Job Opportunities

Membership and Communications Coordinator 


With increasing national visibility in the AAPI and community development fields, National CAPACD has begun a multi-year expansion that includes the creation of several new staff positions. As part of this expansion, we are building a team aimed at galvanizing our membership into a strong coalition that will become a leading voice on economic justice issues. A key organizational goal is to strengthen member leadership and participation in National CAPACD’s federal policy and advocacy agenda around community development, economic vitality, and economic justice. We seek a Membership and Communications Coordinator to develop our membership program and to manage internal and external communications related to membership. The position is critical for communicating the organization’s mission, values, and priorities to our membership.

The Coordinator will be responsible for strengthening and streamlining communications with members, providing policy updates, soliciting support and collaboration among the membership, highlighting the success of member organizations, and mobilizing members around policy-related actions and campaigns. Key communications responsibilities include managing National CAPACD’s online presence, social media, email communication, print-based communications and membership and constituency database. Reporting to the Director of Policy and Civic Engagement, the Coordinator will work with staff and membership as well as consultants and technical assistance providers as needed.

National CAPACD is a dynamic, steadily-growing, 14-person nonprofit looking to add additional staff members to a work environment that emphasizes collaboration, measurable outcomes, and being true to our mission and values.

Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead member recruitment efforts to ensure a balanced geographic and ethnic diversity through engagement with emerging and isolated AAPI communities around the country;
  • Manage and track member relations and develop systems to maintain ongoing communication and feedback from membership and key leaders through email, one-on-one conversations, online tools, and webinars;
  • Document the work of National CAPACD with its members to capture the impact of the organization’s work and support for local communities;
  • Coordinate staff efforts across departments in regards to membership recruitment, enrollment, and servicing;
  • Engage and mobilize membership to actively participate in developing and advancing a common policy agenda;
  • Develop and manage content, which includes photos, client testimonies, and other tools, for e-blasts/e-newsletters, social media, the website, and print materials, ensuring consistent design and messaging;
  • Work with members and staff in the development of press releases, public statements, and media request responses that reinforce the organization’s values and positions;
  • Manage organizational constituent management database (currently using SALSA) including further development of database and training of staff;
  • Coordinate work with mainstream and ethnic media with program and management staff;
  • Assist with communication with key funders and elected officials in coordination with the management team;
  • Assist in other communications and event planning tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; minimum of two years' experience working at a community-based organization;  commitment to working on the needs of low-income and immigrant Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities; excellent written and oral communications skills; high level of proficiency with web-based communication and social media tools; strong interpersonal and listening skills; highly organized with keen attention to details and accuracy; ability to work efficiently and effectively on short deadlines; ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications:

Track record in communications; experience with layout and design software; experience with SALSA or other constituent management database.


The Membership and Communications Coordinator is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Salary is $40,000-55,000, depending on background and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and a 403(b) plan.

To Apply:

Application deadline is Friday, June 19, 2015, or until position is filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Jennet Sambour, Business Manager at: apply[at]nationalcapacd.org.

National CAPACD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. No calls, please. 

Internship Opportunities

Summer 2011 Interns with Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)                    Interns with CAPACD Staff and Board

Throughout the year, National CAPACD provides a pipeline for emerging leaders who are committed to a career in AAPI community development and advocating for social justice.  Interns learn about public policy issues impacting AAPI communities and gain hands-on experience addressing housing and community development issues.  Students are often enrolled in a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs including ethnic studies, public policy, urban planning, public health, and education.  

If you would like to apply for a National CAPACD Internship, please download the Internship Application.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Melvin Tabilas.