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Program Associate
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership (APPEAL)

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Program Associate

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy & Leadership (APPEAL)
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Job Summary

Job Type
Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 8 days ago
Job Role
Head of Program
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Announcement

Position: Program Associate
Salary: (1.0 FTE) DOE
Start Date: Immediate
Deadline to File: Until Filled

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION:

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a leading, national non-profit organization working toward justice in the Asian American,
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The organization’s mission is to champion social justice and health equity and empowerment for Asian
Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on tobacco and cancer health disparities.

 

APPEAL’s accomplishments include:

* Training of over 1000 leaders from the AA and NHPI community and other diverse communities
* Launching major advocacy campaigns on countering tobacco industry targeting
* Creating effective models on leadership development, health policy and community readiness
* Implementing a comprehensive technical assistance and training program for diverse communities
* Involving youth in innovative community participatory research projects

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Under the supervision of the APPEAL Executive Director and Program Manager, the Program
Associate is responsible for providing assistance in implementing the ASPIRE
(Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, andPacific Islanders Network to ReachEquity in Tobacco Control and Cancer) Network, a national network of individuals and organizations working towards tobacco and cancer-free AA and NHPI communities. The Program Associate will also have the opportunity to work with the Executive Director in an opioid prevention grant. This position will include the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assist the Program Manager in implementing, monitoring, and troubleshooting ASPIRE Network activities and progress.
  2. Assist with the production and distribution of ASPIRE Network materials including fact sheets, toolkits, and case studies.
  3. Participate in providing ongoing technical assistance, support, and follow-up to (but not limited to) ASPIRE Network partner organizations and other CDC-funded National Tobacco Control partners.
  4. Support in submitting required program documentation of progress and participate in regular communication with funders.
  5. Represent APPEAL at conferences, meetings, and other events.
  6. Provide key assistance in planning for the APPEAL 25th Anniversary Conference in September 2020 in San Francisco, CA.
  7. Coordinate meetings and trainings with other staff and partners (e.g. scheduling, locating meeting venues, coordinating travel, etc.)
  8. Commitment to the philosophy of APPEAL, to build community capacity and to provide technical assistance and training in a community competent manner.
  9. Other duties as requested by the Program Manager and Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in public health or other relevant field, plus two years of work experience or commensurate experience required.
  2. Understanding of and experience working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities (and other diverse communities) required.
  3. Knowledge of tobacco control issues and/or other related health and social justice issues impacting AA and NHPI communities desired.
  4. Ability to advocate for AA and NHPI communities on issues including those related to tobacco and its risk factors and other social justice areas.
  5. Experience in policy change advocacy work is desired.
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with community members and organizations required.
  7. Self-motivated and having the ability to balance working independently and part of a diverse team.
  8. Ability to multi-task, provide consistent follow-up, and prioritize effectively.
  9. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills required.
  10. Proficiency with Windows and Apple computers, Microsoft Office suite.
  11. Some out-of-state travel is required.

COMPENSATION:

This is a full-time position. Salary is $45,000 - $50,000/year depending on experience. APPEAL offers a generous benefits package including 100% coverage of medical and dental insurances, 403(b) retirement plan, and life insurance.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please include your resume and a cover letter in Word or PDF format (no links) in your application.**

Interviews will be granted according to the qualifications of the applicant. APPEAL is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

***Please note:

  • Due to the number of applications we receive, we will only contact qualified applicants via email.
  • Principals only - No recruiters
  • Do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year

Pay may depend on skills and/or qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Location:

  • Oakland, CA (Required)

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan

Business Overview

Our Story

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a national organization working towards social justice and a tobacco-free Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) community.

Founded in 1994, APPEAL was originally a program of Asian Health Services, a local community health center in Oakland, California. It has since established itself an important national network providing key technical assistance and resources on health justice.

Our Mission: To champion social justice and achieve equity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.

Our Vision: Towards health equity and justice

Membership: APPEAL’s members include over 1,250 community-based organizations, community leaders, community health centers, researchers, and state and local health departments.

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