Empowering New York’s Asian American Community Since 1989

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Membership Engagement Coordinator

The Asian American Federation (AAF), founded in 1989, is New York City’s most powerful leadership voice for better policies, services, and funding that lead to more justice and opportunity for Asian New Yorkers. Our mission is to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and nonprofit support.

In collaboration with 70 member and partner community-based organizations, we serve the interests of 1.7 million New Yorkers from 20 ethnic groups—diverse in language, culture, and religion—that make up New York’s Asian community, by providing expert research and unrelenting advocacy; working with lawmakers to change policies; and training Asian nonprofits to better serve their communities.

We fight to keep the pan-Asian American community visible and to ensure our needs are met, our contributions are valued, and our stories are told.


We are looking for a Membership Engagement Coordinator who cares deeply about building community. This position reports to the Associate Director of Advocacy & Policy and will work closely with the Deputy Director. We’d also love someone who speaks an Asian language in addition to English and will enjoy getting to know the breadth of Asian communities in New York City. This is a hybrid position.


  1. Be the main point of contact between AAF and our member network
  2. Develop and manage our relationships with our members and manage the membership process, including convening our members twice a year
  3. Manage the activities of the Senior Working Group
  4. Contribute to grant proposals and manage grant deliverables, and reports
  5. Help draft and update program materials and work closely with our communications team
  6. Coordinate and draft submissions for our quarterly member newsletter
  7. Update information about AAF’s membership in the directory, MailChimp, and CRM


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in nonprofit advocacy, program administration, or a related field
  • Fluency in an Asian language is a plus (i.e. Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Tagalog, etc.)
  • Passionate about equity, diversity, justice
  • Open minded, receptive to feedback, willing to work with people at all levels
  • Ability to engage and facilitate conversations with varied audiences and build strong relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organizational skills. Should be able to multitask and meet tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in Outlook, Google Suite, and CRMs preferred

Compensation: Salary is $55,000 – $58,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a 403(b) plan.

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and writing sample with [Last Name] Membership Engagement Coordinator in the subject line to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found. No phone calls, please. The Asian American Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.