Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow

The Senior Fellow will be responsible for developing strategies, analysis, and education on telecommunications, technology, and media diversity.

The Position

The Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow (“Senior Fellow”) will be primarily responsible for developing and providing public policy research, strategies, analysis, and education on telecommunications, technology, and media diversity.  An advocate for fair and equal representation of Asian Americans in the media and fair and equal access to telecommunications and technology law and policy, the Senior Fellow will work to advocate for reforms that will benefit the broader Asian American community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Act as thought partner to the Vice President, Policy and Programs on issues related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity.
  • Work closely with the Executive Team, all organization staff, and board of directors to provide leadership and direction in setting budgets, program goals and strategies, advancing new ideas and innovation that align with our organizational mission and strategic plan.

Plan and Strategize Activities Related to Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Diversity

  • In consultation with the Vice President, Policy and Programs, identify, organize and implement strategies related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;
  • Work with key legislators and executive branch officials to advance fair laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies that benefit the Asian American community;
  • Provide public policy research and analysis on issues related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;
  • Monitor and analyze legislation, regulations, and other policy developments; prepare testimony, comments, and other relevant material;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic communications plans related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity; including providing content support, responding to press inquiries and making public speaking appearances as necessary and appropriate.

Develop, Implement and Maintain External Relationships and Partnerships

  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with affiliates and the relevant legal and advocacy groups within the civil rights and Asian American communities nationally and locally;
  • Develop community education materials; conduct community outreach and education;
  • Coordinate program planning and implementation with Advancing Justice | AAJC affiliates to identify areas for potential legislative or administrative reform.

Fundraising

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a development supported growth strategy for telecommunications, technology, and media diversity, including the identification of donor prospects through work with peer organizations and other professional contacts;
  • Assist with fundraising, grants management, and relationship management with funders and supporters;
  • Work with the finance and development teams to craft project budgets and contribute to the development of grant proposals relating to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;
  • Provide content/information for donor communications and materials (donor newsletters, action alerts, special reports from the executive director, social media postings, etc.); and
  • Attend meetings with prospects/donors as necessary and appropriate.

General Advancing Justice | AAJC Roles

  • Live and exhibit the Core Values of Advancing Justice | AAJC, by contributing to an environment that promotes trust, teamwork, and transparency among staff, board, National Advisory Council, affiliates, and community partners.
  • Contribute to, establish and follow policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC are implemented.
  • Participate fully in, and lead decision- making processes; understand outcomes and be accountable for decisions made in, or affecting his/her area.
  • Understand the values and principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC and apply them fully in work responsibilities.
  • Participate in other activities and serve on ad hoc committees as requested.
  • Attend and contribute to Advancing Justice | AAJC and board of directors meetings.
  • Willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in Public Policy or a Juris Doctorate Degree preferred.
  • Two-three years of relevant experience working in government or an advocacy organization preferred.  

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to operationalize vision, think strategically, creatively problem solve, and exercise good judgment.
  • Successful track record of forging alliances, working in coalitions, and moving people to take collective action.
  • Facilitative and collaborative leadership style with strong people skills.
  • Experience working with diverse groups from various sectors ranging from grassroots to policy institutions.
  • Fundraising experience, including building and developing relationships.
  • Excellent communicator and writer with experience as a spokesperson who can articulate messages to different audiences, including the media.
  • Strong supervisory skills and experience with proven ability to manage, coach and mentor staff and work collegially with management team members.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments is necessary.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications, technology, and media diversity issues, particularly as they pertain to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Experience navigating administrative and legislative processes.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, and help to oversee a comprehensive program. 

How to Apply

Send resume with references, short writing sample, and a cover letter to Hiring Manager at hiring@advancingjustice-aajc.org.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is an equal opportunity employer.