Employment and Internship Opportunities
SEARAC seeks a passionate consultant with background in aging policy and community engagement for a short-term project to conduct research on the needs of Southeast Asian American (SEAA) elders, and develop training materials to help State Health Insurance Assistance Programs and Senior Medicare Patrol grantees to better understand the needs of SEAA communities. This short-term project is in collaboration with the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) and SEARAC. Qualified candidates will have experience conducting community research and developing training materials, experience with program management, experience or demonstrated interest in policy advocacy, and familiarity with SEAA communities.
Community Research and Engagement
- In collaboration with SEARAC’s Policy Team, conduct three focus groups with Southeast Asian American communities, or work in partnership with determined partners to carry out focus groups.
- Compile and submit focus group data to NAPCA program managers.
- Update SEARAC’s list of aging organizations nationwide.
- In collaboration with NAPCA and other partner organizations, develop materials about the Southeast Asian American community.
- Work with community partners to translate materials into three Southeast Asian languages.
- Develop and execute an outreach plan to disseminate information to 100 Southeast Asian American elders.
- Participate in regular meetings between NAPCA and SEARAC.
- Manage and monitor program budget.
- Develop program reports as needed.
- 1-3 years of experience in program management as a professional, student, or volunteer
- Experience conducting community focus groups and recording focus group information
- Experience working with community-based-organizations
- Ability to manage workplans, including benchmarks and timelines, and to coordinate with multiple community-based-organizations and consultants as needed
- Ability to set and meet deadlines
- Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
- Experience facilitating groups and meetings
- Familiarity with Google Drive and Microsoft Office
- Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends, if needed
- Familiarity with aging policy and Southeast Asian American communities preferred
BA/BS degree required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Compensation and Duration
$34.00 an hour
Estimated at 40 hours per month between May 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Priority Deadline: April 15, 2016
Estimated Start Date
May 1-15, 2016
Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest, a current resume, and a brief writing sample (no more than 3 pages). Electronic application packages are encouraged and should be sent in PDF or MS Word format. Please include “Aging Consultant” in the subject line of emails and faxes.
Please address all application materials to:
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
ATTN: Quyen Dinh, Executive Director
1628 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C. 20009
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 email@example.com.
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