$90,000 - $135,000

Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week, Exempt 

Deadline: Open until filled 

About CAA and AACRE

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. 

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths.  Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support are provided centrally by AACRE for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

About Stop AAPI Hate

As the leading organized effort to document the recent rise of anti-AAPI hate in the United States, Stop AAPI Hate is recognized as being at the forefront of a national movement. Our data, advocacy, and community education have influenced landmark initiatives at all levels of government, including President Biden’s historic executive memo on anti-AAPI hate in January 2021. We’ve catalyzed action across a wide range of interests in the private and philanthropic sectors. 

Developed in response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Stop AAPI Hate is a coalition comprised of the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University. The coalition tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Our approach recognizes that in order to effectively address anti-Asian racism we must work to end all forms of systemic racism leveled at Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

Position Overview

Reporting to the CAA Co-Executive Director, the primary role of the CAA Director of Research is to lead the research efforts for CAA and the Stop AAPI Hate Coalition, further advancing our work in social justice and civil rights. This role will dedicate 50% time to CAA priorities and 50% time to Stop AAPI Hate priorities, although there is significant overlap between the work.

The Director of Research is part of CAA’s senior leadership team which sets the organization-wide strategy for implementation of the vision and mission using a social equity framework.

The Director leads the proposal, development, execution, and publication of data results to inform decision making, advise stakeholders, and make recommendations. In collaboration with communications and policy development colleagues, the Director will identify ways to translate our data into research and knowledge that can advance policy and narrative change goals. 

The Director exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. An exempt position, the Director of Research will work 100% remotely until Spring 2022 but will eventually work hybrid in-person and remote from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead CAA’s research practices in conjunction with CAA’s programmatic leadership for established issue priorities
  • Lead in the design and execution of CAA and Stop AAPI Hate research projects
  • Apply advanced knowledge, skills, and experience in research methodologies; and quantitative (descriptive and inferential) and qualitative data analyses
  • Lead teams in the formulation of ideas through selection of methods; project implementation and management; data collection; data storage, management, and lifecycle planning; analyses and reporting.
  • Guide teams in advising and engaging stakeholders to use data for decision making. This includes the writing of research briefs, as well as manuscripts for publication. Prepares abstracts and presents oral and poster presentations for general, decision-makers, professional, and scientific audiences. 
  • Train, coach, and mentor colleagues and partners in data analysis and writing to produce quality publications, summary materials and reports, policy briefs, and oral presentations
  • Build and maintain a network of relationships with internal and external partners 
  • Collaborate with the senior leadership team at CAA and the Stop AAPI Hate Coalition and consult with other stakeholders to select and implement appropriate strategies and methods
  • Propose research development opportunities
  • Assist with writing of grant applications
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • 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 research design and execution
  • Subject matter expertise related to language diversity, immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, racial equity and/or community safety and justice is preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior or supervisory role
  • Experience working in collaborative efforts and project management, especially involving the writing, design, production and dissemination of published reports
  • Ability to build, foster, and successfully lead a team of researchers and evaluators and effectively collaborate with program experts and program project teams
  • Graduate degree in law, public policy, public health or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience and education
  • Demonstrated abilities in independent development of research questions, and drafting proposals for various types of research projects.
  • Thorough understanding and ability to perform complex analysis on issues impacting API communities
  • Experience and cultural competence in working with low-income API communities in a social justice context
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, including the ability to develop and advance long term goals, while being responsive to new developments and crises
  • Outstanding writing and communications skills
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively across disciplines, and to conduct sound, creative, and strategic research in the context of coalition work and in service of advocacy campaigns
  • Proven track record to analyze and communicate legislative and regulatory language and other complex issues to a variety of audiences 
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team, develop effective working relationships, share leadership, and build consensus

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Director of Research”. 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/AACRE 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.

Full Description

Starts at $52,000

Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week, Non-Exempt 

Deadline: Open until filled 

About CAA

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) community. We advocate for systemic change that advances equity and addresses challenges facing our community.

At the grassroots level, our community-building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement-building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.

Position Overview

Join CAA’s Economic Justice program to help immigrant community members build economic stability and self-sufficiency in the City of San Francisco amidst COVID-19 recovery and reopening. The Economic Justice program implements CAA’s holistic approach to economic development which recognizes the immediate needs of individuals searching for work, and also the longer-term goal of developing a local economy that benefits all San Franciscans, particularly those who have been historically marginalized. To these ends, this position will focus primarily on direct service provision, community education, and civic engagement.

The ideal candidate is personable and has strong language skills. They are comfortable interacting with clients over the phone, virtually, and in one-on-one settings. They are discerning when asking about sensitive/confidential information and are able to help clients make the best possible case for themselves in job applications and interviews. They are also flexible and can think on their feet when troubleshooting questions from clients.

