Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

Statewide Civic Engagement Organizer

Employment type
Full Time
10 days ago
Los Angeles

POSITION: Statewide Civic Engagement Organizer

SALARY: $50,000.00, DOE

TYPE: Regular Full-time

REPORTS TO: Director of Civic Engagement



The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. As a multi-ethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, CHIRLA aims to foster greater understanding of issues that affect immigrant communities, provide a neutral forum for discussion, and unite immigrant groups to more effectively advocate for positive change. CHIRLA’s programs include coalition building and convening of organizations, advocacy around issues affecting immigrants and refugees, community education, service provision and technical assistance, and organizing and leadership development for immigrant workers and youth.


The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is seeking a passionate and motivated individual to organize immigrant families in different regions of the State of California. The Statewide Civic Engagement Organizer will be in charge of developing CHIRLA membership bases in strategic areas of the state. This position will collaborate with CHIRLA’s Organizing Department to expand and deepen the statewide organizing infrastructure at CHIRLA. This position will work directly with the Director of Civic Engagement, to get CHIRLA’s membership base ready for future regional electoral campaigns that will get Latino and Immigrant Communities out to vote. This position requires that the candidate understand grassroots organizing, and be able to implement one-on-ones, house visits, trainings, lobby visits, actions, and strategy. Having some electoral experience is a plus. The Statewide Civic Engagement Organizer needs to be highly organized, energetic, and capable of motivating and managing staff and volunteers and be able to manage large quantities of data.


  • Use CHIRLAs grassroots organizing curriculum to develop a membership base;
  • Develop relationships with immigrant families, and local groups to expand CHIRLA’s pro-immigrant agenda and electoral work;
  • Execute the implementation of campaign plan;
  • Execute house meetings, one-one, calls, house visits, to recruit and activate CHIRLA membership;
  • Report daily and weekly tallies on total volunteers both phoning and canvassing activities;
  • Participate in daily debriefs and reporting around messaging, evaluation, and progress to date;
  • Complete timecards and other administrative materials according to deadlines assigned
  • Works with members and staff to develop grassroots political structures and programs in the workplace and community;
  • Train members and staff in campaign tactics, building relationships with community leaders and elected officials, and forming coalitions to support CHIRLA’s agenda;
  • Performs voter registration, voter contact and membership recruitment in the worksite;
  • Some fundraising is required;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as necessary.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally or direct civic engagement experience preferred;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish a must
  • Position requires an employee to use his or her personal vehicle to travel between worksites, or other locations, as a primary job duty.
  • Energy and enthusiasm for CHIRLA’s values based electoral campaign
  • Attend mandatory trainings as needed
  • Ability to have positive working relationship with CHIRLA staff, members and allies
  • Ability to work in a team as well as lead a team;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;          
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure;
  • Demonstrated attention to the detail and accuracy;
  • Proactive nature in using technology and systems to maximize efficiencies with tasks;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, staff and vendors;
  • Commitment to CHIRLA’s mission of empowering low-income community groups.
  • Previous electoral experience is a plus.
To apply

To apply, send resume and cover letter to: [email protected] or to [email protected]

Subject Line should read: Statewide Civic Engagement Organizer