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Turn your passion for the social justice into a career! As a multiethnic 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.
CHIRLA is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all Federal, State, and Los Angeles City equal employment opportunity laws. CHIRLA does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of alienage or citizenship status, race, creed, color, religious, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Current Openings

Statewide Organizer (CDN)

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Statewide Organizer (CDN)

SALARY: $15.00 – Hourly

STATUS: Non-Exempt Regular Full-Time Employee

REPORTS TO: Director of Organizing

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (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, advocacy around issues affecting immigrants and refugees, community education, service provision, and organizing and leadership development.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

CHIRLA is seeking an experienced youth organizer who will organize CHIRLA’s College youth network. The CDN Organizer will be responsible to coordinate the CDN member campuses by conducting direct outreach and recruitment of youth members. Duties include the growth of a leadership development program, as well as the development and implementation of statewide campaigns. The Organizer will be a member of the organizing team, who together will advance the broader leadership development of committee members, as well as integration of grassroots members into CHIRLA’s broader mission for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Immigration Reform

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizing and Education (50%)

  • Develop and implement Outreach and Recruitment plan for college campus AB 540 and immigrant student clubs into the California Dream Network (CDN);
  • Develop and implementation leadership development program for CDN Members;
  • Facilitate communication between campus organizations;
  • Develop and disseminate immigrant rights materials as they pertain to youth;
  • Convene and facilitate CDN Steering Committee meetings;
  • Conduct presentations to community at large concerning current CHIRLA campaigns.

Campaign Coordination (25%)

  • Lead year-long Campaign Development and Implementation for immigrant youth’s access to health care (“Eco Media” Grant);
  • Conduct necessary research for Network and/or CHIRLA campaigns;
  • In conjunction with Communications Director and E-Advocate, develop and implement media strategies around campaigns; manage media inquiries around immigrant youth issues;
  • Assist in development and implementation of mobilization for electoral work (during election cycles).
  • Works closely with the Director of Policy and Advocacy Director and Director of Organizing to determine policy priorities for the CDN and CHIRLA at large.

Coalition Building (15%)

  • Identify any new coalition partners for the Network, recommending strategic areas of work and facilitating direct relationships with individual campuses where necessary;
  • Provide training to ally and/or emerging organizations on student organizing strategies and tactics.
  • Represent CHIRLA with local/regional or national organizations or coalitions as assigned.

Project Oversight, Planning and Reporting (5%)

  • Incorporate member feedback into planning and evaluation at all levels.
  • Turn in yearly work plans with goals and key priorities for respective Committee.
  • Submit quarterly written report on activities and progress on goals.
  • Participate and provide some leadership in overall Organizing Team Planning, goal setting, and evaluation.

Administrative Duties (5%)

  • Participate in and report at general staff and organizing team meetings.
  • Participating and/or taking leadership in CHIRLA fundraising activities.
  • Turn in weekly online reports and plans.

Qualification and Skills

  • Minimum two years community or student organizing experience;
  • Experience in campaign development and implementation;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is necessary;
  • Computer literacy: word processing, internet navigation, and other work-related applications;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to immigrant and worker rights and CHIRLA mission;
  • Must have a reliable car and valid driver’s license;
  • Must be flexible and willing to work early morning, evening, and weekend hours;
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;       
  • Ability to problem solve and work well under pressure.

 

To apply, send résumé and cover letter to: jobs@chirla.org

To apply by standard 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

Membership Manager

JOB ANNOUCEMET

POSITION: Membership Manager

SALARY: $45,000 – $50,000, Based on experience

CLOSING DATE OF THIS POSITION: Open until filled

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (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.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

