Hiring for Program Fellow

Location: Washington, D.C.

Target Start Date: March 4

Compensation: $2500 monthly living stipend

Level: Entry

Overview of the Position:

The OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates seeks a full-time Programs Fellow for a 6 month contract. As a Program Fellow you will be assisting the program manager in planning and executing our student and youth programs: APA Youth Advocates, APIA U Leadership, DC Internship, and Gold Mountain Scholarship.

In this role you will work with community leaders to develop the next generation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Advocates. You will become an expert in youth development curriculum planning, program management, and work with many diverse individuals across disciplines.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in executing OCA’s APA Youth Advocates, APIA U Leadership, OCA Internship, and programs that focus on youth and student advocacy and leadership development.

  • Build and maintain a national network of program alumni for assigned program portfolio in coordination with OCA’s Communication Associate

  • Assist the Program Manager and other staff with other events as necessary (OCA National Convention, Corporate Achievement Awards, National Board Meetings, JACL/OCA Leadership Summit)

  • Actively cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders such as funders, community partners, and OCA Chapters

  • Manage administrative duties as assigned including but not limited to: bookkeeping, financial management, answer phone calls, and answering general inquiries

You Are:

  • A passionate advocate for AAPI and other PoC communities

  • Intrinsically motivated to achieve and exceed goals

  • Capable of working without a blueprint

  • A natural leader and networker

  • An effective communicator in both written and verbal form

You Have:

  • Experience in public speaking, teaching, or facilitating small and large group discussions

  • Knowledge of AAPI issues and are passionate about civil rights and social justice.

  • Worked with youth audiences (high school – college aged).

  • Programmed and managed events for at least 100 people

  • A history of meeting or exceeding personal goals

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references in PDF format to Pajouablai Monica Lee at mlee@ocanational.org by COB Friday, February 18, 2019.Incomplete applications will not be considered.