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05.23.2024

Asian American Community Leaders Celebrate Passage of Language Equity and Access Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 23, 2024
CONTACT: Grace Pai – gpai@advancingjustice-chicago.org

Asian American Community Leaders to Celebrate Passage of Language Equity and Access Act
New bill expands language access to state services for Illinois’ immigrant communities

CHICAGO (May 23, 2024) – After two years of organizing, the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition applauds the Illinois state legislature for passing the Language Equity and Access Act (SB3762) on Thursday.

The bill’s passage comes after a rally at the Capitol during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month where 300 Asian American community members urged legislators to support language justice for all.

The bill ensures that the nearly one million individuals in Illinois who rely on a language other than English can access vital state services regarding health, public aid, small businesses and more. In the Asian American community, nearly 80 percent of adults speak a language other than English at home, and roughly one in three prefer to communicate in their native tongue. The Language Equity and Access Act requires state agencies to create language access plans and provide translation and interpretation in more than a dozen languages. It also designates the Governor’s Office of New Americans to support agencies in creating and implementing their language access plans. The bill now awaits Governor Pritzker’s signature.

“Immigrant communities who were hit hard by COVID-19 struggled to get the services they needed because of language barriers,” said Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago Executive Director Grace Pai. “The Language Equity and Access Act will save lives and ensure that Illinois’ growing immigrant community is able to thrive.

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PAVE Coalition Members: Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE), Apna Ghar, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, Cambodian Association of Illinois, Chinese American Service League, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community, Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago, Hamdard Health Alliance, HANA Center, Hanul Family Alliance, Indo-American Center, Japanese American Citizens League – Chicago, Japanese American Service Committee, Lao American Organization of Elgin, Muslim Civic Coalition, South Asian American Policy and Research Institute, Vietnamese Association of Illinois

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05.01.2024

350 Asian American Community Leaders to Rally at the State Capitol Demanding Language Justice For All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 1, 2024
CONTACT: Grace Pai – gpai@advancingjustice-chicago.org

350 Asian American Community Leaders to Rally at the State Capitol Demanding Language Justice For All

CHICAGO – On May 1, hundreds of Asian American community leaders with the Pan Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition kicked off Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a rally at the Illinois State Capitol. The rally featured community testimonies calling on lawmakers to pass the Language Equity and Access Act (SB3762), fully fund immigrant services, create progressive revenue streams to generate new funding solutions for the state, and invest in the implementation of K-12 inclusive history requirements.

Asian immigrant communities disproportionately face difficulties accessing public health and government services due to language barriers, an issue only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Asian Americans continue to be the fastest growing racial demographic in Illinois and the country and are flexing their growing political power to address issues like language access facing Asian, immigrant, and other marginalized communities.

Phong Nguyen, a community leader with the Vietnamese Association of Illinois, gave a testimony in Vietnamese that was interpreted into English. He called on lawmakers to pass the Language Equity and Access Act (SB3762), saying, “Almost 50 years after my community built a livelihood for themselves in the U.S., we are still demanding basic rights to language access – because that is how we build real inclusive communities!”

Mohammed Siddique Gandhi, a community leader with the Indo-American Center, shared, “At Indo-American Center, we have over 200 English and Citizenship students like me. Our classes have students who speak Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Pashto, Bangla, French, Spanish, and many more languages. The Immigrant Services Line Item funds immigrant-serving organizations like Indo-American Center and others here today to connect immigrant communities to critical resources. We need it fully funded at $40 million this year!”

Jayaraj Lobo, a youth leader with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, highlighted the need for funding for K-12 inclusive history implementation, saying, “The textbook my high school uses for US History has two sentences about Asian Americans. Knowing that my family, who worked so hard to come here and give us a better life, aren’t being seen – it hurts. That’s why I’m here today to urge our lawmakers to support the appropriations request of $2 million per year for the next five years for all inclusive history mandates. This funding is not just about numbers; it’s about investing in the future of our children and our communities.”

