Climate Jobs Organizer

· San Francisco, California
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $68-80,000/year DOE

Climate Jobs Organizer

Reports to: Deputy Director


Jobs with Justice San Francisco (JWJSF) is a long term, multi-racial alliance of labor unions and community groups supporting workers’ rights and fighting for economic, racial and gender justice. Our member groups represent service workers, domestic workers, healthcare workers, educators, city workers, seniors, people with disabilities, tenants, students and more. Our coalition connects people—workers, Black and Brown people, immigrants, queer and, gender-oppressed folks—to build collective power. 


We believe as Audre Lorde said, there is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. Working people need good jobs with dignity and a voice at work, quality and equitable public education, affordable housing and a liveable climate. We see economic, racial and gender justice as intersecting and necessary to each other. Our current program focuses on workers rights, housing justice and climate justice.  


By building a strong multiracial and multi-issue alliance rooted in long-term relationships and solidarity, we have the power to win real systems change. Our victories in San Francisco include being among the first in the country to win a $15 minimum wage, tuition-free higher education program and fair scheduling laws for retail workers. With a history of precedent-setting innovation, we make real differences in people’s lives, build the power of workers and communities of color and spark movements nationwide. 


Job purpose

The Climate Jobs Organizer is an exciting new position to build worker and coalition power to win victories for strategic work on climate, jobs and equitable transition in California. Working with JWJSF’s Climate Jobs & Equitable Transition campaign team, close partner Labor Network for Sustainability and California Labor for Climate Jobs, a statewide coalition of partner unions, the State Climate Jobs Organizer will build the power and leadership of labor organizations (unions and worker centers) and their members on the nexus of climate, economic and racial justice issues; mobilize workers to support statewide advocacy; and work to change the narrative so that strong climate action is seen as an opportunity to create good, union jobs. 


While the majority of the Climate Jobs Organizer’s position will focus on our Climate & Equitable Transition campaign, each position at JWJSF is an integral part of a collaborative staff team that develops, plans, coordinates, and wins collective coalition campaigns across issues. The Organizer will contribute to the overall strategic direction of JWJSF by supporting the coalition’s annual campaign planning processes, and providing direct insight into this process. 


Duties and responsibilities


Climate Jobs Campaign: Organizing and Leadership Development (90%)

  • Build and grow a strong base of workers committed to taking action to win climate jobs campaigns.
  • Update and refine  political education materials on climate jobs.
  • Coordinate with partner unions to build power and leadership among their members and leaders.
  • Conduct political education and run trainings for union members and leaders, and other organizations.
  • Identify leaders on climate jobs issues and support their development.
  • Mobilize workers to take action to support strong climate jobs policies, including writing factsheets, organizing legislator education days etc. 
  • Collect and amplify stories from workers about why climate change matters to workers and unions.
  • Contribute to the development of the campaign’s statewide strategy, including incorporating feedback from partner organizations and member leaders.  


JWJSF Core Operations (10%)

  • Collaborate with other staff on annual coalition campaign planning & evaluation processes
  • Attend and support JWJSF internal meetings and public events. 


Qualifications

  • At least 3 years organizing experience with and/or within labor unions and familiarity with the landscape of the labor movement.
  • A firm commitment to economic and racial justice.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and move people from diverse backgrounds to take action in a multi-racial coalition.
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, work independently, and take initiative.
  • Deep lived experience of working class and BIPOC communities. 
  • Ability to understand and navigate complex political dynamics.  
  • Strong communication skills, and ability to interact effectively with coworkers, allies, decision-makers, and opposition
  • Bilingual and bi-literate in Spanish a plus
  • Digital organizing skills and experience a plus
  • Sense of humor & flexibility always appreciated


Working conditions

Our staff promote a positive, collaborative and supportive environment for each other. While some periods are busier than others, JWJSF’s culture strongly supports and encourages work/life balance. Work will involve occasional travel, and sometimes long and irregular hours. 


Salary range: $68-80k depending on experience. Excellent benefits package including paid vacation that starts with 3 weeks of paid vacation for new employees and increases thereafter; additional paid leave during winter break; 401(k) contributions rising from 3% to 12% of salary, no employee match required; and quality family healthcare, vision and dental coverage through our union health and welfare fund. This is a union represented position with Teamsters Local 856.


JWJSF’s office is located in San Francisco. We are currently working remotely but will transition to in-person when safe and possible. We have staff meetings outdoors and masked when conditions permit and individual staff may choose to have in person meetings with coalition members or allies or not. When we work in-person, there is still flexibility to balance time working in the office and time working at home.


Position open until filled. Apply at bit.ly/JWJSF-climatejobsorganizer.


Black, indigenous, people of color, gender-oppressed and queer people strongly encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $68-80,000/year DOE