, Center for Third World Organizing, Consensus Organizing Center, or Other.
  • Bilingual (Somali or Vietnamese) Required
  • Familiar with Community Development and Community Organizing Theories as well as experienced in policy development and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups.


  •  Possess a passion for social justice which will translate into your daily interactions.
  • Knowledgeable of consensus decision making and conflict resolution processes.
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with a diverse population easily.
  • Must be able to self-direct, take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting.
  • Proven ability working with diverse communities and neighborhood organizations and constituencies.
  • Strong community leadership skills, understanding of and sensitivity to development issues in the City Heights community and surrounding area.
  • Ability to be flexible in adapting and learning new ideas and/or concepts.
  • Flexibility required in ongoing training, workshops and/or learning opportunities which may be presented.
  • Broad knowledge of diverse cultures and sensitivity in dealing with diversity issues including race, gender, sexual orientation and economic status.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working within a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of government and education programs and agencies.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
  • Access to reliable transportation and willing to use it for job-related tasks
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to or via fax to (858) 715-8572.