North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan
Status: Full time, exempt
Experience Requirements: 2-3 years in a relevant position
Location: Main office in Raleigh, NC; position is hybrid (3 days in office and 2 WFH), MUST be local or intend on moving to the area to be considered; requires occasional travel across the Triangle and other parts of the state.
Application Deadline: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis to start as soon as possible.
About the organizations:
North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all over fostering community among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and allies in NC through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation.
NCAAT in Action is committed to supporting equity and justice for all by building political power among Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and allies in North Carolina through voter education, progressive advocacy, and leadership development.
NCAAT and NCAAT in Action offer full-time employees health, dental, and vision insurance benefits, paid time off for vacations, and sick leave. In order to help employees maintain a reasonable work schedule, we offer flextime on Friday afternoons, with the occasional opportunity to remote work with respect to the scope and needs of individual work and projects. Additionally, to support the professional development goals of our employees we offer a yearly $500 professional development stipend; $450 stipend towards an Asian language course; and ongoing training opportunities.
About the position:
NCAAT is seeking a full-time Community Engagement Manager to vision, plan, and implement our community engagement efforts across NC. The candidate should have a deep commitment to grassroots organizing, mobilizing communities, and coalition building with organizational partners. In addition, the candidate must have an interest in engaging communities in political participation and leadership. As a manager level position in a small non-profit, the ideal candidate should be prepared to operate with a start-up culture mindset without needing to depend on established workflows. The candidate should also be able to leverage their own experience and structures to develop a work plan for the Community Engagement Department, supervise a team, and maintain project goals/objectives. As the resident lead expert, the Community Engagement manager will need to be able to think outside the box and communicate effectively with staff members in the areas of voter engagement campaign strategies and endorsements.
The manager’s primary function will be to oversee progress of the department’s team and its members, as well as executing organization goals to improve community building efforts. Selected candidates will be expected to work with our Community Partnership Network (CPN) and communicate regularly with co-workers, reporting to the Director of Programs. This position is ideal for a candidate with strong relational organizing and interpersonal communication skills, an interest in Community Engagement, and desire to learn more about Asian American communities in North Carolina.
Program and Leadership Development (60%)
Supervise and support community engagement team actively identifying resources and trainings to encourage professional growth
Develop short-term and long-term strategic community engagement projects, incorporating both in-person and digital programming to existing programming activities
Ensure thorough and secure tracking of community engagement data and key performance indicators using organizational tools
Represent NCAAT’s community engagement program to funders, partners, and allied organizations as assigned
Community Outreach (40%)
Build new and nurture existing relationships with community members and organizations to expand NCAAT’s membership
Engage directly with community members at in-person events and community hubs, building strong working relationships with community partners and volunteers
Activate community members around relevant issues and policies, leveraging NCAAT’s in-language capacities
Build NCAAT’s community base and recruit volunteers through tactics including but not limited to door knocking, phone and text banks, tabling and relational organizing
Facilitate community gatherings and educational events
Apply if you have:
1-2 years of experience planning and implementing events
1-2 years of experience mobilizing community members and volunteers of diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity
Demonstrated interest in political and civic engagement
Detail-oriented program planner who can take ownership of projects from start to finish, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
Strong team management and leadership experience, with a community care-centered approach
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to adapt and build relationships with people from many communities and language backgrounds consistently
Technical fluency and comfort learning digital tools to collaborate remotely with a team
Interest in keeping a pulse on local, state, and federal policies that impact Asian American communities
Experience with tools for community outreach and organizing such as VAN, GetThru, Reach, etc.
Willingness to work non-traditional hours
Driver’s license and reliable access to a car
Connection to and/or knowledge of Asian communities in NC is a plus
Basic skills in any Asian language is a plus
NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this job please visit northcarolinaasianamericanstogether.applytojob.com.