Jobs at APANO2020-06-26T18:49:00+00:00

APANO is always looking for talented and passionate folks to join our awesome staff. Please see the openings currently available below.

Community Development Coordinator

Position Title: Community Development Coordinator 

Reports To: Jade District Manager

Duration: Permanent

Hours: Hourly/Full time (40 hours per week)

Compensation: $18.86/hr-$21.25/hr based on experience

Benefits: generous 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K plan, subsidized transit pass, cell phone credit, professional development opportunities, paid time off starting at three weeks per year, 14 paid holidays annually, and flexible family-friendly schedule.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

About APANO CUF:

APANO Communities United Fund (APANO CUF) is Oregon’s oldest and largest statewide Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizing and advocacy group, with a legacy of policy wins and innovative community programs.  APANO CUF is a 501c3 organization, affiliated with APANO, a 501c4 organization, working to achieve our larger vision of a just and equitable world where Asians and Pacific Islanders are fully engaged in the social, economic and political issues that affect us. APANO CUF’s key strategies are organizing, leadership development, civic engagement and policy advocacy, and cultural work.  We are organizing and uniting low-income, limited English proficiency, immigrant and refugee API communities, activists, and allies statewide in order to improve opportunities and prosperity for all Oregonians. We increasingly work at the intersections of oppression, are committed to shifting the balance of power, and striving for systemic change in solidarity with communities experiencing oppression.

About the Jade District Program:

The Jade District is an economic and community development program housed at APANO CUF, that serves businesses and residents at the center of some of Portland’s most vibrant international and multi-ethnic neighborhoods. The area is a part of the City’s Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative, with capacity to influence investments and policy. The program focuses on community stabilization through supporting small businesses, building neighborhood leadership and advocating for anti-displacement policies.

Position Description:

APANO CUF is looking for a motivated and culturally responsive Jade District Community Development Coordinator to support the Jade District and community development efforts in the area around Southeast 82nd Ave and Southeast Division Street in Portland, Oregon. This position will have a specific focus on development, community outreach, organizing, engagement and maintenance of the Jade District’s social media and website presence.

The successful candidate will have a range of opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence in working for social justice. The ideal candidate is movement-oriented, and is excited to work to build a dynamic, diverse, inclusive, justice-oriented, thriving community. They will be results-oriented, responsive and responsible, self-aware, dynamic and a passionate individual who values and practices direct communication with their colleagues and team.

Position Responsibilities:

General Communications Support (50%)

  • Serve as main social media and website content manager for Jade District.
  • Create and maintain online directory of Jade District businesses.
  • Help to create promotional ideas for Jade District small businesses and engage small businesses to participate.
  • Keep social media (Facebook, Twitter) updated with current events relevant to Jade District community members.
  • Collaborate with APANO CUF Communications team on restarting and maintaining an Instagram presence.
  • Support in managing Jade District website, including content development and editing, blog publishing and general upkeep.
  • Ensure we communicate in a way that is consistent with our organizational values, advance our racial justice and intersectional justice framework, and promote equity in both the content and methods of our communications
  • Ensure proper compliance with c3 and c4 organizational requirements

Community Outreach, Organizing and Engagement  (50%)

  • Create and maintain relationships with Jade District small business owners to keep up-to-date information in Jade District business directory.
  • Engage with Jade District small business owners to create promotions and events that will help drive business. 
  • Assist with integrating economic development projects in the Jade District.
  • Assist in recruiting and managing volunteers for Jade District events, projects and focus groups
  • Assist with planning and implementing Jade District community events.
  • Assist in outreach and engagement with community members and stakeholders for various projects affecting the Jade District.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have most of the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with communications (social media and website maintenance).
  • Ability to explain technical terms and ideas to community members.
  • Project management experience and community organizing experience.
  • Have a solid understanding of the issues involved in organizing for justice, and a strong commitment to meeting the particular challenges facing communities experiencing oppression.
  • Ability to identify, set priorities, work plan and move teams of staff and volunteers in line with established goals and strategic direction.
  • Commitment to racial justice, advocacy, and community development work. 
  • Highly organized, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with different community stakeholders (e.g., residents, business owners, government officials, social service providers, funders, etc.)
  • Excellent team player who is also capable of self direction. 
  • Deep commitment to and vision for APANO’s mission and strategic plan, including an understanding of the role of grassroots community organizing in social change and movement building.
  • Respect for and demonstrated experience working with BIPOC activists, and a deep understanding of issues affecting BIPOC communities.
  • Experience with or understanding of small businesses, especially BIPOC and/or Immigrant owned small businesses.
  • Basic skills in creating visually appealing graphics for social media.