State Representative Theresa Mah, state Senator Ram Villivalam, and state Representative Nabeela Syed also spoke in support of the Pan Asian Voter Empowerment Coalition’s 2024 legislative agenda.

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PAVE Coalition Members: Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE), Apna Ghar, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, Cambodian Association of Illinois, Chinese American Service League, Chinese Mutual Aid Association, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community, Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago, Hamdard Health Alliance, HANA Center, Hanul Family Alliance, Indo-American Center, Japanese American Citizens League – Chicago, Japanese American Service Committee, Lao American Organization of Elgin, Muslim Civic Coalition, South Asian American Policy and Research Institute, Vietnamese Association of Illinois

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03.20.2024

Poll Watching Findings: Suburban Cook County and Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT:  

Grace Pai (Executive Director), Asian Americans Advancing Justice l Chicago
(224) 289-5291, gpai@advancingjustice-chicago.org 

Poll Watching Findings: Suburban Cook County struggles with bilingual judge recruitment, while Chicago implements new signage to highlight language access

CHICAGO, IL — March 19, 2024 – During today’s presidential primary election, poll watchers from Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (Advancing Justice | Chicago) visited 223 polling places across Cook County to monitor compliance with language and disability access requirements. In total, 36 poll watchers surveyed 106 Chicago precincts and 117 suburban Cook County precincts. 

Thanks to the federal Voting Rights Act and the Cook County Voting Opportunity and Translation Equity (VOTE) Ordinance, certain precincts that have high concentrations of Asian American and limited English proficient (LEP) voters are required to provide language assistance and translated voting materials in one or more of the following Asian language groups: Chinese, South Asian (Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu), Korean, and Tagalog. These precincts are known as “designated language precincts.” 

The goal of Advancing Justice l Chicago’s poll monitoring program is to ensure that all eligible voters can cast their ballots without interference, with a special focus on language and disability access requirements. Poll watchers checked precincts for translated election materials (informational signs, ballots, and voting instructions), surveyed bilingual election judges, and observed the polling place as voters cast their ballots. On average, poll watchers spent 20 to 30 minutes at each precinct. 

In Chicago, the Chicago Board of Elections (CBOE) rolled out two new signs that highlight the availability of language access in language-designated precincts. These signs, which are pictured below, were developed in direct response to Advancing Justice | Chicago’s recommendations from 2023. Overall, poll watchers noted strong compliance with language and disability access requirements across all 106 designated language precincts in Chicago. While CBOE’s hotline was often busy, staff were helpful in identifying and addressing staffing gaps and missing materials or signage.


In contrast, poll watchers noted widespread issues with bilingual election judge recruitment across suburban Cook County. Nearly half of the designated language precincts in suburban Cook County were missing at least one bilingual election judge. However, when asked, poll workers were aware of the Cook County Clerk’s language-specific hotlines and the availability of translated ballots on the touch screen voting machines. 
 

Advancing Justice | Chicago’s executive director, Grace Pai, noted: “We see the impact of our advocacy and collaboration with the Chicago Board of Elections in our poll watching results. Our poll watchers observed continued improvements in bilingual election judge staffing, the availability of translated signs and voting materials, and the addition of two new signs highlighting language access. While there continues to be room for improvement, we are heartened by the progress we’ve observed and look forward to collaborating with the Cook County Clerk’s office in a similar fashion.” 

Thanks to staff and volunteer poll watchers, Advancing Justice | Chicago monitored 99 percent of the designated Asian language precincts in Chicago and 100 percent of the designated Asian language precincts in suburban Cook County. In the coming months, Advancing Justice | Chicago will publish two reports – one for Chicago and one for suburban Cook County – using data collected from the poll watching program to document our findings and make recommendations for improvement. 

Advancing Justice | Chicago thanks the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC), Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, HANA Center, South Asian American Policy and Research Institute (SAAPRI), Indo-American Center (IAC), and Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) for their collective advocacy and collaboration throughout the election cycle.  

