Campaign Organizer Position (Open)

Full-time Organizer

Local Clean Energy Alliance (LCEA) is a Bay Area-based energy advocacy organization working at the local, state, and national level to promote a clean energy future through the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources.

LCEA seeks a motivated, creative, and skilled organizer, who is passionate about economic, environmental, and social justice, to engage grassroots organizations in building the emerging movement to democratize energy. More specifically, the current challenge is to build a broad constituency in support of a California Utility Justice campaign. This campaign, centered in low-income communities and communities of color, is to oppose the bailout of PG&E for its liability in recent wildfire damages and to leverage this opposition to organize for a public takeover of the monopoly utility.

The position is full time and pays a salary commensurate with experience. It is based in Oakland and supervised by the LCEA Coordinator. The Campaign Organizer will work in close collaboration with other members of the campaign team.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Reaching out to grassroots organizations in Northern California and beyond to inform them of the campaign and win their support for it.
  • Organize and expand the loose alliance opposing the bailout of PG&E and mobilize for actions to achieve that end.
  • Engage organizations in popular education sessions on the California energy system to provide them with the understanding needed to advocate for a public takeover of PG&E.
  • Organize and expand the no bailout alliance and mobilize it for actions needed to achieve a public takeover of PG&E.
  • Contribute to campaign strategy and planning
  • Provide regular progress reports.to the campaign team

Qualifications:

  • A passion for social justice and the climate justice mission of the LCEA.
  • Experience in organizing regional or state-wide grassroots campaigns and mobilizations
  • Experience working with low-income communities and communities of color and other diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent campaign planning and organizing skills
  • Responsible, very organized, detail-oriented, energetic, and creative!
  • Good written and verbal communication and people skills, in-person and on the phone
  • Experience in a collective work environment
  • Available 40 hours/week for a minimum of 1 year; preferred ability to start by July 1, 2019

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your availability, along with a resume toal.weinrub@comcast.net by June 10, with subject line “Applying for Campaign Organizer.” Women, LGBTQI, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. Thanks for your interest!