Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Education Equity Coordinator

The Education Equity Coordinator will be focused on providing support and direction to the grassroots organizations that connect to Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA (Advancing Justice-LA) and the College for All Coalition’s policy agenda, to the students and families that are impacted, and to its local implementation. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Duties and Responsibilities: The Education Equity Coordinator will work under the Education Equity Director and with relevant staff at Advancing Justice-LA. 
Job responsibilities include: 
  • Under the supervision of the Education Equity Director, provide support, including trainings, to grassroot organizations connected to Advancing Justice-LA and the College for All Coalition on themes like education equity, legislative process, advocacy, organizing, movement building, and others.
  • Facilitate the College for All - Community Engagement Subcommittee.
  • Collaborate with Advancing Justice-LA and the College for All Coalition Steering Committee to set policy priorities, and implement strategies that promote organizational goals for legislative, administrative, and budgetary policy advocacy. 
  • Support Advancing Justice-LA staff and the College for All Coalition to mobilize community-based organizations across the state to advance education priority legislation. 
  • Support in the development of a larger College for All Coalition, and expand current community engagement.
Desired Qualifications:
  • At least five years of experience in organizing, movement building, and organizational support, preferably around education issues. 
  • Commitment to advancing racial, social and economic justice. 
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically about public policy agendas. 
  • Capacity to integrate diverse viewpoints and experiences in building coalitions across diverse communities. 
  • Ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with diverse staff, organizational leaders, and community allies. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Salary is based on relevant experience. We offer a generous benefits package. Parking also is provided. 
 
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit via email to  [email protected] (Microsoft Word compatible attachments) by February 15, 2019, including the following: 
1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the position 2. Resume 3. Writing Sample (2 pages max) 4. Three professional references 
Please indicate “Education Equity Coordinator” in the subject line. 
 
Advancing Justice-CA is a partnership between Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, two independent civil rights organizations that focus on representing and empowering low-income and underserved Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities. We work on a wide range of civil rights issues including: immigrant rights, national security, criminal justice reform, workers’ rights, health access, education access, language rights, and voting rights. 
 
Some of our recent state legislative victories include passing the CA Values Act (SB 54) to disentangle local law enforcement from immigration enforcement and keep immigrant families together; AB 918 (California Voting for All Act) to expand language access in elections, AB 2291 to address school bullying, and AB 2845 to reform the commutations and pardon process. Advancing Justice - CA also helped to secure $200 million for K-12 College Readiness Grants, $20 million for University of California outreach and student support services, and $90.3 million for Census planning and outreach in the California State Budget. 
 
In 2015, recognizing the structural inequities that have resulted in a broken pipeline from K-12 to public higher education, particularly for low income students and underrepresented students of color, Advancing Justice-LA helped to convene and form the College for All Coalition, a multiracial, cross-sectoral coalition to advocate for reinvestment in public higher education to promote increased access, affordability, diversity, and equity.

 

Agency Description: 

Advancing Justice – California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

 

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.