Project Coordinator
Workforce & Economic Development Program

Based in Oakland, CA

The project coordinator supports training by promoting high road labor-management partnerships as the best approach to workforce development and good jobs. Working with the Executive Director, the project coordinator identifies and develops new resources to support workers in a changing economy.


  • Identify and access public resources for union workforce and economic development projects;
  • Work with local and state partners to identify funding priorities and opportunities for new workforce and economic development initiatives;
  • Work with unions to avert layoffs and retain jobs;
  • When layoffs occur, connect unions to the state rapid response system and public resources available to help their members successfully transition to good jobs;
  • Work with Federation affiliates to increase their access to public funding;
  • Facilitate the development of high-quality training, education, and workforce development programs;
  • Develop, coordinate, and track grant related projects;
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the program for WED’s annual conference;
  • Produce outreach materials to inform labor and the wider workforce development community of policy developments and best practices;
  • Conduct research and produce reports for general dissemination;
  • Draft and edit a variety of publications and reports;
  • Attend, track, and participate in local, regional and State workgroups, community based organizations and committees;
  • Public speaking and meeting facilitation;
  • Respond to affiliated union requests for support to advance their issues;
  • Represent the Federation at various meetings and events;
  • Participate in, organize, and convene various Federation/WED sponsored meetings and trainings;
  • Contribute website content and perform other marketing and communications duties;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Extensive experience in the labor movement and/or workforce investment and job training;
  • Excellent strategic and analytic skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to speak publicly and clearly present information to groups;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team as well as independently;
  • Must have own means of transportation and ability to travel throughout the state;
  • Proficient with computer software programs;
  • Curriculum development a plus.

Reports to the Workforce & Economic Development Program Executive Director. Works closely with other program staff to advance Federation/WED goals and grant deliverables.

Project Coordinator
Based in the Oakland office, with some travel to the Sacramento office. Some travel to unions across the state, conferences, and meetings. Grant funded position.

Work on political or electoral campaigns in coordination with political department. May require longer-term travel. Some weekend and evening work, especially during campaign season. Political campaign work is not funded by grant resources.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume, a well written cover letter and a writing sample to hiring@calaborfed.org. Please no phone calls, faxes or mail.

  • The deadline to submit resumes is Monday, June 19th at 5:00 PM.
  • Please reference job title in the subject line and ensure contact name and e-mail are provided.
  • Resumes submitted without cover letters or writing sample will be rejected.
  • If there is interest in your application, we will initiate contact with you by email.

The CLF provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify us at hiring@calaborfed.org (510) 663-4001, or Fax at (510) 663-4099. Your request will receive an individualized assessment and will be processed in the order it was received.

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