Position: Senior Finance Manager
Organization: Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Compensation: $100,000 – $125,000 annually
Hours: 40 hours per week
FLSA status: Exempt, Salaried
Location: Hybrid in San Francisco office, or Remote
Reports to: Director of Finance
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.
More recently, CAA, along with AAPI Equity Alliance and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department, launched the Stop AAPI Hate coalition to document and respond to incidents of hate at the local, state, and national levels. 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. Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country.
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.
The Senior Finance Manager supervises the day-to-day accounting operations, in particular to manage and control the implementation of the accounting systems and analyze AACRE’s financial data in order to provide program leaders and the Director of Finance with timely, accurate and understandable information. This will be a critical role as AACRE and its partnering groups strategically expand in programming and impact.
Responsibilities include production of financial reports; review for accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance accuracy, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and grants management and auditing standards.
An exempt position, the Senior Finance Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a hybrid, with an expectation of coming into the office as needed. The position reports to the Director of Finance.
- Provide leadership to the AACRE Finance team by leading systems improvements, implementing best practices, developing a professional development plan, and ensuring community building across the team
- With consultation from the Director of Finance and other finance team staff, manage the transition to a new accounting and payment request software systems.
- Supervise AACRE’s daily finances to ensure that financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
- Issue timely, accurate, and complete financial statements and forecasts for department leaders, senior leadership, and the board.
- Support the Director of Finance on the development and submission of the annual budget.
- Analyze financial strengths and opportunities for improvement and provide recommendations.
- Collaborate with organizational leaders and across departments to annually update, document, and implement policies and procedures for accounting methods and internal controls.
- Assume duties of the Director of Finance in their absence.
- Coordinate the preparation of the audited financial statements and tax returns.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of finance related regulations and help ensure AACRE’s compliance
- Administer finance-related federal, state and local registration, filing, and payment requirements.
- Analyze and improve procedure for purchase of supplies and services including approval and payment of such purchases
- Coordinate with human resources with financial administration of employee benefits, including payroll taxes, AACRE’s retirement plan, health benefits, and new-hire onboarding.
- Provide clear and transparent communication to program leaders on their respective projects, grants and contracts.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance preferred. Commensurate work experience in supervising organizational finances in accordance with GAAP considered.
- Minimum of 5 years of finance and accounting experience with increasing responsibility, 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 fund/grants accounting preferred.
- Proven computer-based accounting skills including spreadsheets. Experience with integrated accounting software strongly preferred.
- Commitment to AACRE’s mission, values, and aspirations, and ability to render these values into practice.
- Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive environment.
- Dependability, good judgment, and good communication.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team supporting the diverse partners in AACRE.
Please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com and write “AACRE Senior Finance Manager” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address how your experience and principles align with AACRE’s and the position’s requirements and highlight relevant achievements.
Equal Opportunity Employer
AACRE is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and those who are differently-abled people are encouraged to apply.
AACRE will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.
Please visit https://caasf.org/jobs for the most updated job description and if the position is still open.
Position: Stop AAPI Hate Research Manager
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $75,000-$100,000 annually
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Remote, hybrid, or in-office in San Francisco
Reports to: Director of Data & Research
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Posting: October 2023
Reporting to the Director of Data & Research, the Stop AAPI Hate Research Manager leads and coordinates research projects to shed light on anti-Asian American and anti-Pacific Islander racism and ways to address it.
The Stop AAPI Hate Research Manager is responsible for directly conducting research and facilitating research teams. As Stop AAPI Hate’s research is often 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 from start to finish. Depending on the project, this individual can also be an active member of the research team and be involved with analyzing data, summarizing findings, and producing public-facing reports and materials.
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.
The SAH Research Manager is an exempt position and can either work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two, including potential access to our other designated partner office in Los Angeles. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic staff gatherings, primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
SAH Reporting Center
- Manage the coding and analysis of hate act reports submitted to SAH’s reporting center, including coordinating a coding team of full-time staff and part-time contractors
- Communicate findings from SAH data in reports, presentations, and other materials
- Maintain documentation for SAH data and research practices
Research Project Management
- Manage research collaborators, timeline, and workplan for each research project
- Oversee each individual research report’s process from scoping until release
- Collaborate across stakeholders, including external partners, research advisors, research assistants, interns, communication advisors, and others
Research, Writing, and Dissemination
- Play an active role in research, including study design, data collection, data analysis, and/or producing public-facing deliverables to communicate research findings
- Collaborate with the SAH Communications team to identify new ways to disseminate research, such as report briefs, infographics, webinars, etc.
- Collaborate with SAH team members to further the coalition’s vision and mission
- Provide technical research assistance to other SAH teams
- Supervise data and research staff and contractors
- Other duties as assigned
- Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
- 3-5 years of experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research techniques and research report writing
- Demonstrated ability to complete a research project from start to finish, including research design, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results
- Demonstrated experience with project management
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate data and research to non-technical audiences
- Flexible, self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
- Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with teammates and a diverse set of stakeholders and collaborators
- Graduate degree in social science, 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, Tableau, Excel, and Dedoose (preferred)
About Stop AAPI Hate
Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.
Since our launch two years ago, our reporting center has documented over 11,000 acts of hate against AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-AAPI 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. Learn more at https://stopaapihate.org.
About Chinese for Affirmative Action
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.
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. Learn more at www.caasf.org.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and a brief research-based writing sample in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.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?
SAH is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Staff hired by SAH will be employees of CAA.
CAA is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CAA will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.
Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/careers/ for the most updated job description and if the position is still open.
Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.