Preferred, but not required:

  • Fluent in spoken and written Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin), Vietnamese, Spanish or another language.
  • Experience working with Squarespace Website Builder.
  • Understand the principles of development without displacement and anti-gentrification strategies.

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and this position will be open until filled. Applications should be emailed (PDF preferred) to jobs@apano.org with subject “Community Development Coordinator”. 

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) clearly outlining the specific skills, knowledge, and experience you bring to the job and how those are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.  
  • A complete resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.
  • [If advanced to finalist stage] 3 references, with contact information, and your relationship to the reference 

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.

By |August 8th, 2022|

Accounting & Payroll Manager

Position Title: Accounting & Payroll Manager

Reports to: Director of Finance

Employee Classification: Regular, full-time, exempt, salary

Hours: Flexible work hours, 40 hours per week

Compensation: $49,194-$60,502 based on experience

Benefits: Generous 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; 401K plan with employer match; subsidized transit pass; cell phone reimbursement; paid time off & 14 paid holidays annually.

May require some regular duties be performed in-person at the APANO offices, other duties may be performed remotely until further notice.

About APANO CUF: 

APANO Communities United Fund (APANO CUF) is Oregon’s oldest and largest statewide Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizing and advocacy group, with a legacy of policy wins and innovative community programs.  APANO CUF is a 501c3 organization, affiliated with APANO, a 501c4 organization, working to achieve our larger vision of 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 unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work.

Position Description:

The Accounting & Payroll Manager has primary responsibility for the day to day accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, procedures, and bookkeeping, and the processing of biweekly payroll for APANO Communities United Fund (501c3) and APANO (501c4). This position works closely with the Director of Finance to ensure a timely monthly close, with transactions accurately coded to a variety of programs and funding streams. This individual will join a growing, seasoned team of member-leaders and staff working to win concrete change in the lives of Asian and Pacific Islanders in Oregon and beyond.

Fiscal Process Management (80%)

  • Be primarily responsible for management of Accounts Payable processes

    • Invoice entry and management in Bill.Com

    • Transfer of data from Bill.Com to accounting software

    • Other AP Bookkeeping entries

    • Collect and maintain W9 documentation from vendors and manage annual 1099 reporting.

  • Manage employee purchasing and reimbursement processes

    • Oversee employee credit card and purchasing card processes

    • Monthly reconciliation of credit and purchasing card accounts, including bookkeeping entries

  • Manage Cash Receipts and Accounts Receivable processes

    • Ensure proper controls and procedures around handling and deposits of incoming checks and cash

    • Ensure all receipts are properly attributed to designated program areas or receivables and are accurately entered into accounting software

  • Work closely with Director of Finance and program staff to ensure proper fiscal management of a variety of government and private grants and contracts

    • Accurate coding of all transactions to correct programs and funding streams

    • Ensure all expenditures are allowable, and adequate supporting documentation is provided

    • Ensure timely invoicing of funders

  • Support annual audit processes and periodic funder audits

Payroll (20%)

  • Twice monthly payroll processing for 30+ employees:

    • Working in concert with the Director of Finance to ensure accurate and timely twice-monthly payroll processing through third party payroll services provider

    • Ensure employees are completing web-based timesheets, and supervisors are approving, in a timely and accurate manner

    • Assisting with tracking and recording PTO

    • Distributing paychecks as needed

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, and experience:

Required:

  • Minimum of Associates Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience

  • Thorough understanding of accrual accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and experience implementing and managing appropriate fiscal controls

  • Advanced knowledge of Quickbooks

  • Experience managing payroll

  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a primarily remote and paperless work environment

  • Tech savvy – ability to quickly learn new software; knows how to use help features and tech support options to solve basic problems and can provide basic support for other staff using finance applications such as Bill.Com or purchasing card websites/apps.

