Jobs and Career Listings

City Limits has been the long-standing provider of New York City's top career opportunities and marketplace resources for the non-profit and civic community. For employers and recruiters, thousands of dynamic applicants who know and love the five boroughs search for emerging opportunities here.

Executive Director

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families


Description
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) seeks full-time Executive Director to lead the nation's only pan-Asian children's advocacy organization through its next stage of development. Founded in 1986, CACF successfully advocates for better policies, funding, and services to ensure that children of all backgrounds have an equal opportunity to grow up healthy and safe. CACF challenges stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) as a "model minority" and speaks out on behalf of underserved families in our community, especially immigrants struggling with poverty and limited English skills.

CACF works for equity and access in child welfare, education, health care and youth services. CACF's initiatives include policy advocacy, youth and parent mobilizing, action research, and coalition building within the diverse APA community. An award-winning organization, CACF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with nine staff, a $1.6 million budget, and a membership of over 40 organizations.

Recent accomplishments include legislation to reduce bias-based harassment in schools, increasing public funding for Asian-led organizations, ensuring federal health care reform adopted provisions benefiting APAs, and regranting over $1 million for members to engage in advocacy. CACF is the lead for a collaborative of ten APA organizations enrolling clients and educating the community about the Affordable Care Act in New York State.

Responsibilities:
Vision and Leadership: The Executive Director will be a visionary leader dedicated to championing rights of APA children and families. S/he plays a key leadership role in developing a strategic plan. S/he will work closely with the board, staff, and volunteers to solidify CACF’s position as one of New York City’s most dynamic social justice organizations.

Coalition Building: The Executive Director will promote solidarity among the diverse APA community and strengthen partnerships with other communities of color and immigrant communities. S/he will build support for organization and advocacy campaigns.

Policy Advocacy: The Executive Director will lead the staff in creating policy solutions to community issues and mobilizing youth, parents, and community organizations to participate in advocacy campaigns. S/he will effectively influence policymakers, and inspire stakeholders to advocate for equity and justice.

Development and Fundraising: The Executive Director will spearhead fundraising and development efforts. With the board, s/he will craft an annual fundraising plan and cultivate individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies in order to ensure diverse funding streams. S/he will work with the staff on grants, reports, special events, and initiatives that increase membership.

Staff Management: The Executive Director will model CACF’s organizational values of initiative, collaboration, fairness, innovation, and risk-taking. S/he will inspire and support staff in their work and professional development.

Financial Management: The Executive Director will develop and maintain sound financial practices. S/he will work with staff and board to prepare an annual budget and monitor the financial health of the agency.

Communications: The Executive Director will be the chief spokesperson and oversee the marketing and communications strategy to raise the profile of the organization overall. S/he will develop relations with ethnic and mainstream media and serve as the primary liaison to policy makers and community leaders.

Background and Experience
• Demonstrated commitment to CACF’s mission, children’s rights, and social justice
• Master’s degree in a relevant field plus at least 7 years of significant nonprofit leadership, in including management, advocacy, program development and fundraising experience
• Expertise in legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy and policy making
• Excellent written, oral, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills

Qualifications:

• Demonstrated commitment to CACF’s mission, children’s rights, and social justice
• Master’s degree in a relevant field plus at least 7 years of significant nonprofit leadership, in including management, advocacy, program development and fundraising experience
• Expertise in legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy and policy making
• Excellent written, oral, public speaking and interpersonal communication skills

How TO APPLY:
Salary and Benefits Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits.

Application Process Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé with salary requirements to EDsearch@cacf.org.


BACK TO ALL JOB LISTINGS

FOLLOW OUR CAREER UPDATES

View Mark Anthony Thomas's profile on LinkedIn

VIEW ALL JOB & MARKETPLACE