Chicago Project Coordinator
Company: Young Professional Network of the Greater Associat
Posted on: September 21, 2023
Title: Chicago Project Coordinator
Reports to: Strategic Partnerships Manager (through Dec 2023) and
the Managing Director of Field Operations (Jan - Dec 2024)
Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 annually, non-exempt
Job Status: Full-Time Temporary (ending December 2024)
Location: Chicago, IL
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
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 for other women of color who
are experiencing injustice and harms of oppression and
Our work is focused in 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 Project Coordinator's main responsibility is to coordinate a
Reproductive Justice (RJ) Coalition and help drive its main project
to establish a Reproductive Justice Commission in Chicago. The
Project Coordinator will play a key role in coordinating the
coalition of organizations that are working together to cultivate
an inclusive, intersectional movement for reproductive justice. The
RJ Commission will create both policy change as well as culture
change using a 3-pronged approach of research, education, and
policy. The Project Coordinator's role will be to help build the
framework for the commission by coordinating research on
intersectional reproductive justice issues facing Chicago and
facilitating the coalition. This work will be done under the
supervision of the Strategic Partnerships Manager.
- Coordinate the Reproductive Justice Coalition to effectively
drive the campaign to establish an RJ Commission in
- Coordinate and manage relationships with local municipal
officials, community leaders, and organizational partners to garner
support for the campaign.
- Manage campaign communication (including but not limited to
website maintenance, social media, & press releases) to garner
support towards the effectiveness of the RJC Campaign.
- Supervise and participate in coalition-led research on the
intersectional issues facing Chicago as well as on models of
- Coordinate the launch of the RJ Coalition website by writing
content related to the campaign, supervising a volunteer designer,
and collaborating with coalition partners.
- Plan and help facilitate coalition meetings in partnership with
the Strategic Partnerships Manager.
The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator who excels at
building relationships across differences and coordinating complex
projects to drive a local Reproductive Justice campaign.
- Strategic Problem Solver: you are able to find creative and
resourceful solutions to roadblocks. You have demonstrated
experience with research. You are able to identify barriers to
success and make recommendations for ways to move forward to
accomplish desired outcomes.
- Event Planner and Host: you are an effective event planner who,
with support, is able to plan and execute effective meetings with
coalitions, elected officials, and community members.
- Project Manager: you have demonstrated experience in managing
projects from start to finish. Being a detail-oriented person, you
are able to stay organized and on task.
- Effective Communicator and Facilitator: as a seasoned
spokesperson, you are able to synthesize the needs of those you
serve and work with, addressing them in a way that is transparent,
collaborative and culturally responsive and competent. You
understand how to motivate and influence people and have excellent
public speaking and writing skills.
- Social Justice Advocate: you are committed to a career pathway
that supports social justice and advocacy efforts. You consistently
demonstrate the ability to motivate various constituencies to be
strong stakeholders in the movement while showing a nuanced
understanding of building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive
advocacy environment with a racial equity focus.
- Program Coordination: 1 - 2 years of experience.
- Project Management skills: stays on top of multiple tasks,
plans backwards, anticipates obstacles, identifies and involves
stakeholders appropriately, uses resources wisely.
- Commitment to social justice & racial equity: recognizes role
of race, gender, and other identities in shaping health
disparities, is driven to improve conditions, and Strategic
- Relationship-building: able to connect with individuals and
build alliances among a wide range of players in the city. Works
well with diverse or marginalized populations; can bring in allies
across diverse communities.
- Clear, precise, compassionate communication: speaks clearly on
behalf of NAPAWF as well as the coalition and advocates for/with
community members. Able to write content to communicate the goals,
objectives, and status updates of the campaign as well as
effectively organize and communicate information
- Research experience: should be able to monitor trends and news
highlights in city politics and be able to conduct research and
- Issue familiarity: prior knowledge of or experience in
reproductive justice framework and issues related to access to
Social media management: this is a preferred skill.
SALARY & BENEFITS
The annual salary range for this position is $45,000 - $50,000 -
commensurate with experience.
A highly competitive benefits package includes a 401(k) plan,
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 drugs 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 1 of each year.
This position is based in Chicago. It is typically based in an
office setting and in the community.
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, 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.
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