at Climate Justice Alliance
Work with the Climate Justice Alliance
Our translocal organizing strategy and mobilizing capacity is building a Just Transition away from extractive systems of production, consumption and political oppression, and towards resilient, regenerative and equitable economies.
Our members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries, preventing new carbon emissions from reaching our atmosphere. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.
In order to create solutions and continue the work we do, we need a talented and diverse staff. Review our current job opportunities below and apply to work with an alliance that brings together urban and rural frontline communities, organizations and supporting networks in the climate justice movement.
Reinvest Campaign Organizer
CJA is seeking a Reinvest Campaign Organizer to advance our bold and necessary campaign to move significant non-extractive investments towards making just transition real on the ground. The campaign will support resourcing local non-extractive loan funds and regenerative land projects. Success of the campaign will mean more wealth and land collectively governed in community hands, strengthening local regenerative economy ecosystems. The Reinvest Campaign Organizer is a high functioning, detail-oriented, organized systems thinker focused on coordinating the development and implementation of our reinvest campaign in a way that builds strong relationships and a cooperative culture. They report to the Reinvest Project Director and work in consultation with other CJA staff, work groups, and partners. This is a full-time non-exempt position. Location is flexible.
About Climate Justice Alliance
Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) was formed in 2013 to create a new center of gravity in the climate movement by uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force. Our translocal organizing strategy and mobilizing capacity is building a Just Transition away from extractive systems of production, consumption and political oppression, and towards resilient, regenerative and equitable economies. We believe that the process of transition must place race, gender and class at the center of the solutions equation in order to make it a truly Just Transition.
We are a unique alliance of 74 community, frontline, and environmental justice organizations; grassroots alliances and networks; and movement support organizations at the forefront of climate change. Our members are multicultural, intergenerational, and prioritize leadership among women, gender-oppressed, and persons of color. They come from traditionally underrepresented constituencies, including Indigenous Peoples, African American, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and low-income white communities, often located near toxic, polluting industries such as oil refineries, fracking wells, coal mines, power plants, and pipelines; rails, ports, and other major transportation corridors; landfills and incinerators; and industrial agriculture.
The Reinvest Campaign Organizer is responsible for the following areas of work, collaborating with key staff, members and partners:
Develop and Implement Campaign Strategy in partnership with Campaign Committee (50%)
- Collaboratively plan and convene campaign team meetings
- Ensure a clear and strategic campaign planning process
- Once the plan is finalized, manage the implementation of the plan, including communicating among and coordinating core teams, and scheduling regular evaluations.
- Identify and support members in making strategic interventions in philanthropic spaces as guided by the campaign strategy.
- Coordinate with key contractors and partners to advance the campaign.
- Support investments made and ensure deals are closed.
Implement Communications and Social Media Campaign (20%)
- Manage the development and implementation of a communications and social media strategy, collaborating and working with relevant staff, members and partners.
- Coordinate with communications staff, campaign committee and partners to create compelling campaign materials.
Engage and Support CJA members (10%)
- Schedule and support education and training for members of the RiOP workgroup, the Food Sovereignty workgroup, Our Power Communities and those building local projects through webinars, talking points, and spokespeople trainings.
- Schedule and support regional discussions to identify opportunities to integrate with CJA regional infrastructure.
Support Reinvest in Our Power Healthy Team Function (10%)
- Participate in Reinvest in Our Power team meetings, calls and planning/evaluation sessions, sharing regular campaign updates.
- Support other Reinvest in Our Power work as needed.
Build Healthy & Sustainable Organizational Work Culture and Other Responsibilities (10%)
- Attend CJA all-staff meetings, retreats, and other required meetings, unless advance request is made and approved to be absent from the meeting.
- Active and timely response on all communications during work hours (email, phone, signal).
- Adhere to CJA remote working policies and procedures (calendaring, availability online, administrative duties like submitting reimbursements in a timely manner, response time to communications, receipts, etc.).
- Enter contacts into and update contacts in CJA’s central database (Powerbase) on a weekly basis.
- Schedule and attend check-in calls with your supervisor.
- Develop an annual work plan and submit quarterly reports on work progress.
- Other duties as assigned.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
- Experience in and understanding of reinvestment, regenerative economy, and just transition;
- Demonstrated organizing experience running campaigns for social, economic or environmental justice;
- Strong ability to prioritize and plan work activities, using time efficiently, handling multiple tasks and projects with a high attention to detail;
- Excellent judgement and proven ability to identify and resolve problems in a collaborative, creative and timely manner
- Demonstrated ability to build trusting relationships; persuasive verbal and written communication skills
- Capacity to maintain confidentiality with high-level internal documents
- Dedication to social justice and agreement with and commitment to CJA’s mission and values.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Ability to quickly learn and engage with CJA technical platforms and systems, such as Powerbase, Google Drive, Basecamp, and others.
- Conversational Spanish language skills
- Familiarity with non-extractive finance and the philanthropic landscape
- Experience with narrative strategy development and implementation
Currently does not supervise other employees.
Standard hours of work
Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Due to the nature of the work, these hours may vary, and occasionally weekend work is required. This position is remote and is a regular non exempt role.
Significant travel is required. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, organizational travel policies are being adapted as necessary, prioritizing the health of our staff and members. Currently, there will be no travel through June 30th, 2021.
Position Type and Compensation
- 100% FTE, non-exempt position.
- Salary range is $60-67k annually, commensurate with experience.
- CJA’s generous 100% FTE benefits package includes:
- 20 days vacation leave per year;
- 14 standard holidays per year;
- 12 sick days per year;
- 1 month of paid parental leave during first year; eligible for an additional 2 months of paid parental leave in the second year of employment, up to 3 months;
- 3 month sabbatical leave after 5 years of continuous Full-Time employment
- Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents (requires 30 day waiting period);
- 100% employer sponsored basic life, short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage;
- Access to FSA Benefits.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references (including name, affiliation, email, phone number and your relationship) to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 9, 2021. In the cover letter, please:
- Share examples of your qualifications.
- Explain what excites you about this position and about working for CJA, and specifically on a reinvest campaign.
- Please indicate if you are affiliated with, or were referred to us by, a CJA member group or ally.
We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, and individuals affiliated with CJA member organizations are strongly encouraged to apply.