Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities



Advocacy and policy analysis

  • Conduct policy analysis and provide recommendations around health policies impacting Southeast Asian Americans (SEAAs).
  • Work with the California Director to plan and execute advocacy campaigns in collaboration with SEARAC health partners targeting local or state policy makers.
  • Conduct research and develop materials around SEAAs and health equity, such as fact sheets, policy briefs, webinars, and other policy materials and recommendations.
  •  Represent SEARAC in coalitions promoting health access and equity including the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, API Budget Coalition, and the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.

Community engagement and training

  • In partnership with the California Director, provide training and technical assistance with health partner organizations to build their advocacy capacity to engage in health equity campaigns.
  • In collaboration with SEARAC’s Policy Team, provide training design, training materials, and evaluation for SEARAC’s trainings such as the annual Leadership and Advocacy Training (LAT).
  • Communicate regularly with health partner organization staff.

Program management and communications

  • Monitor completion of grant-funded activities and outcomes related to health equity work.
  • Administer sub-grants with local health partners.
  • Assist with fundraising and program reporting.
  • In coordination with the California Director and Director of Communications & Development, draft press releases, community announcements, action alerts, and social media posts on health equity.


  • Support other duties as specified by the California Director or Executive Director.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with nonprofit organizations, youth development, advocacy, or other relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of education, health, immigration, criminal justice, and/or racial equity policy issues as they pertain to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, especially SEAAs.
  • Experience engaging with community-based organizations.
  • Experience working productively within coalitions.
  • Program planning, management, and implementation experience.
  • Superior verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Group facilitation and training experience, and the ability to navigate relationships and needs within complex groups of people.
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated passion for social justice.

Experience/Skills Preferred

  • Legislative advocacy and policy analysis, including familiarity with the California legislative process, experience communicating with policy makers, and ability to communicate complex policy issues to local communities and community-based organizations.
  • Media and communications experience, including writing press releases or press advisories.
  • Ability to travel (up to 20%) and work weekends as required.
  • Budgeting and project reporting.


B.A. or equivalent four-year degree required. 

Application Deadline

October 3, 2016

Application Process

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest, a current resume, and a brief writing sample (preferably policy-related, no more than 3 pages). Please include “Health Policy Advocate” in the subject line and email to application@searac.org



Internship Opportunities

SEARAC accepts internship applications on a rolling basis for our DC and California offices. Apply to the SEARAC internship program online here. For more information about SEARAC's internship program, please contact Mari Quenemoen at mari@searac.org