$75,000 - $100,000

Organization Background

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 (AAPI) community. We advocate for systemic change that advances equity and addresses challenges facing our community.

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 are provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs 

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.

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-AAPI hate. This is an exciting period of growth and impact for CAA, AACRE, and Stop AAPI Hate. 

Position Overview

The Community Safety and Justice (CSJ) Policy Manager will be responsible for leading, developing, and implementing the organization’s policy work on community safety and justice issues, which includes addressing anti-AAPI hate incidents, researching alternative systems of accountability outside the criminal legal system, and building solidarity among Asian and non-Asian communities. CAA understands violence to be both interpersonal and structural and that effective solutions cannot perpetuate the criminalization of poverty, mental health, and immigration. We believe in criminal legal reform and a public health approach to preventing and mitigating harm and a cross-racial vision for community safety.

The ideal candidate should bring experience in developing and driving systemic change solutions through policy analyses, research and writing, community safety and justice content development, community education, and stakeholder engagement, preferably in the San Francisco Bay Area with an understanding of the landscape throughout California. We are looking for a strategic thinker who can build and maintain relationships with partners from a diverse range of backgrounds. The CSJ Policy Manager should have strong writing and analytical skills, with the ability to apply CAA’s vision of community safety and justice to develop policies and programs. 

This is a non-exempt position supervised by the Director of Policy. The CSJ Policy Manager will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Director of Policy; however, as a position that includes engagement on local issues, the position will include some in-person participation for external meetings, such as public forums and committee hearings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, develop, and implement a San Francisco Bay Area regional community safety and justice policy agenda, in conjunction with CAA’s leadership, that can apply to other regions;
  • Produce community safety and justice policy analyses, reports, and recommendations  for a wide variety of audiences;
  • Draft community safety and justice legislation and public policies and drive policy efforts in conjunction with CAA staff, partners, and stakeholders in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, as appropriate;
  • Drive narrative change work by articulating community safety and justice subject matter analysis, particularly through a racial justice and civil rights framework; 
  • Represent CAA in external communications, including community meetings, public hearings, in traditional and digital media, and other spaces; and,
  • Contribute to organization-wide activities and programming that support CAA’s strategic priorities.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA 
  • At least 3 years of experience in policy related to community safety and justice
  • Required: graduate degree in law, public policy, or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience and education 
  • Demonstrated ability to be persuasive on controversial and/or complex issues, especially on matters related to the criminal legal system and alternative systems for accountability and healing
  • Ability to represent CAA’s values, positions, and framing on community safety and justice issues  
  • Strong awareness and analysis on community safety and justice issues impacting AAPI communities 
  • Superb written and oral communications skills 
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner 
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative and use sound judgment 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set  of stakeholders and community leaders 

How To Apply 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Policy Manager, Community Safety and Justice”. In your cover letter, please address the following questions: What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work and/or life experience so far, and why? For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

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

Full Description

$65,000 - $75,000

Organization Background

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 (AAPI) community. We advocate for systemic change that advances equity and addresses challenges facing our community.

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 are 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-AAPI hate. This is an exciting period of growth and impact for CAA, AACRE, and Stop AAPI Hate. 

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 Education Equity Community Advocate will work to advance policy advocacy on equity issues prioritized by AAPI communities at the local level, including with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and City College of San Francisco. CAA believes that the purpose of public education is to develop a more democratic society and that educational opportunities should be available to all communities, particularly low-income immigrant students of color. To that end, CAA’s education equity work centers racial justice and racial and linguistic diversity from an AAPI perspective in solidarity with other communities of color. This position will focus on issues that include multilingual education, immigrant student/family engagement, and disaggregated data.

The ideal candidate has experience in community engagement or advocacy on education issues in the local context of the San Francisco Bay Area. They are comfortable with highly external-facing work and are able to tailor communication of complex policies to a range of audiences, from student groups to elected officials. They are able to build and maintain relationships with partners from a diverse range of backgrounds. The advocate has strong writing and analytical skills, with the ability to apply CAA’s vision of education equity to evaluate policies and programs. 

