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.


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 :

Career Opportunities: Los Angeles, El Segundo, Sherman Oaks, Foster City, Calif. and Washington, D.C.

by Derek SooHoo 20. January 2015 17:53

Visa International


Senior Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

Foster City, Calif. (a suburban area south of San Francisco)

From Ms. Eleanor Patty Dingle, director of diversity and inclusion at Visa International.

About the Opportunity

The Senior Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion will support, manage and implement diversity and inclusion strategies and programs. The role reports to the Chief Diversity Officer.

Job Scope

The ideal candidate for this position will have more 6-8 years prior training and/or related human resource experience, particularly in supporting diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of project management and ability to drive programs that support the organization's workforce diversity, inclusiveness, and retention opportunities. The candidate should possess strong analytical skills and ability to translate metrics, research, and trends into strategy. In addition to an ability to build and maintain positive relationships internally and externally, he/she must be a team player with excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Key responsibilities:

·         Support Chief Diversity Officer Diversity with development and implementation of corporate diversity and inclusion strategies, including recruitment, performance management, leadership development, employee engagement and retention;

·         Develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of corporate diversity initiatives;

·         Drive diversity programs in partnership with the D&I team and various stakeholders across HR.

·         Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to HRBPs and the business to develop strategic action to attract/develop/retain diverse talent by analyzing and presenting talent demographics, monitoring data trends and developing diversity initiatives.

·         Benchmark and research analysis, including monitoring and reporting on diversity and inclusion topics;

·         Partner with communications to regularly communicate internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and progress;

·         Development, management, and integration of the organization's Employee Resource Groups; and

·         Identify, build, and sustain community partnerships to support corporate diversity and inclusion projects/plans/initiatives and business strategies



·         BS

·         Minimum 6-8 years prior training and/or related human resource experience.

·         Proven, progressive experience and demonstrated effectiveness leading diversity and inclusion related initiatives and programs particularly outside of the U.S.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Excel and PowerPoint

·         Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and interface effectively with all levels of the organization

·         Project management skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in facilitation/presentation

·         Strong, operational, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, be a team player, manage multiple projects and possess a strong knowledge of diversity metrics and analytics.


About Visa:

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

“Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.”

For more information and to apply, visit:

Job Number:


The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP)

Communications and Public Relations Strategist

Sherman Oaks, Calif. (a suburban area northwest of downtown Los Angeles)

From APALS via Ms. Jacqueline Wu.


·         5 - 7+ years of experience in communications

·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         Impeccable writing skills

·         Ability to fashion new and creative approaches to corporate communications

·         Candidates must demonstrate the ability to build solid relationships with representatives of the media as well as union and studio public relations representatives

·         Be a self-starter

·         Conduct detailed research and analysis

·         Organize and present complex information in an understandable way

·         Experience in labor-management communication and in crisis communications is highly desirable

·         Strong organizational, research, project management and computer skills

The position reports to the President.

To be considered for this position candidates must:

1.      Send a resume (MS Word or PDF files only) links will not be viewed

2.      Include salary history

3.      Send 2 brief writing samples (MS Word or PDF files only) links will not be viewed

Candidates meeting the requirements will be contacted directly within two weeks.

Apply to:

Attn: MG Consulting.

Neither third party submissions nor phone calls or inquiries to the AMPTP office will be accepted.


Spirit of America

Vice President, Development and Citizen Engagement

Los Angeles

From Ms. Jacqueline Wu.


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Spirit of America in the search for a Vice President for Development and Citizen Engagement. Reporting to the Founder and CEO and serving as a member of Spirit of Americas senior executive team, the Vice President will lead and expand Spirit of Americas fundraising programs, marketing, communications, and citizen engagement.

Spirit of America supports the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. It provides private assistance in direct response to needs identified by American military and civilian personnel, adding the agility, innovation, and resources of the American private sector to the capabilities of the US government and military in support of US missions abroad. Spirit of America is funded entirely by private contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses and has raised more than $22 million in donations from more than 17,000 individual donors.

The Vice President for Development and Citizen Engagement, building upon this strong and stable core of fundraising, will leverage Spirit of Americas success in philanthropic partnerships, engaging a larger number of philanthropists in service to the organizations international humanitarian mission through investment in Spirit of Americas proven approaches and exciting plans for growth.

The Vice President for Development and Citizen Engagement is the senior fundraising officer for Spirit of America and is responsible for all donor and supporter-facing activities including grassroots and online fundraising, major gift fundraising, communications, social media and public relations, and marketing. The Vice President will ensure excellence in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Spirit of Americas individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospective donors.