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02.08.2024

NOW HIRING! Campaigns Director

BACKGROUND AND MISSION
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. 

For over 30 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (“Advancing Justice | Chicago”) has worked to bring together the Asian American community and create change in our communities. We are deeply committed to grassroots community organizing and we invest in the leadership of grassroots community members through trainings, community education, civic engagement, and collaborative issue-based campaigns. In order to strengthen our work and transform the inequities in our city, state, and Midwest region, we work with multiracial coalitions that emphasize racial equity, accountability to those most impacted, and an infrastructure of grassroots leadership. Our advocacy work focuses on promoting racial, economic, and immigrant justice, including initiatives in the areas of voting rights, language access, education equity, criminal justice, and immigrant rights.  

As part of the national Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, Advancing Justice | Chicago is a leader in the nationwide Asian American movement. Regionally, Advancing Justice | Chicago is prioritizing the Midwest region and collaborating with partners across Midwestern states to tackle common struggles and build collective power.  

Founded in 2018, Asian American Midwest Progressives (“AAMP”) endorses progressive candidates, mobilizes Asian American voters, and holds elected officials accountable through issue-based campaigns. Currently, AAMP organizes in Illinois and Ohio. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

This role is an exciting opportunity for a strategic organizer and relationship-builder to serve as the Campaigns Director for Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP. The Campaigns Director will co-lead the Organizing Team and co-create strategy for issue campaigns with the Organizing Director. In addition, the Campaigns Director will serve as the primary lobbyist for both organizations, represent Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP in coalition spaces, lead political education and lobbying trainings for grassroots leaders and coalition partners, and create external communications and talking points for priority issue campaigns. As a member of the leadership team, the Campaigns Director will also be responsible for guiding organization-wide decisions, maintaining healthy organizational culture, and supervising the Communications Manager. This position reports to the Executive Director.  

This position will fall under the staff sharing agreement between Advancing Justice | Chicago and Asian American Midwest Progressives (AAMP) so a portion of time will be spent on 501(c)(4) activities including partisan political work. 

Key Advancing Justice | Chicago Responsibilities: 

  • Build strong relationships and advocate with elected officials and other decision-makers at the city, state, and county levels to advance advocacy efforts;  
    – Organize regular meetings with the Asian American Caucus and Asian American Legislative Caucus;
    – Serve as Advancing Justice | Chicago’s primary lobbyist in Springfield and complete all required reporting for registered lobbyists; 
  • Co-lead priority issue campaigns with the Organizing Director, including developing campaign strategy, coordinating with legislative sponsors, managing coalition partners, and coordinating with Organizing Team staff; 
  • Supervise the Communications Manager; 
  • Lead Advancing Justice | Chicago’s democracy and voting rights work, including a poll monitoring program and advocacy with local election authorities;   
  • Convene and lead the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition, including coordinating the Steering Committee, organizing full coalition meetings three times per year, and developing the PAVE Coalition’s annual legislative agenda; 
  • Track and analyze legislation relevant to Advancing Justice | Chicago’s priority issue areas, including immigration, language access, voting rights/democracy, education equity, and criminal justice;  
  • Support the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment Coalition’s annual lobby day (Asian American Action Day) by leading all lobbying preparation and training; 
  • Draft talking points and external communications for issues campaigns, including press releases in collaboration with the Communications Manager;  
  • Represent Advancing Justice | Chicago in external coalitions, including the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Just Democracy Illinois; 
  • Collaborate with the other Advancing Justice affiliates on national campaigns or joint projects, such as the biannual Asian Americans Advancing Justice National Summit;
    – Partner with fellow Advancing Justice affiliates on immigration and voting rights and participate in monthly calls for each issue area;   
  • Provide media interviews on key issues and current events, as needed;  
  • Educate our staff, grassroots leaders, and others on policy issues, as needed; 
  • Support and when appropriate take lead on organization-wide events and activities including direct actions, press conferences, rallies, lobby days, and other events as needed;  
  • Provide regular updates to the Advancing Justice | Chicago Board of Directors;  
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Key Asian American Midwest Progressives Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and execute AAMP’s grassroots endorsement process, which typically takes place during state-level primary elections and Chicago municipal elections; 
  • Steward co-governing relationships with endorsed candidates and key decision makers at city, county, and state levels; 
  • Serve as AAMP’s primary lobbyist in Springfield and complete all required reporting for registered lobbyists; 
  • Represent AAMP in external coalitions, including the Illinois Alignment Table; 
  • Provide support for political events, such as public meetings, forums, etc.; 
  • Assist in fundraising for AAMP, including but not limited to contributing to grant proposals/reports and participating in site visits with funders; 
  • Provide regular updates to the AAMP Board of Directors; 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Qualifications: 

