Jobs & Fellows Program

Join the Emerge California Team!

Emerge California trains Democratic women leaders who reflect the communities they serve to run for elected office — and WIN. We do this to change the face of power so that we can elect leaders who have the life experience, passion and resolve to reimagine, rebuild and fight for a just and equitable world.

For more than 20 years, we have changed the face of elected power in the State of California by focusing on: 

  • Recruitment: We are intentional about recruiting Democratic women leaders who reflect the communities they serve, including women of the New American Majority – Black, Brown and Indigenous women, women of color, LGBTQ+ women, young, and unmarried women.
  • Training: We are the state’s premier candidate training program for Democratic women, and our Signature 6-Month Candidate Training is the only one of its kind.
  • Alum Engagement: We lift up Emerge California alums in the political arena by highlighting alum candidates and elected officials, providing continuing candidate education, and fostering our culture of sisterhood. 

Today, more than 850 women leaders have been trained by Emerge California. More than 200 Emerge California alums serve in elected office. When Emerge California alums run for office, they win nearly 70% of the time. 

Our work to change the face of elected power is a movement propelled by our vision of rebuilding a world founded in equity and justice. If this excites you to your very core, we invite you to apply today.


Emerge California is currently searching for our next Director of Northern California Programs & Development.

This position manages all aspects of the Northern California Training Program & Engagement, including but not limited to, recruitment of program applicants, overseeing selection processes for program members, all aspects of the training program, and alumnae and donor engagement and support. This Director also holds secondary responsibility, after the Executive Director, for supporting overall Development strategy and execution, fundraising event execution, as well as donor follow up and cultivation and care.


This position will remain open until filled, but interested candidates are encouraged to apply by August 6th.


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