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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

Director of Development



The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Associate Director to plan, supervise and execute all of CHIRLA’s development-related activities to sustain CHIRLA’s growing $9 million budget. As a seasoned and data-driven professional and a positive, open, and collaborative leader, the Development Director will lead and oversee special events, an extensive grants portfolio, and a donor relations program, while working closely with CHIRLA’s Executive Director, management team and the Development Department’s team of four. The successful candidate will respond to the needs of a fast-moving and dynamic organization like CHIRLA. This engaged, team-centered leader is expected to strategically direct annual giving, special events, donor engagement and stewardship, while also focusing on mid-level donor growth, retention, and continue to build upon the pipeline for both grant (public, private & corporate) and donor prospects.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:

Subject Line should read: Director of Development

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Regional Field Coordinator San Fernando Valley


The Regional Field Coordinator is responsible for reinforcing CHIRLA’s presence in the South Los Angeles area by establishing strong relationships with local partners in addition to providing community education to the community at-large, providing referrals to individuals and servicing CHIRLA dues-paying members, as appropriate. This Coordinator will encourage other partners, as well as individuals, to become active and dues-paying members of CHIRLA. This requires an individual who is able to think beyond the immediate service requested and connect a person’s need to long-term civic engagement.  Additionally, this position requires being able to engage individuals and groups, cope with stressful situations, and public speaking in a community-friendly manner.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to:
Subject Line should read: Regional Field Coordinator San Fernando Valley

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Senior Statewide Organizer


CHIRLA is seeking skilled community organizer who is committed to work with low-wage immigrant workers to advocate for quality jobs, respect and dignity in the areas of San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley and Central Valley. The Senior Organizer will be advancing CHIRLA’s immigration and economic justice campaigns and projects including immigrant women household workers.   The Senior Organizer will lead recruitment, leadership development, and help to develop campaigns in the aforementioned areas. The Senior Organizer will work to fulfill CHIRLA’s current plan to become a mass-membership base that builds and exercises immigrant power.  Priorities include continual dues-paying membership recruitment, face to face relational meeting, member engagement in CHIRLA campaigns, working with relevant coalitions and on-going leadership development. 

Candidates must be committed to advancing worker, and immigrant rights. Enjoy working in a fast-paced learning environment, and have a positive attitude.   Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be comfortable with recruiting dues-paying members to CHIRLA.

To apply, send résumé and cover letter to:

Subject Line should read; Senior Statewide Organizer

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The Paralegal will assist CHIRLA Staff Attorneys and DOJ Accredited Representatives provide affirmative immigration services, prepare in the representation of clients in deportation proceedings, and pursue community-based systemic reform and advocacy aimed at reforming unforgiving federal immigration laws.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to; jobs@chirla.or

Subject line should read; Main Office or Orange County Paralegal

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Staff Attorney


The Staff Attorney will provide affirmative immigration relief services; provide representation of clients in deportation proceedings and pursue community-based systemic reform and advocacy aimed at reforming unforgiving federal immigration laws.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to;

Subject line should read; Staff Attorney- Porterville Office

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