  • Ability to manage competing priorities and manage timelines

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong team player able to work effectively with colleagues across various teams

  • Intermediate-level knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite, including working with pivot tables and look-up functions in Excel

  • A commitment to APANO CUF’s mission, vision, and values and to helping build a healthy workplace culture and an understanding of the role of grassroots community organizing in social change and movement building

Preferred, but not required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field

  • Bookkeeping experience in a non-profit setting

  • Knowledge of Bill.com and Jotform functions

  • Knowledge of Fund Accounting Software

  • Experience preparing for and supporting fiscal audits

How to Apply

Priority review will be given to applications submitted by August 22, 2022. This position will be open until filled. To apply, email your complete application to jobs@apano.org with the subject line “Accounting & Payroll Manager”

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1 pages max) clearly outlining the specific skills and knowledge you bring to the job and how they are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.

  • A resume detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.

  • If you proceed to a final round of review, we will ask for 3 references with contact information and your relationship to the reference. (You may include these references in your initial application, but it

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.

By |August 8th, 2022|

Community Space Manager

Position Title: Community Space Manager

Reports To: Cultural Strategy Director

Duration: Regular Position

Hours: 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (40 hours/week)

Compensation: $54,813-$67,474, based on experience

Benefits: Generous 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K plan, subsidized transit pass, cell phone credit, professional development opportunities, paid time off starting at three weeks per year, 14 paid holidays annually, and flexible family-friendly schedule.

About APANO Communities United Fund

APANO Communities United Fund unites 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 Communities United Fund (CUF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that works closely with its affiliate 501(c)(4) organization, APANO. 

About the Position

APANO CUF is looking for a motivated, organized, and creative individual to manage the Orchards of 82nd (O82) Community Space, a 3,000 sq. ft. space adjacent to APANO’s office in the Jade District in Southeast Portland. The ideal candidate should be social justice and community oriented, and be excited to work in and continue to build a dynamic, queer-friendly, multi-ethnic, inter-generational organization. This individual will be a results-oriented, responsive, responsible, self-aware, dynamic, and passionate person who values and practices direct communication with colleagues and community members.

The Community Space Manager is primarily responsible for managing the O82 Community Space for community events, private rentals, and revenue-generating events. This position supervises the Community Space Coordinator and is expected to be regularly onsite for management duties. While the general working hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, some night and weekend availability is required to support O82 Community Space events.

The O82 Community Space has been closed since March 2020 for public event rentals, and the space is currently used for limited, APANO staff-led events. The Community Space Manager will work in conjunction with the Cultural Strategy Director, Co-Executive Directors, HR, and Operations to brainstorm, create, and implement a plan and appropriate timeline for the O82 Community Space’s reopening for public event rentals.

Position Responsibilities

Community Space Management (40%)

  • Manage the O82 Community Space, commercial kitchen, and other associated locations at the Orchards of 82nd.
  • Manage the Community Space booking system and calendar for internal meetings, community events, third-party rentals, and other activities in the space.
  • Maintain licensing and all applicable local, state, and federal laws governing a public community space.
  • Maintain inventory of furniture, supplies, and other equipment, ordering materials and organizing repairs as needed.
  • Manage, coordinate, and supervise Community Space staff. 
  • Answer incoming phone calls, e-mails and inquiries about the community space and resources available to the public.
  • Develop annual budgets, provide regular reports on attendance, evaluation, and earned income, and ensure that the Community Space meets revenue benchmarks.
  • Write and update policy, procedures, and protocols including but not limited to community space operations, commercial kitchen operations, and safety protocols. 
  • Regularly audit and evaluate Community Space usage to ensure events and services are in alignment with APANO’s mission, vision, and values, and in service to the community.
  • In the event of future unforeseen Community Space closures, support the intent of the Community Space by designing and sharing resources for community members to virtually gather and remain connected with one another.

