$55,000 - $65,000

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 

Reporting to the CAA Director of Communications, the Communications Assistant coordinates and supports the Director and the Communications Manager in all aspects of CAA’s communications. Specifically, the position plays a key role in supporting CAA’s external communications plan, day-to-day external communications, and collaborating across CAA staff to amplify the organization’s programmatic and advocacy impact. A non-exempt position, the CAA Communications Assistant is an entry level position and can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two and must live in the Bay Area or be willing to relocate.

The Communications Assistant coordinates and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Brand and Content Development

  • Support in execution of communications strategy including the amplification of CAA’s voice and brand
  • With the Communications Director, support the development, distribution, and maintenance of print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, e-newsletters, blogs, annual report, and fundraising appeals
  • Participate in organizational activities to maximize opportunities to amplify CAA’s community education and advocacy goals
  • Support and maintain the content calendar with requests from all departments
  • Provide any and all types of administration support for the CAA brand

Social Media

  • Support in creating and scheduling content (graphics, videos) for CAA-owned social media channels that include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
  • Monitor and respond to followers/audience

Website

  • Manage the CAA website updates and coordinate website maintenance to ensure that new and consistent information is updated

Public Relations and Press

  • Develop and maintain media lists for pitching 
  • Support press events and track all media coverage
  • Support the creation of press kits and materials

Events

  • Support events such as Instagram Live and backend set-up for events such as  webinars
  • Assist with planning and logistics for press events

Qualifications 

  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and commitment to CAA’s mission
  • Strong social media competency including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Mastodone
  • Highly organized with the ability to work to meet deadlines and multi-task
  • General communication and writing skills as well as literacy in Chinese preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with Campaign Monitor, EveryAction, Google Analytics, Sprout Social, or Critical Mention, Canva as well as WordPress preferred but not required
  • Ability to work from 9am to 5pm and occasionally, flexible hours including evenings and weekends

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Communications Assistant.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions: What is the most pressing issue facing the community and why? What has been your most impactful work and/or life experience so far, and why?

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.