Position: Finance Administrative Coordinator
Organization: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Compensation: $65,000 – $75,000 annually
Hours: 40 hours per week
FLSA status: Non-Exempt, eligible for overtime
Location: Hybrid in San Francisco office, or Remote
Reports to: Finance Manager
Deadline: 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 Finance Coordinator provides financial, administrative, and clerical support to AACRE. With support from the Finance Manager, the position will perform all payment cycle activities in a timely and efficient manner, in particular verifying and processing payment requests, entering into the accounting system, and facilitating payments. This will be a critical role as AACRE and its partnering groups strategically expand in programming and impact.

A non-exempt position, the Finance Coordinator 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 Finance Manager.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Review and process approved payment requests for accuracy and completeness of documentation, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Analyze payment requests to charge expenses to correct accounts and cost centers, and record entries in the accounting system.
  • Facilitate the use of the organization credit card and assist with documentation.
  • Maintain records for accounts payable transactions in adherence to document retention policy; assist with retrieving records for AACRE’s annual financial audit.
  • Maintain approved expenses and payments log daily.
  • Collaborate with the donor database and systems teams on gathering donor information. 
  • Review vendor and consultant contracts for accuracy and adherence to organizational policies and procedures and help collect and maintain documentation.
  • Respond to staff questions about payment processes.

Qualifications 

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, or two years administrative experience requiring understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles.
  • Ability to calculate, post, and manage accounting figures and financial records (a knack for numbers).
  • Nonprofit experience with fund/grants accounting (preferred). 
  • Computer-based accounting skills including working with spreadsheets and accounting software.
  • Good verbal communication skills and ability and patience to explain accounting procedures to non-accounting staff.
  • Commitment to AACRE’s mission, values, and aspirations, and ability to render these values into practice. 
  • Demonstrated experience in helping to build an inclusive environment. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication; demonstrated ability to handle confidential information
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team supporting the diverse partners in AACRE.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in English (preferred).

To Apply

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume at the following link: https://rb.gy/3cs7d8. In your cover letter, please address how your experience and principles align with AACRE’s and the position’s requirements and highlight relevant achievements.

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 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: CAA Development Manager
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $75,000 – $100,000
Hours: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: San Francisco
Reports to: CAA Managing Director of Development
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: May 2024

About Chinese for Affirmative Action (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.

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.


Position Overview

Reporting to the Managing Director of Development for Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), the Development Manager is responsible for the acquisition, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of CAAs’ individual donors through direct mail, e-communications, and special events. The Development Manager is the project manager for all Development publications. The CAA Fund Development team works collaboratively to inspire support for CAA to meet our annual budget, which is $7.2MM.


Key Responsibilities

Direct Mail:

  • Manage and implement appeal mailings and newsletters
  • Work with Managing Director of Development and Major Gifts Manager to strategize on content for appeal and stewardship mailings
  • Draft appeal letters, produce photo/graphic inserts, and oversee mail-house and in-house production
  • Draft and coordinate e-appeals and other e-communications
  • Collaborate with AACRE capacity team for list generation to produce segmented mailing lists and review lists for accuracy

Leadership Circle:

  • Support Major Gifts Manager in managing and building a portfolio of prospective and major donors including prospect research
  • Create and update content and protocols for new donor welcome materials
  • Draft acknowledgements and other correspondence
  • Develop and manage donor e-communications program
  • Manage cultivation and appeal mailings for the annual report and newsletter
  • Meet with and steward Major Donors as needed

Recurring Giving:

  • Plan, market, and manage recurring giving program

Special Events:

  • Plan and manage annual reception, annual Leadership Circle and Legacy Society donor appreciation events, donor forums, and other stewardship and cultivation events including coordinating vendors and event registration, and tracking budgets and expenses
  • Work with Advocacy, Policy, and Programs teams to invite donors to organizational events
  • Draft content and manage design and production of save-the-date and invitation mailings and evites
  • Work with the Managing Director of Development and Major Gifts Manager to identify potential event honorees and speakers

Planned Giving:

  • Support the Major Gifts Manager to grow, market, and manage the Center’s planned giving program

Publications:

  • Work with design and writing consultants to develop content for donor newsletters and the annual report
  • Manage and produce donor newsletters and the annual report
  • Work with appropriate staff to create the annual report donor lists