This is a non-exempt position supervised by the Education Equity Program Manager. The Community Advocate will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Education Equity Program Manager; however, as a position that includes engagement on local issues, the position will include in-person participation for external meetings, such as public forums and committee hearings.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop, and implement projects via cross-team collaboration, particularly with CAA’s community-facing and local direct services programs;
  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders and lead in formal and informal collaboratives, including with students, parents,  community leaders, public officials, and city departments on key strategies to advance education equity and CAA’s other core issue areas;
  • Drive narrative change work by articulating education equity subject matter analysis, particularly through a racial justice and civil rights framework; 
  • Support CAA’s policy agenda in education equity through research, writing, and producing public-facing content and materials;
  • Represent CAA in external communications, including community meetings, public hearings, in traditional and digital media, and other spaces;
  • Contribute to organization-wide activities and programming that support CAA’s strategic priorities.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations, and goals of the organization
  • Strong familiarity with education equity initiatives at SFUSD, including, but not limited to, personal, volunteer, or professional experiences with SFUSD
  • Demonstrated confidence engaging on controversial and/or complex issues
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Experience and culturally competence in working with low-income, newcomer, and immigrant AAPI communities in a social justice context
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders and community leaders
  • Experience in and comfort with external communications, including public speaking and media engagement
  • Chinese language (Cantonese or Mandarin) proficiency a plus, but not required
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed, with options for flex time or overtime pay

How To Apply 

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

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

Full Description

$100,000 - $125,000

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 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 AACRE Digital Database Administrator leads the oversight, administrative, and project management in two primary database systems that support development, legislation, communication, and case management central to the operations of Chinese for Affirmative action and the AACRE Network. Our ideal candidate will learn and understand the needs of the 11 AACRE groups and work closely with group leaders to integrate multiple systems of communications into our two primary databases. They will continuously work on standardizing, streamlining, and operationalizing the data architecture within the core areas above as AACRE grows. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Top level administrator of Salesforce and Every Action database to support other admin level users, power users, and basic users
    • Include customizing and implementing profiles, roles, security settings, sharing rules, applications, custom objects, custom fields, page layouts, workflow, validation rules, approvals, dashboards, reports, etc
    • Manage and resolve all ticket requests from Every Action users and escalate to engineers as needed.
    • Train all users in both platforms
  • Develop and update standard operating procedures for Salesforce and Every Action that documents the technical functionalities and how-tos of each system
  • Lead annual strategic planning, roadmapping, and project management for Database related projects. 
    • Ensure data integrity between two systems, while archiving legacy data from sunsetted platforms
    • Gather detailed requests for process improvements and new functionality
    • Research, install, and manage apps from app exchange
    • Have strong knowledge and understanding of global data needs, and lead phased implementation process to scale systems that support an existing 5 year strategic plan
  • Create and manage changes to each database, keeping up to date with quarterly releases and how they may impact users day to day work
    • Ensure proper entry and flow of revenue tracking in Salesforce including donations, pledges, recurring gifts, and grants
  • Design and manage user creation including permissions and user licenses for third party tools connected to each database
  • Ensure the data integrity between the two systems are maintained using syncs, flows, and automations while creating pristine and accurate standard operating procedures
    • Strong understanding of process builder and flow
  • Keep up to date with new tools to support internal operations and information technology needs, and external communication needs
  • Ability to work with, analyze, and ensure data integrity in complex spreadsheets
  • Lead in work with multiple external consultants and internal staff
  • Provide timely support to end users to resolve issues with Salesforce and related applications
  • Quickly identify business risks, inefficiencies, issues and opportunities related to Salesforce application administration
  • Lead database maintenance tasks, including diagnostic tests, duplicate entry cleansing, alignment of fields and data in accordance with data management principles, and cleaning up/archiving of outdated or unused reports, fields, records, and picklist values.
    • Coordinate and lead quarterly data clean up dates with leadership and power users

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
  • 3 + years of Salesforce experience, ideally within the NPSP platform and Program Management Module
  • Salesforce Admin certification
  • NPSP certification
  • Strong understanding of digital security and backup practices
  • Dataloader, NPSP Importer, Apsona and Tableau experience a strong plus
  • Ability to teach and build training materials that meets the needs of a wide variety of users

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “AACRE Digital Database Administrator”.  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

$65,000 - $75,000

Organizational Background

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.

