Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Project Coordinator

Based in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, CA


Job Title: Project Coordinator
Position Type: Exempt, Full-Time

About the IELC
Established in 1887, the Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO (IELC) is a partnership of over 95 local unions that represent over 400,000 working families across Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The IELC works with partners and allies to uplift the quality of life of working families through organizing, education, and advocacy so that our communities can live, work, and retire here.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our team as a Project Coordinator. The primary focus of this role is to build and maintain strong relationships with our affiliates and to connect with and educate union and non-union workers about their workplace protections through a combination of workplace and community organizing. The successful candidate will play a key role in expanding and strengthening our network, organizing outreach, and enhancing communication strategies to support our mission. This position is grant funded through August 31, 2025, with the possibility of continued employment beyond this date.


  • Outreach by phone, email, and in-person to affiliates of the IELC to cultivate and maintain relationships.
  • Plan and execute a wide variety of outreach activities including but not limited to presentations at membership meetings, door-to-door canvassing, and phone banking.
  • Assist and check-in with the 2 affiliates that have received a subaward from the IELC to reach out to workers regarding health & safety, wage & hour laws, paid sick leave benefits, and other worker protections.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community-based organizations (CBOs) and other key partners.
  • Attend California Covid-19 Workplace Outreach (CWOP) regional meetings and California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) trainings.
  • Submit reports to DIR every first and third Tuesday of the month.
  • Work hand in hand with the Communications Coordinator on outreach materials and digital campaigns which includes but not limited to digital outreach efforts.

Work closely with team members to support program planning and execution. Provide assistance and input to ensure seamless coordination and implementation of initiatives.

To perform the job successfully, the candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.
  • Verbal/Written Communication – Communicates clearly and informatively; listens and gets clarification; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing and presenting style to meet needs; able to read and interpret written information accurately.
  • Ethic of Collaboration – maintains a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward all stakeholders; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of status; gives and welcomes feedback; reacts well under pressure; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments; contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Quality of Work – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality in their own and others’ work; applies feedback to improve performance.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a satisfactory level. The requirements listed below indicate the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • A reliable form of transportation with proof of registration and a valid driver’s license is required.
  • Experience in communicating with diverse stakeholders in a professional context; bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Proven experience in outreach, community engagement, or related roles.
  • Familiarity with the basics of labor and employment law including but not limited to health & safety, wage & hour, retaliation, workers' compensation, and the appropriate regulatory agencies is preferred.
  • Familiarity with labor unions and the principles of collective bargaining is preferred.
  • Experience in worker organizing or field campaigns or a strong desire to learn these skills.
  • Familiarity with the Inland Empire region is preferred.
  • Experience and/or training in MS Office, Zoom, Canva, and major social media platforms.
  • Ability to work in the evenings and weekends, as needed.

The position of IELC Project Coordinator is an exempt, full-time position. The yearly salary range for this position is $70,000 – $83,000, commensurate with experience related to the job responsibilities outlined here.

The Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO offers full family health, dental, and vision insurance; cell phone; laptop; 401k with employer matching up to 6%, and reimbursement of expenses and mileage. We currently offer 15 paid holidays, 2 weeks paid vacation, and paid sick leave.

Work Environment:
This position will be mainly in-person. The project coordinator will be attending in-person meetings and events throughout the region with some meetings being held online. A reliable form of transportation with proof of registration and a valid driver’s license is required. The position will require you to work long and irregular hours including evenings and/or weekends, as needed.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to talk or listen. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

EEO Statement:
The Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO is an equal opportunity employer and makes merit-based employment decisions. The company will not discriminate based on race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, national origin (including language use restrictions), ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, marital status, age, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer-related), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), gender, gender identity, or gender expression. It also includes a perception that anyone may have any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having them. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three (3) references to the Inland Empire Labor Council, AFL-CIO at: ielc@ielabor.org. The position will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

1074 East La Cadena Dr., Suite #1
Riverside CA 92507

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