Overview

The mission of Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) is the education, advocacy, and mobilization of voters in the Asian Pacific American community towards environmental, social and economic justice for all.

POSITION SUMMARY:
APEN seeks to hire a team of outreach workers to participate in APEN’s civic engagement programs. This is a temporary part-time position. This program’s goal is to increase the civic participation of low-income Asian immigrant communities in California. Outreach Workers will be talking to voters and convincing them to complete a survey on environmental justice issues that impact poor people, immigrants, and communities of color in California.
This position is part-time, no more than 35 hours a week, lasting 3 weeks starting June 27th, 2022 and ending July 1, 2022 with the exact schedule TBA. The hourly rate is $20. This position will not include benefits with the exception of sick pay and an internet and phone stipend at the end of the program. This job is based in Los Angeles and requires walking in neighborhoods.

PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Talk to hundreds of people a day about issues facing low-income communities.
B. Data entry of call results.
C. Logistical support and set-up and break-down for phonebanks.
D. Complete accurate daily reports.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
1. Commitment to the mission and principles of APEN and to social justice.
2. Fluent in English, bilingual/biliterate in an Asian language preferred.
3. Strong motivation and adaptability, including ability to work under pressure and with deadlines. 4. Basic computer skills, ability to complete web forms.
5. Able to work Monday to Friday evenings (3PM to 7PM).

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
1. Experience working in Asian immigrant communities
2. Able to give and receive constructive feedback
3. Multilingual (Asian language) applicants preferred (Chinese, Tagalog and/or Vietnamese)

Applications: APEN is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, gay, lesbian, transgender and gender nonconforming persons are encouraged to apply.

Please submit a resume by email to APEN c/o seng@apen4ej.org with “LA CEP 2022 Outreach Worker” in the subject line.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Start Date: June 27th, 2022

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@apen4ej.org

About Asian Pacific Environmental Network

The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) is an environmental justice organization with deep roots in California’s Asian immigrant and refugee communities. Since 1993, APEN has built a membership base of Laotian refugees in Richmond and Chinese immigrants in Oakland. Together, we have fought and won campaigns to make our communities healthier and just places where all people have the resources we need to live full, dignified lives.  We are growing our local roots and building power to make decisions at the state level that have real local impact.  By building an organized movement, we’re leading a transition away from an extractive economy based on profit and pollution and toward local, healthy, and life-sustaining economies that benefit everyone.

APEN’s sister organization, APEN Action, mobilizes over 30,000 Asian immigrant and refugee voters to win economic, environmental, and social justice.  Since 2011, APEN Action has been educating and mobilizing voters in the bay area and across California to make sure our communities’ voices are heard from the ballot box to the legislature in Sacramento.