National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Title: Civic Engagement Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $70,000-80,000

Work Schedule: Full Time Exempt

Location: Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, TX or Central Florida

Date Posted: 6/28/2021

Deadline to apply: Rolling until filled

NAPAWF is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.

NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women's stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.

Today, we are mobilizing and building power in cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls, We also show up in solidarity for other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and marginalization.

Our work is focused in the following strategies:

  • Policy and Structural Change
  • Organizing and Civic Engagement
  • Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy

We use the Reproductive Justice lens to intersectionally address three core issues:

  • Reproductive Rights and Health
  • Economic Justice
  • Immigration and Racial Justice


We are currently seeking a Civic Engagement Director to director NAPAWF's voter engagement program.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Civic Engagement Director will ensure NAPAWF's unique intersectional perspective is brought to the forefront of reproductive justice and voter engagement work across the nation.

With the support and direction of the Executive Director, the Civic Engagement Director will do this by:

Integrated Voter Engagement Program Management

  • Direct and increase impact on NAPAWF's voter engagement efforts and program
  • Provide strategic guidance and planning to increase NAPAWF membership involvement in voter engagement to increase voting turn out
  • Maintain quality control accountability for canvassers and Field Staff doing voter work through reporting.
  • Standardize NAPAWF's voter engagement program across chapters by creating a manual for voter engagement and then implementing consistent alignment
  • Supervise Field Data manager to keep canvassers and field staff accountable for correct reporting and use of Every Action
  • Build relationships with community members and a broad array of non-profit, local government, and religious organizations.
  • Report to voter engagement focused funders, writing proposals for potential funding opportunities, and building out our voter programming.

Policy Change

  • Work with the National Campaign Manager to identify structural and legislative changes at the state and/or local level to enhance voter protections for our communities and fight voter discrimination.
  • Coordinate with National Campaign Manager to come up with canvassing scripts for voter engagement so that voter engagement is advancing our policy goals.

Supervision and Leadership

  • Supervise the Field Data Manager to ensure we are measuring our impact and that programs are accurately tracking data and inputting information that is collected through our voter campaign work and ongoing basebuilding efforts
  • Supervise Texas and Florida Coordinators to launch GOTV work and local chapters
  • Support with hiring and management of canvassers
  • Performing duties, as necessary, as a member of the NAPAWF team
  • Attend and participate in all program management meeting and other management meetings as required


  • Direct Communicator. As a seasoned spokesperson, you are able to synthesize the needs of those your serve and work with, addressing them in a way that is transparent, collaborative and culturally responsive and competent. You understand how to motivate and influence people and have excellent public speaking and writing skills. You are clear, direct, and persuasive.
  • Proactive Problem Solver. You are solutions-oriented and results-oriented, not caught up on processes. You know how to manage up and around you to get answers to questions and provide suggestions. You own your projects and think strategically around who to include and how to get them done based on the goal at hand.

  • Effective Organizer. Must have at least 3 years of organizing or civic engagement program experience. Must have experience leading voter engagement canvasses, must be familiar with use of VAN, familiarity with EveryAction is a plus.
  • Detail Oriented and ability to multitask. Able to stay attuned to and implement protocols, details, data plans, standards, and complying with our work being 501(c)3. Accustomed to working in fast-paced environments, you are committed to getting results and able to handle a unique and dynamic organizing campaigns. You can handle multiple projects at a time. You are great at building relationships with existing and new people in the community as well as members and leaders to engage them in the organization. You consistently demonstrate the ability to motivate various constituencies to be strong stakeholders within the AAPI movement.

  • Experienced Manager. Able to manage multiple sites, projects, canvassers and staff. At least 3 years of progressive management experience required.

  • Experienced and Passionate about NAPAWF's mission. , canvassers and staff. At least 3 years of progressive management experience required You understand the AAPI community and the needs of AAPI voters and issues that impact our communities with nuance. You demonstrate understanding of building and sustaining diverse and inclusive advocacy environment with a racial equity focus. Speaking an Asian language is a plus.


The salary for this position is $70,000-$80,000 commensurate with experience. A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401k plan, medical, dental, and vision insurance. NAPAWF's medical plan is covered by NAPAWF at 100% for employee and dependents with no out of pocket costs, including prescription drugs costs. Qualified dependents may also be covered. NAPAWF also offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options and personal/family leave as well as paid vacation from December 25th to January 1st


The person in this position should be able to engage in the diverse demands of the work, including the capacity to remain in a stationary position, operate a computer, and move about the office and outside of the office. They must have access to a car, and have the capacity to work evening hours and/or weekends as required. Occasional travel is required. This position is based in an office setting and in the field.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to, with "Civic Engagement Director" in the subject line.

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