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This position will require community organizing and policy work in the home-county of the staffer, but will also touch, as needed, other counties including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Riverside. A major goal will be to expand and to increase member action and public support for campaign finance, media, redistricting, and electoral reform as well as other issues.


  • Organize members, allies, and educate the public and elected officials on issues.
  • Develop and write public outreach materials including fact-sheets, action alerts, presentations and online updates.
  • Must be able to recruit and coordinate leader-volunteers and plan regular member events throughout Southern California, especially in one’s home county.


Experience, education and are/technical proficiency:

  • Experience in community and political organizing or management of organizing strategy.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Commitment to racial equity
  • Strong technology skills with experience using MS Office and a membership database (CRM) such as VAN, Action Network, Nation Builder, or similar platform;
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and frequently changing priorities;
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with social media tools including Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter.
  • Must have own transportation and able to work some evenings and weekends

Ideally you’ll have:

  • Knowledge of political process, including understanding the connection between grassroots campaigns and the legislative process.
  • Ability to motivate and work with volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Community background and fluency in a second language used widely in California communities (e.g. Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc.)–strongly preferred.

You’ll strive if you are/have:

  • Familiarity with Common Cause issues including voting rights, redistricting, and campaign finance reform and strong commitment to the public interest;
  • Experience as a trainer


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.


Please submit Resume and Cover Letter (applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered) to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include – Organizer –  Southern California in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to respond as soon as possible.


$55,000 – $60,000, plus generous benefits package


Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country including California. more information can be found at: www.commoncause.org and for CCCA at www.commoncause.org/california/.

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.