Job Posting – Civic Engagement Coordinator

Job Opening: Civic Engagement Coordinator
Status: Full-Time
Positions Available: 1
Experience Requirements: 6 months – 3 years
Location: Main office in Raleigh, but will require travel across the Triangle and other parts of the state
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to start immediately

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About the organization:

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and allies in N.C. through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation.

Between 2000 and 2016, North Carolina’s Asian American population grew by 144 percent — the fastest rate among Southern states and the second-fastest in the country. 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 to make sure that our communities have the equitable access to the voting process and are provided with the education to effectively exercise voting rights.

About the position:

NCAAT is seeking a full-time Civic Engagement Coordinator to manage our voter registration efforts, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program, and voter education events. The primary role of the coordinator will be planning and executing creative and engaging efforts towards civic education and engagement in AAPI communities. Projects and tasks include leading NCAAT’s statewide voter registration program such as organizing drives at community events and college campuses, managing field organizers across N.C., training civic engagement volunteers, as well as reviewing voter registration forms for accuracy.

Qualifications:

This position is ideal for a candidate who has some experience, which may include internship or volunteer experience, and a strong interest in civic engagement work.

Candidates applying for this position must be committed to NCAAT’s mission and meet the following requirements:

  • Familiarity with or strong interest in learning about the AAPI community in N.C.
  • Detail-oriented and flexible; self-starter and fast learner
  • Excellent verbal communicators and enthusiastic about engaging voters face-to-face
  • Willingness to work nontraditional hours
  • Driver’s license and reliable access to a car
  • Basic skills in any Asian language is a plus, but is not required

Application Process:

Apply now by sending your resume and a brief letter of interest to chavi@ncaatogether.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to begin immediately.

NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability.