World Journal - 150th Anniversary RxR Chinese Workers Celebration

by Richard Hoang 21. May 2015 15:14

Check out this exciting article written by World Journal about the 150th Anniversary Chinese Railroad Workers Celebration in Sacramento, CA! 

Article :

ISSUU - Asian Pacific American | News & Review

by Kevin Menardo 13. May 2015 15:56

Read the latest issue of APA News & Review here:

APAPA Bay Area 2015 Internship Program

by Derek SooHoo 6. May 2015 13:45

APAPA Bay Area 2015 Internship Program

Application Deadline:
Friday, May 22, 2015
     The APAPA Bay Area College Summer Internship Program in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland area is designed to prepare college students of Asian Pacific Islander background to become future leaders in the State of California. The program provides an opportunity for students to work in the offices of elected official and policy offices across the Bay Area as staff interns, and develop their leadership skills, gain public policy experience and become civically engaged.  




The internship program will help interns develop:


  • Political awareness and civic engagement
  • An understanding of the government and the legislative processes
  • Professional and leadership growth
  • Networking opportunities with elected officials and community leaders


     The program is open to all undergraduate college students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, community service, and academic performance.




If you have any questions, please contact:
Patricia Cheng, Internship Coordinator


Nepal Earthquake Relief

by Sokie Hul 30. April 2015 18:29
Dear APAPA Members & Friends,
Please help support the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund to help the thousands of people affected by the devastating disaster. You can safely and securely text-to-donate to the organizations below to provide assistance to those in need today. No amount is too small and every donation makes a difference.


Thank you, 
APAPA National Headquarters


AT&T Nepal Relief

AT&T is implementing international calling and texting relief efforts for its U.S. wireless and wireline customers trying to connect with loved ones in Nepal, following the recent devastating earthquake.


AT&T will not charge customers for text messages or International long distance usage from AT&T phones from the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Nepal from April 25, 2015 through May 16, 2015 - it is our hope that family members can quickly connect with loved ones in the region as soon as possible.


This applies to all calls and texts placed by AT&T postpaid and GoPhone prepaid wireless customers, as well as any direct dial calls made by our wireline and U-verse voice customers between April 25, 2015 and May 16, 2015.


Customers looking to provide assistance to those in need can text-to-donate to the organizations below. Donations sent via text-to-donate are added to a customers' monthly wireless bill.

  • UNICEF: text "NEPAL" to 864233 to make a $10 donation
  • Save the Children: text "NEPAL" to 20222 to make a $10 donation
  • World Vision: text "NEPAL" to 777444 to make a $10 donation
  • HOPE Worldwide: text "HOPEWW" to 80077 to make a $10 donation
  • Operation USA: text "AID" to 50555 to make a $10 donation
  • World Food Program USA: text "AID" to 2722 to make a $10 donation
  • Global Giving: text "GIVE NEPAL" to 80088 to make a $10 donation
  • Operation Blessing International: text "URGENT" to make a $10 donation
  • Real Medicine Inc.: text "REALMED" to 50555 to make a $10 donation

See more at:

Entry Level Bilingual CSR: Premium languages Needed: Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Cambodian - Greater Sacramento Area

by Derek SooHoo 30. April 2015 13:13

Entry Level Bilingual CSR: 

Premium languages Needed:  Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Cambodian

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

High School diploma, GED, or equivalent certification; one years of experience in the field or related area; computer literacy with the ability to quickly learn new software programs; demonstrated ability to follow procedures and meet quality and production standards set for the position or equivalent; excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously; ability to work as a team member, as well as independently; and computer literacy with the ability to quickly learn new software programs.  Preferred qualifications include experience in a health or human services field dealing with the public in a call center environment; and bilingual fluency in English and one of these commonly spoken languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Cambodian, Korean, Arabic, Vietnamese (30 positions to fill)



  • Responds to inbound 800-line calls and completes outbound support calls, provides responses to questions, and in specific instances, refers callers to the appropriate supervisor, county or state agency representatives for service and/or when problems or concerns occur.
  • Assists beneficiaries by completing enrollment transaction request transactions, as applicable.


  • Maintains updated knowledge of the HCO program, including its policies and procedures as referenced in the employee manual and other policies adopted by corporate, the project and/or client and as referenced in desk procedures for the position.
  • Maintains knowledge of contract compliance provisions of the project and meets those provisions that are applicable to this job position.
  • Follows policies and procedures applicable to the position.
  • Maintains updated knowledge of managed care plans that are available to beneficiaries in their service area.
  • Assists beneficiaries in enrolling/disenrolling in managed care plans.
  • Assists beneficiaries with medical exemptions and waiver inquiries.
  • Provides beneficiaries with status of enrollment/disenrollment, medical exemptions, and waivers.
  • Meets Production and Quality Assurance goals as defined for this position.


