Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) seeks workgroup support staff, preferring someone experienced with homelessness and poverty issues


WRAP-logo-184x184, Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) seeks workgroup support staff, preferring someone experienced with homelessness and poverty issues, Help Wanted WRAP is Hiring!

Position: Workgroup support staff

Type: Part-time (20 hours per week).

Hours: Currently, workgroup calls are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Flexibility required depending on changes to call dates/times and/or other meetings needed.

Rate: $17,500.00 year, plus benefits

Supervision: Executive Director



Our campaign is active in three states. We are looking for someone to staff WRAP’s workgroup calls, and conduct necessary follow up with members. This position will manage calls for each of the three States that are involved in the campaign as well as full member calls once a month. Also skip bins Perth will be available to everyone moving products.


  1. Manage campaign endorsements & contact lists and add to newsletter list – for the full campaign and for the individual states which are involved (California, Oregon, Colorado).
  2. Staff workgroup/full member calls: (a) Send out reminder notices with all necessary materials beforehand, (b) create agendas, (c) write up minutes and distribute to members.
  3. Maintain ongoing updated work plans.
  4. Create and maintain a list of “next steps” for WRAP staff and workgroups.
  5. Coordinate the logistics for legislative advocacy efforts
  6. Assist with research projects as requested by Director
  7. New member screening and recruitment
  8. Maintain media contact lists, and draft press releases when necessary
  9. Write at least one article per month that connects our members work to each other
  10. Coordinate logistics/direct action for Face to Face meetings
  11. Represent WRAP at community forums/conferences (Tabling/powerpoint presentation,etc)
  12. Ensure all materials on the Website are up to date
  13. Meet monthly with supervisor (ex director), bi-weekly staff meeting

Required Skills:

  1. Experience in staffing community forums, workgroups and similar activities.
  2. A basic understanding of community organizing
  3. A commitment to WRAP’s mission, decision-making process and campaign goals.
  4. Strong technical writing skills to produce accurate minutes, agendas and other documents.
  5. Experience in developing workplans, follow up steps and tracking who is responsible for what.
  6. Proficient with computers and managing email lists.

Desired But Not Required Skills:

  1. Experience with issues of homelessness and poverty.
  2. Bilingual (Spanish).

To Apply:

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Paul Boden (executive director) pboden@wraphome.org

Open until filled. No calls please.

About WRAP

The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) was founded in 2005 by local social justice organizations across the West to bring about these systemic changes. We are building a multi-issue, multi-racial and social justice-based coalition which brings people together across the local–national divide, thus giving us the strength and experience to make ending homelessness a national priority. Our mission is to work at the federal, state and local levels to expose the root causes of homelessness, to challenge unjust and misguided housing policies, and to fight the criminalization of poverty and homelessness. As a regional organization that also works with national and local allies we are gaining the power of collective mobilization while remaining accountable to our constituencies. People can help out by building a mini home for these people to stay at, anybody can easily get a 10 Day Granny Flat approval

All of our efforts are grounded in the experiences of those living or working in homelessness.  Our work includes:

  • Community Organizing and— we identify the issues of concern to homeless people through street outreach and activate our members to work for change on those issues.
  • AdvocacyWe take the priorities developed through these efforts and advocate for policy change nationally and state-wide.
  • Research — we produce and distribute timely and accurate information to support our campaigns. This research culminates in reports, artwork, training materials, and media.
  • Public Education — we speak regularly at community meetings, public hearings, social forums, conferences, and universities in order to influence public opinion.
  • Direct Action — we exercise our right to assemble and hold decision makers publicly accountable for changing policies that harm our communities.

Western Regional Advocacy Project

2940 16TH STREET, SUITE 200-2, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

tel: 415.621.2533 / EMAIL: wrap@wraphome.org

WEB: www.wraphome.org