Message from Dr. Elisa Choi, Chairperson of the Asian American Commission:

Dear AAC Friends and Supporters,

Since the Asian American Commission (AAC) was established by statute of Massachusetts General Law over a decade ago, the last two and a half years have given rise to particularly notable and substantial growth of our organization.

Our more recent success would not have been possible without the capable leadership and professionalism of our Executive Director, Ms. Bora Chiemruom. Under her direction, the AAC has strengthened our programming, our community partnership support and collaborations, and our funding base, to reach pinnacles not previously attained since our inception.

We are saddened she is departing from our organization as Executive Director, but we are grateful she has provided a strong foundation for us, leaving the AAC stronger than ever. We wish her all the very best in her future endeavors.

Message from Bora Chiemruom, Executive Director of the Asian American Commission:

It has been an honor and privilege to serve the Asian American & Pacific Islander communities of Massachusetts in this 3-year term as Executive Director of the Asian American Commission (AAC), which I would have completed in February of 2018. After careful and thoughtful consideration, I have decided to leave my position early in November 2017 to ensure the best possible transition for the Commission. During the next 3 months, I will be working closely with the Search Committee to find my replacement.

In the meantime, I look forward to finishing my AAC tenure with the commitment to ensure the remaining AAC events of 2017 are successful, starting with the Young Leaders Symposium (September 23rd), the 1st AAC Advocacy Day at the State House (October 17th), and closing out the year with the 2nd Annual Asian American Civil Rights Forum (October 27th).

In the past two and half years, I have learned so much about our growing communities! We are a diverse group but with much in common that is, at the core, to help promote and bring about changes for the betterment of our Asian American & Pacific Islander communities.

The Commission is in its 11th year, and we have done a tremendous amount of work to promote the voices of our diverse Asian American & Pacific Islander communities of Massachusetts. As I am preparing to leave as Executive Director, my wish for the Commission and the future Executive Director is nothing short of the best and most successful year yet!

Thank you to all the Commissioners, community members, and the many community partners for all your support, guidance, collegial friendship, and commitment to our unique communities!

The Asian American Commission is hiring an Executive Director!

We’re seeking an Executive Director with 3-5 years of experience, or the equivalent, in the management of a community non-profit and/or for-profit organization, government agency, or business. A graduate degree in business management or government is a plus.

This opening provides a great opportunity to join a group of people that represents the interests of Asian Americans throughout the Commonwealth and is dedicated to advocacy on behalf of Asian Americans throughout Massachusetts.

The Commission’s goal is to recognize and highlight the vital contributions of Asian Americans to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth; to identify and address the needs and challenges facing residents of Asian ancestry; and to promote the well-being of this dynamic and diverse community, thereby advancing the interests of all persons who call Massachusetts home.

A full job description and information can be found HERE.   Application deadline is September 8, 2017. To apply for the position, please send your cover letter & resume to the Asian American Commission: