The California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) is a statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions. We unite the powerful local organizing of our members in the communities most impacted by environmental hazards – low-income communities and communities of color including immigrant communities – to improve environmental health by creating comprehensive opportunities for change at a statewide level. CEJA Action builds political power of communities of color to advance environmentally and socially just policies in California and a more participatory, inclusive democracy.
The Just Transition Coordinator is an exciting opportunity to support the Alliance’s work towards a Just Transition through coordinating and organizing related stakeholders and materials. CEJA envisions a Just Transition for California that centers workers and communities, and that spans across sectors and industries to transform our economy to a more sustainable, equitable, and regenerative model. This is a regular, part-time, non-exempt position.
The fiscal sponsor for CEJA is the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC), a member of CEJA. The Just Transition Coordinator will be an employee of EHC and report to the Climate Justice Program Manager of CEJA. Remote working is mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once it is safe for staff to return to the office, the Just Transition Coordinator must be able to work out of one of CEJA’s offices in Huntington Park (Los Angeles area), Sacramento, or Oakland.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS:
● Internally coordinate CEJA members/partners and eventually other EJ groups around Just Transition
efforts as identified by CEJA’s Climate Justice Manager.
● Hold and build relationships with labor allies and other relevant stakeholders, including, but not limited
to, scheduling meet and greets with labor and key staff working on Just Transition, introducing and
transitioning the relationships between labor unions and CEJA staff, etc.
● Hold conversations to identify interests, needs, priorities, and resources around a Just Transition.
● Synthesize and report out assessments, including opportunities and challenges with CEJA membership
towards a Just Transition.
● Logistical management of communications, meetings, and documents, including archiving existing
resources and past engagement on Just Transition.
● Track government sponsored state and local Just Transition processes and serve as liaison;
meaningfully engage in these processes, as necessary.
● Power map stakeholders, including key labor organizations and actors.
● Track and assess financial/economic opportunities towards a Just Transition, including outlining phases
and timeframe for work.
● Create a working proposal to continue and formalize this work at CEJA and in the larger movement.
● Participate in coordinating calls with key partners and coalitions including the Just Transition Alliance
and the California Green New Deal Coalition.
● Regularly report back to, provide analysis and recommendations to, and coordinate with CEJA’s various
programmatic, Legislative, and Civic Engagement committees on all Just Transition related matters.
Qualifications and skills REQUIRED:
● Background or experience working in the labor movement or with labor unions and organizations.
● Experience working on California state climate policy or labor policy.
● Demonstrated experience or understanding of environmental and social justice.
● Excellent analytical, writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
● Strong research skills.
● Demonstration of leadership and coordination skills, self-motivated; experience facilitating meetings.
● Highly collaborative style and sincere commitment to work collaboratively with CEJA staff, committees,
organizational community members, and supporters.
● Self-starter, able to work independently.
● Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point) and internet fluency.
● Ability to coordinate within and across coalitions.
Qualifications and skills PREFERRED:
• Deep commitment to environmental, social, and economic justice, anti-oppression work, and CEJA’s mission.
• Experience working within a labor union or organizing labor unions.
• Experience working with collaborative and shared leadership models.
• Legislative experience at the federal or state level.
• Background in economics, financial assessments of governmental programs, and/or public sector revenue
generation strategies for social programs.
Compensation: $30.00-$35.00 per hour for up to 20 hours per week; for 5 months.
Benefits: CA Sick Leave. This paid leave accrues at the rate of 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Temporary employees may accrue not more than 24 hours of CA Sick Leave in any given year.
Position Close Date: Open until filled. Once the position is filled, the job announcement will be removed from this page: https://caleja.org/about-us/work-with-us/.
Application Submission Process: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to email@example.com. In
the subject line, put the words “Just Transition Coordinator” followed by a dash and your last name, first name. For
example: Just Transition Consultant – Trvir, Katya
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