Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scholarships and Paid Federal Internships for Summer 2010

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership Announces

Scholarships and Paid Federal Internships for Summer 2010

For the 18th consecutive year, the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) will award three (3) scholarships and nine (9) paid internships to college students who CAPAL identifies as future civic, community, or professional leaders. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and will be evaluated on their demonstrated commitment to public service, leadership potential, and service to the Asian Pacific American community.

CAPAL Scholarship recipients will have secured their own public service internship in the Washington DC metropolitan area with a federal government agency, a Capitol Hill legislative office, or a non-profit organization that allows them to gain firsthand knowledge of the workings of American government. They will be awarded a $2000 scholarship for successful completion of their internship and the development of a Community Action Plan that benefits their local communities.

CAPAL will also partner with federal government agencies to award nine paid internships to college students interested in public policy and gaining valuable experience working in the federal government. Each intern will be assigned mentors and will receive a $2,000 stipend.

For application forms and additional details, please visit Inquiries may be addressed to The early application deadline is March 1, 2010. All other applications will be reviewed and decided upon on a rolling basis. Only top candidates will be contacted for phone interviews.

"For the past 20 years, CAPAL has provided opportunities for young leaders in the Asian Pacific American community to gain valuable experience working in public service," said CAPAL Board of Directors Chair Gene Kim. "Our goal is to empower the next generation of policy makers with the vision, knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively serve their communities and succeed in their careers."

CAPAL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization that was founded in 1989 by Asian Pacific American (APA) professionals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Its mission is to promote APA interests and success in public service careers, to provide information and education on policy issues affecting the APA community, and to serve the APA community at large.


Gene Kim

Chair, Board of Directors

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) | P.O. Box 65073, Washington, DC 20035

Thursday, February 18, 2010

JOB: Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Affairs Program Coordinator


NHPI Affairs Program Coordinator

Organizational Description:

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) is a
national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program,
and research efforts to improve the health and well-being of Asian
, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. Founded in
1986, APIAHF approaches activities with the philosophy of
coalition-building and developing capacity within local Asian American,
Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. We advocate on health
issues of significance to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific
Islander communities
, conduct community-based technical assistance and
training, provide health and U.S. Census data analysis and information
, and convene regional and national health conferences.

APIAHF aims to address the health issues of Asian Americans, Native
, and Pacific Islander populations throughout the U.S. and U.S.
affiliated territories and jurisdictions. The NHPI Affairs Division
provides capacity building assistance, resources and training to Native
Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) community based organizations,
faith based organizations, health systems, public health agencies, and
community stakeholders through its organizational development, program
development, community mobilization, community planning and policy
advocacy activities.

Title: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Affairs Program
Coordinator, 1.0 FTE
Reports to: NHPI Affairs Manager

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination,
monitoring, and evaluation of all activities of the NHPI Affairs
Capacity Development grant. Under supervision, the Program Coordinator
will also work on fund development, strategic planning, and oversee
project grantees for NHPI Affairs. The NHPI Program Coordinator reports
to the NHPI Affairs Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* With the supervisor, develop and maintain strategic
relationships and collaborations among constituents, other advocacy
, funding agencies and policy makers;
* Participate in the development of the national health agenda for
the NHPI population;
* Organize meetings, summits, and conferences among constituents,
steering committees, advisory committees, and government agencies;
* Help recruit for the Project IMOTEP college scholarship;
* Assist supervisor with providing capacity building, strategic
planning, other technical assistance and training to community-based
* Assist with drafting policy briefs and fact sheets;
* As requested, represent the program and agency at national,
state, and local forums, conferences and meeting as a spokesperson on
NHPI Affairs;
* Participate in program development and proposal and report
* Update NHPI Affairs sections of the organization's website;
* Perform other duties as assigned by the NHPI Affairs Manager.

