Policy Manager Jobs in Los Angeles – California – USA at Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
Title: Policy Manager
Company: Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council
Location: Los Angeles – California – USA
Type: Full Time
Category: Management, Non-Profit
** Please apply via the instructions at the end of this job post. Applications through the Linked
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* The Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3
PCON) is a coalition of over forty community-based organizations serving and representing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Los Angeles. In March 2020, A3
PCON, with Chinese for Affirmative Action and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department, founded Stop AAPI Hate (SAH), a national coalition addressing anti-AAPI racism across the U.S.
PCON is seeking a Policy Manager to lead policy development and advocacy across core areas of importance to A3
PCON, its members, and the communities we serve, and to support the Managing Director of Policy on policy priorities for A3
PCON and SAH.
The Policy Manager will report to the Managing Director of Policy, and will work with the Executive Director and other members of the A3
PCON and SAH teams depending on the project.
This position is based in Los Angeles. At the moment A3
PCON is 80% remote and 20% in person, though this is subject to change depending on COVID-19.
The Policy Manager will perform the following duties:
● Lead policy development and advocacy on key priorities for A3
PCON at the city, county, and state levels.
● Support the Managing Director of Policy on key priorities for A3
PCON and SAH at the state and national levels.
● Conduct policy and legal research and analysis.
● Draft legislation, public testimony, letters to government officials, policy content for external communications, and other work products.
● Collaborate with A3
PCON and SAH staff, A3
PCON member organizations and committees, coalition partners, community members, and other external stakeholders.
● Supervise volunteers and interns.
● Other duties as appropriate.
We welcome candidates with the following qualities:
● Passion for serving AAPI communities, building power with BIPOC communities, and fighting for racial equity and justice.
● At least two years of work experience in public policy at the local, state, or federal level.
● Strong verbal and written communication skills.
You arecomfortable presenting before elected officials and their staff, and community members who are new to civic participation.
You arean excellent writer who pays very close attention to the details.
● Strong project management skills. You can balance putting out short-term fires with advancing long-term projects.
● You can build the plane as you fly it. You thrive in a start-up environment, and you navigate ambiguity and unpredictability with initiative and good humor.
● Growth mindset. You seek opportunities for feedback when it comes to your own professional development, and you are excited about building something from scratch for the organization.
● You are a supportive and respectful teammate.
You arewilling to pitch in as part of a small and nimble team, from bringing your ideas to the table to rolling up your sleeves to get the work done.
● A bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, or a related field. A professional or graduate degree (JD, MPP, MPH, MPA, MSW, etc.) is a plus.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours/week). The salary range is $65,000-$80,000 annual and commensurate with experience. Benefits i…