About Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities in Georgia and the Southeast. We envision a social movement in which communities of color are fully empowered, active in civic life, and working together to promote equity, fair treatment, and self-determination for all.
Founded in 2010 as the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC), our organization became part of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice affiliation in 2014. Since then, we have re-organized our work into four major focus areas: Policy Advocacy, Organizing & Civic Engagement, Impact Litigation, and Legal Services.
About The Community Engagement and Organizing Team
The Civic Engagement and Organizing (CEO) team aims to build a sustainable, community-centered movement to affect deep, long-term shifts in power, behavior, and culture through community building and education, leadership development, issue-based and electoral campaigns, and multicultural, multiracial coalition building. Our civic engagement efforts include working with community partners to make sure Georgia’s Asian American and immigrant communities have all of the in-language information and support they need to vote successfully. Our organizing work focuses on building a strong and principled community that mobilizes for immigrant rights, racial justice, queer and trans justice, and more. We do this through political education, autonomous organizing, issue organizing, and leadership development.
The South has come to a crossroads: with rapidly growing AANHPI, AMEMSA, and immigrant communities, the composition of the South, its electorate, and its power are shifting.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta is seeking a Community Organizer who will help us build a movement in this critical moment toward change for and by Asian Americans, immigrants, and all communities of color in Georgia and across the South.
The Community Organizer will be responsible for building and mobilizing an active volunteer base for Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s grassroots projects, as well as planning and implementing programming for the AANHPI/AMEMSA and immigrant communities, such as culturally responsive political education, queer youth group meetings, and youth activist development. They will be directly supervised by the Director of CEO and working closely with the Senior Community Organizer coordinating as needed with other staff and community partners for successful execution of any and all campaigns and projects.
The Organizer will also work irregular hours - weekends and evenings - to accommodate election cycles, issue-based campaign and community project schedules.
How You’ll Contribute to Our Impact:
Implement initiatives designed to promote the organization's programs and services to the priority community.
Helps administer outreach programs aimed at advancing policy goals.
Develops relationships with community leaders and serves as the organization's liaison with various constituents.
May be responsible for the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling of volunteer workers. Deploys and provides skills- training and political education required by volunteers, coalition partners and members of the community.
Performs regular tasks within the job function.
Leads one of our civic engagement efforts during an election cycle from voter registration, canvassing, phone/text banking, or election protection.
Oversees field canvassers during day to day field work in relation to their civic engagement effort.
Attends at least one overnight trip to harder to reach communities in various parts of the state.
Participates in our election protection efforts by conducting poll monitoring
Assists with voter educational projects and resources
Assists with translation reviews of in language community resources
Supports programs in priority communities with specific goals/outcomes
Supports outreach in priority communities
Supports regular meetings and/or 1-on-1’s with volunteers and community members
Leadership development through political education and skills-building:
Identifies skills-training and political education required by volunteers, coalition partners, and/or community members to advance organizing goals and campaigns
Supports leadership development activities
Attends at least one Organizer Academy or Leadership Development program
Campaign development through research, strategic escalation, and alliance-building:
Supports campaigns and organizing projects
Helps develop materials for existing campaigns
Strengthens current alliances and develop new alliances that build our power and advance our organizing goals
Other responsibilities as identified by supervisor, including:
Supporting interns, and/or consultants
Represent the organization in professional settings
Other duties as assigned by the organization
What You’ll Bring to the Team:
Demonstrated commitment to the mission, goals, and work of Advancing Justice – Atlanta
At least 1 year of experience working with grassroots organizations and/or campaigns in AANHPI/AMEMSA, youth, queer, and/or immigrant communities
Experience facilitating meetings and/or trainings strongly preferred
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in an efficient fashion
Familiarity with Georgia’s AANHPI/AMEMSA and immigrant communities preferred
Strong administrative, task management, facilitation, and interpersonal skills.
Bilingual in English and an Asian language preferred
Team-oriented and collaborative person who is also drive and capable of working independently
Flexibility and willingness to work evenings/weekends
Organized and detail-oriented with ability to write clearly and concisely
Access to vehicle and a valid GA driver’s license
Why You’re Excited About Us:
Impact: We are building the power for good in the South, and your contributions will matter
Growth: We are invested in growing your leadership within the organization and beyond
Our Team: We are a group of talented, passionate, and dedicated people who love our community and care about cultivating meaning, authenticity, and joy in our work.
Flexibility: We follow a hybrid work model and invest to support remote work. We encourage and support work-life balance because you’re able to do your best work when you’re living a full life.
Benefit: We offer an attractive variety of healthcare plans, several come with a $0 employee premium, matching 100% of 401(k) contributions up to 4% of salary, paid time off and a generous holiday calendar, covering DACA/TPS renewal fees, and professional development opportunities
Salary range is $50,000 – $60,000, commensurate with experience, and is based on principles of internal equity.
The candidate must be local to the Atlanta area, with access to reliable transportation. The position permits working from home but requires travel, as necessary, to the Advancing Justice-Atlanta office and to other local meetings and events. Precautions are in place to ensure safe access to the office. All candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination including booster shots.
Send a resume, cover letter, (other applications materials TBD by the hiring manager)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. For any accommodations requests in the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled