APALA 2013 Biennial Convention

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

APALA 2013 Biennial Convention

The convention will be in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 14-18, 2013.

APALA is pleased to host our inter-generational conference of Asian Pacific American workers and allies. This powerful convening continues the groundwork laid by our training programs including the Organizing Institute, our political program Every Vote Counts, and our series of successful immigrant rights hearings and forums across the country. We are building a path toward the future, linking generations of activists in support of working and middle class families. Register today at www.apalanet.org!

Sign up for APALA Membership now at www.apalanet.org to take part in regular registration at $275. It includes continental breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and banquet dinner Friday. Student/community registration for the conference is $50, and an additional $75 for the banquet dinner on Friday.

Confirmed Speakers: Senator Mazie Hirono (HI); Donald “D” Taylor, UNITE-HERE President; Laura Reyes, AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer


Operation Samahan’s 40th Year of Building Healthier & Happier Communities Together

Operation Samahan

Operation Samahan’s 40th Year of Building Healthier & Happier Communities Together

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Jasmine Restaurant
4609 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

Please join us for an engaging and interactive envisioning session led by designer and facilitator Bennett Peji. Together, we want your help to envision how best to continue to make a real difference in our communities.

Heavy appetizers will be provided.

RSVP is required by July 2nd to Kirin Macapugay, Director of Marketing and Business Development at (619) 477-4451 ext. 610 or kmacapugay@operationsamahan.org.

View event flyer here.

Leadership Opportunity: Apply for Women’s Policy Institute

The Women's Foundation of California

Apply to the Women’s Policy Institute

We are pleased to announce the 11th year of the Women’s Policy Institute (WPI), a program of the Women’s Foundation of California. We are now accepting applications for 2013–2014. This year’s WPI will feature teams in the following three specific areas: domestic violence, criminal justice and career and college access.

Applications are due on Tuesday, July 12, by 5 PM PST.

The Women’s Policy Institute seeks to increase the number of community-based women leaders in California who are actively involved in shaping and implementing policies that affect the health and economic security of women and girls. WPI provides intensive training in California’s public policy process and on topics that are integral to the process such as conducting research, developing effective messages, mobilizing constituents and understanding the state budget process.

Deadline to apply is July 12, 2013. We look forward to meeting you!

For more info, visit the website here.

Job Posting: Community Outreach Worker

Community Outreach Worker, San Diego LGBT Community Center

Under the supervision of the Director of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, the Community Outreach Worker is responsible for conducting community outreach efforts, implementing assigned projects, and educating the LGBT community on health insurance coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. This position will also:

  1. Assist in the implementation of outreach plan
  2. Assist in developing social media efforts
  3. Engage in education and outreach efforts for the LGBT community
  4. Participate in community events and follow up with community members interested in receiving information regarding Covered California
  5. Submit weekly and monthly reports to the Director of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement detailing progress toward reaching work plan goals.

To apply, send your cover letter and resume electronically to: Denise Serrano, Director of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at dserrano@thecentersd.org.

Job Posting: Manager of Constituent Affairs

San Diego Office of the Mayor: Manager of Constituent Affairs

Under the leadership of the Mayor and general direction of the Chief of Staff, the Manager of Constituent Affairs serves as the primary point-of-contact for constituents, advising Mayor on constituent opinions and concerns; visiting with constituents when appropriate. The Manager of Constituent Affairs is responsible for communicating with constituents via email, telephone and in-person; learning about and addressing citizen concerns; helping to solve problems by liaising between constituents and appropriate City Leadership staff.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

·         Minimum of 5 years experience that demonstrates these qualifications will be considered;

·         Bachelor’s degree in English or related field;

·         Demonstrated Editor experience;

·         Exceptional proofreading, editing, grammar, and spelling skills;

·         Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;

·         Excellent relationship skills, including an ability to develop new relationships;

·         Excellent phone skills and the ability to clearly communicate via proper telephone etiquette;

·         Experience in technical writing and communications

·         Well-organized, able to operate on a schedule, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously

To view the full job listing, click here.

To be considered for this position, please submit:  1) current resume; 2) a letter of interest highlighting your relevant work experience and qualifications for this position; 3) a writing sample and 4) a list of three professional references via email to HumanResources@sandiego.gov.

Resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.

If you have any questions, please contact the City’s Human Resources Department at (619) 236-6313.

Job Posting: Leadership Development Coordinator

Leadership Development Coordinator, Environmental Health Coalition

The Leadership Development Coordinator has primary responsibility for leading and managing curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of all EHC leader development activities. The Coordinator is responsible for the creation of the overall training strategy and approach. S/he works with staff and leader teams to develop popular education-based training based on EHC’s Social Change for Justice Model. Bilingual Spanish-English written and verbal fluency required. The Coordinator is supervised by the Associate Director.

Amongst other qualifications, candidates will have demonstrated experience training adults, including knowledge of adult learning theory and facilitation; knowledge of and experience designing and implementing skills-based curriculum; English and Spanish fluency; demonstrated commitment to environmental, social, and economic justice; and the ability to communicate effectively with many different types of people.

Please download the Leadership Development Coordinator announcement (PDF) for a more detailed description of the position.

Target Start Date: Open immediately, start date negotiable. Open until filled.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references and salary requirements to: EHC@environmentalhealth.org. Subject line should read: Leadership Coordinator.

Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Environmental Health Coalition: Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is primarily responsible for administration support including telephones, walk-in reception, email correspondence, as well as other general office duties. The Admin. Assistant will provide back up assistance to the Executive Assistant and other senior staff and departments as needed. Other responsibilities include managing Donor Perfect and Powerbase databases, and when needed, will be called on to provide advocacy, education, research for all activities.

Amongst other qualifications, candidates will have 2 to 3 years prior clerical and reception experience; demonstrated experience in databases like Donor Perfect and Powerbase; English and Spanish fluency; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure and maintain attention to detail; proficiency in a variety of computer programs, MS Office, Adobe Pro, and internet savvy; demonstrated commitment to environmental, social, and economic justice; and experience or familiarity with non-profit organizations.

Please download the Administrative Assistant announcement (PDF) for a more detailed description of the position.

Target Start Date: Position open until filled.

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Environmental Health Coalition: ehc@environmentalhealth.org. Subject line should read: Administration Assistant.