This is an exciting new opportunity to help shape and coordinate the joint programming of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s members are: Advancing Justice – AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Advancing Justice – Chicago, and Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.
In 2013, united by their desire to increase the impact of their advocacy, four of the nation’s largest and longstanding independent Asian American social justice organizations formed the Advancing Justice affiliation. Today, with presence on both coasts, the Midwest and Southeastern U.S., five affiliated organizations work together—as equal and independent partners under one name, speaking with one unified and powerful voice—to promote justice, empower Asian American communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen America’s multi-racial democracy.
Working closely with the senior leadership and selected teams of the five affiliates, the Director of Affiliation Strategy will build and draw upon the organizations’ deep expertise, experience and track record of advancing civil rights in the U.S. through litigation, policy advocacy, community engagement and communications strategies. This dynamic leader will help implement a shared vision for expanding the national role of Advancing Justice in reaching a broad range of Asian American communities in states and localities across the nation and working to build a more inclusive democracy, in partnership with immigrant and racial justice movements throughout the U.S.
This position calls for a creative, experienced leader with proven strategic and advocacy skills, as well as political savvy, strong written and oral communication skills, and an enterprising spirit. Informed passion for the mission and values of Advancing Justice is critical, as is sophisticated understanding of law and policy change, engaging communities, and operating within networks and campaigns.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Affiliation Strategy will help to design and implement overall strategy and drive key shared initiatives of the Advancing Justice affiliation. This position reports to the senior leadership (executive and/or deputy directors) of the five affiliates, with direct supervision by the executive director of Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, based in San Francisco. The Director of Affiliation Strategy will have the opportunity to hire and manage an additional staff position to help coordinate joint affiliation activities and programming priorities.
The principal responsibilities of the Director of Affiliation Strategy are as follows:
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have:
Competitive salary and benefits package offered, commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates should e-mail the following to email@example.com: resume; cover letter summarizing interest, qualifications and experience; writing sample; and two references. Kindly put “Application – Director of Affiliation Strategy” in the subject line of the e-mail. Please submit materials in PDF format. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be considered starting November 1, 2017, and accepted until the position is filled.
The Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment. All persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.
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