Senior Bilingual CSR

Folsom, CA 95630

Senior Client Service Representatives (CSR) will spend nearly 100% of their time on the phone and will respond to 80-100 beneficiary inquiries via phone daily. We are seeking ambitious, bilingual individuals with excellent listening and verbal communication skills, providing First Contact Resolution on every call. CSRs must be able to adapt and respond quickly to a dynamic work environment with many policy changes. CSRs are the primary contacts for our beneficiaries therefore are required to handle each beneficiary call with a friendly, courteous touch while adhering to production and quality goals.

Successful CSRs demonstrate self-motivation, a positive attitude, have ability to work well on a team and have a solid work history. They are receptive to coaching and feedback and have the desire to work in a fast paced environment. Predictable and reliable attendance is essential for the success of this position.

This position provides paid 4 week training which will be held Monday through Friday 8am – 5pm. During this time, you must demonstrate your ability to be successful by adhering to a strict attendance policy (no absences or late arrivals, including lunches and breaks). Your success will be measured on your ability to demonstrate comprehension of the training material during one week of training lab time. (25 positions to fill).


Minimum Qualifications

·         2 years of customer service experience, preferably in a contact center

·         1 year computer experience

·         High school diploma or GED

·         Strong PC skills—ability to navigate the internet/intranet

·         Ability to provide positive customer experience

·         Ability to work cohesively within a team oriented environment

·         Ability to accept coaching and implement feedback received


Job Responsibilities:

1.       Answer inbound and outbound calls—responding to beneficiary inquiries with most current information

2.       Stay current on all program, policy and procedure changes

3.       Process enrollment and disenrollment transactions in CRM

4.       Contribute to the success of the project by meeting production and quality goals

5.       Maintain most current knowledge of the HCO program Quality Manual

        6.       May be required to perform other duties as assigned by management

Career & Internship Opportunities

by Kevin Menardo 17. April 2015 15:26

City of Seattle

Ethnic Media & Communications Specialist

Seattle, Wash.



$66,231.36 - $77,151.60 Annually



City Hall, 600 4th Ave., Seattle, Wash.



Civil Service Exempt, Regular, Full-time






Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs



Not Represented






The Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) was established in 2012 with the mission to facilitate the successful integration of immigrants and refugees into Seattle’s civic, economic, cultural, and linguistic life. To realize our goals and objectives, we have an opportunity to bring in a talented and experienced Ethnic Media & Communications Specialist who will work with the OIRA team to develop and implement programs that build equity for immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle and establish Seattle as a leader in immigrant integration.


Reporting to the OIRA Director, you will utilize your ethnic media, communications, marketing and community engagement expertise to develop and implement program initiatives that will strengthen immigrant and refugee communities. The purpose of the Ethnic Media & Communications program is to build our capacity to engage immigrant and ethnic communities and to improve the City’s ability to deliver excellent services to these same communities who often, because of language and other barriers, have difficulty accessing information and services from the City. This program is one of the largest in the country and aims to strategically bring together communications and relationship management to create a holistic approach to community engagement.


You will be successful in this role if you:

Have a passion for:

·         Advocating for the needs and priorities of immigrant and refugee populations

·         Collaborating with a cross-functional team to generate positive outcomes

·         Actively build long-term relationships with the community

·         Supporting social justice initiatives for equity and access

·         Driving results and encouraging innovation


Have the ability to:

Strategize, Manage, Create

·         Create holistic marketing, communications and engagement campaigns, strategies and products to improve the City’s ability to communicate with and engage immigrant and refugee communities

·         Create and implement program workplans to achieve OIRA and City goals

·         Manage and create content for redesign of OIRA website, as well as a broad array of engagement platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

·         Write press releases, media advisories, blog stories, web content and social media updates

·         Communicate clearly and effectively through presentations and written materials to community leaders, elected officials and other stakeholders

·         Manage communications consultants to achieve stated deliverables and timelines as directed by OIRA Director

·         Act as OIRA’s Public Information Officer and represent OIRA to the Mayor’s Office and City departments

·         Act as OIRA’s Public Disclosure Officer


Manage Relationships & Engage Communities

·         Demonstrate knowledge of ethnic media and the challenges and opportunities with existing publications and programs in Seattle

·         Build and manage long-term relationships with reporters and ethnic media representatives

·         Engage the Mayor’s Office to develop rapport and relationship with ethnic media representatives

·         Connect and partner with ethnic media and engagement leaders in the immigrant integration field regionally and nationally

·         Demonstrate strategic knowledge of the immigrant and refugee community infrastructure, including business, as well as neighborhood associations, faith, service and social organizations


