Hiring for Associate Director of Development

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national civil rights organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of all Asian Pacific Americans. OCA’s national office in Washington, DC, is seeking an Associate Director of Development to work closely with the Executive Director and OCA’s Executive Council to build and expand a comprehensive development program including individual, corporate, and foundation donors.

Job Description:

·         Work closely with the Executive Director and Executive Council to execute funding development goals, programs, and plans.

·         Identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with individual major gifts, corporate sponsors, and foundation funders through effective verbal and written communication. 

·         Plan, implement, and integrate retention and cultivation strategies to grow and sustain relationships with funders, providing a diversity of giving options for donors.

·         Conduct and/or manage research on funding opportunities.

·         Work closely with program staff to write and submit a substantial number of grant proposals annually.

·         Create and mail compelling development documents, including outreach, thank you letters, and fundraising appeals.

·         Oversee the acknowledgement of all charitable donations and ensure efficient and effective stewardship of all donors.

·         Assist with special events including the National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards and OCA's National Convention.

Desired Skills:

·         Deep understanding and passion for Asian American and Pacific Islander issues

·         Team player and self-starter attitude 

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, Outlook)

·         Working experience in development preferred

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation, health care, vision, employer subsidized dental and transit, and employer matching Simple IRA. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to tnguyen@ocanational.org by June 7, 2019.

OCA is an equal opportunity employer and does not and will not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender identity, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, use of service animal, military or veteran status.

[CLOSED] Hiring for Policy Associate

Hiring for Policy and Advocacy Associate

Overview of the Position
 
The OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates seeks a full-time Policy and Advocacy Associate to lead our national policy, advocacy, and campaign work. The key role of this position is to maintain and build upon our current policy work and develop appropriate strategies for engagement with our chapters. He/she/they must have interest and some experience in policy analysis and issue advocacy.
 
The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to engage diverse stakeholders ranging from local community members to policy makers and corporate partners. He/she/they will be an exceptionally quick learner, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be able to work both independently and as a team member. The candidate should have experience or training in education, immigration, and/or technology and telecommunications policy. Additionally, this individual should be familiar with the diverse needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. This opportunity is an entry level position.
 
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
 
OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national non-profit, membership-driven civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 50 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders. The organization’s primary policy priorities include, but are not limited to, equitable education, immigration reform, and technology and telecommunications justice.
 
Job Responsibilities:
 
Advocacy Development, Policy Analysis

  • Monitor and analyze relevant activity in both the Administration and Congress and develop appropriate strategies to advance or counter such activities

  • Engage and develop relationships with key policymakers

  • Provide recommendations for engagement on issues/incidents that impact Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

  • Develop national campaigns as necessary to advance organizational issue priorities

  • In collaboration with the Vice President of Public Affairs, Chief Executive Officer, and Communications Manager, develop policy platforms for each Congressional cycle

 
Strategic Partnerships and Coalition Management

  • Identify opportunities for engagement and collaboration with national partners

  • Serve as the organization’s primary issue advocate on national coalitions

  • Cultivate new relationships as necessary to advance the organization’s mission

 
Policy and Advocacy Communications

  • Work closely with the organization’s communications staff and executive team to develop press releases, organizational statements, and other communications materials as it relates to OCA’s policy priorities

  • Identify opportunities to advance the organization’s advocacy agenda through strategic media engagement in collaboration communications staff

 
Membership/Chapter Education and Training

  • Create policy and advocacy toolkits and resources for OCA chapters and members as needed to advance the organization’s priorities

  • Engage with OCA chapters on local and national issue based campaigns

  • Serve as the primary staff liaison on all advocacy matters to OCA chapters and members

  • Act as a thought partner for OCA chapter presidents as necessary for their advocacy work

 
Other Responsibilities

  • Assist in program development and support such as development of workshops and other programming for annual events including but not limited to: OCA National Convention, Corporate Achievement Awards, quarterly national board meetings when necessary

  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer or Deputy Director

 
Experience and Skills Required

  • 1-3 years of experience with legislative advocacy, community organizing, issue campaigns, or other relevant experience.

  • Legislative advocacy and policy analysis, including familiarity with the federal legislative process, experience communicating with policy makers, and ability to communicate complex policy issues in a comprehendible way.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities

  • Thorough understanding of the broader AAPI political landscape

  • Ability to form relationships and work with relevant stakeholders

  • Ability to work independently and self-identify projects and opportunities

 
Preferred Experience/Skills

  • Knowledge of education, immigration, technology/telecommunications, census, or voting rights policy issues as they relate to AAPIs

  • Fluency in an AAPI language

  • Familiarity with OCA and/or its chapters

  • Experience working in nonprofit, social justice, or civil rights environments

  • Mainstream and ethnic media familiarity

  • Ability to be a strong team player

 
Education
 
B.A. or equivalent four-year degree required. Advanced degree in public policy, law, social sciences, ethnic studies, or other relevant fields is a plus. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
 
Compensation
 
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, telework, health care, vision, employer subsidized dental and transit, and employer matching Simple IRA. 
 
To Apply
 
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to Communications Manager Thu Nguyen at tnguyen@ocanational.org by Monday, March 25, 2019.
 
 
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Individuals from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

[CLOSED] Hiring for Executive Director

Position Description for Executive Director for OCA

About OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national non-profit, membership-driven civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 50 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders.

Overview of the Position

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead the organization, programmatic, advocacy, and communications work. The key role of this position is to advance the mission of the organization through supporting staff and setting a strategic vision for the future.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to engage diverse stakeholders ranging from local community members to policy makers to corporate partners. He/she/they will be an exceptionally quick learner, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be able to work both independently and as a team member. The candidate should have experience in non-profit management. Additionally, this individual should be familiar with the diverse needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The individual reports to the CEO and National President, and serves as the organization’s main day-to-day operations staff. General responsibilities include oversight of daily operations, supervision of staff, support of chapter development and board governance, fiscal oversight, fundraising, relationship building, and outreach.  The position also requires responsibility of oversight of management at the OCA National Center.

During the initial transition period, the ED reports to OCA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who, in turn, reports to the OCA National President.  The National Board of Directors and Executive Council Officers are available to support the transition process. Once the transition is complete, the ED will report directly to the OCA National President.

Job Responsibilities:

·       Manage and supervise all of the organization’s full-time staff and an annual budget of $1.5 million;

·       Oversee all programming including deliverables of outputs and outcomes, goals, and benchmarks;

·    Direct the organization’s national public policy work including rapid-response, organizational strategic policy direction, and management of external partnerships - setting strategic advocacy vision through an assessment of the national political landscape, building community capacity, and facilitating grassroots mobilization efforts;

·       Build and interact with the organization’s national network of chapters and membership – including addressing capacity, growth, and sustainability;

·       Oversee key membership initiatives, including management of CRM database;

·       Supervise the organization’s major events including the OCA National Convention and OCA Corporate Achievement Awards and others as needed;

·       Advise and provide a framework for strategic communications including social media, media inquiries, and press releases for the organization;

·       Interact, manage, and navigate complex relationships within the AAPI community including serving as a liaison to other national civil rights groups and external stakeholder meetings;

·    Direct all fundraising efforts, including management of corporate partnerships through the organization’s business advisory council, creating a sustainable revenue model, and strategize to cultivate diverse streams of funding;

·    Oversee organizational finances, including annual third party auditing, monthly reporting of profit/loss balance sheet, programmatic budgets, assets, and expenditures;

·    Provide guidance and resources to the organization’s board of directors and affiliate leaders to maximize impact in growth in programming, fundraising, and advocacy locally and nationally – including board meetings, executive retreats, and other events;

·    Other duties as assigned by the National President and/or Executive Council/National Board

Experience and Skills Required

•       7-10 years of experience with non-profit management;

•       Advocacy and policy analysis background, including familiarity with the federal legislative process, experience communicating with policy makers, and ability to communicate complex policy issues in a comprehensible way

•       Excellent written and verbal communication abilities

•       Thorough understanding of the broader AAPI political landscape

•       Ability to cultivate relationships and work with relevant stakeholders

•       Proven track record of fundraising in individual giving, corporate sponsorships and foundation grants for a $1.0+ million budget

•       Ability to work independently and self-identify projects and opportunities to improve the organization

•       Ability to manage staff in a compassionate and comprehensive way

•       Ability, willingness, and flexibility to work extended hours and to travel as needed

•       Must be able to work in the U.S.

Preferred Experience/Skills

•       Knowledge of education, immigration, technology/telecommunications, census, or voting rights policy issues as they relate to AAPIs

•       Knowledge and experience in building management and property care

•       Familiarity with OCA and/or its chapters

•       Experience working in nonprofit, social justice, or civil rights environments

•       Mainstream and ethnic media familiarity

•       Strong conflict resolution skills

•       Proficient skills in Microsoft office and social media platforms.

•       Bachelor’s Degree required.  Graduate Degree preferred.

Education

B.A. or equivalent four-year degree required. Advanced degree in public policy, law, social sciences, ethnic studies, or other relevant fields is a plus. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references in PDF format to Thu Nguyen at tnguyen@ocanational.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Individuals from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.