Public Policy Organizer

Full time
Locationlacounty Calendar09/09/2019   Full time


The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) is a regional, membership organization promoting the production, preservation and management of homes affordable to low income people throughout the Southern California region.  Our roughly 500 organizational members are based primarily in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and include non-profit housing developers, private businesses, property management companies, government agencies and social service organizations.

In its policy work, SCANPH engages decision makers at the local, regional, state and federal level.   Our work includes advocating for and commenting on policy initiatives and regulatory rulings that impact our members’ ability to develop affordable housing.  It also includes conducting and presenting research that furthers affordable housing development throughout the region.  In some cases, SCANPH initiates and leads public policy campaigns designed to enhance our members’ work.  

Public Policy Organizer:

SCANPH is seeking to hire a Public Policy Organizer to assist in its policy work.  The Public Policy Organizer will report to the Policy Director.  The position is a full-time, exempt position. 

The Public Policy Organizer will assist with SCANPH’s traditional public policy work through organizing developer members to engage in advocacy, building leadership among residents of affordable developments and engaging them in advocacy, providing voter education and other strategies within SCANPH member affordable housing developments and bringing developers together with community, faith, business, labor and other housing organizations to push for larger public policy changes.


  • Develop relationships with member developers and involve them in building the power to increase the supply of affordable housing in Southern California.
  • Recruit members and partner organizations to participate in pushing for affordable housing development.
  • Help lead campaigns for ballot initiatives for affordable housing; conduct outreach to secure organizational endorsements; and engage members in voter mobilization.
  • Help formulate strategies and help run coalition meetings for policy campaigns.
  • Plan and mobilize for opportunities highlighting both the housing crisis and the successes of affordable housing developed by SCANPH members;
  • Recruit and work with committee of resident leaders to engage residents in advocacy.
  • Train resident leaders to tell their stories illustrating the difference affordable housing has made in their lives.
  • Design and implement a program to develop a culture of voting in affordable developments through a program of voter registration, education and mobilization of residents around ballot initiatives during elections.
  • Educate elected officials, other policy makers, and other interest groups about the need for, the benefits of, and what is needed to make possible affordable housing development.
  • Work with the Director of Public Affairs and Programs to plan and implement a communications strategy around campaign activities.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal presentations to a variety of individuals and organizations.
    • Two years’ experience organizing.
    • Ability to lead organized groups of members, lead delegations to policy makers and run membership and coalition meetings.
    • Understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of SCANPH.
    • Ability to work within a small staff and handle diverse duties.
    • Ability to communicate in Spanish a plus.
    • Familiarity with online tools for managing and organizing multifaceted groups and activities, as well as with communicating via social media.


Salary and benefits

Salary will be based on applicant qualifications.  Generous benefits package including healthcare and retirement included.

Employment Status:             Full Time


Preferred Start Date:             As soon as position is filled


Deadline to Apply:                September 20, 2019


To Apply:                               Please send a cover letter and resume for immediate consideration to:

                                                Frank Martinez at


Questions:                             Should be directed to

Please send a cover letter and resume for immediate consideration to: Frank Martinez at