Gift Processing and Database Management:

  • Work with the AACRE capacity team to ensure proper recording, documentation, and timely acknowledgement of donors
  • Perform data hygiene to ensure donor records are current and accurate
  • Pull reports and prepare data for list reviews
  • Track fundraising metrics

Administrative Management:

  • Provide meeting support: scheduling, note-taking
  • Organize digital files
  • Coordinate timelines and workflow using management software (e.g., Asana)

Miscellaneous:

  • Accomplish select writing assignments for individual giving program as needed
  • Assist other department staff in times of high volume work
  • Complete other projects and tasks as assigned by the Managing Director of Development, including support around special projects related to CAA Board of Directors

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Chinese for Affirmative Action, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practice
  • Minimum of 3 years of Development experience including individual giving responsibility and events management experience
  • Database experience required including developing queries and reports; experience with Sales Force and EveryAction preferred
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, including proven ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to anticipate problems and use judgment appropriately to plan solutions
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and as a member of a team, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong digital literacy, with proficiency in Google Suite applications
  • 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
  • Experience with managing data in Salesforce or comparable CRM
  • Professionalism, initiative, and personal responsibility
  • Integrity, grace under pressure, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to travel; valid driver’s license

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.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Development Manager.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions: Why are you interested in CAA and this role? What employment experience of yours meets the key responsibilities and qualifications of this position, and why? 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

Position: AACRE Human Resources Coordinator
Organization: AACRE
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 annually
Hours: Full-time at 40 hours per week
FLSA status: Non-Exempt, eligible for overtime
Location: In-person in San Francisco or hybrid (in-person and remote)
Reports to: Senior Human Resources Manager
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: April 2024

About Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Formed in 2014, the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network came together as part of Chinese for Affirmative Action’s (CAA) movement building strategy in order to create a home for progressive Asian American and Pacific Islander groups and leaders working to meet the evolving needs of our disenfranchised and marginalized communities.

AACRE is comprised of 11 groups including APEX Express, the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, Asian Refugees United, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Hmong Innovating Politics, Hyphen magazine, Lavender Phoenix, the Network on Religion and Justice, VietUnity – East Bay, and the Visibility Project.

The groups in the network share capacity infrastructure including access to common facilities, financial management, technology, and administrative support systems. The power and potential of the network also rely on its ability to support leaders committed to developing the relationships and ethical frameworks needed to thrive.

We are committed to supporting our employees 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 a professional development stipend. There is an option for the position to be in-person or hybrid remote from the San Francisco office.

Position Overview
The AACRE HR Coordinator will provide a wide range of administrative, data entry, and data review support for the Human Resources department related to all aspects of the employee life cycle. AACRE seeks a person who has great attention to detail, good judgment, a comfort with asking questions, and strong communication skills. Through administrative and other systems, this position helps the organization to support staff throughout the country, to meet its compliance and regulatory requirements related to human resources, and to advance AACRE’s desired workplace culture and values.

Key Responsibilities
Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

  • Process semi-monthly payroll including auditing time tracking
  • Run reports in HRIS to ensure data integrity is maintained and to support Finance, HR, Information and Technology, and leadership team needs
  • Do manual data entry in benefit platforms that ensures high level of quality control
  • Make updates to payroll calendar and support communication processes 

HR Administration

  • Support the administrative aspects of HR policies and processes 
  • Support paid and unpaid leave processes 
  • Support administrative implementation of benefit changes and enhancements
  • Organize and maintain and organize personnel files including helping to update position descriptions and  
  • Support posting positions, recruiting, screening, coordinating panels and interviews

Vendor Relations and Compliance 

  • Provide administrative and research support on current policies related to HR including but not limited to benefits, leave, classifications  
  • Research and perform administrative tasks to ensure HR is compliant with all local, state and federal regulations
  • Maintain records and manage communications with HR vendors
  • Help respond to appropriate external requests for HR related information

Employee Support

  • Support HR department responses to management and staff questions about employee policies and procedures
  • Support presentations related to annual open enrollment and benefit related meetings
  • Provide administrative support around internal HR-related meetings including mandatory trainings and employee stay interviews

