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DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
FULL-TIME
Priority Deadline: May 31, 2015
Announcement: PDF

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national non-partisan non-profit organization, whose mission is to elevate the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States, is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Development and Communications Manager position that will be based in SAALT’s office in Takoma Park, MD.

Position Title: Development and Communications Manager
Job StatusFull-time position with benefits, including health, dental, vision, and transportation stipend
Date of Posting: January 27, 2015
LocationTakoma Park, MD
Reports To: Executive Director
Priority DeadlineMay 31, 2015

Summary
Working closely with the Executive Director, the Development and Communications Manager will have two distinct functions. The first is focused on expanding and strengthening the organization’s resources; the second is focused on developing and stewarding the organization’s communications plan.

Resource development responsibilities include:

  • Strengthening SAALT’s fundraising capacity, with an emphasis on individual donor cultivation;
  • Developing and implementing an individual donor fundraising plan, including donor research and crafting messages for individual donors; managing solicitation campaigns and events aimed at individuals, and coordinating SAALT’s donor cultivation efforts in close partnership with the Executive Director;
  • Supervising individual donor development consultants around the country;
  • Manage ongoing relationships and ongoing communication with existing donors and supporters; and
  • Assist Executive Director with other special projects, as necessary.

Communications-related responsibilities include:

  • Identifying opportunities to expand SAALT’s communications presence and efforts across core issue areas, South Asian American communities, and regions, including drafting press releases and media advisories; monitoring and expanding its social media presence and strategy;
  • Developing proactive relationships with mainstream and ethnic media journalists to amplify SAALT’s work and the priorities of South Asian immigrant communities;
  • Working closely with the Executive Director to write and place op-eds that examine pressing issues for South Asian communities; and
  • Drafting language for emails, newsletters, and other forms of communications to reach SAALT’s diverse audiences.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in resource development, philanthropy, or communications.
  • Excellent writing, analytic, and verbal/presentation skills with the ability to summarize information and connect with a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated self-starter with ability to identify and pursue strategic opportunities
  • Successful track record of articulating, evaluating, measuring, and reporting goals and successes/areas of improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative, self-directed and manage and prioritize multiple tasks and roles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced and collaborative team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, have a flexible approach to work, and quickly adapt and pivot to changing needs in a dynamic non-profit environment.
  • Exceptional email management skills and ability to thrive in a high-volume email office.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly learn other basic programs.
  • Commitment to and passion for social justice issues and to a career in the non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of and commitment to advancing and enhancing SAALT’s mission.
  • Commitment to an office culture where creativity and diversity are celebrated.
  • Sense of humor and familiarity with databases such as Salesforce are a plus.
  • Travel within the United States may be required.

Compensation
SAALT will provide compensation for this position commensurate with experience. A generous vacation policy and health, dental, vision, and transportation stipend benefits will also be provided.

How to Apply
Please e-mail your cover letter detailing your relevant experience, resume, and an unedited development, communications, or policy-related writing sample (maximum 5 pages) as a single PDF document to info@saalt.org and indicate “Development and Communications Manager” in the subject line. We are accepting applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, and will give priority consideration to applications received by April 21, 2015. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR

FULL-TIME
Priority Deadline: July 31, 2015
Announcement: PDF

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national non-partisan non-profit organization, whose mission is to elevate the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States, is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Community Partnerships Coordinator position that will be based in SAALT’s office in Takoma Park, MD.

Position Title: Community Partnerships Coordinator
Job Status: Full-time position with benefits, including health, vision, and transportation stipend, along with a dental option
Date of Posting: March 1,  2015
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Reports To: Director of Programs & Operations
Priority Deadline: July 31, 2015

Summary
The Community Partnerships Coordinator will be responsible for leading or providing support to program, policy, and administrative activities related to the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO), and representing SAALT in broader immigrant and civil rights coalitions at the national level.

