Position: Coalition Coordinator (Part-time Consultant)
Fiscal Agency: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Compensation: $100 per hour
Hours: Part-Time, up to 20 hours/month but can vary
Employment Period: Two years with possibility of longer dependent on funding
Location: Remote, operating on Pacific Standard Time
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, and open until filled
Posting: February 2024

About the California Local Voting Coalition
The California Local Voting Coalition was formed in April 2023, as an increasing number of localities throughout the state advanced efforts to expand enfranchisement to immigrant voters. Coalition partners include: Chinese for Affirmative Action (fiscal agency) (San Francisco), VietRISE (Santa Ana), the Harbor Institute for Immigrant and Economic Justice (Santa Ana), SIREN (San Jose), the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (National), Uniting Parents of Pasadena (Pasadena), GO Public Schools (Oakland), and Amigos de Guadalupe (San Jose). The coalition’s mission is to support local efforts to end the political exclusion of 15.1% of California voting age residents because of their federal immigration status and advocate to expand voting rights to all people, regardless of such status, statewide. We believe that people should not be excluded from participating in decisions about where they live just because of where they were born. We envision every member of a community having a voice in making decisions that will affect them. Having more people participate in our democracy makes communities stronger, better, and more likely to reflect the needs and values of the people living in them.


The California Local Voting Coalition is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). For more information on CAA, please see below.

Position Overview
The California Local Voting Coalition is seeking a part-time consultant coordinator to support the coalition partners in advancing our mission. This is an opportunity to work with immigrant rights groups across the state with varying sector expertise. The mission of the coalition is advanced through regular meetings and specific projects that focus on the local, with statewide impact.

The coordinator’s responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

  • Coordinating specific coalition projects such as:
    • Drafting model language for immigrant voting policy
    • Developing a Toolkit
    • Organizing funder briefings/engagement
  • Outreaching to potential coalition members and organizations/actors in cities where they might be considering immigrant voting
    • Tracking progress and reporting on grant deliverables
  • Coordinating and facilitating regular meetings
    • Preparing agendas
    • Sending email reminders
  • Facilitating subcommittee meetings
  • Supporting the Coalition to establish stronger infrastructure
  • Organizing quarterly check-in with partners
  • Managing coalition partner organizations towards successfully meeting coalition and funder goals.

The consultant reports to a supervisory team comprised of the Harbor Institute, VietRISE, and CAA, and is expected to work 20 hours/month on Pacific Standard Time, for up to 2 years, beginning March 2024. The position is mostly remote although there may be opportunities for some travel to meet with partners depending on where the consultant is located.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the California Local Voting
  • Coalition including a commitment to immigrant rights, democracy, civic engagement, and grassroots organizing
  • **Experience with facilitating coalitions, initiatives, or large groups
  • Familiar with the process of state and local policymaking, grassroots organizing, campaigns/campaign organizing, and statewide coalition building
  • Experienced in managing and coordinating coalitions, including developing and implementing decision making roles and processes, conflict resolution, and leading with an equity mindset
  • Comfortable with fluid and fast-paced environments
  • Open to direction, learning, and feedback
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Respectful and communicative with colleagues and coalition partners
  • Willing to pitch in, from bringing your ideas and judgment to the table to rolling up your sleeves to get the work done

To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “California Local Voting Consultant.” In your cover letter, please include 1) your interest in the position; 2) relevant experience; and 3) your earliest start date and the weeks you are available. Include a sample of an agenda you have written, either in Word Doc or Slidedeck format, and two to three references.

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP, as applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

CAA is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

About CAA
Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice.


At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.


In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths. Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs.


In 2020, CAA was one of the founding organizations of Stop AAPI Hate (SAH), a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). SAH strives to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

Full Description

$100,000-145,000

Position: Stop AAPI Hate Digital Director
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $100,000-145,000
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Remote, hybrid, or in-office in Los Angeles/San Francisco 
Reports to: Stop AAPI Hate Managing Director
Deadline: March 1, 2024  
Posting: February 1, 2024

Position Overview 
Reporting to the Stop AAPI Hate Managing Director, the Digital Director is responsible for driving the coalition’s multi-channel digital strategy — including digital communications (email, marketing/advertising, and social media), digital advocacy, and digital fundraising — in close coordination with the Communications, Policy & Advocacy, and Fund Development teams. The ideal candidate is creative, team-oriented, and experienced in developing and implementing proactive strategies for optimizing digital engagement and acquisition. This role also demands a deep understanding of key racial justice issues impacting AAPI communities in the U.S.