Increase City Capacity to Serve and Engage

·         Partner with City Public Information Officers (PIOs) and City departments

·         Develop training tools and resources to improve the City’s ability to provide information to and deliver excellent services to immigrant and refugee communities

·         Use customer management tools such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Be Accountable & Responsive

·         Adapt quickly to changing situations and points of view

·         Solve problems while thinking strategically to anticipate all potential outcomes

·         Exercise a high degree of responsiveness, individual accountability and attention to deadlines

·         Enjoy a high degree of interaction with others

·         Able to work independently and collaboratively



In addition to the qualities mentioned above, you will need to possess all of the below required qualifications (or a combination of education, training or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):

·         A Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field

·         2 years of professional experience in journalism, marketing, public relations or other field involving communications, marketing, relationship management and community engagement



 5 years working on programs specific to ethnic media, communications, community engagement

 5 years of professional experience in journalism, marketing, public relations or other field involving communications, marketing, relationship management and community engagement



This position is classified as a Public Relations Specialist, Senior.



Please submit your application, cover letter and resume The City of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs values diverse perspectives and life experiences; people of color, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you have questions please contact Lindsey King The job will be open until filled.








If you are unable to apply on-line you may submit a paper application by the closing date to our office. OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT: Seattle Municipal Tower 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5400 Seattle, WA 98104 206-684-8088


The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace. Accommodations for people with disabilities are provided on request. The City is a Drug Free Workplace



Congresswoman Judy Chu (27th District)

Staff Assistant

San Gabriel Valley Area, Calif.



Staff Assistant acts as the face of the Member/District Office when constituents visit the office. This position’s primary responsibilities include answering phones, greeting constituents,

sorting incoming mail, writing correspondence, supervising intern staff, and other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of the San Gabriel Valley and the 27th District is a plus, but not required.



·         Professional telephone manner;

·         Excellent organizational skills with thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

·         Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and

·         Knowledge of legislative process and of House organization and procedures;

·         Knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments

·         Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and

·         professional manner.

·         Strong oral and written communication skills; Bilingual ability in Mandarin is desirable.

·         Knowledge of office computer applications and equipments; in particular proficiency in Word Processing programs



·         Answers and screens telephone calls for the Member and other staff members and takes

·         messages;

·         Maintains the office answering machine or voice mail;

·         Greets and screens visitors;

·         Responds to constituent requests;

·         Manages the Internship Program for District Office;

·         Maintains handout literature regarding the district and the House;

·         Performs general typing and administrative assignments;

·         Performs other administrative and legislative duties as assigned.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit your cover letter and resume to Ms. Becky Cheng, District Director via email or fax 626-304-0132.

No phone inquiries please!



Time Warner

TWCIP – Marketing and Digital Media Intern

New York


From Time-Warner.



Corporate Media


Area of Interest



Requisition #:



Company Overview

Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks and film and TV entertainment, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide on a multi-platform basis.


Our operating divisions, Home Box Office, Inc., Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. share a dedication to light up the world’s screens with the best storytelling, across technological frontiers and geographic boundaries. They maintain unrivaled reputations as homes for creativity and excellence, with brands and leading scale that attract the best talent and ideas, and allow creative talent and journalists to realize their visions and share them with the world.



At Time Warner we're committed to the development of the next generation of talent.  The Corporate Internship Program is currently seeking top-tier, diverse graduate and undergraduate students for an opportunity to intern at our corporate headquarters and work on challenging projects in the areas of Marketing, Development, and Digital Media as well as participate in various leadership development seminars.


Applications for Time Warner’s Marketing and Digital Media internships will be considered for multiple roles across marketing, development, and communications teams. Roles may include but are not limited to the following job responsibilities:

·         Multiplatform Marketing

·         Print and Digital Media Design

·         Event / Program Management

·         Social Media Management

·         Corporate Social Responsibility

·         Web Design

·         Corporate Communications

·         Video Production

·         User Experience & Design


Additional program perks include but are not limited to:

·         Meeting executives across divisions HBO, Warner Bros., and Turner Broadcasting in a leadership speaker series

·         Senior mentorship

·         Professional development workshops and seminars

·         Competitive salary

·         An experience unlike any other working in New York City



The approximate dates of this internship are June 2015 through August 2015. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Interns must provide their own housing and transportation throughout the duration of the internship.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

Time Warner is an equal opportunity employer and seeks interns from a range of experiences that reflect diversity in gender, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds.


For details and to apply, visit:


California State University, Northridge

Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Northridge, Calif.


From California State University – Northridge VP for Advancement and President of the Foundation Robert Gunsalus.  Northridge is a suburban area northwest of downtown Los Angeles.  It is part of the city of Los Angeles.



