$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 Youth Program Director is a seasoned youth development professional with experience in empowering youth, youth development, and organizing youth campaigns by leading a team of staff and volunteers. 

The person ideally has experience working directly with youth, program management skills, and bringing organizing and programmatic efforts to scale at a regional, statewide, or even national level. The Youth Program focuses on training, educating, and mobilizing high school and college youth around educational equity and expanding Ethnic Studies in the United States. 

The Youth Program Director is a leader who is able to deliver measurable results, including training, holistic support, and mobilizing youth for the implementation of Ethnic Studies. In addition, this person supports the well-being and mental health of youth participants.  

Since many aspects of the Youth Program are centered at San Francisco State University, the Youth Program Director works closely with staff at SFSU. 

An exempt position, the SAH Youth Program Director can work at CAA, remotely, or a combination of the two. 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.

Stop AAPI Hate Youth Program

The Stop AAPI Hate Youth Program began the summer of 2020 when San Francisco high school students expressed a desire to support SAH’s efforts. We initiated a youth internship campaign and within a week, gathered 100 interns from across the nation. They conducted their own survey and produced a report based on 1,000 interviews. That report became the basis of Rep. Grace Meng’s bill to fund Ethnic Studies. The following school year, the interns continued their advocacy and helped the California Superintendent of Schools to send a letter to every school district within the state to address the SAH Youth Program’s concerns including mental health. Moving forward, the Youth Program builds upon this past work but primarily centers the Youth Program around training, educating and mobilizing youth to be the strong advocates for Ethnic Studies in public schools. 

Key Responsibilities

Program Leadership and Organizational Management

  • Supervise SAH Youth Program Manager and any part-time student workers 
  • Ensure youth participants and interns are properly coached and mentored by Youth Program staff 
  • Lead in the design and execution of Stop AAPI Hate’s Youth Program based on the overall SAH goals and vision
  • Direct, train, coach, and mentor colleagues and partners in youth program management, youth intern curriculum development, supporting youth-led activism
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the youth program 
  • Contribute to AARI’s and SAH’s goals and strategic plan and drive its implementation in collaboration with AARI Co-Executive Directors, staff, and other coalition leaders
  • Organize, motivate, and mentor the SAH Youth Program team composed of a youth manager and 30-100 youth interns to strategically grow the program’s impact, programs and to effectively fulfill its mission
  • Lead teams in the formulation of ideas through selection of methods; project implementation and management; data collection; data storage, and management; analyses and reporting

Financial Management and Administration 

  • Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for all of the administrative and operational functions of the SAH Youth Program in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies
  • Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the SAH Youth Program
  • Monitor leadership-approved budget and manage daily financial operations to ensure maximum utilization of resources and optimum financial positioning for the organization
  • Build and administer the annual program budget, with leadership approval
  • Other duties as assigned 

External Relations and Communications 

  • Represent the organization and serve as SAH Youth Program spokesperson publicly at events, conferences, and partnership meetings
  • Present and promote the SAH Youth Program and its mission and activities in a consistently positive manner
  • Ensure high visibility to prospects and the public, and build interest in engaged philanthropy


  • Knowledge and understanding of issues working with young people, especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ages 12-25
  • General knowledge of principles of organization and management thorough knowledge of the subject area of the assignment
  • Ability to present findings and recommendations clearly and diplomatically and to reconcile, to the extent possible, various divergent points of view
  • Extensive experience working with youth and designing programming for young people ages 12-25
  • Commitment to racial and social justice, especially on behalf of AAPIs
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. MSW or advanced degree in Education preferred
  • Minimum five years of supervisory, program development, and management experience with professional staff in an agency, academic, or nonprofit setting preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience organizing youth 
  • Experience with school and school district lobbying preferred
  • Preferred familiarity with legal processes with working with youth and youth subjects; Institutional Review Boards approval 
  • Significant management experience dealing with day-to-day operations of a highly visible program
  • Superb expressive and written communication skills
  • Excellent judgment in complex, nuanced contexts
  • Demonstrated clear analytical thinking and reasoning

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Youth Program Director.” In your cover letter, 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? For more information, visit our website at www.caasf.org.

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.