Job Title: Organizing Fellow/Intern
Hours: 20 – 30 hrs a week; 6 months
Stipend: $1,000 including gas and/or bus cards
Asian American Organizing Project seeks a team of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Filipinx organizing fellows/interns to do community outreach and issues organizing within the Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Filipinx community, and residents in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The organizing fellow’s main role is to develop their community/cultural organizing skills, and lead and research issues affecting their community. The Fellow will support and organize with our current partners: Church of Columba, Release MN 8, and Filipinx for Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice Minnesota. With the goal to increase issues and voter education, and increase voter registration and pledges for this local 2017 Election; and to advance the narratives of Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Filipinx experiences, issues, and political power. Please submit a resume along with cover letter addressing questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org with either Vietnamese, Cambodian or Filipinx Organizing Fellow in email subject.
- Research, outreach and engage with Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipinx, and Asian residents about community issues, and events
- Organize and participate in phone bank, door knock, community meeting, and educational workshops and articles
- Engage and recruit with volunteer base, leader, resident/community member, and community partners
- Outreach about the 2017 local Election and integrated voter engagement
- Attend cohort meeting, shape narrative, and messaging.
Skill Sets Developed:
- Community outreach, engagement, and facilitation
- Organizing and managing phone banks, and door knocks
- Script writing, and messaging
- Train the trainer on phone banking, and canvassing
- Voter Action Network (VAN) Platform
- Volunteer recruitment and management
- Active listening, interpersonal skills, and communication building skills
- Community relationship building
- Issues affecting MN Vietnamese, Cambodian, Filipinx, and Asian communities
- Non-partisan electoral & civic engagement
- Voter registration guidelines & legality
- Basic Voter Activation Network (VAN) platform
- Asian cultural nuances related to gender justice
At least 1-2 year experience and/or willingness to learn
- Canvassing, and phone banking, conducting short surveys
- Phone bank and door knock planning, management and training
- knowledge in non-partisan, voter registration guidelines and legalities
- Data compliance and privacy
- Asian language(s) and/or transportation assistance at events and at the polls
- Community relationship building, volunteer recruitment, outreach, and management
- Strong commitment to civic engagement, community organizing, and empowerment of underrepresented Asian communities
- Strong commitment to economic, racial, and gender justice
- Self-starter, excellent communication skills, good time management, and meeting deadlines
- Enjoys meeting and interacting with new people, and people of all background and identities
- 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
- Ability to speak Asian languages is a plus; Hmong, Vietnamese,Khmer, and Tagalog.
- Asian language(s) writing skills is a plus
Please include a 1 or 2 page cover letter answering the questions below:
- Why do you think it’s important for Minnesotan Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Filipinx to be active in voter engagement and community building?
- What are the issues your community are facing now, and what is your idea to address them?
- Why do you want to be an organizing fellow, and what do you hope to achieve in your community?
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.