job: director

colist at colist at
Fri Jun 27 09:30:59 CDT 2003

From: Martha Matsuoka <matsuoka at>

Here's an exciting Executive Director opportunity in Oakland, 

APEN, the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, seeks an 
Executive Director  to lead a dynamic and growing environmental 
justice organization in Oakland.  

Consider it and/or pass it on to folks that you think may be 

Thanks for your help.  


The Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) is a dynamic 
organization that strengthens the capacities of Asian and Pacific 
Islander American communities through community organizing, 
leadership development and advocacy.  APEN has thirteen staff 
and seven Board members, and has offices  in Oakland and 
Richmond California.  Visit our website at  APEN 
seeks an Executive Director to lead a dedicated group to build 
grassroots power in Asian-Pacific Islander communities.  

The Executive Director is expected to provide strategic leadership 
to APEN  to ensure that the organizing, networking, and alliance 
building strategies  coordinate and support each other.  The 
position is also responsible for overall management including all 
operational and financial management, planning, marketing, and 
fundraising efforts to support and implement APEN92s mission. 
The Executive Director works closely with an active Board  to 
develop, refine, and implement the organization's strategy and 
vision. Additionally, the Executive Director plays a role in 
maintaining appropriate collaborative relationships with other 
nonprofit and public agencies in order to fulfill the mission of 
APEN. The following are the primary tasks of the position.  

Summary of Duties Develops diversified fund development 
strategies for APEN, and is  the primary fundraiser        Is visible in, 
and communicates closely with APEN92s two offices,  and all staff        
Provides leadership to the staff in creating and sustaining open  
and democratic processes        Provides leadership, oversight and 
support for the management team        Creates (with Board and 
staff) and holds the organization92s vision and works with Board 
and staff to develop achievable goals Oversees and facilitates 
leadership development of staff and constituents        Leads and 
facilitates strategic and organizational planning processes 
Facilitates Board development and communications Serves as a 
spokesperson for APEN Plays a leadership role in joint work with 
other networks and organizations  

Qualifications Commitment to, and passion for, environmental and 
social justice  for API communities        Minimum of three years 
management level experience working with diverse staff and 
Board, preferably within the nonprofit sector        Successful 
experience in fundraising, planning, financial management and 
organizational development        Demonstrated knowledge of the 
principles and methods of organizing        Excellent written and oral 
communication skills Experience leading and managing a team-
based environment; commitment to fostering collective leadership 
and democratic participation.        Comfortable working with 
culturally diverse populations; knowledge  and awareness of Asian 
and Pacific Islander community issues and infrastructure 
Familiarity with financial management in non-profit settings. 
Familiarity with programmatic and organizational assessment  
Ability to supervise and develop a team-oriented environment; 
Ability to give and receive feedback in a positive and productive 

APEN is seeking qualified candidates who will commit to at least 
three years to the organization. Some travel required.  

The salary is negotiable, based on experience.  A full benefits 
package includes health, dental, vision, paid vacation and sick 

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to 
audrey at No  attachments please.  The application 
deadline is July 11, 2003.  

APEN is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and People of 
Color are encouraged to apply.  

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