The Office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin is seeking a creative, smart, and passionate candidate with experience in community relations to fill a field deputy position to oversee community outreach efforts district-wide as well as serving the Brentwood and Pacific Palisades neighborhoods. We’re looking for a dedicated individual who loves working with the community and is driven to do great things for local neighborhoods. We need someone who is a community organizer, politically-savvy, a good problem-solver, and an excellent communicator. We want the person who is ready and eager to join a very busy, hard-working team focused on moving Los Angeles forward, doing good, and getting things done.
A City Council field deputy represents the Councilmember in neighborhoods within the district, providing direct assistance to constituents, businesses, homeowners and tenant associations, and neighborhood councils. Field deputies also serve as liaisons between constituents and city departments for various policies and projects and are charged with engaging and mobilizing constituents in their neighborhoods. They are project managers and handle many issues and stakeholders at one time.
The ideal candidate should have experience with public speaking, knowledge of or background in government, demonstrated an excellent ability to communicate in writing, be detailed-oriented and a self-starter, have good judgment, and a strong ability to achieve established goals. The ideal candidate will have done some of the following:
- Worked with neighborhood stakeholders to help build consensus around a project or issue, where there were a variety of differing opinions.
- Worked as a community organizer with responsibility for building grassroots support for an initiative, project, or campaign.
- Represented an elected official, political candidate, or community organization to a group of community stakeholders, where it was her/his responsibility to effectively communicate a public narrative.
- Successfully assisted a member of the community by engaging a government agency to help solve a complex problem.
- Successfully delivered a project in a challenging setting, with many stakeholders, from start to completion.
- Written a comprehensive briefing memo for a public official analyzing background, issues, stakeholder opinions, political implications, and making recommendations or developing a plan for action, including developing talking points.
Main duties include, but are not limited to:
- Attending meetings of local government and community groups, speaking on behalf of the Councilmember, and reporting back with recommendations for action on issues of importance to the district.
- Tracking district priorities as identified by the Councilmember, recommending strategies for achieving those priorities, and executing a plan.
- Identifying, planning, and coordinating community events for the Councilmember, including advancing the event site and writing event memorandums, talking points, and preparing background information.
- Maintaining awareness and involvement in district affairs and issues, reporting to the Councilmember and other staff as appropriate.
- Interacting productively with people of diverse backgrounds and situations.
- Community organizing, engaging and mobilizing constituents in the 11th District neighborhoods.
The selected candidate must be willing to work non-standard hours as needed, including evenings and weekends, and perform tasks outside of his or her primary work assignments as necessary.
The position is full-time, exempt from civil service, and available immediately. Compensation based on experience. Excellent benefit package.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Arianne Garcia via email to [email protected]