$90,000+, excellent benefits

Position Overview

The Development Director is a key senior position for the organization and would play a significant leadership role in ensuring the organization can achieve its mission and to maximize the organization’s impact. We are seeking individuals who want to utilize their transferable skills and experiences in development and communications to advance positive social change in a strong and well-established organization rooted in community.

The Development Director plays a key role in leading and implementing CAA’s annual and long term fundraising objectives and significantly contributes to long-term asset-building strategies. The position focuses on engagement with individual donors, especially growing and managing the organization’s high-value donor programs and campaigns. This position oversees all donor-related events and plays a key role in stakeholder communications. The Development Director position is an exempt position and reports to the Co-Executive Directors.

Key Responsibilities

Individual Donors 

The Development Director will work with staff leadership, board members and community members to coordinate the strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of CAA’s donors with special attention to high-value donors. 

  • Lead the fall direct mail and online annual major gifts campaign. 
  • Provide administrative support and analysis for targeted outreach based on donor interest and history of giving.
  • Lead the development of donor collateral under the advisement of the Co-Executive Directors.
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors are recorded and tracked.  
  • Ensure systems and protocols are in place for regular and quality donor communication. 
  • Develop effective and efficient online donation platforms. 
  • Ensure donor acknowledgment and public recognition strategies are meaningful and appropriate.
  • Staff CAA Board of Director meetings and the board development committee.

Fundraising Events

  • Lead a 50th-anniversary major donor campaign to support burgeoning areas of work and to launch our endowment.
  • Lead major donors stewardship, cultivation, and appreciation events, including an annual Leadership Circle reception, other events to inform major donors about CAA programs and advocacy campaigns, and events related to CAA’s annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Lead CAA’s planned giving program with member engagement and cultivation events.
  • Lead CAA board and staff to organize the annual Celebration of Justice dinner.

Communications 

  • Develop and implement annual plans to keep CAA’s supporters informed through print, electronic and social media.  
  • Contribute development related content to the organizational e-newsletter and special news.
  • Lead the production of 18-month impact report and other development-related collateral.

Institutional Fundraising

  • Support foundation fundraising including proposal development and grant reporting when needed.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, and aspirations of CAA.
  • Minimum four years of increasing responsibility in administration and development and experience communications a plus.
  • Proven track record in leading successful projects or events.
  • Experience in managing external relations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team and build working partnerships. 
  • Ability to share leadership and build consensus and can take initiative when called upon.
  • Experience and cultural competence working in the API community in a social justice context. 
  • Strategic understanding of social change and progressive movements backed by direct operational experience with grassroots efforts.
  • Ability to work on weekends and evenings when needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “ Development Director.”

CAA 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.

Starting at $50,000 DOE, excellent benefits

Position Overview

The Policy Advocate is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advocacy. The Policy Advocate plays an integral role in crafting policy and systemic change solutions through research and writing, issue content development, community education, and stakeholder engagement.

The Policy Advocate will work on CAA core civil rights issues including language diversity, immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, community justice, and the Census.

Key Responsibilities

  • Articulate and provide strong progressive analysis and leadership on civil rights issues impacting communities of color, particularly Chinese immigrant and Chinese American communities, in San Francisco
  • Conduct research, monitor policies, and develop public-facing materials in support of CAA’s policy advocacy goals 
  • Prepare policy analyses, reports, and recommendations on Census, language access, immigrant rights, workforce development and other issues
  • Work with staff to help draft local legislation and public policies, and to develop community-based advocacy strategies to implement them
  • Support community engagement initiatives including by coordinating and helping to administer internal communications for CAA and CAA coalitions 
  • Help develop community education and external communications materials on key policy issues and help to manage and monitor communications content, traditional media coverage, and digital media engagement

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA
  • Demonstrated ability to be persuasive on controversial and/or complex issues
  • Ability to represent CAA’s values, positions and framing on policy issues 
  • Strong awareness and analysis on issues impacting API communities
  • Superb written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Pro-active, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative and use sound judgement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders and community leaders

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “ Policy Advocate.”

Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2019.

CAA 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.

Starting at $50,000, with benefits

Position Overview

CAA is at an exciting moment taking steps to more fully embrace Chinese language communications in traditional and new media outlets to foster community education and storytelling as a core strategy for achieving impact.  

To that end, we are investing in Chinese language strategic communications to bolster CAA’s policy advocacy and community engagement on our core issues including: education equity, immigrant rights, Census 2020, economic justice, language diversity, and community justice. CAA aims to disseminate accurate information and provide analysis rooted in civil and social justice values on key issues in Chinese language media to our community and stakeholders.

To help us realize this goal, CAA is seeking to hire a passionate, motivated, skilled, and bilingual/biliterate Chinese Language Media Specialist with the skills and experience to help manage and implement CAA’s Chinese language strategic communications. 

Working closely with the organization’s leadership, the Chinese Language Media Specialist will be responsible for coordinating communications efforts that amplify and sustain our organization’s voice in the world of traditional and digital Chinese media while also nurturing networks of allied voices/groups committed to our goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in planning and lead implementation of internal and external ethnic media communications plans designed to increase the impact of CAA’s advocacy and community education;
  • Collaborate with CAA staff to develop community-specific resources including narrative, framing and messaging in support of CAA advocacy and community education work;
  • Cultivate and sustain organizational relationships with Chinese language content creators and disseminators, including providing training and engagement opportunities around content creation, narrative alignment, and visibility for CAA core issues;
  • Liaise with ethnic media outlets, including coordination of ethnic media-related activities and events, development and dissemination of in-language original content for ethnic media markets, and track and monitor ethnic media activity;
  • Manage and produce dynamic content for CAA’s Chinese language communications assets including website, e-communications, social media, and print and promotional materials.  
  • Vet and evaluate Chinese language strategic communications product and outcomes, including but not limited to: aggregating digital media analytics, qualitative reporting on content creation and distribution, assessing CAA impact on traditional and digital Chinese language media, and provide analysis on related community engagement and advocacy outcomes.
  • Participate in organizational activities to maximize opportunities to advance CAA’s organization-wide goals, along with community education and advocacy goals.
  • Represent CAA’s values, positions and framing on issues related to the organization’s community education and advocacy goals.

