Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week, Exempt

Deadline: Open until filled

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. CAA anchors and leads many coalitions including the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ).  CCSJ is a San Francisco based effort formed to develop community-centered solutions to address violence affecting the AAPI and other communities of color.

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 by AACRE for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the CAA Director of Research, the Research and Evaluation Manager leads and coordinates research and evaluations projects mainly to support our community safety and justice work.

This role is a mix of directly doing research and evaluation as well as managing research and evaluation projects conducted in partnership with other organizations. This individual is responsible for coordinating a research and evaluation agenda and identifying collaborators including but not limited to our CCSJ partners. Once a team is assembled for this purpose, this individual designs research and evaluation plans, collects and analyzes data, summarizes findings, and produces internal and external facing reports. 

The ideal candidate blends a social science research background with project management experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is excited to work with a number of internal and external stakeholders. 

An exempt position, the CAA Research and Evaluation Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two.

Key responsibilities

Research & Evaluation Coordination

  • Lead a research and evaluation agenda-setting process to generate and prioritize research and evaluation activities across CCSJ
  • Oversee each individual research and evaluation activity process from planning to reporting 
  • Identify research and evaluation collaborators, timeline, and workplan for each research and evaluation project
  • Collaborate across stakeholders, including external partners, research advisors, graduate students, interns, communication advisors, and others

Data Collection, Analysis, Writing, and Dissemination

  • Play an active role in conducting research and evaluation, with specific responsibilities defined on a project-by-project basis. Activities may include designing the research or evaluation methodology, collecting data, analyzing data, writing reports, producing internal-facing dashboards or report, and/or producing public-facing deliverables to communicate findings to non-technical audiences.. 
  • Collaborate with the CAA Communications team to identify new ways to disseminate findings, such as visualizations, report briefs, infographics, webinars, etc.

Other Duties

  • Collaborate across CAA team members to further the coalition’s vision and mission
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of AACRE and  CAA  including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years of experience with quantitative and/or qualitative social science research and evaluation techniques and research report writing
  • Experience with project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Research & Evaluation 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?

CAA/AACRE 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.