National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum

Philadelphia Senior Organizer, The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Posted on December 4, 2017


The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum is the only national, multi-issue Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women’s advocacy organization in the United States. We are building a movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls in the U.S. We implement our vision by increasing the leadership, power and visibility of AAPI women and girls through five strategies: grassroots organizing and leadership building; community based research; policy advocacy; and strategic collaborations. Founded in 1996, we are a growing and dynamic organization with staff in three offices and local volunteer-led chapters in fifteen cities.


NAPAWF is seeking a seasoned, independent, and entrepreneurial community organizer in Philadelphia. The Senior Organizer is responsible for growing our base & organizational capacity in Philadelphia, and supporting our Philadelphia 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, girls and GNC individuals around a reproductive justice agenda. The Senior Organizer will be responsible for additionally training local leadership and working with them to develop strong local & national campaign work. This position additionally plays a small supportive role to several other chapters outside of Philadelphia, and reports to the National Field Director.

An ideal candidate will have a strong set of working relationships with various community based organizations in Philadelphia, 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 Senior Organizer must be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to handle a unique and dynamic workload.


The Philadelphia Senior Organizer is responsible for the following:

· Organizing 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;

· Working with local chapter leadership to develop community and leadership development structures & programs that will serve to build relationships and community and develop members as reproductive justice leaders.

· Conducting at least 10 weekly one-on-ones with AAPI & other ally organizations and local leaders to gain deeper insights to the interests and needs among the diverse AAPI communities in Philadelphia.

· Representing NAPAWF within various coalitions and reproductive justice tables in Philadelphia.

· Other duties as required

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