Hours: Full-time; exempt

Deadline: Open until filled

About the Position

The Advocacy Manager is an external-facing position that plays a critical role in advancing policy and other social change through campaign development and management, community engagement, stakeholder engagement, and online/offline advocacy. 

The Advocacy Manager identifies change opportunities, helps develop and leads the organization’s participation in key campaigns, and manages engagement with traditional and social media and partnerships with a diverse set of community and coalition partners.

The Advocacy Manager will work on CAA core civil rights issues including language diversity, immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, and community justice. This role will also support advocacy efforts related to our leadership in Stop AAPI Hate.

The Advocacy Managers reports to CAA’s Director of Advocacy and collaborates closely with the Policy, Programs, and Communications teams, and Legislative Director, on CAA’s broad strategies to advance our policy advocacy goals and long-term vision. 

An exempt position, the Advocacy Manager will work 100% remotely until Winter 2021 but will eventually work hybrid in person and remote from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage high-impact advocacy campaigns in collaboration with CAA staff and partners to advance our goals and secure policy wins
  • Build and facilitate diverse and effective coalitions and lead coordination with partner organizations on shared advocacy goals and strategies 
  • Support and grow authentic and meaningful partnerships with other community-based organizations, leaders, and other stakeholders
  • Organize convenings, press conferences, and other online/offline events to support our advocacy and movement-building efforts
  • Work closely with the Communications team to develop and implement earned media, social media, and digital engagement strategies
  • Write and edit campaign plans, email action alerts, social media copy, copy for graphics, and more
  • Supervise advocacy staff, consultants, volunteers, or fellows
  • Fulfill other roles and responsibilities as required


  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in organizing and/or advocacy – ideally with experience working on progressive local or national advocacy causes and/or political or electoral campaigns
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders and community leaders
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including experience writing direct response advocacy emails, social media, and related communications
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Experience with VAN (Voter Activation Network) and campaign tools, data, and technology preferred
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative and use sound judgment
  • Knowledge of digital engagement best practices is important
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In subject line, please write “CAA Advocacy Manager”. For more information, visit our website at 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.