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Senior Program Associate, Asian Community Fund (The Boston Foundation)

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The Boston Foundation

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The Boston Foundation believes that one of the great strengths of the Greater Boston community is the rich diversity of its residents in race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age and physical abilities. The Foundation seeks to enhance and support that diversity, not only by its grant making, but also by adopting and implementing employment policies and practices designed to recognize and respond to such diversity.

Job Description

Title: Senior Program Associate, Asian Community Fund
Department: Philanthropy
Reports To: Director, Asian Community Fund
FLSA Classification: Exempt FTE: 1.00
Supervises: None
Hybrid Schedule (subject to change) : 2 days on site, 3 days remote

Position Summary

The Senior Program Associate works with the Director of the Asian Community Fund (ACF) and Director of the Asian Business Empowerment Council (ABEC) to advance strategies that strengthen and amplify the needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) residents, nonprofits, and businesses across Massachusetts. As a key partner for both these burgeoning initiatives, the Program Associate will provide operational and strategic support for a robust body of work, including meetings and convenings, communications and marketing, research and database management, events, and other administrative responsibilities.

Essential Functions

Provide logistical support and serve as a central point of contact for the Asian Community Fund and the Asian Business Empowerment Council:

o Schedule and coordinate meetings for ACF and ABEC Directors, leadership committees, working groups, and community partners with a high degree of agility, accuracy, and flexibility;
o Draft briefing documents, meeting materials and minutes;
o Support the prioritization and execution of next steps;
o Respond to general email and phone inquiries, and re-direct them as appropriate; and
o Act as a key liaison to internal and external partners in implementing events and initiatives, in coordination with ACF and ABEC Directors.

Manage communications, marketing, and outreach, in partnership with ACF and ABEC Directors and TBF’s communications and public affairs team:

o Create and maintain multiple content channels, including ACF and ABEC’s webpages, email newsletters, social media presence, and print/digital collateral;
o Identify opportunities to share and amplify compelling stories of ACF, ABEC, and its community partners;
o Attend community gatherings and build and/or strengthen relationships with AAPI nonprofits, businesses, and residents across the region;
o Contribute to ACF and ABEC’s media outreach efforts, including drafting press releases, pitching stories, and developing talking points; and
o Support the marketing and promotion of ACF and ABEC’s events and convenings.

Support research projects and database management:

o Maintain and update lists of ACF and ABEC’s ecosystem of partners, including AAPI community organizations, AAPI-owned businesses and technical assistance providers, supporters, and other stakeholders;
o Oversee management of files, documentation, and Salesforce records related to ACF and ABEC’s contacts and initiatives; and
o Conduct basic analysis and research for strategy, including drafting PowerPoints, creating Excel spreadsheets, analyzing survey responses, and preparing memos for leadership committee meetings and other regular convenings.

Other Duties and Responsibilities: Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:

• College degree or equivalent experience; and
• 3-5 years professional work experience in nonprofit, philanthropic, and/or government sector is preferred.

Skills, Abilities, Competencies

• Passion for the goals of ACF and ABEC and familiarity of the needs facing the AAPI community in Massachusetts;
• Strong capacity to manage and coordinate simultaneous projects and successfully prioritize among multiple tasks within a fast-paced initiative;
• Experience supporting the development, implementation, and evaluation of programming and events;
• Experience coordinating diverse stakeholder groups;
• Ability to listen and present ideas to the community and ACF/ABEC’s stakeholders;
• Strong attention to detail and cultural competency;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products – especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
• Database experience using Salesforce, or a similar CRM strongly preferred;
• Ability to make decisions regarding organizing own workload and work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
• Proactive, participative work style and the ability to receive and act on feedback.

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted online and select “Senior Program Associate, Asian Community Fund” to complete our online application process.

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