Advancing Justice Southern California,

Policy Advocate

2 months ago
Employment type
Anaheim, CA
Closing date

About this organization

We are the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

About this job

The Policy Advocate is responsible for advancing the advocacy efforts of Advancing Justice Southern California. Utilizing a strong understanding and development of local/regional relationships and landscapes, this position will identify opportunities to uplift key issues of concern with state legislative staff and administrative policy makers to shape policies that positively impact the AANHPI communities. This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Roles & responsibilities

60% Major Responsibilities

Design, plan, and implement comprehensive policy strategies aligned with organizational priorities and goals

Development and maintenance of strong regional relationships with community-based organizations, leaders, elected officials, and their staff

Provide strategic guidance and tools to community partners, including policy analysis, power-mapping, and decision-making

30% Policy Support

Maintain strong relationships and communication with LA, OC, and Sacramento staff with key focus on uplifting OCs political and legislative needs

Serve as an ambassador of Advancing Justice-LAs mission, policy, and advocacy priorities in OC

10% All other duties as assigned


Minimum associate degree, Bachelors in a related field strongly preferred

Minimum of two (2) years of experience working on legislative policy advocacy

Strong familiarity with the current local and state political landscape

Experience working with policy issues impacting AANHPI communities and AJ-LAs priority areas are a plus such as immigration, education, equity, and voting rights

Demonstrated ability to build relationships with decision makers, community partners, and diverse stakeholders

Demonstrated sincere commitment to social justice and serving on behalf of low-income, immigrant communities, experience with AANHPI or non-profits preferred

Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

To apply

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