Accepting Applications through End of January 2022

Location: California

Compensation: $58,000-$72,000 (commensurate with experience, not expected to exceed $65,000). This position is full-time with benefits including healthcare and generous time off package.

Preferred Start Date: March or April 2022

Let’s Green CA! is part of The Romero Institute, a Santa Cruz-based nonprofit law and policy center with a 50-year legacy of winning justice for the people. Founders Danny Sheehan and Sara Nelson began their work together in the late 1970s, when Sheehan prosecuted the case effectively ending construction of new nuclear power plants in the United States (Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee).The Romero Institute also houses the Lakota People’s Law Project.

Let’s Green CA! Is looking for an Environmental Justice (EJ) Campaign Organizer to help us accelerate our critical Electrify CA! campaign to end the use of toxic fossil fuels in Californians’ homes and cars by 2030 and win justice for the communities on the front lines of the climate crisis.

In collaboration with leaders like Dolores Huerta and the Dolores Huerta Foundation, we are building grassroots support for an equitable clean energy transition that puts frontline communities first. We aim to implement change from the ground up to create a healthy, sustainable, carbon-free California.

Position Summary:

The Environmental Justice (EJ) Campaign Organizer will work with the Let’s Green CA! leadership team to build support for the Electrify CA! policy framework within communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis, and dedicated EJ organizations across the state. This role will be tasked with building relationships, organizing and training campaign volunteers, and theorizing campaign actions within the EJ community.

Major Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Work with Let’s Green CA! leadership to plan and implement community outreach, organizing, and education initiatives throughout California’s EJ communities and organizations.
  • Identify, recruit and develop EJ leaders to strengthen our collective grassroots power and effectively influence strategic decision-makers.
  • Strengthen our relationships with key partners in EJ organizations by attending strategic planning meetings, mobilizing turnout for public hearings and showing up for allied events when permissible.
  • Coordinate and oversee logistics for organizing team meetings and activities.
  • Coordinate and lead programming and training for Let’s Green CA! grassroots volunteers

Qualifications:

  • Energetic individual with the ability to motivate and inspire positivity in team-orientated situations;
  • A passion for empowering underrepresented communities towards clean energy and phasing out the use of harmful fossil fuels;
  • Track record of planning and implementing advocacy campaigns, political/electoral campaigns, strategic initiatives or similar efforts with clearly defined goals and objectives;
  • Basic knowledge of environmental justice, climate change, social justice, community organizing principles and the California political landscape;
  • Ability to work in collaboration with team members and also work independently and manage multiple priorities, stakeholders and workflows;
  • Demonstrated success leading collaborative campaigns in the social justice and/or environmental/climate/political space;
  • At least four years of relevant experience;
  • (Preferred) Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated work products such as outreach plans, blog posts, articles, and/or social media posts;
  • (Preferred) Demonstrated success engaging and working with multiple and diverse groups of people in varying race, gender and income;
  • (Preferred) Successful track record of community outreach towards traditionally underrepresented communities and maintaining positive relationships with community organizations, leaders, members, elected officials and business leaders;
  • (Preferred) Multilingual or bilingual in Spanish, Mandarin or other spoken language in California.

How to apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and a relevant work sample demonstrating critical thinking and strong writing skills from your previous work and three references (please include a direct supervisor from your present or previous roles)

*Please Note: Only candidates being considered will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We strongly encourage applicants from all walks of life and are dedicated to equity and embracing diversity. We’re committed to building a team that is reflective of California’s diverse population.