Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil 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 (API) community. We advocate for systemic change that advances equity and addresses challenges facing our community.
At the grassroots level, our community-building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include employment services for limited-English proficient newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community education underscoring issues that impact our constituency.
CAA also leads advocacy to improve public policy and to inform public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, shape opinion through ethnic and mainstream media, and organize to engage elected and government officials.
Lastly, CAA supports social justice movement building through its participation in Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE), a network of progressive Asian American groups that share resources and support collaborative work.
Scope of Work
The Chinese Digital Organizer consultant leverages Chinese digital and social media strategies to engage, educate, and activate Chinese language community members. Using digital platforms such as WeChat, they will build, manage, and coordinate progressive Chinese language networks through Wechat Groups, educate and engage communities on public policy issues, and share and help create Chinese language content.
- Establish progressive AAPI digital presence on Wechat to influence Chinese language community engagement on policy and advocacy campaign(s);
- Disseminate CAA assets, CAA-sponsored content, and other relevant campaign material to boost visibility of policy and advocacy efforts on Wechat;
- Outreach, and recruit local partners, stakeholders, and influencers to serve as surrogates of policy and advocacy campaign(s);
- Organize virtual town halls, events, and engagements aimed at public education and mobilization local Chinese language communities on campaign initiatives;
- Leverage and develop local earned media partnerships as additional digital content sources; and
- Fulfill additional tasks and responsibilities as required.
Term of Engagement: The engagement will be for 12-40 hours per month tied to specific CAA campaigns, and can be renewed on a monthly basis depending on programmatic need and the interest and availability of the Digital Organizer. This temporary consultant engagement is scheduled to end on November 3, 2020.
How to Apply
Please send a one-page narrative and a curriculum vitae or resume demonstrating the following qualities:
- Knowledge of civil and immigrants rights and understanding the diverse issues impacting API communities;
- Experience working on political campaigns and ability to execute grassroots organizing and/or digital strategies;
- Cultural and linguistic competency to engage Chinese language communities on wedge political issues; D
- Ability to learn about, navigate, and engage Chinese language communities in one or more of the following geographies:
- California: San Gabriel Valley, Silicon Valley, and San Diego (closed)
- US: Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania (accepting applications)
- Excellent writing skills, Chinese language fluency and literacy required, and a strong preference for bilingual and biliterate proficiency in English and Chinese;
- Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously and in a timely manner.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis
Women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply. CAA will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.