The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) advocates for equity and opportunity for marginalized Asian Pacific American (APA) children and families. CACF is building a community too powerful to ignore by:
- Using and sharing information that counters the model minority myth and sheds light on community needs,
- Activating APA youth and community members as "social justice" leaders, and
- Mobilizing a coalition of partners to fight for systems and policy change.
Our vision is for all children and families, including Asian Pacific Americans, in New York City to be safe, healthy, and able to reach their full potential in life.
The Health Policy Coordinator will develop and organize support for CACF’s health policy and legislative agenda. Candidates must be prepared to work closely with policymakers, CACF member agencies and partners, community leaders, elected and appointed officials and other advocacy organizations.
• Collaborating with Co-Executive Directors and other CACF team members on campaigns
• Coordinating advocacy driven coalition building work in the areas such as health, budget advocacy, and Asian American issues
• Meeting with and convening CACF member agencies to learn about ongoing issues and provide opportunities for information exchange and peer support
• Conducting policy research and analysis, including community needs assessments
• Writing policy position papers, public testimony, and memoranda
• Leading government relations efforts at the State level
• Commitment to CACF’s mission, public health, children’s rights, and social justice.
• Bachelor’s degree with at least 2-3 years work/internship experience.
• Understanding of Asian Pacific American communities and/or non-profit organizations.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; persuasive communicator with a keen eye for detail.
• Capacities to lead, innovate, break new ground, take risks, and take public stances on issues.
• Ability to work with diverse staff and flexibility to work on multiple tasks under pressure.
• Interest in legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy and policymaking
• Excellent skills in researching and identifying new policy/advocacy opportunities
• Ability to set priorities among multiple responsibilities
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Previous knowledge or experience in public health, budget advocacy, Asian American issues, and leading advocacy campaigns
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with varied constituencies, including staff, social service organizations, elected and appointed officials, and government agencies
• Minimum of three years of experience in a non-profit organization or functional equivalent
• Ability to write and speak an Asian dialect preferred