Employment and Internship 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.
- 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.
- 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.
October 3, 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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