Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)

Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy


Education Campaign Director

Based in Los Angeles, CA


The Position
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) seeks a Campaign Director to lead our Education Campaign. LAANE is an anchor organization that helps to lead a powerful labor/community coalition with a track record of cutting-edge victories and innovative base-building and coalition work, including initiatives for Community Schools, Black Student Achievement, and transformational community-based demands for labor union bargaining. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced campaign director, with a proven track record of strategic, comprehensive campaigns, managing a team of organizers, researchers, and communicators. Candidates should be deeply committed to racial and social justice and experienced at working with communities of color.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent LAANE with among executive and/or senior leadership responsible for coalition budget, personnel, direction, and strategy
  • Lead LAANE’s Education Campaign planning and goal setting
  • Supervise a team of 3 staff, including a community organizer, a researcher, and a communication specialist
  • Provide direction and resources to implement organizing, research and communications strategies and tactics
  • Manage the project budget and work with LAANE executive team to develop and carry out fundraising strategies, as well as maintain regular communication with key funders
  • Coordinate closely with union partners at the leadership and staff level
  • Work with community organizers to grow and maintain a diverse coalition of community, labor, and environmental leaders

Relevant Experience:
The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • More than two years of experience in supervising and leading a team
  • Experience running a campaign and developing and implementing a campaign plan
  • 5+ years of labor organizing or community organizing experience, with experience in at least one of the following areas: labor/community organizing, direct action advocacy, strategic campaign research, or communications
  • Understanding, interest or experience with movement building, leadership development, political education, and strategy implementation
  • Strong skills in advocacy of elected officials
  • Experience working with labor unions strongly preferred

Terms of Employment: LAANE’s salary and benefits standards are competitive, with a salary of 75,000 full family health and dental coverage, retirement benefits, generous time off, commitment to work/life balance, parking. Friendly, team-oriented working environment.

Application Process:
Email a cover letter and résumé in a single PDF file to jobs@laane.org with “LAANE Education Director” in the subject line. No phone calls. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will not receive a response.


About Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
The Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) has been in the forefront of the economic justice movement in L.A. for almost 30 years. LAANE combines organizing, research, communications, and policy development and leads broad-based labor, community, and environmental coalitions. LAANE has been a national leader in fighting for a Living Wage, community benefit agreements, and continues to advocate for policies and programs that benefit the unemployed, low-wage workers, low-income communities, BIPOC communities and the environment.

About Reclaim Our Schools LA
Reclaim Our Schools LA is a coalition led by Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Students Deserve, and United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA).

Reclaim has a tremendous track record of cutting-edge victories and innovative base-building and coalition work. Over the past five years, Reclaim has played an instrumental role in winning: 70 community schools, a $25 million cut to school police and an end to school police being stationed on school campuses, the creation of the $100+ million Black Student Achievement Program, strong COVID protocols with parent and student support, the defeat of a school voucher scheme and more.

In 2022-23 Reclaim is partnering with UTLA around an exciting common good bargaining Beyond Recovery Campaign to win a broad-based platform to transform Los Angeles schools. In 2019, Reclaim played a central role in the successful UTLA/parent/student strike which won a great contract for educators and key community supported proposals. The current campaign includes strong contract demands on expanding community schools and the Black Student Achievement Program, ending the criminalization of LAUSD students, climate justice at schools including green space and community gardens, converting vacant LAUSD properties into housing for unhoused students and their families, and more.

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