Spirit of Americas Founder and CEO, other leadership team members, and board leaders are ready and eager to welcome a senior, sophisticated, entrepreneurial colleague, with expertise in fundraising and passion for Spirit of Americas mission, to partner with them in expanding the institutions impact.

A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. Strong candidates will have ten or more years of professional experience.

To apply for this position, visit

To nominate a candidate, please contact Ron Schiller,

Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Public Policy Manager

Los Angeles

From APALS via Ms. Jacqueline Wu.

Founded in 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the nation’s leading regional business advocacy organizations. We’re a fast-paced public policy department with a mission of improving the economic prosperity and quality of life throughout Southern California. Our work revolves around policy development and advocacy at all levels of government, coalition building and providing maximum value to our members. For more information, visit


The public policy manager is in the Public Policy Division of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and reports to the vice president of public policy. This is a salaried exempt employee with full benefits, including paid sick leave, vacation, 401(k) participation, health, vision and dental.

Job Description

·         Manage issue development for the Chamber and advise the Senior Vice President of Public

·         Policy & Political Affairs on setting the Chamber’s public policy agenda.

·         Serve as an advocate for the Chamber on the federal, state, regional and local levels of government through coalition work, direct lobbying, and grass roots organizing.

·         Responsible for effectively representing the Chamber, its board of directors and members before elected officials and general public.

·         Staff the Chamber’s public policy councils as assigned as well as special task forces and industry councils as needed.

·         Track issue development and legislation at assigned jurisdictions, as well as maintain regular interaction with key elected officials and their staff.

·         Develop issue messaging and communications strategy in coordination with the Chamber’s marketing & communications department and fellow stakeholders.

·         Contribute to the development of the Chamber’s external communications (website, weekly member communications, newsletter and media)

·         Perform other duties as assigned by Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Political Affairs



·         Bachelor’s degree required;

·         Minimum of three years’ experience in related field

·         Experience with CA State legislative/regulatory processes a plus

·         Experience with Land Use/Housing and/or tech policy preferred

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Significant experience in project management, policy analysis and issue development

·         Ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player

·         Ability to produce a large quantity of work at high quality

·         Demonstrated ability to work well with volunteers and staff at all levels

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Email resumes to Ruben Gonzalez, L.A. Area Chamber,

Turnaround Arts

Program Coordinator

Washington, D.C.

From APALS and Ms. Jacqueline Wu.

Turnaround Arts is a public-private partnership created by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council. The program is designed to bring effective and integrated arts education into some of the lowest performing elementary and middle schools in the country. Through this initiative, schools in the process of reform develop new strategies and tools to shift school culture and climate, and better engage students and parents through the arts.

The Turnaround Arts: California office seeks a skilled Program Coordinator to coordinate general program administrative functions, support special events and foster communications with schools, partners and media. The ideal candidate will be passionate about mission driven work, a self-motivated and ambitious team player, and excited about starting a new non-profit from the ground up. Join us and contribute to the changing face of education reform strategy.


Specific job responsibilities:

·         Establish and maintain productive relationships with key stakeholders including sensitive and confidential contacts

·         Communicate clearly and professionally to explain procedures, regulations and processes to a wide variety of individuals

·         Use discretion and judgment to communicate with media, high-profile officials and VIPs

·         Draft news releases and other correspondence involving research and persuasive writing

·         Support special event planning, scheduling and execution, including, but not limited to: press conferences, media events, symposiums, visits with high-profile artists and public officials

·         Develop and maintain communications systems targeted at specific audiences

·         Develop master communications content calendars

·         Coordinate, post and monitor content and for a variety of social media platforms

·         Ensure a consistent look and voice throughout all communications collateral

·         Adhere to guidelines for the communication of program related information

·         Draft and process contracts and track adherence to contract terms and deliverable deadlines

·         Fact check and copy edit communications materials to ensure transmittal of error-free documents

·         Provide advice to managers on program issues and resolving operational issues

·         Serve as the initial point of contact for the Turnaround Arts: California office

·         Develop and manipulate data in multiple databases

·         Calendar meetings and provide written meeting minutes

·         Coordinate travel arrangements

·         Process and track reimbursements and check requests

·         Compose letters, e-mails and presentations with clear writing and proper grammar

·         Maintain highly organized digital and paper filing systems

·         Assume other responsibilities as requested


Application procedure:


Submit the following materials to with the subject line “Program Coordinator Position.” Materials will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis with interviews anticipated in January 2014.


