Electoral & Membership Field Organizer

Job Announcement




POSITION: Electoral & Membership Field Organizer
SALARY: Based on experience
TYPE: Regular Full-time
REPORTS TO: Director of Civic Engagement

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to advance the human and civil rights of immigrants and refugees in Los Angeles. As a multi-ethnic coalition of community organizations and individuals, CHIRLA aims to foster greater understanding of issues that affect immigrant communities, provide a neutral forum for discussion, and unite immigrant groups to more effectively advocate for positive change. CHIRLA’s programs include coalition-building and convening of organizations, advocacy around issues affecting immigrants and refugees, community education, service provision and technical assistance, and organizing and leadership development for immigrant workers and youth.


The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is seeking motivated individuals to help execute the 2016 Civic Engagement work across the state. The Electoral & Membership Organizer will be in charge of managing five different regions where CHIRLA is making a strong push to the Latino and immigrant community to get out and vote. The field director is in charge of making sure the campaign gets its message out through direct voter contact. Their main responsibility is to execute a comprehensive plan that includes door knocking and some phone banking in order to ID voters and persuade them about getting out to vote. They may also coordinate voter registration efforts. The field director needs to be highly organized, energetic, capable of motivating and managing staff and volunteers and able to manage large quantities of data In addition to election work, the hire will be in charge of leading a membership field campaign to help the organization reach it’s due-paying member yearly goals. The membership field campaign will require creativity, membership retention and engagement into other departments, and pivoting strategies as necessary.


  • Oversee that fellows in each region are delivering their set goals;
  • Provide skills and instructions to fellows for proper and successful volunteer recruitment;
  • Deliver campaign message through voter contact program;
  • Oversee the implementation of campaign plan by fellows and volunteers;
  • Report daily and weekly tallies on total volunteers, voters called, reached, and identified as supporters in both phoning and canvassing activities;
  • Oversees and manage membership card printing and mailing;
  • Lead strategy and execution of membership renewal;
  • Work with Data & Call Center Manager to ensure accurate and current record keeping for all member data;
  • Lead initial strategy for new member follow up
  • Participate in daily debriefs and reporting around messaging, evaluation, and progress to date;
  • Turn in time-sheets and other administrative materials according to deadlines assigned;

Other duties and responsibilities as necessary.



  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Minimum of two electoral election cycles
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Salesforce, Microsoft Word and Excel, PDI, VAN and other databases, and willingness to learn other needed computer programs.
  • Must have a reliable car and driver license
  • Flexibility to travel and have in person check ins with fellows, members, and volunteers
  • Knowledge of and commitment to immigrant and worker rights and CHIRLA mission
  • Energy and enthusiasm on CHIRLA’s values based electoral campaign
  • Attend mandatory trainings as needed
  • Ability to have positive working relationship with CHIRLA staff, members and allies


To apply, send resume and cover letter to: jobs@chirla.org or to dcolin@chirla.org

Subject Line should read: CHIRLA Electoral & Membership Field Organizer

To apply by mail send materials to: Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Attn: Human Resources
2533 W. 3rd St., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90057
To apply by fax send materials to: Fax: (213) 353-1344


CHIRLA is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals