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Job Posting: Work Part Time as an APA-Y Advocate Facilitator

Friday, May 15, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nick Lee
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APA Y-Advocate Facilitator Application













Enjoy engaging with the community? Good at working with youth? Have a background in Asian American Studies?  We have the perfect job for you!


OCA-Asian Pacific Advocates, a national organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americansis seeking qualified facilitators for the APA-Y advocate program that provides Asian/Pacific Islander American student leaders and activists the opportunity to consider the viewpoints and experiences of APAs. This program focuses on the development of leadership and awareness of social constructs that are relevant to APA high school students.



The interactive program involves hands-on exercises, small group discussions, and presentations led by qualified APA facilitators. This half-day program assembles students from the local OCA-Chapter and focuses on self-awareness, team-building, and direct action organizing. Participants will be asked to challenge themselves, share their experiences, and develop leadership tools in order to effectively serve as catalysts for change.


Desired background and qualifications: We are seeking facilitators for the academic years of 2015-2017. Candidates should have previous experience in one or more of the following areas:


  • Experience working directly with APA students on leadership development
  • Teaches or has taught Asian American studies courses AND worked with students directly
  • Has developed and facilitated interactive workshops, trainings and conferences
  • Demonstrate experience and understanding in the areas of social justice, activism and organizing for APIAs
  • OCA intern alumni (national or local chapter)


Required Commitment: For consideration, candidates must be available to participate in a mandatory webinar and be available to facilitate at least 3-4 weekend trainings from June 2015 - June 2016. Facilitators are not guaranteed to do trainings during the year.


Compensation: Travel and accommodations will be arranged and paid for by OCA along with an honorarium for each program completed. 


Application: If you are interested, please fax or email your résumé including 2 professional references, 1 character reference and your answers to Program Associate, Jon Ho at 202.223.5500 (ext. 120) or by May 27, 2015 at 5:00PM EST.


Included in the application, please answer the following questions: (300 words or less per question)

  1. What do you think are the best strategies for developing leaders among high school students?
  2. What do you believe are key elements in conducting a highly interactive program?
  3. What is one issue that impacts the APA community that affect high school students?
  4. Share with us your experience in community based advocacy?How would you explain to a high school student what advocacy means? 

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