$65,000 - $75,000

Position: AACRE Human Resources Coordinator
Organization: AACRE
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000 annually
Hours: Full-time at 40 hours per week
FLSA status: Non-exempt
Location: In-person in San Francisco or hybrid (in-person and remote)
Reports to: Senior Human Resources Manager
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: April 2024

About Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Formed in 2014, the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network came together as part of Chinese for Affirmative Action’s (CAA) movement building strategy in order to create a home for progressive Asian American and Pacific Islander groups and leaders working to meet the evolving needs of our disenfranchised and marginalized communities.

AACRE is comprised of 11 groups including APEX Express, the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, Asian Refugees United, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Hmong Innovating Politics, Hyphen magazine, Lavender Phoenix, the Network on Religion and Justice, VietUnity – East Bay, and the Visibility Project.

The groups in the network share capacity infrastructure including access to common facilities, financial management, technology, and administrative support systems. The power and potential of the network also rely on its ability to support leaders committed to developing the relationships and ethical frameworks needed to thrive.

We are committed to supporting our employees in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and a professional development stipend. There is an option for the position to be in-person or hybrid remote from the San Francisco office.

Position Overview
The AACRE HR Coordinator will provide a wide range of administrative, data entry, and data review support for the Human Resources department related to all aspects of the employee life cycle. AACRE seeks a person who has great attention to detail, good judgment, a comfort with asking questions, and strong communication skills. Through administrative and other systems, this position helps the organization to support staff throughout the country, to meet its compliance and regulatory requirements related to human resources, and to advance AACRE’s desired workplace culture and values.

Key Responsibilities
Human Resource Information System (HRIS)

  • Process semi-monthly payroll including auditing time tracking
  • Run reports in HRIS to ensure data integrity is maintained and to support Finance, HR, Information and Technology, and leadership team needs
  • Do manual data entry in benefit platforms that ensures high level of quality control
  • Make updates to payroll calendar and support communication processes 

HR Administration

  • Support the administrative aspects of HR policies and processes 
  • Support paid and unpaid leave processes 
  • Support administrative implementation of benefit changes and enhancements
  • Organize and maintain and organize personnel files including helping to update position descriptions and  
  • Support posting positions, recruiting, screening, coordinating panels and interviews

Vendor Relations and Compliance 

  • Provide administrative and research support on current policies related to HR including but not limited to benefits, leave, classifications  
  • Research and perform administrative tasks to ensure HR is compliant with all local, state and federal regulations
  • Maintain records and manage communications with HR vendors
  • Help respond to appropriate external requests for HR related information

Employee Support

  • Support HR department responses to management and staff questions about employee policies and procedures
  • Support presentations related to annual open enrollment and benefit related meetings
  • Provide administrative support around internal HR-related meetings including mandatory trainings and employee stay interviews

Qualifications

  • Deep resonance with the mission and values of AACRE including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Great attention to detail and the ability to take direction and implement tasks with accuracy 
  • Sound judgment about a willingness to ask questions as necessary
  • Technical fluency to learn and work on online HR platforms and software including Gusto, G-suite, and MS Excel
  • Ability to prioritize and problem solve with grace and integrity 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 1-2 years of experience working in Administration, Operations, Human Resources, or other applicable role

Preferred Experience

  • Nonprofit or social justice experience
  • Cultural competence working with diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
  • Society for Human Resource Management Professional (SHRM-CP) certificate, or similar experience

How To Apply
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@aacre.org. In the subject line, please write, “AACRE HR Coordinator.” In the cover letter, respond to the following questions: why you would be motivated in this role, how does AACRE’s values or culture align with yours, and what experiences make you a unique fit for this role. Incomplete applications without cover letters and resumes will not be considered.

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 people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Full Description

$75,000 - $100,000

Position: CAA Development Manager
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $75,000 – $100,000
Hours: Full-time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: San Francisco
Reports to: CAA Managing Director of Development
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: May 2024

About Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)

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.

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.

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 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.