This role is an exempt position and can either work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two, including potential access to our other designated partner office in Los Angeles. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic in-person staff gatherings, primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities
Strategic Planning and Implementation

  • Lead the development and implementation of a long-term, multi-channel digital strategy for the Stop AAPI Hate coalition, in line with our organizational goals.
    • Provide an inspiring vision and KPIs for expanding the coalition’s digital work to grow the organization’s reach and influence across email, social media, our website, and other digital spaces. 
  • Proactively propose new and creative strategies, tools, tactics, and opportunities to optimize digital engagement, acquisition, and impact across core areas of work, including: social media, email, SMS, digital marketing/advertising, digital advocacy, and digital fundraising.
  • Work closely with various internal teams (communications, policy & advocacy, fund development, and data & research) to help them execute specific campaigns and projects.
    • Provide both high-level guidance (e.g. recommending tactics for mobilizing supporters around a digital petition) and hands-on support as needed (e.g. editing copy for digital channels).
    • Identify optimal actions (organic and/or paid) to achieve specific advocacy, communications, and fundraising campaign goals.
  • Participate in cross-team content development brainstorms, planning meetings, and work sessions.
  • Ensure that all work adheres to WCAG AA web accessibility guidelines and best practices

Measurement and Analytics

  • Assist the communications team in developing a framework and concrete processes for measuring, analyzing, and reporting performance data across digital channels, including social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn, X, etc), our website, and our email program.
    • Establish performance indicators, goals and benchmarks.
    • Utilize EveryAction, in-app social media tools, and other software to help the communications team track and measure performance metrics.
    • Recommend new tools and tactics as needed.
  • Drive testing and online audience analysis to gather actionable insights on our target demographic(s) and improve user experience.
  • Provide regular recommendations for pivots and improvement based on data analytics.

Brand-building and Strategic Messaging

  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Communications on:
    • Increasing brand awareness and relevance.
    • Developing strategic messaging and narrative change strategies to shape the public’s understanding of AAPI communities and the issues that matter to them.
    • Crisis communications work, as needed.
  • Oversee digital content broadly to ensure message alignment, meaningful impact, and brand consistency across email, website, SMS, digital ads, and social media communications.

Management

  • In coordination with the Communications Director and Managing Director of Advocacy, help set and manage budget and workflow priorities for various campaigns and initiatives.
  • Oversee strategy and implementation within the EveryAction CRM.
  • Help ensure data privacy, compliance, and security guidelines are adhered to across all platforms with protocols developed by internal IT & Security Department
  • Supervise 1-2 direct reports 
  • Manage relationships with relevant external vendors/contractors and partners as needed.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • At least 5+ years of relevant work experience in digital communications, marketing, organizing, advocacy, etc.
    • Experience working in a nonprofit, advocacy, journalism, or political campaign setting is highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated track record of leading successful digital programs and campaigns.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practice.
  • Strong understanding of issues related to racial equity, social justice, and/or policy advocacy, as well as an ability to keep a pulse on cultural trends and priorities of AAPI communities.
  • Experience managing teams and direct reports, with an ability to inspire colleagues with creativity and empathy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with ad copywriting/copy editing is a huge plus.
  • Deep knowledge of social media trends and platforms including but not limited to X, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, Threads, and YouTube. 
  • Experience using digital communications, CRM, and analytics tools such as EveryAction, Instagram Analytics, etc.
  • Solid understanding of strategic messaging and narrative change.
  • Willingness to serve as on-camera talent for social media video content on a limited basis is highly desired but not required.

About Stop AAPI Hate 
Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

As the nation’s largest reporting center tracking anti-AAPI hate acts, our coalition publishes data insights and research findings to paint a vivid and nuanced picture of racism and other forms of bigotry as it is experienced by our communities. Leveraging our core strategies – Data & Research, Policy & Advocacy, Community Capacity Building, and Narrative Change – we drive progress across three distinct issue areas to create a safer, more equitable future for all. Learn more at https://stopaapihate.org

About Chinese for Affirmative Action 
Chinese for Affirmative Action is one of the founding partners of Stop AAPI Hate and also serves as its fiscal sponsor. With a legacy of more than five decades of achievements in civil rights and community progress, CAA continues to be a leader in and on behalf of the broader Asian American community.  

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. Learn more at www.caasf.org

We are committed to supporting our employees to thrive in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and professional development stipend.

To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to employment@stopaapihate.org by March 1, 2024. In the subject line, please write “SAH Digital Director Application.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions: 1) What about our mission or values inspires you? 2) What is the most impactful digital campaign or project you’ve worked on and why?

In addition to your cover letter and resume, please submit 1-2 writing samples, which can include existing/past social media copy, video script, essay, digital strategy plan, or other relevant content. 

SAH is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Staff hired by SAH will be employees of CAA.

CAA is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and those who are differently-abled people are encouraged to apply. CAA will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.

Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/careers/ for the most updated job description and if the position is still open.

