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Company: National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Job Title: Chicago Organizer
Job Category: NON PROFIT
Job description:  
Title: Chicago Organizer

Reports to: Chicago Organizing Manager

Salary: $42,000-45,000

Work Schedule: Full Time, Exempt

Location: Chicago, IL,

Date Posted: 6/28/2021

Deadline to apply: Rolling until filled

NAPAWF is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women's stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.

Today, we are mobilizing and building power in cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls. We also show up in solidarity for other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and marginalization.

Our work is focused in the following strategies:

Policy and Structural Change
Organizing and Civic Engagement
Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy

We use the Reproductive Justice lens to intersectionally address three core issues:

Reproductive Rights and Health
Economic Justice
Immigration and Racial Justice


Reporting to the Chicago Organizing Manager the Organizer will ensure NAPAWF's unique intersectional perspective is brought to the forefront of reproductive justice work in the Chicago area.


With the support and direction of the Chicago Organizing Manager, the Organizer will do this by:

Developing leaders with the Organizing Committee
Developing impactful training materials and sessions for NAPAWF members
Training local leadership and working with them to develop strong local & national campaign work
Identifying, planning for and leading various campaign opportunities with other organizers' support centered on building power for those who identify as AAPI women and girls in the Chicago area.
Building relationships with community members and a broad array of non-profit, local government, and religious organizations

Coalition Builder and Stakeholder Manager. With two to four years of voter education and/or mobilization campaign work experience, you are a self-starting community organizer who has a strong commitment to community organizing, AAPI policy areas, and issues related to those who identify as AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls. You have strong organizational skills and are able to build and nurture relationships with local government organizations, non-profits, religious institutions, college/university student groups, other social justice and human right groups that work specifically with AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls. You love working with and talking to people and enjoy recruiting and engaging others to be active members within the Chicago NAPAWF community.
Organizational Developer & Strategic Planner. Having had previous community organizing experience, you are comfortable with creating training modules and other campaigns with minimal supervision. You are a technology whiz, able to create engaging, content-packed presentations and trainings. You are committed to building strong action-based programs and events and seasoned in successfully managing multiple tasks to completion with competing deadlines.
Effective Communicator. As a seasoned spokesperson, adept in both English and at least one Asian / Pacific Islander language (e. Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Bengali, Vietnamese) you are able to synthesize the needs of those your serve and work with, addressing them in a way that is transparent, collaborative and culturally responsive and competent. You understand how to motivate and influence people and have excellent public speaking and writing skills.
Social Justice Advocate. You are committed to a career pathway that supports social justice and advocacy efforts. You consistently demonstrate the ability to motivate various constituencies to be strong stakeholders AAPI movement while showing a nuanced understanding of building and sustaining diverse and inclusive advocacy environment with a racial equity focus.
Effective Organizer. Accustomed to working in fast-paced environments, you are committed to getting results and able to handle a unique and dynamic organizing campaigns. You are well-versed in campaign planning and can handle multiple projects at a time. You are great at building relationship with existing and new people in the community, NAPAWF members and leaders to engage them in the organization. You love to talk to people and help them grow their leadership skills.

The salary for this position is $42,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience. A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401k plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance. NAPAWF's medical plan is covered by NAPAWF at 100% for employee and dependents with no out of pocket costs, including prescription drugs costs. Qualified dependents may also be covered. NAPAWF also offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options and personal/family leave as well as paid vacation from December 25th through January 1st of each year.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three references to hr@napawf.org, with "Chicago Organizer" in the subject line.

NAPAWF 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 (cancer-related) or conditions 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.
Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: 42000-45000 USD annual
Other Information
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Chicago - Illinois - USA
Zipcode: 60613
Post Date: 10/10/2021
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Company: National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
Contact Name: National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
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