$90,000-$135,000

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week 

Deadline: Open until filled 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the CAA Co-Executive Directors, the primary role of the CAA Communications Director is to lead the planning and implementation of communications that advances 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 Communications Director 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

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

$65,000- $80,000

Salary: $65,000- $80,000 annually, excellent benefits

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 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team who supports the mission and diverse partners of AACRE

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.

$90,000 - $135,000

Salary: $90,000- $135,000 annually, excellent benefits

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 

The primary role of the AACRE Director of Operations is to lead and strengthen AACRE’s internal organizational capacity building support systems that undergird operations for all 11 groups in the AACRE network, including CAA.  The Director is responsible for multiple capacity areas, including human resources, technology, and facilities. 

The Director of Operations plays a significant leadership position in helping AACRE achieve its mission and maximizing the organization’s impact. The position oversees personnel, facilities, and information technology functions including a range of access needs including but not limited to language and disability justice.  This position ensures clear, timely, and effective communication and coordination with other capacity-related functions, including finance and development. 

The Director of Operations is an exempt position reporting to one of CAA’s two Co-Executive Directors. The Director will directly supervise an IT Manager and an Administrative Manager, and a team that also includes an Administrative Coordinator and a Program Assistant.  The Director of Operations works out of the CAA San Francisco office and will be part of CAA’s leadership team and will work collaboratively with other CAA administrative and program staff and AACRE group leaders in a way that is open and honors individual strengths and passions.

Areas of Responsibility 

Human Resources 

  • Implement organizational culture, values and policies including compassion, justice, inclusion and equity.
  • Ensure HR compliance with all local, state and federal requirements, including requirements tied to government contracts. 
  • Develop workforce strategies to attract and hire talent. 
  • Update onboarding, offboarding, and training standards as needed.
  • Improve employee retention and development including coordination of staff recognition events. 
  • Support building a culture of appreciation and support.
  • Oversee the annual review process and maintain personnel files. 
  • Administer employee benefits plans, including employee health benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, and employee retirement plan. 

Facilities 

  • Lead team to ensure the primary office facility is clean, well-maintained, safe, inclusive and accessible for everyone. 
  • Develop and implement processes so that anyone who regularly uses our facilities are trained in case of an emergency, including changing shelter in place orders to ICE visits.

Administrative

  • Oversee vendor relations to ensure high quality of service at reasonable costs, including insurance providers and equipment and facilities maintenance. 
  • Support administrative compliance as required by stakeholders and funders.

Operations 

  • Ensure administrative staff are supported and are able to provide the best in class services to our clients and visitors. 
  • Ensure the information and technology systems, policies and procedures meet the current and future needs. 
  • Work with AACRE program staff and group leaders to facilitate the collaborative process within the network. 

Leadership 

  • Participate in leadership team meetings and give input from both operations and global perspectives. 
  • Bridge and integrate operating infrastructure capacity staff and functions with programmatic efforts, staff and partners. 

Qualifications 

  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practices. 
  • 7+ years of increasing responsibility in nonprofit management. 
  • Extensive experience working multiple digital platforms including Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and Zoom administration.
  • Experience with project management on multiple levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in positions that require organizational and analytical skills, and attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrated experience in building an inclusive environment in an office setting. 
  • Demonstrated effective supervisory experience a plus. 
  • Creativity and problem solving ability. 
  • Dependability, good judgment, and good communication. 
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team who supports the mission and diverse partners of AACRE

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “AACRE Director of Operations.” 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 for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

$65,000-$95,000

Salary: Salary range: $65,000-95,000 DOE, excellent benefits

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

Deadline: May 31, 2021

About the Position

Racial profiling, national security scapegoating, and mass incarceration must be replaced with systems that humanize and protect the safety of all people. 

In San Francisco, our work with the criminal justice system recognizes the role of mass incarceration as a form of social control, and seeks community safety and justice by working with directly impacted people to find non-enforcement, long-term, and prevention and safety solutions. Ultimately, the Program Manager will advance an ambitious agenda that makes our communities safer in San Francisco, California, and nationally. 

The Program Manager will play a leadership role in shaping local and systemic change solutions to advance community safety and justice, especially as it intersects with language diversity, immigrant rights, and economic justice. This includes direction setting for the program that integrates key strategies of community education, policy advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and strategic communications. 

The Program Manager will have issue area expertise and develop policy recommendations, political analyses, and messaging to guide the program and provide leadership in the community. The position will also be responsible for the administrative aspects of the program, including managing funding contracts, meeting program deliverables, and creating and maintaining the infrastructure necessary for the smooth functioning of the program. 

The position will work collaboratively across CAA program areas to further the organization’s community safety and justice policy agenda. Externally, the Program Manager will represent CAA and CAA’s base in collaboratives, policy hearings, and community meetings, and with traditional and digital media.  

The Program Manager is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advocacy. 

Responsibilities

  • Develop a strong organizational vision for community safety and justice, articulating analyses through a racial justice and civil rights framework;
  • Lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of community safety and justice program activities; 
  • With guidance from Director of Advocacy, develop strategies to advance CAA’s community safety and justice policy agenda, including but not limited to stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, and engaging in legislative processes, in ways that align with the organization’s larger advocacy agenda; 
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with stakeholders, leading in formal and informal collaboratives, amongst community leaders, with public officials, and city departments on key strategies to advance community safety and justice, and CAA’s other core issue areas;
  • Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding grants and contracts associated with the program including tracking progress on contract deliverables, ensuring goals are met, monitoring compliance, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders;
  • Represent CAA in community meetings, public hearings, in the media, and other spaces as needed; 
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of special projects as they relate to community safety and justice; and
  • Contribute to organization wide activities and programming that support CAA’s strategic priorities.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations, and goals of the organization.
  • At least three to five years experience in developing and managing issue-based campaigns, which includes policy advocacy, grassroots/grasstops organizing, and strategic communications.
  • Strong familiarity with community safety and justice initiatives, including violence intervention and prevention programs, social support infrastructure, wrap-around services, community healing, and/or restorative justice.
  • Experienced and culturally competent working with low-income, newcomer, and immigrant API communities in a social justice context.
  • Oral fluency in Chinese a plus, but not required. Proven track record of managing external relations and building meaningful partnerships within community coalitions/alliances.
  • Proven ability to work on a dynamic team – shared leadership, build consensus, take initiative, and build working partnerships. 
  • Demonstrated experience in and comfort with external communications, including public speaking and media engagement.
  • Experience developing original content for event-related materials and organization-wide communications. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Program Manager – Community Safety & Justice”. For more information, visit our website at www.caasf.org.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.  We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

$49,000-$65,000

Salary: $49,000-65,000, commensurate with experience, excellent benefits

Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week 

Deadline: Review of resumes will begin in early April 2021 and will continue until the position is 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 leadership development for Chinese American immigrants, employment services for limited-English proficient newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community education underscoring issues that impact our constituency.

CAA also leads advocacy to inform and shape public discourse, enact improvements to public policy, generate systemic change, and build social justice movements.  This advocacy includes community-based research;  public policy, budget, and legislative work; grassroots community education and media campaigns; multi-lingual strategic communications; and active coalition and movement building across a variety of communities.  

With local offices anchored at its San Francisco Chinatown headquarters, CAA also maintains an active State policy presence through an office and partnership in Sacramento, and statewide and national advocacy through English and Chinese-language strategic communications and a variety of active relationships with allies.

Position Overview

We are seeking an energetic and passionate Development professional with a deep commitment to CAA’s mission and values. This position will work closely with the Director of Development and CAA leadership in implementing campaigns and projects to meet CAA’s overall fundraising strategy and goals.

This position is ideal for an ambitious go-getter with deep commitment to racial and social justice and immigrant rights. 2+ years proven success organizing fundraising events, solid writing skills, strong attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills. A good candidate would be able to thrive both in collaborative team settings and in independent work, be highly self-motivated and able to multitask, organize, plan, prioritize, and perform assigned duties with minimal supervision.  The position is full-time and non-exempt.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and assist with planning, implementation, and production of fundraising events including communications, vendor relationships, budgets, and event logistics. May coordinate activities related to event programs.
  • Maintain timely, personalized correspondence  with donors, sponsors, prospects, vendors and partners associated with the events and campaigns. 
  • Coordinate communications such as mailings and email to prospects and donors.
  • Develop and deliver in design, publication, and production of fundraising materials. Examples include event invitations, appeals, correspondence, newsletters, emails, and postcards sent to constituents. 
  • Support CAA’s fundraising goals of increasing the number of institutional and individual donors and the level of giving through identification, cultivation and solicitation.
  • Work closely with the Development Director and Co-Executive Directors to secure and facilitate cultivation and solicitation meetings
  • Research and secure new sources of financial support, including new donors, local businesses and event sponsors
  • Ensure timely donation tracking and acknowledgement with CAA’s administrative team
  • With CAA’s capacity team, ensure donor records are current and accurate with all necessary and pertinent information.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively and to develop and drive a plan forward
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organization with donors as well as interface with all levels of staff while maintaining flexibility, tact, and a positive attitude
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and unrelenting attention to detail
  • Proficient in Google Suite, Adobe Creative, digital video conferencing platforms, Microsoft Office suite and databases, ideally Salesforce.

Preferred

  • 2+ years of relevant fundraising and/or events management experience
  • Database management experience, especially Salesforce
  • Bilingual English/Chinese
  • Sense of humor

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment(at)caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Development Coordinator.”  For more information about CAA, visit www.caasf.org.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.  We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.