Job Posting: Deputy Director of Neighbor-to-Neighbor

Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Deputy Director of Neighbor-to-Neighbor

$7,413.00 - $9,978.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 1/31/2023

Job Description and Duties

Over the last three years, California Volunteers launched multiple innovative service and volunteer programs to engage the community in addressing critical needs such as climate change, education disparities, disasters, and food insecurity. One key program is Neighbor-to-Neighbor, originally started during the COVID-19 pandemic, to engage neighborhood leaders and organizations across the state to increase cohesion, cooperation, and action that improves communities.  

The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Deputy Director is tasked with assisting with the design, development, and expansion of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program. The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Deputy Director collaborates with College Corps, Climate Action Corps, Disaster Services, and AmeriCorps to coordinate program activity to support Neighbor-to-Neighbor. This position collaborates with Communications, External Affairs, and the Marketing Department on program reporting and recruitment. The Neighbor-to-Neighbor Deputy Director has a commitment to serving California’s diverse communities throughout the administration of the program and must contribute to a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.

Please see attached duty statement for additional information.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

California Volunteers' office is located in Sacramento, CA. However, California Volunteers will consider qualified applicants throughout the state who are interested in this position

Minimum Requirements

This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director of Neighbor-to-Neighbor
    $7,413.00 - $9,978.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
    Work Shift:
    Regular Work Hour
    Work Week:
    Monday - Friday

    Department Information


    California Volunteers, Office of the Governor is the state office tasked with engaging Californians in service, volunteering, and civic action.

    Since 2020, California Volunteers has launched several historic initiatives including Governor Newsom’s California Climate Action Corps, the country’s first statewide climate corps program; the #CaliforniansForAll service initiative launched in response to COVID-19 to establish a volunteer corps to support the state’s response to emergencies and disasters; and Operation Feed California, a volunteer program created to stabilize California food bank operations.

    As part of Governor Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, California Volunteers received a nearly $400 million investment in service to expand and create new programs.

    Led by the state’s Chief Service Officer, Josh Fryday, California Volunteers is supported by a bipartisan 25-member Commission and a team of experts driven by a mission to empower and mobilize all Californians to volunteer and serve in their communities.

    Department Website:

    Special Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in the volunteer management field.
    • Strong written and oral communications skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, particularly those that are high-profile and time sensitive.
    • Excellent working knowledge of the volunteer field, best practices, and key partners.
    • Experience developing and maintaining complex partnerships.
    • Strong computer skills.
    • Ability to travel occasionally and work an irregular and sometimes demanding schedule.
    • Ability to deploy short notice to disasters and work up to 12 hours per day, if necessary.
    • Proven commitment to creating a work environment that celebrates diverse backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences.

    Application Instructions

    Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 1/31/2023

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    Attn: Human Resources
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    1400 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is required and must be included.
    • Other - Cover letter – Please submit a cover letter of no more than 2 pages explaining why you want this position and why you are a good fit.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Desirable Qualifications

    In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
    • Subject-Area Knowledge: General familiarity with state accounting laws, rules, and rugulations. 
    • A demonstrated ability to take charge of projects, overcome obstacles, and move them to completion with minimal supervision.
    • Execellent organizational skills, including a demostrated abilty to proioritze a varitety of tasks and work on multiple tasks simultaneosly, while timely meeting deadlines and keeping materials organized.  
    • Demostrated ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced enviroment where priorities often shift. 
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat. 
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills, flexibity and problem-solving skills.
    • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:  Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.


    The State of California benefit package may include:


    • Retirement contributions into the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.
    • Vacation and Sick Leave or Annual Leave
    • Professional Development Day – two days per fiscal year
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life insurance basic coverage of $50,000 for managers and $25,000 for supervisors, confidential, and excluded employees.
    • Voluntary enrollment into a deferred compensation program Long-term Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, and a Legal Service Plan.
    • Flexible work hours with prior agreement of supervisor.
    • This position is exempt from Civil Service.

        How to apply

        Submit the following materials:

        • CalHR Application
        • Resume
        • Cover Letter

        Information about this position

        See attached duty statement for aditional information. 

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

        It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.