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Help protect low-income rural families through housing justice advocacy.


Job Title: Community Advocate

Location: Sacramento or Fresno Region

Position Start 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 Community Advocate will provide critical outreach and education to rural low-income homeowners throughout the Sacramento and Central Valleys on mortgage assistance, and other relevant safety-net resources. This position is supervised by the Director of Litigation.


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Conduct socially-distanced community outreach to low-income homeowners including door to door canvassing, and in public areas such as supermarkets and parks on information related to mortgage relief assistance.

    • Distribute outreach and educational materials produced by the state.

  • Track all outreach activities and events after each interaction.

  • Attend all grantor mandated trainings, and internal meetings with CRLAF.

  • Maintain and create relationships with state, local, low-income rural-serving, faith-based organizations and other local service providers



  • Fluency in Spanish or locally spoken indigenous language required.

  • 5+ years of community outreach, organizing, or equivalent experience required.

  • Ability to lift, move, and carry up to 50 pounds.



  • Demonstrated knowledge or interest in issues relating to low-income rural residents, immigrant, and farmworker communities.

  • Background or outreach work experience with community-based organizations in rural California, especially those involved with farmworkers.

  • Able to engage people from all backgrounds and have both patience and sensitivity in listening to farmworkers’ stories.

  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups.

  • Working knowledge of online interactive platforms, including but not limited to: WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Meets, Facebook, texting platforms and 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 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 hourly position is set to begin immediately; compensation is based on a public interest salary scale.

Application Information:

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to with “Community Advocate” 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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