Full Description

BACKGROUND 
Asian Americans for Civil Rights & Equality (AACRE) is a network of 11 progressive grassroots groups serving distinct Asian American communities (e.g., recent refugees/immigrants, incarcerated/formerly incarcerated, South Asian, queer and trans people). Individual AACRE groups have widely varying current capacities, ranging from all-volunteer groups (Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, APEX Express, Hyphen, Network on Religion and Justice, VietUnity, Visibility Project), to small but professionally staffed groups (Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Lavender Phoenix, Hmong Innovating Politics, Asian Refugees United), to Chinese for Affirmative Action, a well-staffed legacy civil rights group that has been a lead partner in large scale coalitions such as Stop AAPI Hate

AACRE established a Safety Pod whose goal is to create community-based and collective responses to harm. These responses are rooted in social justice values that cultivate strong trusting relationships that open up lines of communication, build support for people, and develop policies based on learned and lived experiences. AACRE Values inform all of our work and include: Compassion, Embracing Risk, Principled Leadership, Creativity, Reciprocal Learning, Inclusion, Community Engagement, Collaboration, Liberation, & Solidarity. 

REQUEST FOR CONSULTANT 
The AACRE Safety Pod seeks a consultant that will: 

  • Support the culture building process of incorporating transformative justice practices throughout the AACRE network. 
  • Provide best practices when navigating spaces with multiple layers of leadership and transformative justice capacity building 
  • Conduct a comprehensive online transformative justice training series for the staff, leadership and volunteers of the AACRE network. 
  • Ten hour series, occurring July-September 2024 TBD

This series should include: 

  • An overview of transformative justice and how it relates to restorative justice and healing justice 
  • An overview of how trauma impacts the brain 
  • An understanding of accountability and how it impact organizers 
  • How personal responsibility is embedded into transformative justice practice  
  • Culturally appropriate case studies of transformative justice in action 
  • Opportunities for staff/leadership input and engagement 
  • Set up and run the Zoom trainings 

QUALIFICATIONS
The consultant should be: 

  • A field leader in transformative justice theory, framework and practices for 5 years+ 
  • An experienced trainer/facilitator with the ability to actively listen and encourage dialogue
  • Culturally responsive understanding of how transformative justice practices could be informed by the Asian American experience. 
  • Aligned deeply with the mission and values of AACRE, taking a proactive stance on social justice causes 
  • Have experience working with coalitions 

TIMELINE: This series will run July – September  2024 

BUDGET: $15-20K 

SUBMISSION: Please submit proposals by Friday, March 1, 2024 electronically to mlee@aacre.org with the subject line “Transformative Justice Consultant Proposal”. 

PROCESS: Proposals will be evaluated on thoroughness of response, a demonstrated understanding of AACRE’s mission and vision and the requisite qualifications and experience to perform the proposed work. All submitted proposals will be reviewed and leads will be contacted by Friday, March 15, 2024

Full Description

$90,000-$140,000

Position: Stop AAPI Hate Director of Federal Policy
Organization: AAPI Equity Alliance
Salary: $90,000-$140,000
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Overview
The national coalition Stop AAPI Hate seeks a Director of Federal Policy to lead Stop AAPI Hate’s fight at the federal level for people-centered, data-based policy solutions that address systemic racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This person will devise, lead, and execute on the coalition’s federal strategy and engage federal-level stakeholders, such as Congress, the executive branch, and allied partners, to advance core priorities for Stop AAPI Hate such as civil rights.  

A member of the Policy & Advocacy team at Stop AAPI Hate, the Director of Federal Policy reports to the Managing Director of Policy and Counsel at AAPI Equity Alliance (a co-founding partner of Stop AAPI Hate) and works closely and collaboratively with cross-functional teams across the coalition. While the AAPI Equity Alliance office is in Los Angeles, members of the Stop AAPI Hate team work remotely nationwide and it is expected that the Director of Federal Policy will be based in Washington, DC. Some travel may be required, including to participate in periodic staff convenings in California. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Stop AAPI Hate leadership team to create a strategic vision for advancing Stop AAPI Hate’s policy and advocacy priorities at the federal level and provide ongoing strategic guidance 
  • Direct and execute on the federal strategy 
  • Serve as chief liaison to Congress, the White House, and federal agencies and lead engagement, from lobby visits to long-term relationship building
  • Participate on behalf of Stop AAPI Hate in coalition spaces with allies
  • Represent Stop AAPI Hate at key events to grow our presence and visibility in Washington, DC
  • Research, analyze, and monitor federal policy developments and provide timely updates and counsel to the coalition  
  • Draft talking points, hearing testimony, letters, public comment, and other products
  • Contribute to Stop AAPI Hate research reports, social media posts, and other publications
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • At least 5-7 years of professional experience in public policy at the federal level, whether in government or in a policy, advocacy, or government relations role outside of government
  • Deep understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes, policy issues related to Stop AAPI Hate’s work, and political landscape
  • Strong pre-existing relationships with federal stakeholders
  • Superb communication skills, including ability to clearly and impactfully communicate Stop AAPI Hate’s positions and quickly establish credibility and rapport 
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative, balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and use sound judgment in ambiguous, fast-changing, and unpredictable environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively both in person and remotely with teammates and a diverse set of stakeholders 
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Stop AAPI Hate

About Stop AAPI Hate
Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

Since our launch two years ago, our reporting center has documented over 11,000 acts of hate against AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-AAPI racism. Our efforts have captured the attention of lawmakers and catalyzed them into action and spurred a broader movement for progressive change. Going forward, Stop AAPI Hate’s work in research and data, policy advocacy, narrative change, and community capacity building will address core issues areas including education equity and ethnic studies, community safety and resilience, and civil rights and racial justice. Learn more at https://stopaapihate.org.  

