$75,000 - $100,000

Hours: Full-time; exempt

Deadline: Open until filled

About CAA and AACRE  

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

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 

Reporting to the AACRE Deputy Director, the primary role of the Human Resources (HR) Manager is to lead and direct routine human resources functions including recruiting, hiring, and interviewing staff; administering benefits and leave; resolving employee issues; conducting employee offboarding processes; and developing and implementing organizational policies and practices.

With the support of the AACRE administrative team, this position plays an integral role in AACRE’s daily operations. As our work expands locally and nationally, the Human Resources Manager role is critical in supporting strategic growth, bringing in the most qualified talent who align with our organizational and network values, and supporting staff’s retention, needs, learning, and development. 

The Human Resources Manager position is an exempt position. There is an option for the position to be remote or hybrid from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s office in San Francisco or Sacramento. Travel to San Francisco for work-related activities is expected at least four times per year.

Areas of Responsibility 

Recruiting, Hiring, Onboarding, and Offboarding

  • Implement organizational culture, values, and policies including compassion, embracing risk, principled leadership, creativity, reciprocal learning, inclusion, community engagement, collaboration, liberation, and solidarity
  • Develop and implement workforce strategies to attract and hire local and national talent as the organization continues to grow
  • Manage and continually improve the staffing process, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and offboarding 
  • Ensure job descriptions are up-to-date and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations and positions AACRE as an competitive employer
  • Managing all online job placement accounts for recruitment 
  • In coordination with the AACRE Deputy Director, the AACRE Director of Operations, and the AACRE Director of Finance, create and support an up-to-date compensation and benefits strategy for all employees based on research and compliance
  • Evaluate and recommend end-to-end recruitment and human resources management system
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff Benefits, Development, and Support

  • Administer employee benefits plans, including employee health benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, and employee retirement plan
  • Oversee annual work plan process and performance review process to ensure that employees and their supervisors have a process to set expectations and conduct reflections on scope of work, competencies and professional development
  • Lead the assessment, transition and implementation to HR online platforms that streamline HR processes, such as hiring, personnel record keeping, benefits administration, and payroll
  • In coordination with the AACRE Director of Operations and AACRE Director of Programs, develop and maintain professional development and performance management programs to help ensure employees understand their job responsibilities and have resources to follow through with their individual development plans
  • Lead the updates and implementation of HR policies and processes in alignment with local and state laws that include, but are not limited to, sick leave, short-term disability, Paid Family Leave, Family Medical Leave, and employer sponsored immigration visas and green cards 
  • Manage leaves of absence, paid and unpaid, in accordance with local and state laws
  • Improve employee retention and development, including coordination of staff recognition events, and manage succession planning 
  • Review employee issues, concerns, and conflicts and bring them to resolution in coordination with the AACRE Director of Operations
  • Handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with organizational policy
  • Maintain personnel files in alignment with confidentiality policies


  • Register the organization as an employer in states where employees are based 
  • Ensure HR compliance with all local, state and federal requirements, in all the states where AACRE employees are based including requirements tied to government contracts
  • Identify, contract with, and manage an HR consulting firm to manage specific HR projects, legal issues, and other outside support as-needed


  • Commitment to the mission, values, and aspirations of AACRE  and be able to render these values into practices
  • Leadership experience with demonstrated ability to gather feedback from stakeholders, conduct research, and make policy recommendations to executive leadership
  • Dependability, confidentiality, good judgment, and ability to work independently and as part of a team who supports the mission and diverse partners of AACRE
  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources, labor relations, organizational development, business or related area; or at least 3 years of experience in a supervisory role 
  • Have a Society for Human Resource Management or HRCI certification or desire to pursue an HR certification is a plus
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with a human resources information system 
  • Knowledge of a broad range of human resources strategies and practices, including compensation, benefits management, performance management, safety, hiring and employee relations; able to apply these strategies and practices in compliance with employment regulations
  • Ability to create a culture of diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Demonstrated experience in positions that require organizational and analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Extensive experience working multiple digital platforms including Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Asana, Ring Central, and Zoom administration
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Creativity and strong analytical problem-solving skills

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Human Resources Manager.”  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.