Deputy Director Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta

Jan 16, 2015

Application deadline – February 27, 2015
About Us. Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (AAAJ-Atlanta, formerly Asian American Legal Advocacy Center or AALAC) is the first legal advocacy center dedicated to promoting the rights of Asian immigrants and refugees (“Asian Americans”) in the Southeast. We were formed in the Spring of 2010 by and for Asian Americans. We work in four major program areas: public policy; legal education and support; civic engagement; and defense of rights.
• We produce original public policy analyses rooted in the South, lifting up the interests of Asian Americans in our region around our core issues of immigration, education and voting rights.
• We provide linguistically and culturally appropriate legal education and support for our growing immigrant and refugee communities, and actively engage in online and offline outreach efforts to raise awareness and provide service for our community.
• We register voters year-round, organize leadership trainings, provide capacity and technical assistance to smaller grassroots organizations, and mobilize hundreds of volunteers to work with us in the field to build a New American electorate.
• We defend the rights of local people and communities, and take on select campaigns that expose or challenge the people, policies and systems that violate the civil, social or economic rights of Asian Americans.
AAAJ-Atlanta is part of a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. Our affiliates are Advancing Justice - Chicago, Advancing Justice - AAJC (D.C.), Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, and Advancing Justice - ALC (San Francisco).
Position summary: AAAJ-Atlanta is looking for a dynamic, talented non-profit leader to join the organization. S/he will have deep connections to the Asian American and/or civil rights community and will be committed to strengthening our institution as we enter our next phase of growth.
AAAJ-Atlanta has established a track record of success and impact with our programs in the last 5 years, and is now in need of a Deputy Director who will deepen our organizational capacity. In the last twelve months, AAAJ-Atlanta has tripled in budget. During that same time we also agreed to join the national Advancing Justice affiliation which further increased our capacity and reach. We have a strong and supportive Board of Directors and are entering
P.O. Box 922021, Norcross, GA 30010 |
into year 2 of a 3 year strategic plan with clear goals on board development and infrastructure growth.
The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director and, as necessary, the Board of Directors to implement our strategic plan and execute job responsibilities. The Deputy Director will be responsible for the management of all infrastructure aspects of the organization including operations, development, human resources, and administration. S/he will ideally have at least 3 years of previous organizational leadership experience.
• Ensure that infrastructure activities are effective and consistent with organizational priorities.
• Supervise all program staff, including ensuring ongoing professional and leadership development.
• In conjunction with the Executive Director, lead in the management of the organizational budget, fundraising priorities, and coordinating the smooth integration of infrastructure with program functions.
• In conjunction with the Executive Director help cultivate and manage key relationships and constituencies essential to our work, and present a strong, positive image of our organization to stakeholders and the general public.
• Ensure that all personnel practices are consistent with the policies and philosophies of the organization.
• Participate in the development and monitoring of organizational priorities and strategic direction.
• BA, MA or JD preferred
• 5 years work experience in social justice non-profit organizations with a minimum of 2 years senior management responsibility on infrastructure issues (programs, development, administration, human resources)
• Significant experience in supervising staff and managing volunteers
• Significant experience designing, executing and assessing projects
• Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills
• A work style that is proactive and self-starting; an ability to fill in the details once broad strategies and goals are put in place
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment where no two days may be the same, but where long-term projects must still be accomplished
• Ability to enjoy working in a very small, grassroots environment with limited infrastructure
• A sense of humor, resiliency and commitment to teamwork a plus
Salary and Benefits:
Salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and is based on principles of internal equity. A full benefits package is included.
Partial or full relocation package is negotiable depending on the candidate’s experience level, geographic locale and /or financial need.
Application Process:
P.O. Box 922021, Norcross, GA 30010 |
Interested candidates should submit via email (Microsoft Word compatible attachments) a cover letter, resume summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience, salary history, a writing sample (no more than 10 pages), and three professional references to no later than February 27, 2015. Target start date is May 2015. Indicate “Deputy Director application” in the subject line of your email. Please no phone calls.
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.

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