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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.

June 22, 2011

Written by C.N.

Links, Jobs, & Announcements #45

Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related opportunities for those interested in racial/ethnic/diversity issues. As always, the announcements and links are provided for informational purposes and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of the organization or college involved.

Position: Program Coordinator

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a leading, national non-profit organization working toward social justice in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The organization’s mission is to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.

Under the supervision of the APPEAL Executive Director and Program Manager, the Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities of the ADEPT Project, a data dissemination project funded by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program and some activities of the APPEAL PROMISE Network, a national network of individuals and organizations working towards a tobacco-free AA and NHPI community. This position will include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Compile and analyze data on AA and NHPI tobacco control and related social justice issues
  • Disseminate data on AA and NHPI tobacco control to community organizations, policymakers and ethnic and mainstream media
  • Plan, implement, monitor and troubleshoot project activities and progress
  • Assist with the production and distribution of Network materials including factsheets, toolkits and case studies
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance, support, and follow-up to partner organizations
  • Write and submit required program and documentation of progress and participate in regular communication with funders
  • Represent APPEAL at conferences, meetings and other events
  • Work effectively with diverse communities and marinating consistent communication with community partners, coalitions, and community leaders
  • Coordinate meetings and trainings with other staff and partners (e.g. scheduling, locating meeting venues, coordinating travel, etc.)
  • Commitment to the philosophy of APPEAL, to build community capacity and to provide technical assistance and training in a community competent manner
  • Other duties as requested by the Program Manager and Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or other relevant field, plus three years work experience or commensurate experience required
  • Understanding of and experience working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities (and other diverse communities) required
  • Experience in program coordination required
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-cultural communities. Experience working with communities of color and LGBT communities is desired
  • Ability to advocate for AA and NHPI communities on issues including those related to tobacco and its risk factors and other social justice areas
  • Strong research and analytical skills desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with community members and organizations required
  • Self-motivated and having the ability to balance working independently and part of a diverse team
  • Ability to multi-task, provide consistent follow-up, and prioritize effectively
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills required
  • Proficiency with PC-based computers and Window, experience with Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet required, PowerPoint desired
  • Some travel may be required

Email resume and cover letter to: Please include position title in subject line.


Send resume and cover letter to: APPEAL—Program Coordinator
Hiring Committee:
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Interviews will be granted according to the qualifications of the applicant. APPEAL is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Watch for Free: Vincent Who?

To honor the 29th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin (June 23, 2011), an online version of “Vincent Who?” can be viewed for free. This limited-time offer (until the end of July 2011) is brought to you by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) and the producers of “Vincent Who?”

Also on the new site is the latest touring schedule for 2011-12, more research material on the Vincent Chin case and ordering information for your very own V. Chin t-shirts from Blacklava.

Please note that this new site,, along with the APAP website, are the only sites affiliated with the non-profit efforts of APAP and the film’s producers, including the documentary’s writer/producer, Curtis Chin. Because there may be unaffiliated, for-profit sites, we encourage you to turn to and APAP.

May we continue to learn from, and honor the memory of, Vincent Chin! Thanks for your continued support!

Curtis Chin

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