About AAPI Equity Alliance
AAPI Equity Alliance (formerly, the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council or A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the AAPI community in Los Angeles County and beyond. We are dedicated to improving the lives of AAPIs through civic engagement, capacity building, and policy advocacy. Learn more at https://aapiequityalliance.org/

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample in one pdf to employment@stopaapihate.org. In the subject line,  please write “SAH Director of Federal Policy.” In the cover letter, please propose how you would strategically advance Stop AAPI Hate’s work at the federal level in either civil rights or anti-Asian scapegoating

AAPI Equity Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status, disability, or marital status. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/careers/ for the most updated job description and if the position is still open.

Full Description

Position: CAA Graduate Student Summer Intern
Employer: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Stipend: Up to $1,150/week total including funding from intern’s school
Hours: Full-time; non-exempt, from 5/28/24 to 8/9/24
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: January 2024

About CAA and AACRE  

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. 

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths.  Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

More recently, CAA, along with AAPI Equity Alliance and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department, launched the Stop AAPI Hate coalition to document and respond to incidents of hate at the local, state, and national levels. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate. Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. 

At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.

Position Overview

CAA is seeking a summer intern to work on policy research and advocacy. This is an opportunity to work with a small, close-knit team in a mission-driven, start-up environment. The summer internship program is designed to include traditional internship elements, such as brown bag lunches and guest speakers, and community building opportunities, such as staff retreats and field trips.

The intern’s responsibilities may include and are not limited to: 

  • Conducting policy and legal research 
  • Drafting memoranda, internal documents, and public-facing materials
  • Identifying, tracking, and analyzing legislation and other policy initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels 
  • Developing policy recommendations 
  • Attending meetings, hearings, and briefings
  • Representing CAA and Stop AAPI Hate at external meetings
  • Engaging in related direct service, programmatic, and advocacy work 
  • Supporting CAA and Stop AAPI Hate staff and volunteers 
  • Other duties as assigned

The intern reports to the Policy Manager and is expected to work 40 hours/week on Pacific Standard Time, for 10 weeks, beginning 5/28/24 and ending 8/9/24 (please note: CAA’s office will be closed between 7/1-7/5/2024). Due to COVID-19, the position is remote and not limited to applicants from the San Francisco Bay Area, although there may be opportunities to meet in person if the intern resides in the Bay Area. The intern uses their own computer with access to CAA email and requisite tools.

CAA encourages candidates to secure outside funding (e.g., through school). CAA supplements any funding provided by the intern’s school, so that the intern receives a total weekly stipend of $1,150. 

Qualifications

  • A graduate degree in law, policy, public administration, or a related field, either completed or in progress 
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of AACRE, CAA, and Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Familiar with the process of policymaking and/or specific policy areas, such as civil rights, education equity, immigration, language diversity, economic justice, and/or community safety and justice 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Comfortable with fluid and fast-paced environments
  • Open to direction, learning, and feedback
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally 
  • Respectful and communicative with colleagues and coalition partners 
  • Willing to pitch in, from bringing your ideas and judgment to the table to rolling up your sleeves to get the work done

To Apply 

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Policy Summer Intern.” In your cover letter, please include 1) your interest in the internship; 2) relevant life, education, and/or work experience; and 3) your earliest start date and the weeks you are available for the internship. Include a writing sample of three to five pages, and two to three references. 

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP, as applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Full Description

Position: Senior Finance Manager
Organization: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Compensation: $100,000 – $125,000 annually
Hours: 40 hours per week
FLSA status: Exempt, Salaried
Location: Hybrid in San Francisco office, or Remote
Reports to: Director of Finance
Deadline: Open until filled

About CAA and AACRE  
Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. 

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths.  Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

More recently, CAA, along with AAPI Equity Alliance and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department, launched the Stop AAPI Hate coalition to document and respond to incidents of hate at the local, state, and national levels. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate. Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. 

At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.

Position Overview 
The Senior Finance Manager supervises the day-to-day accounting operations, in particular to manage and control the implementation of the accounting systems and analyze AACRE’s financial data in order to provide program leaders and the Director of Finance with timely, accurate and understandable information. This will be a critical role as AACRE and its partnering groups strategically expand in programming and impact.

Responsibilities include production of financial reports; review for accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance accuracy, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and grants management and auditing standards.

An exempt position, the Senior Finance Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a hybrid, with an expectation of coming into the office as needed. The position reports to the Director of Finance.

