Work with Us

We are a team of diverse, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about creating safer communities and are excited to expand our team! If you're looking for meaningful involvement in violence prevention in the Bay Area, check out our current openings:

  • Board Member (Job Description). The IMPACT Bay Area Board of Directors is responsible for our fiscal health and programmatic quality. We are seeking board members who are passionate about scaling our mission in a values-aligned way as we enter our next chapter of growth. You’ll have the opportunity to help create safer communities by sharing your unique perspectives, strategic insights, and unique skills. 

Apply for the Board of Directors

  • Associate Board Member (Job Description). Our Associate Board Members are young professionals, usually 18-30 years of age, who build the capacity of our organization while participating in leadership development and growth opportunities through meaningful involvement within our small-but-mighty non-profit organization. 
  • Instructor Trainees (Job Description). We work with an exclusive team of instructors who believe that self-defense is about much more than physical strikes, and are committed to helping others access their own power. We work in teams of "Whistle Instructors" who are primarily responsible for coaching, and "Suited Instructors" who are responsible for playing the role of mock assailants in class. Training to become an IMPACT Instructor is a long and rigorous process, we are seeking candidates with a long term interest in Empowerment Self-Defense and violence prevention.

Support IMPACT

IMPACT Bay Area relies on the support of the community to continue our work of empowering students to set and defend boundaries.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

Spread the Word

The majority of our students come to us through word of mouth! Share your experience on social media or write a review on our Yelp page.

Facebook:  @IMPACTselfdefense
Instagram: @IMPACTbayarea
Twitter: @IMPACTBayArea

Shop for IMPACT

Benefit IMPACT when you shop! IMPACT participates in Amazon Smile and the Sports Basement Basementeers Program! You can designate IMPACT as your charity of choice when you shop and a portion of the proceeds from you purchases will be donated to us!

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 510-208-0474 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 23831
Oakland, CA 94623

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We look forward to connecting!