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 are 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 CAA, AACRE, and 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 Economic Justice Community Advocate will prioritize direct services that help immigrant community members build economic stability and self-sufficiency in San Francisco.  CAA’s programs implement a holistic approach to economic development which recognizes the immediate needs of individuals searching for work, and also the longer term goal of developing a local economy that benefits all San Franciscans, particularly those who have been historically marginalized. To these ends, this position will focus primarily on direct service provision, community education, and civic engagement.

The ideal candidate is personable and has strong language skills. They are comfortable interacting with clients over-the-phone, virtually, and in one-on-one in-person settings. They are discerning when asking about sensitive/confidential information and are able to help clients make the best possible case for themselves in job applications and interviews. They are flexible and can think on their feet when troubleshooting questions from clients. They are patient and able to work with clients who face technical challenges.

This is a non-exempt position supervised by the CAA Economic Justice Manger. The Economic Justice Community Advocate will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Economic Justice Manager. However, as a position that works primarily with community members, the position must dedicate a significant portion of hours in-office, with increasing in-office hours as the pandemic subsides.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a spectrum of direct services on workforce development and job readiness to working class, limited English proficient (LEP), Chinese immigrants:
    • Coordinate and conduct outreach and recruitment activities, including representing CAA and EJ team at various events as assigned;
    • Conduct intakes and assessments for community members seeking employment;
    • Support job seekers with job readiness services including application processes, resume writing, interview preparation, arranging interviews, job retention skills; and computer lab/digital literacy;
    • Refer qualified applicants to employers and training programs, and conduct necessary follow-up for placement and retention;
    • Establish relationship with OEWD partners and Employers to help create a pipeline of jobs for our clients
  • Administration
    • Create and maintain client files, physical and digital, to ensure that compliance forms are accurate and complete, and report on client progress; 
    • As needed, search employment websites for suitable job listings and compose Chinese-language emails of these listings for the client mailing list
  • Host and conduct virtual and in-person computer labs, workshops, and presentations as they relate to supporting economic stability;
  • Participate and represent CAA with employers, industry representatives, and union representatives, and also in community collaborations related to workforce development;
  • Based on the provision of direct services, and knowledge of the community, inform CAA’s economic justice advocacy efforts; 
  • Support the planning, coordination, and staffing of CAA events, cross-program and organization-wide, such as community workshops, outreach opportunities, leadership development training meetings, and CAA-wide events, which sometimes take place on evenings and weekends; and
  • Contribute to organization wide activities and programming that support CAA’s strategic priorities.

Qualifications

  • Oral fluency in Cantonese required, additionally, Mandarin a plus;
  • Chinese literacy, preferred;
  • Experience in providing direct services to low-income and/or limited English-proficient immigrant communities preferred (ie job counseling, assessment, and job placement);
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google platform; Salesforce experience a plus;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team;
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details;
  • Commitment to CAA’s mission and goals;
  • Knowledge of social justice issues impacting Asian Pacific Islander communities;
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed, with options for flex time or overtime pay.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Community Advocate, Economic Justice”.  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

$75,000-$100,000

Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week, Exempt

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. CAA anchors and leads many coalitions including the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ).  CCSJ is a San Francisco based effort formed to develop community-centered solutions to address violence affecting the AAPI and other communities of color.

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 by AACRE for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the CAA Director of Research, the Research and Evaluation Manager leads and coordinates research and evaluations projects mainly to support our community safety and justice work.

