Opportunities at NAPAWF

National Governing Board – Call for Nominations

NAPAWF is pleased to announce the call for nominees to serve on the National Governing Board. There are 2 positions open for the 2015 board slate. NAPAWF seeks energetic, visionary, fabulous, fierce leaders for nominees to help lead the organization into its 20th year.

Founded in 1995, NAPAWF’s mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls in the United States. NAPAWF implements its mission by increasing the leadership, political power and visibility of AAPI women and girls through community and public education, advocacy, collaboration, and grassroots multi-issue organizing.

NAPAWF’s board members are expected to serve a term of three years. The focus of the board of directors is on governance and fund development. Members are expected to participate in bimonthly conference calls, and two face-to-face meetings a year. In addition, members are expected to fundraise, serve on at least one committee, and act as ambassadors for NAPAWF.

NAPAWF has identified a few specific skills that we hope to bring onto the board. 2015 is growth year for NAPAWF as well as the first year we are operating as an independent 501c3 organization. In light of this, we seek candidates with experience in financial management and non-profit accounting as well as non-profit management skills.

NAPAWF also seeks a diverse board and strongly encourages applications from those outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, and/or those of South East Asian, South Asian, Japanese, Hapa, or Pacific Islander ethnicities and/or those who identify as LGBTQ.

Timeline: Nominations due by March 31, 2015. Only complete submissions will go before NAPAWF’s Board Development Committee for consideration. As the committee reviews applications, it will set up interviews with candidates under consideration. The National Governing Board will approve board candidates with the hopes of new board members joining for the July Board meeting.

APPLY TODAY! Please submit your questions and/or the Nomination Form to boardnominations@napawf.org.


Reproductive Justice Leadership, Amplification, Mobilization and Power Building Program (RJ LAMP Program)

The RJ LAMP Program is an intensive activist institute for young AAPI women focused on developing grassroots leaders and their ability to organize AAPI women and communities in the fight for reproductive justice through social media organizing. NAPAWF is inaugurating RJ LAMP as a part of the pilot Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers at Smith College.

This program will help LAMP Leaders develop strategies for increasing the visibility of AAPI women’s diverse lived experiences while creating alternative narratives to model minority myth. A guiding premise for RJ LAMP is that reproductive justice exists only when all people have the social, political and economic power and resources to make healthy decisions about their gender, bodies, and sexuality for themselves, their families and their communities. Through RJ LAMP, this select group of leaders will expand their own capacity to fight for this fundamental form of justice.

Click here to learn more and how to apply for the 2015 RJ LAMP Program.



2015 Financial and Administrative Internship

Location: Brooklyn, NY (DUMBO)
Job Status: Internship, possible stipend or school credit may be available with school’s approval
Reports to:  Jamie Lau, Office and Data Coordinator, and Jes Rooks, Systems & Sustainability Director (Both CUNY Baruch Alumni)
Work Schedule:  4 hours/week, flexible scheduling but within office hours Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

Position Summary:  NAPAWF is seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student to work during the 2015 spring semester and possibly into the summer at our Brooklyn, NY office.

Click here for more detailed description of internship position.

To apply: Candidates should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the internship and resume to Jamie Lau at jlau@napawf.org, with the subject line “NAPAWF 2015 Financial and Administrative Internship.”

Deadline: Internship applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.



Volunteer Positions

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 hr@napawf.org 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.