As both a Senior Staff member and a public face of Advancing Justice | Chicago, the Campaigns Director should be a strategic thinker and excellent communicator with impeccable follow-through and time management. The Campaigns Director should demonstrate a unique blend of qualities and skills that reflect a passion and commitment to the organization’s mission, including the following:  

  • Strong belief in the mission of the organization and uncompromising commitment to advancing racial equity;  
  • 3-5 years of experience in policy advocacy or lobbying elected officials or government policy makers, including a deep knowledge of state, local, and/or federal legislative processes;  
  • Significant experience with issue-based campaigns, including campaign strategy and tactics;  
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to persuade others;   
  • Excellent follow-through on commitments and ability to hold others accountable; 
  • Highly effective interpersonal, leadership, consensus-building, and coalition-building skills, with the ability to forge new relationships and foster existing ones;   
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, work well with others under pressure, set and meet deadlines, and manage time effectively; 
  • Ability to communicate complex policy with multiple audiences, especially grassroots community members;   
  • Commitment to proactively sharing and thoughtfully receiving feedback; 
  • Openness and ability to adapt and respond to changes in the environment, and creatively adapt strategies and tactics as needed;  
  • Knowledge of Asian American and/or immigrant/refugee issues;   
  • Willingness to travel out-of-town and work evenings or weekends as needed (flex time is offered for evening and weekend work) – during the busiest part of the Springfield legislative session (February to May), out of town travel is typically 2-4 times per month for 1-3 nights per trip. 
  • Proficiency with online platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft 365/Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Drive. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strong understanding of the role that communications and media play in grassroots organizing and advocacy;   
  • Experience supervising staff;   
  • Familiarity with administrative aspects of a non-profit organization, including resource development;  
  • Reliable access to a vehicle for local and out-of-town work travel 

COMPENSATION 

Exempt, full-time position. As a member of our leadership team, this role has a salary range of $85,000-95,000. However, we are open to filling this role at a non-leadership team level if necessary, so we encourage individuals to apply even if you don’t meet all the qualifications listed. The salary range for a non-leadership team director role would be $75,000-85,000. Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP offer a generous full benefits package. 

INQUIRY AND APPLICATION PROCESS 

Applications should be submitted electronically via email to work@advancingjustice-chicago.org and include: 

  • Cover letter describing interest in the position, qualifications, and expectations,  
  • Resume;  
  • 2 writing samples of your choosing; and 
  • Names of three references who can speak to the range of qualifications sought. 
    – If you have supervision experience, please include a recent supervisee/direct report as one of your references 

Please include “Campaigns Director” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Note: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP staff are currently working in-person at our Uptown office two days a week (Tue/Thu) with optional work-from-home three days a week (Mon/Weds/Fri), which is subject to change. If you are invited for an interview, the interview may be held in person or over video conference.   

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and Asian American Midwest Progressives are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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NOW HIRING! Communications Manager

BACKGROUND AND MISSION
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. 

