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SAALT offers multiple opportunities to diverse individuals who bring both commitment and skills to enact social change at a rapid-paced national non-profit.


Priority Deadline: MARCH 1st, 2016

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 seeking to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States, seeks a Managing Director to be based in its Takoma Park, MD office. SAALT is the premier national nonprofit advocacy organization that brings together the full diversity of South Asian American communities nationwide.

Position Title: Managing Director
Job Status: Full-time position with benefits, including health, dental, vision, and transportation
Date of Posting: August 1, 2015
Location: Takoma Park, MD
Reports To: Executive Director
Priority Deadline: March 1st, 2016


SAALT seeks a seasoned nonprofit professional with extensive management and program development or fundraising experience to manage its Takoma Park, MD office and provide highlevel, strategic support around internal organizational development, human resources, and program management as a member of the senior management team. Reporting to the executive director (ED), the Managing Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from program management (overall supervision of SAALT’s programs, grant reporting) to overall organizational administration (information technology, reporting, facilities management), and human capital (HR/recruiting, mentoring, career progression). The Managing Director will partner closely with the ED to chart SAALT’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services.

Program, Management, and Stakeholder/Partner Relations/Management Responsibilities

  • Structure and lead teams to deliver outstanding organizational work.
  • Build and maintain strong strategic relationships; excellent relationship-builder.
  • Represent SAALT in stakeholder conferences, National Coalition of South Asian Organizations conversations, and other public venues.
  • Develop thought leadership around specific topics/emerging practice areas.
  • Share in knowledge dissemination, reporting, and communications.

Organizational Growth, Sustainability, Support Responsibilities

  • Partner with the ED in essential internal organizational leadership activities (human
    resources, administration, and organizational planning).
  • Manage increasing segments of information technology, human resources (recruiting, reviews, staff deployment/workload balancing, career progression) with related internal communications and some internal budgeting/finance duties.
    Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs, budget realities, and opportunities.
  • Maintain responsibility, with Executive Director, for day to day to financial management and oversight functions
  •  Mentoring, coaching; visible, approachable sounding board/resource for junior staff


  • Seasoned nonprofit professional with strong organizational and management skills
  • 10+ years in a management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency
  • Highly intelligent, advanced/MBA degree
  • Track record of delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming
    leadership roles
  • Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple
  • Experience with basic financial management and budgeting
  • Proven ability to work with efficiency and flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people –
    junior and senior, for-profit and nonprofit, and from diverse backgrounds
  • Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate
    ideas without ego interfering
  • Outstanding communication, sense of humor, and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Passionate about SAALT’s mission and impact
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • Transparent, direct, with substance
  • Self-starter, self-disciplined
  • Demonstrated ability to pivot in the face of a rapidly-shifting organizational environment; strong problem-solving skills
  • Remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations

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 a thoughtful 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, indicating “Managing Director in the subject line. We are accepting applications and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, and will give priority consideration to applications received by October 1, 2015. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.




Policy Intern, Programs Intern, and Communications Intern
Priority Deadline: May 1st, 2016

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 2016 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


  • 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.


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 1st. Only potential candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

SAALT is an equal opportunity employer.

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