In 2020, CAA was one of the founding organizations of Stop AAPI Hate (SAH), a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). SAH strives 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.

We are committed to supporting our employees to thrive in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and professional development stipend.


Position Overview

Reporting to the Managing Director of Development for Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), the Development Manager is responsible for the acquisition, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of CAAs’ individual donors through direct mail, e-communications, and special events. The Development Manager is the project manager for all Development publications. The CAA Fund Development team works collaboratively to inspire support for CAA to meet our annual budget, which is $7.2MM.


Key Responsibilities

Direct Mail:

  • Manage and implement appeal mailings and newsletters
  • Work with Managing Director of Development and Major Gifts Manager to strategize on content for appeal and stewardship mailings
  • Draft appeal letters, produce photo/graphic inserts, and oversee mail-house and in-house production
  • Draft and coordinate e-appeals and other e-communications
  • Collaborate with AACRE capacity team for list generation to produce segmented mailing lists and review lists for accuracy

Leadership Circle:

  • Support Major Gifts Manager in managing and building a portfolio of prospective and major donors including prospect research
  • Create and update content and protocols for new donor welcome materials
  • Draft acknowledgements and other correspondence
  • Develop and manage donor e-communications program
  • Manage cultivation and appeal mailings for the annual report and newsletter
  • Meet with and steward Major Donors as needed

Recurring Giving:

  • Plan, market, and manage recurring giving program

Special Events:

  • Plan and manage annual reception, annual Leadership Circle and Legacy Society donor appreciation events, donor forums, and other stewardship and cultivation events including coordinating vendors and event registration, and tracking budgets and expenses
  • Work with Advocacy, Policy, and Programs teams to invite donors to organizational events
  • Draft content and manage design and production of save-the-date and invitation mailings and evites
  • Work with the Managing Director of Development and Major Gifts Manager to identify potential event honorees and speakers

Planned Giving:

  • Support the Major Gifts Manager to grow, market, and manage the Center’s planned giving program

Publications:

  • Work with design and writing consultants to develop content for donor newsletters and the annual report
  • Manage and produce donor newsletters and the annual report
  • Work with appropriate staff to create the annual report donor lists

Gift Processing and Database Management:

  • Work with the AACRE capacity team to ensure proper recording, documentation, and timely acknowledgement of donors
  • Perform data hygiene to ensure donor records are current and accurate
  • Pull reports and prepare data for list reviews
  • Track fundraising metrics

Administrative Management:

  • Provide meeting support: scheduling, note-taking
  • Organize digital files
  • Coordinate timelines and workflow using management software (e.g., Asana)

Miscellaneous:

  • Accomplish select writing assignments for individual giving program as needed
  • Assist other department staff in times of high volume work
  • Complete other projects and tasks as assigned by the Managing Director of Development, including support around special projects related to CAA Board of Directors

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Chinese for Affirmative Action, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practice
  • Minimum of 3 years of Development experience including individual giving responsibility and events management experience
  • Database experience required including developing queries and reports; experience with Sales Force and EveryAction preferred
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, including proven ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, including ability to anticipate problems and use judgment appropriately to plan solutions
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and as a member of a team, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong digital literacy, with proficiency in Google Suite applications
  • Highly relational with strong ability to build relationships with donors, vendors, colleagues, and partners
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to deliver on commitments in a timely manner
  • Experience with managing data in Salesforce or comparable CRM
  • Professionalism, initiative, and personal responsibility
  • Integrity, grace under pressure, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to travel; valid driver’s license

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.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Development Manager.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions: Why are you interested in CAA and this role? What employment experience of yours meets the key responsibilities and qualifications of this position, and why? 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.

Full Description

$75,000 - $100,000

Position: CAA Education Equity Policy Manager
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $75,000 – $100,000 annually
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: San Francisco
Reports to: CAA Managing Director of Policy
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: April 2024

About Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)
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. 

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.

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 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. 

In 2020, CAA was one of the founding organizations of Stop AAPI Hate (SAH), a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). SAH strives 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.

We are committed to supporting our employees to thrive in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and professional development stipend.

Position Overview
Education equity is a CAA legacy issue, and one that continues to be on the forefront of conversations surrounding racial justice. CAA is hiring for an Education Equity Policy Manager to develop, guide, and advance the organization’s fight for a public education system that is accessible to all, develops democratic society, and advances racial justice. We believe in racially and linguistically diverse public schools, colleges, and universities that are universal, high-quality, no-cost, and tuition-free.

The ideal candidate will have issue area expertise and bring experience in driving systemic change solutions through policy analyses, research and writing, content development, community education, and stakeholder engagement, preferably in the San Francisco Bay Area with an understanding of the landscape throughout California. We are looking for a strategic thinker who can build and maintain relationships with partners from a diverse range of backgrounds. The Education Equity Policy Manager should have strong writing and analytical skills, with the ability to apply CAA’s vision to develop policies and programs.

This is an exempt position supervised by the CAA Managing Director of Policy. The Education Equity Policy Manager is responsible for supervision of the Education Equity Community Advocate. The position will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Managing Director of Policy; however, as a position that includes engagement on local issues, the position will include some in-person participation for external meetings, such as public forums and committee hearings.

Key Responsibilities
● Build on and develop CAA’s organizational vision for Education Equity, articulating analyses through a racial justice and civil rights framework;
● With guidance from the Managing Director of Policy, lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of CAA’s Education Equity policy agenda in the following areas:
○ Advocacy for multilingual education and immigrant family engagement in the San Francisco Unified School District;
○ Expansion of access at the City College of San Francisco for classes that limited English proficient community members need;
○ Engagement in state and national narrative and policy advocacy related to multilingual education extending from the 50th anniversary of the historic Lau v Nichols case;
○ Advancing narrative change and policy advocacy that supports the imperative of racial equity in education despite the 2023 U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action in college admissions;
○ Engaging in education equity issues and campaigns that extend from, build upon, and is aligned with CAA’s historic work in this arena;
● Produce education equity policy analyses, reports, and recommendations for a wide variety of audiences;
● Develop and cultivate relationships with stakeholders including in formal and informal collaboratives with community partners, education leaders, and public officials;
● Work across CAA teams to engage different audiences on issues of education equity including directly impacted immigrant parents and students;
● Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding grants associated with the the organization’s education equity work including tracking progress on grant deliverables, ensuring goals are met, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders;
● Drive narrative change work by articulating education equity subject matter expertise, particularly through a racial justice and civil rights framework;
● Represent CAA in external communications, including community meetings, public hearings, in traditional and digital media, and other spaces;
● Manage the Education Equity Community Advocate through direct supervision and support for professional development; and
● Other duties as assigned in relation to the Education Equity program, SAH, CAA, and/or AACRE.

Qualifications
● Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations, and goals of the organization
● At least 3 years of experience in policy related to education equity with preferred graduate degree
● Experience in developing and managing issue-based campaigns, which includes policy advocacy, grassroots/grasstops organizing, and strategic communications
● Ability to represent CAA’s values, positions, and framing on education equity issues
● Strong familiarity with education equity initiatives at the national, state, and local levels, particularly those affecting low-income, newcomer, and immigrant AAPI communities.
● Superb written and oral communications skills
● Proven track record of managing external relations and building meaningful partnerships within community coalitions
● 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
● Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed
● Oral fluency in Chinese a plus, but not required

How To Apply
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Education Equity Policy Manager.” For more information about CAA, please 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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Position: Coalition Coordinator (Part-time Consultant)
Fiscal Agency: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Compensation: $100 per hour
Hours: Part-Time, up to 20 hours/month but can vary
Employment Period: Two years with possibility of longer dependent on funding
Location: Remote, operating on Pacific Standard Time
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, and open until filled
Posting: February 2024

