Join our Leadership Team!
We are an all-volunteer-run nonprofit organization with the ambitious goal to create a diverse and vibrant community that we are proud of. We strive to build authentic and transformational leaders across all levels of industries, ranks, and professions.
Are you up for the challenge? If so, you will be part of an active community committed to building each other up. We are looking for people who are willing to step up and become inclusive leaders who truly believe that the success of others is also the success of themselves.
If any of these roles are of interest, please apply through this link: NAAAP Boston Leadership Application!
VP, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEI&B) is an executive officer of the NAAAP Boston Chapter and will serve as a high visibility role elevating principles of DEI&B across the internal organization and through external relationships with partnered organizations. Reporting into the VP of DEI&B will be the Director of PRIDE and the Director of WIN with the potential to initiate the creation of other communities of belonging. The goal of the DEI&B team is to develop and mature inclusive spaces for diverse representation of AAPI communities that are often underrepresented or underserved. How we will do so is by creating diverse platforms and brave spaces that promote meaningful relationships and community between members. Additionally, members of the DEI&B community will also have the opportunity to develop key events, consult on key policy issues, and create practical assets to promote DEI&B principles across the City of Boston. The VP of DEI&B will be a high visibility role within the Greater Boston community and will be highly active in both AAPI and other communities such as ALFA, NAACP, and more. As such the requirements for a successful candidate include: 1. Strong communication skills both written and verbal 2. Ability to influence across the organization and with external partners 3. Diverse understanding of DEI&B principles and the willingness to remain curious and open to nuance topics 4. Empathy for others 5. Courage to speak up and build spaces that weren’t created with us in mind. In summary, the primary responsibilities for this role include: 1. Management of PRIDE and WIN committee including leaders and volunteers 2. Development of written and verbal communication of DEI&B principles across internal and external partnerships 3. Consultation on key policies and assets that affect the AAPIX communities 4. Support the growth of the entire NAAAP Organization 5. Active participation at the Greater DEI&B community in Boston
Associate Director, PRIDE
NAAAP Pride is a national program by The National Association of Asian American Professionals. It is here to empower, educate, engage, and celebrate the Asian American LGBTQ+ professional community and its allies by providing education, promoting visibility, and developing current and future LGBTQ+ leaders. We will provide resources and support for those in all stages of the coming out process and for those creating safe and affirming work and learning spaces where Asian American LGBTQ+ students and employees can live, work, and study safely, openly, and genuinely. PRIDE’s overall objectives include: Support: Create a safe, welcoming environment of support for LGBT+ AAPI professionals Learn: Develop a broad base of institutional knowledge as related to LGBT x AAPI x Professionalism Connect: Connect with external partners/organizations internal and external to NAAAP Grow: Position NAAAP Pride Boston for growth and sustainability Amplify: Externalize our messaging to promote the visibility of the LGBT+/AAPI Community The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director of PRIDE (Boston Chapter) are to: 1. Oversee the implementation of and facilitate events tailored to the LGBTQ+ community of professionals 2. Plan and co-host networking events and professional development workshops to be inclusive of LGBTQ+ perspectives 3. Recruit and engage new members/volunteers 4. Cultivate and build relationships with other NAAAP leaders and with Greater Boston LGBTQ+ organizations We are looking for someone who is willing to step out of the comfort zone and to act as a champion for all AAPI LGBTQ+ professionals. NAAAP has a longstanding reputation for providing quality professional development programs, networking, and events for the AAPI community, but if we were to really hold ourselves to being truly diverse and inclusive, we need to do a better job at raising our voices for the LGBTQ+ community. That is why we look at this role as an avenue to expand our vision: that no matter how you identify as, you will never be denied the opportunity to arise as the leader you seek to become.