Required Qualifications:

* Minimum of a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in
Health related field;
* Minimum two years experience in program and budget management;
* Demonstrated experience in policy and media advocacy;
* Demonstrated experience in facilitating meetings, developing and
conducting capacity building trainings, and public speaking;

* Strong interpersonal, organizational, and administrative skills;

* Ability to work with diverse groups of people;
* Able to work independently, with minimal supervision;
* Demonstrated effective writing skills;
* Strong initiative, creativity and motivation, including ability
to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
* Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and
* Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications:

* Experience or interest in working with the Asian American,
Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities;
* Experience or interest in working with NHPI communities;
* Experience with budgeting;
* Experience with grant writing;
* Bilingual and/or biliterate in a Native Hawaiian or Pacific
Islander language

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and short writing sample
Attn: HR - NHPI Affairs Coordinator Search

Application Deadline: February 28, 2010

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

450 Sutter Street, Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94108

Fax: 415-954-9999

Friday, September 05, 2008

Fundraiser Coordinator job description

Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation

Job Description

Position Title: Development & Fundraiser Coordinator

Classification: Part-time (10-20hrs/wk), Hourly (non-exempt)

Reports to: Development Program Director

Directly Supervises: None

Compensation: Depends on Experience; potential to have fringe benefits

Position Summary:

Fundraising 50%:

Under general directions and supervision, the Development & Fundraiser Coordinator is responsible for independently conducting the day-to-day operational management and implementation of all activities pertaining to fund development and fundraising.

Development & Fundraiser Coordinator must track and properly document all activities and complete all necessary reporting requirements.

Development & Fundraiser Coordinator will ensure that personal conduct and representation at meetings and various community events is professional and aligns with VACF’s mission and code of conduct.

Reasonable fundraising goals, activities, budgets, and expense sheets will be established by the Development Program Director and the Development & Fundraiser Coordinator. A reasonable quota will be established that needs to be met.

Development 50%

Guided by the Development Program Director, this position will also help with grants and program development. Development & Fundraiser Coordinator will research and contact potential funders. Development & Fundraiser Coordinator will help obtain funding by drafting, editing, and preparing grants for submission. This also includes compiling program related reports and submitting them in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

o Take initiative to build relationships with potential funders including individual community donors.

o Generate new ideas and business opportunities to increase fundraising and fund development to meet and exceed revenue goals. Establish an ongoing fundraising program to support the work of VACF into the future.

o Develop an annual fundraising plan and budget. Develop revenue and expense reports for all fundraiser events after the event is completed.

o Takes the full responsibility to lead in initiating, planning, and implementing all necessary activities, in a timely manner, to ensure that program goals and objectives are accomplished.

o Represents VACF at community meetings, outreach events, radio/TV shows, and other community settings.

o Monitors program, tracks and documents of all necessary activities, and completes all reporting requirements.

o Submits documents and reports in a timely manner to meet stated deadlines.

o Prepare grants/ project proposals and progress reports as required by program contract and agreements.

o Search and research potential donors and foundations to identify and evaluate potential funding sources.

o Make initial contacts, and follow-through of securing available funding along with the coordination of all optional funding opportunities.

o Build and maintain profitable, long-term fundraising relationships with current donors and potential donors.

Skills & Qualifications:

o Ability to independently initiate projects and activities.

o Good client interactions skills.

o Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

o Excellent time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

o Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as negotiation skills.

o Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

o Ability to maintain client confidentiality.

o Knowledge of computers and Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher.

o Good leadership skills with the potential for further development.

o Understanding of budget control, expenses, and allocations.

o Knowledge of developing a fundraising plan.

o Attentive to details.

o Dedication, motivation, drive, ambition, and commitment to the job at hand.

o Must have the skills and potential to excel in this position.

Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.

Safety Requirements: Knowledge of, and observes and complies with office safety policies and emergency procedures.

Knowledge and Education: B.A. degree in a related field or equivalent work-experience. If minimal education requirement is not met, then candidate must have the skills and potential to excel in this position.

Must have strong command of the written and spoken English language. Vietnamese language skills a plus. Must be proficient in the use of computers and office equipment.

Experience: Prior experience in a community public health setting strongly preferred.

Caveat: Due to the nature of the work environment, it is required that all staff members perform duties beyond their job description, such as, but not limited to, answering phone, taking messages, helping other employees with organizing community events, and patient navigation/assistance regardless of the program.


I acknowledge that I have read and understood the attached job description. My signature below attests that I am able to perform the essential functions of this position. I have also discussed any accommodations that I feel I might need to allow me to perform these essential functions. I agree to abide by all administrative, policies and procedures (protocols) of the Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation.

