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What is it like to work at CompassPoint?

CompassPoint is an integrated, staff-led practice that leverages the collective experiences and expertise of all of our staff members. We are a diverse team of individuals who have deep experience in nonprofit management and leadership. We work collaboratively and use teaching, coaching, consulting, and peer coaching to support the groups and individuals we partner with.

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We build on the existing strengths and histories of social justice efforts so that:

  • Social justice leaders and organizations embrace practices of reflection and self-care for sustained strength
  • Organizations are adaptive with bold leadership, impactful strategies, and effective management
  • A powerful and resilient critical mass of diverse leaders at all levels continue to contribute to social justice
  • Social justice movements are powerful with strong relationships and aligned strategies

CompassPoint is committed to being a learning organization. We stay abreast of the latest research and frameworks, adapting them to the real-world experiences of ourselves, our clients, and our partners.

Our work and interactions are guided by our organizational values of learning, humor, relevance, integrity, multiculturalism, holism, and social justice.


Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring for two Project Assistant positions. One position will support our training program and the other position will support our cohort leadership development programs.

If you would like to be considered for one of the Project Assistant positions, please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Gort, Director of Operations, at

Please submit your resume before 9am Monday, April 20th and use “Project Assistant Resume” as the subject line of your e-mail.

Please no phone inquiries regarding this position.

Download a PDF of the Project Assistant, training job description here.

Download a PDF of the Project Assistant, cohort leadership development programs  job description here. 


Benefits and Compensation

The Project Assistant positions are full-time and non-exempt. The starting pay rate for these positions is $18.25 per hour with 4 weeks PTO and health benefits.

125 Flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits and matching 401 K retirement contributions are available. These positions are located in downtown Oakland and are not eligible for relocation reimbursement.


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We expect to grow a bit in the coming year and are currently assessing which additional positions we will hire for in 2015. If you would like to stay in touch with us about these future openings, please send an e-mail to and request to be added to our hiring e-mail list.

Our work requires folks that have competencies in the following areas:

Nonprofit management & leadership, relationship management, collaboration, innovation, project management, budget development

Our Career Framework includes the following positions:

  • Project Assistant
  • Project Coordinator
  • Associate Project Director
  • Project Director
  • Senior Project Director

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