$80,000

Salary: Salary range starts at $80,000 annually, excellent benefits

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week 

Deadline: Open until filled 

About AACRE  

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. 

Position Overview 

The primary role of the AACRE Director of Operations is to lead and strengthen AACRE’s internal organizational capacity building support systems that undergird operations for all 11 groups in the AACRE network, including CAA.  The Director is responsible for multiple capacity areas, including human resources, technology, and facilities. 

The Director of Operations plays a significant leadership position in helping AACRE achieve its mission and maximizing the organization’s impact. The position oversees personnel, facilities, and information technology functions including a range of access needs including but not limited to language and disability justice.  This position ensures clear, timely, and effective communication and coordination with other capacity-related functions, including finance and development. 

The Director of Operations is an exempt position reporting to one of CAA’s two Co-Executive Directors. The Director will directly supervise an IT Manager and an Administrative Manager, and a team that also includes an Administrative Coordinator and a Program Assistant.  The Director of Operations works out of the CAA San Francisco office and will be part of CAA’s leadership team and will work collaboratively with other CAA administrative and program staff and AACRE group leaders in a way that is open and honors individual strengths and passions.

Areas of Responsibility 

Human Resources 

  • Implement organizational culture, values and policies including compassion, justice, inclusion and equity.
  • Ensure HR compliance with all local, state and federal requirements, including requirements tied to government contracts. 
  • Develop workforce strategies to attract and hire talent. 
  • Update onboarding, offboarding, and training standards as needed.
  • Improve employee retention and development including coordination of staff recognition events. 
  • Support building a culture of appreciation and support.
  • Oversee the annual review process and maintain personnel files. 
  • Administer employee benefits plans, including employee health benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, and employee retirement plan. 

Facilities 

  • Lead team to ensure the primary office facility is clean, well-maintained, safe, inclusive and accessible for everyone. 
  • Develop and implement processes so that anyone who regularly uses our facilities are trained in case of an emergency, including changing shelter in place orders to ICE visits.

Administrative

  • Oversee vendor relations to ensure high quality of service at reasonable costs, including insurance providers and equipment and facilities maintenance. 
  • Support administrative compliance as required by stakeholders and funders.

Operations 

  • Ensure administrative staff are supported and are able to provide the best in class services to our clients and visitors. 
  • Ensure the information and technology systems, policies and procedures meet the current and future needs. 
  • Work with AACRE program staff and group leaders to facilitate the collaborative process within the network. 

Leadership 

  • Participate in leadership team meetings and give input from both operations and global perspectives. 
  • Bridge and integrate operating infrastructure capacity staff and functions with programmatic efforts, staff and partners. 

Qualifications 

  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practices. 
  • 7+ years of increasing responsibility in nonprofit management. 
  • Extensive experience working multiple digital platforms including Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and Zoom administration.
  • Experience with project management on multiple levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in positions that require organizational and analytical skills, and attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive environment in an office setting. 
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory experience a plus. 
  • Creativity and problem solving ability. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication. 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team who supports the mission and diverse partners of AACRE

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “AACRE Director of Operations.” 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?

AACRE 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.

$80,000

Salary: Salary range begins at $80,000 annually, excellent benefits

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

Deadline: Review of resumes will begin in mid-February 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

About the Organization

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 leadership development for Chinese American immigrants, employment services for limited-English proficient newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community education underscoring issues that impact our constituency.

CAA also leads advocacy to inform and shape public discourse, enact improvements to public policy, generate systemic change, and build social justice movements.  This advocacy includes community-based research; public policy, budget, and legislative work; grassroots community education and media campaigns; multi-lingual strategic communications; and active coalition and movement building across a variety of communities.  

With local offices anchored at its San Francisco Chinatown headquarters, CAA also maintains an active State policy presence through an office and partnership in Sacramento, and statewide and national advocacy through English and Chinese-language strategic communications and a variety of active relationships with allies.

Position Overview

The Director of Advocacy is an external-facing senior position that leads our advocacy work to advance policy and other social change through the lens of racial and social justice in a manner that meets community needs in immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, community safety and justice, and language diversity.  

