Position Overview

The Policy Advocate is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advocacy. The Policy Advocate plays an integral role in crafting policy and systemic change solutions through research and writing, issue content development, community education, and stakeholder engagement.

The Policy Advocate will work on CAA core civil rights issues including language diversity, immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, community justice, and the Census.

Key Responsibilities

  • Articulate and provide strong progressive analysis and leadership on civil rights issues impacting communities of color, particularly Chinese immigrant and Chinese American communities, in San Francisco
  • Conduct research, monitor policies, and develop public-facing materials in support of CAA’s policy advocacy goals 
  • Prepare policy analyses, reports, and recommendations on Census, language access, immigrant rights, workforce development and other issues
  • Work with staff to help draft local legislation and public policies, and to develop community-based advocacy strategies to implement them
  • Support community engagement initiatives including by coordinating and helping to administer internal communications for CAA and CAA coalitions 
  • Help develop community education and external communications materials on key policy issues and help to manage and monitor communications content, traditional media coverage, and digital media engagement


  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA
  • Demonstrated ability to be persuasive on controversial and/or complex issues
  • Ability to represent CAA’s values, positions and framing on policy issues 
  • Strong awareness and analysis on issues impacting API communities
  • Superb written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Pro-active, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative and use sound judgement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders and community leaders

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “ CAA Policy Advocate.”

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.