New York Project Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Applications have closed

Website napawf National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Focused on building power with AAPI women and girls.

Title: New York Project Coordinator
Location: New York City, NY
Reports to: Managing Director of Field Operations
Salary: $50,000 – $55, 000
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Start Date: 12/1/2023
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 with other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and marginalization.

Our work is focused on the following strategies:

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

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

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


The responsibilities of the New York Project Coordinator will include but not be limited to mobilizing and engaging community leaders, elected officials, labor leaders, progressive academia, and others to support key reproductive justice and health issues and public policy battles. The Project Coordinator will play a key role in coordinating strategic campaign efforts with partner organizations with the primary goal of working to bring AAPI community organizations together strategically to advance reproductive and gender justice in the city and state of New York.


An effective communicator who excels at building relationships and has a successful track record in coordinating policy and issue-based projects.


  • Strategic Problem Solver. You are able to find creative and resourceful solutions to roadblocks. You have demonstrated experience with research. You are able to identify barriers to success and make recommendations for ways to move forward to accomplish desired outcomes.
  • Project Coordinating Experience. You have demonstrated experience in coordinating projects from start to finish. Being a detail-oriented person, you are able to stay organized and on task.
  • Effective Communicator and Facilitator. As a seasoned spokesperson, you are able to synthesize the needs of those you serve and work with, addressing them in a way that is transparent, collaborative, culturally responsive, and competent. You understand how to motivate and influence people and have excellent public speaking and writing skills.
  • Social Justice Advocate. You are committed to a career pathway that supports social justice and advocacy efforts. You consistently demonstrate the ability to motivate various constituencies to be strong stakeholders in the movement while showing a nuanced understanding of building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive advocacy environment with a racial equity focus.


The New York Project Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate strategic campaign efforts with partner organizations in New York City & New York State.
  • Coordinate and manage collaborative relationships with New York State legislators, community leaders, and organizational partners.
  • Coordinate project communication (including but not limited to website maintenance, social media, & press releases) to garner support for campaigns.
  • Provide detailed updates to project managers or other stakeholders.
    Assist in narrative development for campaigns.
  • Plan and help facilitate meetings with partners and stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the feasibility of potential development opportunities within the scope of the campaign and make recommendations to supervisors and senior staff.
  • Strategize and plan outreach to garner community support for campaigns.
  • Attend and participate in community,  government, organization, and other stakeholder meetings as needed.


  • At least 3 years of experience in program coordination
  • Project management skills: stays on top of multiple tasks, plans backward, anticipates obstacles, identifies and involves stakeholders appropriately, uses resources wisely
  • Commitment to social justice & racial equity: recognizes the role of race, gender, and other identities in shaping health disparities, is driven to improve conditions and strategic thinking
  • Relationship-building: able to connect with individuals and build alliances among a wide range of players in the city. Works well with diverse or marginalized populations; can bring in allies across diverse communities
  • Clear, precise, compassionate communication: speaks clearly to represent NAPAWF as well as the coalition and advocates for/with community members. Able to write content to communicate the goals, objectives, and status updates of the campaign as well as effectively organize and communicate information
  • Social media management: coordinate and develop content for the social media channels for NYC NAPAWF this is a preferred skill, but is not mandatory.
  • Research experience: should be able to monitor trends and news highlights in city politics and be able to conduct research and write reports
  • Issue familiarity: prior knowledge of or experience in reproductive justice framework and issues related to access to reproductive health.


  • Documentation management
  • Time management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Team-management skills
  • Process-oriented
  • Attention to detail


This is a full-time position.  The salary scale for this position is $50,000 – $55,000 plus full benefits.


Full-time and temporary staff will be required to work at the NYC NAPAWF office.


NAPAWF is committed to public health, and to the safety and well-being of our colleagues and visitors. As such we have adopted a policy requiring all employees to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccines and boosters or to apply for and receive an exemption.

NAPAWF is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, and 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.