Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment Education Fund

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment Education Fund

Senior Researcher

Based in California


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Civic Empowerment Education Fund (AAPI FORCE-EF) is a statewide network that builds progressive AAPI power through campaign organizing, policy advocacy, and integrated voter engagement. We provide capacity building support, coaching, and strategic planning to organizers and organizations with the intention of building powerful AAPI voter mobilization organizations across California.

AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund seeks a Senior Researcher to lead polling and analysis of the political opinions of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, to inform strategy and tactics of electoral and legislative campaigns, and support our network of organizations in conducting investigative research to advance long term structural change on behalf of low-income and working class Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, analytical, strategic, and able to translate complex political issues for grassroots community members. Applicants should have an intimate knowledge and familiarity with working in AAPI communities, have a grounding in intersectionality and solidarity organizing, and can capably work across differences. This position reports to the Executive Director. This position is shared with AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund, and with our sister entity AAPIs for Civic Empowerment, a separate 501(c)4.

Polling and Analysis

  • Lead implementation of research projects to better understand the opinions, motivations, and demographics of AAPI community members and voters.
  • Supervise staff and consultants to implement new polling projects.
  • Convene network member organizations to co-create and inform polling projects.
  • Collect, analyze, and report on published quantitative and qualitative research data relevant to voting, community engagement, and economic justice issues.

Campaign Strategy Development

  • Lead processes with staff and network member organizations to complete landscape and power analysis.
  • Conduct research and analysis on field, legislative, and narrative campaign targets to advise strategies and tactics.
  • Work with field outreach team to conduct post-election analysis and evaluation of direct voter outreach and communications campaigns.
  • Support overall power-building strategy development in consultation with organizational leadership.


  • Write research reports and develop infographics, other data dissemination tools.
  • Present research findings to community, governmental, philanthropy, media, and other audiences.
  • Work program staff and steering committee leadership to develop research priorities to augment power-building efforts across California’s AAPI communities.
  • Supervise research staff and interns.

Organizational Leadership

  • Grant, lobbying, and compliance reporting.
  • Manages, in collaboration with senior management staff, relevant internal alliance meetings and processes.
  • Supports staff- and coalition-wide events and meetings.
  • Supports collective fundraising efforts.


  • Strong familiarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
  • Commitment to racial, economic, gender and environmental justice, bottom-up social change and building social movements
  • Extensive experience (5+ years) working with community-based organizations, coalition building, voter engagement, and political campaigns.
  • Ability to build strong relations of trust and mutual respect with a broad range of constituents and stakeholders
  • Flexibility and agility to respond to dynamic conditions
  • Excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to tailor messages to varying audiences
  • Can utilize qualitative and quantitative social science research methods
  • Experience working large data sets, including voter files and contact databases

This position can be based anywhere in CA. If based in the Bay Area, the hired staff will be expected to commit to a hybrid schedule with 2 days working at our physical office in Oakland and 3 days at home.

  • Sitting at a computer or desk for extended amount of time with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Able to see or read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids
  • Able to speak clearly and in audible tones on the phone and in-person and be understood by others
  • Able to hear and understand speech, including on the phone
  • Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 10 pounds, etc.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This position is being offered as a full-time, exempt position. While this position may be based anywhere in California, 4-5 meetings per year will be held in Oakland where the main office is located. In addition, travel within California is expected and will take place at least once every 2 months to visit our partners in their regions.

$90,000 to $100,000 per year with retirement, health, dental, vision, paid vacation, paid parental leave, and paid sabbatical.

How to Apply
Submit a résumé, cover letter, and a short writing sample through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/mr2kr8fy. Applications will be reviewed as received.

AAPI FORCE-EF contracts with Resilient Strategies LLC for backend and operational support including hiring and employment. Resilient Strategies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply. Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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