$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 Stop AAPI Hate Managing Director, the Director of Data and Research’s primary role is to lead data and research efforts for the Stop AAPI Hate Coalition, further advancing our work in social justice and civil rights.

The Director of Data and Research is part of Stop AAPI Hate’s leadership team which sets the organization-wide strategy for implementation of the vision and mission using a social equity framework. The Director oversees the Data and Research team and directly manages our Research Manager and Data Manager.

The Data and Research team manages Stop AAPI Hate’s reporting system, the largest reporting center for hate incidents against the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The Data and Research team ensures that the Stop AAPI Hate incident dataset is transparent, high quality, protected, appropriately represented, and in keeping with our values as data generated by and for Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

The Data and Research team also oversees Stop AAPI Hate’s research work. This workstream includes setting an annual research agenda; identifying potential partners to conduct research; co-authoring research reports; presenting research findings orally and in writing to non-technical audiences; providing technical expertise to other teams within the Stop AAPI Hate coalition on their own research activities; and engaging with other researchers active in the anti-hate, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other relevant spaces.

An exempt position, the Director of Data and Research may work 100% remotely, but may also work hybrid in-person and remotely from the Stop AAPI Hate coalition member offices in Los Angeles or San Francisco. This position will require travel to meet other Stop AAPI Hate employees at least two to three times per year and other work related travel.

Areas of Responsibility

Oversee Stop AAPI Hate Hate Incident Reporting Center

  • Lead Data and Research team to continually improve quality and efficiency of the Stop AAPI Hate Incident Reporting Center
  • Oversee workflow from initial hate incident report to Stop AAPI Hate to its internal review and categorization to potential followup (if consent is given) from Stop AAPI Hate staff
  • Oversee analyses of hate incident data
  • Communicate results from hate incident data in Stop AAPI Hate publications with appropriate caveats and in response to ad-hoc requests from community partners, academics, media, and other interested parties

Oversee Stop AAPI Hate research

  • Support annual research agenda-setting process across the Stop AAPI Hate coalition
  • Ensure high-quality, values-driven research products, including identifying potential partners to conduct research and overseeing data collection and analysis
  • Communicate research findings in non-technical language in research briefs and reports
  • Provide technical expertise to other teams within the Stop AAPI Hate coalition on their own research activities

Represent Stop AAPI Hate’s Data and Research team externally

  • As needed, present on Stop AAPI Hate’s data and research work externally
  • Engage with others active in data and research in the anti-hate, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other relevant spaces

Manage Data and Research team

  • Directly manage two mid-career employees (Research Manager and Data Manager)
  • Ensure health, well-being, and safety of data and research team members and contractors
  • Represent the Data and Research team within Stop AAPI Hate’s shared leadership team

Other duties as assigned



  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA and the Stop AAPI Hate Coalition
  • Knowledge of participatory action research and other community-based approaches to support social justice in communities who have been historically underserved.
  • At least 5 years of experience in research design and execution
  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior or supervisory role
  • Deep commitment to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
  • Flexibility, including the ability to develop and advance long term goals while being responsive to new developments and crises
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills and ability to communicate data and research to non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team, develop effective working relationships, share leadership, and build consensus
  • Subject matter expertise related to language diversity, immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, racial equity and/or community safety and justice (preferred)
  • Graduate degree in social science, law, public policy, public health or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience and education (preferred)
  • Experience with data and research tools such as R, STATA, Tableau. Dedoose, or NVivo (preferred)

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Director of Data and Research.”  For more information about Stop AAPI Hate, please visit http://www.stopaapihate.org.

Stop AAPI Hate is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and this position is housed at CAA. 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 for employment.