This position reports to the Economic Justice Program Manager and will be mostly remote through December 2021, with the possibility of intermittent in-person services and activities, depending on various circumstances, before then.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a spectrum of direct services on workforce development and job readiness to working class, limited English proficient (LEP), Chinese immigrants:
    • Coordinate and conduct outreach and recruitment activities;
    • Conduct intakes and assessments for community members seeking employment;
    • Support job seekers with job readiness services including application processes, resume writing, interview preparation, arranging interviews, job retention skills; and computer lab/digital literacy;
    • Refer qualified applicants to employers and training programs, and conduct necessary follow-up for placement and retention;
  • Administration
    • Create and maintain client files, physical and digital, to ensure that compliance forms are accurate and complete, and report on client progress; 
  • Host and conduct virtual and in-person computer labs, workshops, and presentations as they relate to supporting economic stability;
  • Participate and represent CAA with employers, industry representatives, and union representatives, and also in community collaborations related to workforce development;
  • Based on the provision of direct services, and knowledge of the community, inform CAA’s economic justice advocacy efforts; 
  • Support the planning, coordination, and staffing of CAA events, cross-program and organization-wide, such as community workshops, outreach opportunities, leadership development training meetings, and CAA-wide events, which often take place on evenings and weekends; and
  • Contribute to organization wide activities and programming that support CAA’s strategic priorities.

Qualifications

  • Oral fluency in Cantonese required, additionally, Mandarin a plus;
  • Chinese literacy, preferred;
  • Experience in providing direct  services to low-income and/or limited English-proficient immigrant communities preferred (ie job counseling, assessment, and job placement);
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google platform, and Salesforce;
  • Excellent English writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger team;
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to details;
  • Commitment to CAA’s mission and goals;
  • Knowledge of social justice issues impacting Asian Pacific Islander communities;
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed, with options for flex time or overtime pay.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Economic Justice Community Advocate”. 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/AACRE 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.

Full Description

$70,000-$85,000

Hours: Full-time; exempt

Deadline: Open until filled

About the Position

The Advocacy Manager is an external-facing position that plays a critical role in advancing policy and other social change through campaign development and management, community engagement, stakeholder engagement, and online/offline advocacy. 

The Advocacy Manager identifies change opportunities, helps develop and leads the organization’s participation in key campaigns, and manages engagement with traditional and social media and partnerships with a diverse set of community and coalition partners.

The Advocacy Manager will work on CAA core civil rights issues including language diversity, immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, and community justice. This role will also support advocacy efforts related to our leadership in Stop AAPI Hate.

The Advocacy Managers reports to CAA’s Director of Advocacy and collaborates closely with the Policy, Programs, and Communications teams, and Legislative Director, on CAA’s broad strategies to advance our policy advocacy goals and long-term vision. 

An exempt position, the Advocacy Manager will work 100% remotely until Winter 2021 but will eventually work hybrid in person and remote from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage high-impact advocacy campaigns in collaboration with CAA staff and partners to advance our goals and secure policy wins
  • Build and facilitate diverse and effective coalitions and lead coordination with partner organizations on shared advocacy goals and strategies 
  • Support and grow authentic and meaningful partnerships with other community-based organizations, leaders, and other stakeholders
  • Organize convenings, press conferences, and other online/offline events to support our advocacy and movement-building efforts
  • Work closely with the Communications team to develop and implement earned media, social media, and digital engagement strategies
  • Write and edit campaign plans, email action alerts, social media copy, copy for graphics, and more
  • Supervise advocacy staff, consultants, volunteers, or fellows
  • Fulfill other roles and responsibilities as required

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in organizing and/or advocacy – ideally with experience working on progressive local or national advocacy causes and/or political or electoral campaigns
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders and community leaders
  • Strong writing and editing skills, including experience writing direct response advocacy emails, social media, and related communications
  • Ability to work with changing priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Experience with VAN (Voter Activation Network) and campaign tools, data, and technology preferred
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative and use sound judgment
  • Knowledge of digital engagement best practices is important
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In subject line, please write “CAA Advocacy Manager”. 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.

Full Description

$90,000-$135,000

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week 

Deadline: Open until filled 

About CAA and AACRE  

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. 

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths.  Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support are provided centrally by AACRE for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the CAA Co-Executive Directors, the primary role of the Director of Communications is to lead the planning and implementation of communications that advance our work in social justice and civil rights. The ideal candidate should bring experience in communications strategy and narrative building, social justice marketing, and communications leadership.

We are looking for a creative leader and experienced strategist who can manage a communications team. This role is responsible for the successful execution of the CAA marketing and communications strategy, which will span digital and traditional media and involve brand development, creative storytelling, stakeholder communications, and more.  This role will also support Communications efforts related to Stop AAPI Hate’s work.

