APACE and APACEvotes are looking for a Program Manager who is passionate about developing and implementing programs to expand racial, economic and political equity in the electoral process. The Program Manager will lead new tactics that transform mainstream organizing in order to expand the representation of AAPIs in our democracy. If making democracy work motivates you, then you should apply!
While Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are among the fastest growing communities in our state, we lack access to the economic and political power other communities have. Our diverse AAPI communities are disproportionately impacted by poverty, racial inequity, declining health outcomes, low graduation rates and limited job security. These inequities are multiplied by low rates of AAPI political and civic engagement that further limit our influence on the policy solutions to these problems.
APACE believes AAPI communities must be brought into the political process in order to have access to decision-making power so that we can champion policies that will elevate the well-being of our entire region.
We increase access and participation by registering, educating and protecting AAPI voters, and strive to create an active and powerful AAPI community that is 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. Manager works under direction of APACE ED.
Manage the annual work plans for APACEvotes and APACE;
Manage program budgets with the help of the board Treasurers.
Manage campaign staff, interns and volunteers;
Implement community outreach and engagement efforts;
Track all activities and compile an annual report for our constituencies and funders;
Community Organizing and Civic Engagement
Manage multi-lingual voter education campaigns and advocacy efforts;
Utilize the Voter Action Network (VAN) database to segment targets, cut turf, track and evaluate voter data
Work with ethnic media outlets and various vendors on media production and purchases;
Manage and evaluate various community outreach strategies in the AAPI communities;
Mobilize community members and allies to advocate on issues;
Work closely with other civic organizations and groups to advocate for AAPI voter education and protection and increase AAPI voter registration and GOTV initiatives;
Manage the organizational database, build and maintain various volunteer lists;
Expand community support through recruiting, training, and supporting a community of volunteers;
Implement community outreach and brand marketing strategies to increase the visibility of APACEvotes and APACE
APACE (501c4) Only – Political and Legislative Engagement:
Work directly with political candidates through the APACE’s endorsement process;
Work directly with policymakers to push APACE legislative priorities;
Work effectively with coalitions on community, policy and political tables;
Manage candidate field operations, from canvasses to phone banks and social media component of campaigns
At least two years of non-profit or campaign experience
Prior experience organizing in communities of color and immigrant and refugee communities
A highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently
Keen strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities
Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills
Flexibility to accommodate some evenings and weekends
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media tools
Access to reliable and flexible transportation and Driver’s License
Experience working with political candidates, policymakers, and media
Familiarity with the legislative process and how public policy impacts AAPI communities
Strong commitment to social justice and a safe and equitable work place.
Four-year degree in a related field or relevant experience
Bi-lingual skills in AAPI languages
Proficiency with Voter databases
Salary range between $45,000 and $55,000, Full time exempt 40hr/wk. Benefits include medical, dental and retirement, holiday, vacation and sick leave.
Deadline: Position Open Until Filled
Send a cover letter and resume with three references to Akemi Matsumoto at email@example.com
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.
What does civic engagement mean to you?
What is your understanding of racial justice and what do you believe the role is of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in advancing this work?