Deputy Director Job Announcement

CAAAV is seeking a Deputy Director to manage key programmatic areas of work and ensure the continued growth, strenthening, and active engagement of CAAAV’s members . The Deputy Director is responsible for the implementation of organizational vision around base­‐building, leadership development, campaign development/strategy and supervision of the CTU and NYCHA Lead Organizers. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to build relationships with low­‐income immigrants and be confident in door knocking, leadership development, campaign planning and development to fight displacement and win greater landlord/NYCHA accountability connecting the organizing to a larger more radical housing agenda. This position is supervised by the Executive Director.

About CAAAV:

CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities builds the leadership of pan-Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City to fight for racial, gender, and economic justice. We work closely in local coalitions and national alliances addressing issues of gentrification and fighting for larger reforms with an analysis on structural racism, patriarchy and capitalism. With a membership base of nearly 400 members and a base of over 3,000 supporters, CAAAV has been fighting for justice for communities of color in the U.S. for over 30 years.

Key Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

Program and Personnel Management

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, develop with staff the programmatic strategies, campaigns and initiatives to carry out organizing, alliance building, communications, and base-building work that advances the mission and objectives of CAAAV.
  • Develop with staff programmatic and individual workplans, reporting mechanisms, and budgets that align with the organization’s mission.
  • Provide direct supervision, individual and program evaluation, and manage ongoing professional development of staff to develop member leadership and campaigns/programs.
  • Represents the organization in strategic alliances and partnerships.
  • Work with staff and members to develop programs and campaigns that respond to members needs and organizational objectives.
  • Develop communications strategy related to campaigns and base-building and outreach.

Organizational Development

  • Coordinate Leads Team to guide overall strategy and direction of the organization.
  • Manage staff retreats and staff development sessions.
  • Lead strategic planning and organizational development processes.


  • Work with staff to prepare annual programmatic budgets and support preparation of annual organizational budgets.
  • Oversee that programs operate within budget guidelines.


  • Support the Executive Director to develop annual foundation fundraising plan, support with developing and maintain ongoing relationship with funders.
  • Work with staff to collect annual membership dues.

Additional Responsibilities and Shared Responsibilities

  • Manage strategic organizing campaigns, political and communication/media strategies, and connections to larger city/state/national vision.
  • Support other CAAAV campaigns, programs and organization-wide activities as needed.
  • Represent the organization at forums and other events.
  • Steps in to represent the organization in the Director’s absence.

Position Qualifications:

  • Have at least ten-years’ experience in community or union organizing, or equivalent experience in base-building, leadership development organizing campaigns, and direct actions.
  • Have at least three to five years’ of proven experience with organizational development and operations, with demonstrated ability to develop and supervise staff and develop leadership of members.
  • Knowledge of citywide political and organizational landscape desirable.
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills, including familiarity with and an ability to teach popular education techniques.
  • Be detail-oriented.
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Be committed to having a can-do, positive attitude.
  • Commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, and bottom-up social change.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Good team player and problem-solver.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to with subject heading: DEPUTY DIRECTOR by July 15, 2017. CAAAV is an equal opportunity employer. Women, immigrants, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and people of color from low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to high volume of calls, please do not call. Applicants will be notified for an interview by e-mail.