·         Cover letter demonstrating interest and ability to perform the job responsibilities outlined above

·         Resume demonstrating experience and education

·         Salary history

·         Current contact information for three professional references


NOTICE: All statements made on the application materials are subject to verification. Exaggerated, false or misleading statements may be cause for rejection of the application and/or termination of employment.

All information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied offer of employment. We reserve the right to reject any or all applications, or to terminate the selection process for any position without prior notice.

Minimum qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field of study

·         Demonstrated experience to perform the job responsibilities outlined above

Required skill sets:

·         Ambition and desire to help build a non-profit startup from the ground up

·         Self-motivated team player, excited to play a critical role in a small office and contribute to meaningful, mission driven work

·         Logistics experience, including coordinating meetings, symposiums, media events or other widely attended events

·         Effective oral and written communication skills, demonstrating tact, diplomacy and accuracy

·         Experience managing social media content and platforms

·         Ability to professionally format letters, press releases and other documents, including basic visual/graphic communications

·         Demonstrated discretion in dealing with high-profile contacts

·         Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and priorities, take appropriate initiative and work independently

·         Ability and willingness to learn and perform a variety of administrative tasks as shifting program demands require

·         Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite

·         Ability to represent Turnaround Arts in an professional manner


Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience; Benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays and paid time off.

Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF)

Marketing Manager

Los Angeles

From Ms. Debra A. Fong, executive director of the Asian Pacific Community Fund and Mr. Michael Chee, director of marketing, public relations and communications at the Fairplex.

Marketing Manager - Job Announcement

throughout Los Angeles County and beyond. Programs and services are provided in 27 Asian languages plus English and Spanish.

Incorporated in 1990, the Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF) is the only community based fund of its kind, generating vital resources and funding through Workplace Giving Programs as well as other channels to support the rapidly growing Asian and Pacific Islander communities. APCF and its 29 affiliate agencies provide linguistically and culturally appropriate health and human services to 225,000 residents.

The Asian Pacific Community Fund’s mission is to cultivate philanthropists to invest in community organizations that empower underserved Asian and Pacific Islanders to prosper. We transform lives and meet the diverse needs of Asian and Pacific Islanders by building healthier communities, developing leaders, creating a stronger voice and providing the foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

APCF is looking for a tech-savvy marketing and communications professional who is passionate about the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Job Title:

Marketing Manager

Focus Areas:

Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Event Planning, Project Management


Commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position.


1145 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 105, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Job Summary

The Marketing Manager’s primary responsibility is to oversee the organization’s marketing strategies, communications, and media relations. This position will be responsible for planning and implementing overall communications efforts to advance the organization through press, media, community relations, special events, cause marketing initiatives, and print, electronic and social media. The Marketing Manager will also assume event production responsibilities for the annual gala and other donor events. This position reports to the Executive Director.



Marketing & Communications

·         Create an overall marketing strategy that increases the public visibility of the organization and

·         elevates awareness. Lead efforts to produce relevant and engaging communications that result in measurable action.

·         Ensure consistent communication of image, brand and position externally and internally.

·         Serve as media relations contact for the organization, corresponding and building relationships with press contacts, pitching stories and seeking media sponsorships. Write press releases, medial alerts and public service announcements. Create and distribute press kits and coordinate press conferences as appropriate.

·         Create, design, enhance and/or produce all digital and printed marketing and promotional materials including videos, PSAs, web content, annual reports, e-newsletters, brochures, flyers, etc.

·         Increase APCF’s presence on social networking websites maximizing APCF’s internet exposure.

·         Ensure APCF information is accurate and up to date on all third party websites.

Event Planning

·         Coordinate and produce annual gala and other events, some of which include the following:

·         Research event locations and coordinate site visits.

·         Create and prepare various forms of solicitation or invitation to the events.

·         Secure guests, track attendees and process payments.

·         Secure and coordinate with sponsors, awardees, vendors, etc. as needed to ensure a smooth event.

·         Overall day of event coordination.

·         Assist with post-event follow up.

·         Update and maintain event website and online marketing and processes.


