Employment Opportunities

Civic Engagement Fellow

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience organizing in civic engagement and/or organizing campaigns, especially in economic justice and worker issues

  • Experience in economic justice or labor organizations

  • Knowledge of and experience working in the Asian American/Pacific Islander community: demonstrated cultural competence and ability to interact with the AAPI community with humility and respect

  • Demonstrated passion for working in low-income, working class, and communities of color around social, economic, and racial justice.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a relatable and persuasive communicator/organizer with excellent interpersonal skills

  • Nice to have but not necessary:

    • Asian language skills, especially: Bangla, Hmong, Korean, Vietnamese

    • Experience working in a local or state-based organization

    • Experience working in coalitions

    • Experience with technology like Voter Activation Network, EveryAction, Hustle

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to contact@risingvoicesaaf.org

Digital Communications Organizer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Field Director to build a comprehensive digital program that includes social media, text messages, emails and new emergent platforms to engage community members and convert digital engagement into in-person engagement.

  • Work with the Executive Director to ensure narrative and policy position consistency on campaigns

  • Grow RVAAF and MAAP’s digital audiences across platforms by posting and following up with and engaging followers daily.

  • Planning and executing paid advertising campaigns to increase visibility and engagement for organizing campaigns.

  • Track and report regularly on key performance metrics to demonstrate improved engagement and growth.

  • Find potential members and activists online and further develop those relationships through phone, video, and in-person communications to be folded into organizing programs.

  • Data entry of contacts and engagements into database

  • Develop written content as needed under tight deadlines;

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to contact@risingvoicesaaf.org

Phone Banker

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve on the front lines of a community wellness, census outreach, and voter education program

  • Gauge community needs during COVID-19 and share information on community aid / resources

  • Engage community members on the census by sharing information and collecting completion census pledges; track engagement activities using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • Educate voters on state vote-by-mail options and voter rights

  • Participate in trainings and professional development opportunities

  • Ensure that daily, weekly and monthly goals are met and exceeded.

  • Adhere to all data security and privacy protocols.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to contact@risingvoicesaaf.org

Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement Fellows 

Be a part of our AAPI Youth Leadership & Civic Engagement Fellowship Inaugural Cohort! This program is an 8-week paid program running from July - August 2020, geared towards young Michiganders between 16 to 20 years old who are interested in AAPI leadership and civic engagement. Throughout the eight weeks, fellows will:

  • Learn critical AAPI history

  • Reflect on their personal identities, values, and leadership

  • Add to the body of knowledge about AAPI communities by conducting oral interviews/collecting evidence of community history

  • Discuss and understand current events through anti-racist and anti-oppression curriculum

  • Familiarize themselves with local electoral politics, including campaign and legislative processes in Michigan

  • Learn strategies to organize AAPI communities 

  • Practice community organizing through digital organizing, phone banking

To apply, please read through the full program description, and submit your application through the link. Send questions to contact@risingvoicesaaf.org

Rising Voices of Asian American Families is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage youth, people of color, women, LGBTQ, and folks with disabilities to apply. We assure equal treatment in hiring selection, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, discipline, and other personnel practices and terms or conditions without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, genetic testing status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender status, or any other protected class established by all applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. 

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Mailing Address:

440 Burroughs St.

Suite 643,

Detroit, MI 48202

contact@risingvoicesaaf.org