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04.21.2021

JOB POSTING: Executive Director

Executive Director Job Description

 

BACKGROUND AND MISSION

For nearly 30 years, Asian Americans 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, 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, and collaborating with partners across the Midwestern states to tackle common struggles and build power.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is seeking a new Executive Director with the passion and vision to advance the vision of this organization for progressive social values for Asian Americans and other underserved communities.

The ideal candidate will have the proven leadership, commitment, and skills to grow and lead Advancing Justice | Chicago through direct advocacy and an expansion of its programs and infrastructure, all while leading a talented and dedicated staff. The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors, manage all aspects of day-to-day operations, oversee a growing budget of over $1 million, supervise a staff of 14+, act as the chief spokesperson and ensure that Advancing Justice | Chicago is well-positioned now and in the coming years.
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04.19.2021

A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Advancing Justice | Chicago friends and supporters,

I would like to share the news that at the end of June I will be transitioning out of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago to become the new Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition (PICC). A few months ago, my wife Cassie received an amazing career opportunity that is located on the East Coast. After her unequivocal support of me and my community work for the last decade – including caring for my parents in their final years – I was enthusiastic to likewise support her in this small way. It was fortuitous and perhaps destiny that shortly thereafter I was introduced to PICC and the critical challenges in Pennsylvania, many of which have national implications for the progressive movement.

For nearly the last decade, I have called Advancing Justice | Chicago home and have been privileged and blessed to learn from and advocate alongside some of the finest community organizers and grassroots leaders in the country. Together, we have built a vibrant, bold community that I have complete confidence will meet the challenges facing the Asian American community and live out a vision of active solidarity with other communities of color to work towards racial equity. We launched the Asian American Legislative Caucus (with no Asian American elected officials), advocated for life-saving state funding for Hepatitis B, strengthened Chicago’s Welcoming City Ordinance, and passed the Illinois TRUST Act, VOICES Act, and Automatic Voter Registration. We have also protected our communities’ voting rights with our poll watching project on election day and improved language services for limited-English voters. These are but a few of the successes that I am so humbled to have been a part of. It is a deep honor to have been entrusted with this leadership position and one that has been rewarding beyond words. And yet, the work must continue with our KINETIC youth and A Just Chi leaders, federal immigration reform advocacy, anti-hate bystander trainings, language justice work, and the chance to make history by passing the TEAACH Act into law, the first-time ever any state has required Asian American history curriculum to be taught in public schools.

I pray that in the coming months, I will have the opportunity to personally thank and meet with many of you if and when the pandemic subsides, but please know that Chicago and Illinois will always be my home and in my heart.

With much love and thanks,
Andy
Executive Director

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03.25.2021

JOB POSTING: Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator Job Description

 

BACKGROUND AND MISSION

For nearly 30 years, Asian Americans 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, 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, and collaborating with partners across the Midwestern states to tackle common struggles and build power.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is seeking a motivated Communications Coordinator to work in the Development department and report to the Director of Development.

The Communications Coordinator will work collaboratively across all departments within the organization to research, develop, and write content for print, digital, and social media platforms. This position will help set the organizational tone and voice through editorial and media content, including emails, social media posts, newsletter stories, press, marketing collateral, and other communication vehicles. This position also identifies and develops compelling stories that inspire and motivate others to engage, as well as prospects and maintains media relationships with Advancing Justice | Chicago.

The position requires a self-starter who is creative, takes initiative, and can shepherd a project from conception to execution. Excellent grammar and writing skills are required for this position.
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JOB POSTING: Office Manager

Office Manager Job Description

 

BACKGROUND AND MISSION

For over 25 years, Asian Americans 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, 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, and collaborating with partners across the Midwestern states to tackle common struggles and build power. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Office Manager position will be primarily responsible for managing Human Resources and Office Operations for Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago which consists of 12-15 full time staff. The Office Manager will report to and work directly with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure the office is run effectively and efficiently. This position will also work with senior staff ensuring office policies and procedures are followed and with non-senior staff as the Human Resources and Operations lead. The Office Manager will be required to show discretion and handle confidential information in an appropriate manner. (더 보기…)

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03.01.2021

JOB POSTING: Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager

Job Posting: Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager  

 

BACKGROUND AND MISSION

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is searching for a Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager to join our team in February/March 2021. This is a temporary full-time position that would run through the 2021 calendar year, with the possibility of being converted into a permanent position contingent on the organization securing additional funding. We are looking for an individual who is eager to work collaboratively with other highly passionate and committed individuals, whether our staff, coalition partners, or grassroots community leaders. All candidates must be committed to our mission of building power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity.

Reports to:
Executive Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager position is an opportunity for a strategic and motivated relationship-builder to work with Advancing Justice-Chicago staff and grassroots leaders in Illinois and throughout the Midwest on a range of democracy and voting rights issues, with a special focus on redistricting. This position will also represent Advancing Justice-Chicago in the Just Democracy Illinois coalition and possibly collaborate with other staff from the Advancing Justice national affiliation’s Voting Rights working group. If capacity allows, this position would also have the opportunity to support other existing advocacy campaigns as deemed appropriate by their supervisor.
 
Key Responsibilities:

    • Advocate on behalf of Advancing Justice-Chicago in its redistricting advocacy efforts for Illinois and the City of Chicago.
    • Provide support to Advancing Justice-Chicago’s community organizers and Policy Director on all issues related to redistricting, including providing technical support to community partners in the Midwest region.
    • Create educational materials and presentations related to the redistricting process in various Midwest states and redistricting-related advocacy.
    • Represent Advancing Justice-Chicago in the Just Democracy Illinois coalition.
    • Participate in collaboration efforts by our Advancing Justice affiliation’s Voting Rights Working Group.
    • Conduct policy research and analysis on issues related to democracy reform and voting rights.
    • Contingent on capacity, provide additional support to other on-going Advancing Justice-Chicago issue advocacy campaigns.
    • Participate in internal meetings as deemed necessary.
    • Assist in grant processes involving the subject areas of democracy and voting rights.
    • Maintain a high-level of organization and accountability to expectations and deadlines.
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