Jobs at AALDEF


AALDEF is seeking a highly-motivated and passionate individual to do community outreach and facilitate organizing efforts in support of Asian immigrants and their families, DACA recipients, and human trafficking survivors. The community organizer will be involved in the following activities:

1. Work with attorneys to advocate for and enforce the legal rights of immigrants and human trafficking survivors and develop community education activities with several Asian ethnic communities;

2. Serve as interpreter for client intakes and representation, and assist in translation of legal rights materials.

3. Assist attorneys in organizing briefings on proposed federal, state, and local policies affecting immigrants, DACA recipients, and trafficked persons and staffing legal advice clinics at community groups in the Asian American community. 


--  Detail-oriented, independent, and focused.
--  Strong organizational and communication skills.
--  Experience in community organizing.
--  Knowledge of immigrant rights, human trafficking, and labor and employment issues
--  Familiarity with Asian American community and civil rights issues.
--  Ability to speak an Asian language.
--  Ability to travel and work on evenings and weekends.


Send a cover letter, resume, and unedited writing sample to

Community Organizer Search
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10013-2815
Fax: 212-966-4303
Email: (put "Community Organizer Position" in the subject line)

DEADLINE: October 2, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis, and the position will be filled as soon as possible.

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AALDEF is seeking a full-time Database and Events Assistant to support the daily operations of the development department by working closely with the Development Director and Assistant Director. A major portion of the Database and Events Assistant's time is dedicated to updating and maintaining the donor database.

The ideal applicant is growth-oriented, has prior experience and a deep commitment to the non-profit sector, and seeks a career in nonprofit fundraising, and special events.


-Process, track, and acknowledge donations;
-Maintain contact database and donor records, including all database protocols;
-Prepare donor reports and mailing lists from database;
-Maintain a weekly calendar of development activities;
-Assist in sponsorship development and outreach, manage ticket sales and donations, prepare mailings, and coordinate silent auction for annual gala;
-Assist with logistics, planning, and preparations for special events;
-Provide support for donor mailings, public communications, and newsletters;
-Assist with grant reports as needed;
-Conduct prospect research as needed;
-Provide support for general office duties as needed, including answering phones and sorting mail. 


-Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
-Minimum of 2 years of office administrative experience preferred.
-Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
-Prior CRM database management experience preferred.
-Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
-Must be detail-oriented and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
-Demonstrated interest in AALDEF's program areas and civil rights advocacy.

Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

Compensation: Salary is competitive with the nonprofit sector and is commensurate with experience. Excellent health and vacation benefits.

To Apply: Please email a brief cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to, with the subject line "Database and Events Assistant".

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-Write media releases, print and online newsletters, emails to media professionals, letters to the editor, op-eds, and other documents as needed. 

-Write fact sheets, backgrounders, and position papers on AALDEF campaigns.

-Work closely with the executive director and attorneys in crafting messages for press spokespeople. Recommend and develop new story angles and pitches for the media.

-Manage AALDEF's website and online communications, including social media posts, action alerts, and other vehicles to engage constituencies and key audiences.

-Develop and update media lists; monitor media coverage of AALDEF and Asian American issues.

-2+ years of print/online journalism or communications experience in a nonprofit organization.

-Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, with attention to details and a commitment to quality control.

-Demonstrated ability to operate in high-pressure situations with quick turnaround for written products.

-Strong understanding of civil rights issues and the Asian American community.

-Experience in managing websites. Knowledge of Movable Type, WordPress, and Photoshop preferred.

-Ability to translate legal concepts into accessible language for press materials. 

-Ability to develop story angles in a creative manner, seize media opportunities, identify media trends, and successfully pitch and place stories. 

-Self-starter, with ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines.

Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package, including health and dental benefits and TransitCheks for public transportation.

About the organization:
AALDEF does precedent-setting litigation, advocacy, and community education in the areas of economic justice for workers, immigrants' rights, anti-trafficking, educational equity, voting rights, and post-9/11 civil liberties issues.  Website: Facebook: Twitter: @aaldef. 

To Apply:
Candidates should submit a letter of interest (including a desired salary range, if any), resume, three unedited writing samples, and three references. The position will be filled as soon as possible. No phone calls. Please send to:

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12F
New York, NY 10013-2815
Attn: J. Weng (please put "Communications job" in the subject line)


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