STH Program Manager – AAPI Equity Alliance

Reports to: Stop the Hate Project Director

Status: Exempt

The Asian American Pacific Islander Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity Alliance) is a coalition of over forty community-based organizations serving and representing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Los Angeles. AAPI Equity Alliance is seeking a Program Manager to oversee the implementation and planning of the Stop the Hate grant for the Los Angeles County Region, funded by the California Department of Social Services, and to provide support to the Project Director for the Stop the Hate grant and for special projects for AAPI Equity Alliance.

The Program Manager will report to and work closely with the Project Director, the Deputy Director, and other members of the AAPI Equity Alliance team depending on the project. At the moment we are 90% remote and 10% in person, though this is subject to change depending on COVID-19. Our office is in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Program Manager will interface with AAPI Equity’s staff, the staff of the 24+ subgrantee organizations, partner organizations, funders, consultants, vendors, and staff at AAPI Equity’s Stop AAPI Hate initiative.

The ideal candidate possesses excellent written, oral, critical-thinking, and organizational skills, and has project management experience in a nonprofit environment. Experience and knowledge of issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and current events is essential. This is an opportunity to work with a small, close-knit team in a values and mission-driven environment.

AAPI Equity Alliance, formerly Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), is a coalition of over 40 community-based organizations, advocating for the rights and needs of the more than 1.5 million AAPI community members in the greater Los Angeles area, through civic engagement, capacity building, and policy advocacy.

The Program Manager will perform the following duties:

Project management: Provide administrative oversight and fiscal support for multiple grantees simultaneously. Lead continuous improvements in administrative support delivery. Provide assistance on grant-related projects, events, convenings, and trainings.
Monitoring, evaluation and compliance: Assist in designing a data management plan for the project. Identify best practices and establish baseline metrics for each grantee. Develop a method to assess each grantee’s strengths and identify improvement areas.
Contracts and calendaring: Prepare and track MOUs and other contract documents as needed to support administrative oversight of the grant. Monitor COI expiration dates and request updated COIs. Maintain a program calendar to oversee logistics.
Reporting: Coordinate and prepare a collection of qualitative and quantitative data sources to meet all reporting requirements. Create internal tracking tools to monitor performance targets and outcomes.
Communications: Communicate project priorities and goals before internal and external stakeholders. Coordinate development of Stop the Hate website, and update website material with news and events from grantees. Facilitate outreach to external media.

We welcome candidates with the following qualities:

Strong commitment to the mission and values of AAPI Equity Alliance.
3-5+ years of relevant experience in program management or implementation of a service delivery model in a nonprofit or community-based setting.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable presenting to internal and external audiences. An excellent writer who pays close attention to details.
Strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify local and long-term impacts simultaneously.
Exceptional ability to learn quickly and thrive in making change.
Creative problem solver, thoughtful, discerning, and able to communicate ideas in a manner that is both constructive and respectful.
Supportive and flexible as priorities change and/or new challenges emerge.
The ability to not be overwhelmed by great complexity and large volume. The ability to manage multiple moving parts simultaneously.

Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours/week). The salary range is $75,000-80,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, reimbursement for health and dental insurance, and a budget for technology. This position will be hybrid (90% remote, 10% in-person) through mid-2023. Position available immediately.

To Apply:
Candidates should send an email to Kiran Bhalla, Project Director, at and Darin Tokunaga, Director of Finance & Administration, at with the subject line “AAPI Equity Alliance Program Manager – [Your Name]”. The email should attach, in one PDF (do not send separate PDFs), the following items:

Cover letter (1-2 pages)
Resume (1-2 pages)
Writing sample (3-5 pages)
References (2-3)
In your cover letter, please describe an example of one of the following: 1) when you provided programmatic support for a large number of organizations or people, 2) when you managed a large amount of complex paperwork in support of a task or project; or 3) when you managed and carried a complex project to completion. .

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP as applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

AAPI Equity Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status, disability, or marital status.

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