Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)
San Francisco Bay Area. Hybrid work.
Established in 1990, AAPIP is a justice-minded national affinity group that provides unique community spaces for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders (AA and NH/PI), and allies in philanthropy. We are a membership-based organization that centers equity and justice in philanthropy to move money and build power of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities for an inclusive democracy. Anchored by national staff, AAPIP works across the country through a chapter network as sites of regional activism within philanthropy for leadership development, network building, information sharing, and place-based advocacy around issues impacting our communities and philanthropy.
AAPIP seeks a Regional Coordinator to support AAPIP’s work focused on the California philanthropic ecosystem. Building on our Call for Solidarity and Collective Action and Collective Good Report, AAPIP will build the knowledge base within philanthropy that analyzes trends on donor organizing among giving circles and foundation partners in California to address the cumulative effects of philanthropic under-investment in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.
The Regional Coordinator will support and conduct landscape analyses on donor organizing both on the ground and within the philanthropic sector, aligned toward expanding and sustaining resources to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. This will include identification of community-based assets, needs, and tipping points to strengthen the long-term infrastructure for donor organizing. The Regional Coordinator will also be a key partner in supporting AAPIP chapters in California aligned with the work of our staff nationally to advance donor organizing and address the cumulative effects of philanthropic under-investment in the fastest growing racial group in this country.
AAPIP does not have a physical office. While all staff work remotely from home, the Regional Coordinator will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, with some required travel within the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and other parts of California for in-person meetings and events. Reporting to the Program Manager and Vice President of Programs, the Regional Coordinator will work closely with AAPIP’s Program Team, and other network partners including CA-based AAPIP Chapters and members.
Project Coordination (65%)
The majority of the Regional Coordinator’s responsibilities will be to support the project goals through:
- Coordinating, designing, and supporting a series of data gathering efforts (interviews, focus groups, surveys, etc.) with various stakeholders including giving circles and nonprofit organizations
- Distilling and elucidating common themes and insights to form the basis for a landscape analysis
- Developing materials and process to brief and debrief various stakeholders
- Supporting the development and drafting of a landscape analysis
National Programs & Activities (20%)
- Coordinating and managing logistics for specific sessions at AAPIP’s Annual Meeting (June 2023), including speaker management, preparation, on-site support, and follow-up
- Supporting administrative needs from the San Francisco Bay Area, including coordinating and consolidating local AAPIP physical assets
- Supporting national programming efforts
Chapter Support (15%)
- Supporting the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley chapters to produce local programs and in-person events, and where feasible, supporting the Los Angeles chapter activities
- Exploring greater connections between the three California based chapters
- Coordinating communications to amplify chapter activities across the network
Compensation: This is a temporary one-year, part-time position three days per week with an hourly wage of $32. Days of the week and hours can be flexible and overtime may be available.
AAPIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin.
Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
- A minimum of two to three years of programs experience in nonprofit, membership, or philanthropic settings
- Experience within and connection to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander communities is required
- Experience with giving circles is a plus
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, and analytic skills
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and always exhibit a high level of discretion, diplomacy, and integrity
- High level of “people skills,” relational awareness, and emotional intelligence
- Excellent written, speaking, editing, and research skills, including the ability to seek out and synthesize complex information from disparate sources
- Experience with and/or commitment to economic, social, and racial justice, including the ability to discuss concepts, issues and their intersections in a nuanced manner
- Top-notch project coordination (time management and organizational) skills
- Ability to work seamlessly across multiple deadlines, adapt to changing situations, prioritize, and switch between different projects and tasks to meet deadlines within a fast paced, dynamic environment
- Ability to adjust hours based on seasonal needs (annual conference, convenings, and other such events or activities)
- Affinity for problem-solving by collecting relevant information, adapting and applying learning for greater effectiveness
- Professional strong team player
- A flexible self-starter who is also a consummate collaborative team player, committed to excellence, open-minded, and demonstrates a growth mindset
- Thinks creatively to solve problems, and works with a sense of humor and humility
- Ability to apply sound judgement on problem solving and seek direction when needed
- Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism in all aspects of the work, including displaying courtesy and sensitivity at all times
- Tech platforms and programs
- Experience with project management software like Asana, SurveyMonkey, CRMs are a plus
- Demonstrated commitment to racial equity/gender justice and the mission of the organization
How to Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter, and two references (as combined single PDF or word document) to with subject line “Regional Coordinator“.