Voter Registration Director

Website Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance (API PA)

About the Organization:

The Asian American Community Fund of PA (AACFPA) is the first-ever statewide nonpartisan civic engagement organization directly advocating for the needs of Asian Pacific Islanders in PA. Built by Asian American  community leaders across the state with a collective 50 years of experience advocating for our people, we build long-term political power and win justice for our communities.

The AAPI PA Power Caucus, a project of the Asian American Community Fund of PA,  is the first and only statewide Asian American civic engagement and power building coalition in Pennsylvania. Formed in 2019 as a nonpartisan 501c3 table, now comprised of 20 Asian American nonprofits representing Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, South Asian, Muslim, Filipino, and LGBTQ+ organizations, we have since been building our collective power and developing our API Platform for PA.

This position is shared with our sibling entity, the Asian Pacific Islander Political Alliance (API PA), a separate 501(c)4, to whom the employee may also report and provide services consistent with the below duties on occasion.

Position Overview: 

The Voter Registration Director reports directly to the Community Fund’s Deputy Director in setting the strategy, program management, and implementation of the Community Fund’s and API PA’s overall voter registration work. This includes working with the Deputy Director, Community Fund, and API PA staff to build relationships with Power Caucus member leaders and API PA field and organizing staff, and coordinating voter registration strategies and tactics of both Caucus members and non-Caucus API organizations across the state. and API PA’s field and organizing staff to reach their VR field goals.

Responsibilities:

The following responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified in this manner. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • Lead overall VR workplan development across our ecosystem, including setting and tracking VR goals, timelines, strategies, tactics, and evaluation across all c3 and c4 entities, consulting and collaborating with API PA’s Field Director and Organizing Director, and AACFPA’s Deputy Director
  • Set and track the VR program budget, consulting and collaborating with AACFPA’s Deputy Director and Finances and Admin Director
  • Conduct 1-on-1s with Power Caucus civic engagement staff and leaders to hear about their organizations and civic engagement programs, especially history and current plans for voter registration and support VR goal setting and capacity building
  • As needed, attend Power Caucus field subcommittee meetings to coordinate VR activities; follow up 1-on-1 with leaders as needed to finalize dates/times; attendance; phonebank lists; and other roles
  • Work with API PA’s Field Director, Organizing Director, and field/organizing staff to set VR goals and priorities, consult on implementation plans, track progress towards goals, and consistently evaluate and debrief program plans
  • Supervise and coordinate API PA field/organizing staff and Power Caucus civic engagement staff/leaders on shared VR program goals and projects
  • Develop and deliver trainings and educational materials (templates, raps, presentations, tech support documents) to support field staff and member organization leaders to effectively meet voter registration goals
  • Attend VR events and canvassing as needed to support training and capacity building of staff and leaders
  • Submit metrics and outcomes report, including quantitative and qualitative accomplishments
  • Support the Community Fund’s Deputy Director and Executive Director with VR related development work, including program planning and grant drafting as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with coordinating a voter registration program: drafting scripts; coordinating events and canvass programs; supporting on logistics and materials; running trainings and debriefs; implementing a robust quality control (QC) process to ensure voter registrations are completed accurately and submitted on time.
  • 2-5 years of experience working in a nonprofit organization or personal experience organizing in Asian American communities
  • Demonstrated experience with facilitation and training related to VR programs over 1-2 election cycles or generalized experience with facilitation and training for 2-3 years
  • Excellent listening, verbal, and writing communication skills
    Commitment to social and economic justice, and knowledge of issues affecting Asian American communities in Pennsylvania
    Google Suite (Docs and Sheets) proficiency is required

Work Environment / Physical Demands:

This position is remote with travel required within Pennsylvania for in-person events and meetings 1-3x monthly, as needed.

Applicants should be able to work on a computer including sitting at a desk for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation; manual dexterity to operate a keyboard; able to see or read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; able to speak clearly and in audible tones on the phone and in-person and be understood by others; able to hear and understand speech, including on the phone; able to understand and follow oral and written instructions; able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds, etc.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Employment Terms:

This position is a full-time role at 40 hours per week and has an estimated salary range of $60,000-$80,000 annually, depending on experience. This position is exempt.

The Asian American Community Fund of PA contracts with Resilient Strategies LLC for backend and operational support including hiring and employment. Resilient Strategies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply. Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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