California State University, Northridge (CSUN), a vibrant and global University located in Los Angeles, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.


CSUN has made growing philanthropic support an institutional priority, and this is an opportunity to lead a team that is experiencing growth in its resources and results. To better position CSUN to engage its alumni base of nearly 300,000, the alumni relations and development departments were recently merged into one unified department, setting the stage to fully integrate these newly joined areas for progressive and continued success.


This is an extraordinary position for someone who is excited about the opportunity to innovate, collaborate, build, and lead. CSUN is seeking a seasoned professional with substantial experience working in all phases of development operations, including capital campaigns, and positioning an institution to succeed in its philanthropic efforts. She or he will be an effective manager of people and resources and demonstrate competence in designing, planning, and managing successful fundraising and alumni programs, preferably in a higher education setting.


The Associate Vice President will be the chief development officer for the University and work in close partnership with an outstanding Advancement leadership team as well as campus leaders, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and alumni to continue to build upon the significant energy and support the division currently enjoys. Providing leadership for a growing team of over 35 professionals, the Associate Vice President will engage, manage, and develop synergies and a sense of cohesion among a dedicated staff in support of departmental and institution-wide goals.


A four-year degree, or its equivalent, is required; a master’s degree is preferred. The Associate Vice President should possess the equivalent of seven years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in a development and alumni program within a university or comparable institution with four of the seven years in a managerial role. Executive level leadership in a comparable setting with similar functions will be considered.


Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a professional resume, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile available at, and the names and contact information of five references. This search will be conducted with the utmost respect for confidentiality and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the University’s consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D. and Amy Crutchfield


California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.

First Mien Mayor in the United States

by Derek SooHoo 30. March 2015 15:29

Please see the article below regarding Kathy Chao Rothberg, the first Mien Mayor in the United States, courtesy of Ladybrille Magazine.

Chinese Immigrant Denied Law License Gets One, 125 Years Later

by Derek SooHoo 23. March 2015 16:57

Please follow the link below regarding NBC's Emil Guillermo's article about the Chinese Immigrant who was denied a law license, and how posthumously he obtained one.

Click here to read about it!


Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association - Summer 2015 Internship

by Kevin Menardo 9. March 2015 17:44

Application Guidelines

About the Internship

  • Full-time, 10-week internship in a state legislative or state agency office;
  • $1,000 stipend;
  • Dedicated mentorship; and,
  • Personalized curriculum to public policy interest(s).


Applicants must:

  • Be a college junior or senior (not by unit standing).
  • Demonstrate exemplary commitment to public service.
  • Be available to work full-time for the duration of the 10-week summer internship program.
  • Have good academic standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Materials

1. Personal Statement.

  • The personal statement may not exceed 2 pages.
  • The format must be 1-inch margins, Times New Roman 12 point font, and double spaced.
  • We are interested in learning about you, your aspirations, and your interest in becoming an APSEA Foundation sponsored-APICA summer intern. Please use the three pages to convey your perspective, personality, and your writing ability. Share an experience that first sparked your interest in public policy. How does this internship fit within your interests in public service? What specific skills do you wish to gain or refine? Is there a specific policy area that interests you?
  • Please proofread your statement, as grammatical or typographical errors may weaken your application.

2. Resume.

3. Two letters of recommendation.

  • One letter cannot be from a Member or employee of the California Legislature.

4. Unofficial transcript(s) from each college and university attended.

5. Submit application materials to

Selection Process

  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Late March/Early April: Acceptance letters sent to selected interns.
  • June: Class of interns begin their internship in Sacramento.


The Asian Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization comprised of legislative staffers, lobbyists and advocates, as well as other Asian Pacific Islander (API) professionals in the Capitol community. Through leadership training programs, informative sessions with API leaders, and annual receptions, APICA serves as a support network that promotes API staff recruitment and development, and connects its members to the local API community.

11th Annual Capitol Internship Award & Scholarship Fundraising Gala

by Kevin Menardo 3. March 2015 10:27

Join us for the 11th Annual Capitol Internship Award & Scholarship Fundraising Gala on Saturday, April 11th at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento!

To RSVP or for more information, please contact APAPA National Headquarters at or call 916-928-9988 ext. 100.

Click here for our event flyer and sponsorship form.

