CPA Is Hiring!

September 28, 2015

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.

Job Description

The Organizer will help 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 


  • 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 new resident/tenant groups and the leadership role of new activists
  • Educate community members about policy-making systems and strategy development
  • Develop coalitions within and outside of Chinatown
  • Provide targeted services
  • Organize educational workshops and activities
  • Support other organizational work/activities and connect community members to these other areas


  • 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/English, additional languages and dialects a plus
  • Community and/or labor organizing experience preferred
  • Experience leading grassroots campaigns and working in coalitions preferred
  • Familiarity with Boston politics and/or labor movement a plus


$34,000-$50,000 depending on experience; generous holidays plus benefits.

Resume and cover letter to

[email protected]

Chinese Progressive Association, 28 Ash Street , Boston MA 02111


Open until filled

Posting Date September 28, 2015.  Updated November 25, 2015

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