________________________________________ __________________________

Employee’s Name (please print) Date


Employee’s Signature

________________________________________ __________________________

Supervisor’s Name (please print) Date


Supervisor Signature

The Vietnamese American Cancer Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please email resume and cover letter to Diep N. Tran:

Please call if you have any questions: 714-751-5805


The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, legal advocacy, and community education.
Interns are supervised by attorneys in specific program areas. Legal interns will work on litigation, particularly legal research and writing, legal and policy advocacy, client intakes, and some community outreach and education. Legal internships are available in the following program areas:
Anti-Trafficking Project, legal research on the Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA), as well as outreach, community education, and advocacy on the rights of women and youth trafficking survivors.
Economic Justice for Workers, litigation, community education, and advocacy on behalf of garment, restaurant, construction and other low wage workers;
Educational Equity and Youth Rights, legal services, policy work, community education, research and litigation concerning educational equity, juvenile justice, affirmative action and post 9-11 hate violence and racial targeting;
Immigrant Access to Justice, litigation, legal services, and organizing/outreach focusing on communities impacted by 9-11; litigation, legal services, and advocacy regarding local and state enforcement of immigration laws; legal and policy advocacy and support for community mobilizing and education regarding comprehensive immigration reform;
Voting Rights, poll monitoring of elections to guard against anti-Asian voter discrimination; legal research and writing under the Voting Rights Act; advocacy on bilingual ballots and state and local election reform; produce reports and give trainings on voters’ rights.

Undergraduate internships are available in the following program areas:

Community Health Care Initiative, community education and outreach in the areas of immigration, government benefits, language rights, health care access and database entry of legal intakes.
Special Events – AALDEF 35th Anniversary, provide administrative support in preparation for AALDEF’s 35th annual gala, including: researching for prospective dinner sponsors and silent auction donors, securing and displaying items for the silent auction, and assembling dinner programs, gift bags, brochures and press kits.
Voting Rights, poll monitoring of elections to guard against anti-Asian voter discrimination; legal research and writing under the Voting Rights Act; advocacy on bilingual ballots and state and local election reform; produce reports and give trainings on voters’ rights.
Description of Internships.
Interns are supervised by attorneys and/or AALDEF staff in specific program areas. These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit can be arranged. Interns work anywhere between 8 to 25 hours per week. The internship usually commences with the start of classes and ends in early December.

To Apply:

Any bilingual ability should be stated in the resume. Bilingual ability is helpful but not required. Applications should also state the number of hours the intern is able to work per week and which program area(s) you are interested in. Send a resume and cover letter to:
AALDEF Summer Intern Search
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor, New York , New York 10013-2815
Fax: 212-966-4303 or Email: info@aaldef. org
For more information, contact Jennifer Weng at 212-966-5932, ext. 212 or jweng@aaldef. org.

SEARAC Job Opportunity: Education and Training Manager (CA)

Please find below and attached to this e-mail the job announcement for
SEARAC's Education and Training Manager position, based in our
Sacramento office.
Education and Training Manager

Organization Background:
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), founded in 1979, is
a national organization advancing the interests of Cambodian, Laotian,
and Vietnamese Americans through leadership development, capacity
building, and community empowerment. SEARAC fosters the development of
nonprofit organizations led by and for Southeast Asian Americans and
serves as a coalition-builder and leader, carries out action-oriented
research projects, and strengthens the capacity of community-based
organizations such as mutual assistance associations (MAAs) and
faith-based organizations (FBOs). We also foster civic engagement among
Southeast Asian Americans and represent our communities at the national
level in Washington, DC.

Position Summary: Reporting to SEARAC’s management team, the Education
and Training Manager will provide a wide range of training, public
education, and technical assistance to Southeast Asian (SEA) American
communities and organizations serving older adults in California. S/he
will be a highly skilled professional with a broad range of training and
project management skills. S/he will have primary responsibility for
implementing SEARAC’s Healthy Elders Leadership Project (HELP) in
California’s Central Valley and SEARAC’ Refugee Elders Advancing
Leadership (REAL) Project in the Central Valley and in the Bay Area. In
addition, s/he will support all of SEARAC’s programming in California as
needed. HELP is a project focused on three interrelated activity areas:
building the elders programming capacity of SEA community organizations
through training, technical assistance, and modest grants that enable
the organizations to establish funded, structured programs for elders;
opening of access to publicly funded services to SEA elders and their
families; and, creating new cadres and networks of community leaders to
ensure that public institutions and other decision makers attend to the
needs of SEA elders and communities, especially in the area of health
access and health care. The REAL Project provides civic engagement and
grassroots advocacy trainings for refugee elders.

