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8 Jun 2022

Full-Time Civic Engagement Coordinator

TheCenterPC – Posted by TheCenterPC San Diego, California, United States

Job Description


Established as a community non-profit in 1972, The Center provides targeted programs and services to the full diversity of the San Diego LGBTQ community. The mission of The Center is to enhance and sustain the health and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, nonbinary, immigrant, and HIV communities for the betterment of our entire San Diego region. Our vision is to create a Center and Center culture where every person feels and knows that they are welcomed, valued, and supported. A core value of The Center is that the health and wellness of our community cannot thrive without strong advocacy and community power.

As the beacon for our regional LGBTQ community, we actively recommit to being a more vibrant, bold, innovative, safe, and modern center each day than the day before. The Center is sex-positive and provides advocacy and critical health and social support services to support our community members through all stages of life, focusing on our deeply held values of equity, social justice, and client-centered, trauma-informed care. The Center currently has over 75 staff working at five facilities across San Diego County.

As a part of The Center’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees, clients, and community members, all employees must show proof of being immunized and boosted against the COVID-19 virus.

Under the direction of the Advocacy & Civic Engagement Manager, the Civic Engagement Coordinator joins The Center’s Engagement Team to perform various duties related to supporting, coordinating, and implementing The Center’s civic engagement, power-building, organizing, and advocacy efforts.

This position will work closely with the Chief Public Affairs & Civic Engagement Officer and Advocacy & Civic Engagement Manager to achieve short-term and long-term civic engagement, advocacy, and community engagement goals in alignment with the mission and vision of The Center.


  • Lead in the implementation of The Center’s civic engagement strategy for nonpartisan campaigns, including but not limited to elections, census, redistricting, and expanding voter empowerment;
  • Organize and mobilize the LGBTQ community to participate in various civic engagement efforts;
  • Represent The Center at the Engage San Diego table;
  • Work within Political Data Inc. (PDI) to manage, track and analyze voter data to inform campaign performance;
  • Using Center learned best practices, coordinate the development of organizing materials, including talking points;
  • Collaborate with the Communication’s team to ensure The Center’s civic engagement and organizing efforts are communicated through The Center’s social media platforms;
  • Produce post-campaign reports tracking work outcomes and political impact for multiple audiences;
  • Work in partnership with the Volunteer Manager to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to ensure overall goals are met, with active support and input from staff;


  • Education and/or Experience: Demonstrated experience leading electoral organizing campaigns, union, or community organizing experience; this position has no educational requirement.
  • The ideal candidate must be
    • team-orientated
    • self-motivated in seeking out and working with and in diverse communities
    • able to manage simultaneous projects and priorities
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and a strong ability to manage up and sideways.
  • Strong work ethic and personal commitment to excellence.
  • Commitment to social, racial, economic, environmental, and LGBTQ justice. Those with lived experience as a member of a historically under-served community (i.e., low income, communities of color, LGBTQ communities, immigrant communities, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Computer/Office Equipment Skills: Must be comfortable working in PC/Windows-based environments. Must have strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in English is required.
  • Schedule: Ability to work nights and weekends periodically.


  • Two years of the previous campaign, union, or community organizing experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience working in a non-profit setting or civic engagement, advocacy, direct service, social justice, LGBTQ, and/or HIV organizations strongly preferred.
  • Language Skills: Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Other Preferred Skills:
    • Experience with voter files, either Voter Activation Network (VAN) or Political Data Inc. (PDI)
    • Experience creating social media posts with Canva


  • Compensation: The hourly rate range for this position is $23.50 to $25.00/hr. and is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, regular, non-exempt position.
  • Benefits: The CENTER offers a robust benefits package, inclusive of Competitive Pay Scales, 401(k) Retirement Plan (with company match), Flex Time Opportunities, Full Medical, Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic Health Coverage, Out-of-Pocket Optional Coverage for Spouses, Domestic Partners, and Dependent Children, Full-time and Part-Time Schedules, Generous Vacation and Holiday Benefits, Professional Training & Development Experiences, Opportunities for Promotion & Advancement.

Please review the current job openings by clicking the button below. If you believe you possess the heart and skills for any of these (or any other) exciting job opportunities, we encourage you to apply. Instructions for how to apply are included in each job announcement. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The San Diego LGBTQ Community Center is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.”

How to Apply

You may send your cover letter and resume to:  Please include the job title, as the subject line: Civic Engagement Coordinator

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: $23.50 to $25.00/hr..

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