Key Responsibilities  
Management Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to the AACRE Finance team by leading systems improvements, implementing best practices, developing a professional development plan, and ensuring community building across the team
  • With consultation from the Director of Finance and other finance team staff, manage the transition to a new accounting and payment request software systems.
  • Supervise AACRE’s daily finances to ensure that financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. 
  • Issue timely, accurate, and complete financial statements and forecasts for department leaders, senior leadership, and the board.
  • Support the Director of Finance on the development and submission of the annual budget.
  • Analyze financial strengths and opportunities for improvement and provide recommendations.
  • Collaborate with organizational leaders and across departments to annually update, document, and implement policies and procedures for accounting methods and internal controls.
  • Assume duties of the Director of Finance in their absence.

Compliance Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the preparation of the audited financial statements and tax returns.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of finance related regulations and help ensure AACRE’s compliance
  • Administer finance-related federal, state and local registration, filing, and payment requirements. 
  • Analyze and improve procedure for purchase of supplies and services including approval and payment of such purchases
  • Coordinate with human resources with financial administration of employee benefits, including payroll taxes, AACRE’s retirement plan, health benefits, and new-hire onboarding.
  • Provide clear and transparent communication to program leaders on their respective projects, grants and contracts.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred. Commensurate work experience in supervising organizational finances in accordance with GAAP considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years of finance and accounting experience with increasing responsibility, including gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to management and external stakeholders.
  • Solid experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments.
  • Nonprofit experience with fund/grants accounting preferred. 
  • Proven computer-based accounting skills including spreadsheets. Experience with integrated accounting software strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to AACRE’s mission, values, and aspirations, and ability to render these values into practice. 
  • Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive environment. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team supporting the diverse partners in AACRE.

To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@aacre.org and write “AACRE Senior Finance Manager” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address how your experience and principles align with AACRE’s and the position’s requirements and highlight relevant achievements.

Equal Opportunity Employer
AACRE is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and those who are differently-abled people are encouraged to apply. 

AACRE will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.

Please visit https://caasf.org/jobs for the most updated job description and if the position is still open.

Full Description

$75,000 - $100,000

Position: Stop AAPI Hate Major Gifts Manager
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $75,000-100,000 annually 
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Remote
Reports to: SAH Director of Development
Deadline: February 29, 2024
Posting: January 2024

Position Overview
Reporting to the Stop AAPI Hate (SAH) Director of Development, the primary role of the SAH Major Gifts Manager is to lead the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors. This role is responsible for follow-up with donors, prospects and cultivation of new individual relationships. The SAH Fund Development team works collaboratively to inspire support for SAH to meet our annual budget, which is $8M.

We seek a stellar relationship builder who is a passionate and informed advocate for SAH. The ideal candidate is self-directed, collaborative and has successful fundraising experience. Experience cultivating and working with AAPI owned businesses and AAPI groups preferred, but not necessary.

An exempt position, the SAH Major Gifts Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two including potential access to other designated partner offices. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic staff convenings primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. There is a strong preference for individuals living in or near the Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities

Major Gift Pipeline Strategy
Develop and grow SAH’s current national donor base, specifically identifying individuals with major and principal giving capacity
Manage and grow a portfolio of current major gifts and serving as the primary contact for supporters and maintaining timely and appropriate communications virtually and over email, phone, and in-person
Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, including identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
Develop and maintain effective stewardship, especially of newer donors
Partner with the Managing Director of Development and Director of Development to identify new donors and implement fundraising strategies

Regional Development
Travel to targeted cities several times a year to meet with major donors
Working with the Director of Development and Managing Director of Development, manage travel and planning for major donor initiatives in targeted cities, including: stewardship and solicitation meetings, house parties, receptions, and other special events
Assist with creating regional event invitations and invitation lists; arrange for participation of appropriate Development and/or program staff
Work jointly with both the Managing Director of Development and Director of Development to identify possible events for prospective major donors
Planned Giving
Work with the Managing Director of Development to develop and grow Stop AAPI Hate’s planned giving program

Donor Recognition
Ensure donor acknowledgement and stewardship
Plan for appropriate donor recognition opportunities
Collaborate with the staff responsible for gift processing to ensure proper recording, documentation, and acknowledgement of donors

Management & Reporting
Work cross-functionally with all staff and volunteers to meet resource development and engagement goals
Update the donor database to reflect donor cultivation work, learned information, and next steps in a timely fashion
Create monthly reports for SAH’s leadership team showcasing trends in the major gifts pipeline

Miscellaneous
Contribute content to direct-mail pieces, newsletters, acknowledgement letters, and other written materials as needed
Assist with other departmental work as assigned by the Director of Development or Managing Director of Development

Qualifications

  • 3-4+ years of fundraising experience including experience supporting or leading a major gift portfolio. Must be able to demonstrate experience qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospective and current four-and five-figure donors.
  • Eagerness for travel for in-person prospecting, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation purposes and ability to do so for up to 30% of time
  • Demonstrated experience in researching and identifying major new funding prospects; progressive experience in successful advancement or related programs
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Highly relational with strong ability to build relationships with donors, vendors, colleagues, and partners
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to deliver on commitments in a timely manner
  • Event experience preferred
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Experience with managing data in Salesforce or comparable CRM

About Stop AAPI Hate

Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

As the nation’s largest reporting center tracking anti-AAPI hate acts, our coalition publishes data insights and research findings to paint a vivid and nuanced picture of racism and other forms of bigotry as it is experienced by our communities. Leveraging our core strategies – Data & Research, Policy & Advocacy, Community Capacity Building, and Narrative Change – we drive progress across three distinct issue areas to create a safer, more equitable future for all. Learn more at https://stopaapihate.org.

About Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese for Affirmative Action is one of the founding partners of Stop AAPI Hate and also serves as its fiscal sponsor. With a legacy of more than five decades of achievements in civil rights and community progress, CAA continues to be a leader in and on behalf of the broader Asian American community.

CAA was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. Learn more at www.caasf.org.

We are committed to supporting our employees to thrive in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and professional development stipend.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@stopaapihate.org by February 23, 2024. In the subject line, please write “SAH Major Gifts Manager”. In your cover letter, please address the following questions: What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work or life experience so far, and why?

SAH is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Staff hired by SAH will be employees of CAA.

CAA is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CAA will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.

Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/careers/ for the most updated job description and to see if the position is still open.

Full Description

$65,000 - $75,000

About CAA and AACRE  

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. 

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA there are currently 11 member groups of AACRE, each with unique strengths.   Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

Position Overview

The AACRE Administrative Coordinator provides administrative, financial, and development support functions central to the operations of Chinese for Affirmative Action and the AACRE network. 

The role is critical in providing administrative support to other staff in the organization and network so they have the tools they need to perform their jobs.  This includes administrative support work in the areas of finances (accounts receivable, petty cash); donor records (donor database management, report reconciliations, donor acknowledgment); administrative support of human resources (timesheets and leave records); and facilities- related administration.

The position draws on a variety of skills ranging from detailed recordkeeping to helpful interaction with staff and community members.  The position is non-exempt and the Administrative Coordinator works in-person at the Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco office Monday through Friday during business hours. We are ideally seeking a full-time employee to fill this position, but we are open to considering candidates preferring part-time, permanent or temporary opportunities. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist front desk staff in welcoming in person visitors and on the phone answering inquiries about services and programs as well as CAA campaigns and advocacy positions.
  • Directing calls to staff and making community resource referrals when needed
  • Sorting and distributing incoming/outgoing postal mail.
  • Perform bookkeeping for accounts receivable, and assist the CAA Director of Finance in tracking and processing donations, grants, and contracts payments. 
  • Make bank deposits and administer petty cash disbursement to other staff.
  • Assist CAA Director of Finance to ensure adherence to document retention policy and assist with storage and destruction of records; assist with retrieving records for the annual audit.
  • Create annual timesheets for staff and create holidays and other standard calendars shared with all staff.
  • Monitor required records from staff (monthly timesheets, car insurance, Covid record keeping protocol, etc.)
  • Support the Operations & IT Coordinator with Salesforce admin tasks (update donation, contact, account records), as needed.
  • Document setup and print output for complex print jobs.
  • Assist the CAA Office Manager with daily facility maintenance.
  • Perform additional administrative and support tasks as needed.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of AACRE and CAA including social justice and equity issues within immigrant, LGBTQ+, and multi-racial communities
  • Two years administrative or bookkeeping experience
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks or Quickbooks online
  • Basic experience with donor database management software
  • Strong Word, Excel, Google sheet and doc skills, including knowledge of filter tools and competency with excel language
  • Dependable, exercises good judgment, and communicates well 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse constituencies, including low-income immigrant communities
  • Oral fluency in Cantonese a plus

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “AACRE Administrative Coordinator”.  For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Full Description

$100,000 - $145,000

About Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action

Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition of AAPI Equity Alliance, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. 

This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate (SAH). Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. This evolution will include the deployment of new strategies, additional programs, and increased staffing.  

Since its launch two years ago, the Stop AAPI Hate online reporting center has documented close to 11,000 hate incidents affecting AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-Asian racism.  Our efforts have captured the attention of lawmakers and catalyzed them into action and spurred a broader movement for progressive change. Going forward, Stop AAPI Hate’s work in research and data, policy advocacy, narrative change, and community capacity building will address core issues areas including education equity and ethnic studies, community safety and resilience, and civil rights and racial justice infrastructure.  

Chinese for Affirmative Action is one of the founding partners of Stop AAPI Hate and also serves as its fiscal sponsor. With a legacy of more than five decades of achievements in civil rights and community progress, CAA continues to be a leader in and on behalf of the broader Asian American community.  

Position Overview

Reporting to the SAH Managing Director, the Director of Youth Organizing and Programs is a seasoned youth development professional with experience in empowering youth, youth development, and organizing youth campaigns by leading a team of staff and volunteers. 

The person ideally has experience working directly with youth, program management skills, and bringing organizing and programmatic efforts to scale at a regional, statewide, or even national level. The Youth Program focuses on training, educating, and mobilizing high school and college youth around educational equity and expanding Ethnic Studies in the United States. 

