Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities


Asian Immigrant Women Advocates is an organization that is committed to developing the individual and collective leadership of limited- English speaking, low-income, immigrant and refugee women and youth so they can demand fair and just living and working conditions. AIWA has been distinguished locally and nationally for its work over three decades and is one of only a handful of organizations nationwide that is dedicated to empowering immigrant women workers. This position is a singular opportunity for someone who is passionate about immigrant, women’s and workers’ rights, to oversee an organization celebrated for solid community leadership.

Over the past 33 years, AIWA’s grassroots leaders successfully led corporate and government accountability campaigns, worked on state and local government policy changes, and have worked to demand justice at their workplaces and schools, especially around issues of language discrimination. AIWA also invested significant research and effort into developing a grassroots leadership framework, which is now used to guide and strengthen our current and future grassroots organizing.

AIWA seeks an Executive Director (ED) who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for AIWA’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Specifically, the ED will coordinate with key organizers and core committees of immigrant women and youth to oversee program, fundraising and administrative aspects of the organization. The ED will be responsible for prioritizing the creation of meaningful opportunities for immigrant women and youth to develop and exercise their leadership both within the organization and in the community. This position is ideally suited for someone with excellent supervision, coordination and communication skills who finds joy and pride in supporting immigrant women and youth to develop and demonstrate their leadership in the community.


  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people, especially monolingual and limited-English speaking immigrants and refugees
  • Understanding and knowledge of issues affecting limited English speaking immigrant and refugee women, youth and low-wage workers
  • At least 5 years of community organizing or program oversight experience
  • Experience with financial management and ability to manage a budget
  • Ability to make careful assessments of organizational assets and build a strong and dedicated team to enhance them
  • Demonstrable experience in fundraising and communications with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to use data-driven evaluations to ensure AIWA maintains its commitment to quality programs
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong supervision and coordination skills.
  • As a multilingual organization, bilingual/ bicultural fluency in any Asian language/culture is desirable.


Leadership & Management:

  • Build the Team: Inspire, supervise, coach, develop, and retain AIWA’s team of key organizers and core committees of immigrant / refugee women and youth leaders. Monitor and evaluate organizational assets and maintain a strong and dedicated team to enhance them. Actively engage with volunteers, board members, alumni, funders, donors, and allies to round out and support AIWA’s core team
  • Program Oversight: Ensure maintenance of effective systems to track, coordinate and regularly evaluate programs. Work directly with immigrant leaders to oversee and evaluate programs. Strategically seek out opportunities internally and externally for immigrant women workers and youth to develop and exercise leadership and civic engagement
  • Management: Work with Board of Directors, staff and contracted advisors to oversee and ensure sound finance and administration of organizational budget, finance, operations, and HR systems

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Fundraising: Oversee the creation and execution of fundraising plans. Expand fundraising activities to increase financial support for AIWA
  • Communications: Oversee and ensure synchronization of all aspects of AIWA communications—from web presence to external relations, to create a stronger message and brand. Identify social media and public relations opportunities to increase financial support and organizational visibility


Salary: DOE.  Excellent benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401K.

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to AIWA Hiring Committee: 310 8th Street #301, Oakland, CA  94607 or e-mail to No phone calls please.

Position is open until filled

Women, people of color, immigrants, parents, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.