Director, The Asian American Education Project

Title:                Director, The Asian American Education Project Reports to:      Vice President, Policy and Programs Term:              Immediately Status:             Full...
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Published
February 17, 2021
Location
Washington
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Lisa Campbell-Thornton
Phone
202 296-2300

Description

Title:                Director, The Asian American Education Project

Reports to:      Vice President, Policy and Programs

Term:              Immediately

Status:             Full time, Exempt Employee, 40 hours/week

Salary:             $85,000-$100,000

Position Summary: Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC seeks a full-time Director to lead the newly created The Asian Americans Education Project (Project). The Project’s objective is to expand ethnic studies through the inclusion of historically and culturally competent curriculum on Asian Americans nation-wide. The Director will work closely with the Project consultants, the Vice President, Policy & Programs, and the President and Executive Director  to provide vision and direction for the Project.  The Director will primarily be responsible for leading the Project, including setting goals and designing and executing a set of comprehensive plans to achieve the goals and objectives of the Project.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Core Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Lead promotion of the Asian Americans K-12 Education Curriculum to educators, including through development and execution of trainings of the curriculum to reach a target number of teachers; further promotion of the curriculum through workshops, webinars, conferences, departments of education, school districts, and schools; and distribution of lesson plans, teachers guide, and other project products to relevant audiences.
  • Advocate for ethnic studies and Asian American studies in local, state and national jurisdictions, including for inclusion of the Asian Americans K-12 Education Curriculum. Develop advocacy strategy and build relationships with advocates at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Supplement existing curriculum through analysis of ethnic studies requirements and further development of curriculum where necessary.
  • Develop the Project’s infrastructure in collaboration with the Project consultants, the Vice President, Policy & Programs, and the President and Executive Director, including fundraising and budgeting.
  • Recruit, lead and manage consultants with the necessary skills to produce quality work products on schedule, and to achieve the goals of the Project.

Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Act as thought partner to the Project consultants, Vice President, Policy & Programs, and President and Executive Director on Asian American Curriculum and Advocacy.
  • Work closely with the Project consultants, Vice President, Policy & Programs, and President and Executive Director to develop and execute strategy and workplans.
  • Coordinate with other program area leads to ensure alignment with overall organizational goals and strategies.

Fundraising

  • Support the development and communications teams on content/information for donor communications and materials (donor newsletters, action alerts, special reports from the executive director, social media postings, etc.)
  • Work closely with Project consultants and President and Executive Director on fundraising needs.

General AAJC Roles

  • Live and exhibit the Core Values of Advancing Justice | AAJC, by contributing to an environment that promotes trust, teamwork, and transparency among staff, board, National Advisory Council, affiliates and community partners.
  • Contribute to, establish, and follow policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC are implemented.
  • Participate fully in and lead decision-making processes, understand outcomes and be accountable for decisions made in or affecting the staff member’s program area.
  • Understand the values and principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC and apply them fully in work responsibilities.
  • Participate in other activities and serve on ad hoc committees as requested.
  • Ability to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Advanced Degree preferred.
  • At least eight (8) years of work experience in education, advocacy, policy or related field. Education experience is preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Highly passionate about bringing Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnic studies to students nation-wide. Highly passionate about producing quality curriculum and lesson plans on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • Demonstrated track record of success creating and implementing strategies.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including school administrators, school board members, elected officials, education organizations, educator unions, and community-based organizations to implement Asian American and Pacific Islander ethnic studies.
  • Strong emotional and intersectional intelligence with the ability to work with all constituent groups.
  • Highly collaborative style and history of developing strong and positive relationships with stakeholders and funders.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to excel under pressure and tight timelines.
  • Strong project management skills and experience managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • Ideal candidate will reside in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.

How To Apply

Send resume with references, short writing sample and a cover letter to Hiring Manager at hiring@advancingjustice-aajc.org.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is an equal opportunity employer.

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