Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Policy Strategist

Position Summary:  
The Policy Strategist is responsible for advancing the policy  advocacy efforts of Advancing Justice-LA. Utilizing a strong understanding of the legislative process, this position will identify opportunities to uplift key issues of concern with legislative staff and administrative policy makers at the federal, state and local levels, in order to shape policies that positively impact the AANHPI communities. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
15% Collaborate in planning and implementing a comprehensive policy strategy aligned with organizational priorities
30% Provide legislative and strategic guidance and tools to Advancing Justice-LA staff and community partners, including policy analysis, power-mapping and decision-maker
25% Analyze legislative and other policy proposals and draft policy analyses designed to influence state policymakers
Maintain strong relationships with legislative staff and key organizational partners who are engaged in ongoing policy advocacy efforts.
Serve as ambassador of Advancing Justice-LA’s mission and policy and advocacy priorities; develop and maintain relationships across constituents and partners
5% All other duties as assigned
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of work experience 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working on legislative policy and advocacy 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong familiarity with local, state and federal budget and/or legislative processes
  • Experience working with diverse coalitions and collaborations. Demonstrated ability to build relationships with decision makers, community partners and diverse stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and a strong understanding of the issues impacting the AANHPI communities 
  • Subject matter experience on policy issues impacting AANHPI communities and AJ-LA’s priority areas a plus, such as immigration, education equity, and voting rights
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and an ability to help shape broader communications strategies 
  • Able to regularly travel once it is deemed safe to do so 
$70,000 - $83,000 / yr 
Full Time, Non-Exempt
Union Status
Application Process:
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.  


Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice-LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA 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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Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.


Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

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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.