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.
Located in Los Angeles, the Senior Organizer, Southern California is a member of the CIPC’s statewide organizing team. He/She/They work to build regional power for moving the immigrant rights agenda forward by supporting the work of the policy campaigns ranging in issues from detention and deportation, economic justice, and/or health and public benefits.
In addition, this organizer supports the effort to manage diversity of groups, retention and political development of the organizations in 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.
• Represent CIPC in local, regional, and state immigrant rights and budget coalitions.
• Join and support networks of base building community groups and immigrant-serving organizations to advocate on immigrant-related policy and budget issues;
• Assist local partners in developing new regional networks in burgeoning areas;
• Develop new relationships with diverse community stakeholders, and convene meetings and conference calls to promote communication;
• Grow CIPC’s organizational membership in the region;
• Develop and conduct trainings on CIPC legislative priorities as well as related issues in partnership with allies;
• Play a supporting role in organizing CIPC’s annual state advocacy day in Sacramento;
• Stay informed about key immigrant rights and state budget issues as they impact immigrant communities;
• Provide programmatic support within CIPC’s Engagement Unit.
• Is a resource for, and provides trainings and technical assistance to members, community based organizations, and other partners on various issues across the state:
o Proactively engages with partners to assess needs;
o Engages in research, collecting data and information on existing policies;
o Develops and collects materials for outreach and political development of member orgs;
• 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.
Salary commensurate with experience. CIPC provides a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement contributions and parking access.
Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample via e-mail to Senior Organizer selection committee: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we will only be able to respond to short listed candidates. Those candidates will be asked to submit 3 references.