Raise awareness of farmworkers and immigrants’ rights while creating greater opportunities for rural justice!

Job Title: Communications Associate

Location: Sacramento Region

Position Start/End Date: Starts immediately

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF) seeks an organized, self-starter with a demonstrated commitment to social justice to work with our team. The Communications Associate will maintain consistent engagement with the larger community through CRLAF’s online platforms. This position will create easily replicable social media campaigns and models, and assist in putting together a sophisticated strategic communications plan. The Communications Associate will work in collaboration with CRLAF’s Development and Administrative Teams.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Regularly distribute outreach and educational materials (including posts, stories, and monthly newsletters) relevant to our work across CRLAF’s various social channels.

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends, and ensure progress on all platforms by using analytical tools such as Google Analytics.

  • Assist CRLAF’s departments organize and host virtual presentations as needed, including Zoom, Facebook and Instagram Live presentations.

  • Maintain relationships with state, local, farmworker-serving, faith-based organizations and other local service providers through our social media platforms.

  • Respond to and redirect client requests received through these platforms.

  • Attend all monthly Development and Administrative Team meetings.



  • Demonstrated knowledge, background, or interest in issues relating to rural, low-wage, agricultural workers and immigrants.

  • Ability to engage people from all backgrounds (clients, funders, and the general community), with both patience and sensitivity.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, eg: attention to detail, and comfortability speaking in front of the camera.

  • Locally spoken indigenous language preferred.



  • Fluency in Spanish.

  • 5+ years of social media management, campaign organization, or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency in computer software, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Adobe, MailChimp, texting platforms and other email systems.

Temporary COVID-19 Remote Work:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CRLAF team members are primarily working remotely and under detailed health and safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure. Though reopening our local offices is an evolving plan, we anticipate remaining mostly remote throughout much of 2022. All employees are expected to be available to travel to CRLAF offices and service locations as needed and in compliance with public health advisories.



This is a part-time contract position set to begin immediately. Compensation is based on a public interest salary scale.

Application Information:

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@crlaf.org. Please address cover letter to Rebekah Sophia and write “Communications Associate” in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We believe everyone has something important to contribute. Respecting individual differences is an integral part of our culture and we endeavor to make our differences work for us to achieve our mission.

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