About the Partnership for Working Families
LAANE | Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
LAANE is currently seeking a full-time researcher for a cutting edge, “blue-green” campaign to transform the waste and recycling industry to improve working conditions and mitigate the environmental impacts of this sector on low-income communities. Over the past six years, LAANE and the Don’t Waste LA Coalition has led efforts to in order to make Los Angeles the largest “zero waste city” in the nation and to improve the lives of workers and communities in L.A. County. In 2014, Los Angeles approved the Zero Waste L.A. franchise system, a comprehensive overhaul of the waste and recycling sector for businesses and multi-family buildings. This new system requires recycling and eventual compost collection for all Angelenos, cleaner trucks, certification of facilities that process our waste, and living wages for collection workers. To learn more about Don’t Waste LA, visit www.dontwastela.org.
Project Description: LAANE is currently seeking a full-time organizer for a campaign for equitable investment in a solar programs at the nation’s largest municipally-owned utility. The campaign is advocating for a community solar program that helps low income customers and renters save money on their bills while creating good jobs and reducing our environmental impact. The community solar campaign builds on a successful effort to dramatically increase investment in energy efficiency programs that help struggling customers save money on their bills, reduce our city’s carbon emissions and create good, career path jobs. The campaign seeks to support and expand a pipeline for entry level workers to career path jobs at the Department of Water and Power that was created by IBEW Local 18 and the utility.
Jobs to Move America is a national project to make our transit dollars go the distance –to build better, cleaner public transit systems, to create and retain good manufacturing jobs, and to generate opportunities for unemployed Americans like veterans, single parents, and residents of low-income neighborhoods.
We seek a talented and motivated organizer to join the team as the Illinois Organizer of the national Jobs to Move America campaign. Jobs to Move America is a national project dedicated to ensuring that the billions of public dollars spent on public transit systems create better results for our communities. Jobs to Move America has a plan make our transit dollars go the distance — to build cleaner public transit systems, create and retain good American jobs, and generate opportunities for unemployed Americans like veterans, single parents, and residents of low-income neighborhoods.
Project Description: LAANE is currently seeking a full-time researcher for a campaign for more equitable investment in a solar programs at the nation’s largest municipally-owned utility. The campaign is advocating for a community solar program that helps low income customers and renters save money on their bills while creating good jobs and reducing our environmental impact. The community solar campaign builds on a successful effort to dramatically increase investment in energy efficiency programs that help struggling customers save money on their bills, reduce our city’s carbon emissions and create good, career path jobs. The campaign also seeks to support and expand a pipeline for entry level workers to career path jobs at the Department of Water and Power that was created by IBEW Local 18 and the utility. For more information about the project and the coalition, see www.repowerla.org.
Pittsburgh United | Unions and Neighborhoods Invested in Transforming Economic Development
Pittsburgh United seeks a full time organizer for the Pittsburgh region. The organizer will conduct outreach for Pittsburgh United campaigns, work with partner organizations and coalitions, communicate with faith leaders, individual workers and neighborhood residents, and plan and execute organizing campaigns/actions.
The Campaign Coordinator will play a key role in forwarding the work of the Clean Rivers Campaign (for a description of the campaign, see page 3). The coordinator will be responsible for working with the Director of Strategic Campaigns and coalition partners to develop and execute strategies to win on the campaign’s issues. This will include planning and implementing ratepayer education, coordinating and overseeing public policy advocacy, and developing materials for the general public and coalition partners’ use on these issues. Much of the work in the campaign will be done by the campaign partners with the coordinator’s oversight. The ability to work closely with and support the leadership of others is therefore an essential skill.
WPUSA | Working Partnerships USA
Working Partnerships USA seeks a Research and Policy Associate to join our team. This team member will support the strategic research, analysis, outreach, coalition-building and program coordination needed to move our campaigns for quality jobs, healthy communities, and equitable growth. This is a full-time, benefited position based in Silicon Valley.
Working Partnerships USA is a community organization bringing together the power of grassroots organizing and public policy innovation to drive the movement for a just economy. We build the capacity of workers, low-income neighborhoods and communities of color to lead and govern. Based in Silicon Valley, we tackle the root causes of inequality and poverty by leading collaborative campaigns for quality jobs, healthy communities and equitable growth.
Reporting to the Director of Organizing and Civic Engagement and working closely with other local and state organizations, the Lead Organizer is responsible for overseeing Working Partnerships USA integrated civic engagement and community organizing model. The Lead Organizer will recruit and develop leaders, lead civic engagement programs, contribute to campaign strategy, communicate and motivate existing and potential members, and lead pubic actions.
CPI | Center on Policy Initiatives
The Center on Policy Initiatives is a research and action institute dedicated to creating economic prosperity, sustainable communities and a healthy environment for all. CPI serves a unique role in the San Diego region providing the analysis, policy solutions, education and alliances that advance social and economic justice.
Founded in 1997, the Center on Policy Initiatives has been at the forefront of the economic justice movement in San Diego. CPI works to increase access to good jobs and to improve conditions for low‐wage workers and their families. The organization envisions local government as an effective champion for the common good, and works to enable residents of all communities to have an informed and powerful voice in decisions affecting their quality of life.
CPI seeks an organizing director. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to social and economic equity; collaborating with diverse community and worker organizations; and conducting effective organizing, outreach and the promotion of a comprehensive policy program.