Opportunities at NAPAWF
Economic Justice Program Director Washington, DC | New York, NY
This position is a significant leadership position for a multi-talented professional who is passionate about movement building, policy advocacy, economic justice, and AAPI women and girls. The Economic Justice Program Director is the leader responsible for piloting NAPAWF’s first nationally-funded economic justice program. NAPAWF’s organizational culture encourages effectiveness, connectedness and learning.
The Economic Justice Program Director will be responsible for implementing and coordinating NAPAWF’s new economic justice program. The goals of our program are to:
- Expand our base of knowledge about AAPI women’s experience of poverty and economic hardship through qualitative and quantitative research and conduct an analysis of the field of AAPIs, women and economic justice movement building and policy advocacy activities to inform ongoing strategy.
- Build an AAPI women’s economic justice agenda and represent the needs and experiences of AAPI women in policy discussions about women’s economic needs
- Increase the knowledge, capacity and participation of NAPAWF’s grassroots membership, particularly young AAPI women, to engage in economic justice policy advocacy campaigns on the local and state level
- Model and lead the AAPI community in developing a narrative around the intersections of race and gender and poverty that includes AAPIs and at the same time builds solidarity across communities of color
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is seeking undergraduate students, law students, and/or public policy graduate students, to work part-time (20-35hrs/wk)during the Winter 2014 semester at our Washington DC office for both our Reproductive Justice and Immigrant Right’s departments. This is an unpaid position, but credit may be available with the school’s approval. NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) women’s organization in the country. Our mission is to build a movement to advance reproductive justice for AAPI women and girls through policy advocacy, community organizing and public education. Candidates should have experience and/or interest working on issues involving women’s rights, immigrant rights, Asian and Pacific Islander issues, or reproductive justice. Candidates should also exhibit strong research and writing skills, be able to work well both independently and on a team, have excellent oral communication skills, and be enthusiastic about social justice issues. This position will provide abundant opportunity for a student looking to become more knowledgeable about legislative advocacy and current policy issues facing Asian and Pacific Islander communities particularly relating to reproductive justice issues. As a growing non-profit with a small staff, interns and law clerks are given substantive responsibilities over issues and programs and will have opportunities to represent NAPAWF in meetings on the Hill, and at events.
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and 3-5 page writing sample to Shivana Jorawar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NAPAWF! We are always looking for smart, passionate people who are able to give the gift of their time. We offer volunteer opportunities in our offices in Washington, DC, and the New York City area. To become involved, please send an email to email@example.com with your resume, areas of interest and hours of availability.
NAPAWF, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition, or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC).
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise, in writing, of special needs at the time of application.