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Bilingual Small Business Program Assistant (Mandarin) – Contract Position

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Founded in 1989, the Asian American Federation (AAF) is an umbrella leadership organization that represents the collective voice of 70 community-based organizations serving 1.3 million Asian Americans, the fastest-growing population in New York City. AAF is one of the strongest leadership voices advocating for better policies, services, and funding that lead to more justice and opportunity for Asian immigrants, one of New York City's poorest and underserved communities.


Our mission is to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and organizational development. We support Asians from 20 ethnic groups—diverse in language, culture, and religion—that make up New York’s Asian community by providing expert research and unrelenting advocacy; working with lawmakers to change policies; and training Asian nonprofits to better serve their communities.


Overview:


This contract position will run from August 16, 2021 to April 20, 2022.


AAF seeks a part-time Bilingual Small Business Program Assistant to keep the immigrant small business community informed about available funding opportunities, including important policy changes, and provide technical assistance to Asian small business owners in securing financial assistance from NYS. Reporting to the Associate Director of Small Business Programs, this person will be responsible for conducting outreach to our member and partner organizations.


Major responsibilities will include:

Outreach and community engagement:

  • Create in-language materials on available and upcoming small business assistance programs and services
  • Conduct outreach in collaboration with member and partner organizations, including canvassing in-person
  • Facilitate in-language information sessions and webinars on available and upcoming small business assistance programs
  • Engage with ethnic media on inquiries regarding small business assistance programs
  • Collect community feedback on current small business programs and policies to share with policy makers and elected leaders


Intake and technical assistance:

  • Collect basic information necessary for technical assistance, and conduct preliminary intake survey
  • Keep log of inbound assistance requests for reporting purposes
  • Coordinate the schedule for technical assistance sessions in Mandarin
  • Provide one-on-one assistance to small business owners applying for the NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program
  • Assist in drafting funder reports on AAF’s Small Business Program


Qualifications:

  • Must have advanced verbal and written proficiency in Mandarin; interpretation and/or translation experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in nonprofit advocacy, program administration, or related field
  • Experience/interest in small business operations (retail, restaurant, personal care, etc.) a plus
  • Able to travel regularly to Flushing, Queens
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage concurrent multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines, and prioritize accordingly
  • Superior relationship management skills, with ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Founded in 1989, the Asian American Federation (AAF) is an umbrella leadership organization that represents the collective voice of 70 community-based organizations serving 1.3 million Asian Americans, the fastest-growing population…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Application Deadline
    August 15, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$45,000 - $48,000Salary is up to $48,000 per year (pro-rated based on part-time basis), commensurate with experience

Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a 403(b) plan

Comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a 403(b) plan

Level of Language Proficiency

Must have advanced verbal and written proficiency in Mandarin; interpretation and/or translation experience a plus

Must have advanced verbal and written proficiency in Mandarin; interpretation and/or translation experience a plus

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
120 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA
9th Floor

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

Please email cover letter and resume with [Last Name] Bilingual SB Program Assistant (Mandarin) in the subject line to HR@aafederation.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will begin by no later than August 16, 2021. No phone calls, please.


The Asian American Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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