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Special Initiatives Coordinator

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Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA)


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Published 7 days ago

February 1, 2021
$39,500 - $45,000non-exempt

SEACA is a non-profit community-based leadership development and policy advocacy organization established in 2002. SEACA fights for racial and economic justice and our mission is to build power among Southeast Asian youth and their communities in Los Angeles for a more just and equitable society. SEACA began as a youth leadership and organizing program and over the years has expanded to include local policy advocacy around issues of housing, economic development, climate change and COVID-19 relief work for low-income families and seniors in our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or other characteristic protected by law. All employment decisions at SEACA are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. SEACA is a woman and Southeast Asian-founded organization in Chinatown Los Angeles, CA.

Position Overview

The Strategic Initiatives Coordinator will assist in SEACA’s policy advocacy and coalition building; provide administrative support to the Los Angeles Regional Open Space & Affordable Housing Collaborative (LA ROSAH), which works to improve coordination between the parks and affordable housing sectors in order to build a better pathway for equity-oriented developments and public policy; and assist in SEACA’s COVID-19 relief work.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to building power and voice in low- income communities of color and furthering equity-focused land use reform in Los Angeles. This candidate should possess a strong work-ethic, adaptive leadership skills, and be able to work independently as well as part of a diverse team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide organizational support to the LA ROSAH Collaborative, manage coalition meetings, track progress on annual work plans, and promote equitable development policies that increase availability of affordable housing that provides meaningful access to nature.
  • Work with SEACA’s Executive Director to research and analyze local policies related to affordable housing, economic development, and land use planning.
  • Draft and present key communications, research, analysis reports, briefs, and other documents for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with the Youth Development team to engage youth members in SEACA’s policy work.
  • Help with weekly distribution of COVID-19 relief supplies, materials, and public health information. This will require occasionally bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, and hauling up to 25 pounds.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience: Minimum 3 years relevant work experience in community organizing, systems change, or policy work.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Social Work, related disciplines, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge: Familiar with LA City and County government structure, function and operation, and deep understanding of key issues impacting low-income Angelenos.
  • Equity: Embraces racial justice as an organizational operating principle and is committed to continued learning on issues related to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Communications: Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills; adept and compassionate when speaking to community members, coalition partners, government, and elected officials.
  • Analytical: Ability to create meaningful key performance indicators and accurately manage and analyze a range of data, legislation, and reports.
  • Organization: Ability to work within a small team and handle diverse duties.
  • Technology: Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suites, an array of online tools for managing and organizing multifaceted groups and activities, and various social media platforms.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to lift up to 25 pounds during SEACA’s COVID-19 relief distribution days.
  • Driver’s License: Valid California driver’s license, good driving record, personal vehicle insurance, and access to a car.
  • Multilingual: Fluency in Cantonese or Chiu Chow dialects of Chinese or Spanish a plus.

SEACA is a non-profit community-based leadership development and policy advocacy organization established in 2002. SEACA fights for racial and economic justice and our mission is to build power among Southeast Asian youth and their…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance as well as a retirement plan and generous paid time off policy

Generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance as well as a retirement plan and generous paid time off policy

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Cantonese, Chiu Chow, or Spanish preferred.

Fluency in Cantonese, Chiu Chow, or Spanish preferred.

Location

840 N. Broadway, #203E Los Angeles, CA 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to: info[at]seaca- la[dot]org (no phone calls please) with the subject title “Coordinator Position.” Alternatively, please mail application materials to: 840 N Broadway #203E, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to: info[at]seaca- la[dot]org (no phone calls please) with the subject title “Coordinator Position.” Alternatively, please mail…

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