Position: Coalition Coordinator (Part-time Consultant)
Fiscal Agency: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Compensation: $100 per hour
Hours: Part-Time, up to 20 hours/month but can vary
Employment Period: Two years with possibility of longer dependent on funding
Location: Remote, operating on Pacific Standard Time
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, and open until filled
Posting: February 2024

About the California Local Voting Coalition
The California Local Voting Coalition was formed in April 2023, as an increasing number of localities throughout the state advanced efforts to expand enfranchisement to immigrant voters. Coalition partners include: Chinese for Affirmative Action (fiscal agency) (San Francisco), VietRISE (Santa Ana), the Harbor Institute for Immigrant and Economic Justice (Santa Ana), SIREN (San Jose), the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (National), Uniting Parents of Pasadena (Pasadena), GO Public Schools (Oakland), and Amigos de Guadalupe (San Jose). The coalition’s mission is to support local efforts to end the political exclusion of 15.1% of California voting age residents because of their federal immigration status and advocate to expand voting rights to all people, regardless of such status, statewide. We believe that people should not be excluded from participating in decisions about where they live just because of where they were born. We envision every member of a community having a voice in making decisions that will affect them. Having more people participate in our democracy makes communities stronger, better, and more likely to reflect the needs and values of the people living in them.

The California Local Voting Coalition is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). For more information on CAA, please see below.

Position Overview
The California Local Voting Coalition is seeking a part-time consultant coordinator to support the coalition partners in advancing our mission. This is an opportunity to work with immigrant rights groups across the state with varying sector expertise. The mission of the coalition is advanced through regular meetings and specific projects that focus on the local, with statewide impact.

The coordinator’s responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

  • Coordinating specific coalition projects such as:
    • Drafting model language for immigrant voting policy
    • Developing a Toolkit
    • Organizing funder briefings/engagement
  • Outreaching to potential coalition members and organizations/actors in cities where they might be considering immigrant voting
    • Tracking progress and reporting on grant deliverables
  • Coordinating and facilitating regular meetings
    • Preparing agendas
    • Sending email reminders
  • Facilitating subcommittee meetings
  • Supporting the Coalition to establish stronger infrastructure
  • Organizing quarterly check-in with partners
  • Managing coalition partner organizations towards successfully meeting coalition and funder goals.

The consultant reports to a supervisory team comprised of the Harbor Institute, VietRISE, and CAA, and is expected to work 20 hours/month on Pacific Standard Time, for up to 2 years, beginning March 2024. The position is mostly remote although there may be opportunities for some travel to meet with partners depending on where the consultant is located.


  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the California Local Voting
  • Coalition including a commitment to immigrant rights, democracy, civic engagement, and grassroots organizing
  • **Experience with facilitating coalitions, initiatives, or large groups
  • Familiar with the process of state and local policymaking, grassroots organizing, campaigns/campaign organizing, and statewide coalition building
  • Experienced in managing and coordinating coalitions, including developing and implementing decision making roles and processes, conflict resolution, and leading with an equity mindset
  • Comfortable with fluid and fast-paced environments
  • Open to direction, learning, and feedback
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Respectful and communicative with colleagues and coalition partners
  • Willing to pitch in, from bringing your ideas and judgment to the table to rolling up your sleeves to get the work done

To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “California Local Voting Consultant.” In your cover letter, please include 1) your interest in the position; 2) relevant experience; and 3) your earliest start date and the weeks you are available. Include a sample of an agenda you have written, either in Word Doc or Slidedeck format, and two to three references.

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP, as applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

CAA is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

About CAA
Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice.

At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths. Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs.

In 2020, CAA was one of the founding organizations of Stop AAPI Hate (SAH), a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). SAH strives to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.