Anti-Hate Policy Manager
The Anti-Hate Policy Manager will be responsible for the development & execution of advocacy strategy for AAJC’s Anti-Hate Program.
*** COVID vaccination required. Exemption requests considered on a case-by-case basis. ***
Organizational Profile: Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (“AAJC”) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our mission is to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. For 30 years, we have served as the leading Asian American voice on civil rights issues in our nation’s capital – fighting for the rights of our communities through policy advocacy, litigation, research, public education, and community engagement.
Based in Washington, DC, AAJC is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation. With our affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, we work together as equal and independent partners, operate under one name, and strive to speak with one unified and powerful voice to promote justice, empower our communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen our multi-racial democracy.
Title: Anti-Hate Policy Manager
Reports to: Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Status: Full time, Exempt Employee, 40 hours/week
This is a unionized organization, and this position is in the collective bargaining unit.
Position Summary: The Anti-Hate Policy Manager will be primarily responsible for the development and execution of advocacy strategy for AAJC’s Anti-Hate Program in collaboration with the VP of Strategic Initiatives, as well as supporting the overall Anti-Hate Program and assisting in developing and implementing AAJC’s community outreach and education in the area of racial justice, including anti-Asian hate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning
- Act as thought partner to the VP of Strategic Initiatives on policy priorities, community education, and relationship building to support and implement our programmatic agenda for the Anti-Hate Program and broader racial justice needs.
- Work closely with program leads and all other staff to collaborate in setting budgets, program goals and strategies, advancing new ideas and innovation that align with our organizational mission and strategic plan.
- Work closely with the executive team to share responsibility to spearhead cross- organizational initiatives amongst our internal divisions.
Addressing Anti-Asian Hate
- In collaboration with the VP of Strategic Initiatives, coordinate with affiliates, coalition partners, and local partners on anti-hate efforts focused on addressing anti-Asian violence, harassment, and discrimination. This work includes:
- Legislative and administrative advocacy: Support federal, state, and local legislation to address and prevent anti-Asian hate and discrimination, as well as engagement with government agencies tasked with addressing anti-Asian hate and discrimination. AAJC’s anti-hate advocacy, which includes engagement on appropriations, is not limited to addressing anti-Asian hate but also includes broader racial solidarity / racial justice work.
- Data collection and analysis: Analyze and map reports submitted to the Stand Against Hatred (SAH) website.
- Response and resources: Support AAJC’s work to strengthen community response capacity, including improving the resource and referral network for organizations and individuals who have experienced anti-Asian hate and harassment.
- Intervention training: Support AAJC’s work with Right To Be on bystander intervention, conflict de-escalation, and trainings for the Asian American community on how to respond to anti-Asian and xenophobic harassment.
- Communications: Support narrative change efforts by assisting communications staff with story collection; drafting materials for community education and media engagement; and supporting AAJC’s engagement with coalition partners and policymakers on anti-hate efforts.
- In collaboration with the VP, Strategic Initiatives and the Director, Community Engagement, support AAJC’s efforts to engage in community education on anti-Asian hate and racial justice, strengthen relationships with Community Partners in addressing hate and discrimination, and engage in broader racial justice coalitions.
- Support implementation and management of Community Partner subgrants to expand and localize anti-hate work.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic communications plans with the Anti-Hate Communications Coordinator and VP, Strategic Initiatives, including providing content support, responding to press inquiries, and making public speaking appearances as necessary and appropriate.
- In collaboration with AAJC staff, coordinate the translation, production, and dissemination of community education materials.
- Assist with fundraising, grants management, and relationship management with funders and supporters
- Work with VP, Strategic Initiatives, Director, Community Engagement, and finance and development teams to craft project budgets and contribute to the development of grant proposals relating to Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement programs.
- Provide content/information for donor communications and materials (donor newsletters, action alerts, special reports from the executive director, social media postings, etc.); and
- Attend meetings with prospects/donors as necessary and appropriate.
General AAJC Roles
- Live and exhibit the Core Values of 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 their 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.
- Attend and contribute to Advancing Justice | AAJC and board of directors meetings.
- Willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
- At least four years of work experience in policy advocacy or related field.
- Experience and knowledge in Asian American, civil and human rights issues on both the local and national level.
- Experience in and knowledge of anti-hate policy, particularly in its impact on Asian American communities preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
- Ability to operationalize vision, think strategically, creatively problem solve, exercise good judgment, and lead change.
- Successful track record of forging alliances and coalitions and moving people to take collective action and engage in advocacy.
- Facilitative and collaborative leadership style with strong people skills.
- Experience working with diverse groups from various sectors.
- Fundraising experience including building and developing relationships.
- Excellent communicator and writer who can articulate messages to different audiences, including translating law and policy into plain language.
- Proven ability to work collegially with management and team members.
- Willingness to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments.
Send resume with references, short writing sample and a cover letter to Hiring Manager at email@example.com.
Fully completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only qualified applicants will be contacted and scheduled to interview with our team.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is an equal opportunity employer. This is a unionized organization, and this position is in the collective bargaining unit.