Be a Volunteer Coordinator for a social enterprise that empowers single mothers

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urban university

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Established in 1998, urban university is an award winning non-profit organization with the mission to improve the socio-economic status of low-income communities. Over 22 years, we have helped more than 2,000 low-income individuals obtain gainful employment and life skills in collaboration with employers and community colleges.

Today, we operate urban furniture and boutique (the urban store), a reuse social enterprise that is used as a platform to deliver Single Moms at Work, our transitional employment, support and housing program for single mothers departing from public assistance. Located in Oakland, the urban store serves as a training ground and supports our housing and wrap-around services. An important member of the Grand Avenue/Lakeshore Business District, we are a social business for good. Learn more at

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who will evangelize our cause and build a plan to attract a committed tribe of volunteers to support our enterprise, The Volunteer Coordinator will be a leader and help engage individuals from the Grand Ave/LakeShore Business and larger bay area residential community in our mission, offering the neighborhood an opportunity to be a part of an important local cause.

The Volunteer Coordinator will create a volunteer recruitment plan and in alignment with organizational and business events - will conduct monthly volunteer orientations, interview volunteer candidates and deploy the volunteers to work with agency staff. The Volunteer Coordinator will help us build a team of individuals who share in the passion of our mission and will work along side our store team to help scale our mission, programs and services for single mothers.

Thank You for considering this vital position,

Tracey Williams

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About urban university


3237 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1998, urban university (uu) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded to address service gaps affecting individuals transitioning from welfare to work. Our mission is to improve the socio-economic status of impoverished adults by providing employability training, individualized coaching and transitional employment focused on building soft skills and professional development competencies. uu has served more than 1,600 individuals who are trying to reintegrate into today's challenging workforce: single parents transitioning from public assistance, emancipated foster care adults, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, recently-discharged veterans and displaced workers. Over the past eighteen years, uu has played a critical role in addressing the needs of disadvantaged members of the Bay Area's workforce and bridging them with opportunities for long-term sustainability including education and employment through our network of community and business partnerships.


Established in 1998, since our inception, urban university has focused on the central issues many of our community based partners struggle with every day: helping socio-economically disadvantaged adults enter, survive and thrive in today's labor force.

uu has served more than 1,700 individuals across the continuum to include single parents transitioning from public assistance, emancipated foster care adults, at-risk-youth, recently discharged veterans and displaced workers.

Today, we operate urban furniture & boutique, a social enterprise used as a platform to employ and empower single mothers transitioning from public assistance. Located in the Grand/Lakeshore business district, our stores offer quality reuse furniture and clothing.


  • Single Parents at Work - our comprehensive transitional employment program providing professional development, employability coaching to single mothers and fathers transitioning from public assistance into employment through two social enterprise job creation businesses: urban furniture and urban boutique (located @ 3241 Grand Avenue).

  • urban house - our transitional housing program for single parents departing from poverty. We operate a small house that provides shelter to a single faher and his children.
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


3237 Grand AvenueOakland, CA 94610



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Data Entry


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • TBD
  • Committed, Positive Minded, Organized, Problem Solver, Adept in technology

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