Join a fast-paced, dynamic, community-centered workplace with opportunities for advancement.

We are a nationally-recognized Social Equity Development nonprofit organization with a 55-year history serving East Oakland communities.Our mission is to promote social equity and improve quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive. You can help us move towards our vision of a joyful, united, and engaged community where people have the power to shape their lives.

Each year, we serve approximately 8,000 primarily low- to moderate-income clients by providing them with the tools to transform their lives and ultimately achieve their long-term educational, career, and financial goals. Our offices and programs are headquartered in the Fruitvale district of Oakland, and we have early childhood education centers in West Oakland, East Oakland, and the Monument Corridor in Concord.


Why Work at The Unity Council?

We believe that employees are the strongest asset of the organization. Our staff of close to 300 employees are diverse, talented, driven to excellence, and come from the community. Our team reflects the communities we serve.


Benefits and Perks

We Invest in Your Success

  • Professional development and growth opportunities
  • Financial assistance provided towards your Early Childhood Education

We Value Your Well-Being

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of employment
  • Company paid Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care costs
  • Commuter benefits
  • 403(b) retirement with employer match
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, float and sick time)
  • Employee-led culture

We Celebrate Your Work

  • Holiday parties and annual staff picnics
  • Annual Employee Awards

The Unity Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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