Event Oversight, Sales, and Support (40%)

Before the O82 Community Space is open for public event rentals:

  • Work in collaboration with the Cultural Strategy Director, Co-Executive Directors, HR, and Operations to envision and gather feedback on how the usage of the Community Space can best align with APANO’s mission and values, balancing revenue generation, community needs, and staff capacity.
  • Brainstorm, create, and implement a safe, mission-aligned plan and timeline for the Community Space’s reopening for public event rentals.

After the O82 Community Space is open for public event rentals:

  • Contribute to the development and production of annual APANO events such as East Portland Arts & Literary Festival, Jade Night Market, Voices of Change, Resilience Series, Liberation in Practice, and others. 
  • Market, sell, and tour the Community Space for community-based events and third-party, private events.
  • Handle customer experience including intake inquiries, contracts, providing feedback on event design, invoicing and collection of rental fees, and ensuring that clients have what they need for a successful event.
  • Review and update rental fee strata depending on market rate and organizational relationships. 
  • Ensure all events align with health and safety regulations and crowd management.

Programs & Committees (10%)

  • Support Resilience Series gatherings (free, BIPOC-only educational and empowerment series) and Liberation in Practice (events during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month). 
  • Participate in Safety Committee meetings, and support the development of Community Space and APANO-wide safety protocols and procedures.
  • Participate in one cross-programmatic committee, such as Disability Justice Committee, Organizational Development Team, and/or BIPOC Solidarity Committee.

Required Qualifications

The Community Space Manager will have:

  • 5+ years of experience managing event or community spaces, liaising with diverse clients, and managing budgets and associated reports. 
  • Management experience organizing calendars, maintaining CRM software, processing payments, and executing contracts.
  • Experience with audio/visual technology including microphones, projects, screens, and sound systems. 
  • Skill and flexibility in working with staff, guests, and the public, and the ability to gracefully navigate interactions with people from a variety of racial, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) with ability to connect across multiple varied audiences.
  • The ability to work on a deadline and maintain close communication and coordination with supervisor, co-workers and volunteers with minimal supervision, and the capacity to create and confidently move forward a complex agenda.
  • A problem-solving and entrepreneurial spirit to manage, balance, and determine priorities within a space that aims to both serve the community and generate revenue.
  • Deep commitment to APANO’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Current COVID vaccination, the ability to acquire a Multnomah Food Handlers Card and Oregon OLCC Server Permit, and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds from a standing or squatting position.
  • Valid driver’s license with ability to pass a background & motor vehicle record (MVR) check.
  • Must be of legal drinking age in the US.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience producing public events and managing a commercial kitchen. 
  • Understanding and experience with community organizing, civic engagement and/or policy advocacy.
  • Spoken and written fluency in a second language.
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Adobe Suite.

How to Apply

Priority review will be given to those who submit their completed applications by Friday, July 1 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Applications should be emailed as an attached document (PDF preferred) to jobs@apano.org with subject line “Community Space Manager”.  

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) clearly outlining the specific skills, knowledge, and experience you bring to the job and how those are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.  
  • A complete resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.
  • [If advanced to finalist stage] 3 references, with contact information, and your relationship to the reference                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

By |June 6th, 2022|

Small Business Advisor

Position Title: Small Business Advisor

Reports To: Business Advisor Manager

Duration: Regular Position

Hours: 1.0 Full-time (40 hours/week)

Compensation: $51,385-$56,200 based on experience

Benefits: 90% employer-paid medical, dental, vision insurance, 401K plan with employer contribution, transit subsidy, cell phone credit, paid professional development opportunities, paid time off starting at three weeks per year, 14 paid holidays annually, and flexible schedule.

 

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

 

About APANO:

APANO Communities United Fund (APANO CUF) is Oregon’s oldest and largest statewide Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organizing and advocacy group, with a legacy of policy wins and innovative community programs.  APANO CUF is a 501c3 organization, affiliated with APANO, a 501c4 organization, working to achieve our larger vision of a just and equitable world where Asians and Pacific Islanders are fully engaged in the social, economic and political issues that affect us. APANO CUF’s key strategies are organizing, leadership development, civic engagement and policy advocacy, and cultural work.  We are organizing and uniting low-income, limited English proficiency, immigrant and refugee API communities, activists, and allies statewide in order to improve opportunities and prosperity for all Oregonians.  We increasingly work at the intersections of oppression, are committed to shifting the balance of power, and striving for systemic change in solidarity with communities experiencing oppression.