The Director of Youth Organizing and Programs is a leader who is able to deliver measurable results, including training, holistic support, and mobilizing youth for the implementation of Ethnic Studies. In addition, this person supports the well-being and mental health of youth participants.  

Since many aspects of the Youth Program are centered at San Francisco State University, the Director of Youth Organizing and Programs works closely with staff at SFSU. 

AnAn exempt position, the SAH Director of Youth Organizing and Programs can work at CAA, remotely, or a combination of the two. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic staff convenings primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Stop AAPI Hate Youth Program

The Stop AAPI Hate Youth Program began the summer of 2020 when San Francisco high school The Stop AAPI Hate Youth Program began the summer of 2020 when San Francisco high school students expressed a desire to support SAH’s efforts. We initiated a youth internship campaign and within a week, gathered 100 interns from across the nation. They conducted their own survey and produced a report based on 1,000 interviews. That report became the basis of Rep. Grace Meng’s bill to fund Ethnic Studies. The following school year, the interns continued their advocacy and helped the California Superintendent of Schools to send a letter to every school district within the state to address the SAH Youth Program’s concerns including mental health. Moving forward, the Youth Program builds upon this past work but primarily centers the Youth Program around training, educating and mobilizing youth to be the strong advocates for Ethnic Studies in public schools. 

Key Responsibilities

Program Leadership and Organizational Management

  • Contribute to the Asian American Research Initiative’s (AARI) and SAH’s goals and strategic plan and drive its implementation in collaboration with AARI Co-Executive Directors, staff, and other coalition leaders
  • Develop and prioritize strategic youth campaigns
  • Help youth and families effectively advocate for education equity policy
  • Develop youth research projects, including but not limited to the formulation of ideas through selection of methods; project implementation and management; data collection, storage, management, analysis, and reporting
  • Organize, motivate, and mentor the SAH Youth Program team composed of a youth manager and 30-100 youth interns to strategically grow the program’s impact, programs and to effectively fulfill its mission
  • Supervise SAH Youth Program Manager and any part-time student workers 
  • Lead in the design and execution of Stop AAPI Hate’s Youth Program based on the overall SAH goals and vision
  • Direct, train, coach, and mentor colleagues and partners in youth program management, youth intern curriculum development, supporting youth-led activism

Financial Management and Administration 

  • Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for all of the administrative and operational functions of the SAH Youth Program in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies
  • Create and oversee policies that protect the well-being and safety of youth and staff
  • Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the SAH Youth Program
  • Monitor leadership-approved budget and manage daily financial operations to ensure maximum utilization of resources and optimum financial positioning for the organization
  • Build and administer the annual program budget, with leadership approval

External Relations and Communications 

  • Represent the organization and serve as SAH Youth Program spokesperson publicly at events, c
  • Represent the organization and serve as SAH Youth Program spokesperson publicly at events, conferences, and partnership meetings
  • Present and promote the SAH Youth Program and its mission and activities in a consistently positive manner
  • Support effective communications with external stakeholders, including key donors and families

Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with youth organizing and program designing, and deep understanding of issues working with young people, especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ages 12-25; youth organizing and mobilizing experience a must
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. MSW or advanced degree in Education preferred
  • Supervisory, program development, and management experience in an agency, academic, or nonprofit setting 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Excellent judgment in complex, nuanced contexts
  • Demonstrated clear analytical thinking and reasoning
  • Highly relational with strong ability to build relationships with youth, partners, and other stakeholders

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Youth Organizing and Programs.” In your cover letter, address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work or life experience so far, and why? All candidates are subject to a background check.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Full Description

$100,000 - $145,000

About Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action 

Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition of AAPI Equity Alliance, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. 

This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate (SAH). Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. This evolution will include the deployment of new strategies, additional programs, and increased staffing.  

Since its launch two years ago, the Stop AAPI Hate online reporting center has documented 10,300+ hate incidents affecting AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-Asian racism.  Our efforts have captured the attention of lawmakers and catalyzed them into action and spurred a broader movement for progressive change. Going forward, Stop AAPI Hate’s work in research and data, policy advocacy, narrative change, and community capacity building will address core issues areas including education equity and ethnic studies, community safety and resilience, and civil rights and racial justice infrastructure.  

Chinese for Affirmative Action is one of the founding partners of Stop AAPI Hate and also serves as its fiscal sponsor. With a legacy of more than five decades of achievements in civil rights and community progress, CAA continues to be a leader in and on behalf of the broader Asian American community.  

Position Overview 

Reporting to a member of the Stop AAPI Hate leadership team, the primary role of the SAH Director of Communications is to lead the planning and implementation of strategic communications that advances our work in social justice and civil rights. The ideal candidate should bring experience in digital communications and narrative change, social justice marketing, and management of a growing communications department.