CHIRLA is looking for a Membership Manager who will coordinate existing programs and benefits with member’s needs. Marketing appeal and communications should be the primary functions in order to acquire, retain and increase membership and giving. Manager will conduct periodic member interviews to determine what products and services CHIRLA’s members most want and need, as well as frequency of usage.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strategies to increase membership;
  • Develop acquisition, renewal, and upgrade program strategies;
  • Develop at least three activities for the membership during the year;
  • Write a membership article for each newsletter;
  • Write membership appeal, renewal, and upgrade letters;
  • Supervise membership database data entry standards;
  • Work with the Development Director to find sponsorships for membership activities and needs;
  • Regularly evaluate membership benefits and value;
  • Work with Finance department to ensure financial tracking of membership;
  • Coordinate, manage, track, and evaluate all membership and renewal activities including new member, renewal, and potential member mailings;
  • Write grants in conjunction with the development team as necessary for the membership program;
  • Regularly evaluate the quality of service delivered to members through annual surveys, regular feedback mechanisms, and observation;
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts to membership with Development Director;
  • Design membership materials including brochures, flyers, social media messaging and other marketing materials;
  • Act as a membership spokesperson for the organization;
  • Generate membership communications mailing lists;
  • Coordinate membership bulk mailings;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports;
  • Prepare grant reporting as necessary;
  • Staff the volunteer membership committee;
  • Develop services needed by members;
  • Develop the membership budget.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in marketing, communications or Development;
  • Ability to develop and analyze membership numbers and reports;
  • Ability to budget;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Proficient in basic software programs: MS Word, Excel, Outlook;
  • Proficiency with a CRM/ database management including SalesForce;
  • Five years of membership or related experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Experience working with direct mail vendors, prospect list trading and renting
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required;
  • Experience working within a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment;
  • Experience with program management and leadership;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team;

To apply, send résumé and cover letter to: jobs@chirla.org

To apply by standard mail send materials to:

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
Attn: Human Resources
2533 W. 3rd St., Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057

 

Comptroller

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

SALARY: $50,000 -- $55,000 w/benefits

REPORTS TO: Associate Director

CLOSING DATE OF THIS POSITION: Open Until Filled

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, advocacy around issues affecting immigrants and refugees, community education, service provision, and organizing and leadership development.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Comptroller reports directly to the Associate Director. This position will work closely with the Associate Director and the Development Director. This position oversees all aspects of an organization’s accounting function. The Comptroller will be responsible for planning and directing ledger accounts, financial statements, and cost control system and strengthen the process and implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to ten years. The Comptroller will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined financial systems, including financial, accounting, auditing, and budgeting and systems infrastructure. The Comptroller will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation and professional development initiatives as well as planning for CHIRLA’s expansion. The Comptroller will interact with all Directors, provide, and lead in the budgeting process and consultation on finance development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential duties include but not limited, to the following: Accounting and Financial Management:

  1. Accounting Record Keeping
    • Strengthen bookkeeping practices, systems, and infrastructure needs;
    • Daily management of accounts payable, cash disbursements, cash receipts, accounts receivable, etc.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reporting materials for CHIRLA’s management team and Board of Directors.
    • Provide timely budgets and financial expense reports for any active grants.
    • Oversee and direct organizational and programmatic budgeting and expense reporting.
    • Prepare audit schedules and coordinate all annual audit and tax filing activities.
    • Develop and manage Financial Forecasting and Investment plans for new resource generation.
    • Assist with preparation of reports for the annual financial audit;
    • Other duties as assigned.
  1. Project Budget Management
    • In collaboration with Directors, prepare budgets;
    • Prepare analytical and monthly financial reports for assigned projects;
    • Monitor and analyze project finances and budget activities;
    • Conduct monthly reviews of activities with project directors.
  1. Grants and Fund Management
    • In collaboration with Directors, prepare grant budgets and financial reports
    • As needed develop reporting templates and provide analytical reports
    • Coordinate, track and reconcile revenue activity, including grants and individual giving on monthly basis;
    • Ensure the appropriate allocation of grants and cash receipts;
    • Manage grants related issues ensuring timely resolution. Provide timely escalation of important issues to the Associate Director.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Business, Management, Accounting, or similar subject; CPA preferred
  • Minimum five years’ experience in financial nonprofit management, and/or grant management or budgeting;
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of computers and accounting software such as QuickBooks, Salesforce and Strong Excel skills with examples of building informative financial health reports;
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure;
  • Demonstrated attention to the detail and accuracy;
  • Collaborative and entrepreneurial approach to problem solving;
  • Proactive nature in using technology and systems to maximize efficiencies with tasks;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, staff and vendors;
  • Ability to teach finance management skills is a plus;
  • Knowledge of financial principles and practices in non-profit organizations, including 501© (3) and 501 © (4) activity;
  • Commitment to CHIRLA’s mission of empowering low-income community groups.

 

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

Subject Line should read: Comptroller

To apply by standard 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