Job Title: Neighborhood Leader
Hours: 10 – 20 hours a month; flexible
Due Date: Roll-in Basis
Stipend: $100 per Doorknock; maximum $200
Asian American Organizing Project is seeking 3-4 Neighborhood Leaders to host, organize, build community connectedness, and outreach to their Asian neighbors about issues affecting them, and the 2017 local Election. Being a Doorknock Host is perfect for residents who are excited about learning and empowering their community to address issues affecting their home, school, and communities. Such as affordable housing, neighborhood safety and cleanliness, education and neighborhood programs, and getting to know your neighbors.
Please send an email along with cover letter addressing question below to firstname.lastname@example.org with Doorknock Host in email subject.
- Host 1 or 2 doorknocks in the Summer and in the Fall
- Help shape door-knocking survey questions, and edit/feedback on doorknock report
- Recruit and outreach to family/friends about doorknock event
- Be a representative of their neighborhood
- Co-host and attend 1 -2 community conversations w/ Doorknock Host cohort
- Attend doorknock hosting training; and leadership development trainings
Skill Sets Developed:
- Preparing and hosting a issues specific doorknock event
- Community outreach, engagement, and facilitation
- Community relationship building
- Volunteer recruitment and management
- Effective communication and active listening
- Issues affecting MN Asian communities
- Non-partisan electoral and civic engagement
- Asian cultural nuances related to racial and gender justice
At least 1 year or if no experience, willingness to learn:
- Canvassing and conducting short surveys; and Volunteer recruitment and outreach
- Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing, and empowerment of underrepresented Asian and Asian American communities
- Strong commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice
- Self-starter, excellent communication skill, good time management, and meeting dues dates
- Works well in challenging environment both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to stay on task and problem solve
- Ability to work in non-English speaking communities
- Preferred bilingual in English and Asian languages, but not limited to Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Mandarin, Hindi, & Tagalog
Please include a 1 or 2 page cover letter answering the questions below:
- What 2 -3 issues are important to you and why? How has it affected your neighborhood?
- Through this Doorknock Host leadership development, what do you hope to achieve for yourself, family, and neighborhood?
AAOP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. We strongly encourage persons who are Asian & Pacific Islanders, queer, trans, and women of color to apply for the positions.