$75,000 - $100,000

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,  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 issue 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 Director of Research, the Stop AAPI Hate Research Manager leads and coordinates research projects to shed light on anti-AAPI racism and the ways to address it.

This role is a mix of directly doing research and facilitating research teams. With most Stop AAPI Hate research conducted in partnership with other organizations, this individual is responsible for coordinating a research agenda and identifying collaborators. Once a team is assembled, this individual is responsible for overseeing the research project process. Depending on the project, this individual can also be an active member of the research team to analyze data, summarize findings, and produce public-facing reports. 

The ideal candidate blends a social science research background with project management experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills, and is excited to work with a number of internal and external stakeholders. 

An exempt position, the SAH Research Manager 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

Research Coordination

  • Lead the quarterly research agenda-setting process to generate and prioritize research activities across the coalition
  • Oversee each individual research report’s process from scoping until release
  • Identify research collaborators, timeline, and workplan for each research project
  • Collaborate across stakeholders, including external partners, research advisors, graduate students, interns, communication advisors, and others

Research, Writing, and Dissemination

  • Play an active role in research, with specific responsibilities defined on a project-by-project basis with agreement across the research team. Research activities may include designing the research study, collecting data, analyzing data, writing reports, and/or producing public-facing deliverables to communicate research. 
  • Collaborate with the Stop AAPI Hate Communications team to identify new ways to disseminate research, such as report briefs, infographics, webinars, etc.

Other Duties

  • Collaborate across Stop AAPI Hate coalition team members to further the coalition’s vision and mission
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of AACRE, CAA, and Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred 
  • 3-5 years of experience with quantitative and/or qualitative social science research techniques and research report writing
  • Experience with project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Research Manager.” 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.