Primary Duties
Initial point of contact for activities and communications related to the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO), a national coalition of 49 member organizations across the United States that engage, educate, and mobilize our communities to ensure that South Asians are afforded equal rights, protections, and dignity. Duties may include the following:

Program

  • Building and maintaining relationships with current NCSO members and identifying potential new members.
  • Conducting quarterly calls with each NCSO member to capture work updates, share NCSO information, and provide technical assistance around capacity building.
  • Organizing and/or supporting field campaigns that include participation of NCSO members.
  • Developing and conducting a regional landscape assessment to identify areas to enhance regional presence according to community need and NCSO partner interest.
  • Building strategic regional presence in partnership with NCSO partners.
  • Organizing regional/local trainings and events on civic engagement and other initiatives with NCSO partners
  • Organizing and delivering quarterly webinar trainings and conference calls for the NCSO.
  • Supporting capacity building sub-grant programs, such as We Build Community, and other programs serving the NCSO, such as the biannual National South Asian Summit.
  • Representing SAALT at external events as appropriate.

Policy

  • Assisting Policy Director with providing policy updates to and between NCSO members, developing advocacy toolkits for NCSO members, and organizing town halls, forums and regional Advocacy Days.
  • Assisting Policy Director with developing updates related to issues included in SAALT’s policy platform and where NCSO members are currently engaged, including the National Action Agenda
  • Ensuring that issues and policy proposals SAALT engages with at the national level are consistent with NCSO member priorities for their communities.
  • Connecting NCSO members with national government agencies and policymakers and assisting in trainings and preparation around government engagement to that end.

Administrative

  • Maintaining the NCSO listserv and posting information and updates to the listserv.
  • Developing an NCSO quarterly newsletter.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working with community-based organizations, coalitions, campaigns, or projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and handle and prioritize multiple tasks and roles.
  • Exceptional email management skills and ability to thrive in a high-volume email office.
  • Evening and weekend work and travel within the United States may be required.
  • Well-developed vision and ideas for supporting local efforts and partners from the standpoint of a national organization.
  • Interest in community organizing, civic engagement, and developing and sustaining partnerships with local organizations. Experience partnering with non-profit organizations and demonstrated ability to move partners toward action highly preferred.
  • Excellent writing, analytic, and verbal/presentation skills with the ability to summarize information and connect with a variety of audiences.
  • Successful track record of articulating, evaluating, measuring, and reporting goals and successes/areas of improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, build internal and external relationships, exhibit a flexible approach to work, and quickly adapt and pivot to changing needs in a rapid-paced, non-profit environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly learn other basic programs.
  • Commitment to and passion for social justice issues and to a career in the non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of and commitment to advancing and enhancing SAALT’s mission.
  • Commitment to an office culture where creativity and diversity are celebrated.

Compensation
SAALT will provide compensation for this position, commensurate with experience. Health, vision, and transportation stipend benefits will also be provided, along with a dental option.

How to Apply
Please e-mail your cover letter detailing your relevant experience, resume, and an unedited policy-related writing sample (maximum 5 pages) as a single PDF document to info@saalt.org and indicate “Community Partnerships Coordinator” in the subject line. We are accepting applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.

PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

Job Status: This is a full-time position with benefits, including health, vision, dental (available), and transportation stipend
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Reports To: Director of Programs & Operations
Priority Deadline: June 30, 2015
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.
Start Date: July 2015
Application: PDF

Responsibilities

SAALT seeks a resourceful professional with a background in program implementation and support to serve as a full-time Program Associate as part of our Takoma Park, MD office. The Program Associate will lead or support the development, implementation, and evaluation of community mobilization, leadership development, and partnerships programs and campaigns.

The Program Associate will report to SAALT’s Director of Programs & Operations.

Primary Duties

The Program Associate will work closely with the Director of Programs & Operations to develop and carry out program and partnership strategies and goals.

