Jobs at APANO2020-06-26T18:49:00+00:00

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

Field Organizer

Position Title: Field Organizer 

Reports To: Political Director

Position type: 40 hours/week (1.0 permanent FTE equivalent)

Compensation: $39,244-$44,210 depending on experience

Benefits: health, dental, and vision insurance 90% employer-paid, 401K plan with employer contribution, transit subsidy, data plan credit, paid professional development opportunities, paid time off starting at three weeks per year (prorated by start date), seven paid holidays annually, and flexible schedule. This position requires night and weekend work hours. 

 

Consideration of candidates will begin after posting and continue until the position is filled. 

 

About APANO: ​APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change. APANO Communities United Fund (CUF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works closely with its affiliate 501(c)(4) organization, APANO.

 

About the Position:

APANO is looking for a motivated, creative and organized individual to join APANO’s Political team, providing skills in volunteer management, leadership development and year-round civic engagement to build grassroots power in Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Oregon. The successful candidate will join a growing, seasoned team of member-leaders and staff working to win concrete change in the lives of Asian and Pacific Islanders in Oregon, and the larger world. Our ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter, skilled at building relationships, metrics based, energetic, capable of motivating and managing volunteers and data.

 

They will report directly to the Political Director and coordinate with the PpACE (Political, policy, advocacy, and civic engagement) Team. The Field Organizer will work with members, volunteers, and partner organizations on turnout and participation in campaigns where APANO is involved. Examples of issue areas that APANO and this position may work on include childcare policy, health equity, economic justice, reproductive justice, immigrant rights, democracy reform and voting rights, housing, and potential increased forays into criminal justice reform and mental health care.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

 

Program Management (70%)

  • Implement year-round field plan, supporting member recruitment and development; voter registration, political education and turnout; grassroots policy advocacy; phonebanking and canvassing; and occasional campaign work in support of APANO’s Advocacy Agenda and endorsed candidates.
  • Attend and represent the organization key ballot measure coalitions and synchronizing partner campaigns with APANO work.
  • Support the development of APANO’s grassroots Political Advocacy and Civic Engagement Committee; Integrated voter engagement strategies
  • Actively maintain Voter Activation Network (VAN), EveryAction database, and the organization’s internal systems to update records, target lists for campaigns, and coordinate electoral organizing activities. 
  • Engage member-leaders outside the Portland Metro area to base-build and take action in their local communities or through statewide efforts including candidate endorsement processes.
  • Organize and facilitate regular member meetings that happen throughout the state, in coordination with other staff and member-leaders.

 

Communication and Research (30%)

  • Support the coordination of member involvement in APANO’s campaign research process.
  • Compile data, interview stakeholders and conduct analysis of census data, relevant statistics, and legislation in support of internal memos one-pagers, issue briefs, public messaging and other informational materials and presentations relevant to APANO’s Advocacy Agenda, ballot measures and endorsed candidates.
  • Provide training and messaging support.
  • Promote Asian and Pacific Islander visibility through ongoing demographics research and presentations
  • Build analysis, skills and confidence of APANO staff to identify research needs to drive internal political analysis and member leadership (i.e., listening tour, campaign research, power mapping)

Required Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity; record of success working with communities of color, low-income folks, LGBTAQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities
  • A commitment to APANO’s mission, vision, and values and to helping build a healthy workplace
    culture
  • Enthusiasm for working to advance Asian and Pacific Islander political power
  • Strong project management experience
  • Ability to think strategically and prioritize
  • Strong writing skills, ability to synthesize and communicate about complex material
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team environment
  • Reliable, self-motivated, resourceful, and able to adapt to fast-paced environments
  • Ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships at various coalition tables and partners.
  • A commitment to centering BIPOC solidarity work in all aspects of the work ie: campaigns, implementation, etc.

 

The following are preferred, but not requirements:

  • Asian and/or Pacific Islander language proficiency.
  • Experience in c4 candidate endorsements and campaigns. 
  • Familiarity with Voter Activation Network (VAN), EveryAction, legislative tracking, and field organizing metrics.
  • Comfortable training volunteers and entry-level staff in field tactics (phone banking, texting, email, door canvassing, tabling).

 

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and this position will be open until filled. Applications should be emailed as a single attached document (PDF preferred) to jobs@apano.org with subject “Field Organizer”. 

 

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1-page max) clearly outlining your interest in APANO, this position, and the specific skills and knowledge that you would bring to the job 
  • A resume (2-page max) with relevant experience, work history, education, and accomplishments
  • [If advanced to finalist stage] 3 references, with contact information, and your relationship to the reference 

 

APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are actively seeking to increase representation and develop the leadership of women, LGBTQ people, people with lived experience of economic injustices, and other underrepresented groups, including diverse API communities, both within the organization and the broader racial justice movement in Oregon and API communities. APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are equal opportunity employers. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other legally protected classification.

