Jobs with Justice San Francisco

Jobs with Justice San Francisco

State Policy 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 Climate Jobs Policy 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 Climate Jobs Policy Coordinator will support labor organizations (unions and worker centers) and their members to engage on the nexus of climate, economic and racial justice issues. The position’s core goals are researching and developing statewide policy, and mobilizing partners to advocate for and win statewide policy to create good, union climate 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 (70%)
    • Research policies related to labor and climate issues.
    • Support development of the campaign’s statewide policy agenda, including incorporating feedback from partner organizations and member leaders.
    • Support statewide advocacy efforts, including pushing legislation and engagement in state regulatory processes.
    • Track different climate and labor efforts across state and country, including Bargaining for the Common Good strategies
  • Strategy Development & Campaign Planning (10%)
    • Participate in campaign strategy & planning discussions led by Campaign Director, staff and close partner organizations
  • 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


  • Strong commitment to working class communities and economic, racial and climate justice.
  • 2-5 years experience in statewide policy advocacy, including research and policy development, and leading work on state legislation — ideally on labor and/or climate policy issues.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and ability to interact effectively with coworkers, allies, decision-makers, and opposition.
  • Familiarity with the landscape of the labor movement and/or climate justice.
  • Attention to detail and ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, work independently, and take initiative.
  • Ability to understand complex political dynamics.
  • 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: $64-79k 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 Policy Coordinator.” Applications received by Friday , December 10th will be prioritized; position open until filled.

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

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