·         Experience with Wordpress Content Management System or HTML

·         Self-starter with strong project management, organizational skills

·         Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects with maturity, initiative and timeliness and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with optimal results

·         Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

·         Ability to work independently and in a team environment

·         Strong problem solving, research and analytical skills

·         Must be a self-starter, self-motivated, creative, and detail oriented

·         Intermediate/advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel and internet research

·         Proficiency or ability to quickly become proficient in creating websites and graphics programs

·         US citizen or permanent resident status

·         Bachelor’s Degree

·         Valid California Driver’s License, access to the use of a reliable automobile on a daily basis, and automobile insurance, regular local travel required

·         Ability to work a flexible schedule (occasional nights and weekends may be required)


·         2-5 years of relevant experience with demonstrated success

·         Experience with Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc)

·         Understanding and familiarity of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Los Angeles County

·         Ability to speak, read & write Chinese, Japanese and/or Korean a plus


TO APPLY, please email the following to

1.      Cover letter

2.      Salary Requirements or Salary History

3.      Resume

Mullen Advertising

Office Manager

El Segundo, Calif. (a suburban area just south of LAX)

From Mr. Kevin Zhang, director of human resources, Interpublic Group of Companies.

Mullen/LA is in need of an Office Manager with heavy experience managing office moves for an immediate hire in LA.

If they know any HR, bonus! We will relocate for this role, so anyone who is dying to get out west, here is your chance!!!

For details about Mullen, visit:

Ms. Caitlin Annunziata

Senior Recruiter


40 Broad St. Boston, MA 02109

Ad Age A-List #2 Agency & Fast Co. Most Innovative Company

ILF-APAPA Partnership

by Derek SooHoo 20. January 2015 12:40

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) and the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA) have created a partnership that was officially announced earlier in January.

To read more about this partnership and what this means for both organizations click here!


Career Opportunities in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Austin/Dallas, Tex., Oakland/Sacramento, Oxnard, Calif., Oak Brook, Ill

by Chris Tan 12. December 2014 10:44


Manager, Outreach and Advocacy


From Ms. Daphne Kwok, vice president of multicultural markets and engagement at AARP National.


Manager, Outreach & Advocacy

As the Advocacy and Outreach Manager you will be a member of the State Office management team. You will provide leader-ship and direction statewide for community engagement and advocacy. In collaboration with staff colleagues and volunteers you will set strategic priorities, lead AARP statewide and local engagement and advocacy, multi-cultural outreach, member and community engagement, and issue campaigns. You will be responsible for managing grassroots organizing, volunteer engagement, and you will coordinate outreach to partner organizations as well as to local, state, and federal public officials. You will work closely with communications staff to assure media messaging is maximized through all available channels. You will manage staff engaged in all these activities, and you will manage budgets.

Teamwork is important and you will be joining a strong partner-ship of staff and volunteers who are building a dynamic presence for AARP in Texas.

Requires: BA/BS degree; and a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience including grassroots organizing, volunteer leadership, public speaking and excellent communication. Local/in-state travel at least 50%.

We’re millions of members strong – with more joining us every day – the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In Texas, we’re more involved than ever be-fore. If you’re ready, here’s your chance to make life better for Texas’ 50+ population and generations that follow!

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity.

Visit us at:

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)

Executive Director

Los Angeles

From Mr. Leo Chu, board member, CAPE.



The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) is the largest and most respected professional Asian American and Pacific Islander non-profit organization in Hollywood. CAPE champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering AAPI artists and leaders in entertainment and media. Our signature educational programs, workshops, and social networking events benefit established and emerging actors, writers, directors, producers, studio executives, and other entertainment professionals. CAPE has created numerous opportunities to increase AAPI representation in front of and behind the camera since 1991.


Serves as the public face and leader of the organization. Focuses on fundraising, programming, strategic growth, operations, financials, and administration. Proactively secures fundraising, cultivates potential sponsorship opportunities, and maintains excellent relationships with existing sponsors. Develops core programming that advances organization’s mission and presence in the community, which requires strong networking skills and outreach abilities. Financial responsibilities include creating operating budget, tracking income and expenses, and coordinating with accountant and bookkeeper to report taxes and payroll. Oversees the day-to-day operations and staff. Builds and maintains relationships with Board Members, vendors and sponsors.


  • Bachelor degree required
  • Fundraising experience required
  • At least 5 years non-profit and/or management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of entertainment industry helpful
  • Event production background a definite plus 


  • Competitive Salary for equivalent non-profits
  • Employer contribution to Healthcare benefits
  • Two weeks paid vacation and five sick days per year
  • Expenses covered include Paid Parking, Phone, and Partial Mileage (not including commute)


  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends for events as needed.


Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)

Job Title:

Executive Director

Reports To:

Board Chair

Supervises Others:

Staff & Volunteers

FLSA Status:


Travel Required:


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)

Policy Associate – California State Office

Oakland or Sacramento, Calif.

From APALS via Ms. Kimberlee Tachiki.