 

By |May 17th, 2022|

Cultural Work Coordinator

Position Title: Cultural Work Coordinator

Reports To: Cultural Work Manager

Duration: Regular Position

Hours: 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (40 hours/week)

Compensation:  $39,244-$48,309 depending on experience

Benefits: Generous 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K plan, subsidized transit pass, cell phone credit, professional development opportunities, paid time off starting at three weeks per year, 14 paid holidays annually, and flexible family-friendly schedule.

 

About APANO:

APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change. APANO Communities United Fund (CUF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works closely with its affiliate 501(c)(4) organization, APANO. 

 

About the Position:

APANO is looking for an organized, motivated, and creative individual to support cultural work programs that build grassroots power within Asian and Pacific Islander communities in Oregon. The Cultural Work Coordinator assists the Cultural Work team to ensure the successful implementation of cultural organizing projects and help build a strong base of artists, cultural workers, and member-leaders who advance APANO’s mission of racial and social justice. The position is responsible for a broad range of project and administrative duties as part of APANO’s evolving arts, culture shift, and placemaking strategies. Given the Cultural Work team’s close work with volunteers and community members, the position involves regular evening and weekend hours. This individual will join a growing, seasoned team of member-leaders and staff working to win concrete change in the lives of Asian and Pacific Islanders in Oregon, and the larger world.  

 

The ideal candidate is movement-oriented and excited to manage on-the-ground tasks and details that build the foundation for a creative, dynamic, queer-friendly, multi-ethnic, inter-generational organization. This individual will be friendly, detail-oriented, flexible, and attentive to project and program needs and areas of optimization, while practicing clear and direct communication with colleagues and team. 

 

Currently, the position involves both in-person and remote responsibilities, and includes working with colleagues who are primarily or fully remote. The majority of staff have been working primarily remotely during the pandemic, and APANO is currently in the process of revising its remote working policies. We expect that this position will include both remote and in-person work with a flexible, family-friendly schedule for the foreseeable future. 

 

Position Responsibilities:

Project and Administrative Support (60%)

  • Support the successful implementation of Cultural Work projects and programs, including providing hands-on exhibition installation and cultural events support; helping coordinate and organize artists, volunteers, and APANO members through APANO’s Arts & Media Project (AMP) and the East Portland Art + Justice Lab; assisting with the preparation and implementation of trainings and workshops; and other tasks as needed.
  • Coordinate administrative and logistical details that support the optimal functioning of the Cultural Work team, artists, and partners, such as maintaining inventory of Cultural Work materials and supplies, assisting artists with project details, supporting scheduling needs, and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist the Cultural Work team in identifying and applying for cultural work funding opportunities, including researching and documenting grant opportunities, helping draft and prepare applications, and assisting with report-writing and submission. 
  • Participate in Cultural Work and Community Space collaborative team meetings and support collaborative Cultural Work and Community Space activities as needed.
  • Represent Cultural Work on APANO’s internal cross-programmatic committees, including but not limited to BIPOC Solidarity and Disability Justice committees.

 

Documentation and Evaluation (30%)

  • Collect program and project information, including activities, dates, participants, collaborators, and documentation, for archival and tracking purposes.
  • Maintain an ongoing project archive on APANO’s website, updating project descriptions, images, and other information to create an easy-to-understand, accessible, and visible online presence of APANO’s cultural strategy work.
  • Regularly update EveryAction and APANO’s Arts & Media Project (AMP) list serv, to ensure regular channels of communication and engagement with program participants.
  • Assist the Cultural Work team in program evaluation by helping create accessible methods of collecting feedback from program participants, implementing feedback collection strategies, and maintaining feedback for evaluation purposes.

 

Communications (10%)

  • Curate, assemble, and send APANO’s monthly Cultural Work Roundup, gathering mission-aligned events and opportunities for distribution to APANO’s cultural work network.
  • Support APANO’s Arts & Media Project (AMP) in maintaining and distributing content on AMP’s Instagram.
  • Support the Cultural Work team in telling the story and impact of the departments’ work in accessible and engaging ways, and regularly audit Cultural Work’s communications channels for accessibility, clarity, and impact.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates for the position will have:

  • At least one year of experience in project or administrative support, with a strong ability to carefully track details and needs of multiple ongoing events, projects, and activities.
  • Demonstrated interest in and analysis of the role of arts and cultural work in organizing, campaigns, and social justice movement-building.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), with ability to connect across multiple varied audiences and build relationships with a wide range of personalities, in-person and remote.
  • The ability to work on a deadline and maintain close communication and coordination with supervisor, co-workers, and volunteers to successfully implement projects.
  • A friendly, curious, and growth-oriented attitude, with ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment.
  • The ability to move with grace under pressure and the ability to form positive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Deep commitment to and vision for APANO’s mission and strategic plan, including an understanding of the role of grassroots community organizing in social change and movement building.
  • Respect for and demonstrated experience working with Asian and Pacific Islander activists, and a deep understanding of issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Sufficient English proficiency; this position communicates regularly in written and spoken English.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as required by APANO.

 

Preferred, but not required:

  • Experience with art-making and event coordination in a community-based or social justice context.
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Swahili, and/or other Asian and Pacific Islander languages.
  • Understanding and experience with community organizing, civic engagement and/or policy advocacy.
  • Knowledge of and connection to the arts and cultural landscape in Portland or more broadly in Oregon.

