About 18MR

18 Million Rising (18MR) brings Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. We are using this Asian American identity as the foundation to build a more just and creative world where our experiences are affirmed, our leadership is valued, and all of us have the opportunity to thrive.

Using technology and popular culture, we develop new ways for Asian Americans and our allies to collaborate, create new ways of being, and transform the world around us. We utilize digital-first advocacy tactics to elevate the voices of and mobilize our over 175,000 members to take action on issues that matter to them. We create meeting places online where young Asian Americans can deliberate together about what it means to be Asian American in the 21st century.

Read more about our operating principles here.


The Managing Director is a senior leader responsible for shaping 18MR’s emerging internal capacity around planning and management as it enters a third year of robust staff growth. A thoughtful, process-minded champion for sustainability, the Managing Director helps ensure that everyone on the team has what they need to communicate, create job accountability, and nurture our leaderful culture as we expand our staffing and capacity. They will be a thought partner for the Executive Director as they work to build a more robust strategic frame for all our work and guide 18MR into our next phase of growth.

A strong candidate for this position understands the connection between robust, equitable systems and organizational success. They will have a strong sense of what makes teams successful, and the people skills to help the team set, measure, and live up to their goals. They have an understanding of budgeting and cash flow management, especially for growing organizations. They have experience managing systems for remote teams and have a sense of how culture works differently when many team members are working by themselves on a day-to-day basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience building liberating systems for running organizations that value the leadership of all their team members. They have a passion for effective and flexible technical tools for getting the job done, and are eager to learn more about new tools and best practices in the field. They know how to translate needs across areas of expertise and work hard to listen for understanding. They are comfortable mediating conflict and finding solutions that help team members thrive despite the constraints of a budget.

The Managing Director will report to the Executive Director.



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