NCAAT is seeking an Organizing Director whose primary role will be to implement strategies for an integrated campaign that will both turnout AAPIs in November and build sustainable political power for the community. The Organizing Director will engage in issue campaigns through electoral processes, narrative shift on AAPI issues, and power-building among AAPI communities in coalition with allied BIPOC partner organizations. The ideal candidate will drive the organization forward with extraordinary passion and focus toward a powerful vision of long-term structural change and ambitious campaign, policy, electoral, and power-building goals.

Status: Full time, exempt
Salary Range: $45,000-55,000
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision insurance benefits offered; paid time off for vacations, sick leave
Positions Available: 1
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to start as soon as possible.
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina (temporarily remote due to COVID-19)
To Apply: Send resume and letter of interest to Chavi Koneru at jobs@ncaatogether.org.

 

About the organizations: North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a 501c(3) nonprofit committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and allies in NC through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation. NCAAT in Action is a 501c(4) created to build political power among AAPIs through voter education and progressive advocacy.

Between 2000 and 2016, NC’s AAPI population grew by 144 percent. However, only 58 percent of eligible Asian American residents are currently registered to vote. With the passage of the Voter ID amendment to the state’s constitution this past midterm and the embroiling issue of gerrymandering in North Carolina, it’s more important than ever that our communities have equitable access to the voting process and are provided with the education to effectively exercise voting rights.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years experience with voter engagement and electoral campaign work, ideally with non-traditional audiences (including communities of color, including immigrants and refugees)
  • Track record of mobilizing and organizing community members for change, ideally among communities of color, including immigrants and refugees
  • Experience with relational methods of organizing
  • Experience working with cross-racial coalitions
  • Familiarity with or strong interest in learning about the AAPI community in NC
  • Comfortable using digital tools to engage, communicate with, and lead a team remotely
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools including NGPVan, EveryAction, peer-to-peer texting/calling tools, relational organizing tools, etc.
  • Experience supervising and providing/coordinating leadership training for grassroots organizers and/or volunteer leaders
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, adaptable fast learner; a self-starter able to work with little supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Commitment to racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections
  • Willingness to work non-traditional hours, including some nights and weekends
  • Driver’s license and reliable access to a car. Occasional travel across the state required
  • Basic skills in any Asian language is a plus, but is not required

Application Process: Apply now by emailing your resume to jobs@ncaatogether.org with a brief letter detailing your experience and interests as they relate to the position.

NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

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