National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Title: New York Organizing Manager

Reports to: Chief Field Officer

Salary: $60,000-$65,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: New York City

Posted: 7/12/2021

Deadline: 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 11 cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls. 3 of those cities have local staff on the ground. 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


NAPAWF is seeking a seasoned, independent, and entrepreneurial community organizer in the New York City area. The Organizing Manager is responsible for growing our base & organizational capacity in New York City, and supporting our New York City chapter leadership in building relationships with a broad array of non-profit organizations, faith-based leadership, and university student leadership centered on building power for AAPI women and girls around a reproductive justice agenda. The New York Organizing Manager will be responsible for training local leadership and working with them to develop strong local & national campaign work. This position will also supervise and mentor all program staff in New York City and reports to the Chief Field Officer.

An ideal candidate will have a strong track record of community organizing and commitment to social justice with a proven ability to juggle multiple projects at once, build strong coalitions, and mobilize grassroots leadership. The Organizing Manager must be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a unique and dynamic workload.


The Organizing Manager is responsible for the following:

  • Provides the strategic vision for work in New York, to successfully build a strong and powerful base of AAPI women and girls to advance reproductive justice in New York at the city and state level and at the national level.
  • Be a strategic thinker and be responsible for understanding the interests and needs among the diverse AAPI communities in New York through landscape scans, one-on-ones with AAPI & other ally organizations, and local leaders, in order to shape the organizing strategy
  • Provide strategic leadership by identify organizing campaign opportunities in the local and state level and develop and design strategic campaign plans and connecting local campaigns to federal campaigns in a strategic way.
  • Provide thought leadership to the Field Team.
  • Hire, supervise, support, and mentor New York Organizer(s) in designing outreach and work plans, and other work-related activities.
  • Build a coalition of AAPI & ally organizations together with our chapter around a local AAPI reproductive justice agenda that is channeled through distinct and creative campaigns that catalyze political, social, and cultural change;
  • Develop leadership of local chapter members to be leaders in the reproductive justice movement and in the AAPI community in New York.
  • Plan, recruit participants for, and facilitate a year-long Reproductive Justice leadership training institute.
  • Cultivates and holds new and existing relationships with key players in the state to advance the vision and mission of NAPAWF, and also within various coalitions and reproductive justice tables in New York City.
  • Help the organization procure funding for New York City or New York State program funds, including prospecting, writing concept papers and assisting the development staff with reports.
  • Other duties as required.


We're seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are results oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:

  • Possesses strategic leadership skills that is demonstrated in creative, solutions-oriented thinking and leaderships and ability to always connect day-to-day with the big picture.
  • A strong commitment to the issues of AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls, health, social justice and human rights.
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence, and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Openness to learning and working within a small, dynamic and growing organization.
  • Experience in faith-based and/or student organizing or general group leadership
  • Experience in leading trainings or in workshop facilitation. Generally strong people skills, and comfort presenting to large groups
  • Canvassing, phone banking or other community outreach experience is a plus.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a 401k plan, and medical, dental, and vision insurance at little to no cost-sharing required. Qualified dependents may also be covered. NAPAWF offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options and personal/family leave.


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.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to, with "New York Organizing Manager" in the subject line. Application deadline is rolling.

NAPAWF is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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