  • Support or lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of SAALT’s leadership development programs and identify opportunities for program expansion and enhancement. This includes growing and supporting SAALT Circles across the United States; expanding and organizing campus workshops around the country; coordinating Be the Change; providing on-site training support and ongoing project technical assistance for the Young Leaders Institute, and other leadership development initiatives.
  • Coordinate and support civic engagement projects around the country. This may include remote supervision of regional field fellows.
  • Provide support for SAALT and National Coalition of South Asian Organizations (NCSO) campaigns
  • Assist in the implementation of capacity-building programs and other programs and partnerships tasks.
  • Facilitate workshops, trainings, and webinars for community members, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Speak at public events to advance SAALT’s work and increase SAALT’s visibility.
  • Support other office projects and tasks, including administrative duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1–3 years of demonstrated experience in program implementation, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience with community outreach and establishing and nurturing relationships with collaborative community partners.
  • Experience supporting leadership development programs and civic and political engagement projects serving young adults, university students, and young professionals.
  • Experience with on-site and remote events management, including securing and coordinating vendors; managing logistics; coordinating community partners and volunteers; and supporting event evaluation and reporting.
  • Proven ability to meet program goals, outcomes, and deliverables in a timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, analytic, and verbal/presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills around resourcefulness, problem solving, and initiative-taking.
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a collaborative team-based environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a rapid-paced setting, have a flexible approach to program work, and quickly adapt and pivot to changing needs.
  • Exceptional email management skills and ability to thrive in a high-volume email office.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and ability to quickly learn other basic programs.
  • Avid interest and knowledge of issues facing immigrant communities.
  • Commitment to and passion for social justice issues and to a career in the non-profit sector.
  • Understanding of and commitment to advancing and enhancing SAALT’s mission.
  • Commitment to a work environment where creativity and diversity are celebrated.

Compensation

SAALT will provide compensation for this position, commensurate with experience. Health, dental, vision and transportation stipend benefits will also be provided or available.

To Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter detailing your relevant experience, resume, and a 1–3 page unedited writing sample, as a single PDF document, to info@saalt.org and indicate “Program Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis, and priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 30, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

No calls, please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.

Internships

SUMMER 2015 

Policy Intern, Programs Intern, and Communications Intern
Priority Deadline: May 24, 2015
Announcement:
PDF

South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States. SAALT is located in Takoma Park, MD (near Washington, D.C.) and is accessible by the metro. See our website at www.saalt.org or email us at info@saalt.org for more information.

SAALT’s internships enable students to promote the civic and political engagement of South Asians in the United States. We encourage applications from undergraduate, graduate, and law students who are self-motivated and committed to working toward social change in your community.

The following internships are available for Summer 2015 at SAALT’s office in Takoma Park, MD:

Policy Intern

The policy intern will support SAALT’s policy advocacy work by:

  • Tracking various policy issues – including immigration reform and executive action on immigration, racial profiling and civil liberties, voter suppression and language access, and gender equity
  • Researching legal and policy issues to develop community education and advocacy materials
  • Assisting with advocacy efforts with congressional offices and administrative agencies
  • Attending Hill briefings and coalition meetings

Programs Intern

The programs intern will promote the mission of SAALT’s community mobilization, partnerships, and leadership development work by:

  • Providing support for program development and implementation, including research and writing
  • Supporting program preparation involving conference calls, research, and planning for events around the country
  • Assisting in community outreach, recruitment of event co-sponsors, and advertising for community events across the country

Communications Intern

The communications intern will support SAALT’s social media and communications work by:

  • Assisting with projects that include media components, including planning media roll-outs; drafting and editing press releases and other media submissions; and making press calls and pitches
  • Drafting content highlighting SAALT’s work to share with national membership and other stakeholders via listservs and other forms of distribution
  • Maintaining ethnic and mainstream media lists

Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other basic programs
  • Experience with high-volume email management
  • Keen attention to detail and resourcefulness
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects (individual and team-based) in a rapid-paced work environment
  • Understanding of issues affecting immigrant or South Asian communities
  • Interest in learning more about the non-profit sector and developing professional office skills

NOTE: All interns will provide policy, programs, or communications and general support to programs such as the Young Leaders Institute and Be the Change.

Compensation

Summer 2015 interns will be provided a modest stipend. SAALT can also work with potential candidates to arrange for class credit. We encourage a commitment of at least 24 hours per week for 10–12 weeks. Part-time and full-time internships are available.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter demonstrating your qualifications, resume, and 1–3  page unedited writing sample as a single PDF file to info@saalt.org and indicate “Policy Internship,” “Communications Internship,” or “Programs Internship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 24. Only potential candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.

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