Policy Manager

October 2023
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Organization: AAPI Equity Alliance
Salary: $70,000 – $100,000
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Remote, in-office in Los Angeles, or hybrid
Deadline: December 1, 2023
Posting: October 2023

Position Overview

The national coalition Stop AAPI Hate seeks a Policy Manager to research, analyze, identify, and develop people-centered, data-based policy solutions addressing systemic racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).  The Policy Manager understands how to effectuate policy change using budgetary, legislative, and administrative levers across different branches and levels of government, and identifies opportunities to do so within dynamic political environments. They work on core priorities, such as civil rights, and collaborate closely with teams across the coalition to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice. 

This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Managing Director of Policy and Counsel at AAPI Equity Alliance, a co-founding partner of Stop AAPI Hate. The Policy Manager may work remotely, at the AAPI Equity Alliance office in Los Angeles, or a combination of the two.  Some national travel may be required, including to participate in periodic staff convenings in California. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support development of coalition’s policy priorities at the federal and state levels, including but not limited to California
  • Conduct policy research and analysis 
  • Draft and review legislation, hearing testimony, public comment, letters of support and opposition, sign-on letters, talking points, presentations, public education and outreach materials, and other policy-related work products
  • Review, analyze, and track external requests for support of policy initiatives
  • Review and contribute policy-related content in research reports, press releases, and other external-facing materials produced by the coalition
  • Attend and present at meetings with elected officials, government agencies, and staff 
  • Attend and present at related trainings, convenings, conferences, and other events 
  • Supervise policy staff, consultants, volunteers, interns, or fellows
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned


  • 3-5 years of professional experience in public policy, with experience working in a legislative body, such as the California State Legislature, especially welcome 
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Experience and passion serving AAPI communities, building power with BIPOC communities, and fighting for racial equity and justice
  • Superb verbal communication skills, including proven ability to present before different audiences from elected officials and their staff to community members who are new to civic participation
  • Superb written communication skills, including comfort drafting and revising in response to feedback
  • Strong project management skills and ability to balance multiple priorities simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative and use sound judgment in ambiguous, fluid, and unpredictable environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with teammates and a diverse set of stakeholders

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 by December 1, 2023. In the subject line,  please write “SAH Policy Manager.” In the cover letter, please provide an example of a time in which you identified a policy problem and advanced a policy solution.  

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.