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Dream Corps

Communications Assistant

Communications · Oakland, California
Department Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation 45k-55k Annually

Dream Corps is looking for a scrappy, creative, self-driven, detail-oriented Communications Assistant. This role sets the tone for the first interaction of Dream Corps with all of our communities, a key contributor to our content, and an integral part of bringing Dream Corps’s mission to life. You’re a good fit for this role if you’re quick on your feet, have a knack for storytelling, and are highly adaptive to the rapidly changing landscape of digital media. You’re up for the challenge of figuring out how to write email copy for the bipartisan criminal justice summit #cut50 is hosting, telling the stories of those most impacted by climate change and disasters, and firing off social media posts from the latest cohort training Dream Corps Tech is holding—all in the same day. You can distill social justice to its essence.

You’ll be reporting to the Communications Manager and working on content for Dream Corps and all of our programs. 


Have a proven track record of creating attention-grabbing, engaging copy for all digital channels. 



Produce compelling and engaging emails, social media content, digital advertising copy, and website content.

Edit pre-existing content and optimize for search engines.

Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality, and tone for voice for a broad, general audience.

Experience writing content for social justice organizations in general or in the criminal justice, green economy, or tech equity fields.

Detail-oriented and deadline driven.

Meticulous attention to detail with outstanding writing, proofreading, fact checking and editing skills.

Ability to take complex issues and simplify them for broad audiences.

Not required but helpful

Graphic design or video editing/production experienced 


Applications without a cover letter and writing samples will not be considered. Upload your writing sample with your cover letter. 

This is an Oakland based position.

You cover letter should describe:

  • Your writing experience.

  • Your unique qualifications for this position.

  • Where or how you learned of this job posting.

Your writing samples should contain:

  • An email

  • Social media copy

  • Website content or a blog post

  • Any other written content you think will knock our socks off

Dream Corps is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, gender identity, age, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive for a workforce that reflects the populations that we serve.

Organization Overview:

Dream Corps brings people together — including very unlikely allies — to create a better future for all. We work to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity. While acknowledging the “battleground” issues that divide us, we focus on the “common ground” solutions that unite us.

Since our founding, through three core programs, we’ve impacted millions of lives by working with stakeholders from all walks of life to:

Transform the criminal justice system (#cut50); Increase opportunity in the tech sector (Dream Corps Tech); Build an inclusive green economy (Green For All); and Shrink the culture of intolerance, fear, and division.

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  • Location
    Oakland, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    45k-55k Annually