This role is a mix of directly doing research and evaluation as well as managing research and evaluation projects conducted in partnership with other organizations. This individual is responsible for coordinating a research and evaluation agenda and identifying collaborators including but not limited to our CCSJ partners. Once a team is assembled for this purpose, this individual designs research and evaluation plans, collects and analyzes data, summarizes findings, and produces internal and external facing reports. 

The ideal candidate blends a social science research background with project management experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is excited to work with a number of internal and external stakeholders. 

An exempt position, the CAA Research and Evaluation Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two.

Key responsibilities

Research & Evaluation Coordination

  • Lead a research and evaluation agenda-setting process to generate and prioritize research and evaluation activities across CCSJ
  • Oversee each individual research and evaluation activity process from planning to reporting 
  • Identify research and evaluation collaborators, timeline, and workplan for each research and evaluation project
  • Collaborate across stakeholders, including external partners, research advisors, graduate students, interns, communication advisors, and others

Data Collection, Analysis, Writing, and Dissemination

  • Play an active role in conducting research and evaluation, with specific responsibilities defined on a project-by-project basis. Activities may include designing the research or evaluation methodology, collecting data, analyzing data, writing reports, producing internal-facing dashboards or report, and/or producing public-facing deliverables to communicate findings to non-technical audiences.. 
  • Collaborate with the CAA Communications team to identify new ways to disseminate findings, such as visualizations, report briefs, infographics, webinars, etc.

Other Duties

  • Collaborate across CAA team members to further the coalition’s vision and mission
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of AACRE and  CAA  including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years of experience with quantitative and/or qualitative social science research and evaluation techniques and research report writing
  • Experience with project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Research & Evaluation 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?

CAA/AACRE 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

$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

$55,000 - $65,000

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 community members 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, we lead 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 

This is an exciting period of growth and impact for CAA and our partner organizations.  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 role is critical to CAA as it is the very first point of contact for clients, community members, partners, vendors, and other stakeholders when they call or walk into the office. The position draws on a variety of skills ranging from helpful interactions with community members and keeping the office in order and a safe and welcoming workplace for our staff and visitors. 

Reporting to the CAA Administrative and Operations Manager, the primary role of the CAA Receptionist and Administrative Assistant is to provide critical in-office administrative, facility, and language support. With the support of others on the administrative and capacity team, the position is responsible for maintaining a welcoming environment for all visiting community members and guests and must be able to represent CAA to a wide range of stakeholders. The position is non-exempt and the CAA Receptionist and Administrative Assistant works in-person at the Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco office Monday through Friday during business hours.  There is flexibility for those seeking full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary opportunities. 

 Key Responsibilities

  • Welcome visitors to the office and answer the phone
  • Answer bilingual inquiries about available CAA services, programs, and campaigns
  • Direct calls to staff and make community resource referrals when needed
  • Maintain safe and orderly office space, conference rooms, and kitchen area. 
  • Assist with office organization including materials, files, equipment. 
  • Maintain contract tracing for all clients and vendors entering the office
  • Order office supplies and monitor inventory
  • Send and retrieve items to and from offsite storage facility
  • Assist with onsite and digital filing/storage
  • Support the CAA Administrative and Operations Manager with facility maintenance and repair
  • Provide onsite meeting support, including room setup and food arrangements as necessary. Sort and distribute incoming/outgoing postal mail
  • Track mailing of vendor payments and donor acknowledgments 
  • Assist with light written translation of documents (English and Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese)
  • Support with community member sign-in, screening, and internal and external referrals 
  • Perform other administrative and support duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Oral fluency in English and Cantonese required, Mandarin a plus. Ability to read and write Chinese and English 
  • Strong computer software skills. Experience with Chinese language and tablet software and Cloud-based phone systems a plus
  • Two years in administration or other relevant experience 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse constituencies including low-income, immigrant, limited-English proficient, and undocumented communities
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of CAA
  • Be able to lift 35 lbs

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Receptionist and 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 qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Full Description

$65,000-$75,000

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, 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 issue 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 CAA Deputy Director of Development, the Stop AAPI Hate Development Coordinator plays a key role in coordinating and implementing SAH’s annual and long-term fundraising objectives. We seek a detail-oriented generalist with a deep commitment to SAH’s mission and values. The position focuses on growing and managing the organization’s donor programs and campaigns to expand its supporter base. This position supports our corporate engagement efforts by tracking and managing our relationships and communications with major institutional donors. In addition, the SAH Development Coordinator also supports the development of project proposals for interested individual and institutional donors.