Mission of Children's Defense Fund:

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of the United States who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdow

Position Summary:

The Policy Associate is a key member of the Children’s Defense Fund- California (CDF-CA) team and works with colleagues and partners to advance CDF-CA’s work on behalf of children, primarily focused on providing policy, advocacy, communications, and outreach support to the California Children’s Health Coverage Coalition. Specifically, the Associate will work with the health team to maximize state and national investments in children’s health programs particularly MediCal, ensure the Affordable Care Act is implemented in a way that meets the needs of children, and expand health coverage to all California children. The position requires regular travel to Sacramento, and periodic travel to Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Clinton, TN. This is a full-time position based in the Oakland office; however, candidates from Sacramento willing to work remotely from a home office will be considered. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Working together with Health Policy Director and Senior Policy Associate to develop and advance CDF-CA’s child health policy agenda.
  • Conducting research and analysis on key policy and budget developments at the local, state and federal level; tracking, analyzing and summarizing state legislation and developments related to child health.
  • Developing advocacy materials for policymakers, community partners and the press.
  • Preparing detailed summaries and memos, comparative analyses of legislation, reports, fact sheets, speeches and talking points, and web materials relating to children’s health for internal and external audiences, with a keen eye for detail and factual content.
  • Monitoring promising approaches to resolving or ameliorating health-related issues facing California’s children and documenting/sharing as needed.
  • Representing CDF-CA in meetings with partners, coalitions, legislative and administrative officials and other stakeholders.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with key organizations and coalitions, including the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and the Health4All coalition.
  • Supporting policy work to address the social determinants of health and health disparities among children, particularly focused on trauma and child poverty.
  • Coordinating CDF-CA involvement in the Children’s Health Coalition, including but not limited to: participating in all coalition meetings and calls, and taking notes as needed; editing and coordinating review and sign-off on documents; coordinating logistics for meetings and calls; and managing email lists.
  • Serving a core member of the CDF-CA policy team, providing support for key policy priorities and projects, and keeping other team members informed.
  • Taking on other responsibilities as necessary.

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • Commitment to CDF’s vision, including demonstrated interest in improving the lives of children and/or low-income individuals.
  • At least 2-3 years of relevant work experience in policy analysis, community organizing, political/issue campaigns, public speaking, outreach and/or coalition building.
  • Familiarity with state and federal policies that pertain to children and families.
  • Knowledge and experience with health policy, including the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal. Familiarity with policy around trauma, child poverty and education is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of the policy making process, particularly at the California state level.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences (advocates, press, and federal, state, and local policymakers and their staff) – including exemplary writing skills and strong public speaking skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize among multiple projects in a demanding environment.
  • A proven track record of working well within teams;
  • B.A. required, graduate degree in related field strongly preferred.
  • Spanish-speaking a plus



The California Community Foundation

Board and Community Relations Liaison

Los Angeles

From APALS via Ms. Jacquline Wu.


Job Description:

The California Community Foundation is a nonprofit grantmaking foundation that administers almost 1,600 individual charitable funds to meet existing and emerging needs in the Greater Los Angeles area. CCF is one of the largest and fastest growing community foundations in the United States. With assets of more than $1.3 billion currently, CCF has awarded more than $1.2 billion in grants and received more than $1.6 billion in contributions over the past ten years. Since 1915, CCF has been helping individuals, families, corporations and nonprofits establish and develop their philanthropic visions.

While CCF’s focus is Building the Future of Los Angeles, we make progress toward that ambitious goal by helping our donors and fundholders realize their philanthropic objectives. In partnership with our donors, the foundation supports nonprofit organizations and public institutions with funds for arts, affordable housing, education, transition aged youth, civic engagement and health care programs.  Recognizing the importance to partner with other like-minded organizations and the community, CCF created The Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles, a facility dedicated to convenings on philanthropy, civic engagement and issues of importance to communities of Greater Los Angeles and for the business of the foundation and affiliated organizations.

