NAKASEC VA is seeking a Project Design + Curriculum Development Consultant to work with us to raise awareness of the impacts of racism on Asian Americans in Virginia. This is part of a larger effort to launch a violence prevention project to mitigate racially-motivated discrimination, harassment, and violence towards Asian Americans. This consultant will work with the part-time Special Projects Coordinator (to be hired).
A consultant who will:
- Design a project timeline to implement a minimum of 8 trainings (through May 2023)
- Provide support for the hiring of a Special Projects Coordinator (P/T) – draft job description already available
- Develop a curriculum guide and curriculum
- Conduct data analysis from canvassing conversations and lead 1-2 focus groups with staff, to incorporate into the curriculum and communications about the curriculum
- Develop a communications and media plan to promote the curriculum guide and curriculum
- Consult and work with Special Projects Coordinator to develop collateral materials, such as social media posts, press releases, outreach letter to potential partners, website content, etc. and programming for May 2022 (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month)
- Evaluate the overall first year of the project
KEY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
- Mission alignment: Commitment to social, economic and racial justice. A belief in community’s ability to support each other, organize and achieve desired goals together
- Professional or educational background specific to Asian American studies, curriculum development, and project management (can take a big project and break it down into manageable chunks)
- Ability to work well with others
- Goal and deadlines-oriented
- Takes initiative / self-starter
- Thinks well on their feet and enjoys problem solving
- Plus: Professional or educational background specific to public health and/or violence prevention education, whether formal or informal
- Plus: Is based in the DMV region and/or has experience working in the area, particularly with Asian American communities
- Plus: Has experience applying participatory principles of popular education
Duration: immediately to May 2022
Reports to: Director, for the time being. May also work with Organizing Team Lead
Email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Consultant application” by 11:59 PM, August 24, 2021 for priority consideration.
ABOUT NAKASEC VA & BACKGROUND INFO
NAKASEC (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium) is a dynamic grassroots-based organization founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans and Asian Americans within the social justice movement. Its mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic and racial justice. Local affiliates include NAKASEC Virginia, HANA Center in Illinois, Woori Center in Pennsylvania, and MinKwon Center for Community Action in New York. The Virginia chapter was established in 2012, and current programs include Community Organizing, Civic Engagement, Community Services, and Leadership Development.
NAKASEC Virginia organizes Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. Through community organizing, public policy advocacy, civic engagement, and youth leadership development, NAKASEC VA works to build a future in which low- and middle-income, immigrant, people of color, and marginalized communities can fully participate in U.S. society and work together as makers of lasting change.
What will the Special Projects Coordinator do?
The Special Projects Coordinator is responsible for:
- Exploring and developing anti-violence educational resources (like workshops, social media content, etc. more tailored for Asian American audiences in Virginia)
- Organizing workshops and other opportunities to present these resources
- Creating programming that is arts & culture-based that uplifts a variety of Asian American experiences and connects with racial, economic, and social justice
- Developing mental health resources for Asian Americans
What NAKASEC Virginia has done to date:
- Organized seven “heal + support” spaces for Asian American (typically by a subgroup, like NAKASEC VA staff, women, Korean speakers, men, LGBTQ identifying individuals) facilitated by mental health professionals as a means to emotionally process
- Had conversations with Asian American voters at the doors about their experiences with identity-based, racially motivated incidences
- Organized three virtual events featuring Asian American artists talking about creativity and creation (including one comedy night) as a way to present our communities outside of a “victim” frame
NAKASEC VA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.