 

How to Apply

Only complete applications submitted by 5/16/2022 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time will initially be considered. Applications should be emailed as a single attached document (PDF preferred) to jobs@apano.org with subject line “Cultural Work Coordinator”.  

 

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) clearly outlining the specific skills, knowledge, and experience you bring to the job and how those are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.  
  • A complete resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.
  • At least 3 references, including your current or most recent position, their name, title, email, phone, city and state information, and your relationship to them will be requested during the hiring process.
  • APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are actively seeking to increase representation and develop the leadership of women, LGBTQ people, people with lived experience of economic injustices, and other underrepresented groups, including diverse API communities, both within the organization and the broader racial justice movement in Oregon and API communities. APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are equal opportunity employers. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other legally protected classification.

 

By |April 21st, 2022|

Communications Director

Position Title: Communications Director
Reports To: Co-Executive Director of Culture and Communications
Duration: Regular Position
Hours: 1.0 Full Time Equivalent
Compensation: $69,404 – $82,946, plus benefits: generous 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K plan, subsidized transit pass, cell phone credit, professional development opportunities, paid time off starting at three weeks per year, 14 paid holidays annually, and flexible family-friendly schedule.

Organization Description:

APANO Communities United Fund and its sister 501(c)(4) organization, APANO, unite Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change. APANO CUF is a 501(c)(3) organization, and works closely with its affiliate 501(c)(4) organization, APANO. 

Position Description:

The Communications Director will lead in developing APANO CUF and APANO’s public voice and advance our organizations’ mission, vision, and values. They will work with our organizational and programmatic leadership as well as the Communications Team to shape and implement our communications strategy. The Communications Director should have expertise in areas including strategic communications, media relations, branding, and social media, and be able to deploy communications tools to engage and mobilize our audiences. A successful Communications Director will be someone strongly grounded in racial and social justice values, a motivating team leader, and an effective collaborator. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Strategic Communications (35%)

  • Position APANO CUF and APANO as credible, influential voices on the issues we work on and help us reach the audiences we seek to engage and mobilize 
  • Ensure we communicate in a way that is consistent with our organizational values, advance our racial justice and intersectional justice framework, and promote equity in both the content and methods of our communications
  • Lead media relations strategy including managing media inquiries, drafting press releases, serving as and supporting organizational spokespeople, and leading rapid response communications efforts
  • Ensure proper compliance with c3 and c4 organizational requirements

Program Management (35%)

  • Set and track annual Communications goals, workplan, and budget
  • Support Communications Team collaboration and coordination, including leading team retreats and meetings
  • With the Communications Team, craft messaging and manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic collateral, including e-newsletters, mailers, websites, social media, etc. 
  • Manage communications tools, channels, and assets and develop policies, processes, and systems to guide their use
  • Facilitate strong internal coordination with programs and other departments to coordinate on communications projects and advance programmatic and team goals
  • Manage contractors for special projects, including graphic design, website development, printing and mailing, and other contractors
  • With the Communications Team, track and report on effectiveness of communications platforms and campaigns to continually improve communications strategies

Supervision (30%)

  • Supervise, guide, and support individual Communications Team members
  • Set individual annual performance goals and provide feedback, support, and accountability towards goals
  • Support staff’s professional development and learning goals to grow in their roles

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong racial and social justice analysis with knowledge of API communities and issues
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills and strategy, including experience leading communications campaigns and working with the media
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, especially to communicate with diverse, cross-cultural audiences
  • A flexible team player able to collaborate with peers across different programs
  • Strong supervisory skills and ability to motivate, support, and manage a team
  • Ability to prioritize and manage across multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience managing websites, social media, and content management systems
  • Flexible and able adapt to fast paced organizational and news media environment
  • Commitment to APANO’s mission and building healthy workplace culture

The following are a plus, but not requirements:

  • Experience in multilingual communications
  • Experience working across c3 and c4 organizations

Travel Required

Our office is currently working remotely, with in-person work in the office done as needed and in accordance with COVID safety protocols. When in-person work increases, travel to Portland for work meetings and events at least twice a month and occasional in-state travel is required for this position. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide proof of insurance if using own vehicle, or if renting, must be insurable. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle safely and use a seat belt.  Mileage and travel expenses are reimbursed per APANO policy.

How to Apply

Applications received by Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:00am Pacific Time will be prioritized for initial review; position is open until filled. To apply, email your complete application to jobs@apano.org with the subject line “Communications Director.” 

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge that you bring to the job and how you are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position
  •  A resume (2 pages max) with relevant experience, work history, education, and accomplishments
  • If you proceed to a final round of review, you will be asked for 3 references with contact information and your relationship to the reference (you may include these references in your initial application, but it is not required)

APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are actively seeking to increase representation and develop the leadership of women, LGBTQ people, people with lived experience of economic injustices, and other underrepresented groups, including diverse API communities, both within the organization and the broader racial justice movement in Oregon and API communities. APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are equal opportunity employers. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other legally protected classification.

 

By |February 18th, 2022|
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