Every year, the United States recognizes the rich histories and cultures of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to commemorate the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843. As part of the recognition, lawmakers officially designated May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month.
This month-long celebration invites us all to recognize the achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), as well as offer allyship to the AAPI community whenever possible.
There are countless organizations across the social-impact sector that support this work through year-round action, from nurturing Asian American entrepreneurship to leading mentorship programs for immigrant youth. Here, we’ve rounded up eight organizations that have recently posted roles on Idealist.
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Washington, DC
This nonprofit organization is the first and only national organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) workers. The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance is dedicated to advancing worker, immigrant, and civil rights. They are currently hiring an Interim Executive Director for a hybrid position.
The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, National
The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) is committed to working with AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States. NAPAWF is hiring for three roles: Chief Development Officer, Development Associate, and Georgia Organizer.
Center for Empowered Politics, Remote
This nonprofit is a grassroots organization led by people of color to advance solidarity communities. As part of this work, the Center for Empowered Politics is hiring a Program Director and Data Director for the Asian American Power Network.
CAA | Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco, CA
Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) was founded in 1969 to protect the civil rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA advocates for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice. They are currently hiring for six open positions.
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Portland, OR
This organization has worked in social justice for over 15 years to engage the AARI community in public policy advocacy. They are hiring a Policy Manager for a hybrid role.
Chinese American Planning Council, Inc, New York, NY
With a mission to promote social and economic empowerment among Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) is the nation’s largest Asian American social services agency. They are hiring for eight open roles.
Sakhi for South Asian Women, New York, NY
Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to represent the South Asian diaspora in a survivor-led movement for gender-justice and to honor the collective and inherent power of all survivors of violence. This nonprofit is hiring an Economic Empowerment Advocate for a hybrid role.
Apex for Youth, New York, NY
The mission of this nonprofit is to deliver possibilities to underserved Asian and immigrant youth from low-income families in New York City. Serving students from pre-K to 12th grade, Apex for Youth provides educational, after-school, athletic, and mentoring programs. They are hiring a College Access Program Manager.
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If you’ve missed the boat on any opportunities with the above organizations, don’t forget to explore our latest job listings to find potential employers focused on uplifting the AAPI community all year long.
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