Chief of Staff

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

About the organization

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) is the only national, multi-issue advocacy organization in the United States with the mission to build collective power of all AAPI women and girls to gain full agency over our lives, our families, and our communities. Founded in 1996, we are a growing and dynamic organization with staff in five offices and local volunteer-led chapters in fifteen cities.


NAPAWF is seeking a seasoned, collaborative, and effective professional responsible for the financial and cultural sustainability of the organization, working with the executive team to create the infrastructure necessary for NAPAWF’s continued success and growth.
The Chief of Staff will be a thought partner to the Executive Director (ED) and the other members of the Executive Team, supporting the overall work of the organization by serving as the glue to holds together the Executive Team, helping move the internal work forward, and ensuring an infrastructure and managing change to support a growing organization. The Chief of Staff will be charged with the day-to-day management of grants administration and development, providing robust support to the ED in Board relations, ensuring staff meetings and development are oriented toward a culture of learning with a bias for effectiveness, and works to set a tone commensurate with the values of the organization, which are leadership, boldness, racial and gender justice, co-creation, and responsive and adaptive learning. The Chief of Staff will own large-scale events, coordinating other staff members and stakeholders to plan and execute successful events that align with the organization’s leadership development and policy agenda goals.


As an advocacy organization designed for significant social impact and scale serving as the voice of APPI women’s issues, NAPAWF seeks a Chief of Staff that has the experience and ability to build the operational foundation necessary to support a rapidly growing organization.

The Chief of Staff will do this by:
• Providing leadership, guidance, and support to direct reports (e.g. Development Associate), team members, and others that drives success and reinforces our core values.
• Designing and leading large-scale initiatives aligned to the organizational strategic plan.
• Supporting on the prospect identification/ cultivation towards new funding models and opportunities
• Coordinating cross-functional events and meetings (e.g. for fundraising, team retreats, etc.)
• Cultivating ongoing professional learning opportunities and team goals across the organization, in concert with Program and HR & Operations


Commensurate with experience

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