APIAVote is Hiring!

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote is hiring a Communication & Policy Associate. See below for more details!
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Communication & Policy Associate

ABOUT APIAVOTE

APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with local nonprofit partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation.  We currently have local partnerships with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander organizations in 26 regions and states. 

Founded in 1996, APIAVote encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian Pacific Islander Americans in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. APIAVote envisions a society in which all Asian and Pacific Islander Americans fully participate in and have access to the democratic process.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • You believe in community building and the value of civic engagement 
  • You like teamwork, but can work independently day-to-day
  • You can plan and manage complex projects under relentless deadlines
  • You are low-ego and high-output 
  • You like working hard with a hard working team

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please email your resume and cover letter by February 7, 2017 and explain why you are a good fit for the position you are seeking to fill and other attachments to jobs@apiavote.org.   APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information on APIAVote, please go to www.APIAVote.org.

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COMMUNICATION AND POLICY ASSOCIATEAPIAVote is hiring for a candidate who is detailed oriented and has some experience in communications and policy.  This is a full time permanent position with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
 

LOCATION: For immediate hire in Washington, DC.
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 7, 2017 or until filled

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for working with the executive director in fulfilling APIAVote’s communication and policy initiatives
  • Assist the executive director in writing grant reports and proposals
  • Manage record-keeping on programmatic activities and achievements for use in reports to stakeholders  
  • Implement various communication strategies to support donor cultivation and ensure APIAVote stakeholders are updated on our activities, priorities and needs
  • Draft and develop weekly online newsletters
  • Responsible for writing press releases, editorials, and reports
  • Design APIAVote’s mail pieces and other materials for voter education
  • Spearhead and coordinate translation needs
  • Maintain updates for the website and develop ongoing new content
  • Manage APIAVote’s social media presence.  At minimum have the ability to effectively post on twitter and Facebook
  • Support the executive director in developing  relationships with traditional and social media outlets
  • Develop, write and design marketing materials, reports, fact sheets and infographics
  • Assist in developing, coordinating, and advancing APIAVote’s policy and legislative work on voting rights, election administration and census
  • Draft policy statements, press releases, talking points, testimony, community toolkits and other resources
  • Assist our local partners in organizing local town hall meetings with elected officials to address AAPI issue priorities
  • Manage the 888-API-Vote Hotline
  • Contribute to special projects and other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Exceptionally strong writing, research and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented yet have the ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team
  • Politically saavy and interest in public policy
  • Proven ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to the mission and goals of APIAVote
  • Embrace and actively practice inclusion and understanding the diverse needs of the AAPI community
  • Strong supporter of coalition building
  • Proficient in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and Adobe creative suite
  • Exceptionally strong writing and editing skills as well as verbal communication skills; a writing sample will be required
  • Results-driven, excellent time- and project-management skills, ability to complete assignments in a timely manner
  • Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail in meeting ongoing responsibilities
  • Capable of working independently to achieve short- and long-term goals
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to remain calm and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Action oriented and enjoys using one’s general problem-solving skills
  • Adept at figuring out creative ways of leveraging technology to make the organization more efficient

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please email your resume and cover letter by FEBRUARY 7, 2017 and explain why you are a good fit for the position you are seeking to fill and other attachments to jobs@apiavote.org.   APIAVote is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information on APIAVote, please go to www.APIAVote.org.

 

DOWNLOAD JOB DESRIPTION HERE

 


Internships

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that encourages and promotes civic participation of Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the electoral and public policy processes at the national, state and local levels. APIAVote envisions a society in which all AAPIs fully participate in and have access to the democratic process.
The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.
 
For the summer of 2017, we are offering both paid and unpaid internships based in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in remote, unpaid internships throughout the year, please apply as well. Our spring, fall, and winter internships are unpaid.  Applications are taken on a rolling basis.
 

Summer Internship DeadlineMarch 1, 2017
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.

INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE
The internship program is tailored per organizational needs and intern skills. Interns may work on any of the following areas:
  • Communications/Technology (new media and traditional),
  • Graphic Design,
  • Field (working with APIAVote partners to mobilize for elections),
  • Research and Policy (research and advocate for policy recommendations),
  • Training (Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Training Institute), or
  • Youth (engaging and organizing our youth coalitions)
In addition, applicants selected for these internships will collectively work on the implementation of APIAVote’s YouthVote campaign. This will include identifying, recruiting, and training student organizers to implement voter engagement activities and developing campaign materials for 2017.
Paid summer internships recieve a stipend of $2,500.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL INTERNSHIP APPLICANTS:
  • College or graduate student
  • Leadership abilities
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Dedicated to promoting civic participation of AAPIs in the electoral and public policy processes
     
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
  • Submission of online application form
    • In the online form, submit a 500 word essay on the question: "Why are you interested in the APIAVote internship program and what are tangible steps or ideas you can do to increase AAPI youth civic engagement?"
  • Resume including Education, Work Experience, Political Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Awards/Honors
  • Two letters of references
 
Summer Internship DeadlineMarch 1, 2017
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.
Send your resume and references to jobs@apiavote.org. Submit the rest of the application through the link above.

Summer Internship DeadlineMarch 1, 2017
Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.