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Now hiring: SEJ Assistant Coordinator

Are you passionate about economic and social justice? Are you organized and able to handle multiple priorities in a collaborative and dynamic environment? Do you enjoy working with college students?

About CPI

The Center on Policy Initiatives is an independent nonprofit that has been at the forefront of the fight for economic justice since 1997. We are the San Diego County people’s think tank. We conduct research, generate policy solutions, advance leadership development, and build alliances to win policies that benefit working families and diverse communities.

About the Program and Position

The Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) Summer Internship Program is a project of CPI which builds stronger capacity for organizing in San Diego. It is an intensive 6-week program that gives students organizing training through issues education, skills building, and hands-on in-the-field experience working on a variety of campaigns for economic and social justice. Students receive trainings from experienced community and labor leaders throughout San Diego and will finish the program with a better understanding of the political landscape of the region.

We are looking for a temporary, part-time Assistant Coordinator to assist the Organizer/Program Coordinator with implementing the SEJ program.

Core Responsibilities


Hours and Time Period

This is a temporary part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week for 8 weeks from June 12, 2023 through August 4, 2023. Flexibility for earlier start date.

This is a non-exempt (hourly) position with a pay range from $25.46 to $30 per hour. This position is eligible for and receives paid sick leave and holidays.

How to Apply

Interested? Submit your resume to and an introduction describing your experience and why you want to do this work to hr@cpisandiego.org with the subject line “SEJ Assistant Coordinator – ‘(your First and Last name)’”.

Interview activity will be conducted primarily by phone or Zoom. CPI’s offices are in San Diego and we currently have a hybrid work environment.

The Center on Policy Initiatives respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe our strength lies in the broad range of people and partners we work with and represent. Inclusion is a driver of our institutional excellence and we seek out the participation of women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees, board members, and volunteers

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