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Lead Organizer


The Office of Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez is seeking a thoughtful, hard-working, and compassionate team member to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment as a Lead Organizer. The ideal candidate should be fully committed to the project of building power for working families in Council District 13 (CD13) and across the City and should demonstrate a commitment to racial and economic justice and have some experience with public policy.

To apply, upload a resume and brief cover letter to


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Creating and executing an organizing program from the ground-up for the Council Office that engages CD13 neighborhood leaders, activists and volunteers.
  • Building the Council Office’s organizing and community engagement capacity. This includes developing and carrying out training for staff.
  • Developing and leading organizing efforts in support of the Office’s policy priorities and of key issues identified by constituents.
  • Developing and leading volunteer mobilizations, including canvassing teams that conduct outreach to CD13 residents.
  • Proactively engaging with constituents, community groups, and other stakeholders, to identify key concerns and connect them with services available to address those concerns.
  • Facilitating community events, and representing the office at such events.
  • Recruiting volunteers through direct outreach in the field and through outreach to the volunteer database.
  • Establishing and convening regular meetings of representative committees of CD13 constituents, volunteers and leaders who can work together to advance key projects in the district.
  • Working collaboratively with other Council Office teams.

The ideal candidate:

  • Must be self motivated and able to work independently to create and execute an organizing program
  • Has 2+ years of experience leading organizing campaigns and applying and training others on all facets of organizing
  • Has 1-2 years of direct supervision experience.
  • Has an understanding of Los Angeles, Council District 13, and the long-standing challenges and needs facing working families and underserved communities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with community stakeholders from all backgrounds and neighborhoods in the district.
  • Is fluent in reading and writing in Spanish.


The position is full-time and exempt from Civil Service. Salary range is $71,000 - $85,000 based on experience, and includes excellent benefits. To apply, upload your resume and brief cover letter to


In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirement of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an exemption and report their vaccination status prior to being hired by the hiring City department. The ordinance is available at


The City of Los Angeles values diversity, equity and inclusion in its workforce. We encourage any and all qualified individuals to apply, regardless of their racial or ethnic background, sex, gender identity or any other protected background.