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Chief Operating Officer (APIAHF)

Company Name

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Company City

San Francisco

Company State


Job Location

Bay Area or Washington, DC

Company Information

The Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is the oldest and largest health advocacy organization in the nation dedicated to improving the health and well-being of more than 20 million Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in the United States and its jurisdictions.
Juliet K. Choi, J.D., was named president and CEO in the fall of 2020, the fourth CEO in the organization’s 36-year history. Under her leadership, APIAHF has rapidly scaled, tripling its budget from $4.8 million to $15 million and increasing its partners from 90 to over 150. APIAHF is also the CDC’s primary partner for COVID vaccine information for the Asian American (AA), Native Hawaiian Pacific Island (NHPI) communities.

APIAHF accomplishes its work by influencing and shaping policy at a national and local level, mobilizing communities for change, and strengthening local organizations to be impactful advocates in their communities. It is both a leader and a convenor.

Job Description

The complete profile of this leadership position is here.

The organization seeks an experienced leader to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to accomplish this. The COO will be a crucial partner to the CEO and senior executive team. The COO has an exciting mandate to rebuild the infrastructure and bring operational excellence to APIAHF to support its continued growth. The COO will:

● Provide Vision and Leadership
● Scale the Organization in a Sustainable Fashion
● Drive Operational Integrity
● Champion the Team

Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will bring experience building and leading a growth-oriented organization. The COO will be committed to the mission of APIAHF and excited by the mandate to scale and grow the organization for even greater impact. The ideal candidate will have the following traits.

● Significant senior executive-level experience managing the financial and human resources required to successfully drive a mission-driven non-profit’s operations.
● Familiarity with federal grant oversight.
● Demonstrated tangible accomplishments across some combination of the following: Designing, implementing, and evaluating annual and long-term operational plans and budgets for an organization that operates in multiples locations; Identifying, prioritizing, and addressing complex legal, compliance, and security issues for a high-profile advocacy organization; Developing and overseeing a talent management plan to recruit, retain, and develop mission-driven team; Resolving operational challenges inherent in a leanly operated environment; Adapting to different audiences and cultures, and nurturing equity and inclusion.
● Deeply rooted financial skills and administrative expertise.
● Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
● Sound judgment as both as a thought-partner and hands-on decision-maker.
● Integrity and commitment to financial transparency and accountability.
● Ability to maintain a diplomatic and effective approach even when dealing with multi-party stakeholder and urgent situations.
● Sophisticated level of business and operational acumen; excellent problem-solving and analytic skills, resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

How to Apply

For potential consideration or to suggest a prospect, please email or call Cynthia Moreland, Crystal Stephens, or Michelle Hall at 404-262-7392.

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