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Policy Advocate

Job Details

Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
Full Time
$25.67 - $32.07 Hourly


We are looking for an experienced Policy Advocate to join our team in Sacramento, CA!


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.


  • 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.



  • Minimum associate degree, Bachelor’s in a related field strongly preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working on legislative policy advocacy
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with decision makers, community partners, and diverse stakeholders 
  • Bilingual / biliterate in at least one Asian or Pacific Islander language (Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer, Samoan, Tongan or others) preferred 
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license and/or access to alternative means of transportation


The Policy Advocate is responsible for advancing the advocacy efforts of Advancing Justice Southern California. Utilizing a strong understanding and development of regional and statewide relationships and landscapes, this position will identify opportunities to uplift key issues of concern with state legislative staff and administrative policy makers in order to shape policies that positively impact the AANHPI communities.

Your day-to-day typically includes:

60% Major Responsibilities

  • Design, plan, and implement comprehensive policy strategies aligned with organizational priorities and goals
  • Develop, plan and execute legislative organizing activities such as advocacy visits, legislative campaign events
  • Represent AJSOCAL in committee hearings and meetings
  • Monitor, track and provide recommendation on legislation and budget proposals pertain to issue areas aligned with AJSOCAL priorities, as well as drafting position letters
  • Development and maintenance of strong regional relationships with the Capitol community, coalitions, community-based organizations, leaders, elected officials, and their staff
  • Provide strategic guidance and tools to AJSOCAL staff and community partners, including policy analysis, power-mapping, and decision-making

30% Policy Support

  • Maintain strong relationships and communication with LA, OC, and Sacramento staff with key focus on advancing the organization's legislative and budget agenda
  • Serve as an ambassador of AJSOCAL’s mission, policy, and advocacy priorities in Sacramento

10% All other duties as assigned