Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Sacramento Community and Policy Advocate (Fixed Term 03/2020 – 11/2020)

Position Summary:  
Under the supervision of the Education Equity Director and Interim Policy Strategist, the Community and Policy Advocate is involved in legislative advocacy and partner engagement through grasstops organizing, coalition building, community and partner engagement, strategic policy planning, and provides coordination assistance to organizational policy efforts. 
Responsibilities and Duties:
Policy Advocacy and Coalition Support
  • Advocate for AAAJ-LA’s policy and advocacy priorities in Sacramento.
  • Provide support to AAAJ-CA Policy Manager in accordance with supervisor
    • Establish relationships and leadership role in AAAJ-LA policy priorities
    • Provide organizational and administrative support to AAAJ-CA Policy Manager 
    • Provide administrative, logistical, and strategic support in annual Sacramento Legislative events
Legislative and Partner Engagement
  • Coordinate legislative advocacy visits with elected officials (including but not limited to): scheduling visits, prep calls, developing agendas, post visit follows ups.
  • Coordinate partner engagement and capacity support: outreach information, sharing, tracking of partners priorities, capacity support trainings, uplift partners’ informational needs
  • Develop tangible communication strategies and toolkits in partnership with in-house communications team.
Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience.  
  • Minimum of two years of experience in organizing, movement building, and organizational support. 
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Knowledge in grassroots organizing, and must have the ability to translate grassroots organizing to grasstops movement building, and coalition management
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically about public policy agendas, time management, Microsoft Office, and social media
  • 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
  • Commitment to advancing racial, social, and economic justice strongly preferred
Working Conditions:
  • This position works remotely. Laptop will be provided.
  • Occasional travel will be required.
Compensation: depending on experience.  
Application Process:
Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at Please include: "Sacramento Community and Policy Advocate" in the subject line. 
Position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.  
Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, was established in 1983 with broad-based support and has become the leading organization in the region dedicated to providing the diverse Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AAHNPI) community with civil rights advocacy and multilingual, culturally-sensitive legal services and education. Advancing Justice-LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the 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. 



Advancing Justice - LA only accepts resumes as PDF or Microsoft Word files with no macros enabled.


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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.