*Please note that LAANE staff are currently working remotely from home. Our organization will commence limited in-person activities beginning August 15, 2021. LAANE will ensure the safest working conditions and environment for all of our staff when the appropriate time comes.*
Founded in 1993, LAANE is a leading advocacy organization dedicated to building a new economy for all – with a focus on women, low-income communities, and people of color. Combining dynamic research, innovative public policy, and deep coalition organizing, LAANE promotes an economic approach based on good jobs, thriving communities, and a healthy environment. Our work has included raising the minimum wage in 5 L.A. cities, overhauling our waste and recycling system to hold corporations accountable, and creating good, green jobs at LADWP. For more information about our work, visit www.laane.org.
Campaign Description: LAANE is currently seeking a full-time Community Organizer for our Quality Care Project focused on improving the working conditions in the skilled nursing facility sector in Los Angeles County. This project is newly developed and in partnership with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2015.
Position Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Community Organizer will be responsible for building and cultivating ally organization support for our campaign, and form a robust community coalition that will help organize around and mobilize for the passage of a proposed policy we seek to pass. We are seeking a qualified professional who will be able to work well with unions, community organizations, public agencies and elected officials. Additional responsibilities could also include supervising interns, program and training development, as well as legislative advocacy as needed. The Community Organizer will also work directly with the LAANE Communications Associate assigned to our Project. Reliable transportation is required.
- Cultural competency and social justice values/work experience: A strong commitment to racial and economic justice and the labor movement; cultural humility and mindfulness; knowledge of skilled nursing facilities and their specific challenges is a plus, fluency in Spanish is ideal.
- Excellent organizing strategy and campaign planning skills: Experience (2-5+ years) doing community and/or labor organizing, experience working with diverse communities (especially Black and/or Latinx communities) and a multi-racial coalition, working well under deadlines and pressure, detail-oriented, and methodical. Willingness to work longer hours and weekends when necessary.
- Working as a leader within a team: Ability to work independently and collectively within a team, well organized, think proactively, possession of strong interpersonal communication skills, and emotional intelligence.
Terms of employment: LAANE’s salary and benefits standards are competitive, with a salary of $58,240. Full family health benefits, 401(k), generous time off, subsidized Transit Access Pass, commitment to work/life balance, parking. Friendly, team-oriented working environment.
Application Process: Our intention is for this position to begin at the beginning of July. Interviews will begin June 2021. Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Community Organizer” in the subject line of the email. Materials will be accepted until this role is filled. The priority deadline for our initial review of materials will be May 31st. No phone calls please. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.
LAANE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN, LGBTQ PEOPLE, AND BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.