LA Regional Organizer
Reports to: Chief Strategist
Location: Los Angeles, remote (potential office post COVID)_
Status: Full-Time with Benefits
Are you a dynamic, accomplished organizer and relationship-builder wanting to make a difference on climate change? We are looking for a smart, collaborative, enthusiastic, professional to lead our Climate-Safe California partnership and organizing efforts in Southern California. Working collaboratively, we will accelerate equitable climate policy based on the latest science and the rapidly worsening climate reality globally, and in California.
About The Climate Center
The Climate Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to deliver rapid greenhouse gas reductions at scale, starting in California. Founded in 2001, The Climate Center played a key role in the tremendous growth of Community Choice Agencies (CCAs), local government-led alternatives to investor owned utilities. CCAs grew from 2 to 23 over the past 6 years and now provide 88% clean energy to over 11 million Californians.
The Climate Center has launched a bold, science-based campaign, Climate-Safe California, to accelerate climate action timelines in California, catalyzing other states, our nation and countries around the world to greater action for a climate-safe future.
Our goal is that California, the world’s fifth largest economy, achieves net-negative emissions, draw down of past emissions greater than current emissions, by 2030, 15 years ahead of current law. This entails for main areas of policy: phasing out fossil fuels in electricity transportation, building and industry sectors; ramping up investments in nature-based sequestration of past emissions on natural and working lands; ensuring resilience in all of our communities to increasing extreme events and power shutoffs; and securing the billions of dollars needed annually to realize these urgent goals.
Our policies and programs, guided by these three key principles, must: (1) be based on the latest science, (2) ensure a just transition for workers, their families and their communities, dependent on fossil fuel industries, and, (3), prioritize climate justice to ensure that low income communities and communities of color are no longer disproportionately harmed by the production and use of fossil fuels, and the growing impacts of climate change with equitable access to climate-friendly solutions.
The Organizer and Partnership Coordinator will play a key role mobilizing California to support this urgently needed campaign.
The Organizer is responsible for recruiting and mobilizing and tracking partner organizations across cross sectors starting in the LA Region to build an engaged base of support to take action in support of the urgent Climate-Safe California goals.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Climate Center also offers an excellent benefits package.
At The Climate Center, we care about each other and know that each employee has a whole like that includes time outside of work. The Climate Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. We value diversity and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, even if you do not meet all of the preferred qualifications.
Please apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, short sample of some recent communications (written, video, social media) developed primarily by you, and 3-5 references with your application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials by March 12, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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