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AAPI Coalitions Director

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023
The AAPI Coalitions Director will work closely with the Director of Coalitions & Community Engagement to develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy to reach, engage, and mobilize key stakeholders, communities, and coalitions in support of the DNC’s mission to win elections and build Democratic power.
The AAPI Coalitions Director will work closely with the Coalitions & Community Engagement team, state parties, DNC leadership, and membership, as well as the caucuses and councils to ensure the integration of these efforts. Externally, the AAPI Coalition Director will work with partners and allies, campaigns, elected officials, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents.


  • Create strategy for engagement for people belonging toAsian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities;
  • Design, lead and manage the DNC’s strategy and related programs – which leverage the state parties, partnerships, and the DNC infrastructure – to engage and mobilize this important constituency;
  • Track the demographic landscape(s) related to electoral and issue organizing; monitor demographic and political trends;
  • Prepare background or marketing materials and other collateral as necessary;
  • Reach AANHPI community by working with leadership, building partnerships, creating consistent messaging, and drafting press releases
  • Work with campaigns to craft, insert, and prioritize targeted engagement efforts;
  • Work with the caucus &/or council to devise an electoral program, and measure success;
  • Innovate, pilot, and test programs, tools, and strategies to advance the party’s outreach and mobilization efforts with this constituency;
  • Organize coalition meetings, conference calls, and trainings that advance program goals;
  • Convene and organize working groups of practitioners to map out, strategize, and successfully create new opportunities for building political power;
  • Create actionable strategies to diversify pipeline and leadership pool across the country; and,
  • Work to increase the effectiveness and visibility of the DNC’s constituency engagement strategies and programs.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
  • A minimum of 4-5 years of experience, preferably in issue advocacy, organizing, and/or campaigns on the national or state level;
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership development, with experience and/or interest in electoral campaign management, staff management, racial justice and/or social equity work, a plus;
  • Ability to represent the DNC with and judgment;
  • Proven track record building relationships with and managing diverse stakeholders, reaching consensus and action;
  • Proven ability to communicate with multiple audiences and translate complex information clearly;
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment where priorities change rapidly; and,
  • Commitment to building relationships and unconventional alliances.
The AAPI Coalitions Director position will require travel, which could be up to 30% of the time.
The starting salary for the AAPI Coalitions Director position is $105,000, on an annualized basis, commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, exempt position that may require work on weekends, and has an end date of November 15, 2024. This position is in the bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local-500.
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.