For over 30 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago (“Advancing Justice | Chicago”) has worked to bring together the Asian American community and create change in our communities. We are deeply committed to grassroots community organizing and we invest in the leadership of grassroots community members through trainings, community education, civic engagement, and collaborative issue-based campaigns. In order to strengthen our work and transform the inequities in our city, state, and Midwest region, we work with multiracial coalitions that emphasize racial equity, accountability to those most impacted, and an infrastructure of grassroots leadership. Our advocacy work focuses on promoting racial, economic, and immigrant justice, including initiatives in the areas of voting rights, language access, education equity, criminal justice, and immigrant rights.  

As part of the national Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation, Advancing Justice | Chicago is a leader in the nationwide Asian American movement. Regionally, Advancing Justice | Chicago is prioritizing the Midwest region and collaborating with partners across Midwestern states to tackle common struggles and build collective power.  

Founded in 2018, Asian American Midwest Progressives (“AAMP”) endorses progressive candidates, mobilizes Asian American voters, and holds elected officials accountable through issue-based campaigns. Currently, AAMP organizes in Illinois and Ohio.

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

This role is an exciting opportunity for a strategic, creative, and analytical communications expert to co-create and manage the organization’s communications and outreach strategy to a wide variety of audiences, including the media, volunteer leaders, policy makers, and the public at large. 

The Communications Manager will play an essential role in building organizational visibility and establishing a shared communications strategy to win policies that move forward the organizational priorities of immigrant rights, criminal justice/police accountability, education equity, voting rights, and language justice. The Communications Manager will manage and execute the strategy to elevate the organization’s voice and viewpoints to advance these issue and fundraising campaigns by developing relationships with local, state, and ethnic media and other key stakeholders. 

The Communications Manager will work in the organizing team and report to the Campaigns Director. This position will fall under the staff sharing agreement between Advancing Justice | Chicago and Asian American Midwest Progressives (AAMP) so a portion of time will be spent on 501(c)(4) activities including partisan electoral work. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Leadership, Strategy & Implementation 

  • Working closely with the Campaigns Director, the Communications Manager will function as a digital organizer and the strategic communications lead, creating and executing a robust external communications strategy for both organizations that build ladders of engagement and connect our online outreach, offline field work, public actions, and leadership development work; 
  • Coordinate with the Advancing Justice affiliates to release joint statements and advance federal campaign goals through narrative work; 
  • Track all media contacts and earned media coverage, continuously analyzing and recommending ways to improve organizational visibility; 
  • Track and regularly report on digital analytics and metrics, suggest and implement changes to increase engagement across digital platforms (email, social media, website); 
  • Maintain an informed understanding of current developments around issues and campaigns that Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP work on as well as current news and social media trends, ensuring that the organization can engage in appropriate rapid response communications and overseeing any such rapid response protocols;  
  • Train and build the capacity of organizing staff to integrate digital organizing technology in their roles; 
  • Collaborate with Development Manager and organizing staff to gather compelling stories and data to increase donor engagement and act as liaison between organizing team and the development team particularly for End of Year and AAPI Heritage Month fundraising campaign communications; 
  • Create an annual report for Advancing Justice | Chicago that showcases our impact. 

Media Relations 

  • Develop and actively cultivate Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP’s relationships with media, including reporters, editors, and producers at key mainstream and ethnic media outlets by engaging in persuasive and creative pitching on a regular basis and responding to media requests in a timely manner; 
  • Provide media/spokesperson training to key stakeholders, including staff and grassroots volunteer leaders. 

Communications & Content Creation  

  • Create compelling visual and written online and offline content that mobilizes supporters and partners to participate in Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP’s campaigns, including social media graphics, actions emails and pages, fliers, factsheets and popular education materials; 
  • Copy edit external communications, including social media content and membership newsletters to ensure consistency and accuracy of organizational messaging; 
  • Create and send regular Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP newsletters, manage all social media accounts, and track and update contacts in Salesforce to ensure consistent and effective membership and stakeholder engagement; 
  • Regularly update, clean, and segment the Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP email lists; 
  • Organize and track organizational photos and videos; 
  • Manage and update the Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP websites to ensure better communication of each organization’s mission, impact, and pathways for engagement; 
  • Other duties as assigned.

