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Regional Policy Lead

As a Regional Policy Lead, you will lead one of the following U.S. Policy Teams:
- Northeast Policy Team: MD, PA, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, VT, NH, ME
- West Policy Team: AK, HI, CA, NV, UT, CO, WY, MT, ID, OR, WA
(More policy teams for additional regions will be created as our Policy Department expands!)

Each Policy Team will be headed by a Policy Lead and composed of Policy Associates and Policy Researchers.

Each Policy Team's focus will be to influence local and state-level policy in their respective regions through:
(1) Directly advocating to legislators for legislation DAY aligns with.
(2) Hosting, supporting, publicizing, or organizing protests / rallies that align with DAY values.
(3) Heavily prioritizing partnering with organizations, organizers, or groups with the interest of creating policy change.
(4) Host advocacy or community events that push towards legislative or social change that DAY aligns with.
(5) Testifying at legislative hearings for policy or change that DAY aligns with.
(6) Publicly denouncing legislation or legislators that do not align with DAY’s values.
(7) Supporting and uplifting community voices in cities by providing opportunities for the public to create substantial legislative change
(8) Endorsing and further publicizing legislation or causes that DAY aligns with.

As a Regional Policy Lead, you will be responsible for:
- Creating and enacting the long-term vision for your Policy Team's focus
- Spearheading the creation and infrastructure for your Policy Team
- Meeting with legislators to express DAY's policy views and advocate directly to them
- Partnering with organizations or organizers that align with DAY's values
- Manage the day-to-day of your Policy Team

Policy Leads will be asked to travel (all expenses covered) around your respective Policy Team's regions for Policy meetings. Therefore, preference will be given to residents in the area; however, the position is open to ALL in the United States.

Most importantly, a leader at Dear Asian Youth needs to be passionate, hardworking, kind, and creative. You will be expected to facilitate a healthy and productive work environment in which all members of the Policy Department feel safe, heard, and respected.

This position will require up to 8-10/hrs per week.

Applications are due by

April 21, 2023

Qualities We Look For

Soft Skills: commitment to the cause, integrity/honesty, professional and proactive work ethic, creativity, healthy communication and teamwork capabilities, ability to motivate staff.

Hard Skills: excellent written communication skills, understanding of U.S. policy, effective time management skills and the ability to multitask, attention to detail, knowledge of legislative processes, political awareness, etc.


Email the Policy Director, Saoud (

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