Location of Position: SEARAC California Office - Sacramento, CA

Major Responsibilities:
• In coordination with SEARAC staff and project partners, provide
training and technical assistance in organizational development and
community education topics related to improving the elders services of
the MAA/FBO partners
• Participate in planning and implementation of project activities and
regional advocacy trainings for SEA elders and friends in the Bay Area,
Sacramento, the Central Valley, and other designated areas
• Develop and implement civic engagement, grassroots advocacy, and
community organizing training opportunities for Southeast Asian American
• Take the lead on data collection, drafting and submission of reports
to funders
• Represent SEA American concerns with state and local decision makers
as necessary
• Carry out additional duties as directed by supervisors

Required Qualifications:
• Relevant experience working with SEA MAAs/FBOs or other
community-based groups in California
• At least two years experience working with SEA Americans in California
• Experience providing training and technical assistance to
community-based groups
Experience with advocacy and/or community organizing with immigrant
and refugee groups
• At least two years experience with program planning and grant
• Excellent verbal and written communication abilities
• Experience in budgeting, financial management, and project reporting
• Demonstrated ability to work with minimal direction supervision
• Undergraduate degree
• Knowledge of SEA cultures and languages

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, plus a strong benefits package.

Starting Date: As soon as possible.

Application Procedure: Please e-mail, fax, or mail all three - resume,
cover letter, and two-page writing sample to:

Naomi Steinberg
Attn: Education and Training Manager Job Search
1628 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: 202-667-4690
Fax: 202/667-6449
E-mail: naomi@searac. org


SCHOLARSHIPS: $10,000 Scholarships for Minority Students

NOTE: AAPI students DO qualify for these, as long as they have the required majors.

Subject: $10,000 Scholarships for Minority Students

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund will be awarding $10,000 scholarships
this fall as part of a program with Marathon Oil Corporation.

They will be awarded to minority students for up to 2 years - a
potential of $20k per student, plus up to 3 summers of paid
internships with Marathon!

These opportunities are open to African
American, Asian/Pacific-

Islander and American Indian students as well
as Hispanic students.

Please get the information about these excellent scholarships directly
into the hands of your students. To accomplish this, please forward
this email to some of the following people, with a request that they
email this information to students:

1) The person responsible for minority/under-represented students in
your department

2) The person coordinating scholarships in your department

3) Someone in administration/student affairs who can email this
information directly to your students

The application deadline for this program is November 1, so please get
this information to your students as soon as possible.

Specific eligibility criteria and the application itself can be viewed at

Please keep in mind that HSF awards over 4,100 scholarships each year,
across disciplines, and that applying for the Marathon program also
qualifies students for other opportunities, many of which are
designated for students in your department.

Thursday, August 28, 2008



August 18, 2008
Los Angeles, CA - The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) seeks applications for the 2008-2009 Mike Honda Fellowship Program. This new fellowship will be focused on JACL's advocacy and public policy awareness/programmi ng, education and work on projects associated with the JACL National Youth Student Council. The fellowship is named for the Honorable Congressman Mike Honda in recognition of his lifelong commitment to public service and extensive history in working with the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The fellowship serves to honor Congressman Honda's commitment to Civil Rights for all Asian Pacific Americans.

The Mike Honda Fellowship is funded by a generous $25,000 grant from Southern California Edison. Edison has an extensive history of financial and volunteer support for the API community. Floyd Mori, National Director of the JACL states, "We are extremely fortunate to be partnering with SoCal Edison, a company that is sensitive to the needs of our community and understands the challenges we face."

"We are very pleased to have this opportunity to support JACL and this fellowship program to promote civic engagement and leadership development for the Japanese American community", said Wes Tanaka, SCE Public Affairs Director. " And, in naming the fellowship in honor of Congressman Honda, it is a fitting tribute in recognition of his ongoing and steadfast commitment to promote a strong voice for the API community" he said.