The SAH Development Coordinator works closely with the CAA Deputy Director of Development, the Stop AAPI Hate Director of Corporate Engagement, and the Stop AAPI Hate communications and administrative team to meet SAH’s robust fundraising strategy and goals. This is a critical role in securing contributions to support SAH’s growing programs and operations and ensuring that our fundraising opportunities are incorporated into our engagement strategies.

The SAH Development Coordinator role requires a proactive and adaptive individual who can thrive in both a collaborative and independent work setting; has the ability to prioritize and execute efficiently on multiple projects; and can communicate effectively.

An exempt position, the SAH Development Coordinator 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

Donor Program Implementation

  • Support the execution of a comprehensive development strategy
  • Amplify, strengthen, and identify new ways to enhance SAH’s voice and brand with donors
  • Develop and implement meaningful year-around donor engagement
  • Support Stop AAPI Hate corporate engagement and fundraising
  • Incorporate SAH’s strategic communications strategy throughout development efforts
  • Support building a culture of narrative storytelling, and communications across the organization as a tool for driving social change
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of development approaches; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Deputy Director of Development
  • Ensure that existing funds are expended as per the donor and our strategic goals
  • Coordinate with finance team to ensure efficient processing of gifts

 Donor Stewardship

  • Suport online annual individual donor campaigns 
  • Foster ongoing relationships with donors
  • Support the development of donor collateral, including drafting donor communications 
  • Ensure systems and protocols are in place for regular and quality donor communication
  • In collaboration with the communications team and the Donor Systems Manager, perform acknowledgment and thank you activities and ensure donor acknowledgement and public recognition strategies are meaningful and appropriate
  • Provide administrative support and analysis for targeted outreach based on donor interest and history of giving
  • Schedule donor meetings, take notes, and organize donor files
  • Ensure that donor information within Salesforce is accurate and up-to-date
  • Research donors and prospects’ background and contact information as needed
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked with detailed accuracy in two CRMs 
  • Ensure online donation platforms are working properly to meet our needs 
  • Support resource development through administrative tasks related to applications, invoices, surveys, requests for information like W-9s, tax information, and invoices 
  • Updating and quality checking data integrity across two donor platforms.

Institutional Fundraising

  • Support foundation fundraising, including proposal development and grant reporting when needed
  • Support the SAH Director of Corporate Engagement with a laddered corporate engagement and fundraising strategy 

Qualifications

  • Minimum three years of increasing responsibility in fund development or related administrative role
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Experience and cultural competence working in the AAPI community in a social justice context 
  • Previous success meeting fundraising goals, through diverse funding streams, and securing major gifts and sponsorships via events
  • Excellent relationship management skills, experience with major donor stewardship
  • Proven track record in leading successful projects and events and ability to multi-task and project manage in a timely fashion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Highly relational and collaborative with strong ability to build relationships with donors, vendors, colleagues, and partners
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Understanding of social change and progressive movements 
  • Self starter and highly organized 
  • Intermediate fluency with spreadsheets and data processing
  • Ability to quickly learn and navigate through multi-step processes in two separate databases (Every Action and Salesforce) 

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and a resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Development Coordinator.” 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

$65,000 - $75,000

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, leading voice in and on behalf of the broader AAPI (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 are 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 CAA, AACRE, and 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. 