The Director of Advocacy identifies change opportunities, leads analysis on policy and community concerns, develops and leads the organization’s participation in campaigns including engagement with traditional and social media, and manages relationships with a diverse set of community and coalition partners. 

The Director of Advocacy is an exempt position reporting to one of the two CAA Co-Executive Directors and works closely with all members of the senior and program staff, and directly supervises and supports a team of two program staff.

Key Responsibilities

Community Leadership and Relations

  • Articulate and provide strong progressive analysis and leadership on civil rights issues impacting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • Communicate CAA’s progressive vision to community stakeholders including community members, supporters and allies, policymakers, and the media through public engagement, direct advocacy, and community education.
  • Represent CAA with diverse local, regional and national stakeholders that include partner organizations, the general public and the media, and elected and government officials.

Policy

  • Lead the development and implementation of a strategic policy and advocacy agenda for established issue priorities in immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, community safety and justice, and language diversity.
  • Partner with CAA program leads to identify and integrate legislative, policy and budget advocacy, community education, and communications strategies.
  • Prepare policy analyses, reports, and recommendations within established priority issue areas.
  • Build and nurture effective multi-organizational coalitions and alliances at the local, statewide, and national level on priority issues and campaigns.
  • Lead the development and management of effective working relationships with key public officials at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Coordinate statewide policy efforts in conjunction with CAA staff and partnerships in Sacramento.

Communications

  • Support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic multilingual communications designed to increase the impact of CAA’s advocacy.
  • Work with CAA program staff and others to align content for CAA advocacy on CAA and CAA-supported communications platforms. 
  • Provide direction, oversight, and leadership to Chinese Digital Engagement strategy, which includes Chinese language social media platforms such as WeChat.

Fundraising

  • Work with the Co-Executive Directors and development team to implement fundraising strategies for policy and advocacy initiatives.
  • Participate in developing and maintaining relationships with local foundations, major donors, members, corporations, government agencies and other supporters.
  • Help develop, draft and review institutional proposals and reports.

Staff Supervision and Development

  • Supervise and support Policy staff and Chinese Digital Engagement staff including through individual check-ins, leading team meetings, performance evaluations, and other feedback and development opportunities
  • Provide guidance and thought partnership on policy and advocacy issues to program staff 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA.
  • Thorough understanding and ability to perform complex analysis on issues impacting AAPI communities and other communities of color.
  • Experience and cultural competence in working with low-income AAPI communities or in other social justice contexts.
  • Proven track record of managing external relations including community coalitions and alliances.
  • Five years plus of increasing responsibility and leadership in a community-based, advocacy, or nonprofit organization.
  • Strong writing and communications skills including public speaking.
  • Significant leadership and communications experience in advocacy campaigns 
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team by sharing leadership and building consensus with colleagues and supervised team members.
  • Graduate degree in law, public policy or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience and education preferred.
  • Familiarity and comfort level with Chinese social media is a plus
  • Bilingual and biliteracy in Chinese/ English is a plus.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment(at)caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Director of Advocacy.”  For more information about CAA, 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.

$49,000

Salary: Salary range begins at $49,000 annually, excellent benefits 

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, non-exempt 

Deadline: Review of resumes will begin in March 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Position Overview 

The Chinese Digital Engagement Advocate (CDE Advocate) will support the implementation of CAA’s  Chinese language strategic communications and digital engagement work. The CDE Advocate will work  closely with CAA programmatic and communications staff to operationalize Chinese language translation,  content creation, and curation on Chinese online, social, and ethnic media.  

The CAA Chinese Digital Engagement Advocate is a non-exempt position supervised by the CAA Chinese  Digital Engagement Program Manager that contributes towards CAA’s strategic goal of growing the  Chinese progressive voice in the United States. 

This is a full-time opportunity with tremendous learning and growth opportunities in an exciting area of  CAA’s social justice work cultivating and supporting progressive voices and leaders in the Chinese  community.  