This position serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors of the California Community Foundation (CCF), providing all necessary support for board meetings and events, preparing all board-related reports and correspondence, providing staff support for all boards, committees and commissions on which the President/CEO serves; managing the internal workplan process; assisting with development-related activities and specific preparation of material for speeches and public presentations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Board Liaison Duties: Prepares a calendar, agenda, information packets and other logistical arrangements for Board and Board committee meetings. Receives and initiates written and oral communication with Board members, including meeting notices, staff reports, agendas, updates on issues and events, responds to Board requests and correspondence from President/CEO, ensuring that their importance to CCF is emphasized in each contact. Attends Board meetings and takes or arranges for minutes, prepares them in a timely manner and in accordance with the by-laws and format and style preferred by President/CEO. Maintains the President’s and Corporate Board files, determining the best system for quick recovery and response to any public request for documents consistent with IRS and other government public notice and access requirements.
  • Board/Staff Communication: Refers all Board requests to appropriate staff members and assures timely response through follow-up and tracking systems.   Works to develop appropriate lines of communication between Board members, committee members and managers to strengthen the Board/staff partnership. Notifies appropriate staff of upcoming Board meetings, committee meetings and events and as necessary will assign staff reports and meeting attendance.
  • Community Relations Functions: Works with communications staff to research and prepare speeches and presentations in either English or Spanish, as appropriate. Represents and accompanies the President/CEO at select community events. Serves as a member of cross-departmental teams tasked with convening around specific issues.
  • Organizational Development: Coordinates the annual workplan process and supports the foundation’s strategic planning process, including the collection of data for departmental year-end reports, along with associated analysis and summaries. 
  • Grant Management: Annually review grant reports and conduct organizational due diligence for all 15 organizations receiving operational support in honor of Joan Palevsky. 
  • Foundation Staff Meetings: Provides administrative support and meeting planning for full staff meetings including meeting notices and information dissemination.
  • Coordination: Coordinates with the executive secretary to the President/CEO on absences and other leaves to ensure that the office is always covered and that phones are answered in a timely manner. Coordinates all appointments/meetings with the executive secretary and ensures that the dual calendar maintained by the executive secretary is always current and consistent with that of the President/CEO. Coordinates with the executive Secretary in ensuring smooth office operations
  • General: As appropriate, assists other departments and works as a member of interdepartmental teams to ensure the effective and efficient operations of CCF. At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with supervisors and coworkers. Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of project management and/or experience staffing a CEO, public official, civic or public policy leader. Experience working with donors or a board of directors is preferred.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required. An undergraduate degree in business or public administration is preferred.
  • Communication Skills: Superior interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Excellent telephone and customer service skills. Ability to interact well with all levels in an organization, donors, and grantees, and to work as a productive team member. Comfort and fluency in both oral and written Spanish. Ability to compose correspondence and basic reports, knowledge of proper English, grammar and punctuation and the ability to edit documents. Knowledge of a variety of writing styles and formats. Knowledge of parliamentary procedure and recording thereof. Ability to type 75 wpm and take shorthand/fast-notes is preferred.
  • Technology Skills: Internet competency and strong computer proficiency, including mastery of the Microsoft Office software suite and a familiarity with database software, is required. Working knowledge of Blackbaud software preferred, with a willingness and ability to learn appropriate database, spreadsheet and other computer programs.
  • Project Management Skills: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to prioritize work, anticipating the needs of a busy executive, and adjust to multiple demands with minimal supervision.
  • Judgment and Discretion: Skill in determining matters of importance and information of use to the executive, exercising initiative in accomplishing any related tasks or referring the rest. Ability to refer, give, deny or ask for information in a tactful and friendly manner and to be discreet in giving information about the President/CEO’s plans and actions to anyone. Ability to keep information confidential.
  • Team Work & General Skills:  Ability to work well independently and as team member. Ability to take initiative, and follow tasks through to completion. Ability to lead a team toward CCF's goals, leveraging each team member's skill set. Strong ability to maintain the integrity of confidential information. Professional appearance and demeanor.

Working Conditions:

  • Requires the ability to sit and work at a desk for several hours at a time.
  • Requires the ability to travel and attend meetings, presentations and events outside the office, which may require occasional use of a motor vehicle for transportation to other locations. Due to the nature of external appointments and/or responsibilities requiring travel to locations not easily accessible by public transportation, driving is an essential job responsibility for this position.
  • This position is required to be available to speak with clients and/or others while away from the office and/or with clients and/or others located in other time zones outside Foundation business hours.
  • Work may require weekends and/or extended work day.
  • Punctuality and satisfactory attendance are essential functions of the job


  • This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. A generous benefit package is provided to all full-time staff, including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, FSAs and retirement benefits.


Vice President, Corporate Partnerships and Co-Marketing

Washington, D.C.

From Mr. David Wiser of Wiser Partners.


Wiser Partners wanted to make you aware of a VP, Corporate Partnerships & Co-Marketing position they’ve been retained to fill by Legacy - the largest non-profit public health charity devoted to tobacco control. You may not know the name "Legacy," but you and your kids have probably heard of the truth® youth smoking prevention campaign. Truth was voted "One of the most influential campaigns of the decade" and was the recipient of numerous Marketing and creative awards including Cannes Lions and the Grand Effie. Legacy has over $1 Billion in assets and an annual operating budget of $100 Million.