Position Overview

The Community Advocate, Civic Engagement will prioritize supporting community members with access to opportunities for civic engagement, community education, and community resources across CAA’s program areas. The position supports the planning, coordination, and implementation of programs impacting limited-English proficiency (LEP) Chinese immigrant community members.  In addition to working with the community more broadly, a core component of the Civic Engagement program is the leadership development of directly impacted LEP Chinese community leaders, including the Outreach Specialists (OS). The OS’ are graduates of CAA’s Leadership Development Institute and have joined CAA as part-time staff conducting education and outreach, and encouraging community members to participate in various campaigns. This position will support the OS’ work by coordinating opportunities for engagement, conducting administrative support for the OS, and accompanying the OS to meetings and events. The Community Advocate, Civic Engagement represents CAA amongst directly impacted Chinese LEP community members and must be familiar with our values, activities, campaigns, and partnerships. 

A non-exempt position supervised by the Civic Engagement Program Manager, the Community Advocate will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Civic Engagement Program Manager; however, as a position that works primarily with community members, the position must dedicate a significant portion of hours in-office, with increasing in-office hours as the pandemic subsides. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supporting CAA’s civic engagement work which includes assisting community members to access opportunities for their voices to be heard on CAA issues, and making CAA campaigns accessible to LEP Chinese immigrant community members;
  • Supporting monolingual Chinese-speaking CAA staff with administrative tasks by bridging technological and linguistic barriers;
  • Participating in planning, coordination, and staffing of CAA program and organization events, virtual and in-person, which may take place on evenings and weekends, with logistics support, engagement with monolingual Chinese-speaking participants, and limited translation and interpretation responsibilities
  • Monitoring trends and concerns within low-income, monolingual, and LEP Chinese immigrant communities to inform Civic Engagement programming;
  • Coordinating, drafting, and sending bilingual digital communication, including outreach materials, with crucial information, and available community resources; 
  • Administrative duties to support CAA services and programs including logging outreach and education sign-in sheets and digital media work, responding to simple inquiries and connecting community members to appropriate staff for further services, maintaining documentation of our civic engagement work and outreach, safely handling any sensitive and confidential information; and
  • Other duties as assigned, related to the advancement of CAA’s civic and community engagement work.

Qualifications

  • Oral fluency in English and Cantonese is required; Mandarin fluency and Chinese literacy are a plus;
  • Previous work experience with low-income, limited English proficient Chinese immigrants;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to provide exceptional community service in one-on-one or group settings;
  • Knowledge of San Francisco’s neighborhoods and immigrant-serving community-based organizations is preferred;
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in-office at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, and independently;
  • Proficiency with Google suite, Microsoft suite, Salesforce, Zoom, WeChat, and Canva;
  • Experience with Chinese word processing;
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of CAA;
  • Ability to work between standard office hours from 9 am to 5 pm and occasionally flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Community Advocate, Civic Engagement.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work and/or life experience so far, and why? 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

$75,000 - $100,000

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, leading voice in and on behalf of the broader AAPI (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. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the CAA Director of Communications, the Communications Manager coordinates and executes all aspects of CAA’s strategic communication priorities of the organization, working closely with the organization’s senior leadership to sustain our organization’s voice while also nurturing networks of allied spokespeople/groups committed to our strategic priorities. Specifically, the position plays a key role in developing and executing CAA’s external communications plan, overseeing day-to-day external communications, and collaborating across CAA staff to amplify the organization’s programmatic and advocacy impact. 

The ideal candidate should have at least seven years of experience leading digital efforts for political, issue-advocacy, and/or fundraising campaigns.

An exempt position, the CAA Communications Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two.