Qualifications

  • Bilingual and biliterate in Chinese/English required; Cantonese/Traditional character literacy preferred. 
  • Experience in ethnic media communications, media literacy, and community education in the context of policy or social change advocacy
  • Experience managing and cultivating external stakeholder relations including work with community leaders, partners, and coalitions.
  • Proficiency in utilizing and navigating Chinese social, digital, and traditional media.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA.
  • Pro-active, self-motivated problem solver.
  • Understanding of diverse issues impacting API communities.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Chinese Language Media Specialist .”

CAA 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.

Starting at $49,900 with benefits

Position Overview

The CAA Employment Program Community Advocate works as part of a team to support limited-English proficient Chinese immigrant community members in building economic stability and self-sufficiency with job-readiness services and referrals towards job trainings and placements. The Community Advocate is primarily responsible for conducting outreach, recruitment, and intake for prospective job seekers; providing job readiness services, referrals, and job placement of these individuals in various sectors and industries; and providing digital literacy and financial literacy support to community members.

The Community Advocate will also assist in program development of the workforce program, including program planning to improve and strengthen the work, as well as informing CAA’s workforce advocacy strategies. The Community Advocate will also be responsible for supporting organization wide events and community engagement activities across program areas related to community initiatives, leadership development, advocacy, and outreach.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide the spectrum of direct services on workforce development and job readiness to working class, 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 support through 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;
    • Conduct workshops and presentations as they relate to supporting economic stability;
  • Based on the provision of direct services, and knowledge of the community, inform CAA’s workforce advocacy efforts;
  • Participate and represent CAA in Collaborations related to workforce development:
    • Initiate and maintain contacts with employers, industry, and union representatives, and job placement/training agencies to promote participant placement;
    • Represent CAA and our community base at coalition meetings and community events;
  • Administration
    • Create and maintain client files, ensure that compliance forms are accurate and complete, and report on client progress; and
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Oral fluency in Cantonese required, additionally, Mandarin a plus;
  • Experience in providing job counseling, assessment, and job placement services services to a low-income and limited English-proficient immigrant communities;
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft ACCESS, and Google platform, familiarity with Salesforce a plus;
  • 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.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Community Advocate, Employment Program.”

CAA 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.

Starting at $55,000 with benefits

Position Overview

Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Community Engagement Program Manager will support the overarching goal of developing low-income, monolingual to limited-English proficient (LEP), Chinese immigrant community members to be more civically involved within their communities. The Program Manager will be responsible for guiding and supporting directly impacted community leaders on a range of relevant activities and campaigns as part of a pathway towards greater civic participation at CAA and beyond. This will specifically entail providing ongoing political education and skills trainings, creating hands-on opportunities to practice and deepen their leadership abilities, and providing coaching and support individuals and cohorts of leaders.  

The position requires the ability to plan programming with long term goals in mind, and design and lead culturally and linguistically competent skills-building and political education workshops as part of ongoing programs and grassroots advocacy campaigns, while supporting individuals and cohorts of leaders. The Program Manager is a key member of the CAA staff, working both internally on developing and implementing organization strategies and priorities across program areas, as well as interfacing externally with community groups, coalitions, and government entities in order to bridge gaps and facilitate opportunities for leadership development between these stakeholders and CAA community leaders.

The Community Engagement Program Manager will work across program areas to engage on a range of key issues including immigrant rights, racial justice, language access, education equity, and economic and community development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, develop, and manage LEP community members through a leadership development pipeline program that supports the community engagement goal of CAA to develop working class, monolingual to limited-English proficient (LEP), Chinese immigrant community members to be more civically involved within their communities;
  • Nurture and support existing, and recruit new, monolingual and limited-English proficient community leaders with a commitment to a progressive social change agenda towards ongoing participation in civic life beyond CAA;
  • Lead the development of and implement regularly scheduled political education and advocacy skills building trainings for community members to deepen political analysis and leadership skills to effectively and meaningfully participate in various initiatives internally and externally;
  • Create meaningful opportunities for community leaders to provide input on strategies, issue areas and within CAA and across our diverse stakeholders.Participate in and coordinate community-engaged media strategies including messaging and spokesperson development and preparation;
  • Represent CAA and community members in collaboration meetings, hearings, and at events as they relate to CAA community engagement, advocacy, and outreach efforts; and
  • Create and manage infrastructure and systems for tracking and reporting on leadership development activities for internal and external stakeholders including funders; and
  • Contribute to long-term planning for the organization as it relates to community engagement and leadership development and to advance the mission and vision of CAA.

Qualifications

  • Experience leading and supporting directly impacted, working class, monolingual to limited English proficient Chinese immigrant community members in community based outreach and grassroots advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience in developing and delivering culturally competant popular education curriculum and trainings that facilitate community leadership development.
  • Oral fluency in Cantonese required, written fluency in Chinese a plus.
    Excellent inter-group, communication, conflict resolution, and analytical skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, ethnic studies, sociology or relevant field experience.
  • Commitment to social justice and to CAA’s core values.
    Ability to work both independently and commitment to working as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours- including weeknights and weekends.
  • Proficiency with the google platform, word processing, email, social media, and other technology.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car a plus.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Community Engagement Program Manager.”

CAA 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.