AAPI Data, a nationally recognized publisher of demographic data and policy research on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, is pleased to announce a new opening for a managing director, a full-time staff position that can be held remotely anywhere in the United States. Priority deadline for applications is Thursday, January 13, 2022.
This job posting is part of a new growth phase for AAPI Data (AAPI Data 2.0), which recently hired a data and community partnership specialist and expanded its leadership team with the addition of a Dr. Ninez Ponce as senior researcher and Dr. Janelle Wong as co-director. As we build up our organization, we are grateful for support from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Data project at the University of California, Riverside seeks a Managing Director who works in close coordination with the co-directors, senior researchers, staff of AAPI Data, as well as partners that include community organizations, research centers, government agencies, private philanthropy, and news organizations. The Managing Director is responsible for coordinating operations, designing and implementing strategic plans that include fundraising, budgeting, and personnel allocation, and supervising the work of staff engaged in a variety of projects and initiatives.
The Managing Director is expected to have excellent communication skills, including drafting reports, grant proposals, and press releases. The Managing Director is also expected to demonstrate excellent project management skills, possess a track record of overseeing multiple streams of work, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. A strong attention to detail, and the ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines are required. This is a two-year position, with renewal based on performance and the availability of additional funding. Candidates selected for interview will be required to submit a writing sample. The budgeted hiring range for this position is up to approximately $115,000.
AAPI Data’s reputation—among journalists, government agencies, community organizations, and scholars—is built on data, research, and narratives that are accurate, compelling, and timely. Over the next few months, the team expects to add two new full-time staff members and a research fellow that will enable the program to better serve community organizations, policy makers, journalists, researchers, and the general public. Since 2018, the program has organized its work along the principles of DNA: Data, Narrative, Action, aiming for meaningful improvements in policies, practices, and investments that serve AAPI communities.