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LAANE is Hiring a RePower LA Campaign Director

EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO DIRECT LAANE CAMPAIGN FOCUSED ON JOBS, ENVIRONMENT AND EQUITY

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has been at the forefront of the economic justice movement in L.A. since 1994.  LAANE is recognized as a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities through a comprehensive approach that includes organizing, innovative policy, research, and communications. LAANE’s efforts to transform conditions in the region’s key industries have led to significant improvements for tens of thousands of working men and women, from 1997’s Living Wage Ordinance to a city-wide Minimum Wage increase.  For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org.

LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced director for a campaign that focuses on the L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP), the nation’s largest municipally-owned utility and the source of middle class jobs for thousands of workers. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an industry undergoing major transformation and that, along with California, will be in the spotlight as the state works to meet its climate goals. The campaign seeks to ensure that the DWP’s infrastructure, water, and clean energy investments benefit all LA residents – including LA’s most vulnerable communities – and to support pathways to utility careers for low income communities.

Working with a long-standing coalition of community, labor and environmental leaders, LAANE advocates for expanded access to solar, water and energy efficiency programs that help low income communities save money on their bills while creating good jobs and reducing our environmental impact. The campaign also seeks to support and expand a pipeline for entry level workers to career path jobs at the DWP that was created by IBEW Local 18 and the utility. The RePower LA Director will also help to incubate a new campaign…read more.

LAANE is Hiring a Long Beach Hospitality Campaign Director

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has been at the forefront of the economic justice movement in L.A. since 1994.  LAANE is a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and air pollution, especially in communities of color.  Using a comprehensive approach that includes organizing, innovative policy, research, and communications, LAANE has helped improve the lives of tens of thousands of working men and women, from 1997’s Living Wage Ordinance, to this year’s city-wide Minimum Wage increase.  For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org.

LAANE is currently seeking a director for our Long Beach Hospitality campaign. Long Beach, a community where people of color are now the majority population, is LA County’s second largest city and has a large service sector and some of the highest rates of poverty in California. Until recently, however, the city has not invested in good jobs, affordable housing or the environment. That has begun to change, with the passage of a series of ordinances and initiatives, led by LAANE in partnership with UNITE HERE Local 11, other local unions and community organizations. LAANE’s work includes both grass-roots organizing and coalition-building, especially among Latino, Cambodian and youth populations, as well as leadership training program called Long Beach Rising, and an effort to train and place community members on city boards and commissions. To date, these programs have trained hundreds of leaders, and placed dozens of those leaders, mostly people of color, on local commissions. Today, the campaign is focused on passage of Claudia’s Law, an effort to stop harassment of women, especially housekeepers, in local hotels. The director will lead the policy campaign, direct grass-roots organizing and coalition-building and continue to help direct leadership development programs.

Position Responsibilities: The Campaign Director is responsible for:

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LAANE is Hiring an Education Campaign Director

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has been at the forefront of the economic justice movement in L.A. since 1994.  LAANE is recognized as a national leader in the effort to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities through a comprehensive approach that includes organizing, innovative policy, research, and communications. LAANE’s efforts to transform conditions in the region’s key industries have led to significant improvements for tens of thousands of working men and women, from 1997’s Living Wage Ordinance, to this year’s city-wide Minimum Wage increase.  For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org.

LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced campaign director for our Education Campaign.  The campaign will bring together parents, students, teachers, community members and advocates through a newly forming coalition committed to ensuring an equitable, publicly  funded and democratically controlled public schools system.  This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced campaigner to lead a team and shape a campaign that will improve access and advance opportunities in public education for all students.

Position Responsibilities: The Campaign Director is responsible for:

  • Supervising a LAANE staff team 3+ including community/coalition organizer, researcher, and communication specialist;
  • Coordinating closely with union partner at the leadership & staff level;
  • Leading efforts to develop a policy tool to address campaign goals, and building support for same;
  • Leading advocacy efforts to educate policy makers and win their support for the campaign
  • Leading efforts to build a broad-based coalition of local residents, community organizations, clergy, etc, that will help shape and champion the campaign and coordinate activities with coalition partners
  • Leading efforts to identify and implement comprehensive/corporate campaigns to support workers’ efforts to gain a voice on the job;
  • Managing the project budget and working with LAANE executive team to develop and carry-out fundraising strategies to fund the project.

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