The Mike Honda Fellowship will be in the Los Angeles office of the JACL. The term of the fellowship will be for a 10 month period and will begin in September of 2008.

Interested applicants should download the application form, or www.jaclpsw. org and submit it along with a resume, cover letter, and writing sample by September 15, 2008. For questions or further information contact Craig Ishii at the JACL Pacific Southwest District Office: 213-626-4471 or email

Questions? Contact Us:

Japanese American Citizens League
244 S. San Pedro St. Suite 406
Los Angeles, CA 90012

www.jaclpsw. org
Phone: 213-626-4471

Wanted: Vietnamese Voter Outreach Interns

Dear friends-

As OCAPICA’s Asian and Pacific Islander Vote team is gearing up for the exciting November elections, going out into our API communities to educate and mobilize voters, it is very important to involve as many people as possible. We need YOUR help.

To assist with the tremendous Project API Vote’s Project which consists of, Phone Banking, Exit Polling and Poll Monitoring efforts, we are in need of interns for the Vietnamese Outreach. Please take a look at the attached flyer for more information.

Please forward this email to your networks. Feel free to contact me if you should have any questions.

Thank you!

OCAPICA’s Project Asian and

Pacific Islander Vote

Intern Wanted

Do you care what happens in your community?

Are you passionate about making a difference?

Do you believe the key to change is voting?

Then this internship is for you!

The Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) is seeking a Voter Outreach intern to support the work on our API Vote Campaign reaching out to the Vietnamese community. As we gear up for the November General Election, we are in need of more support to continue the efforts of the API Vote Project. This could include but are not limited to, organizing events, community outreach efforts, and much more– it’ll be up to you and what your interests are. We are looking for someone intelligent, intuitive outreaching to the Vietnamese community, and wants to learn more with first hand experience. This position would be ideal for anyone who wants to make a difference and/or interested in the areas of political science, public policy or Asian American studies major, though all majors will be considered.

Title: Voter Outreach Intern

Reports to: Vietnamese Voter Educator

Status: Un-paid Internship (course credit, if appropriate)

Available: Four positions available

Hours: 5-10 hours a week for one semester (flexible around your schedule)

Starting: ASAP

Location: OCAPICA’s Office: 12900 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 214A Garden Grove , CA 92843

If interested, please send a short cover letter and resume to Van Le at In the cover letter please state what makes you an ideal candidate for this internship. For more information on OCAPICA, please visit


Vân Lê

Vietnamese Voter Educator

Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)

LEADERSHIP TRAINING for CSU Fullerton Students: Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership (AAPIL) Institute is looking for you!

Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership (AAPIL) Institute

Are you interested in becoming an active leader in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community?

If so, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Institute is for you!

This institute begins in Fall 2008! The Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership (AAPIL) Institute is in collaboration between the Multicultural Leadership Center and the Asian American Studies Program. It is a 7-week certification program that better educates students on historical and current events in the Asian and Pacific Islander community. There are also opportunities to go off-campus and participate in the community as well as enjoy special guest speakers! In addition to educating students, we also provide leadership training in many aspects including public speaking, mediation, and team building. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn more about your culture and become active in your community!

***Participants are required to attend ALL workshops which will be held MONDAYS 4:30-7:30PM for 7 weeks, as well as a mandatory retreat on October 4, 2008.

Applications will be available at the Multicultural Leadership Center (TSU 234) and is attached to this email.

Deadline: September 12, 2008 at 5:00PM

You may turn in your application to the MLC or email a copy to the MLC email address (Subject: AAPIL Application)

For more information please contact:

Angie Keam, AAPIL Facilitator:
Sedfrey Linsangan, AAPIL Facilitator:
Multicultural Leadership Center, 714-278-7366

Testimonials from former AAPIL participants

"[Through AAPIL] I further developed my leadership skills and now I feel more confident to approach situations assertively. AAPIL has created endless opportunities that have greatly impacted my college experience."

- Rachel K.

"It's a great program that allows you to network and build friendships with other AAPI leaders while working on building skills not focused in typical leadership trainings; it's catered to our community."
- Hideki F.

"Open forum discussions allowed us to make each session our own with the contributions of each member."

- Irene U.

