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Climate Jobs Project Director

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Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs


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November 2, 2020

The person who accepts this new full-time, salaried position will work with the Executive Director and Board of the CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs (CRCJ) to launch a new statewide initiative supported by a multi-year grant. The project’s primary goal is engaging CT’s labor leaders in crafting and winning implementation of a comprehensive climate jobs agenda that will shape the state’s post-pandemic economic recovery through climate-friendly infrastructure investment. The broader goal is creating the opportunity for CT’s labor movement to help lead a national initiative to build a labor-led economic transformation that will address the dual crises of climate change and systemic inequality.

This position will begin as a remote working situation, with the expectation of working together in an office setting, likely in the New Haven area, as soon as conditions allow.

CRCJ’s CT Labor Climate Caucus

  • Advise the Executive Director and Board on overall strategies for strengthening collaboration with the state’s labor movement in identifying common interests and strategic campaigns that align with the organization’s mission
  • Build and maintain relationships with labor leaders from across the broad spectrum of the state’s labor movement
  • Expand the number of labor organizations that participate in CRCJ’s work as Roundtable Affiliates
  • Work with the leadership of the CT AFL-CIO, State Building and Construction Trades Council, and SEIU CT State Council to expand participation in the CT Labor Climate Caucus
  • Coordinate planning and organizing of periodic gatherings of the CT Labor Climate Caucus to develop policy goals and campaign strategies

CT Climate Jobs Study

  • Coordinate and lead the publication of a comprehensive statewide climate jobs study:
  • Collaborate with a research team at Cornell University’s Worker Institute to collect and organize background data on local climate impacts, economic inequality, and potential in-state job creation from mitigation and adaptation measures
  • Lead the discussion among CT labor leaders in defining and prioritizing policy priorities
  • Coordinate with the Worker Institute in designing and publishing the final report 

Organizing and Advocacy Campaigns

  • Oversee the development of campaign strategies and coordinate with union leadership and staff to implement the strategies
  • Direct advocacy/lobbying efforts to secure support of elected officials for implementation of policies through executive action or passage of legislation
  • Work with CRCJ’s Communications Coordinator to develop and produce relevant advocacy campaign materials and to organize public events

Rank-and-File Educational Program

  • Collaborate with Cornell University’s Worker Institute to tailor educational materials for a “train-the-trainer” program to engage rank-and-file members of participating unions
  • Develop a pilot program with 2 or 3 unions
  • Launch full program and support leader-trainers in presenting workshops for rank-and-file members to build broad support for the advocacy campaigns

Other Responsibilities

  • Provide a professional public presence for the organization, speaking at events and serving on official bodies, as appropriate
  • Participate in national gatherings and in collaborative efforts among similar initiatives funded by Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) in other states
  • Work with the CRCJ’s Executive Director to manage project budgeting, record-keeping and reporting

The person who accepts this new full-time, salaried position will work with the Executive Director and Board of the CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs (CRCJ) to launch a new statewide initiative supported by a multi-year grant. The project’s…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency required; fluency in Spanish preferred.

English proficiency required; fluency in Spanish preferred.

Location

New Haven, CT

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter that explains why you are interested in this position and how you are qualified to satisfy the objectives in the job description. Please only send PDF documents, other versions will not be considered. Please email your application materials to the Hiring Coordinator at exec.search@ctclimateandjobs.org by October 16, 2020.

To apply, please send a cover letter that explains why you are interested in this position and how you are qualified to satisfy the objectives in the job description. Please only…

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