Posted on November 26, 2012
Asian Pacific Islander Equality APIE-NC
Asian Pacific Islander Equality APIE-NC - Asian Pacific Islander Equality APIE-NC
Asian Pacific Islander Equality, Northern California (APIENC) is project of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and this position reports to the CAA Executive Director. Additionally, the position is also an integral member of CAA’s Leadership Team, comprised of senior staff, who collectively participate in the leadership and management of CAA overall.
At the statewide level, APIENC works closely with many partners and allies and participates in a number of coalitions. Formally, APIENC maintains a statewide co-branding and coordination partnership with sister organization, API Equality-LA.
This position is an exciting opportunity for a self-directed and entrepreneurial person who is passionate about advancing social justice, building progressive movements, and addressing API and LGBTQ issues and their intersections. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Fundraising & Fiscal Management:
- Oversee development and management of APIENC’s portion of CAA’s annual operating budget, including cash flow and oversight of day-to-day operations.
- Raise funds to meet APIENC annual budget needs through a diverse set of strategies, including foundations, grassroots donations, in-kind support and major donor cultivation.
- Engage in philanthropic advocacy to increase available resources and opportunities.
- Oversee the development and implementation of a communications program that includes: membership (email) updates, Steering Committee and major donor communications, social media, and program media advocacy needs (including press advisories and media releases).
- Serve as the primary organization spokesperson to the public at large, media, policy makers, and other local, state & national API, LGBTQ and social justice organizations.
- Identify and participate in opportunities to promote the organization’s profile, goals and advocacy through ongoing networking with relevant stakeholders.
- Prepare annual program priorities and workplans with APIENC staff
- Partner with organizing staff on programs and lead on key projects
- Create and expand programs to develop and support API LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities.
- Partner with API Equality- LA to develop and implement statewide strategic priorities and activities.
- Participate in oversight, development, and implementation of CAA’s organizational movement building priorities with other member of the Leadership Team.
- Participate in strategic alliances and coalitions that build the visibility and political power.
Administration & Management:
- Serve as a liaison between staff and the Steering Committee and support both by providing:
- Leadership and strategic vision for the organization.
- Review and feedback on annual work plan to advance strategic vision.
- Ongoing programming and advocacy efforts that remain consistent with mission, vision, and values.
- Direction and focus to develop and engage volunteer resources and energy.
- Recruit, retain, and support staff members to succeed by ensuring appropriate training and growth opportunities to enhance professional and personal development.
- Ensure implementation of personnel policies and staff evaluations.
DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Strong interpersonal, writing, listening, and public speaking skills, with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people,
- Experience with staff and organizational development and management, human resources, and personnel matters as well as literacy with budgets and financial statements,
- Strong communications, media, or public relations background,
- Proven ability to raise funds from multiple sources, including the ability to cultivate major donors, develop relationships with foundations, and implement grassroots fundraising campaigns,
- Familiarity with foundations focused on People of Color, Immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and social justice,
- Background in API, LGBTQ and/or other social justice programming, organizing and/or advocacy,
- Ability to handle difficult or stressful situations and a fast-paced work environment and to work independently and manage time effectively, and
- Oral fluency and/or written proficiency in an API language (preferred.)
To apply, please send cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com with heading “APIENC Executive Director Search.” CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.