About Us

our
Mission

We are a multiracial coalition based in San Francisco, a city of staggering income and racial inequality as well as significant opportunity for innovative progressive leadership. Our SF-based advocacy has won workers rights victories that set precedents statewide and nationally.

Our member groups represent hotel, restaurant, retail and service workers, domestic workers, nurses, teachers, city workers, seniors, people with disabilities, tenants and students.

We believe that workers don’t lead single issue lives — working families need secure jobs with living wages plus accessible healthcare, quality public education, affordable housing and a liveable climate. By building a strong multiracial and multi-issue alliance rooted in long-term relationships and solidarity, we have the power to win significant policy and system change to empower workers and communities of color.

Together we have more power and can win victories that none of us could win alone. Join us.

Staff

alma soto

alma soto

Executive Director

alma (she/they) is Executive Director of Jobs with Justice. She comes to JwJ with a solid sixteen years of union organizing experience. Most recently she was Organizing Director at United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) where she helped lay the groundwork for the development of an organizing program that includes capacity building, leadership development, and deepening the coalition work of the unions that represent workers in SFUSD. alma came into union organizing work through her strong commitment to grassroots community organizing. As a young adult she was involved in a community organizing campaign in South Central Los Angeles that brought together many of L.A.’s social justice organizations.  There, she came in contact with UNITE HERE Local 11 (UH-L11) staff who encouraged her to become a union organizer. alma worked on numerous campaigns and union drives throughout the country while at UH-L11. When she returned to California she began a decade-long commitment to organizing in public education when she became an organizer with the California Federation of Teachers before moving on to UESF in 2015. alma is always up for an adventure. She loves to explore the Bay Area on foot and on bike, and has taken well to the City’s hills and fog.

Tracey Brieger

Tracey Brieger

Deputy Director

Tracey (she/her) leads JwJ SF’s work on climate justice and just transition, and has led the coalition’s accountable development work to victories including community benefits agreements with local hotel developers guaranteeing workforce training funding and good jobs. Prior to joining JwJ in 2017, Tracey was campaign director then co-director of the statewide environmental justice coalition Californians for Pesticide Reform for 14 years, where she grew organizing capacity to build power in farmworker communities, and coordinated the successful campaign to ban a cancer-causing strawberry pesticide nationally. Tracey has an M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from UC Berkeley and is an herbalist who sees clients and teaches about plant medicine.

Oraiu Amoni

Oraiu Amoni

Workers Rights Program Director

Oraiu is an expert in strategic planning, electoral campaigns, communications, California regulatory processes, public relations and legislative affairs.

Over the last 15 years, Oraiu has been active in managing electoral/organizing campaigns, passing/preventing state legislation, passing/preventing statewide ballot measures and implementing local policies on behalf of educators and home care workers across the state with emphasis on the greater Los Angeles area.

While at SEIU ULTCW (now SEIU 2015), Oraiu helped increase the pay of home-care workers who serve the most vulnerable amongst us.  In addition Oraiu helped pass Props 30 (raises $8 billion annually for education) and 32 which increased statewide education funding and amplified the voices of working class people throughout California.

As the political director for United Teachers Los Angeles (the 2nd largest teacher local in the US), Oraiu moved legislation to audit the largest charter school chain in the Los Angeles Unified School District, removed a democratic incumbent school board member supported by the LA City Mayor, prevented a billionaire from using public funds to open a charter school in downtown LA, and managed the most expensive school board race in human history (combined expenditures topped $13 million).

Oraiu has organized clergy in California to get more involved in regulation and legislation with the help of the California NAACP, the California Baptist Ministers Conference, National Action Network, and Holman United Methodist.

Oraiu has served for the California State Majority Leader and an Oakland City Council President.  Oraiu has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and is fluent in Spanish.

Keane Chukwuneta

Keane Chukwuneta

Senior Campaign Coordinator

Keane (he/his) works on JWJ SF’s housing and climate related campaigns. Keane came to JwJ with over 8 years of organizing experience from Democratic campaigns, and the labor movement. He has run field operations on competitive campaigns, and supported workers in their fights to win fair contracts and safe working conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He is an avid soccer fan, and spends his free time playing pick up soccer, gardening, and reading.

Julia Sebastian

Julia Sebastian

Senior Climate Policy Strategist

Julia Sebastian (she/her) is Senior Climate Policy Strategist at Jobs with Justice SF. In this capacity she supports a broad coalition of labor unions across California to advance climate policy, secure high road jobs and build critical infrastructure for all Californians. Prior to her work at Jobs with Justice SF, Julia directed research at One Fair Wage, a national coalition, campaign and organization seeking fair wages and working conditions for tipped and subminimum wage service workers. She also spent eight years leading research and strategy at Race Forward, a national movement building, research and media organization for racial justice. Outside of her professional work, Julia is co-coordinator of the White Noise Collective, a popular education organization focused on the intersection of racial privilege and gender oppression. Julia received her Masters of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Stanford University.

