CHIPS Communities United Seeks National Campaign Coordinator

June 11, 2024

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Who We Are: CHIPS Communities United is a national coalition of unions, environmental organizations, and advocacy groups working to make sure the implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act benefits communities, workers, and the environment. For more information, check out our website.

Position Type: Full-time position, open to varied employment arrangements for the right candidate

Location: U.S. – Remote

Reports to: CHIPS Communities United Coalition Coordinator

Salary Range: $70,000 to $120,000 commensurate with experience, skills, and location

What We Want: We believe semiconductor manufacturing can be a high-road industry that works for everyone, despite the industry’s poor labor, environmental, and community track record. As the national campaign coordinator, you will help to build and maintain national campaign infrastructure to support local coalitions pushing for good, safe jobs, and a clean environment in the communities where semiconductor factories are being built or expanded. You will support the national coalition and provide organizing guidance to local communities.

Depending on the candidate, this position could emphasize policy analysis, advocacy, and strategic corporate research, or it could focus on digital media and communications.

What You’ll Do ─ Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support CCU Steering Committee with project management and strategic planning.
  • Work with Steering Committee to maintain cohesive coordination between local coalitions and national CCU initiatives.
  • Liaise with local coalition-building efforts in up to six states (AZ, ID, OH, NY, OR, and TX) and ensure they are aware of CCU resources and technical assistance.
  • Support organizing and campaign planning for local organizers and anchor organizations.
  • Coordinate technical assistance to local groups to support advocacy efforts and connect them to CCU experts.
  • Support national CCU working groups with facilitation, project management, and coordination with local coalitions.
  • Onboard new coalition members and ensure they are plugged into both national CCU working groups and existing local coalition structures in their area.
  • Develop and maintain 1:1 relationships through regular meetings and consistent follow-up with key stakeholders.
  • Convene webinars and organize educational opportunities to support local advocacy efforts.
  • Immerse yourself in the details of the CHIPS and Science Act and follow its implementation in communities across the country where new semiconductor plants are under construction.
  • Some travel is required, around once every 2-3 months.

About You ─ Required Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is able to dive into our campaigns and take initiative.

You should have most of the following qualifications:

  • At least five years of experience in labor, environmental, and/or community organizing
  • Experience with social justice campaign development and power analysis
  • Experience building coalitions across a broad range of stakeholders and navigating organizational interests with a mission-driven approach (conflict resolution experience a plus)
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, including labor, environment, and community-based organizations
  • Facilitation skills and ability to move coalition members to shared agreement and action
  • Confidence leading advocacy around economic, labor, and environmental issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate CCU’s work to the public and to a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to build and sustain authentic, respectful, and productive working relationships with colleagues across class, race/ethnicity, gender, immigrant, and other group identities
  • Ability to continually assess and deepen the commitment of key stakeholders, through regular 1:1s, thoughtful asks, and securing of commitments
  • Ability to maintain timely follow through on commitments
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, empathy, and social skills in work and interpersonal interactions
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Ability to carry out assignments to completion and meet deadlines
  • Location near a major airport strongly desirable
  • Fluency in Spanish or Asian languages is a plus

Successful candidates will also have a background in one or more of the following:

  • Experience with strategic corporate research
  • Experience working on federal or state policy analysis and/or advocacy
  • Communications experience, particularly in designing and implementing digital media campaigns

Other Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards
  • Must be able to talk, listen, and speak clearly on telephone and via digital platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams with reasonable accommodations

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Judith Barish at [email protected] with the subject line “Application for CCU Campaign Coordinator.” Candidates who advance in the process will be asked to provide three references.

CCU Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement

We are an EEO/affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce zero-tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment. Those who identify as persons of color, women, veterans, or formerly incarcerated persons, and/or have had experience working with one or more of those groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employer of record is the fiscal sponsor of CCU, Good Jobs First.