Deputy Director

  • Multiplier
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full Time Communications Nonprofit Program Management Strategy

Job Description

The Organization:

Azul is a Latinx led and serving environmental justice organization focused on ocean stewardship. We are small, nimble, and extremely mighty. Founded in 2011, Azul has been instrumental in the CA plastic bag ban, shark fin ban, and in expanding access to the state’s coasts. Our work is rooted and guided by equity, social justice, and intersectionality. For more information, check out  

 Azul is fiscally sponsored by Multiplier and is headquartered in San Francisco. This is a remote position located in Los Angeles (with access to a co-working space).

The Position:

We are a fast growing non-profit organization and we are looking for a full-time Deputy Director, who will report to the Founder/Executive Director. The Deputy Director will be responsible for amplifying Azul’s presence in Southern California and for engaging advocates across the state. This multi-faceted candidate’s key responsibilities will be community engagement, coalition work with allies, media outreach, digital communications, fundraising, program development in the Southern California region and other duties as assigned. The Deputy Director will represent Azul at various meetings and events to enhance the organization’s profile. This is a newly created position and we are poised to hire immediately.

The Ideal Candidate:

You have an entrepreneurial spirit, can work independently but are also collaborative and deft when building coalitions. You are an energetic self-starter with a proven ability to assess situations and effectively implement the strategic vision of Azul’s mission. You are skilled and confident in communications with a solid reputation for comprehensively building brand visibility and a strong background with engagement and outreach. You are also technically savvy and comfortable working across a full range of communication and outreach tasks from strategic planning to media relations.  You are an exceptional communicator, skilled multi-tasker, and a creative problem solver.

 Required qualifications / skills:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of environmental justice
  • Minimum of 5-8 year’s experience working in nonprofit sector OR similar grassroots organizing work (Social Justice or Environmental Justice fields preferred)
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish / English) fluency highly preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, and maintain attention to detail
  • Attention to cultural competence in all manner of community engagement.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel as required.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies, tactics, and strategies

Preferred qualifications / skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years in Program Management
  • Deep community connections in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Logistics or event planning experience
  • Two years’ experience in digital organizing, marketing or online advocacy, including the use of social media, email, and SMS tools and familiarity with CRM platforms.

To apply:

Please submit the following to

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • List of personal and professional references with contact information
  • Writing samples if available 

Materials should be sent in PDF format and titled as follows:

Cover letter [last name], Resume [last name], References [last name].

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, first screening will start on October 15th.

We value and promote diversity in the workplace and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high Priority. We strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree


Salary and benefits: Salary is $70,000 - $75,000 per year, commensurate with experience Health, dental and vision insurance. Retirement plan with employer match. Generous vacation and leave policy.