"If your passion is to get involved with the community and want to discuss issues relating to the Asian community, then it's a perfect opportunity to network and build bonds."

- Tamara T.

SCHOLARSHIP: Asian Business Association of Orange County Scholarship application deadline extended

Sent: 8/26/2008 9:39:50 AM

Subject: Scholarship application deadline extended

*** Please note: Application deadline has been extended to September 15, 2008. ***

Dear ABAOC & ACD friends:

Each year, the Asian Business Association of Orange County ( and the Asian Community Development ( award scholarship grants in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00) up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) to deserving students. To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Orange County and have at least one Asian parent. The student must also either be graduating from High School or in their first or second year of college.

The student awardees will be chosen based on the following criteria:

1. Academic performance

2. Community involvement (and leadership skills)

3. Financial need

4. Proficiency and quality of the submitted essay on a given topic.

We require the candidates to supply a scholarship application packet by August 31st, which includes:

1. A verified copy of their school transcript of records

2. A resume

3. Two sealed letters of recommendation from a teacher/professor, mentor/coach, or director/ superior at her/his community involvement organization.

Please send the scholarship application packet no later than September 15th to:

ABAOC/ACD Scholarship Committee
2960 S. Daimler Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (949)222-2291

From the list of submitted scholarship application packets, a short list of deserving students will be invited for a personal interview, at which time, the topic of the essay will be given. Personal interviews will take place until end of September and the awardees will be selected in October. The scholarship grants will be awarded to the student awardees at the ABAOC Annual Awards Banquet to be held on November 15, 2007, at the Westminster Rose Center. Please contact us at or should you have any questions.

Truly yours,

Sarah Gunther and Linda Sarno
Scholarship Committee Co-chairs

Asian Business Association Orange County
2960 S. Daimler Street
Santa Ana, California 92705

Saturday, August 02, 2008

JOB: Poll Monitoring Coordinator (Part-time, Los Angeles)

1145 Wilshire Blvd., Second Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 977-7500 • Fax (213) 977-7595


Agency Description: The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) was
established in 1983 with broad-based support and has become the leading
organization in the region dedicated to providing the diverse Asian
and Pacific Islander community with civil rights advocacy and
multilingual, culturally-sensitiv e services and education.

Position Summary: APALC seeks a Poll Monitoring Coordinator for the
November 4, 2008 Presidential Primary Election. The Poll Monitoring
Coordinator will lead APALC’s efforts to monitor election sites
in Los Angeles and Orange Counties to ensure that minority and limited
English speaking voters have full access to voting as required by the
Voting Rights Act. The Coordinator will work under the supervision of
APALC’s Voting Rights Project Director. This position is
available September 8, 2008 and is a part-time, temporary position that
will end in December 2008 (25 hours per week, 14 to 16 weeks).

Responsibilities and Duties:
· Oversee implementation of election poll monitoring during the
November 2008 election, including responsibility for
recruiting, training and deploying volunteer poll monitors;
· Analyze November 2008 poll monitoring results, including drafting
reports documenting election day problems and
making policy recommendations;
· Work with Los Angeles County and Orange County election officials
on implementing policy recommendations;
· Work with local APIA Vote! coalition to ensure accuracy of
translated voting materials and adequacy of election
· Coordinate and provide support for trainings on poll monitoring
and voting rights advocacy for community
, student groups, and other interested parties; and
· Other duties as assigned.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills required,
including experience making presentations;
· Experience in conducting trainings helpful;
· Strong organizational and computer skills;
· Must be self-directed and motivated;
· Must be able to work flexible hours (including evenings and
weekends) during the two months prior to November 4,
2008 election;
· Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and access to a
reliable car;
· Must be willing to travel throughout Los Angeles and Orange
· Ties and contacts in the Southern Californian Asian and Pacific
Islander American community
· Experience or interest in civil rights or immigrant rights issues
· Knowledge of voting rights or election law helpful; and
· Bilingual ability in an Asian language helpful.

Compensation: $14-16/hour (DOE, plus bilingual supplement). Parking

Application Process: Please mail, fax or email cover letter, resume,
three references, and writing sample to Eugene Lee,
Voting Rights Project Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center,
1145 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Fax (213)
977-7595, Email No email or telephone inquiries. Posted
July 28, 2008.