The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a New York-based national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy and community education. AALDEF has a 12-person staff and is supported by foundations, corporations, individual contributions, and special events. For more information about AALDEF and its voting rights activities, visit our website at www.aaldef.org.
AALDEF’s Asian American Democracy Program seeks to promote fairness in the electoral process and invigorate the civic participation of Asian Americans, especially new citizens and persons not yet fluent in English. By expanding access to the electoral process for Asian Americans, AALDEF improves the quality of democracy for all Americans.
The Voting Rights Organizer is a one-year position and may be extended, subject to available funding. The Organizer will be responsible for mobilizing Asian American community groups for a non-partisan exit poll of Asian American voters and overseeing volunteers for Election Day poll monitoring in several states for the 2016 Presidential Election.
The job includes recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers; working with community leaders; supervising the development, translation, and printing of materials; and giving educational presentations. The Organizer will also oversee post-election follow-up and assist in writing a report about Asian American voter participation in the 2016 elections.
- Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to supervise volunteers and work with a wide variety of community leaders and organizations.
- Strong knowledge of MS Access and other database systems.
- Bilingual ability in an Asian language is desirable.
- Strong communication skills.
- Experience in community organizing is desirable.
- Ability to travel and work on occasional weekends.
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Voting Rights Organizer Search
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10013-2815
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (put “voting rights organizer search” in the subject line)
DEADLINE: Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.