Accepting applications on a rolling basis

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: Applications are reviewed as they come in, but the position is open until we find the perfect fit for our team.

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 that effectively ended 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 a Green Jobs 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 climate justice for the workers, families, and 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 jobs, workers and frontline communities first. We aim to partner with workers and unions to seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a healthy, sustainable, carbon-free California.

Position Summary:

The Green Jobs Campaign Organizer will work with the Let’s Green CA! leadership team to build support for the Electrify CA! policy framework within the labor community. This role will be tasked with building relationships, organizing and training campaign volunteers, and theorizing campaign actions within the labor community.

Major Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Work with Let’s Green CA! leadership to plan and implement community outreach, organizing, and educational initiatives within California’s labor unions.
  • Identify, recruit and develop working relationships with labor union leaders and representatives to strengthen our collective political power and effectively influence strategic decision-makers.
  • Strengthen our relationships with key partners in labor unions 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.

Qualifications:

  • Energetic individual with the ability to motivate and inspire positivity in team-orientated situations;
  • A passion for empowering labor unions towards clean energy and phasing out the use of harmful fossil fuels;
  • Track record of planning and implementing advocacy or electoral campaigns, strategic initiatives or similar efforts with clearly defined goals and objectives;
  • Basic knowledge of labor union organizing, 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 labor union organizing or the political campaign 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 bi-lingual 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.