About the California Local Voting Coalition
The California Local Voting Coalition was formed in April 2023, as an increasing number of localities throughout the state advanced efforts to expand enfranchisement to immigrant voters. Coalition partners include: Chinese for Affirmative Action (fiscal agency) (San Francisco), VietRISE (Santa Ana), the Harbor Institute for Immigrant and Economic Justice (Santa Ana), SIREN (San Jose), the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (National), Uniting Parents of Pasadena (Pasadena), GO Public Schools (Oakland), and Amigos de Guadalupe (San Jose). The coalition’s mission is to support local efforts to end the political exclusion of 15.1% of California voting age residents because of their federal immigration status and advocate to expand voting rights to all people, regardless of such status, statewide. We believe that people should not be excluded from participating in decisions about where they live just because of where they were born. We envision every member of a community having a voice in making decisions that will affect them. Having more people participate in our democracy makes communities stronger, better, and more likely to reflect the needs and values of the people living in them.


The California Local Voting Coalition is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). For more information on CAA, please see below.

Position Overview
The California Local Voting Coalition is seeking a part-time consultant coordinator to support the coalition partners in advancing our mission. This is an opportunity to work with immigrant rights groups across the state with varying sector expertise. The mission of the coalition is advanced through regular meetings and specific projects that focus on the local, with statewide impact.

The coordinator’s responsibilities may include and are not limited to:

  • Coordinating specific coalition projects such as:
    • Drafting model language for immigrant voting policy
    • Developing a Toolkit
    • Organizing funder briefings/engagement
  • Outreaching to potential coalition members and organizations/actors in cities where they might be considering immigrant voting
    • Tracking progress and reporting on grant deliverables
  • Coordinating and facilitating regular meetings
    • Preparing agendas
    • Sending email reminders
  • Facilitating subcommittee meetings
  • Supporting the Coalition to establish stronger infrastructure
  • Organizing quarterly check-in with partners
  • Managing coalition partner organizations towards successfully meeting coalition and funder goals.

The consultant reports to a supervisory team comprised of the Harbor Institute, VietRISE, and CAA, and is expected to work 20 hours/month on Pacific Standard Time, for up to 2 years, beginning March 2024. The position is mostly remote although there may be opportunities for some travel to meet with partners depending on where the consultant is located.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the California Local Voting
  • Coalition including a commitment to immigrant rights, democracy, civic engagement, and grassroots organizing
  • **Experience with facilitating coalitions, initiatives, or large groups
  • Familiar with the process of state and local policymaking, grassroots organizing, campaigns/campaign organizing, and statewide coalition building
  • Experienced in managing and coordinating coalitions, including developing and implementing decision making roles and processes, conflict resolution, and leading with an equity mindset
  • Comfortable with fluid and fast-paced environments
  • Open to direction, learning, and feedback
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Respectful and communicative with colleagues and coalition partners
  • Willing to pitch in, from bringing your ideas and judgment to the table to rolling up your sleeves to get the work done

To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “California Local Voting Consultant.” In your cover letter, please include 1) your interest in the position; 2) relevant experience; and 3) your earliest start date and the weeks you are available. Include a sample of an agenda you have written, either in Word Doc or Slidedeck format, and two to three references.

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP, as applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

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.

About CAA
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.


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.


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 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.


In 2020, CAA was one of the founding organizations of Stop AAPI Hate (SAH), a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). SAH strives 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.

Full Description

Position: Human Resources Consultant

Posting: May 2024

About Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality

The Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network was launched in 2014 to focus on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans committed to social justice. 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. 

AACRE was founded by Chinese for Affirmative Action. In 2020, CAA was one of the founding organizations of Stop AAPI Hate (SAH), a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs).

We are committed to supporting our employees to thrive in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and professional development stipend.

Scope of Work

AACRE is seeking a consultant(s) who has extensive experience in developing and implementing compensation and performance evaluation programs for organizations with at least 50 employees. The consultant will report to the CAA Co-Executive Directors and work closely with senior level staff to refine and implement a newly updated compensation framework that aligns with the organization’s overall strategy and goals.