Volunteer Opportunities

by Kevin Menardo 27. February 2015 11:30

1.       Job Fair:  Thursday, March 12th @ Bayside Church in Mid-Town 10AM-1PM

·We need 4+ volunteers to help with transportation to & from event ~9:30AM – 1:30PM

·Breakfast and lunch will be provided

·Sign-up sheet can be found in the Intern Nook

2.       Spring Fundraiser: Warehouse Artist Loft in Mid-Town

·We need volunteers to help assist during event

·Contact Mark ( if interested

3.       Mommy & Me ESL: Wednesdays from 10:30AM-12:30PM

·We are looking for female volunteers

·Contact Kara ( if interested 

4.       Future Success Workshop: Saturday, February 28th 10AM-1PM

·This workshop is for clients who have a higher education and want to pursue such jobs in America

·Contact Kara ( if interested


Other Announcements:

1.       We are in need of transportation assistance with medical appointments!! If you are willing to help out with transportation, please email Zarmina ( your availability 

2.       Please check your (gmail, yahoo, etc.) emails for an inquiry from Lauren Kuvakos about your schedules & end dates for tracking/recruitment purposes OR, if your schedule/end date has changed, please send her your updated availability (


Mark Silva | Volunteer & Intern Program Coordinator

International Rescue Committee Sacramento | California 

2020 Hurley Way, Suite 395 | Sacramento, CA  95825 | T 916 482 0120 ext 312 | F 916 482 8806


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Job Opening - Department of Justice - Deputy Attorney General

by Derek SooHoo 13. February 2015 14:05

The California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, is committed to recruiting and maintaining an excellent and diverse workforce.  Please share the following link to a current Job Opportunity Bulletin with members of your organization and others who may be interested in working with a premier public-sector employer: and/or

Please note - Candidates from outside state service must take the civil service exam for the classification they are applying for.  You may find the following links helpful for obtaining more information about DOJ recruitment and civil service requirements and examinations:

Capitol Daybook Job Listings

by Derek SooHoo 13. February 2015 14:05

Passantino Andersen Communications Account Executive/ Coordinator: Passantino Andersen Communications is a strategic communications firm that operates throughout Southern California. We currently seek qualified candidates to fill an account service position within our Lancaster office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 to 2 years of experience in public affairs, community relations, grassroots advocacy or related disciplines. The ideal candidate must be personable, flexible, resilient and able to hit the ground running. This is a position that the successful candidate can grow with as they “learn the ropes” at this industry-leading firm. Although this position will operate primarily out of our corporate headquarters in Lancaster, California, local travel may be required. The position includes a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), performance-based commission, health benefits, and a tremendous opportunity to grow your career with a rapidly growing industry leader. To apply, please email your resume and complete compensation history to (3/13/15)

California Special Districts Association Public Affairs Field Coordinators (one Northern California & one Southern California): Local liaison to special districts, key decision-makers, press and public-at-large. Provide strategic link between CSDA’s activities in the State Capitol and the local region. Emphasis on communications, coalition-building, grassroots mobilization, and relationship building. $50k-$80k. CalPERS. Learn more and apply HERE. (2/26/15)

Twenty Million Minds Foundation Policy Analyst: Twenty Million Minds has an immediate opening for a full-time Policy Analyst. The analyst will support a range of education initiatives through data analysis, program assessments, project evaluation, and technical assistance. Maintain and establish relationships with local and state government offices, and their appropriate staffs. Identify local, state, and national policy issues of interest to the Foundation, and develop and execute an overall strategic plan for evaluating these issues. Position is located in Pasadena. Learn more and apply HERE. (2/26/15)

California Bankers Association Events Administrative Coordinator: Manages conference registration database, conference material production and onsite event staff support. Customer service, website, and database experience required. Competitive salary plus benefits. Learn more and apply HERE. (2/26/15)

SEIU Local 1000 Senior Union Represetnative/Organizer: Seeking an organizer who lives and breathes worksite organizing. If you’re passionate about organizing, a tireless advocate, and excel at both strategy and tactics of influencing others towards collective action, please apply. The ideal candidate will want to become a dedicated union organizer, be creative in identifying leaders, mobilizing volunteers, and want to become an expert at running campaigns. We are looking for energetic, hardworking staff who are committed to real change, who believe in the value of work and the value of public services, and who want to be part of the team that wins for workers, their families, and their communities. Position is located in Sacramento.Learn more and apply HERE. (2/26/15)

American Jewish Committee Regional Director: The Regional Director of AJC’s San Francisco’s Regional Office will provide dynamic, visionary creative leadership to: Establish a highly visible presence for AJC in the Diplomatic Community, in other Jewish communal organizations, and the community at large. Advance AJC’s global advocacy agenda at the state and local level. Recruit, develop, and inspire lay leaders. Grow the annual fundraising campaign. The Regional Director must possess enthusiasm, drive, and the ability to translate his/her own and others’ passions into effective actions. Position is located in San Francisco. Learn more and apply HERE. (2/26/15)

SalesMuscle Region Manager, Government Relations: We are seeking a Regional Manager responsible for Government Relations activities in Southern California specifically focused in Los Angeles County. This territory may also extend to other areas of Southern California including, but not limited to, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Ideal candidates should have a recent track record of successful government relations experience, public policy development and effective communications. Position is located in the Los Angeles area.Learn more and apply HERE. (2/26/15)