Qualifications

  • Deep resonance with the mission and values of AACRE including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Great attention to detail and the ability to take direction and implement tasks with accuracy 
  • Sound judgment about a willingness to ask questions as necessary
  • Technical fluency to learn and work on online HR platforms and software including Gusto, G-suite, and MS Excel
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve with grace and integrity 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 1-2 years of experience working in Administration, Operations, Human Resources, or other applicable role

Preferred Experience

  • Nonprofit or social justice experience
  • Cultural competence working with diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
  • Society for Human Resource Management Professional (SHRM-CP) certificate, or similar experience

How To Apply
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume at the following link: https://bit.ly/4bVyegP. In the cover letter, respond to the following questions: why you would be motivated in this role, how does AACRE’s values or culture align with yours, and what experiences make you a unique fit for this role. Incomplete applications without cover letters and resumes will not be considered.

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 people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Full Description

$75,000 - $100,000

Position: CAA Education Equity Policy Manager
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $75,000 – $100,000 annually
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: San Francisco
Reports to: CAA Managing Director of Policy
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: April 2024

About Chinese for Affirmative Action (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.

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.

Position Overview
Education equity is a CAA legacy issue, and one that continues to be on the forefront of conversations surrounding racial justice. CAA is hiring for an Education Equity Policy Manager to develop, guide, and advance the organization’s fight for a public education system that is accessible to all, develops democratic society, and advances racial justice. We believe in racially and linguistically diverse public schools, colleges, and universities that are universal, high-quality, no-cost, and tuition-free.

The ideal candidate will have issue area expertise and bring experience in driving systemic change solutions through policy analyses, research and writing, 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 Education Equity Policy Manager should have strong writing and analytical skills, with the ability to apply CAA’s vision to develop policies and programs.

This is an exempt position supervised by the CAA Managing Director of Policy. The Education Equity Policy Manager is responsible for supervision of the Education Equity Community Advocate. The position will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Managing 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
● Build on and develop CAA’s organizational vision for Education Equity, articulating analyses through a racial justice and civil rights framework;
● With guidance from the Managing Director of Policy, lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of CAA’s Education Equity policy agenda in the following areas:
○ Advocacy for multilingual education and immigrant family engagement in the San Francisco Unified School District;
○ Expansion of access at the City College of San Francisco for classes that limited English proficient community members need;
○ Engagement in state and national narrative and policy advocacy related to multilingual education extending from the 50th anniversary of the historic Lau v Nichols case;
○ Advancing narrative change and policy advocacy that supports the imperative of racial equity in education despite the 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in college admissions;
○ Engaging in education equity issues and campaigns that extend from, build upon, and is aligned with CAA’s historic work in this arena;
● Produce education equity policy analyses, reports, and recommendations for a wide variety of audiences;
● Develop and cultivate relationships with stakeholders including in formal and informal collaboratives with community partners, education leaders, and public officials;
● Work across CAA teams to engage different audiences on issues of education equity including directly impacted immigrant parents and students;
● Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding grants associated with the the organization’s education equity work including tracking progress on grant deliverables, ensuring goals are met, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders;
● Drive narrative change work by articulating education equity subject matter expertise, 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;
● Manage the Education Equity Community Advocate through direct supervision and support for professional development; and
● Other duties as assigned in relation to the Education Equity program, SAH, CAA, and/or AACRE.

Qualifications
● Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations, and goals of the organization
● At least 3 years of experience in policy related to education equity with preferred graduate degree
● Experience in developing and managing issue-based campaigns, which includes policy advocacy, grassroots/grasstops organizing, and strategic communications
● Ability to represent CAA’s values, positions, and framing on education equity issues
● Strong familiarity with education equity initiatives at the national, state, and local levels, particularly those affecting low-income, newcomer, and immigrant AAPI communities.
● Superb written and oral communications skills
● Proven track record of managing external relations and building meaningful partnerships within community coalitions
● Proven ability to work on a dynamic team – shared leadership, build consensus, take initiative, and build working partnerships
● Demonstrated experience in and comfort with external communications, including public
speaking and media engagement
● Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed
● Oral fluency in Chinese a plus, but not required

How To Apply
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Education Equity Policy Manager.” 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

$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

$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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