Two Positions Available: Deputy Director and Program Coordinator (Community Health Promotions)

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Position Available: Deputy Director
Location: Cleveland/Akron, Ohio
Pay Rate: Based on qualifications (.75-1.0 FTE, exempt)

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is a growing non-profit multi-service agency with two sites (Akron and Cleveland) along with a federally qualified health center in Midtown Cleveland serving predominantly low-income, underserved, limited English-speaking Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other immigrant and refugee populations of all ages. Our mission is to empower AAPIs in Northeast Ohio to enhance their well-being, build their communities and to improve their self-sufficiency through culturally and linguistically relevant information and services.

ASIA has created a new position the deputy director.   This job description is the broadest of the COO-track positions: the role oversees everything internal, freeing up the executive director to focus on external matters such as fundraising, public relations, and partnerships.
Reporting to the executive director (ED), the deputy director is responsible for program development, program management, and support to the ED to develop and implement long-term strategic vision for the organization.  The Executive Director is looking for a strong Deputy
Director who will build the infrastructure to ably support ASIA in its further development.  He or she will identify programmatic and agency-wide weaknesses, develop and successfully execute strategies for improvement that factors accountability, builds internal capacity, and addresses longterm sustainability. The position reports directly to the Executive Director and is part of the Leadership Team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • ¬†Advise the Executive Director and program staff on ways to enhance program/project to ensure goals and objectives are met.
  • ¬†Identify and develop grant proposals for new projects/programs or to support existing projects/programs based on priorities established by the Executive Director.
  • Develop project/program evaluations. Conduct project/program evaluations and confer with program staff when necessary to ensure accuracy in the data collected.
  • ¬†Monitor progress with program/project activities and advise the Executive Director on ways to ensure program/project goals and objectives can be met.
  • ¬†Provide budgeting and financing guidance and support to senior program staff and the agency.
  • ¬†Submit program and/or budget reports on a timely basis in cooperation with program staff and Director of Finance.
  • ¬†Attend meetings, events and activities as expected of other ASIA staff.
  • ¬†Advise the agency with regards to prevention standards certification or other agency credentialing requirements.
  • ¬†When directed, mentor staff in preparation for prevention or other certification examinations.
  • ¬†Participate on the agency‚Äôs leadership team and contribute and provide recommendation to agency‚Äôs overall operations and strategic direction.
  • ¬†Provide timely reports and communications related to assigned projects and responsibilities
  • ¬†Attend regular staff and business meetings; and keep good records for all activities and do administrative duties as it pertains to the position‚Äôs scope of work
  • ¬†Represent the organization and the program in the community (attend outside meetings, etc.)
  • ¬†Other duties as assigned by the supervisor


  • ¬†3 to 5+ distinguished years in a senior management position in a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agencies
  • ¬†Advance degree, Master‚Äôs or substitute with comparable level of experience
  • ¬†An accomplished, strategic manager with a track record of leading programs, growth and change and building organizational capacity
  • ¬†Expertise in program conceptualization, development, implementation, and evaluation
  • ¬†Demonstrated track record of being a performance-based manager and supervisor who is highly analytical, organized, resourceful, and creative
  • ¬†Experience driving results and organizational improvement through performance outcomes
  • ¬†Experience leading, supervising, and developing staff
  • ¬†Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations
  • ¬†Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
  • ¬†Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people ‚Äď junior and senior, for-profit and nonprofit, and from diverse backgrounds
  • ¬†Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • ¬†Passionate about ASIA‚Äôs mission and impact
  • ¬†Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • ¬†Transparent, direct, with substance
  • ¬†Self-starter, self-disciplined
  • ¬†Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel. Publisher
  • ¬†Access to transportation with valid driver‚Äôs license required
  • ¬†Authorized to work and pass criminal background check

General Information
35-40 hours per week.¬† Position offers full benefits (Paid time off ‚Äď personal, vacation and holidays; LTD, Life, Dental/Vision, Health, EAP, and retirement plan).¬† For interested candidates, please send resume and cover letter to Mao Vue (¬†
No calls please.


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Position Available:           Program Coordinator (Community Health Promotions)
Location:                            Cleveland, Ohio
Pay Rate:                            (.75 to 1.0 FTE; rate based on qualifications) with prorated (depends on actual hours of work) medical and retirement benefits, generous time off package, opportunities for skills/job training and promotions.

Asian Services In Action (ASIA) is a growing non-profit multi-service agency with two sites (Akron and Cleveland) and operates the International Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center serving predominantly low-income, underserved, limited English-speaking Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and other immigrant and refugee populations of all ages. Our mission is to empower AAPIs in Northeast Ohio to enhance their well-being, build their communities and to improve their self-sufficiency through culturally and linguistically relevant information and services.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated person with competent skills in the area of community health promotions, including disease prevention, education, and outreach.  The incumbent must possess strong organizational, program development and implementation skills, competency and proficiency in engaging Asian ethnic communities, ability to manage multiple contracts, meet deadlines for grant reporting,
and is motivated to grow the community health promotions program at ASIA.

The primary role of this position is to provide day-to-day coordination of grant funded CHP programs.  Current or pending programs (subject to availability of grant funding) include:

  • ACA outreach and enrollment
  • Diabetes prevention and education program
  • Childhood lead prevention
  • Breast and cervical cancer prevention
  • Hepatitis B education and outreach
  • HIV/AIDS testing and screening
  • Adult immunization outreach

We are looking for a person who is independent and flexible.  He or she is a team player, communicates effectively, and is results driven.   The position works actively with ethnic communities; coordinates the work of bilingual community health outreach workers; and works to build partnership with diverse Asian and other communities.  The position has the possibility of taking on greater responsibilities and roles with the agency, provided that the candidate demonstrates potential, motivation and commitment.  The position reports directly to the Community Health Promotions Manager and work strategically with ASIA’s International Community Health Center, a federally qualified health center.


  • Plan and organize activities related to CHP grant-funded programs.
  • Conduct health education outreach into the community and give community presentations.
  • Support and assist contracted consultants (e.g. community health workers)to implement specific program activities.
  • Implement surveys and other data collection tools for the purpose tracking project information to be reported back to the funder.
  • Work closely with evaluation consultant to ensure program coordination.
  • Assist the Community Health Promotions Manager and take a lead in CHP new program development.
  • Provide accurate reports to the CHP Manager on the progress of projects; complete project paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Maintain regular and open communication with agency staff and external community partners.
  • Support the CHP Manager in development of a sustainability plan which includes program development, and identification and securing of other resources.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

o Require bachelors in Community Health Promotions, Public Health, Health Education,  or other related field with 1-2 years of experience; masters degree is desirable but not required (candidates with CHES, OCPS or other credentials receive preference).
o Demonstrated track record in program accountability (i.e. managing budget, fulfilling grant required reports and other deliverables, etc.)
o Effective communicator (both written and spoken)
o Ability to reach and engage Asian ethnic communities and other program related stakeholders
o Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize work
o Ability and some experience in program evaluation, development and sustainability.
o Computer skills including proficiency with word processing programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, etc.
o Flexible, and able to plan and prioritize workflow and meet tight deadlines
o Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
o Require some evening and weekend hours
o Demonstrated competence in working on behalf of Asian Pacific Americans
o Proficient in a major Asian language desired
o Must pass criminal background check and have a valid Ohio State driver’s license

Please send cover letter and resume to:  Mao Vue (  Visit
No calls please.


Asian Services In Action, Inc. promotes equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.  ASIA will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women, minorities, and disabled are encouraged to apply.