ISAAC Opportunities

Executive Director/President – San Francisco

Posted by sedwardyang on December 31, 2006

Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute
San Francisco, California

The Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute (APAWLI) is a national nonprofit organization that dedicated its first decade to enhancing and enriching leadership skills for Asian American and Pacific Islander women. Through seminars, national conferences, a national fellowship program, and community impact projects, APAWLI has affected thousands of Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and their communities throughout the country.

In recent months, APAWLI has undergone a rigorous strategic plan process involving its Trustees, former Trustees, faculty, alumni, seminar and conference attendees, and funders, as well as other national nonprofit leaders. As APAWLI has reflected on its accomplishments in its first ten years, surveyed the needs of AAPI women in a rapidly changing environment, and explored new program options, it has crafted a new mission to develop AAPI women nationwide to achieve success and fulfillment in their professional and personal lives and to lead positive change in their workplaces and communities and a vision to become the organization every AAPI woman in the U.S. looks to for personal and professional growth and development.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director/President will plan and implement annual and long-term strategies for the organization’s next phase of growth and pursue aggressive new business development goals and initiatives.

The Executive Director/President will work closely with Trustees, volunteers, and advisors to:
• Design and refine personal growth and development programs that appeal to and are relevant to the needs of AAPI Asian-American women throughout the United States;
• Broaden organizational awareness nationally, with an initial emphasis in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Houston metropolitan areas;
• Effectively promote and market APAWLI and build participation in the organization’s programs;
• Establish actively involved Regional Advisory Councils in the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Houston areas;
• Implement a national membership program;
• Organize national program, regional workshops and biennial national conferences; and
• Dramatically expand the organization’s base of customers and donors.

To do this, the Executive Director/President will:
• Develop and implement detailed work plans with clearly defined goals and objectives for programs, marketing/outreach, development/fundraising, and outcomes measurement;
• Manage the efforts of Trustees and other volunteers and coordinate all staff support;
• Lead as well as coordinate the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new donor prospects and customers/customer groups;
• Steward established donor/customer relationships;
• Develop a communications plan to promote APAWLI programs among key audiences of current constituencies and build awareness of programs among target audiences of AAPI women, communities donor, funders and supporters.
• Manage the organization’s day-to-day operations, implementing the appropriate prospect tracking and other record-keeping documents and overseeing their maintenance;
• Participate actively in the identification and recruitment of new Trustees, National and Regional Advisory Council members and other volunteers; and
• Explore collaborative opportunities with other nonprofit organizations serving Asian-Americans or women, as appropriate.

Other Responsibilities:
• The ideal candidate will be a strong and highly motivated self-starter who is able to lead as well as build consensus among Trustees, staff/faculty members, and volunteers;
• S/he must represent the organization in a variety of settings;
• S/he must establish as well as maintain organizational relationships;
• S/he must be strategic and goal oriented, with a keen ability to design and prioritize a wide variety of projects, implement them well, and evaluate their efficacy;
• S/he will have or acquire a thorough understanding of, and appreciation for, the organization’s programs and be able to translate its strengths and comparative advantages into sales or development/fundraising opportunities;
• S/he will work well with a wide variety of individuals and be able to move flexibly between the various donor constituency groups, appropriately balancing activities related to each group and understanding what efforts are required to be successful within each group.

• Strong commitment to the organization’s mission and values;
• Demonstrated experience working with AAPI women’s program and organizations;
• Minimum eight years’ experience in project management, nonprofit management or related area. Relevant experience includes program/project development and management, volunteer management, fund development, customer/prospect cultivation, communications and marketing, organizational or strategic planning;
• Three years experience as a staff, board member or trustee of a nonprofit organization; five or more years’ experience preferred;
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in business, marketing, human resources and/or communications preferable;
• Excellent communications skills, including highly developed presentation and writing skills;
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful development/fundraising strategies;
• Knowledge of specific AAPI community issues, and established relationships in specific AAPI communities within the Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, or Houston areas and other regions of the United States ideal;
• Willingness to travel as appropriate is a must.

APAWLI is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience; benefits package included.

To Apply: This position is open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter with salary history, to:

Rosemary Abriam
Board President
Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute
APAWLI Search Committee
1681 Fluorite Court
Livermore, CA 94550
Fax: (925) 605-3614
E-mail: apawliATrabriamDOTcom


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