Key Responsibilities

Brand & Content Development 

  • Amplify and strengthen CAA’s voice and brand
  • Represent CAA’s values, positions, and framing on issues related to the organization’s  community education and advocacy goals when needed
  • Work closely with third-party communications vendors that manage design, web developers, media listening, print production, and other services 
  • With the Communications Director, support the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, e-newsletters, blogs, annual report, and fundraising appeals
  • Manage the development and organization of communications assets as well as strengthen CAA’s communications systems and infrastructure
  • Contributes to the content calendar with requests from all departments
  • Participate in organizational activities to maximize opportunities to amplify CAA’s community education and advocacy goals
  • Support and participate in CAA coalitions and alliances with core communications, public education, and community engagement goals
  • Support CAA staff, board, and community spokespeople with media and communications-related trainings and technical assistance
  • Work closely with the Stop AAPI Hate communications and other CAA-affiliated initiatives to ensure cohesive strategic communications

Website 

  • Manage the CAA website updates and coordinate website maintenance to ensure that new and consistent information is updated
  • Regularly analyze and report website analytics to inform communications-related decisions.
  • Update website with current content

Social Media 

  • Manage the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content 
  • Maintain engaging online social spaces that expand the awareness of CAA and increase reach via social media
  • Monitor all our social media accounts and engage our social media community, including managing and implementing CAA communications calendar 
  • Regularly analyze and report social media analytics 
  • Execute any paid digital marketing campaigns with support from consultants, if necessary

Public Relations and Press

  • Support CAA’s messaging in press releases, creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, and responses to media requests
  • Expand the organization’s capacity to engage with AAPI-language press 
  • Serve as CAA’s point of contact for media requests

Qualifications 

  • 5+ years of digital advocacy work for political campaigns or nonprofit groups. Digital fundraising experience preferred but not required
  • Exceptional writing, copy-editing and proofreading skills, including the ability to develop effective messaging for digital audiences
  • Proven experience in the design and execution of narrative strategy, nonprofit and/or social justice marketing and communications, digital strategy, and public relations
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Experience managing and mobilizing digital communities in a wide range of multi-channel activities online
  • Strong social media competency
  • Experience managing and cultivating external stakeholder relations, including work with community leaders, partners, and coalitions
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team and build working partnerships; ability to flexibly share leadership and build consensus
  • Highly organized with the ability to work to meet deadlines and multi-task
  • Proficiency with Campaign Monitor, EveryAction, Google Analytics, Sprout Social, or Critical Mention as well as WordPress
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Communications 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 and/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

$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 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 Co-Executive Director of CAA, the Director of Community Capacity leads and manages the planning, development, and implementation of activities to achieve the following goals for our Community Safety and Transformation issue area: 1) to build the capacity of communities to respond and prevent harm; 2) to harness and lift up their knowledge, experience and skills; and, 3) to identify potential areas of collaboration across SAH’s other issue areas (civil rights and education equity) and strategies (research and data, policy and advocacy and narrative change). 

The Director works closely with SAH issues and strategy working group leads to ensure the work is impactful and well integrated. The Director endeavors to support AAPI-led community partners to co-create learning and relationship building opportunities in order to increase, strengthen, and make visible language and culturally competent models of anti-racism, racial healing, multi-racial coalition building, and equity work.

The Director supervises one to two Program Managers and works collaboratively across SAH issue areas to further the coalition’s understanding and integration of diverse community safety approaches and solutions. 

An exempt position housed at CAA, the SAH fiscal sponsor, the Director of Community Capacity 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

  • Develop and contribute to a strong vision for our community safety and transformation work, articulating analyses through a racial justice and movement building framework
  • Lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of our community safety and transformation activities, in partnership with identified community partners and relevant SAH stakeholders 
  • Contribute to SAH community education, strategic communications, and policy analyses and advocacy 
  • Collate and curate alternative approaches to violence, hate, and harm for different audiences 
  • In partnership with community partners, develop approaches and strategies to advance our community safety and transformation goals and narrative strategy, including but not limited to stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, and engaging in legislative processes
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with stakeholders, leading in formal and informal collaboratives, amongst community leaders, with public officials, and funders on key strategies to advance community safety and transformation and SAH’s other core issue areas
  • Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding grants and contracts associated with the program including tracking progress on contract deliverables, ensuring goals are met, monitoring compliance, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders
  • Represent SAH in community meetings, public hearings, in the media, and other spaces as needed
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of special projects as they relate to community safety
  • Contribute to organization-wide activities and programming that support SAH’s strategic priorities

