California Immigrant Policy Center

California Immigrant Policy Center

Southern California Organizer

Based in Los Angeles, CA

Southern California Organizer, OR Senior Organizer DOE

The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is a non-partisan, non-profit statewide organization founded in response to the 1996 passage of federal immigrant and welfare laws that profoundly affected immigrants. CIPC helps to develop and support pro-immigrant public policy that aims at improving the quality of life for all Californians. CIPC also provides technical assistance, training and education on immigrant issues. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Los Angeles (Advancing Justice | LA) fiscally sponsors CIPC.

Located in Los Angeles, CA, the Southern California Organizer is a member of the CIPC’s statewide organizing team. The Southern California Organizer manages CIPC’s Regional Capacity Building Project. In its year 5th year, the project supports 5 regional immigrant rights coalitions and an additional 4 groups working on detention and deportation related issues in additional regions of the state.

In addition, this organizer supports the effort to manage diversity of groups, retention and political development of the organizations in Orange County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Central Valley and some extended areas where CIPC organizes, so that the respective community groups are deeply entrenched in the common cause of an increasingly progressive immigrants’ rights agenda.


  • Manages the Regional Capacity Building Project: (50%)
    • Strategic agenda development and logistics for biannual retreats with staff of partners;
    • Manages the political development of groups by evaluating need for trainings. Conducts regular 1-1s or group trainings and/or brings in experts as needed;
    • Evaluates impact, cohesiveness of coalitions and engages in thorough evaluation of the grant recipients—holds partners and CIPC accountable to our commitments to each other;
    • Submits quarterly reports and leads annual impact assessment with Executive and organizing teams.
  • Is a resource for, and provides trainings and technical assistance to members, community based organizations, and other partners on various issues across the state:
    • Proactively engages with partners to assess needs;
    • Engages in research, collecting data and information on existing policies;
    • Develops and collects materials for outreach and political development of member orgs;
    • Works closely with the Operations Coordinator to manage logistics for the trainings
  • Identifies, builds relationships with, and seeks collaboration with local and state allies, including campaign organizers, community leaders, regional coalitions, and other key players in the state;
  • Builds community—through public events, visibility actions, and social media;
  • Maintains and produces regular organizing reports and maintains tracking via data entry;
  • Participates as a member of a state wide team, contributing to campaign strategy, shared learning and mutual accountability;
  • Uses social media and earned media to recruit volunteers, promote events, and build narrative power.


  • Minimum of three years of experience in effective organizing & coalition building for immigrant rights, health policy, racial justice, and/or economic justice and a demonstrated ability to lead;
  • Ability to facilitate and engage broad coalitions and experience working with diverse communities and audiences is required;
  • Ability to develop educational and outreach materials;
  • Ability to conduct effective outreach and relational organizing in another language, especially Spanish, is strongly preferred;
  • Experience working with immigrant rights organizations and community-based groups in California is preferred;
  • Experience participating in legislative and/or budget advocacy efforts in California is preferred;
  • Ability to travel frequently and on short notice is required;
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle with insurance and ability to drive long distances on freeways, is required.

Compensation & Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Advancing Justice | LA will act as fiscal agent for CIPC and the Associate will be an employee of Advancing Justice | LA. Advancing Justice | LA provides a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement contributions and parking access.

Application Information
Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a cover letter, résumé and a writing sample via e-mail to Southern California Organizer selection committee: jbawa@caimmigrant.org.

Please note that we will only be able to respond to short listed candidates. Those candidates will be asked to submit 3 references.

Thank you for your interest in the California Immigrant Policy Center.

Advancing Justice | LA is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Advancing Justice | LA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

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