Jobs with Justice San Francisco

Jobs with Justice San Francisco

State Labor & Climate Coordinator

Based in San Francisco, CA
(currently working remotely but will transition to in-person when safe and possible)


Reports to: Campaign Director

Jobs with Justice San Francisco (JWJSF) is a long term, multi-racial coalition of labor unions and community groups supporting workers’ rights and fighting for economic and racial justice. In San Francisco, we won the country's first $15 minimum wage, tuition-free higher education program and fair scheduling law for retail workers. JWJSF has been working on climate and equitable transition issues since 2018. With a history of precedent-setting innovation, JWJSF’s victories make real differences in the lives of working people, and spark movements nationwide.

Job Purpose
The State Labor & Climate Coordinator is an exciting new position to help develop and implement JWJSF’s strategic work on climate, jobs and equitable transition in California. Working closely with JWJSF’s Climate & Equitable Transition campaign team (Campaign Director, Campaign Coordinator and other staff) and a close coalition of partner unions and other organizations, the State Labor & Climate Coordinator will build the power and leadership of labor organizations (unions and worker centers) and their members on the nexus of climate, economic and racial justice issues; help to develop and win statewide policy; and work to change the narrative so that strong climate action is seen as an opportunity to create good, union jobs.

While the majority of the State Labor & Climate Coordinator’s position will focus on our Climate & Equitable Transition campaign, each position at JWJSF is an integral part of a collaborative staff team that develops, plans, coordinates, and wins collective coalition campaigns across issues. The Coordinator will contribute to the overall strategic direction of JWJSF by supporting the coalition’s overall annual campaign planning processes, and providing direct insight into this process.

Duties and Responsibilities
Climate & Equitable Transition Campaign

  • Policy Development & Advocacy (50%)
    • Lead statewide advocacy efforts, including pushing legislation and input into state regulatory processes
    • Track different climate and labor efforts across state, including Bargaining for the Common Good strategies
    • Contribute to the development of the campaign’s statewide policy agenda, including incorporating feedback from partner organizations and member leaders
  • Power Building: Leadership Development & Coalitions (20%)
    • Develop & implement campaign’s power building strategy & plan, in coordination with other campaign staff
    • Support coordination of campaign’s labor coalition & participate in allied coalitions
    • Build leadership of elected leadership, staff and members of labor unions and worker centers to be champions on climate jobs and equitable transition
    • Conduct political education on climate justice and equitable transition for elected leaders, staff and members of labor unions and worker centers
    • Build relationships with broader allies, including labor unions, worker centers, environmental justice organizations and environmental groups
  • Strategy Development & Campaign Planning (10%)
    • Participate in campaign strategy & planning discussions led by Campaign Director, staff and close partner organizations
    • Coordinate statewide strategy in alignment with local Climate & Equitable Transition campaign work undertaken by JWJSF and close partners in San Francisco, and other parts of California
  • Communications (5%)
    • Provide strategic communications support for campaign, including social media, earned media and narrative strategy

JWJSF Fundraising (5%)

  • Support grassroots fundraising, including JWJSF’s annual fundraiser
  • Document progress towards Climate & Equitable Transition campaign goals and deliverables

JWJSF Governance, Fundraising & Administration (10%)

  • Occasional support, as needed (e.g. support with drafting coalition processes, meeting agendas, attending funder meetings, compiling data for reports)
  • Collaborate with other staff on annual coalition campaign planning & evaluation processes


  • 5-7 years previous experience in labor organizing with a firm commitment to economic and racial justice
  • 2-3 years previous experience in statewide policy advocacy, including leading work on state legislation
  • Exceptional coalition building skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and mobilize people from diverse backgrounds in a multi-racial organization
  • Strong ability to understand and navigate complex political dynamics
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to interact effectively with coworkers, allies, decision-makers, and opposition
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, work independently, and take initiative
  • Bilingual and biliterate in Spanish a plus
  • Digital organizing skills and experience a plus
  • Ability to research related policy issues a plus
  • Sense of humor & flexibility always appreciated

Working conditions
Occasional travel, and sometimes long and irregular hours. While some periods are busier than others, JWJSF’s culture strongly supports and encourages work/life balance.

Salary range: $64,000 – $79,000 DOE. Excellent benefits package with generous vacation, family healthcare and 401k. This is a union represented position with Teamsters Local 856.

JWJSF’s office is located in San Francisco. We are currently working remotely but will transition to in-person when safe and possible. While exceptional candidates located in California who want to work remotely may be considered, there is a strong preference for the successful applicant to work in person in the SF Bay Area.

To Apply:
Email cover letter, résumé and one writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to: solidarity@jwjsf.org, with the subject line “State Labor & Climate Coordinator.” Position open until filled.

People of color, gender-oppressed and queer people strongly encouraged to apply.

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