 
Sasha Wright

Sasha Wright

Communications & Operations Director

Sasha (she/her) provides communications strategy and operations support to JwJ SF campaigns. Sasha came to JwJ with 15 years in the labor movement as a rank and file member of the Inlandboatman’s Union and a lead organizer at SEIU 1021 where she ran new organizing drives and contract fights. As staff at Pride at Work, Sasha lead a campaign for trans-inclusive healthcare at Kaiser Permanente and educated Bay Area unions on how to advocate for queer and trans members through inclusive contract language. Sasha also brings her experience leading art builds and direct actions in the anti-war, global justice and climate justice movements to JwJ mobilizations. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and believes in the power of stories to help us understand and transform our reality. 

Leadership

Kathryn Lybarger

AFSCME Local 3299

Alyssa Kang

California Nurses Association

Jenny Huang

Chinese Progressive Association

kevine Boggess

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth

Fred Sherburn-Zimmer

Housing Rights Campaign

 

Ian Lewis

National Union of Healthcare Workers

 

Antonio díaz

PODER

Ramsés Teón-Nichols

SEIU Local 1021

Jose Luis Pavon

SEIU United Service Workers West

Sarah Jarmon

Senior and Disability Action

Angelica Cabande

South of Market Community Action Network

Alejo

Trabajadores Unidos Workers United 

Cassondra Curiel

United Educators of San Francisco

Cynthia Gómez

Unite Here Local 2

Conny Ford

At-large

Our
Members Organizations

Our member groups represent hotel, restaurant, retail and service workers, domestic workers, nurses, teachers, city workers, seniors, people with disabilities, tenants and students.

Operations Coordinator

Reports to: Communications and Operations Director

Jobs with Justice San Francisco (JWJSF) is a long-term, multi-racial coalition of labor unions and community groups supporting workers’ rights and fighting for economic, racial and climate  justice. In San Francisco, we won the country’s first $15 minimum wage, tuition-free higher education program and fair scheduling law for retail workers. JWJSF has been working on climate and equitable transition issues since 2018.  With a history of precedent-setting innovation, JWJSF’s victories make real differences in the lives of working people, and spark movements nationwide. 

Job purpose

The Operations Coordinator is a key  new position that will support the implementation of strong internal systems to ensure the smooth functioning of our growing organization. The Coordinator will work closely with the Director to develop and maintain HR and administrative systems, and to assist with finance and compliance work. 

Each position at JWJSF is an integral part of a collaborative staff team. The Coordinator will contribute to the overall smooth functioning of the organization to ensure the success of our programmatic work. 

As part of a small team, it’s important that staff members are able to work collaboratively with good communication skills and with the flexibility to take on different projects in often fast-changing conditions. Being able to take initiative and work independently is also key. 

Duties and responsibilities

Administration & Operations  (30%)

  • Manage office systems and ensure staff have the tools they need
  • Maintain and organize organizational files
  • Coordinate insurance renewals
  • Provide clerical and IT support
  • Provide administrative and operations support for program work (e.g. securing meeting locations etc.) 

HR (30%)

  • Onboard and offboard employees
  • Manage employee benefits 
  • Implement and manage HR systems
  • Coordinate staff evaluation processes
  • Maintain personnel files
  • Manage union agreements and personnel policies  

Finance  (30%)

  • Manage accounts payable and receivable
  • Coordinate payroll
  • Assist with bookkeeping and nonprofit compliance
  • Maintain financial records

Fundraising (10%)

  • Maintain donor databases 
  • Cultivate individual donors 
  • Coordinate donor mailings

Qualifications

Qualifications include:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in administrative, human resources and/or finance work
  • Passionate about creating and maintaining systems
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines, work independently, and take initiative
  • Committed to JWJSF’s mission of racial and economic justice

Frequently cited statistics show that people of color, women, trans, and non-binary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to break that statistic and apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications.

Working conditions

Our staff promote a positive, collaborative and supportive environment for each other. While some periods are busier than others, JWJSF’s culture strongly supports and encourages work/life balance. Work will involve occasional travel, and sometimes long and irregular hours. 

Salary range: $68-86k depending on experience. Excellent benefits package including paid vacation that starts with 3 weeks of paid vacation for new employees and increases thereafter; additional paid leave during winter break; 401(k) contributions rising from 3% to 12% of salary, no employee match required; and quality family healthcare, vision and dental coverage through our union health and welfare fund. This is a union represented position with Teamsters Local 856.

JWJSF’s office is located in San Francisco. We are currently working remotely but will transition to in-person when safe and possible. We have staff meetings outdoors and masked when conditions permit and individual staff may choose to have in person meetings with coalition members or allies or not. When we work in-person, there is still flexibility to balance time working in the office and time working at home.

Apply at bit.ly/jwjsfoperationsApplications received by January 2nd  will be prioritized; position open until filled.  

Black, indigenous, people of color, gender-oppressed and queer people strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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