Core Responsibilities 

● Translate and post CAA materials and articles from English into Chinese  

● Produce dynamic multimedia content such as long blog articles and short videos for CAA and CAA affiliated accounts 

● Design graphics for Chinese digital media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo

● Edit content from other content contributors and manage WeChat content layout

● Disseminate content in Chinese digital platforms and manage the engagements with community  members

● Assist planning and implementing digital events, convenings, and town halls

● Support the CAA programs and operations in Chinese digital communication and engagement

● Contribute to programmatic reporting and data analysis 

● Support the CDE team with miscellaneous administrative tasks 

● Fulfill additional tasks and responsibilities as required 

Qualifications 

● Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA 

● Understanding of diverse issues impacting API communities and other communities of color

● Bilingual in English and Chinese 

● Excellent Chinese written and translation skills 

● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

● Experience in Chinese social media communications and content creation and management

● Experience in Chinese media communications and community education in the context of policy  or social change advocacy preferred 

● Experience with graphic design and multimedia content creation a plus  

● Proficiency in Google Cloud Systems 

● Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative 

How To Apply 

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and Chinese language writing samples to  employment(at)caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Chinese Digital Engagement  Advocate.” For more information about CAA, 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.

About CAA

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 employment services for limited-English proficient newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community education underscoring issues that impact our constituency.

CAA also leads advocacy to improve public policy and to inform public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, shape opinion through ethnic and mainstream media, and organize to engage elected and government officials.

Lastly, CAA supports social justice movement building through its participation in Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), a network of progressive Asian American groups that share resources and support collaborative work.

Scope of Work

The Chinese Digital Organizer consultant leverages Chinese digital and social media strategies to engage, educate, and activate Chinese language community members. Using digital platforms such as WeChat, they will build, manage, and coordinate progressive Chinese language networks through Wechat Groups, educate and engage communities on public policy issues, and share and help create Chinese language content.

  • Establish progressive AAPI digital presence on Wechat to influence Chinese language community engagement on policy and advocacy campaign(s);
  • Disseminate CAA assets, CAA-sponsored content, and other relevant campaign material to boost visibility of policy and advocacy efforts on Wechat;
  • Outreach, and recruit local partners, stakeholders, and influencers to serve as surrogates of policy and advocacy campaign(s); 
  • Organize virtual town halls, events, and engagements aimed at public education and mobilization local Chinese language communities on campaign initiatives;
  • Leverage and develop local earned media partnerships as additional digital content sources; and
  • Fulfill additional tasks and responsibilities as required.

Term of Engagement:  The engagement will be for 12-40 hours per month tied to specific CAA campaigns, and can be renewed on a monthly basis depending on programmatic need and the interest and availability of the Digital Organizer. This temporary consultant engagement is scheduled to end on November 3, 2020.

Compensation: $25/hr

How to Apply

Please send a one-page narrative and a curriculum vitae or resume demonstrating the following qualities:

  • Knowledge of civil and immigrants rights and understanding the diverse issues impacting API communities;
  • Experience working on political campaigns and ability to execute grassroots organizing and/or digital strategies;
  • Cultural and linguistic competency to engage Chinese language communities on wedge political issues; D
  • Ability to learn about, navigate, and engage Chinese language communities in one or more of the following geographies:
    • California: San Gabriel Valley, Silicon Valley, and San Diego (closed)
    • US: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania (accepting applications)
  • Excellent writing skills, Chinese language fluency and literacy required, and a strong preference for bilingual and biliterate proficiency in English and Chinese;
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely manner.

Send to: CDE@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Chinese Digital Engagement Consultant.”  For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

Women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.  CAA will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

$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.

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.”

Key Responsibilities

This is an undergraduate internship opportunity available for a volunteer or work-study student to serve as a volunteer office clerk. The office clerk will support the Chinese for Affirmative Action administrative and program team by:

  • Entering data and recording information into web-based database
  • Organizing online files
  • Updating inventory spreadsheets
  • General research
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications

College student or college graduate with a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission of Chinese for Affirmative Action.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer proficiency, particularly in using G Suite
  • Ability to learn Salesforce
  • Experience working with non-profit or advocacy group(s) is valuable
  • Individuals with bilingual skills are especially encouraged to apply

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Internship: Office Clerk.”