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Senior Associate, State and Local Initiatives

Position Title: Senior Associate, State and Local Initiatives

Full-time, permanent position located in our Oakland, California headquarters.

About Green For All

Green For All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans by creating economic opportunity and a healthy environment. We work in collaboration with business, government, labor, and grassroots communities to advance policies and programs that produce quality jobs in green industry – all while holding the most vulnerable people at the center of our agenda.

Position Summary

The Senior Associate is responsible for developing and implementing geographic, issue, or sector-based strategies that advance Green For All’s mission of building an inclusive and strong green economy. We are seeking a talented and experienced person to join the eight other members of our high-performing State and Local Initiatives team.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has a demonstrated ability to manage a wide range of projects and to deliver results for his or her organization. We are interested in candidates who can demonstrate some expertise in one or more of the following categories: workforce development, economic development, business support, finance, policy advocacy, social equity, environmental issues, community or labor organizing.

Successful candidates will be affable and highly adaptable team players. The ability to interact with all levels of staff and external partners in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of professionalism is crucial to this role. The Senior Associate must be a strong writer and a skilled communicator.


  • Help develop and lead initiatives to create green jobs, inclusive economic opportunities, and environmental outcomes in specific sectors or geographies.
  • Serve as the internal content-lead on specific issues or strategies, including conducting research, writing, engaging and educating other team members on issues, and participating in national dialogues.
  • Convene national working groups or organize important events, overseeing all details including outreach, communications, logistics, materials, and relationship management.
  • Produce content for reports, best practice briefs, policy briefs, newsletters, blogs.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with local practitioners and national experts on behalf of Green For All.
  • Identify, develop, and implement campaign opportunities and policy initiatives.
  • Represent Green For All in public speaking roles.
  • Help to identify funding opportunities and prepare proposals. Track grant deadlines and prepare reports on deliverables, and outcomes.
  • Other duties as necessary.


  • Strong commitment to social and economic justice and to G4A’s mission and organizational objectives.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of five years relevant experience; or three years relevant experience plus an advanced degree.
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills; excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Skilled at working effectively with a diversity of people and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative when required by the situation and proven ability to accomplish tasks on time and within budget.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision.
  • Creative resourcing and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and frequently changing environment.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle or manage multiple project deadlines simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Superior organizational and communication skills.
  • Capacity to multi-task and manage short- and long-term deadlines.
  • Computer and database management skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed.

Compensation: Full-time, commensurate with experience, excellent benefits package.

How to Apply: Email resume, references, and cover letter with recent salaries or wages to [email protected]. Include “SENIOR ASSOCIATE (Your Name)” in SUBJECT LINE.

Green for All is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Green for All strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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