Job Locations US-NY-New York
Regular Full-Time



Who we are:

Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York City. Founded in 1974 in Manhattan’s Chinatown to advocate for equal rights, AAFE has transformed in the past four decades to become one of the city’s leading housing, social service and community development organizations. AAFE advances racial, social and economic justice for Asian Americans and other systematically disadvantaged communities, guided by our experiences as Asian Americans and our commitment to civil rights. AAFE is nationally recognized as an innovative affordable housing developer and property manager; we have created and preserved more than 1,000 affordable rental units in Manhattan and Queens and provided over $400 million in mortgage financing for first-time homebuyers. Through our affiliate, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, AAFE supports immigrant entrepreneurs, offering low-interest loans and training programs. From neighborhood offices in Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Manhattan) and Flushing and Jackson Heights (Queens) we provide an array of multilingual counseling and educational programs in support of low-income tenants, seniors and immigrant youth. AAFE strives for a more equitable city, through research, advocacy and grassroots community organizing. 


Position Summary & Responsibilities:

The Smoking Cessation Navigator serves AAFE’s mission to empower immigrant communities through the provision of planning, community outreach, education, and direct client services for the Smoking Cessation Program. The Navigator is responsible to meet contract deliverables and provide quality services. 


  • Develop weekly outreach plan to reach smokers in program targeted areas 
  • Initiate and maintain community partnerships 
  • Set up meetings with community partners, develop meeting summaries and action plans
  • Provide assistance to walk-in clients and phone inquiries
  • Provide one-on-one counseling, advocacy, and follow-up services for clients with smoking cessation, healthcare, and social service issues
  • Advocate on behalf of clients to resolve issues related to healthcare, medical billing, and government benefits
  • Plan and monitor recruitment and retention efforts, participant tracking and distribution of participant incentives
  • Maintain and update both client files and digital records in the funder database system and/or internal database accurately and timely as required. Prepare materials and facilitate community educational workshops
  • Recruit individuals and families to participate in community educational workshops
  • Serve as the liaison with NYU partners to collaborate and participate on Smoking Cessation activities, other health related initiatives, and partnership activities. 
  • Develop and submit regular program and progress reports
  • Participate in department and staff meetings and trainings
  • Share light chores to maintain cleanliness and neatness in the office.
  • Support office operation as needed
  • Other responsibilities as assigned



  • Bilingual/Fluent in English/Spanish or English/Mandarin
  • Bachelor’s degree or any combination of High School degree or equivalent with any experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the job responsibilities.
  • 2 years of  experience in community outreach, addiction counseling or public health.
  • 2 years of experience in organizing campaign planning/development 
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail and focus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and social media platforms
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to present information to a diverse client base- specifically racially, ethnically and socially diverse.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and information
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple complex projects

COMPENSATION: $50,000 annually


How we work:

We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve, deserve our very best every day.  We are a results-driven organization that focuses on inclusiveness, empowerment and impact. AAFE employees are accountable, collaborative and strong communicators with a core strength of community service and development.  We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other, and the communities we serve, with respect and dignity.  We have an aptitude for technology and a strong desire to continuously learn. This philosophy expands to the way we manage our work and the way we put our best foot forward.  Expectations for all staff: 

  • Support efforts that ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Understand and embrace the value in collaborating with people of different cultures, races, genders, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences and ideas.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful attitude.
  • Enjoy your time at work


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