We are looking for a creative and seasoned strategist who can lead a team that brings out the strengths of all partners in our coalition, and who will partner effectively with internal and external stakeholders. This person is responsible for the successful development and execution of the Stop AAPI Hate marketing and communications strategy, which spans brand development, creative storytelling, media relations, stakeholder communications, thought leadership, and more across digital and traditional media channels. This role maintains relationships with communications partners, including agencies and vendors, as well as coalition communications staff. 

An exempt position, the SAH Director of Communications can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two including potential access to other designated partner offices. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic staff convenings primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities 

Strategy & Leadership 

  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive communications strategy for SAH, including a digital media strategy
  • Amplify, strengthen, and identify new ways to enhance SAH’s voice and brand
  • Manage the development and use of SAH’s mailing and donor lists, SAH Leadership Team updates, and other stakeholder communications
  • Coordinate with leadership on internal communications
  • Work with program leadership to develop storytelling strategies to demonstrate impact and influence to donors, supporters, and other stakeholders 
  • Build a culture of narrative storytelling, and communications across the organization as a tool for driving social change
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of SAH’s thought leadership strategy

Management 

  • Prepare and manage communications budget
  • Manage a growing communications team that consists of a Communications Manager and contractors such as writers, designers, and agency partners so that current and future campaigns and projects are progressing forward with intended, timely outcomes
  • Oversee the multitude and variety of communications projects and campaigns

Identity & Content Strategy 

  • Review, strengthen, and manage SAH’s branding, visual identity, and style guidelines 
  • Oversee and spearhead SAH communications campaigns
  • Develop a strategy to measure impact, influence, and reach of communications activities 
  • Lead and implement the strategy on press outreach, including messaging in press releases, creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, and responses to media requests
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, e-newsletters, annual report, and fundraising appeals
  • Oversee SAH website updates to reflect SAH’s current priorities

Qualifications 

  • 10+ years experience in communications, public relations, or a related field
  • Proven experience in the design and execution of narrative strategy, nonprofit and/or social justice marketing and communications, digital strategy, public relations, and crisis communications
  • Management experience inspiring a team, in a highly collaborative style 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms and social media marketing
  • Preferred qualifications include: working with or on behalf of AAPI communities, leading communications at a national level, and working in a coalition model

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Communications.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work or life experience so far, and why?

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Full Description

$21.50 per hour, As a temporary position, statutory benefits are available, Temporary position - March through September 2020

Administrative Assistant

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community. We advocate for systemic change that advances equity and addresses challenges facing our community.

At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA also leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and to shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.

Position Overview

The Administrative Assistant plays an important role in CAA’s work, particularly as we move into operationalizing Census 2020. In addition to maintaining a welcoming environment for all visiting community members and providing critical administrative and bookkeeping support for the entire organization, this position will prioritize supporting community members coming to CAA with informational inquiries and seeking one-on-one assistance with the 2020 Census. The position draws on a variety of skills ranging from detailed record keeping to helpful interactions with community members. The Administrative Assistant represents CAA to a wide range of stakeholders and must be familiar with our values, activities, campaigns, and partnerships; and able to represent CAA with compassion, fairness and knowledge about our causes. The position will be supervised by the Director of Operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist front desk staff in welcoming visitors in person and on the phone, and answering inquiries about services and programs as well as CAA campaigns and advocacy positions directing calls to staff and making community resource referrals when needed;
  • Provide information, assistance, and referrals to community member walk-ins and phone calls regarding 2020 Census:
  • Support community members in completing the 2020 Census form online, via phone, or on paper;
  • Assist program clients with intake procedures and form filling, screen for eligibility, and register clients for workshops; 
  • Perform light bookkeeping including processing check and cash receipts and accounts payables using QuickBooks;
  • Maintain safe and orderly office space and conference rooms, including ordering office supplies and monitoring  inventory, and sorting and distributing incoming/outgoing postal mail;
  • Help with scheduling that includes community use of CAA’s Community Room, translation equipment, and coordinating logistics for meetings involving multiple team members and for CAA events; and
  • Contribute to administrative and program team efforts by performing administrative and support tasks as needed.
  • Provide other administrative tasks as needed.

Qualifications

  • Fluent and literate in Cantonese/Chinese required, Mandarin a plus;
  • Experienced and excellent interpersonal skills with diverse constituencies including low-income, limited-English proficient, immigrant communities;
  • Two years administrative experience;
  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with and ability to navigate Microsoft Office Suite, Google platform, familiarity with Salesforce a plus;
  • English writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team;
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details; and
  • Commitment to CAA’s mission and goals.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Administrative Assistant”.  For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Full Description

Key Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of designated full-time staff, volunteer interpreters are responsible for interpreting/translating written documents, events, and individual meetings as requested.

Qualifications

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary interpersonal skills and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive verbal and written information 
  • Cultural competence and knowledge of other factors that may have an effect on community communications.
  • Ability to work well with individuals throughout the organization
  • Must possess high verbal and written skills in both English and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese)

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Volunteer Interpreter/Translator.”

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