Advancing Justice Southern California,

Voting Representation Legal Advocate

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California is 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.

We provide supportive services for individuals wanting to start the immigration process through Family-based immigration, Asylum, Temporary protected status, the Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T-Visa and U-Visa. We also have free citizenship workshops and resources to help you on your naturalization journey.

About this job

Under the direction of the Managing Attorney, the Voting Representation (VR) Advocate is responsible for providing local and statewide advocacy support for Advancing Justice-Southern California and will serve as organization’s local engagement lead to AANHPI and partner community-based organizations (CBOs). Utilizing a strong understanding of multi-cultural community coalition building, and organization’s policy priorities and goals, this position will identify opportunities for collaboration to elevate awareness of key Voting and Representation issues to enhance engagement and advocacy of AANHPI communities and partners.

Roles & responsibilities

Your day-to-day typically includes:

50% Coordinate regional Voting and Representation policy initiatives

Collaborate in informing and implementing comprehensive voting and representation access advocacy strategies aligned with organizational priorities and campaigns.

Provide legislative and strategic guidance and tools to community partners, including policy overview, advocacy engagement and campaign participation.

Serve as an ambassador of AJSOCAL’s mission, policy, and advocacy priorities; develop and maintain relationships across constituents and partners

35% Centralize and Coordinate all CBO Advocacy Partnerships

Develop and maintain multi-racial connections and partnerships in alignment with organizations policy priorities, with a special focus on voting and representation access.

Maintain regular communication with AJSOCAL program staff, keeping abreast of key activities in order to make meaningful connections with community partners when appropriate

15% Administrative Support

Support Organization wide activities and tasks as needed.


Minimum Associates degree; Bachelors degree strongly preferred

A minimum of two years of relevant work experience

Bilingual or biliterate in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)

Strong familiarity with local, state, and federal budget and/or legislative advocacy

Experience working with diverse coalitions and collaborations

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

Subject matter experience on policy issues impacting AANHPI communities and AJSOCAL’s priority areas are a plus such as immigration, education, equity, and voting rights

Ability to work both independently, under supervision, and as part of a team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with individuals for whom English is a second language (ESL) is preferred

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Strong computer and database skills with familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite products preferred

Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

Ability to travel occasionally

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

To apply

Please apply for this position on our website or at the job link.

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