Community Organizer

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: LAANE’s salary and benefit standards are very competitive

Published

10/04/2018

Address

464 Lucas Ave #202
Los Angeles
CA
90017
United States

Description

Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Is Seeking a Community Organizer for our Repower LA Campaign

Founded in 1993, LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all.

Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy, and convening coalitions, LAANE promotes an economic

approach based on good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment. Our work has included raising the

minimum wage in 5 L.A. cities, greening our waste and recycling system, and creating good, green jobs at

LADWP. For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org .

Campaign Description: LAANE is currently seeking a full-time organizer for our Repower LA campaign.

RePower LA is an equity-jobs coalition of over 30 community organizations, environmentalists, and labor

proposing solutions to put Angelenos to work in good green jobs and turn the Los Angeles Department of Water

and Power (LADWP) into a greener, more modern utility. Since 2011, we have worked to pass programs and

policies at LADWP to ensure that our utility’s investment in updating aging infrastructure and clean energy leads

to the creation of good union jobs and ensuring that low-income communities of color benefit from programs that

can reduce their energy use and save them money on their utility bills.

Position Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Campaign Director, the Organizer is responsible for

leading efforts to build a ratepayer leadership development program, organizing and expanding an existing

coalition of community-based organizations, environmentalists, and labor. The Organizer will coordinate activities

with coalition partners and recruit coalition members; co-coordinate the strategy, content and logistics for public

events and large-scale mobilizations; and connect organizing work with the research and communications staff on

the Repower LA team. Reliable transportation is required.

Qualifications:

● Cultural competency and social justice values/work experience: A strong commitment to racial and

economic justice and the labor movement; cultural humility, knowledge of utility, re-entry communities,

and clean energy issues is a plus, fluency in Spanish is ideal.

● Excellent organizing strategy and campaign planning skills: Experience (2-5+ years) doing

community and/or labor organizing, experience working with diverse communities (especially

African-American and/or Latino communities) and a multi-racial coalition, working well under deadline

pressure, detail oriented, and methodical. Willingness to work longer hours and weekends when

necessary.

● Working as a leader within a team: Ability to work independently and collectively within a team, think

proactively, possession of strong interpersonal communication skills and emotional intelligence.

Terms of employment: LAANE’s salary and benefit standards are very competitive, depending on

experience. Full family health benefits; pension; generous time off; TAP card pass, and parking. Friendly,

team-oriented working environment.

Application Process: This position is available immediately. E-mail cover letter and resume to Allison Mannos

at amannos@laane.org . Please put “Repower LA Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email. No

phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.

LAANE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN, LGBTQ PEOPLE, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR

ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Benefits

Full family health benefits; pension; generous time off; TAP card pass, and parking. Friendly,

team-oriented working environment.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

This position is available immediately. E-mail cover letter and resume to Allison Mannos

at amannos@laane.org . Please put “Repower LA Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email. No

phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.


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