CPA is Hiring!

June 26, 2021

CPA is hiring for 3 full-time positions at this time: Capacity Building Director, Lead Organizer, and Office Manager and Events Coordinator. More information about each position below.
Please send resume and cover letters to [email protected] and [email protected]

 

Organizational Mission 

The Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is a grassroots community organization, which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond, to improve living and working standards, and to involve ordinary people in decision-making.

Capacity Building Director 

Job Description 

The Capacity Building Director will be responsible for developing, identifying, and organizing training materials and working with the Executive Director and Organizers to strengthen processes and infrastructure for staff leadership development. The Capacity Building Director will work with staff members to develop and implement work plans that utilize popular education methods and prioritize grassroots, collective leadership development; help staff and community members learn about collective action, strategy development, history, and policy; and facilitate the link between base building and local/regional movement building.

Duties 

  • Work in collaboration with Staff Leadership Team to provide support and supervision to staff members
  • Develop staff training infrastructure and manual and implement trainings 
  • Provide campaign and leadership development support to organizers 
  • Develop and organize educational materials to help residents, workers, and voters learn about and take action for their rights
  • Educate staff and community members about policy-making systems and strategy development
  •  Strengthen base for coalition-building within and outside of the Chinese American community 
  • Train and orient organizers in popular education methods, meeting planning and facilitation, action planning and campaign development, involving voters in agenda/platform development, and activities to strengthen coalition-building
  • Convene staff team meetings, develop team plans and engage in appropriate follow up and implementation 
  • Support other organizational work/activities and strengthen the integration of different work areas 

Qualifications

Several years of organizing experience • Experience leading grassroots campaigns • Familiarity with popular education principles and methods * Committed to grassroots empowerment and social change • Strong communication, listening, and facilitation skills, writing or media skills a plus • Self-starting and a team player • Bilingual Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin)/English, additional languages and dialects a plus • Familiarity with Boston politics and/or labor movement a plus 

Compensation $60,000 to $65,000 annual salary depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, 403b, generous holiday/vacation time

Resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Chinese Progressive Association, 28 Ash Street, Boston MA 02111

Lead Organizer Job Posting

Job Description 

The Lead Organizer will lead campaigns and other organizing staff in helping community members strengthen their voice in stabilizing the community’s future by conducting community outreach; providing targeted services; supporting resident, voter and worker organizing; developing new leadership; helping community members learn about collective action, strategy development, policy; and facilitating a two- way link between basebuilding and local/regional movement building 

Duties 

  • Lead process of developing and implementing campaign strategies 
  • Help residents, workers, and voters learn about and take action for their rights 
  • Conduct outreach and develop grassroots involvement in collective campaigns 
  • Support immigrant worker organizing around job access and labor standards 
  • Work with existing resident and voter activists on agenda/platform development 
  • Support the development of resident groups and the leadership role of new activists and staff 
  • Educate community members about policy-making systems and strategy development 
  • Develop coalitions within and outside of the Chinese American community 
  • Provide targeted services 
  • Organize educational workshops and activities 
  • Support other organizational work/activities and connect community members to these areas 

Qualifications

Several years of community and/or labor organizing experience Experience leading grassroots campaigns and working in coalitions Committed to grassroots empowerment and social change Strong communication, listening, and facilitation skills, writing or media skills a plus Self-starting and a team player Bilingual Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin)/English, additional languages and dialects a plus Familiarity with Boston politics and/or labor movement a plus 

Compensation 

$55,000 - $60,000 depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, 403b, generous holiday/vacation time.

Resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Chinese Progressive Association, 28 Ash Street , Boston MA 02111

Office Manager and Events Coordinator

Job Description 

The Office Manager will be responsible for the smooth functioning of daily office activities, including bookkeeping, database management, equipment and supplies inventory, overseeing IT systems and building maintenance, light correspondence, organization of mailings, and other organizational support.

Duties 

  • Manage office inventory, vendor files, and stocking of all supplies
  • Responsible for equipment and office upkeep 
  • Basic server upkeep and liaison to IT support consultant
  • Upkeep organizational databases and implement membership renewal system
  • Day-to-day bill payments, bookkeeping, and Quickbooks entry
  • Coordinate output of bimonthly newsletter and other mailings
  • Coordination of event logistics, sponsorships, and promotional materials
  • Support member and donor communications, light correspondence

Qualifications

  • Responsible, accurate, honest, and detail-oriented
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles, experience with Quickbooks preferred
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office, additional skills a plus
  • Self-starting and a team player
  • Support organization’s grassroots empowerment mission
  • Bilingual Chinese/English preferred but not required

Compensation 

$45,000 to $50,000 depending on experience. Benefits include health, dental, life insurance, 403b, generous holiday/vacation time.

Resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected]

Chinese Progressive Association, 28 Ash Street , Boston MA 02111