Urban Strategies Council Measure Z Community Fellowship-Chinese Language Fellow Remote · Part time

Measure Z Community Fellowship-Chinese Language Fellow


Measure Z Community Fellowship-Chinese Language Fellow

Part-time/Regular/Non-Exempt (up to 20 hours per week) 

Start Date: Immediate

June 2024 – June 2025 (One year commitment)

Temporary, limited-term opportunity with a preference for applicants from Oakland and the Bay Area for in-person work only. No remote work can be offered.


Urban Strategies Council (the Council) is working with the Urban Institute (Urban) and the City of Oakland to evaluate violence-reduction programs funded by the Oakland Public Safety and Services Violence Prevention Act of 2014 (Measure Z). Measure Z is a funding mechanism that invests in violence prevention and intervention strategies to reduce various forms of violence and victimization by improving police services provided by the Department of Violence Prevention (DVP) and the Oakland Police Department (OPD). The MZ Fellowship Program is a leadership development/community service program for residents at least 18 years old to connect with community members and bring their voices to the table around violence prevention. The MZ evaluation effort focuses on the geographies of East, West, or Central Oakland.

This position will report to the Director of Research and Evaluation. This fellowship ends in June 2025 and requires no more than 60 hours/month.


Founded in 1987, the Urban Strategies Council (the Council) is a regional anchor organization dedicated to advancing economic, racial, and social equity in the Bay Area. Our mission is to eliminate persistent poverty in the Bay Area by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.

The Council is a team of individuals with aligned views of the world, public policy, and community. Our values reflect these shared principles for our work and for public systems that were created to serve all people fairly and equally.

Because Urban Strategies Council is not a single-issue organization, we are able to think and work holistically across silos, sectors, and jurisdictions. We partner with public agencies, grassroots organizing groups, and philanthropic organizations to catalyze lasting social change.

In order to move the needle on persistent poverty, we need to change the systems that are currently ineffective, and so we focus on reforming the systems that serve low-income communities. The Council offers a dynamic, exciting environment to apply your skills and to further develop your experience in an organization with a strong reputation for quality research and collaboration. We offer a hands-on, collaborative, professional work environment with a team of passionate, experienced staff committed to their work and our goals.


MZ Community Fellows will conduct the below responsibilities. However, those responsibilities might be adjusted based on the progress of the evaluation process and the need for additional or new responsibilities.


●       Collect qualitative data through surveys, interviews, or focus groups.

●       Post on social media.

●       Community outreach via email, phone, or in person.

●       Data entry and analysis.

●       Attend required training.

●       Take and transcribe meeting notes for virtual or in-person meetings.

●       Participate in a community advisory board (CAB) meetings.

●       Review evaluation materials and provide feedback in writing.

●       Assist in the creation of presentations and reports.

●       Perform other duties as required.




●       At least 18 years old

●       Organized, reliable, and willing to learn

●       Curious about violence-related issues

●       Demonstrated leadership skills

●       Good communication skills

●       Bilingual in English and simplified Chinese (Mandarin and or Cantonese)



This position is part-time, non-exempt, and hybrid (remote and in-person). The compensation rate is $25-30 per hour with a cap of 60 hours per mo. Part-time employees are not eligible to receive paid time off but do accrue California-mandated sick time.



Urban Strategies Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, educational background, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ-identified people, undocumented people, formerly incarcerated people, or people with family members of currently or formerly incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The Urban Strategies Council is an equal-opportunity employer.


$25 - $30 per hour