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1. CJNRC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Strategic Campaigner

Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is united around a shared goal of combating climate change while reversing income inequality. CJNRC’s mission is to advocate for a clean energy economy at the scale climate science demands, create good union jobs, and support more equitable communities. CJNRC works with unions across the U.S. to form their own state-based, labor only Climate Jobs coalitions to address the growing climate crisis and the rising economic disparities by creating family-sustaining clean energy jobs. CJNRC provides strategic and technical support to these state-led Climate Jobs coalitions to develop action plans specific to their states to create good, clean jobs, organize union members around the plan, and develop a strategic campaign to win its implementation.

With a new federal administration taking office there is an opportunity for federal stimulus and executive action focused on sustainable infrastructure and clean energy. The Strategic Campaigner will support our state coalition efforts to build crucial support from the bottom up for necessary state and federal action on climate change and good jobs. The Strategic Campaigner will report to the CJNRC Director of Strategic Campaigns and will work closely with other CJNRC national staff and state coalition members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with CJNRC staff and state coalitions to develop state plans for sustainable infrastructure and clean energy investment with concrete labor standards
  • Review potential local, state, and federal funding sources, incentives, and other policy mechanisms that could be leveraged to support these state infrastructure and clean energy investment plans
  • Work with CJNRC state coalitions to develop a campaign strategy to win implementation of sustainable infrastructure and clean energy investment priorities
  • Work with state coalitions on research and development of materials to support state campaigns
  • Provide ongoing campaign support to CJNRC state coalitions

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to progressive social change, racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to CJNRC’s work and vision.
  • 2-3 years of experience working on strategic campaigns, policy or research for unions or other advocacy organizations
  • Excellent strategic and comprehensive campaigning skills
  • Familiarity with corporate research, financial analysis, employment law, or investigative journalism
  • Strong technical research skills and ability to apply research to the development of strategic organizing campaigns
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community and/or labor organizing
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with organizers
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Willingness to travel extensively when it is safe to do so
  • Willingness to work remotely
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision

LGBTQ, women, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. CJNRC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for full-time staff and their qualified dependents.

To apply, please send a resume and cover sheet to dave.hancock@cjnrc.org.

 

2. CJNRC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Attorney

Climate Jobs National Resource Center, Inc., seeks a lawyer with 1 to 5 years of experience to work in-house on all aspects of the organization’s Climate Justice mission.

Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC) is a newly formed not-for-profit with its principal office located in New York City.  CJNRC is dedicated to combating climate change while reversing income inequality. In support of that mission, CJNRC advocates for transitioning to a clean energy economy at the scale climate science demands, and for undertaking this transition a way that will create good, family-sustaining jobs and promote the equitable distribution of opportunities to disadvantaged communities.  CJNRC works with unions and allies across the U.S. to form state and local Climate Jobs coalitions.   CJNRC provides strategic and technical support to these state-led Climate Jobs coalitions to help them develop action plans specific to their localities, and to help them organize working people to advance those plans.

  1. The Legal Work. The in-house attorney would work under the direction of CJNRC’s general counsel. This job does not involve litigation, but the scope of the work includes a wide variety of legal work, including

(1) Program support.  CJNRC is dedicated to advocating for state and local initiatives to providing program support by analyzing applicable procurement laws, laws and regulations governing labor standards, and laws governing restrictions on local legislative initiatives.  The attorney hired for this position will help identify law reform possibilities and legal obstacles that need to be overcome, including difficulties posed by federal and state preemption.

(2) Institutional support.  CJNRC operates in a highly regulated area.  A number of federal, state, and local laws will affect its work or impose burdens that it must meet.  Analysis of these regulations and navigating the regulatory shoals they create is an important part of the legal work.

  1. Qualifications. CJNRC is looking for candidates with the following:
  • A strong commitment to progressive social change, racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to CJNRC’s work and vision, and a commitment to community and labor organizing
  • 1-5 years of experience of legal experience, preferably in the labor relations field;
  • A strong interest in supporting strategic campaigns, policy or research for unions or other advocacy organizations
  • Familiarity with corporate research, financial analysis, and employment law
  • Strong technical research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments
  • Willingness to travel extensively when it is safe to do so
  • Willingness to work remotely

LGBTQ, women, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Salary and benefits. The salary range for the position is $80,000 to $100,000, depending upon the candidate’s experience.  CJNRC also offers an excellent benefits package that includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for full-time staff and their qualified dependents.

D.  Process.   CJNRC expects to complete the hiring process in the next two months and anticipates that the attorney hired for this position will begin work on May 1, 2021.  Send applications to Walter Meginniss

 

3. CJNRC JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Policy Analyst

Climate Jobs National Resource Center (“CJNRC”) is organizing state and local coalitions of unions to combat climate change and reduce income inequality. CJNRC advocates for large-scale investments that will expand renewable energy production, create good union jobs and support economic growth in disadvantaged communities. CJNRC is working in a growing number of states to support coalitions of local unions that are working in their states and cities to support new investments in renewable energy and new public policies that support equitable climate change action.  At the same time,  CJNRC will have a focus on the federal policies that could support local action. Together with its local coalitions, CJNRC will call on the new Administration in Washington to support these goals and will offer concrete ideas on how to achieve them.

To support this work, CJNRC will hire a policy analyst with economic and policy knowledge of the renewable energy industry, economic development, and labor unions.  The analyst will help CJNRC provide the policy and technical support needed by the state Climate Jobs coalitions and contribute to our federal agenda. The policy analyst will work under the direction of the Senior Policy Advisor to CJNRC and collaborate with other staff members at CJNRC and the local coalitions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with CJNRC staff and state coalitions to develop and implement state plans for increased renewable energy investment;
  • Analyze the impact of existing state and federal energy policies on the growth of investment in renewable energy, good job creation, and equitable distribution of the investments and jobs;
  • Research new developments in key sectors of the energy industry, including wind power, solar power; energy storage, electric vehicles, and energy finance;
  • Contribute to the assessment of the utility sector, both investor-owned and publicly owned (coops, municipal-owned, etc) and their potential contribution to the agenda of CJNRC; and,
  • Support financial analysis of proposed policies and projects

Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to progressive social change, racial justice, a familiarity with the issues that are central to CJNRC’s work and vision;
  • Good understanding of federal and state climate change policy, and related energy policy;
  • Able to undertake corporate research, financial analysis, including project finance, and state and federal policy analysis;
  • Strong critical thinking skills, quantitative analysis;
  • Must be able to write clearly and quickly, with an ability to explain technical information to a lay audience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Willingness to travel when it is safe to do so;
  • Willingness to work remotely; and
  • Effective time management skills, including prioritizing and managing multiple tasks, with light supervision.

LGBTQ, women, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. CJNRC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes employer-paid medical and dental plans for full-time staff and their qualified dependents.

To apply please send a resume and cover sheet to: info@cjnrc.org