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Established in 1984 by Vietnamese refugees, VACA aims to support Vietnamese refugees and immigrants in Boston. Our mission is to promote family self-sufficiency, well–being, and support the empowerment of the Vietnamese population in Dorchester and Greater Boston.

Location: 42 Charles Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
Report to: Executive Director (ED)
Allowance: According to VACA’s policy


  1. Coordinate and implement grant research
  2. Develop and write grant proposals that reflect the activities and work plans of VACA
  3. Develop budgets and fundraising plans
  4. Support Executive Director, staffs in program implementation, including planning, reporting and monitoring of project activities;
  5. Support documentation of program activities, particularly the application of digital technology for creative reporting (bi-annually, annually or after events);
  6. Support editing and proof-reading when necessary (Vietnamese – English and vice versa)
  7. Others as appropriate.


Expected Requirements:

  • Bilingual (English-Vietnamese) speaking
  • Good computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Ms. Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Good command of English, including interpretation and translation from Vietnamese to English and vice-versa;
  • Commitment and inspiration to work in development areas;
  • Knowledge of development work, but not essential.