ECAASU, the oldest national Asian American student organization in the country, has enjoyed over 40 years of education, advocacy, and activism. We would like to continue this long-standing tradition of success, by opening up the applications for next year's National Board.

We are looking for a volunteer team of passionate, open-minded students, recent graduates, and young professionals who will take the initiative on advancing a variety of issues and build the Asian American and Pacific Islander student community on the East Coast. We encourage anyone who is interested in contributing to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to apply.

Gar Yeung, Catherine Wong, Jim Chan, and June Kao
The ECAASU Board of Directors

Below you can find a few helpful tips as you are navigating the application process:

  1. Position Descriptions can be found below
  2. Please be prepared to provide the following on your application:
  • Copy of your most updated resumé, highlighting any relevant leadership, work and/or AAPI community organizing experience
  • At least one letter of recommendation (cannot be from family members)  

      3. Feel free to contact us at directors@ecaasu.org anytime if you have other questions.


Position Descriptions

EXECUTIVE

The Executive Director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors and leads the National Board, which consists of the following teams: Executive, Communication, Conference, Development, and Outreach. The ED will have management and  operational responsibility for ECAASU’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission, with strategic guidance from the Board of Directors. The ED also oversees and works with Conference Committee and must attend the Conference walk-through. In addition to operational and management work, the ED is expected to participate in strategic planning conversations with the Board of Directors, especially as it relates to building partnerships with external organizations. This person will develop deep knowledge of the ECAASU organization, core programs, and operations.  Recommended previous experiences in leadership, working with diverse age groups, coaching, relationship management and knowledge of AAPI-related issues.

The Associate Director assists in oversight of National Board and works closely with the Executive Director on the Executive Team. Similarly to the ED, this position acts as a National Board liaison to the Board of Directors and Conference Committee, with additional responsibility overseeing the Internship Program. The Associate Director will also work with the Executive Director in the creation of the upcoming year’s overall budget for the National Board. If the Executive Director cannot attend a meeting, the Associate Director must attend. In addition, in the event National Board Executive Director is unable to fulfill their duties, the Associate Director will be promoted to serve as the interim National Board Executive Director until the Board of Directors is able to select a new ED.

The Conference Director leads the Conference Committee, which usually consists of subcommittees in Activities, Entertainment, Finance, Hospitality, Logistics, Marketing/Media, Programing, and Registration. S/he must be located in or near the city of the Conference. Recommended previous experiences in leadership, coaching, and relationship management and previous knowledge of AAPI-related issues.

ADVOCACY

The Director of Advocacy leads the Advocacy Team and is the primary in-house knowledge expert on AAPI issues, historical and current events, especially as it relates to ECAASU’s history, mission, vision and goals. The Director of Advocacy is involved with day-to-day management of the advocacy team and works collaboratively with the Executive Director and other teams, to ensure that all of ECAASU’s operations and programming are aligned with our stance on AAPI issues, social justice and activism. Previous relevant experience in ECAASU (National Board, Conference or other programming) and AAPI activism or AAPI / ethnic studies, preferred.

The Advocacy Communications Coordinator will keep up-to-date with AAPI issues and public policies that may affect the AAPI student community and seek out more information of specific topics that ECAASU will focus on. The coordinator will work with the Communications Director to regularly post onto ECAASU’s social media relevant issues within the AAPI community and provide regular posts to ECAASU’s editorial. The coordinator shall develop and/or assist with any new initiatives that further advance the mission and goals of ECAASU. The coordinator may also write fact sheets on specific topics relevant to the AAPI community or ECAASU’s goals.

The Advocacy Outreach Coordinator will work with the Director of Outreach and other outreach team members to create workshops, advocacy-based programs, and other relevant materials to further enhance ECAASU outreach programming. Programming shall include, but not limited to: Campus Tours, Affiliates Organization Program, and High School Leadership Development Program (HSLDP). The coordinator shall develop and/or assist with any new initiatives that further advance the mission and goals of ECAASU. The coordinator may also write fact sheets on specific topics relevant to the AAPI community or ECAASU’s goals.

The Asian American Affairs Analyst is in charge of understanding current events across various campuses and the nation. The Asian American Affairs Specialist will write statements of support, press releases, and other statements on behalf of ECAASU. This person shall be in charge of keeping the National Board updated about relevant AAPI issues. This position also includes researching statements for ECAASU to sign on to, track public policy issues that may affect the AAPI community, and research and provide reports and recommendations to the National Board.

The  Advocacy Research Analyst will develop public research reports for dissemination to ECAASU’s community members. This person shall lead research programs and projects that advance the Asian American student narrative

COMMUNICATIONS

The Director of Communications leads the Communications Team, overseeing the release of all public communications such social media posts, blog posts, and email digests. This person is responsible for brand brand management of materials produced, events put on, and the website, including overseeing the development of graphics standards In addition, the Director of Communications will work closely with their team to produce consistent and relevant social media, editorials, newsletters and an up to date website.  This position will create a communications plan for the year, which will include an editorial calendar and how to increase ECAASU’s social media presence, email list, website views, and earned media impressions from bloggers and journalist while spearheading graphics standards

The Graphic Designer works closely with the Director of Communications to manage ECAASU’s brand image and streamline graphic standards across external outlets, including but not limited to the website, press releases, social media and merchandise. In addition, the individual will develop visually-appealing communication for ECAASU across all National Board teams (and Conference / BoD teams, as needed). The role is collaborative across team, fielding design requests. Previous relevant experience in graphic design (i.e., Adobe Photoshop and InDesign), highly preferred.

The Social Media Coordinator will create and/or collect social media posts, post social media posts on a schedule and respond to comments/questions on all of ECAASU’s social media. In addition to managing the social media post schedule for particular team-related work, the Social Media Coordinator will also maintain activity on all social media platforms when necessary under the specific direction of the Director of Communication.

The Managing Editor must be a person with a strong writing background that can support in editing all ECAASU public communications: press releases, newsletters, blogs, and etc. This position is in charge of coordinating the ECAASU Editorial Blog and managing the ECAASU newsletter consistently throughout the year. The Managing Editor will also be responsible for editing and proofreading all external communications documents (i.e. flyers, sponsorship packets, programs, etc.) for grammar, style, organization and consistency.

The Communications Coordinator will work with the Director of Communications to oversee all new or continuing communications initiatives. This position shall provide support to the Social Media coordinator and the Managing Editor through assisting with coordinating social media efforts and maintaining the ECAASU Editorial. The Communications Coordinator’s primary role is to further expand the work that is being doing on the communications team and assist with auxiliary tasks relevant to the communications team.

DEVELOPMENT

The Director of Development leads the Development Team and goals and is responsible of overseeing grants, maintaining the sponsorship and partnership relationships of ECAASU, and creating the fundraising campaigns and projects. This position will be in charge of making sure ECAASU has the proper funding for its projects and events. A few of the current projects are the 40th Anniversary celebrations, the donation Campaign and the Holiday Benefit Concert. The Director will also work closely with the Executive Team and other teams in the creation and maintenance of the upcoming year’s budget.

The Fundraising Coordinator will create Sponsorship Packets for the National Board and assist with the Conference sponsorship packet. This position will keep record of sponsors and partners, search for potential sponsors, ensure compatibility with ECAASU’s mission and vision, and track objectives set by sponsors and partners.

The Special Events Coordinator is the point of contact for event planning for ECAASU. These events include the Youth Summit, Holiday Benefit Concert, and other ad hoc events such as the 40th Anniversary celebration. The Special Events Coordinator will be responsible for logistics of the special events and work closely with the Fundraising Coordinator, if necessary. If events are directly relevant to particular teams (i.e. the Advocacy Team), the Special Events Coordinator will work closely with the relevant team/individual ensure that their content matches the logistics they is planning. In addition, this individual will work to develop the event’s budget to ensure that appropriate funding exists for the event. Recommended experience in event-planning.

The Development Coordinator shall work with the Director of Development to manage new fundraising projects and assist with the development of a donor profiles. This position shall also assist with any additional fundraising initiatives and support the special events coordinators with the logistics of any even in an auxiliary capacity. In addition, the Development Coordinator shall spearhead outreach initiatives to ECAASU Alumni.

OUTREACH

The Director of Outreach leads the Outreach Team and maintains relationships with Affiliate Organizations, High School Fellows, and other partners. The Director of Outreach will also work with the other teams including the Conference Committee for any relevant programming specific to affiliate organizations, campus ambassadors, the Trailblazer Award,  Conference Bid Process, etc.

The Campus Tour Coordinator oversees the application process of the Campus Tours, works with organizations and student leaders to piece together tour details, and works to train National Board members volunteering to participate in the tour. This individual will also work closely with an Advocacy coordinator to help develop workshops and programming that an enhance the campus tour experience.

The Affiliate Organizations Coordinator serves as the main point of contact with affiliate organizations. This position is responsible for organizing, tracking, and communication with organizations affiliated with ECAASU. This person is also responsible for researching and connecting with new organizations  for ECAASU to partner with in the future. Establish and oversees contest(s) for affiliated student organizations to give them a platform for recognition. Engage with community organizations for potential collaborative projects. Manage and Coordinate all National and regional affiliate summits and meetings.

The High School Development Leadership Program Coordinator will facilitate and mentor our High School fellows in our High School Development Leadership Program (HSDLP). This person shall develop curriculum that is inclusive of AAPI advocacy, professional development, and leadership training. This person shall coordinate with high schools across the east coast to recruit and  develop the growth of High School students within the program.

The Outreach Coordinator shall oversee and manage the Trailblazer award and Conference Bid Process. This position shall reach out  to potentially interested bid groups, help interested bid groups with their inquiries about hosting an ECAASU conference. This position shall also work closely with the Director of Outreach to plan and execute new initiatives that are reflective of the mission and goals of ECAASU.