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Job Opening - Department of Justice - Deputy Attorney General

by Derek SooHoo 13. February 2015 14:00

The California Department of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, is committed to recruiting and maintaining an excellent and diverse workforce.  Please share the following link to a current Job Opportunity Bulletin with members of your organization and others who may be interested in working with a premier public-sector employer: and/or

Please note - Candidates from outside state service must take the civil service exam for the classification they are applying for.  You may find the following links helpful for obtaining more information about DOJ recruitment and civil service requirements and examinations:

Career and Internship Opportunities - Denver, New York, Akron, Ohio; and, Washington, D.C.

by Derek SooHoo 12. February 2015 10:55





Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing Specialist, Marketing Lead




From Ms. Nelly Chang at DISH Network, LLC.


The DISH International team is accountable for the strategy, growth, and P&L across all of its language platforms.  For more than 15 years, DISH has been the pioneer in International Content for U.S. ethnic markets including: Hindi, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu, Brazilian, Polish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and many others.


We have a robust content delivery model and significant exclusive content.  This enables DISH to lead content trends and subscriber preferences to continue to delight consumers with ongoing technological advancements across various platforms for content viewing.  This is an exciting time to be part of the DISH International business as there is renewed focus on continuing to grow and expand the business.


Job Duties and Responsibilities: 


This role can also be structured as either an Assistant Brand Manager or Senior Assistant Brand Manager role depending on the experience of the candidate. 

The Assistant Brand Manager has responsibility for the satellite US, and the focus of the role will be to execute the strategy and plan to grow new subscribers and retain existing subscribers.  The Assistant Brand Manager will be measured on customer acquisition numbers, revenue, subscriber count, and brand metrics. 


Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

·         Execute strategy, programming packaging and pricing recommendations to meet business targets

·         Grow the subscriber base by aggressively driving new activations as well as retain existing customer base by focusing on customer satisfaction and user experience of our product

·         Drive metrics across all other functional areas including operations

·         Coordinate marketing and programmer/partner relationships

·         Execute strategic initiatives, including promotional strategy, external business partnerships, and technology initiatives to drive business growth

·         Leverage consumer insights to deliver breakthrough, integrated marketing plans that build the business and the DISH brand.


Skills - Experience and Requirements:

This is a high-energy role that requires a skill-set beyond being fluent in the ethic language. This is a role for a well-rounded business person who has a bias for action and can hit the ground running and drive results immediately. This role is challenging given the dynamic market landscape and new marketing challenges, and will allow the right candidate the opportunity to make a big impact in a short time as they grow an important market segment for DISH.  A successful Assistant Brand Manager will have the following:

·         Must be proficient in any of the ethnic languages Hindi, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu, Brazilian, Polish, Mandarin, Cantonese and have a clear understanding of the ethnic community; additionally, strong verbal and written English communications skills are required

·         Bachelor’s degree from a top tiered four-year college or university and 2 - 4 years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience; MBA highly desirable

·         Ability to influence and collaborate across various functional groups including operations, sales, distribution, marketing, finance, programming and legal.  Strong interpersonal skills that encourage team partnership and promote enthusiasm

·         Must be results oriented and have an understanding of metrics and data and experience working with agencies is preferred; Prior product or brand management experience is preferred

·         Embrace consumer shopping and buying behaviors across multiple platforms to manage the entire marketing funnel to drive consumer preference of DISH International as their entertainment provider of choice

·         Thrive in a fast-paced and ever changing environment with a high capacity to multi-task and handle tight deadlines on a daily basis.

Nelly Chang

Direct Marketing

DISH Network L.L.C.

9601 South Meridian Blvd.  |  Englewood, CO  |  80112



Han Media

Interns, Paid, Part-time

New York

From Ms. Nancy Moran of The ALTRA Group.


Ms. Yuhan Liu, liuyuhan


Introduction of Han Media

Han Media is a media/communications firm that produces magazines/books and video content for a number of leading media channels in China. Han Media also hosts upscale events for Chinese professionals in real estate, finance, education and culture for them to better connect with their American counterparts. Now Han Media is looking for qualified and responsible interns to start immediately.


·         Assist Chief-Editor with editorial work and research; Maintain a wechat account: mainly publish 1-2 articles per week (Intern's responsibility does not include writing)

·         Maintain social media platforms (Wechat, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)


·         Media related or marketing major preferred;

·         Outstanding (Chinese/English) writing skills;

·         10-12 hours per week at Han's primary office in Times Square;

·         First three months are unpaid, but payment will start once candidates pass probation


·         $10/hour after two months' probation

·         Interview opportunities with high-profile individuals;

·         Opportunity to organize and participate upscale events and expand personal network;

·         Great learning experience of journalism, publishing and video production




Global Internal Communications Manager - HR  

Akron, Ohio

From Ms. Susan C. Rink (via Ms. Racquel White).


