APACE (501c4) and APACEvotes (501c3) are looking for an Executive Director who is passionate about social justice and expanding racial, economic and political equity in the democratic process. APACE is poised for the next level of organizational development with an entrepreneurial individual who will develop capacity and new tactics that transform mainstream organizing and expand representation of AAPIs in Washington. If building grassroots power in communities of color ignites you, you should apply!
While Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are among the fastest growing communities in our state, we do not have access to economic and political power that our numbers would indicate. AAPI communities must be brought into the political process, have access to decision making power, and ultimately champion progressive policies that make our daily lives better. We work to transform our democracy by empowering the diverse AAPI communities through civic engagement and political action. We increase access and participation in civic affairs so that we are well-educated on the issues, informed of the political process and mobilized to participate in our democracy.
The duties listed illustrate various types of work that may be performed but are not intended to be a final statement of work.
Coalition and Relationship Building – 10%
Attend coalition meetings and foster strong community partnerships
Manage external communications that includes an active engagement pipeline year-round for our volunteers, donors and voter targets.
Operations and Internal Infrastructure – 25%
Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of annual work plans
Develop standard operating procedures and policies
Manage staff and complete annual performance evaluations
Develop and oversee annual budgets and Board communication
Ensure that program activities operate within the defined Memorandum of Understanding between APACE & APACEvotes
Programs – 30 %
Provide strategic leadership, planning, execution and evaluation of campaigns, field and data programs
Supervise the recruitment, training and stewarding of volunteers and interns
Ensure all campaign and program activities align with APACE’s racial equity lens
Research and execute organizing strategies to reach diverse AAPI communities
Fundraising – 35%
Develop annual budget and fundraising plan in partnership with the two Boards of Directors
Prospect, cultivate and steward new individual donors, foundations, key stakeholders and funders
Manage existing grants and individual donor portfolios
Support events, research and write grant proposals
The Executive Director will report to APACE (501c4) and APACEvotes (501c3) Boards of Directors.
At least four years of non-profit or campaign experience
Two years experience of demonstrated success in grant writing/fund development
Prior experience organizing in immigrant, refugee and POC communities
Experience working with political candidates, policymakers and media
Deep knowledge of our communities as demonstrated by experience with legislative processes and public policy impacts on AAPI communities
Highly motivated, entrepreneurial self-starter
Strong commitment to racial equity and social justice
Flexibility to accommodate some evening and weekend work
Access to reliable and flexible transportation and Driver’s License
Relevant experience or four-year degree in a related field or
Bi-lingual skills in AAPI languages
Understanding IRS rules and management of 501(c3) and 501(c4) organizations
Understand and ability to manage fiscal sponsorship relationships
Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving and prioritization
Understand non-profit HR compliance standards and practices
Excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media tools, including Facebook and Twitter
Ability to work independently
Understanding of integrated civic engagement
Proficiency with voter data bases, including NRG VAN
Salary range is between $60,000-$75,000, full time exempt 40 hr/wk. Benefits include medical, dental retirement, and holiday, vacation and sick leave.
Send a cover letter and resume with three references to Akemi Matsumoto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your cover letter, please answer the following supplemental questions:
How has your personal and professional background prepared you for this position? Please highlight how you meet or exceed the qualifications and skills identified.
What does civic engagement mean to you?
What is your understanding of racial justice and what do you believe the role of AAPIs in advancing this work?
How did you hear about this position?
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will be conducted as applications arrive. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at APACE and APACEvotes, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Women and Persons of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
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