$140,000 - $160,000

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 transformation, 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 

The SAH Managing Director provides strategic and operational support that addresses the needs of the leadership team to be proactive and productive, and make sound decisions. This position organizes and facilitates coalition development and effectiveness. In some organizations, this role might traditionally be called “Chief of Staff.”

The coalition’s current leadership team consists of six senior-level executives representing the coalition’s three founding partner organizations. Our Managing Director must have both the vision and skills to enable the coalition to adapt to growth and change. The ideal candidate demonstrates adaptability, creativity, attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, and can engage and collaborate with a wide variety of audiences and partners. 

The SAH Managing Director serves as an air traffic controller helping to keep the leadership team and the coalition’s working teams progressing in the same direction. This position also serves as a communicator helping staff identify which critical issues require leadership attention, and ensures that leaders make the most of their limited time; that information arrives at the right point in their decision-making process; and that follow-up happens in a timely, strategic manner. A critical part of the job is exercising sound judgment on which staff and stakeholders should be involved in input and decision-making. 

In partnership with the SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture, this position helps build the team with talented and committed staff and ensures that each team member understands their roles and responsibilities with regard to our mission and values. They are jointly responsible for ensuring that internal communications systems are effective and meeting the evolving needs of the coalition.  

An exempt position housed at CAA, the SAH fiscal sponsor, the SAH Managing Director 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

Strategy & Leadership 

  • Responsible for guiding the implementation of priorities as defined by the leadership team
  • Provide strategic planning support and helping the coalition implement plans and policies
  • Represent leadership in external stakeholder and partner meetings, as necessary
  • Lead the hiring process for new staff with support from hiring managers
  • Make visible critical internal coalition issues that require leadership attention 

Management & Coordination

  • Serve as the lead staff member supporting and shaping the agenda for weekly leadership team meetings, including pre-work and follow-up 
  • Work with leadership team to define staff and working team roles, responsibilities, and performance 
  • Work cross-functionally with all staff and volunteers to meet resource development and engagement goals
  • Responsible for effective administration of coalition operations
  • Support coalition’s working teams, as necessary, to ensure integration and coordination across communications, development, and operations 
  • Organize and coordinating monthly coalition staff meetings
  • Manage 2-3 coalition staff, including administrative, communications, strategy and culture staff
  • Manage key coalition vendor and contractor relationships, including our pro bono legal counsel relationship 

Budget Management 

  • Coordinate and manage the coalition’s budget development process with support from a finance team
  • Assist directors and managers to understand budgeting parameters for various programs

Qualifications 

  • 10+ years experience in multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Management experience inspiring a team and highly collaborative style 
  • Familiarity with social change or social justice organizations’ operational or strategic planning priorities and workstreams
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Politically savvy and attuned to dynamics informed by culture, power and/ or positionality 
  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to read between the lines 
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Highly relational with strong ability to build relationships with donors, vendors, colleagues, and partners
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to develop and improve systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to deliver on commitments in a timely manner
  • Strong computer proficiency with expertise in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and donor databases

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Managing Director.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? 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.