Election Assistant IV

Exempt | Location: Civic Center

Hourly Salary


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Jun Abad

job description




Multiple Positions Available

Employment Type: As-Needed (0-39 hours/week), Exempt, Temporary  

SALARY: $24 an hour 


The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment works to promote more citizen participation in government and make government more responsive to local needs. The Neighborhood Councils make up a citywide system that include representatives of many diverse interests in communities and have an advisory role on issues of concern to the neighborhoods. 


The Neighborhood Council Inclusive Engagement Advocate works to support the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment (EmpowerLA) with awareness and engagement of the NC System and the NC elections. The ideal candidate for this role must be motivated to work with folks from a diverse set of backgrounds. We are looking for a passionate civic and community engagement team member committed to creating connections at the neighborhood level.


? Assist in building a base of civic-minded and underrepresented stakeholders to develop and support Neighborhood Councils

? Assist in the development of an outreach strategy for Neighborhood Council elections

? Identify and map key locations of neighborhood activity and places of high foot traffic for elections activities

? Build partnerships with community organizations to support mobilization efforts

? Maintain and develop Neighborhood Council outreach database (people, organizations,        community spaces)

? Other duties as assigned by Director of Awareness, Engagement, and Election Outreach

? Provide admin support for Field, Admin, and Digital Media Marketing staff


? Minimum of three years of community engagement and grassroots organizing

? Able to represent EmpowerLA at various community events, and meetings

? Passionate about working with people with diverse backgrounds

? Committed to social equity

? Experience working in low-income urban communities

? Utilize online organizing tools and social media

? Excellent verbal and written communication

? Must be computer literate with applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS Publisher, Google applications, and use of database software

? Bilingual- Fluent in English, Spanish, Chinese (Toisan, Cantonese, Mandarin), and Korean is highly desired

? Valid CA driver’s license and access to a car is a plus

HOURS: Inclusive Engagement Advocates are employed on an as-needed basis. Working hours will be scheduled to meet EmpowerLA goals which may include evenings and weekends as assigned. Inclusive Engagement Advocates will be limited to a maximum of 1,040 hours per service year. A service year begins on the start date of employment and on each anniversary date thereafter. There is no minimum guaranteed number of hours. The selected candidate(s) must be willing to work up to 39 hours per week, as required.

How to apply

Please send a resume and City Application to Personnel@empowerla.org.

Please use the following language in the subject line of your email, “Inclusive Engagement Advocate - Community Engagement.”

This opportunity will be open until a sufficient number of applications have been received. This opportunity may close at any time.

The selected candidate(s) must pass a physical exam administered by a City physician and will be subject to a background check, including fingerprinting. Upon hire, selected candidates must also show proof of identity and legal right to work in the United States.

This position is not permanent civil service employment. There are no medical, dental, or retirement benefits. The position qualifies for Compensated Personal Time Off benefits which may be accrued and used in accordance with the Los Angeles Administrative Code Section 4.110.1. Candidates who worked as part-time, exempt employees with the City of Los Angeles in the past 12 months may not be eligible to apply.

In accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, candidates must meet the minimum requirements 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: https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf