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Assistant Field Director

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Published 5 days ago

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women's stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.

Today, we are mobilizing and building power in cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls. We also show up in solidarity for other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and marginalization.

Our work is focused in the following strategies:

  • Policy and Structural Change
  • Organizing and Civic Engagement
  • Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy

We use the Reproductive Justice lens to intersectionally address three core issues:

  • Reproductive Rights and Health
  • Economic Justice
  • Immigration and Racial Justice

POSITION OVERVIEW

The National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) seeks an Assistant Field Director to direct, manage, and implement the organization's strategic field plan. This position is a mid-level management position for someone who is passionate about movement building and advocacy to advance social justice for AAPI women and girls.

The Assistant Field Director will support NAPAWF's movement building goals on national, state, and local levels to build power with AAPI women and girls using the reproductive justice lens to mobilize in the following areas: reproductive health and rights, immigrant rights, and economic justice. This position will be most focused on ensuring that our Field programs are implemented effectively with clear results through managing and developing our organizing team. The Assistant Field Director will report directly to the Chief Field Officer and will manage and grow a field team that currently includes organizing managers, organizers, and outreach coordinators.

POSITION DUTIES

The duties of the Assistant Field Director are as follows:

Program Management

  • Responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of the Field Team, including regularly scheduled check-ins and direct support to the staff.
  • Manage internal systems used by organizers for tracking base building efforts and expansion of our base.
  • Identify new opportunities for increasing NAPAWF's leadership in local, on the ground work. Work with the Chief Field Officer and broader Field Team to determine growth and direction based on analysis.
  • Manage the leadership and professional development of the Field Team.
  • Direct NAPAWF's overall programming efforts and goals, ensuring that teams have the capacity and training in order to meet them.
  • Coordinate NAPAWF's multi-state voter engagement work through planning and support for canvassing programs.
  • Oversee and manage teams to identify, plan and lead various campaign opportunities centered on building power for those who identify as AAPI women and girls.
  • Manage administrative components of the Field Team, including working with the Data Manager for tracking of results, deliverables and materials for grant reports as requested by Development staff.

Training and Leadership Development

  • Develop and implement new and existing curriculum and trainings for NAPAWF as identified what is needed within the department.
  • Ensure that leadership development and grassroots organizing approaches are infused in our Field Staff practices through training, management, and supervision of Field Staff.
  • Providing organizing trainings on a national scale as necessary and developing a train-the-trainers program for our Chapter leaders.

Other Responsibilities

  • Performing duties, as necessary, as a member of the NAPAWF Field and National team.
  • Handle the administrative components of unstaffed chapters, including meticulous tracking of results, deliverables and materials for grant reports as requested by development staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Assistant Field Director should be a strategic, organized, responsible and independent person who is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Candidates should have:

Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in roles including staff supervision, campaign management, and fundraising in a social justice nonprofit context.
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading successful grassroots, union, or campaign organizing and navigating in the face of obstacles at a local or national level.
  • Experience in race and gender issues including in reproductive health and rights, immigrant rights, and economic justice as they relate to AAPI communities.
  • Experience in training organizers and/or community members and in developing community organizing training curriculum.
  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships with a diverse group of people, with a history of moving them to achieve a common goal.
  • Experience in leading trainings or in workshop facilitation -- generally strong people skills, and comfort presenting to large groups.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strategic leadership skills that are demonstrated in creative, solutions-oriented thinking and leaderships and ability to always connect day-to-day with the big picture
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skilled in collaborative leadership to lead and build consensus.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidential information connected to management, development, personnel and finance;
  • Ability to problem solve with proven conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent coaching and support.
  • Ability to cultivate, promote, and maintain informal and formal partnerships.
  • Ability to think strategically, exercise good judgment, and lead change.
  • Strong organization and administrative skills with experience documenting base-building successes and tracking growth.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and complete tasks by appropriate deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The salary for this position is $87,000-$97,000 commensurate with experience.

A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401(k) plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance. NAPAWF's medical plan is covered by NAPAWF at 100% for employees and dependents with no out of pocket costs, including prescription drugs costs. Qualified dependents may also be covered.

NAPAWF offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options and personal/family leave, as well as paid vacation between December 25 and January 1st of each year.

LOCATION & APPLICATION DEADLINE

This position can be based in Atlanta, GA, Orlando, FL, Houston TX, Chicago IL or New York, NY.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, the deadline to apply is June 12, 2022. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position will require travel. Non-travel periods of time are in an office setting. It is typically based in an office setting but may initially start working remotely.

NAPAWF is committed to public health, and to the safety and well being of our colleagues and visitors. As such we have adopted a policy requiring all employees to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccines and boosters or to apply for and receive an exemption.

NAPAWF is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

This search is being run by NRG Consulting Group. Please contact jobs@nrgconsultinggroup.org with questions.

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
Salary
USD $87,000 - USD $97,000
/ year

Location

On-site
Atlanta, GA, USA

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