 

About the Position:

APANO CUF is looking for an individual who is passionate about working with and has strong cultural familiarity with the API community. The work in this position will be cultivating opportunities to win concrete change in the lives of Asian and Pacific Islanders in Oregon, and the larger world through supporting entrepreneurship, small business ownership, growth and development. This will create the opportunity to elevate our community through economic empowerment. 

 

Our ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial and or small business ownership background and experience. They also are informed and comfortable working within diverse populations, are personable and comfortable cold-calling and reaching out to folks and are great at guiding them through business processes and connecting them with resources and experts. The Business Advisor reports to the Business Advisor Manager and has no supervisory responsibilities. They will reach out to small businesses and individuals and determine where the business is at in its life cycle, understand relevant business start up resources and case manage community members that wish to own, develop and grow their own small business, working closely with the Business Advisor Manager and passing folks on for technical assistance as business owners reach the appropriate level for doing so.  

 

Position Responsibilities:

 

Business Resource Navigation (75%)

  • Become familiar with business support resources and programs at the city, county, regional, state, and federal levels and navigate small business clients to relevant resources.
  • Participate in outreach and light touch business support (program introduction, evaluation of business owners current tools, systems, and needs). Evaluate a business in its lifecycle and make recommendations for best types of support and resources. 
  • Provide services which include business assessment, program enrollment, application assistance, goal setting, opportunity tracking and development, business plan development, and ongoing coaching
  • Guide clients to access additional programs to further their business, marketing, and finance plan
  • Work collaboratively with organizational partners to ensure the participants reach their goals

 

Program Coordination and Data (25%)

  • Assist in identifying and understanding business resources to develop an APANO program in Washington County, Multnomah County,and beyond to share as needed to small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Outreach and enrollment to local business owners, including demographic information collection
  • Submit program activities to funders on quarterly basis.
  • Collaborate on workshops/courses around related topics, help discover what is needed for these workshops
  • Input data in timely manner, maintain contractually required information database system to track client information

 

Qualifications:

The Business Advisor will have:

  • Minimum 4 years of business entrepreneurship and/or ownership or relevant experience 
  • Self-starter, able to initiate client contacts, comfortable cold-calling and able to build foundations for long term relationships. 
  • Ability to work closely with individuals and community partners
  • Highly organized, has extensive experience with tracking data and reporting.
  • Sufficient written and spoken English proficiency to communicate thoroughly
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, including public presentation skills
  • Effective ability to navigate a personal computer, relevant software for word processing, calendaring, e-mail, data entry, and social media (Use of the Microsoft Office, Google products – Gmail, Google Docs, etc).  Efficiently research and perform various tasks via the internet.
  • Collaborative but also self-directed and able to work independently.
  • Deep commitment to and vision for APANO’s mission and strategic plan, including an understanding of the role of grassroots community organizing in social change and movement building.
  • Respect for and demonstrated experience working with Asian and Pacific Islander activists, and a deep understanding of issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

 

Preferred, but not required:

  • Asian and/or Pacific Islander language proficiency, both spoken and written.

 

Physical demands and working conditions: Position is a mix of sedentary and ambulatory; regularly required to walk.  Dexterity necessary to operate a computer with substantial repetitive motion of wrists, hands, and/or fingers.  Able to  lift and/or move up to 10-15 pounds regularly.  The visual acuity to read and prepare/analyze data and figures.  Ability to express/exchange ideas by means of the spoken word; perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.   Majority of work is performed indoors. Local travel may be necessary. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

 

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and this position will be open until filled. Applications should be emailed (PDF preferred) to jobs@apano.org with subject “Small Business Advisor”. 

 

Complete applications include:

  • Cover letter (1 page max) clearly outlining the specific skills, knowledge, and experience you bring to the job and how those are a good fit with the responsibilities of the position.  
  • A complete resume (2 pages max) detailing relevant experience, work history, education and accomplishments.
  • [If advanced to finalist stage] 3 references, with contact information, and your relationship to the reference 

 

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.

 

By |May 31st, 2022|
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