This "VP, Corporate Partnerships & Co-Marketing" role is a newly created position within Legacy. This individual will be responsible for developing and executing a corporate alliance strategy that builds co-marketing partnerships with leading corporations; attracts support for longstanding and new initiatives; achieves revenue goals (both in-kind and, with time, real revenue) to support their mission; and amplifies the impact of their public education message

They’re specifically seeking the following background:

  • Corporate Partnerships - Leadership at an integrated agency, non-profit, or corporation
  • New Business Development - Secured and grown large, long-term relationships
  • Strategy & Marketing - Strategic; creative-marketer; proficiency across online/offline
  • Functional Leadership - Success building and managing high-performing teams

Mr. David G. Wiser

Principal Partner

Cincinnati Office

513.533.4000 (W)

513.919.4000 (M)

Ocean Breeze Ag Management

Human Resources Manager

Oxnard, Calif.

From Mr. Steven Goodstein.


Job Title:  Human Resources Director


Directly and through subordinates, the position ensures that the company’s HR and occupational safety policies and procedures align with business needs, are in compliance with State and Federal regulations, and ensures that the company has staffing to meet its business objectives. Ensure the payrolls are prepared on-time, accurately, and in compliance with all relevant regulations. As a member of the executive management team, provides strategic guidance and partners with them to meet the company’s short and long-term objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the effectiveness and efficiency of relevant HR processes, procedures, and compliance with all relevant HR regulations.
  • Meet with the HR Managers regularly to discuss relevant topics, present issues needing attention and resolution, and conduct strategic planning.
  • Support and counsel supervisors and managers in all areas related to staffing, benefits, workers’ compensation, incentives, and compensation. 
  • Keep up-to-date and maintain knowledge of all relevant subjects. Communicate with managers on all changes in relevant regulations and practices. Be proactive to plan and prepare for regulatory changes.
  • Develop and communicate to management on relevant HR metrics.
  • Oversee management of health insurance to ensure ACA compliance. 
  • Manage H2-A program.
  • Prepare and manager compensation schedules, conduct wage surveys, and suggest adjustments to wage schedules.
  • Maintain HR calendar for all regulatory documents that need to be submitted to State or Federal agencies. 
  • Ensure that all required regulatory documents or reports are submitted by deadlines and in compliance. 
  • Ensure that the company is represented at unemployment hearings and all HR/safety-related legal proceedings. 
  • Manage performance management processes.
  • Manage and coordinate the Partner Meetings twice a year. 
  • Develop and implement strategic HR plan.
  • Prepare and/or update and implement Employees Handbooks for all companies. 
  • Prepare and update relevant policies and procedures. Ensure communication to all managers and partners and provide in binder format.
  • Ensure that audits of I-9 forms, HR processes and procedures, and pay practices are conducted periodically to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure that employees are paid on time and correctly, with correct taxes and other payroll deductions.
  • Develop and implement new payroll processes and procedures as needed.
  • Manage union avoidance activities.
  • Manage any legal issues, formal complaints, or lawsuits filed related to HR or occupational safety.
  • Investigate and resolve any Cal/OSHA citations.
  • Monitor compliance with occupational safety standards in accordance with Cal/OSHA, California Department of Pesticide Regulation, and other relevant State and Federal regulations.
  • Prepare and update all required occupational safety programs according to Cal/OSHA or CDPR guidelines, including IIPP, Hazard Communication Program, Pesticide Hazard Communicate Program, Emergency Action Plans, Disaster Planning, Heat Illness Prevention Plan, Respiratory Program, and all safety procedures. 
  • Communicate with the company’s attorney as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all HR-related information.
  • Maintain relevant documents on SharePoint.
  • Travel occasionally to the field to meet with employees as needed.
  • Travel to Santa Maria location as needed. 


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business or other related field
  • MBA is preferred
  • 10 year of HR leadership and management experience 
  • Experience with executive level strategic planning and decision-making
  • Experience in agriculture preferred

Interested candidates should send resumes to Mayra Andrade at

McDonald’s Corporation

Digital Platform Manager – Global Digital

Oak Brook, Ill.


Job Description

McDonald's has bold plans to evolve the customer experience for the digital era, and the Global Digital team is at the center of this aggressive change.  Our team is leading the worldwide effort to develop and orchestrate digital initiatives across every facet of our interactions with customers.  This includes new brand engagement, e-commerce, service delivery, and digital content capabilities.  With the fast emerging digital environment, this team is focused on innovation across the customer journey in and outside our restaurants, identifying the most meaningful opportunities for our customers, and developing capabilities to bring them to life.  We do this in partnership and teamwork with our IT organization and markets around the world.

