Opportunities at NAPAWF


Title: Executive Director, NAPAWF
Job Status: Full Time, Exempt
Location: Washington, DC (travel required)
Date Posted: June 6, 2016
Deadline to Apply: Until filled; ideal start date January 2017

Position Overview: NAPAWF seeks a dynamic and visionary Executive Director who will be responsible for overseeing and executing the mission, vision, and day-to-day operations of the organization. The Executive Director works in close collaboration with the NAPAWF staff, key partners, and allies in the social justice movement to advance issues affecting AAPI women and girls.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to build and sustain meaningful teams, programs, and relationships to advance social change. This individual is highly resourceful, strategic, organized, and flexible. This position is for someone who is deeply committed to building AAPI women and girls’ power through strategic leadership, empowerment, and collaboration.

The Executive Director will guide the work of the organization through a strong public presence, adept fundraising and fiscal management, ongoing staff development, and strategic implementation of goals and objectives in consultation with the National Governing Board.

To Apply: Please submit the materials below to edsearch@napawf.org with the subject line: “NAPAWF Executive Director Search.”

  • Resume / CV
  • Cover Letter
  • A 1 – 2 page statement answering the question:“What do you see as the main opportunity for building a social justice movement for AAPI girls and women over the next three to five years and what is the biggest challenge?”

To Nominate Someone: To nominate a potential candidate for NAPAWF’s next Executive Director, click here to complete a nomination form.



Title: Policy and Legislative Affairs Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Job Status: Full Time, Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: April 18, 2016
Deadline to Apply: Until Filled

Position Overview: This position is a significant leadership position for a multi-talented professional who is passionate about movement building and policy advocacy to advance social justice for AAPI women and girls. The Policy and Legislative Affairs Director is a key representative, spokesperson and chief advocate on NAPAWF’s mission-related public policy issues in Washington, DC. Current issues include reproductive justice, immigrant rights and economic justice. The Policy and Legislative Affairs Director also heads our Washington, DC office and is responsible for supervising the policy team.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV, a sample curricula or campaign plan you’ve developed, and the names and contact information for three references to HR@napawf.org, with “Policy and Legislative Affairs Director” in the subject line. Application deadline is rolling.



Title: Georgia Organizer
Reports to: Georgia Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Job Status: Full Time, Exempt
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date Posted: October 1, 2016
Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

Position Overview:

NAPAWF is seeking an entrepreneurial full-time Organizer based in Atlanta, Georgia to deepen our base building work in Georgia; strengthen grassroots infrastructure to respond to national policy issues as well as inform and advocate communities of issues that impact their lives. The GA Organizer is responsible for growing our organizing capacity, which includes leadership and base building functions for the organization including the development and delivery of training programs and implementing the grassroots components of national advocacy campaigns.

An ideal candidate will have proven ability to implement and deliver tried-and-true membership recruitment and development initiatives, successfully participated in organizing campaigns, and can represent NAPAWF’s mission and vision effectively to a wide range of audiences.  The Organizer will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a heavy workload.  This leadership position is an excellent opportunity to lead innovative field organizing and leadership development strategies.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV, a sample curricula or campaign plan you’ve developed, and the names and contact information for three references to sbarakoti@napawf.org, with “GA Organizer” in the subject line. Application deadline: Open until filled.



Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute

Stipends, independent study, and internship options available.
Atlanta, GA, New York City
Deadline to Apply: Until 10 spots are filled

Program Overview: Join NAPAWF’s Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute (RJLI), one-year immersion programs, now offered in both Atlanta, GA and New York City, that prepares you to advocate for yourself and your community. The goal of RJLI is to develop strong leaders who can elevate their lived experiences to change public policies that dictate the choices available to women and girls.

At the end of this program, you will be equipped with the tools to be an effective leader for your community in any area you choose. You will complete an independent community research on a topic of your choosing and collaborate on developing the first ever Blueprints for Reproductive Justice for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women and Girls for the U.S. South AND New York City!

To Apply for Atlanta RJLI: Submit an application online.

To Apply for New York City RJLI: Submit an application online.



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, Atlanta, and 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.