Title: Texas Director
Reports to: Managing Director of Field Operations
Salary: $70,000 – $80,000 annually
Job Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Houston, TX
Deadline to apply: Rolling until Filled
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families, and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.
NAPAWF was founded in 1996 to realize the vision of 100 AAPI women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify AAPI women’s stories and experiences. Being seen and heard in the public narrative gives us the power to shape the policy and cultural change needed to gain agency over our lives, families, and communities.
Today, we are mobilizing and building power in cities across the United States to create social, political, and economic change for AAPI women and girls. Five of those cities have local staff on the ground. We also show up in solidarity with other women of color who are experiencing injustice and harm of oppression and marginalization.
Our work is focused on the following strategies:
- Policy and Structural Change
- Organizing and Civic Engagement
- Legal Advocacy and Judicial Strategy
We use the Reproductive Justice lens to intersectionally address three core issues:
- Reproductive Rights and Health
- Economic Justice
- Immigration and Racial Justice
The Texas Director is responsible for leading NAPAWF’s strategy in Texas on issues that impact Asian American Pacific Islander women and girls, building bridges between the AAPI community and the progressive movement in Texas. The Texas Director will develop NAPAWF to be the leader on issues that impact AAPI women and girls in Texas. The Texas Director will promote NAPAWF’s organizational culture, which encourages effectiveness, connectedness, and learning.
- Develop advocacy strategies to reach AAPI women and girls to engage with the state legislature.
- Develop or modify messaging on issues to Texas’s AAPI context.
- Build a strong demographic, community, and political knowledge base for the State of Texas.
- Build strong working relationships with other AAPI organizations in Texas to identify collaborative opportunities.
- Build a strong network of relationships with key progressive allies in the AAPI, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, women’s rights, racial justice, and human rights organizations.
- Hire and supervise staff to be a highly effective team.
- Participate and represent NAPAWF in state-based and local coalitions.
- Build a base of AAPI women and girls to lead on issues impacting AAPI women and girls.
- Integrate civic engagement and voter engagement work to NAPAWF priority issues.
- Manage the Texas Organizing budget.
- Assist with fundraising to expand the Texas organizing initiative.
- Educate local AAPI organizations and students on NAPAWF’s priority issues.
- Performing duties, as necessary, as a member of the NAPAWF team.
- Must have at least 4 years of advocacy, public policy, or organizing experience, with incremental growth in those areas.
- Must have 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience.
- Strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast-paced environment meeting multiple deadlines simultaneously.
- Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
- Experience in creating and leading projects.
- Ability to create concrete work plans with measurable goals.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Must be willing to travel.
- 2 to 3 years of Program Management experience is a plus.
- Public speaking experience is a plus.
- Fundraising experience is a plus.
- Values fit Commitment to the issues of AAPI and/or immigrant women and girls, health, social justice, and human rights.
- Strategic Problem Solver: Is known to offer suggestions and brainstorm ideas with team members. Approaches the work with a problem-solving lens, focusing energy on finding solutions rather than exasperating problems. Considers the task at hand or moment in time in view of the larger context, systems, and/or issues.
- Self-driven work ethic and resilience: Exhibits ownership over goals and projects. Punctual, takes initiative, and is a self-starter. Isn’t afraid to ask for help when feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Flexible and able to adapt to shifting priorities under pressure.
- Highly Organized, motivated, and detail-oriented: Manages a high volume of work with efficiency. Has, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Pays attention to details: notices and fixes errors that others might overlook. Acknowledges mistakes and turns them into learning opportunities. Has a track record of leaving things better than they found them.
- Leads and motivates others to action: Can motivate & inspires others to take action. Knows when/how to delegate; holds the team and themself accountable to meeting goals through a mix of inspiration and urgency.
- Works independently and manages up effectively: Capable of managing up and bringing key issues to direct supervisor’s attention. Clear on when to notify and when to handle. Knows when to delegate. Able to adjust to a changing workplace with colleagues in multiple locations. Commitment to the mission, values, and aspirations of the organization.
SALARY & BENEFITS
The annual salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000, commensurate with experience.
A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401(k) plan, and medical, dental, and vision insurance. NAPAWF’s medical plan is covered by NAPAWF at 100% for employees and dependents with no out-of-pocket costs, including prescription drug costs. Qualified dependents may also be covered.
NAPAWF also offers full-time employees 15 days of vacation in the first year, sick leave, flexible spending program options, and personal/family leave, as well as paid vacation between December 25 and January 2 of each year.
This position will work both in an office setting and in the field, meeting as needed with legislators, partners, and NAPAWF members outside of the office.
NAPAWF is committed to public health and to the safety and well-being of our colleagues and visitors. As such we have adopted a policy requiring all employees to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccines and boosters or to apply for and receive an exemption.
NAPAWF is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, and people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
About National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only organization focused on building power with AAPI women and girls to influence critical decisions that affect our lives, our families and our communities. Using a reproductive justice framework, we elevate AAPI women and girls to impact policy and drive systemic change in the United States.