$100,000 - $145,000

About Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action 

Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition of AAPI Equity Alliance, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department. 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 (SAH). Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. This evolution will include the deployment of new strategies, additional programs, and increased staffing.  

Since its launch two years ago, the Stop AAPI Hate online reporting center has documented close to 11,000 hate incidents affecting AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-Asian racism.  Our efforts have captured the attention of lawmakers and catalyzed them into action and spurred a broader movement for progressive change. Going forward, Stop AAPI Hate’s work in research and data, policy advocacy, narrative change, and community capacity building will address core issues areas including education equity and ethnic studies, community safety and resilience, and civil rights and racial justice infrastructure.  

Chinese for Affirmative Action is one of the founding partners of Stop AAPI Hate and also serves as its fiscal sponsor. With a legacy of more than five decades of achievements in civil rights and community progress, CAA continues to be a leader in and on behalf of the broader Asian American community.  

Position Overview 

Reporting to the SAH Managing Director, the SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture plays a key role in driving the next phase of growth for the coalition and developing an environment where our teams thrive. This position meets the needs of the leadership team and department leads to ensure solid planning, implementation, and integration of the coalition’s priority areas of work to strategically position the coalition internally and externally. Working closely with experienced department directors, this position will have a bird’s-eye view to assess opportunities, gaps, and priorities for departments and the coalition. This position is also responsible for leading the coalition’s efforts to facilitate a healthy and thriving workplace culture through modeling inclusive and values-based practices and processes.  

Given the rapid growth of SAH in terms of staffing and breadth of work over the next several years, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, energetic, creative, and collaborative leader with a deep desire to drive impact through an inclusive and values-led lens.  

The coalition is composed of three founding partner organizations at different stages of their own organizational development. Each coalition partner has its own leadership and staffing structure. Employed across all three partners, some staff who contribute to SAH’s work are full-time dedicated to SAH, while others contribute part-time to SAH. 

As the lead staff responsible for overall results-based planning and alignment across the coalition’s issue areas during this stage of growth, a core function of this position is to challenge the coalition to constantly uphold our values and continually make strategic and organizational improvements. 

The ideal candidate is a confident leader with demonstrated experience working with diverse teams, collecting and synthesizing input from stakeholders, identifying opportunities for alignment, proposing creative and pragmatic solutions, and thoughtfully designing process rollouts through a change management lens.

An exempt position housed at CAA, the SAH fiscal sponsor, the SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two including potential access to other designated partner offices. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic staff convenings primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership & Strategy 

  • Embed SAH’s Mission Statement, Theory of Change, Values, Priorities in the functioning of the coalition and cross-team spaces
  • Provide guidance to issue teams and strategy streams to build impactful work plans with goals and metrics
  • Integrate connecting work streams that would otherwise remain siloed for operational and strategic effectiveness
  • Help implement input and decision-making frameworks across coalition teams with a participatory and efficiency lens 
  • Support building healthy and sustainable coalition systems through modeling inclusive and equity-based planning processes and expectations 
  • Help the SAH leadership team navigate change and coalition complexity 

Culture Building 

  • Promote healthy, respectful, accountable, and sustainable culture across coalition
  • Help staff and teams review goals, values, and day-to-day practices and how to better align them
  • Understand the leadership styles found throughout the coalition and ensure all managers utilize leadership practices connected to the coalition’s values
  • Guide the development of workplaces where employees feel a sense of belonging and connectedness to the whole 
  • Develop practices and policies that value staff and team contributions and promote transparency across the coalition
  • Identify or develop professional development programming resources for individuals and teams in collaboration with HR and operations staff 
  • Develop strategies to ensure that HR initiatives and programs—such as recruitment, onboarding, team-building and recognition—reinforce the coalition’s culture and values
  • Support our staff development processes including goal-setting, performance metrics, and employee feedback


  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Experience working in partnerships or coalitions 
  • 10+ years of nonprofit professional experience, including supervising staff and leading
    projects and strategic initiatives that require program planning, implementation, and monitoring 
  • 5+ years experience in organizational development, high-level organizational planning, strategic planning,  human resources, organizational culture, change management and/or executive roles  
  • Experience working with communities of color on social change or social justice initiatives in the fields of advocacy, community mobilization, civil or human rights and/or communications  
  • Politically savvy and attuned to interpersonal dynamics
  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to read between the lines 
  • Thrive in a working environment of uncertainty and adaptability 
  • Highly skilled communicator with exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Proven success working in a fast-paced environment and delivering against multiple work streams
  • Experience in implementing change across an organization
  • Collaborative team player who enjoys building, creating, and executing new strategies 
  • Trustworthy in managing sensitive situations and information; you are discrete, professional, and possess excellent judgment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture.” 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 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.