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Communications Associate

Job Details

LA Office - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
$24.16 - $26.56 Hourly


We are looking for a Communications Associate to join our Communications team in Los Angeles!


We are the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.


We provide supportive services for individuals wanting to start the immigration process through Family-based immigration, Asylum, Temporary protected status, the Violence Against Women Act, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T-Visa and U-Visa. We also have free citizenship workshops and resources to help you on your naturalization journey.



  • The special opportunity to join a mission driven team
  • Flexible, hybrid work schedules
  • Rich medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Retirement options through 403B and match



You share our mission of advocacy for Asian Pacific Americans. You enjoy the thrill of serving the public interest while championing civil rights and social justice. You take pride in your work enriching lives and communities in Los Angeles and across the country. You are looking for your next role in an organization that supports your career as much as you support the organization and its goals. You are looking for a job where you make a difference, and your impact is directly proportional to your contribution. You are a game changer. You are a leader. You are an advocate.



  • Bachelor’s degree (or combination of education and relevant work experience)
  • Experience in communications, journalism, or related role
  • Valid driver’s license and/or access to alternative means of transportation




Under the guidance of the Communications Director, the Associate will contribute to the planning and execution of campaigns designed to advance the organization as a leader in Asian Pacific Islander (API) civil and legal rights which uplifts the API community and offers direct services to the most vulnerable limited-English-speaking members in Southern California. The Associate is a supportive team member in Communications who focuses on creative services by coordinating with freelance designers and agencies while also self-creating high quality materials and assisting in all aspects of media relations. The Associate will operate our email newsletter system and maintain all subscriber lists. The planning and use of our email newsletter system includes coordinating our e-news publishing calendar, drafting message text, creating visuals, and tracking analytics.


The Associate will also draft and review content to ensure strategic and consistent messaging within the editorial guidelines of the organization. These assets will be used for Public Relations (PR), development, programs, policy, and community outreach activities. The Associate will maintain and track core materials and visual assets for Communications, Development, and Community Engagement. The Associate will work closely with each of those units as a representative of the Communications team.


Your day-to-day responsibilities include:


40% Create and maintain visual assets.

  • Design, write, and maintain:
    • Materials such as flyers, brochures, ads, videos, presentations, invitations, etc.
    • Digital assets (videos, photos, graphics, and text) for social media channels, websites, email, text, etc.
    • Media relations/PR materials (i.e., press releases, advisories, fact sheets, etc.)
  • Coordinate with freelance designers/ agencies/ filmmakers and printers and serve as a main contact to execute orders for the organization.
  • Capture and maintain files of visual assets which also include final versions of all materials.


40% Execute email news/marketing, digital campaigns, and media relations.

  • Plan email news campaigns in conjunction with social media postings and website changes.
  • Serve as main point person for executing all mass e-blasts and subscriber communications regarding breaking news, event announcements and organization updates.
  • Maintain press contact lists and track earned media coverage.
  • Under the direction of the Communications Director and Communications Manager, handle follow up on announcements with select press contacts and handle story development for coverage.


20% Other Duties as Assigned

  • Execute campaigns in close collaboration with Community Engagement.
  • Serve as a secondary Communications representative with Development.
  • Take an active role in the organization’s press events, fundraisers, and community activities.
  • Create monthly Communications report for all staff
  • Assist Communications Director and any other duties as assigned.