Position Title: Communications Manager
Reports To: Communications Director
Employee Classification: Regular, exempt
Hours: 1.0 Full Time Equivalent
Compensation: $55,523-$68,348
Benefits: 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K plan with employer contribution, subsidized transit pass, work from home stipend, professional development opportunities, paid time off & up to 14 paid holidays annually, and flexible family-friendly schedule.

About APANO:

The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and APANO Communities United Fund (CUF) unite Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. We envision a just world where Asians and Pacific Islanders and communities who share our aspirations and struggles have the power, resources, and voice to determine our own futures, and where we work in solidarity to drive political, social, economic, and cultural change. 

APANO CUF’s key programs include community development, cultural work, policy advocacy, civic engagement, and youth organizing.  We do this through our 501(c)(3) organization, APANO CUF, and its affiliate 501(c)(4) organization, APANO.

Position Description:

The Communications Manager will manage and execute APANO and APANO CUF’s communications strategies and initiatives to uplift the organization’s mission and advance its programs. 

The Communications Manager will work closely with the Communications Director to set policy and strategy, and manage the day-to-day functions of the Communications Team, including Communications Coordinators and other collaborators. Together with the team, they will develop values-aligned, relevant content to position APANO as a credible, influential voice on the issues we work on, advance APANO’s mission and programmatic work, and engage our core audiences. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Communications Strategy (20%)

  • Work with Communications Director and Communications Team to set annual communications goals as well as policies and processes
  • Help craft organizational voice and messaging that is in alignment with APANO’s mission, vision, and values; accessible; and created through consultation with organizational leadership and the Communications Team
  • Coordinate with the Communications Director on APANO’s media strategy and crisis communications response 
  • Ensure communications and online activities are compliant with 501(c)3 and (c)4 law

Program Management (40%)

  • Manage and implement the Communication Team’s annual priorities and workplan
  • Ensure strong partnership and collaboration with other programs and teams to support their goals and initiatives
  • Maintain systems, policies, and tools to facilitate coordination with fellow teams and support regular communication and problem solving
  • Support annual budgeting process and manage implementation and tracking of the Communications budget, in partnership with the Director
  • Manage contractors for special projects, including graphic design, website development, printing and mailing, and other contractors
  • Support content development for digital and print communications, particularly for organization-wide updates, including mailers, e-newsletters, APANO’s website, annual report, and social media channels
  • With the Communications Team, track and report on effectiveness of communications platforms and campaigns to continually improve communications strategies

Supervision (40%)

  • Supervise, guide, and support individual Communications Team members, namely Communications Coordinator(s)
  • Guide and coordinate workplans among Communications Team members and support effective internal team collaboration, including leading team retreats with the Director
  • Set individual annual performance goals and provide feedback, support, and accountability towards goals
  • Support staff’s professional development and learning goals to grow in their roles


  • Commitment to racial justice, online advocacy, and digital strategic communications
  • Knowledge of Asian and Pacific Islander communities and issues; those with lived experience are highly encouraged to apply
  • Strong team leadership with the ability to supervise, support, and hold team members accountable and work collaboratively with diverse colleagues
  • Strong project management skills and ability to think and prioritize strategically
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, especially for online platforms
  • A strong interest in following national, state, and city news
  • Experience managing websites (specifically WordPress and Webflow)
  • Familiarity with at least one content management system (Sprout Social, etc.)
  • Highly organized with serious attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and able to adapt to fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to APANO’s mission and values and building healthy workplace culture

How to Apply:

Applications received by Wednesday, March 8th at 9:00 am Pacific Time will be prioritized for initial review. To apply, email your complete application to jobs@apano.org with the subject line “Communications Manager.” 

Complete applications will include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge that you bring to the job and how you are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position
  •  A resume (2 pages max) with relevant experience, work history, education, and accomplishment


APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are actively seeking to increase representation and develop the leadership of women, LGBTQ+ people, people with lived experience of economic injustices, and other underrepresented groups, including diverse API communities, both within the organization and the broader racial justice movement in Oregon and API communities. APANO and APANO Communities United Fund are equal opportunity employers. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other legally protected classification.