Compensation: $15/hour. TriMet Hop Fastpass provided, personal cell phone stipend, and 7 paid Federal Holidays in accordance with personnel policies
The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) is looking for a motivated, creative, and organized individual to build grassroots power in Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Oregon and advance racial and social justice. VOTE Fellows will work in a dynamic team environment to plan and implement civic engagement activities for the 2019 May Special Elections. The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice, and is excited to build political power and visibility for our communities. They will work in a queer-friendly, multi-ethnic, API-centered, intergenerational organization. Candidates with language skills in Vietnamese, Mandarin/Cantonese, Hindi, Tagalog, or other Asian/Pacific Islander languages are strongly encouraged to apply.
VOTE Fellows will work closely with the Political Director to achieve our political and civic engagement goals for the 2018 General Election. This is a limited duration position starting in February 2019. Fellows will execute voter drives and political education events in coordination with the Political team. Work will include recruiting and engaging volunteers, organizing voter registration drives, participating in event outreach activities, social media outreach, and organizing GOTV events with partner organizations. Fellows will receive appropriate training and learning opportunities to understand field work in electoral based campaigns and organizing.
As executive director of APANO, you will lead a team of highly dedicated community organizers and social justice advocates working to realize a vision of a just and equitable world where Asians and Pacific Islanders are fully engaged in the social, economic, and political issues that affect us. Your exceptional leadership and management skills will ensure that APANO effectively fulfills its mission, working collaboratively both within the organization and in a wide variety of Oregon communities. Your sharp strategic planning, change management, and team building skills will be drawn upon to lead APANO during this transformative chapter, which follows the founding executive director’s departure in June. You will receive support from the interim executive director who is committed to ensuring a smooth transition, and you’ll help us define the APANO of today and of the future. We’ll also appreciate your relationship building, equity and inclusion, policy advocacy, and financial management skills, as well as your approachability, passion for our work, mindfulness, and courage.