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, values, aspirations, and goals of the coalition
  • Movement building/capacity building experience a must
  • Experience working with community-based organizations responding to or addressing community insecurity, discrimination, and/or other forms of harm 
  • At least three to five years experience in developing and managing issue-based campaigns, which includes policy advocacy, grassroots/grasstops organizing, and strategic communications
  • Strong familiarity with community safety and/or justice initiatives, including violence intervention and prevention programs, social support infrastructure, wrap-around services, community healing, and/or restorative justice
  • Experienced and culturally competent working with low-income, newcomer, and immigrant AAPI communities in a social justice context
  • Proven track record of managing external relations and building meaningful partnerships within community coalitions/alliances
  • Proven ability to work on a dynamic team – practice shared leadership, build consensus, take initiative, and build working partnerships 
  • Demonstrated experience in and comfort with external communications, including public speaking and media engagement
  • Experience developing original content for event-related materials and organization-wide communications 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Community Capacity.” 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

$140,000 - $160,000

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 transformation, 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 

The SAH Managing Director provides strategic and operational support that addresses the needs of the leadership team to be proactive and productive, and make sound decisions. This position organizes and facilitates coalition development and effectiveness. In some organizations, this role might traditionally be called “Chief of Staff.”

The coalition’s current leadership team consists of six senior-level executives representing the coalition’s three founding partner organizations. Our Managing Director must have both the vision and skills to enable the coalition to adapt to growth and change. The ideal candidate demonstrates adaptability, creativity, attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, and can engage and collaborate with a wide variety of audiences and partners. 

The SAH Managing Director serves as an air traffic controller helping to keep the leadership team and the coalition’s working teams progressing in the same direction. This position also serves as a communicator helping staff identify which critical issues require leadership attention, and ensures that leaders make the most of their limited time; that information arrives at the right point in their decision-making process; and that follow-up happens in a timely, strategic manner. A critical part of the job is exercising sound judgment on which staff and stakeholders should be involved in input and decision-making. 

In partnership with the SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture, this position helps build the team with talented and committed staff and ensures that each team member understands their roles and responsibilities with regard to our mission and values. They are jointly responsible for ensuring that internal communications systems are effective and meeting the evolving needs of the coalition.  

An exempt position housed at CAA, the SAH fiscal sponsor, the SAH Managing Director 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 

  • Responsible for guiding the implementation of priorities as defined by the leadership team
  • Provide strategic planning support and helping the coalition implement plans and policies
  • Represent leadership in external stakeholder and partner meetings, as necessary
  • Lead the hiring process for new staff with support from hiring managers
  • Make visible critical internal coalition issues that require leadership attention 

Management & Coordination

  • Serve as the lead staff member supporting and shaping the agenda for weekly leadership team meetings, including pre-work and follow-up 
  • Work with leadership team to define staff and working team roles, responsibilities, and performance 
  • Work cross-functionally with all staff and volunteers to meet resource development and engagement goals
  • Responsible for effective administration of coalition operations
  • Support coalition’s working teams, as necessary, to ensure integration and coordination across communications, development, and operations 
  • Organize and coordinating monthly coalition staff meetings
  • Manage 2-3 coalition staff, including administrative, communications, strategy and culture staff
  • Manage key coalition vendor and contractor relationships, including our pro bono legal counsel relationship 

Budget Management 

  • Coordinate and manage the coalition’s budget development process with support from a finance team
  • Assist directors and managers to understand budgeting parameters for various programs

Qualifications 

  • 10+ years experience in multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Management experience inspiring a team and highly collaborative style 
  • Familiarity with social change or social justice organizations’ operational or strategic planning priorities and workstreams
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Politically savvy and attuned to dynamics informed by culture, power and/ or positionality 
  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to read between the lines 
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • 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
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to develop and improve systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to deliver on commitments in a timely manner
  • Strong computer proficiency with expertise in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and donor databases

To Apply

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

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