The consultant will lead and project manage the following:

  • Improve and add greater detail to a newly updated compensation framework and salary structure
  • Develop processes for analyzing job descriptions and duties
  • Implement pay adjustments process (e.g. adjust salaries so that all positions are in appropriate salary bands and tiers) in conjunction with supervisors to ensure consistency 
  • Research compensation data as necessary
  • Develop communication assets/training to inform and educate all employees throughout the implementation
  • Evaluate and strengthen current performance guideline, evaluation, and staff support tools 
  • Develop training for supervisors to conduct performance evaluation tools to ensure consistency across the organization
  • Work with supervisors to Implement new performance evaluation and staff support tools
  • Develop and document compensation timelines, plan, policies, protocols to be used on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of CAA including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement 
  • At least 5+ years of experience in human resources 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 
  • Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration or Business Management is  preferred

To Apply

Submit your proposal to employment@aacre.org

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. 

Full Description

$90,000-$140,000

Position: Stop AAPI Hate Director of Federal Policy
Organization: AAPI Equity Alliance
Salary: $90,000-$140,000
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Overview
The national coalition Stop AAPI Hate seeks a Director of Federal Policy to lead Stop AAPI Hate’s fight at the federal level for people-centered, data-based policy solutions that address systemic racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This person will devise, lead, and execute on the coalition’s federal strategy and engage federal-level stakeholders, such as Congress, the executive branch, and allied partners, to advance core priorities for Stop AAPI Hate such as civil rights.  

A member of the Policy & Advocacy team at Stop AAPI Hate, the Director of Federal Policy reports to the Managing Director of Policy and Counsel at AAPI Equity Alliance (a co-founding partner of Stop AAPI Hate) and works closely and collaboratively with cross-functional teams across the coalition. While the AAPI Equity Alliance office is in Los Angeles, members of the Stop AAPI Hate team work remotely nationwide and it is expected that the Director of Federal Policy will be based in Washington, DC. Some travel may be required, including to participate in periodic staff convenings in California. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Stop AAPI Hate leadership team to create a strategic vision for advancing Stop AAPI Hate’s policy and advocacy priorities at the federal level and provide ongoing strategic guidance 
  • Direct and execute on the federal strategy 
  • Serve as chief liaison to Congress, the White House, and federal agencies and lead engagement, from lobby visits to long-term relationship building
  • Participate on behalf of Stop AAPI Hate in coalition spaces with allies
  • Represent Stop AAPI Hate at key events to grow our presence and visibility in Washington, DC
  • Research, analyze, and monitor federal policy developments and provide timely updates and counsel to the coalition  
  • Draft talking points, hearing testimony, letters, public comment, and other products
  • Contribute to Stop AAPI Hate research reports, social media posts, and other publications
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • At least 5-7 years of professional experience in public policy at the federal level, whether in government or in a policy, advocacy, or government relations role outside of government
  • Deep understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes, policy issues related to Stop AAPI Hate’s work, and political landscape
  • Strong pre-existing relationships with federal stakeholders
  • Superb communication skills, including ability to clearly and impactfully communicate Stop AAPI Hate’s positions and quickly establish credibility and rapport 
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative, balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and use sound judgment in ambiguous, fast-changing, and unpredictable environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively both in person and remotely with teammates and a diverse set of stakeholders 
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Stop AAPI Hate

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 AAPI Equity Alliance
AAPI Equity Alliance (formerly, the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council or A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the AAPI community in Los Angeles County and beyond. We are dedicated to improving the lives of AAPIs through civic engagement, capacity building, and policy advocacy. Learn more at https://aapiequityalliance.org/

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample in one pdf to employment@stopaapihate.org. In the subject line,  please write “SAH Director of Federal Policy.” In the cover letter, please propose how you would strategically advance Stop AAPI Hate’s work at the federal level in either civil rights or anti-Asian scapegoating

AAPI Equity Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status, disability, or marital status. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

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.Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/careers/ for the most updated job description and if the position is still open.

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