$90,000-$135,000

Position: Coalition Director

Reports to: Co-ED of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), Cynthia Choi along with Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) Steering Committee

Summary:

The Coalition Director will work closely with the CCSJ Steering Committee to  develop an effective AAPI community based safety initiative for the City of San Francisco. The Director will coordinate and advocate for the successful implementation of our 3-pronged approach, which includes: 1) Providing holistic victim services; 2) Building a public safety infrastructure; and 3) Developing cross-racial healing programming.The work of CCSJ can potentially serve as a model for the state and nation.

Organizational Structure & History:

The Coalition was founded by Chinese for Affirmative Action, Chinese Progressive Association, Community Youth Center, Chinatown Community Development Center, and New Breath Foundation. Collectively, the Steering Committee has over 150 years of experience leading progressive racial justice initiatives in San Francisco.

Formed in response to long-standing incidents of violence, crime, racial tensions and anti-Asian racism, the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice (CCSJ) is committed to developing  community-centered solutions to mitigate violence across all communities of color. CCSJ has developed a 3-pronged approach, which includes the creation of a citywide rapid-response network, public safety infrastructure, and piloting cross-racial healing programs. It seeks to bring together communities of color affected by violence in San Francisco to provide services to survivors and victims and to press for and model the type of investments that will reduce hate and violence in the short and long term.

The Position: 

CCSJ seeks a full-time Director for the Coalition. The ideal candidate has experience working across sectors in community and government, has strong familiarity with the San Francisco Bay Area landscape, is familiar with the community stakeholders, and has deep leadership experience. S/he or they must be enthusiastic about CCSJ’s mission and work closely with leaders who implement the strategies aligned with promoting justice and dignity for under-resourced, limited- or non-English speaking, immigrants, and their families. S/he or they must also be able to grow revenue streams to advance the mission of CCSJ and support/sustain its operations. Additionally, given the demanding nature of CCSJ’s work, strong preference will be given to a candidate who has an extensive background in working with under-resourced, immigrant communities and has proven organizational leadership and fundraising skills. The position will be supervised by Cynthia Choi, Co-ED of CAA, will report to CCSJ’s Steering Committee members, and will be responsible for supervising the CCSJ manager, CCSJ consultants, and trainers.

Role and Responsibilities:

Outreach, Engagement, & Fundraising

  • Manage CCSJ budget and fundraising efforts to maintain a steady stream of revenue including relationship-building and development activities to secure funding from institutional and individual donors
  • Oversee CCSJ grants and revenues to ensure compliance with funder expectations and grant requirements
  • Manage relationships, collaboration, and communications across city entities and CBOs that support public safety for AAPI community members and beyond
  • Proactively identify, develop relationships with, and learn from other organizations and coalitional models (San Francisco and beyond) working to support marginalized communities of color

External Communications and Relations

  • Initiate and coordinate conceptual development of major projects, such as media strategy, public events, and communications via website and social media
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for CCSJ with policymakers, stakeholders, and the media
  • Establish and maintain an active CCSJ presence across platforms to grow and activate audiences
  • Raise the profile and elevate the voice of the coalition, providing communications, advocacy strategies and tactics to communicate key Coalition priorities and deadlines

Coalition Management and Support

  • Oversee CCSJ manager, consultants, and affiliated support staff
  • Conduct regular research and data assessments to inform strategy conversations, policy and decisions
  • Track data and progress of all 3 prongs and work in conjunction with communications to produce reports and memos
  • Develop strategies for the immediate, short-, and long-term transformation of the organization to be most effective in meeting its mission
  • Participate in and support Steering Committee member recruitment, succession, and orientation
  • Support coalition members and member base to actively seek new member base
  • Provide leadership and modeling of self-care and good health maintenance for coalition members, recognizing the secondary trauma impacts of this work.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Extensive (a minimum of 5 years) of organizational leadership experience focused on community-centered, high-impact programming
  • Extensive knowledge and experience advancing racial and social justice
  • Knowledge of issues affecting communities of color locally, specifically API communities
  • Knowledge/experience working within San Francisco’s political landscape
  • Experience with program planning and implementation, preferably in the area of violence prevention, non-carceral and restorative approaches, and social justice
  • Experience managing an organization’s budget and utilizing subcontractors
  • Experience working with government agencies and CBOs
  • Excellent facilitation and external relations skills
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong socio-emotional intelligence

Strongly Preferred:

  • Knowledge of restorative justice history and practices
  • Knowledge of San Francisco CBO landscape
  • Experience in large-scale fundraising and philanthropic work
  • Experience in scaling an organization

COMPENSATION

This position will be housed out of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), which is a member of the CCSJ. The full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.  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.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CCSJ Coalition Director.”

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 

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 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 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

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

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

$70,000-$80,000

Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week 

Deadline: Open 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. 

The Development Manager will work closely with the Director of Development and CAA leadership to meet CAA’s robust  fundraising strategy and goals. This position will also work in close collaboration with the Programs and Communications teams to ensure fundraising opportunities are incorporated into our engagement strategies. This role plays an essential role in securing contributions to support CAA’s growing programs and operations.

The Development Manager role requires a proactive and adaptive individual who can thrive in both a collaborative and independent work setting; has the ability to work efficiently on multiple projects; prioritize; follow through; and communicate effectively.

The ideal candidate will be experienced, enthusiastic, and excited about developing a strong community giving program at all levels of giving, and implementing fundraising strategies to support the sustainability of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Director of Development and leadership team in designing and implementing year-around fundraising and engagement strategies to retain current and attract new donors.
  • Manage, coordinate, and support fundraising and donor engagement events.
  • Maintain communications  with donors, sponsors, prospects, vendors, and partners associated with the events and campaigns. 
  • Develop and deliver in design, publication, and production of fundraising and donor engagement materials – including solicitations, reports, digital campaigns.
  • 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 Director of Development and Co-Executive Directors to secure and facilitate cultivation and solicitation meetings.
  • Research and secure new sources of financial support.
  • Ensure timely donation tracking and acknowledgement with CAA’s administrative team.
  • With the administrative team, ensure donor records are current and accurate.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned or appropriate to achieve CAA’s fundraising objectives.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to CAA’s values and mission.
  • A minimum of 2-5 years of dedicated development or communications role.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, 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.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization a plus.
  • Experience events planning a plus.
  • Database management experience, especially Salesforce a plus.
  • Familiarity with email platforms, especially Campaign Monitor a plus.
  • Fluency in Mandarin/Cantonese a plus.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment(at)caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Development Manager.”  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.

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