Develop and execute internal communication programs across Goodyear for the purpose of improving business alignment and employee satisfaction.

Focus on developing content for organization that you support from a Communications perspective. Collaborate with other content owners to ensure messages are aligned with business priorities. Measure effectiveness of communication efforts.


·         This position requires the following skills: Critical Thinking - Uncover root causes and key obstacles behind client needs, Core Writing - Select writing and content based on desired stakeholder reaction, Communication Coaching and Teaching - providing counsel to manager and senior leaders, Audience Understanding - understand stakeholder motivations and preferences.

·         Prior experience in Project Management - Develop schedules and effectively delegate tasks, and Communications Measurement - setup metrics at the onset of an initiative - is required.

·         Strategic Agility - Willing to explore different paths to achieve an outcome.

·         Bachelor's Degree in Communications required.

·         Master's Degree in Communications or related field preferred.

·         10 - 15 years of experience in Communication.

·         This position requires experience in the following areas: 1) writing 2) website creation 3) use of social media 4)understanding of statistics and measurement tools 5) directing production of video content.


Tasks Increase use of video in communication with associates.

·         Identify measurement tools and provide regular reports on effectiveness of communication initiatives.

·         Document internal communication processes and keep a "center of excellence" for Internal Communication best practices.

·         Continue excitement of Akron associates for new global HQ, including use of HQ Navigator portal for enhanced 2-way communication.

For more information and to apply, visit:



Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Paid Summer Intern - Energy & Environmental Research Group-TMA00026

Washington, D.C.

From Mr. Fields Jackson of Racing Toward Diversity magazine.



Paid Summer Internship at Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

(Washington, DC)

TMA-EERG is seeking one graduate level intern for the summer of 2015. The intern will work independently, in conjunction with and support from EERG staff. We propose the following 10-12 week project that should be a valuable and enriching experience for the intern and provide EERG a useful work product. The project is in-line with EERGs responsibility to analyze energy and climate policy and regulations.

General Responsibilities:

Toyota is committed to achieving a sustainable transportation system that provides mobility to all. This requires a careful consideration of the impacts of transportation design on natural resources and the environment. Today, those considerations are governed by a host of government policy and regulations that increasingly attempt to influence the market for conventional and alternative powertrains and fuels; sometimes at odds with consumer choice and behavior.

The focus of this internship will be two-fold. First, Toyota is interested in how the performance and sales volumes of various fuel economy technologies have aligned with the expectations of policy makers and the projections in regulations. In particular, this part of the internship would compare historical vehicle sales with the ones that had been projected by modeling of CAFE and ZEV. This will serve as a baseline for the second phase of the research and provide analysis in support of Toyota’s input into the CAFE mid-term review. The second area of interest is California’s cap and trade (C&T), which recently added transportation fuels to the market.


Questions to be explored include:

1.      How does this market compare to the EU market which also includes transportation?

2.      What are the expected or potential effects on vehicles sales from the interactions between the C&T and other existing regulations including CAFE, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), and the ZEV mandate?

3.      What might the price and market effect on fuels and vehicles be if other states adopt the CA system or join the CA market?

4.      How might this regulatory scheme compare to other options such as an economy wide carbon tax, or end-use carbon trading?


Understanding the sensitivity and uncertainty of how these policies interact and their real-world market and socio-economic impacts helps us develop and support an effective regulatory policy framework –one that achieves the intended policy objective of a self-sustaining market for low carbon transportation while avoiding unintended consequences.

The role of the intern will be to conduct quantitative modeling to help us better understand the socio-economic and market effects of CA C&T in the context of the other existing policy schemes. The intern will work independently and in conjunction with and under the supervision of EERG researchers. The culmination of the project will result in a stand-alone report to Toyota. We recognize that due to the academic nature of this project it may not be possible to complete all parts of phase two. Interested candidates should articulate how they intend to approach the problem and how their background can support the research. Depending on the outcome, the student may pursue separate peer-review publication. It is our hope that this project will support or align with existing graduate studies. The student candidate should possess strong analytical math skills and experience, and have a background and interest in engineering and technology policy.



·         3.0 GPA (out of 4.0) in an accredited engineering or science major

·         Be a student in good standing and pursuing a MS or PhD.

