Campaign Research Coordinator Position (Open)

Half-time Research Coordinator

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, experienced, and skilled research coordinator, who is passionate about economic, environmental, and social justice, to lead a research effort in support of a soon-to-launch California Utility Justice Campaign. The goals of this campaign, centered in low-income communities and communities of color, are to build opposition to the wildfire bailout of PG&E, including utility power shutoffs, and to leverage this opposition to build toward a public utility ownership model in California.

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

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Formulate a research plan to support organizing against the institutional, technological, political, financial, and policy levers by which PG&E and other investor-owned California utilities are able to privatize gain at great public expense and risk—such as in the case of wildfire bailouts and power shutoffs.
  • Lead a team of researchers and experts, as needed, to carry out the above research plan.
  • Work closely with the Campaign Leadership Team to establish research priorities.
  • Present research results to the Leadership Team, as needed, to guide Campaign strategy, planning, and decision making.
  • Assist in creating popular education materials to help popularize and build the Campaign.
  • Provide regular progress the Leadership Team.


  • A passion for social justice and the climate justice mission of the LCEA and the Utility Justice Campaign
  • Excellent campaign research planning, coordinating, and presentation skills
  • Experience conducting or coordinating research for local, regional, or state-wide grassroots campaigns.
  • Familiarity with the California energy system, its institutions, history, and policies.
  • A responsible, organized, detail-oriented, and energetic person.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in a collective work environment.
  • Available 20 hours/week for a minimum of 1/2 year; preferred ability to start by mid to late November, 2019.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your availability, along with a resume, to by November 9, with subject line “Applying for Campaign Research Coordinator.” People of color, women, LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. Thanks for your interest!