OPENINGS

  • Field and Program Associate
  • Administrative and Development Associate
  • Internships

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 28 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 high pressured deadlines
  • You are low-ego and high-output
  • You can solve practical problems and apply independent judgment;
  • You like working hard with a hard working team

FIELD AND PROGRAM ASSOCIATE 

APIAVote is hiring a candidate who has a background in organizing and has experience in campaign initiatives, GOTV events and large-scale events. This is a full time permanent position with a compensation and benefits package.

LOCATION: For immediate hire in Washington, DC. but open to working remotely

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24 or until filled

Required Education and Experience:

  • 2-3 years experience in organizing, campaign experience or related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • SALARY: Entry Level

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist National Field Director with voter file management (VAN) and phone banking efforts;
  • Provide training and technical support for our community partners
  • Manage and design our multilingual mail program
  • Work in conjunction with the Programs Associate to support APIAVote’s Ambassador program;
  • Support the Executive Director in developing relationships community partners, ally groups and campuses and universities;
  • Conduct trainings across the country for new leaders and volunteers to implement specific voter engagement programs
  • Manage and provide logistical support to APIAVote’s event and  programs including the Norman Y. Mineta Leadership trainings
  • Manage and train volunteers
  • Manage and implement the AAPI voter protection hotline and census hotline
  • Attend coalition meetings as related to our voter engagement and field work
  • Attend and present at conferences
  • Provide support on our social media campaigns under the guidance of our communications associate
  • Contribute to special projects and other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Expertise in community organizing strategy and tactics, preferably in non-partisan issue based organizing and grassroots activism
  • Solid understanding of and experience with social media and digital campaigns
  • Experience as an organizer and track record in coordinating a number of programs simultaneously
  • Detail oriented yet have the ability to multitask
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team
  • Proven ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Committed to the mission and goals of APIAVote, and actively practices inclusion and understanding the diverse needs of the AAPI community
  • Strong supporter of coalition building
  • Eager, curious, and capable of learning quickly; ideally interested in pursuing a career in nonprofits.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of initiatives and capable of working independently to achieve short-term and long-term goals
  • 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 remain calm and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Action oriented and enjoys using one’s general problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and other online tools
  • Proficiency in Adobe creative suite is preferred
  • Previous campaign experience is a plus

Application Process: We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis and will accept applications until February 24, 2020 or until filled. Please email your resume, two references and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position and send all attachments to jobs@apiavote.org. APIAVote provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  For more information on APIAVote, please go to www.APIAVote.org.


    ADMNISTRATIVE AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

    The Administrative and Development Associate’s primary role is to provide APIAVote and specifically the Executive Director with administrative and operational support to ensure that programmatic and fundraising goals are achieved. This is a full time permanent position with a compensation and benefits package.  Travel to assist with onsite event coordination and meetings may be necessary.

    LOCATION: For immediate hire in Washington, DC.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 24 or until filled

    Required Education and Experience:

    • 2-3 years experience in development/fundraising or related experience
    • Bachelor’s degree

    SALARY: Entry Level

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

    • Supporting, under the supervision and assistance of the Executive Director, the entire institutional giving cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship).
    • Maintaining an accurate calendar with all key institutional giving deadlines, especially proposal and report due dates.
    • Assisting with the identification and research of giving prospects.
    • Entering data into fundraising database including gifts, prospect information and appeal and mailing solicitation coding.
    • Assisting with reporting and stewardship, including sponsor benefits fulfillment.
    • Assisting the Executive Director in preparing donor proposals and presentations. 
    • Preparing reports including expense reimbursements, credit card reconciliation, and invoices;
    • Preparing board communications, materials, reports and presentations; attend local board meetings, draft, distribute, and maintain board minutes
    • Preparing materials for internal and external meetings and presentations
    • Lead planning, coordination, and execution of multiple events in DC and elsewhere with supervision from Executive Director.
    • Provide general administrative support, including but not limited to: answering telephone calls and transcribing messages; data entry and filing; assisting with receipt reconciliations; preparing materials for digital scanning, archiving and filing; handling donation requests;

    REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

    The ideal candidate will have: 

    • Excellent oral, written and verbal communication
    • Excellent attention to detail and is highly organized. Demonstrated ability to work in high-pressure environment, prioritize, and meet competing deadlines with a high level attention to detail;
    • A high level of professionalism and time management capacities.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google and project management software. Must be comfortable with the internet and using common online resources.
    • Experience in fundraising development desired but not required.
    • Proficiency in Every Action database or comparable donor management
    • Familiarity with prospect research techniques and tools (Foundation Directory, Guidestar, Research Point or similar systems).
    • Demonstrated ability to work with others as a team in a fast-paced, high-impact environment.
    • Possess a positive attitude and excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Understand the importance of voter engagement and share the values and mission of APIAVote
    • Ability to work long and irregular hours as required

    Application Process: We will be conducting interviews on a rolling basis and will accept applications until February 24, 2020 or until filled. Please email your resume, two references and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the position and send all attachments to jobs@apiavote.org. APIAVote provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  For more information on APIAVote, please go to www.APIAVote.org.


    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 2020, 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 27, 2020
    Rolling Deadline for winter, 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/Social Media (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 2020.
     
    Paid summer internships receive a stipend of $2,500. The internship must be held for 10 weeks, but with a flexible start date. 
     
    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 27, 2020
    Rolling Deadline for spring and fall unpaid internships.
    Submit your application through the link below.