·         Proof of academic transcripts

·         Full-time, enrolled graduate student, or student entering graduate school

·         Possess strong interpersonal skills, a cooperative attitude, adaptability, and cultural sensitivity

·         Be proficient with MS Office (particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)


Toyota is an equal opportunity employer. Toyota hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence status does not include individuals in non-immigrant status (H, B, L, or TN visas) or those with temporary work authorization, such as students in practical training status (F and J visas).


For more information and to apply, visit:


Chinese New Year Events at Sacramento Libraries, Feb. 15- Mar. 22

by Derek SooHoo 10. February 2015 14:25

A quartet of programs at the Central Library will explore Chinese music, history, medicine and martial arts, Feb. 15 through March 22.

Come to the Library for a series of programs emphasizing the cultural contributions of Chinese and Chinese Americans in the Sacramento region. These events are timed to coincide with the Chinese New Year on Feb. 19.
Our Chinese New Year celebration will be anchored by four events held in February and March at the Central Library (828 I St.).

Feb. 15, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with the River City Chinese Music Ensemble

Join us for a musical performance by the River City Chinese Music Ensemble, a local group that specializes in traditional Chinese musical instruments.

Feb. 17, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Locke and the Sacramento Delta Chinatowns

Local historian Lawrence Tom will talk about his recent book, "Locke and the Sacramento Delta Chinatowns,” and offer copies for sale. Learn about the Chinese pioneers of the Sacramento River Delta.

March 8, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Discover Chinese Medicine

Join Mi Kuen Wong, a third-generation Chinese medicine practitioner, for a special presentation on acupuncture, acupressure and herbal medicine.

March 22, Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Lion Dance Demonstrations by Eastern Ways Martial Arts

See demonstrations of kung fu, tai chi and lion dancing by Eastern Ways Martial Arts.

In addition, please check out these programs at some of our other libraries.

Feb. 12, Thursday, 4 p.m.
The Seven Chinese Sisters-Paper Dragon Puppets (Family/all ages)

North Highlands Antelope Library

4235 Antelope Road, Antelope

Feb. 19, Thursday, 4 p.m.
"The Runaway Wok" Paper Fans (School age)

Arden-Dimick Library

891 Watt Ave., Sacramento

Feb. 19, Thursday, 4 p.m.
Paper Fans with Art Beast (School age)

Rancho Cordova Library

9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento

Feb. 28, Saturday, 1 p.m.
Author and historian Judy Yung (Adult)

Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library
7335 Gloria Drive, Sacramento

APAPA Internship & Scholarship Application Deadline Extended!

by Derek SooHoo 5. February 2015 14:14

The APAPA Internship & Scholarship applications have been extended to February 20th, 2015.

The APAPA Capitol Summer Internship Program is designed to prepare college students to become future leaders in the State of California. This program provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills, gain public policy experience and become civically engaged.
The internship program will develop:
Political awareness and civic engagement
Understanding of government and legislative processes
Professional and leadership qualities
Networking skills with other fellow interns
The Scholarship Program requirements are as follows:
The student applicant must be a resident of California;
The applicant must be
a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
The applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two year or four year college or university
The applicant must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application from separate individuals, neither of whom are related to the applicant ,and;
The applicant must demonstrate commitment to the API community in a written personal statement


To Apply, click here:

APSEA Foundation 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards

by Derek SooHoo 2. February 2015 13:53

Do you live in the Greater Sacramento Area and are currently attending your senior year of high school or are attending College/University or Vocational School/Community College in the 2015 - 16 academic year?

If so, you should apply for the APSEA Foundation Scholarship Awards!


-Be a student residing in the Greater Sacramento Area

-Complete an application, including 2 required letters of reference that state educational need and recommendation from each of the following:

1) Academic mentor, such as a school counselor, administrator, or teacher and

2) A reference familiar with the applicant’s background (Coach, family advocate, employer, or community friend).

- Meet all appropriate deadlines.

For more information, follow this link:

AT&T Aspire Accelerator Program

by Derek SooHoo 2. February 2015 12:54

Are you on a mission to use technology to enhance learning and help every student achieve a bright, successful future?

If your organization's goal is to use technology to help students succeed, strengthen schools and communities, or prepare learners for employment, Look no further!

Who can apply for the AT&T Aspire Accelerator?

The Aspire Accelerator is open to non-profits and for-profit companies of any size. The minimum requirements to participate are:

  • Working on a product or service that uses technology to support students’ educational and/or career success
  • Has a minimum viable product and some proof of product-market fit
  • Has at least one technical founder or team member who will participate in the Aspire Accelerator

Apply to the AT&T Aspire Accelerator Program Today! Applications accepted until February 20, 2015.

Click here for more information:

Apply now for APAPA's Internship and Scholarship Program!

by Derek SooHoo 27. January 2015 17:51

Don't forget to apply for APAPA's internship and scholarship in Sacramento! For more details, please visit our website at :

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