RePower LA Campaign Director

The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has been in the forefront of the economic justice movement in L.A. for over 25 years, transforming conditions in key industries and improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of families in Southern California. We combine dynamic research, innovative public policy, strategic communications, and organizing of key alliances to advocate for policies and programs that benefit workers, BIPOC and low-income communities, and the environment. For more information about our work, visit


LAANE is currently seeking a full-time experienced director for our RePower LA campaign which focuses on the L.A. Department of Water and Power (LADWP), 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 as the state works to meet its climate goals. The campaign seeks to ensure that LADWP’s infrastructure and clean energy investments center frontline communities and support pathways to good utility careers.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Leading and supervising a team of 3 staff, including a community organizer, a researcher, and a communication specialist
  • Coordinating closely with union partners at the leadership and staff level
  • Working with LADWP and city leaders to support policies and programs for climate justice
  • Leading campaign planning and goal setting
  • Managing the project budget and working with LAANE executive team to develop and carry-out fundraising strategies, as well as maintain regular communication with key funders
  • Working with community organizer to grow and maintain a diverse coalition of community, labor, and environmental leaders
  • As a member of the management team, help set organization’s direction


Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to economic justice and the labor movement and be willing to work long hours and weekends when necessary. Additionally:

  • More than two years of experience in supervising and leading a team
  • Experience running a campaign and developing and implementing a campaign plan
  • Strong skills in advocacy of elected officials
  • Understanding or interest in public sector, utilities a plus
  • Experience working with labor unions strongly preferred
  • Driving your own car required


Terms of employment: LAANE’s salary and benefit standards are very competitive. Salary scale starts at $75,000. Full health benefits; 401K; generous time off; parking. Friendly, team-oriented working environment.


Application Process: This position is available immediately. E-mail cover letter and resume to Gina Palencar at with “Repower Campaign Director” in the subject line. No phone calls. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.