Policy Coordinator, Economic Justice

01 Nov, 2021


Policy Coordinator, Economic Justice

California Immigrant Policy Center
Sacramento, CA



Organization Summary

The California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) is a non-partisan, non-profit statewide organization founded in 1996, as California reeled from the ugly aftermath of Proposition 187 and harsh federal copycats. A multi-ethnic hub for statewide advocacy, CIPC has worked hand-in-hand with community partners across the state for two decades to create and defend a national blueprint for pro-immigrant policy. Our notable achievements include The California Values Act, the Drivers’ License Bill, Health for All Kids and One California, the largest investment in legal services protection in the country.

Position Summary

The Economic Justice Policy Coordinator is responsible for coordinating CIPC’s campaigns and coalitions that advance immigrant workers’ rights and access to protections and benefits in California. This is done primarily by participating in coalition spaces, helping to coordinate and convene our partners, and ensuring that we have expanding and deepening relationships with immigrant-serving community organizations throughout the state. This position will inform and help execute our economic justice campaign strategies, as well as build power and capacity for our stakeholders through convening, training, and meaningful dialogue.

The Economic Justice Policy Coordinator reports directly to the Economic Policy Director, who is based in Los Angeles, but will also be working with colleagues across CIPC’s other departments, such as Organizing, Communications, and Government Affairs. Candidates must be willing to periodically travel to Sacramento and throughout California to work with CIPC’s partners and state legislators to advance CIPC’s campaign and legislative goals.

This position is temporarily remote due to Covid-19.

Essential Responsibilities

Coalition and Campaign Coordination

  • Work with community-based organizations, immigrant rights groups, worker organizations, local government entities, and other stakeholders to build partnerships and develop partners’ capacity to engage in advocacy around key economic justice issues
  • Maintain, strengthen, and expand CIPC’s ecosystem of partners in the field by working with strategic partners and stakeholders and building relationships among existing and new advocates.
  • Support CIPC in executing a robust field strategy around CIPC’s campaigns that is responsive to campaign needs and pertinent policy and legislative developments, including activities such as:
  • Plan and lead in-district constituent meetings with state legislators’ offices
  • Plan and execute grassroots mobilization such as call-in days to elected officials, social media advocacy, press conferences, direct actions, etc.
  • Participate in coalition spaces as needed to inform policy landscape analyses, support our partners, and keep CIPC up to date on emerging policy opportunities
  • Participate in CIPC’s weekly Economic Justice meetings to provide input on the development of strategies and tactics to move campaign forward
  • Help plan, coordinate, and oversee local, regional, and statewide convenings and dialogues, including developing agenda, managing logistics, and facilitating discussions and maintain communication with stakeholders impacted by CIPC’s work
  • Communicate updates related to policy issues through email, one-on-one correspondence with coalition members, and scheduling and facilitating coalition-wide calls

Technical Assistance

  • Provide trainings and technical assistance to coalition members, partners, and other community-based organizations on issues directly affecting immigrant workers

Policy Support

  • Track development of relevant policy issues related to our economic justice issue areas for CIPC team and stakeholders
  • With the Policy Analyst, monitor latest developments in workforce development, workers’ rights, and economic relief efforts including archiving, summarizing and compiling literature reviews of the latest research from partner organizations and institutions, summarizing key findings through interviews and policy dialogues with partner CBOs, and reviewing regulatory state and federal administrative actions
  • Provide research and writing support to the EJ policy team


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in economic justice and/or immigrant rights policy
  • Demonstrated commitment to immigrant rights, racial equity, social and economic justice, and has an equity mindset:
  • Connects systemic racism with economic justice policy and research, recognizes intersectionality in social contexts and can explain those connections to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen closely to affected community members, providing accessible information to equip and educate and to help bring diverse communities of color into the policy conversation and advocacy.
  • Experience facilitating and engaging broad coalitions and working with diverse communities;
  • Experience managing the successful completion of projects or campaigns;
  • Excellent writing, research, and oral communication skills;
  • Self-initiated, motivated, and well-organized;
  • Proficiency in non-English languages spoken by Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, African, Caribbean, and Arab communities a plus;
  • Experience working with immigrant rights organizations and community-based groups in California preferred;
  • Experience with the California legislative process preferred;
  • Ability to travel on short notice is required;
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle or alternate transportation is required, as this position requires driving.

CIPC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. CIPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. 


Salary Range: $54,000 – $58,000 annually

Salary commensurate with experience. CIPC provides a comprehensive benefits package to its employees, including fully employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement contributions and paid parking. CIPC has a generous holiday and time off policy including flex time off after busy work periods and an annual winter recess during the last week of December.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in non-English languages spoken by Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, African, Caribbean, and Arab communities a plus

How to Apply

Position is open immediately until filled. Please send a compelling cover letter, resume, list of three references and a writing sample via e-mail with the subject line “Policy Coordinator – EJ” to the selection committee: hr@caimmigrant.org. Only applications that send the above 4 items will be considered. Please note that we will only be able to respond to short listed candidates.

Job posted: 2021-11-01