Los Angeles Director - Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment


The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment is California’s largest organization of grassroots community members taking collective action to fight for excellent public services, thriving communities, and access to good jobs. As an organization that operates locally and statewide, we believe in the power of communities to change their own realities and lift up the voices and ideas of those directly impacted by the decisions made in the halls of power be they corporate boardrooms or legislative chambers.

ACCE organizes in low and moderate-income communities of color and focuses on the following elements of empowerment:

  • Base building in marginalized communities

  • Developing democratic community based organizational structures to ensure inclusive and representative decision making

  • Deep leadership development and spokesperson training for affected community residents

  • Sophisticated political education and current analysis (to inform campaign strategy) on pressing issues including housing and gentrification, equitable development and infrastructure investment, health care, education, progressive revenue generation, and worker rights/benefits. In addition, we focus on understanding the intersections between the ECONOMIC AND RACIALimplications of those issues.

  • Strong corporate and policy campaign fights with an emphasis on reshaping the relationship between corporations & the finance sector and communities/institutions/municipalities.

  • Integrated Civic Engagement programs that connect issues to voters on and off election cycles. 

  • Strategic relationships at the local and statewide level that leverage the strengths of partners to at the local and statewide level that leverage the strengths of partners to win more impactful and and broad community solutions.

Key Qualifications


  • Significant responsibility in large scale campaigns (city level or larger), including a demonstrated understanding of high level power analysis, ability to develop strategic plans, subsequent implementation, and ongoing evaluation.

  • Relevant experience in raising and managing a project or program budget

  • Experience working with coalitions


  • 5 years of experience managing a team in an organizing program or project

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office, and data management

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work well with others and apply problem solving skills

  • Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruiting, managing, and developing staff

  • Working with the executive and development/operations staff to raise and manage the office budget

  • Development of a strategic plan in consultation with local office staff and members

  • Implementing and managing programs and campaigns

  • Accountable to Member Leadership committee through a regular goal setting and evaluation process

  • Developing relationships with organizations working within prioritized issue areas.


ACCE has a generous benefits package that includes fully covered health care, dental, and life insurance, as well as flex spending accounts, a 401K employer match.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred but not required.