You should apply if (KEY QUALIFICATIONS): 

  • You have 2-4 years of Communications experience, preferably at a non-profit or in media; 
  • You are a digital organizer and storyteller who can hold multiple perspectives: You understand the power of narrative and storytelling in all forms for movement work, are passionate about things like ladders of engagement and moving people from online to offline activism (and vice versa) and are already personally active on social media; you can think through different perspectives on a topic to develop distinct content for different audiences and make the connections between issue areas and policies for diverse communities; 
  • You can synthesize and distill: You can break down big complex issues into their components and essential elements; 
  • You like to keep up to date with the news and the world around you; 
  • You are both relational and analytical, able to switch seamlessly from an audience interaction (training, presentation, etc.) to writing an insightful analysis of campaign performance and translating the organization’s strategic goals into a tactical media plan; 
  • You are an expert across a variety of media, including digital, social, and traditional, demonstrating advanced knowledge in all areas; 
  • You have a depth of paid media experience to inform your work but also bring new ideas and thinking to the team; 
  • You are detail oriented and have excellent organizational, time management and project management skills; you can handle multiple priorities, keep projects moving while keeping the team informed, make sure things don’t slip through the cracks, respond to email and other communications in a timely manner and meet deadlines; 
  • You are a clear, effective, and empathetic communicator and have excellent written and verbal communication skills whether writing an internal email or giving a presentation; you can speak clearly on behalf of the organization and support community members in doing the same; 
  • You are deeply committed to self-reflection, growth mindset, accountability, and navigating conflict directly and compassionately; you understand that self-awareness, personal healing and transformation are critical to movement work; 
  • You are deeply committed to social justice, racial equity, and civil rights; you recognize how race, class, gender, immigration status, and other identities impact different communities, and you see how your own identities show up in the work; 
  • You have strong self-starting work habits that demonstrate creativity, initiative, and mission-orientation; you constantly exercise independent judgment to make things happen in alignment with your responsibilities while also being open to receiving direction; 
  • You want to learn new skills and welcome coaching, training, and feedback; 
  • You know movement work is ever evolving and are open and willing to adapt and respond to changing environments; 
  • You can be flexible in working hours, including working some evenings and weekends, to meet community members and stakeholders when they are available (flex time is offered for evening and weekend work – typically 1-2 evening or weekend events per month for this role); 
  • You are proficient in online platforms and work tools such as Zoom, Google Drive, and Microsoft 365/Microsoft Office Suite; you can learn how to use new technology relatively quickly.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: 

  • Working in Asian American or immigrant communities; 
  • Issue area expertise around any of our five priority areas; 
  • Working for elected officials or in government in another capacity; 
  • Bilingual in English and an Asian language. 

COMPENSATION  

This is an exempt, full-time position. This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Advancing Justice | Chicago and the Chicago News Guild. The starting salary range is $65,000 – $75,000, depending on experience. Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP offer a generous full benefits package. 

INQUIRY AND APPLICATION PROCESS 

Applications should be submitted electronically via email to work@advancingjustice-chicago.org and include: 

  • Cover letter describing interest in the position, qualifications, and expectations, 
  • Resume; 
  • Two writing samples of your choosing; 
  • Two design samples of your choosing or link to portfolio; and 
  • Names and relationship of three references who can speak to the range of qualifications sought. 

Please include “Communications Manager Application” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Note: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Advancing Justice | Chicago and AAMP staff are currently working in-person at our Uptown office two days a week (Tue/Thu) with optional work-from-home three days a week (Mon/Weds/Fri), which is subject to change. If you are invited for an interview, the interview may be held in person or over video conference.   

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

www.AdvancingJustice-Chicago.org 

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