Research Manager

October 2023
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Position: Stop AAPI Hate Research Manager
Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action
Salary: $75,000-$100,000 annually
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Remote, hybrid, or in-office in San Francisco
Reports to: Director of Data & Research
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Posting: October 2023

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Data & Research, the Stop AAPI Hate Research Manager leads and coordinates research projects to shed light on anti-Asian American and anti-Pacific Islander racism and ways to address it.

The Stop AAPI Hate Research Manager is responsible for directly conducting research and facilitating research teams. As Stop AAPI Hate’s research is often conducted in partnership with other organizations, this individual is responsible for coordinating a research agenda and identifying collaborators. Once a team is assembled, this individual is responsible for overseeing the research project process from start to finish. Depending on the project, this individual can also be an active member of the research team and be involved with analyzing data, summarizing findings, and producing public-facing reports and materials.

The ideal candidate blends a social science research background with project management experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills and is excited to work with a number of internal and external stakeholders. 

The SAH Research Manager is an exempt position and can either work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two, including potential access to our other designated partner office in Los Angeles. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic staff gatherings, primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities

SAH Reporting Center

  • Manage the coding and analysis of hate act reports submitted to SAH’s reporting center, including coordinating a coding team of full-time staff and part-time contractors
  • Communicate findings from SAH data in reports, presentations, and other materials
  • Maintain documentation for SAH data and research practices

Research Project Management

  • Manage research collaborators, timeline, and workplan for each research project
  • Oversee each individual research report’s process from scoping until release
  • Collaborate across stakeholders, including external partners, research advisors, research assistants, interns, communication advisors, and others

Research, Writing, and Dissemination

  • Play an active role in research, including study design, data collection, data analysis, and/or producing public-facing deliverables to communicate research findings 
  • Collaborate with the SAH Communications team to identify new ways to disseminate research, such as report briefs, infographics, webinars, etc.

Other Duties

  • Collaborate with SAH team members to further the coalition’s vision and mission
  • Provide technical research assistance to other SAH teams
  • Supervise data and research staff and contractors
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • 3-5 years of experience with quantitative and qualitative social science research techniques and research report writing
  • Demonstrated ability to complete a research project from start to finish, including research design, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results
  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate data and research to non-technical audiences
  • Flexible, self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with teammates and a diverse set of stakeholders and collaborators
  • Graduate degree in social science, public policy, public health, or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience and education (preferred)
  • Experience with data and research tools such as R, Tableau, Excel, and Dedoose (preferred) 

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  

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

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and a brief research-based writing sample in PDF format to In the subject line, please write “SAH Research 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?

SAH is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Staff hired by SAH will be employees of CAA.

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. CAA will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.

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.