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Deputy Director of Civic Engagement

Deputy Director of Civic Engagement
Organization: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date Posted: 01/18/2024


The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is seeking a Deputy Director of Civic Engagement responsible for coordinating the strategy and execution of Immigrant Political Power Project campaigns. This role involves preparing our bases for future statewide or regional civic engagement initiatives targeting Latino and Immigrant Communities. The ideal candidate should possess a deep understanding of grassroots organizing, electoral campaigns, data, and strategy. Key qualities include being highly organized, energetic, and capable of motivating and managing staff and volunteers, as well as handling large quantities of data.


  1. Use CHIRLA’s grassroots organizing curriculum to train and mentor organizers and volunteers under an Integrated Voter Engagement Model.
  2. Develop relationships with immigrant families and local groups to expand CHIRLA’s pro-immigrant agenda and electoral work.
  3. Execute campaign plans for elections, census, language access, and election reform.
  4. Develop training and curriculum for Immigrant Political Power Project programs and campaigns.
  5. Provide guidance and support to field managers on civic engagement campaigns.
  6. Report daily and weekly tallies on total volunteers canvassing and field activities.
  7. Participate in daily debriefs and reporting on messaging, evaluation, and progress.
  8. Develop and review reports of the electoral campaign work.
  9. Develop strategies to increase voter engagement turnout.
  10. Train members and staff in campaign tactics, relationship building, and coalition formation.
  11. Plan implementation of voter registration, voter contact, and membership recruitment.
  12. Assist Development staff with grants and grant reports for the civic engagement department.
  13. Provide feedback for civic engagement materials, including brochures, flyers, and social media messaging.
  14. Evaluate the electoral field program through member surveys.
  15. Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on existing campaigns.
  16. Ensure compliance reporting related to electoral activities.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years of electoral field work or related experience.
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in managing canvassers and field staff.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish with excellent communication skills.
  • Proven success in managing events and generating positive outcomes.
  • Must have experience working with underserved and diverse populations.


  • Project, team, or organizational management experience.
  • Experience working at a non-profit organization or government agency.

Desired Traits or Characteristics:

  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent judgment, high emotional intelligence, and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
  • Highly self-motivated, creative, and able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with last-minute deadlines.

Salary & Benefits: $85,000 — $91,936

CHIRLA offers a competitive salary based on qualifications and an excellent benefit package, including generous time-off benefits, 401K Plan, health, dental, and vision plans.

FLSA Classification: Exempt/Hourly, full-time regular

COVID-19 Requirements:

CHIRLA requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit weekly negative test results.

REPORTS TO: Political Director


Position will remain open until filled.


Los Angeles, Headquarters

CHIRLA is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit without regard to various factors. To apply, email resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. Subject Line should read: Deputy Director of Civic Engagement.

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