$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 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

We are seeking a passionate and energetic individual with development or administrative experience, and a deep commitment to CAA’s mission and values.

Reporting to CAA’s Development Manager, the Development Coordinator plays a key role in coordinating and implementing CAA’s annual and long-term fundraising objectives. The position focuses on growing and managing the organization’s donor programs and campaigns to solidify and expand its supporter base.

The CAA Development Coordinator works closely with CAA’s Development Manager and Managing Director of Development, the AACRE capacity team (specifically finance and IT/donor systems management), and the CAA Communications team to meet CAA’s fundraising strategies and goals. The Development Coordinator collaborates with and learns from other teams, including the advocacy, policy, and direct services programs teams. With local offices anchored at its San Francisco Chinatown headquarters, CAA provides direct services and 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.

The successful candidate for the CAA Development Coordinator position is a flexible self-starter who can thrive in both collaborative and independent work settings; has the ability to prioritize and execute efficiently on multiple projects; and can communicate effectively. In addition, they have sound judgment and discretion. 

Key Responsibilities

Donor Engagement

  • Work with the Development Manager to plan and execute donor engagement events
  • Coordinate vendor relationships
  • Manage event attendance
  • Track budget and expenses

Donor Stewardship

  • Provide follow-up and support to any donor queries
  • Coordinate and execute mailings and communications to donors
  • Support development and design of fundraising and donor engagement materials
  • Provide donor prospect research support as assigned

Gift Processing and Database Management

  • Work with the AACRE capacity team to ensure timely donation tracking and acknowledgement
  • 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)

A non-exempt position, the CAA Development Coordinator is an entry level position and can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two. Must live in the Bay Area or be willing to relocate. 


  • 1-2 years experience in development or a related field (e.g., finance, communications)
  • Demonstrated ability with Google Docs and Sheets, Microsoft Office Suite especially Word and Excel
  • Ability to work efficiently, meet deadlines, and achieve goals
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize quickly and professionally in response to requests
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a wide range of people. Outstanding communication skills and exceptional attention to detail and follow through
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization a plus
  • Knowledge of database systems such as Salesforce a plus
  • Knowledge of platforms such as Campaign Monitor or EveryAction a plus
  • Fluency in Mandarin/Cantonese a plus
  • Ability to work from 9am to 5pm and occasional flex hours including evenings and weekends

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Development Coordinator.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work and/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.