This team was recently formed as McDonald's hired its first Chief Digital Officer, who brings deep consumer Internet experience. McDonald's is aggressively looking to grow its digital, web and consumer focused capability by adding top tier talent across the company and within the Global Digital team.  The team will work in an entrepreneurial and strategic way to push forward ideas, innovation, execution and culture -- all on behalf of customers.  Our current needs include seasoned digital, social media and Internet talent in functions including product management, product marketing, digital marketing, community management, business development, user experience design, and program management. McDonald's is deeply committed to our customer focus, and sits at an exciting juncture where we are ready to drive our brand to new heights using digital experience and engagement as essential ingredients. 

The Digital Platform Manager will partner with markets, Area of the Worlds (AOWs) and corporate colleagues to develop scalable platform engagement strategies and solutions to drive brand differentiation, loyalty and advocacy. 


  • Act as system expert on assigned platforms 
  • Provide input and insight to team leadership to effectively manage strategic partnership
  • Partner with platform representatives, corporate SMEs, markets and AOWs to develop and publish minimum standards for assigned platforms
  • Collect and consolidate local and global reports, providing frequent insights and recommendations to key stakeholders and team leadership on platform activation
  • Engagement will be measured by growth in the base of people who have increased interactions per month with McDonald’s owned platforms
  • Collaborate with other corporate platform leads to design and deploy integrated cross platform approaches
  • Synthesize market and AOW plans/priorities to inform global platform strategies
  • Develop, deploy and advance global tools and processes for platform management (e.g. moderation, publishing, etc.)  Consolidate contracts globally where appropriate
  • In partnership with the corporate analytics team, create a reporting model, metrics and analytics to gauge the effectiveness of platform activities

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, business or related field required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of digital project management experience
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams (ie: legal, marketing, IT)
  • Working knowledge of and experience with global content management systems, portal technologies and databases
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to successfully explain technical situations to non-technical audiences in an easily understandable manner along with being comfortable presenting to broad audiences, including senior management
  • Able to build consensus and align colleagues with competing priorities to a common goal
  • Ability to drive change in the organization and lead change management initiatives
  • Strong collaboration and problem solving skills
  • Experience with administering a promotion and legal review process
  • PMI (Project Management Institute) Certification a plus

Job Number: 3450BR

For more information and to apply, visit:

California Community College Districts to offer four-year degree programs

by Chris Tan 21. November 2014 15:42


California Community College Districts have shown a strong interest in developing four-year degree programs. Governor Brown recently signed legislation this fall to authorize the system to award bachelor's degrees as part of a limited pilot program. Thirty-six districts, or half of all districts in the system, have submitted letters of intent to the state Chancellor's Office to be a part of the initiative. 

Authored by Senator Marty Block, Senate Bill 80 will allow up to 15 districts to offer four-year degrees in a field of study not offered by the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC). Proposed programs are in fields such as airframe manufacturing technology, biomanufacturing, respiratory therapy, and dental hygiene. The initiative will provide more opportunities for Californians to earn a baccalaureate degree and become more competitive in the job market. A bachelor's degree is estimated to cost a total of $10,000 under the new program.

“The districts’ strong interest in building baccalaureate degree programs is heartening,” said California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris.  “They are pioneering a new mission for the California Community Colleges and opening up pathways for Californians who may not have had the chance to earn a four-year degree.  I look forward to working with the districts to create world-class programs that graduate highly trained and marketable students.”

The four-year degree programs must be up and running by at least the 2017-18 academic year, but could start as early as Fall 2015. 

View Press Release: 4YearDegree_Press_Release.doc

Susanne S. Cho -- The first Korean American female judge appointed to the Riverside County Superior Court

by Chris Tan 13. November 2014 11:09
On November 12, 2014, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Susan S. Cho and James T. Latting to judgeships in the Riverside County Superior Court. Filling the vacant position after Judge David B. Downing's retirement, Susan is the first Korean American female judge to be appointed to this court. 
Cho graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelors of Arts degree and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After serving as the deputy public defender at the Riverside County Public Defender's Office from 1994-2004, she was an attorney at the Law Offices of Rodney Lee Soda. She is a democrat. 
Susanne S. Cho

APAPA congratulates Susanne S. Cho for her appointment to the Riverside County Superior Court. Her success is another step closer towards increasing representation of the API community in civic affairs. 



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