$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. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the AACRE Director of Operations, the primary role of the Human Resources (HR) Manager is to lead and direct human resources functions including recruiting, hiring, and interviewing staff; administering benefits and leave; resolving employee issues; upholding organizational policies and practices, and being a trusted resource and partner to all employees of CAA, AACRE, and Stop AAPI Hate. It is also important to cultivate equitable and accessible practices and foster our social justice values across the organization. This includes hiring practices, pay equity, meaningful career development and internal advancement, bringing in experts for training, and getting honest feedback from the organization for continuous improvement.

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

An exempt position, the Human Resources Manager works at the Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office.

Key Responsibilities

Recruiting, Hiring, Onboarding, and Offboarding

  • Implement organizational culture, values, and policies including compassion, justice, inclusion and equity
  • Develop workforce strategies to attract and hire talent
  • Manage 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
  • Manage all online job placement accounts for recruitment 
  • In coordination with the Co-Directors, the Director of Operations, and the Director of Finance, create and support a compensation and benefits strategy for all employees based on research; keeps the strategy up-to-date
  • Evaluate and recommend end-to-end recruitment and human resources management system
  • Other duties as assigned

Staff Development and Support

  • Administer employee benefits plans, including employee health benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, and employee retirement plan
  • In coordination with the Director of Operations, develop and maintain professional development and performance management programs to help ensure employees across all AACRE partners understand their job responsibilities and have resources to follow through with their individual development plan; oversee the annual review process
  • Collaborate with the directors across all 11 AACRE groups and the AACRE Director of Programs to support professional development, internal advancement, and health and wellness.
  • 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 Director of Operations
  • Manage disciplinary employee situations in accordance with organizational policy
  • Maintain personnel files


  • Ensure HR compliance with all local, state and federal requirements, including requirements tied to government contracts


  • Commitment to the mission, values, and aspirations of AACRE and Chinese for Affirmative Action and be able to render these values into practices
  • 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 
  • 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, inclusivity, 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, 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

To Apply

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