Join Roots!

If you care deeply about making a difference in our community, Roots is a great place to call home! We are a young, growing organization with a very strong, experienced and dedicated team. We believe in ongoing learning and training for our staff, and provide a supportive environment in which to grow. Unless otherwise indicated, all positions have rolling applications/interviews and will remain open until filled. You will be notified by email if an interview will be extended. Please submit a cover letter specific to the position posted as well as a current CV or resume to admin@rootsclinic.org. Current open opportunities include:

Director of Finance, Oakland

The Director of Finance oversees all agency fiscal activities under the direct supervision of the CEO. Roots is a 501c3 licensed community health center providing clinical and wraparound services in addition to running a social enterprise and participating in multiple federal leveraging programs. The Director of Finance compiles and prepares accounting and finance reports and organization-wide and program-specific budgets in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position also monitors organization/contract policies and procedures, safeguards assets through the maintenance of proper controls, and participates as a member of the executive management team. The right candidate must have nonprofit finance experience, preferably in Healthcare or Social services. Updated 7/10/2017.

Medical Assistant, Oakland 

We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated pediatric medical assistant to join our team. He or she she should be experienced working in a fast-paced environment, be highly organized and able to prioritize, and display a pleasant and calm demeanor at all times. Must work well in a team environment and have exceptional communication skills. This position will primarily be for medical assisting but will also cover front office as needed. The MA should have a great bedside manner and work well with families from diverse backgrounds. Familiarity with Electronic Health Records required. Updated 7/10/2017.

Medical Assistant & Care Coordinator, South Bay

We are seeking an experienced, highly motivated medical assistant to join our team at our new South Bay location. The Medical Assistant should be experienced in medical assisting/injections, have a great attitude and work well in a team environment. He or she should also function well independently and take initiative, as this will be a brand new site. Familiarity with Electronic Health Records is required. Care Coordination duties include referrals processing, prior authorizations, and communication with patients/caregivers regarding care plan. Updated 7/10/2017.

Family Practice or Internal Medicine Physician, South Bay

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as primary care physician or physician Medical Director for our South Bay location. This position will provide part-time patient care at Roots South Bay, which is collocated with Ujima Family Services. Must be committed to and experienced working with African/African Ancestry patients and families and have experience with clinic management and staff oversight. Will serve as a member of the Management Team and be a key position in the growth and expansion of Roots South Bay. Minimum 20 hours per week; full-time position negotiable. Updated 7/10/2017.


Outreach/Health Navigator, South Bay

The Roots Health Navigator performs outreach and serves as the primary case manager for patients with chronic illness, most of whom are homeless or returning home from incarceration. The Navigator facilitates initial introduction to Roots, and maintains ongoing contact with each assigned patient. The Navigator develops a long term relationship that engenders trust so the patient feels comfortable in proceeding with their goals and assured that the Navigator will keep their information confidential and safe.

Personal history of incarceration, homelessness or other shared lived experience with the people we are serving is preferred. Community Health Outreach Worker Certification (or equivalent, or in progress) is preferred. Updated 7/10/17.