An exempt position, the Director of Communications will work 100% remotely until Winter 2021 but will eventually work hybrid, in-person, and remote from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office. 

Areas of Responsibility 

Strategy & Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of a comprehensive communications strategy for CAA, in addition to playing a leading role in Stop AAPI Hate’s communications
  • Amplify, strengthen, and identify new ways to enhance CAA’s voice and brand
  • Manage the development and use of CAA’s mailing and donor lists, Board updates, and other stakeholder communications
  • Coordinate with leadership on internal communications
  • Work with program leadership to develop storytelling strategies to demonstrate impact and influence to donors, supporters, and other stakeholders 
  • Build a culture of narrative storytelling, and communications across the organization as a tool for driving social change

Management Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and manage communications budget
  • Manage a growing communications team that consists of a Communications Manager and contractors such as writers and designers
  • Maintain proactive and responsive relationships with vendors supporting digital communications, website development, writing, marketing, earned media/public relations, and content development

Identity & Content Strategy Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and grow relationships with third-party communications vendors that manage design, web developers, media listening, community management, print production, and other services. 
  • Review, strengthen, and manage CAA’s branding, visual identity, and style guidelines 
  • Develop and implement digital media strategy for CAA 
  • Play a leading role Stop AAPI Hate’s digital media strategy 
  • Lead the generation of online, print, and media content and storytelling that engages varying audience segments with specific metrics
  • Develop a strategy to measure impact, influence, and reach of communications activities 
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, e-newsletters, annual report, and fundraising appeals
  • Lead website redevelopment and coordinate website maintenance to ensure that new and consistent information is updated

Public Relations and Press:

  • Guide the strategy on press outreach, including messaging in press releases, creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, and responses to media requests
  • Expand the organization’s capacity to engage with AAPI-language press and work closely with the Chinese Digital Engagement team to drive coverage in Chinese-language earned media 

Desired Qualifications 

  • 7-10+ years experience in communications, public relations, or a related field
  • Proven experience in the design and execution of narrative strategy, nonprofit and/or social justice marketing and communications, digital strategy, and public relations
  • Management experience inspiring a team and highly collaborative style 
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Strong decision-making instincts
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms and social media marketing

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Director of Communications”. 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/AACRE 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.

Full Description

$70,000- $80,000

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week 

Deadline: Open until filled 

About CAA and AACRE  

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. 

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths.  Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all of these groups so they can focus on their core programs. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the primary role of the AACRE Finance Manager is to support the day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts receivable, donations reconciliation, grants administration, and contracts compliance. 

Responsibilities also include production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), adhere to grants management standards, and result in flawless audits. 

The Finance Manager will work 100% remotely until September 2021 but will eventually work hybrid in person and remote from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s San Francisco office. 

Areas of Responsibility 

Transactional Responsibilities:  

  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  
  • Develop, implement, and maintain processes and controls that are current best practices related to transaction processing.
  • Act as backup for the following transactions: payroll, accounts payable, fixed assets, cash, and bank deposits.  
  • Perform month-end closing procedures, including cost allocations, account reconciliations, adjusting journal entries, and reviewing prepared accounting schedules.  
  • Maintain the general ledger using Quickbooks Online accounting system, and reconcile general ledger accounts and update fixed assets schedule; 
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy, and provide guidance and analysis to executive and operational management to improve results.  

Management Responsibilities:

  • Maintain control of the following areas: general ledger, accounts payable, expense reports, billing, and payroll.
  • Support accounts payable, accounts receivable, new-hire onboarding, benefits administration, and broker relationship management.  
  • Assist in the management of grants reporting, compliance, and reconciliation.  

Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and assist with developing audit schedules for the annual audit. 
  • Suggest improvements in processes to increase organizational effectiveness. 
  • Gather 990 and 990-T information for the annual tax return.  
  • Oversee state registration filings. 

Reporting Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in issuing timely, accurate, and complete financial statements for all levels, including Board of Directors, executive, and management.
  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of the draft audited financial statements and all tax returns. Coordinate the preparation of financial information in the corporate annual report.
  • Recommend and report upon benchmarks against which to measure financial performance.
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
  • Assist in production of cash flow reports, annual budget, and forecasts.  
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide for a system of management cost reports.
  • Provide financial analyses and models as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or commensurate, relevant work experience without degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of finance and accounting experience, including finance, accounting, audit, and analysis (including gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to management and external stakeholders)
  • Solid experience in coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • Nonprofit experience, with experience with fund/grants accounting preferred.  Proficiency in accounting software and excellent Excel skills.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practices. 
  • Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive environment in an office setting. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication. 
  • English fluency.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team who supports the mission and diverse partners of AACRE

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “AACRE Finance 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/AACRE 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.

Full Description