Program Assistant

The Asian Pacific Island Community Leadership Foundation is seeking a program assistant to play a key role in supporting the ACLF Community Leaders Program (CLP).

Reports to: CLP Program Lead

Salary: $15 an hour

Schedule: 4 hours a week, temporary 6 month position

Date Start: October 1

The Program Assistant will work collaboratively with the CLP Program Committee and maintain logistics bi-weekly meetings for the Community Leaders Program. The Program Assistant will be responsible for attending and prepare logistics for CLP bi-weekly meetings

  • Bi-weekly check ins with the CLP Program Lead
  • Send e-mail reminders about meetings to the CLP participants
  • Unlock and close the meeting space
  • Meeting planning
    • Set up and close meeting space
    • Bring necessary materials for meetings including: food, handouts
    • Confirm pre-scheduled program speakers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to work independently with minimal onsite supervision
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Experience working with the API community

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to by September 15. This position starts in the beginning of October.

About ACLF:

ACLF was organized in 1998 in response to the need to develop community-based leadership education program in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community in the Puget Sound region. ACLF is a community-based non-profit that is dedicated to training and supporting leaders that are committed to social justice, community involvement and empowering and raising the collective voice of the API community.

Through the Community Leaders Program (CLP), ACLF educates its participants about the significant contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, which is often overlooked in leadership programs.  CLP is an intensive curriculum that provides training and mentorship to adults and prepares them for leadership positions and advocate for social justice in all communities.

 How does the CLP develop leaders in the API community?

  • Participants will have opportunities to meet multiple generations of inspirational API leaders who are making a positive impact in the community.
  • The CLP provides expert training by community leaders including executive directors of nonprofits and elected officials in skills such as public speaking, communication, community development, coalition building and media and integrates equity and social justice that are the foundation of strong communities.
  • Participants are matched with organizations where they volunteer their time, learn the history of the community and practice the skills they learned in training sessions.
  • Participants complete a group project that benefits a local organization where participants have another opportunity to apply their leadership skills.
  • The CLP provides networking opportunities for participants to meet community leaders and develop mentor-mentee relationships.

What’s the CLP’s objectives?

  • Foster ethical, compassionate and self-reflective API leaders who promote greater social, economic and political justice.
  • Build strong interpersonal relationships that promote communication, support and accountability to each other and the API community.
  • Strengthen inter-group collaboration through knowledge and understanding of diverse perspectives in the API community.
  • Cultivate leaders who value and practice coalition-building across all communities in order to benefit the community at large.
  • Build connections between the CLP class and the greater API community

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