Details: Commensurate with experience
4346 North Broadway Street
Title: Chicago Organizer
Reports to: National Field Director
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: April 9, 2018
Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2018
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum is the only national, multi-issue Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women’s advocacy organization in the United States. We are building a movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls in the U.S. We implement our vision by increasing the leadership, power and visibility of AAPI women and girls through five strategies: grassroots organizing and leadership building; community based research; policy advocacy; and strategic collaborations. Founded in 1996, we are a growing and dynamic organization with staff in four offices and local volunteer-led chapters in fifteen cities.
NAPAWF is seeking an independent, self-starting, and entrepreneurial community organizer in Chicago. The Organizer is responsible for building relationships with a broad array of non-profit organizations, faith-based institutions, and university student leaders and student organizations in the Chicagoland area. They will also be responsible for working with the Field Director to build a strong coalition centered on building power for AAPI women, girls and GNC individuals around a reproductive justice agenda. The organizer will additionally be responsible for developing and coordinating various programmatic activities that will represent NAPAWF’s mission and vision effectively to a wide range of audiences.
An ideal candidate will have a strong desire to learn about community organizing and social justice with a proven ability to build strong relationships with diverse constituencies, mobilize faith-based and/or student leadership, and develop and execute programmatic events. The Chicago Organizer must be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a unique and dynamic workload.
The Chicago Organizer is responsible for the following:
· Conducting at least 10 weekly one-on-ones with AAPI women, and gender non-conforming student leaders in the Chicagoland area to gain deeper insights to the interests and needs among the diverse youth AAPI communities given the current political climate, with the emphasis of listening for Immigrant and Reproductive Justice concerns.
· Organize and host quarterly community events to educate AAPIs in Chicago on issues concerning AAPI young women
· Work with the National Field Director to organize coalition events and meetings
· Begin building a base of AAPI young leaders that understand reproductive justice and want to make change inside their communities and among their peer circles.
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:
- A strong commitment to the issues of AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls, health, social justice and human rights.
- Experience in faith-based ministry and/or student organizing or general group leadership
- Experience in leading trainings or in workshop facilitation. Generally strong people skills, and comfort communicating in front of large groups
- A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar, and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
- Strong organizational and communication skills
- Openness to learning and working within a small, dynamic and growing organization.
The person in this position can work from our office, or from home as preferred. They must have access to a car, and have the ability to working evening hours and/or weekends as required. Some light travel to Chicagoland suburbs is also expected.
Benefits include a retirement savings plan, and medical, dental, and vision insurance at little to no cost-sharing required. Qualified dependents may also be covered. NAPAWF offers full-time employees paid vacation (15 in the first year) and sick days. After the first 12 months of employment, personnel are eligible for paid family and parental leave.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Chicago Organizer” in the subject line. Application deadline is April 30, 2018.