About APIAVote

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is the preeminent national nonpartisan nonprofit that promotes civic participation in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities through engagement, education, and partnerships. Since 2007, APIAVote has fostered a culture of democratic participation within AAPI communities, resulting in the highest-ever voter turnout (60%) in the 2020 presidential elections and continued growth in the 2022 midterm elections.

APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative; one where Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. APIAVote operates under three distinct values:

  • We believe in democracy and the democratic process.
  • We believe in full civic participation and access for all Asians and Pacific Islander Americans.
  • We believe that communities best represent themselves.

Work Environment

  • You believe in community building and the value of civic engagement
  • You like a collaborative work environment, but can also effectively work independently day-to-day
  • You can plan and manage complex projects in a high-performance environment
  • You are mission driven with a commitment to public service

Application Process

Please email your resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references as an attachment to an email with a short explanation of why you are a good fit for the position you are seeking to fill to jobs@apiavote.org.

APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. For more information on APIAVote, please go to www.APIAVote.org.

 

Program Associate, Youth Engagement and Field

APIAVote seeks an experienced community organizer to fill its Program Associate, Youth Engagement and Field role. Qualified applicants will need to work collaboratively to implement effective leadership training, organizing, and civic engagement programming targeting Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) students and their networks, and assist with the implementation of the national field program. This is a full time exempt salaried position with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

LOCATION: Either be living in the DMV area or willing to move to Washington, D.C.

REPORTS TO: National Field Director

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled

SALARY: $54,334.00 – $ 59,887.00

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the National Field Director and Executive Director to implement and scale APIAVote’s four part Youth Engagement Program:
    • Actively recruit students and campus organizations;
    • Conduct in-person regional leadership and organizing training; 
    • Develop opportunities for students to connect with and engage in the broader political, policy, and organizing ecosystem at the federal and state levels; and
    • Coordinate a national youth focused civic engagement program. 
  • Oversee the operations of APIAVote’s internship program and other student engagement programs that feed into the broader political, policy, and organizing pipeline at the federal and state levels.
  • Support APIAVote’s National Field programs including the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership trainings, fundraising events and other programs.
  • Serve as primary lead APIAVote representative in coalitions such as Students Learn Students Vote Coalition (SLSV).

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience in youth organizing and student leadership development;
  • Preferred: 2 years of experience in AAPI student/community organizing strategy and tactics, preferably in non-partisan issue based organizing and grassroots activism;
  • Experience working with the AAPI student led and serving organizations on college/university campuses, and a familiarity of national AAPI student conferences and coalitions like ECAASU, MAASU, and MAASU; 
  • Strong public speaking skills;
  • Experience in community and coalition building;
  • Solid understanding of and experience with social media and digital campaigns;
  • Ability to tap into your own personal base and network, as well as quickly develop new ones for APIAVote’s programs;
  • Organized workstyle with strong administrative and communications skills; 
  • Experience developing and editing high-quality written materials and presentations, including fact sheets, talking points, statements, etc.;
  • Committed to the mission and goals of APIAVote, and actively practices inclusion and understanding the diverse needs of the AAPI community.