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APANO is always looking for talented and passionate folks to join our awesome staff. Please see the openings currently available below.

ALLY Youth Organizer

Position title: Youth Organizer In-Training
Reports to: Asian Youth Organizer
Duration: Semester-long program (Jan 2021-June 2021)
Hours: 5-6 hours/week
Compensation: $15/hr

Organization description: APANO (The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) is Oregon’s oldest and largest statewide Asian and Pacific Islander organizing and advocacy group, with a legacy of policy wins and innovative community programs. APANO is a 501c4 organization, and affiliated with APANO Communities United Fund, a 501c3 organization, to achieve our larger 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. APANO’s key strategies are organizing, leadership development, civic engagement and policy advocacy, and cultural work. We are organizing and uniting low-income, limited English proficiency, immigrant and refugee Asian and Pacific Islander communities, activists, and allies statewide in order to improve opportunities and prosperity for all Oregonians. We increasingly work at the intersections of oppression, are committed to shifting the balance of power, and striving for systemic change in solidarity with communities experiencing oppression.

APANO’s Asian youth organizing arm, ALLY (API Leaders for the Liberation of Youth), aims to build the leadership skills of working-class API high school youth through community organizing. Youth leaders undergo leadership development and political education, including annual overnight youth-led retreats and summer Social Justice bootcamps, that were previously available but are currently on hold due to COVID safety guidelines. The goal of this program is to build towards a community organizing campaign and win concrete changes for API communities. Position description: ALLY is looking for four motivated individuals to participate in the 2021 Leadership cohort as a Youth Organizer In-Training. Organizers In-Training will attend weekly meetings that consist of political education and a related activity. Organizers In-Training will engage in a variety of skills training and leadership development and are expected to explore topics like gender justice and the model minority myth. The 2021 Cohort aims to build confidence, skills and knowledge through increasing participation in a public leadership role.

Roles and responsibilities:
● Participate in a semester-long leadership development cohort
○ Attend two weekly meetings, four hours total per week
○ Meetings will be held virtually until further notice*
● Conduct outreach to API youth to build youth membership and engagement
● Collaborate with other cohort members to build out ALLY programming and advocacy
● Engage with internal APANO programming and staff to build equitable practices

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By |October 29th, 2020|

Development Coordinator

Position Title: Development Coordinator
Reports To: Development and Communications Director
Duration: Regular Position
Hours: 1.0 Full Time Equivalent, Exempt Position
Compensation: $41,059 – $46,212, plus benefits: 90% employer-paid medical, dental, vision insurance, 401K plan with employer contribution, transit subsidy, cell phone credit, paid professional development opportunities, paid time off starting at three weeks per year, seven paid holidays annually, and flexible family-friendly schedule.

The Development Coordinator will play a key role in advancing APANO’s mission and work by supporting the Development Team and the organization’s fundraising efforts. The Development Coordinator will report to the Development and Communications Director and help implement APANO’s development strategy by engaging with APANO donors and members as well as sponsors, foundations, and other supporters. They will also play a critical role in crafting and maintaining development systems and donor databases. 

Applications received by Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:00am Pacific Time will be prioritized for initial review. To apply, email your complete application to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Coordinator.” 

Read the full job description. For more information, please email [email protected].

By |September 11th, 2020|

Policy Director

Position Title: Policy Director

Reports to: Associate Director

Hours: Exempt, Full-time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: $66,225 to $81,488 

Benefits: Generous 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K plan with employer match; subsidized transit pass; cell phone reimbursement; paid time off & seven paid holidays annually. Flexible work hours.

APANO CUF is looking for a Policy Director to lead policy analysis, development, and implementation.  Major job duties include developing and leading APANO’s c3 policy work, coordination with coalition partners, and working towards systemic change through a racial equity lens. This position will have a particular focus on advancing climate and energy justice priorities as our organization responds to the ongoing climate crisis. The Policy Director reports to the Associate Director and will manage a small team of 1-3 full time staff.

Applications received by Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9:00am Pacific Time will be prioritized for initial review. To apply, email your complete application to [email protected] with the subject line “Policy Director.” 

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For more information, please email questions to Duncan Hwang, at


By |September 11th, 2020|

Human Resources Manager

Position Title: Human Resources Manager

Reports To: Director of Finance and Administration

Duration: Regular Position 

Hours: 1.0 Full-Time Equivalent 

Compensation: $50,522-55,206, plus benefits as detailed in the employee handbook

APANO is looking for an experienced human resources manager who will help usher APANO and APANO CUF through a period of strong growth and further our strategic goals; especially around diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The HR manager will be responsible for ensuring that the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of human resources plans and programs. This individual will join a growing, seasoned team of member-leaders and staff working to win concrete change in the lives of Asians and Pacific Islanders in Oregon and the larger world.  

Our ideal candidate is multi-faceted, cooperative, organized, and systems-oriented with the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and align with strategic initiatives.

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By |May 12th, 2020|