Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen the political power of Hmong and disenfranchised communities through innovative civic engagement and strategic grassroots mobilization. HIP is based in Fresno and Sacramento, CA.


HIP seeks to hire a Sacramento Community Organizer to lead our civic engagement and community mobilization program. The organizer will work to build and expand our organizing and membership base, run meetings, and facilitate training sessions. In addition, they will implement educational campaign on social justice issues such as education, health, immigration, civil and human rights. Our goal is to create a culture of civic participation in low-income Southeast Asian communities as evidenced by a greater number of registered voters consistently and regularly voting during elections, and continuing to be stakeholders on public policy decisions. The position reports and works directly with the Organizing Director. Comprehensive specific volunteer recruitment/base-building training will be provided.


  1. Strategize, develop and implement programs related to HIP’s mission and values.

  2. Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, partners, and leaders.

  3. In coordination with the Organizing Director, supervise and implement outreach strategies in identified communities; including recruiting volunteers for outreach activities, voter education, candidate forums, phone banking, and nonpartisan GOTV (Get Out The Vote) neighborhood canvasses.

  4. Build coalitions among allies and historically disenfranchised constituencies to build broad regional support for HIP’s prioritized issues.

  5. Attend and represent HIP in coalitions and meetings as needed.

  6. Plan and develop strategies to recruit, engage, and maintain volunteers throughout the year.

  7. Identify, train and develop community members and leaders to take action effectively in the public institutions.

  8. In partnership with strategic community partners, participate in local, state and national policy campaigns.

  9. Coordinate and prepare materials for quarterly board meetings.


  • At least two years of community organizing or relevant experience working with young people and adults.

  • Experience recruiting and motivating large numbers of volunteers for phone banking and door-to-door canvassing.

  • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills.

  • Ability to connect, energize, inspire and move volunteers to action.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and follow-through.

  • Strong motivation and adaptability, including the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; think critically and quickly on their feet.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – ability to communicate complex ideas in a straightforward, culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

  • Commitment to the mission and principles of HIP and to social justice.

  • Familiarity and commitment to serving communities in the Greater Sacramento Region.

  • Fluent in English, bilingual/biliterate in Hmong or a Southeast Asian language preferred.

  • Experience working in Southeast Asian immigrant communities.

  • Capacity to think strategically and analytically about social, economic, cultural, and political issues affecting the community.

  • Familiarity with and understanding of social issues such as education, environmental health and economic disparities.

  • Ability to analyze policies and institutions.

  • Experience using PDI, VAN Five9 or CallFire a significant plus but not needed. Training will be provided.

  • Knowledge and expertise with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the assigned project region (infrequent overnight travel to Southern California, Bay Area and Central Valley); and able to work a flexible schedule (some evenings and weekends).

salary & benefits

1 FTE (40 hrs/week) Salary: $35,000 annually
Health, dental, vision coverage provided
* Applicants must be able to work some nights and weekends

How to apply

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to:
Cha Vang, cha.vang@hipcalifornia.com
Subject line: Sacramento Community Organizer - <Your Name>

Application Deadline

Monday, August 12, 2019 or until filled.

Start Date


Disclaimer: Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HIP complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HIP expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of HIP's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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Hmong Innovating Politics (HIP) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen the political power of Hmong and disenfranchised communities through innovative civic engagement and strategic grassroots mobilization. HIP is based in Sacramento, California. HIP is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, gay, lesbian, transgender and gender nonconforming persons are encouraged to apply.

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