Job Opportunities

Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition of AAPI Equity Alliance, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department.

CAA serves as the fiscal sponsor for Stop AAPI Hate – and is also one of 11 organizations within the broader Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network of movement building AAPI-oriented groups.

Staff working with Stop AAPI Hate are employed by one of the coalition partner organizations. In addition, each coalition partner organization is also hiring their own staff who contribute to Stop AAPI Hate’s work directly and indirectly.

This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate and our coalition partner organizations.  Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country.

Stop AAPI Hate openings

Stop AAPI Hate is hiring a Managing Director to provide strategic and operational support that addresses the needs of the leadership team to be proactive and productive, and make sound decisions. This position organizes and facilitates coalition development and effectiveness. In some organizations, this role might traditionally be called “Chief of Staff.”

We seek a leader with both the vision and skills to enable the coalition to adapt to growth and change. The ideal candidate demonstrates adaptability, creativity, attention to detail, ability to communicate effectively, and can engage and collaborate with a wide variety of audiences and partners.

The SAH Managing Director serves as an “air traffic controller” helping to keep the leadership team and the coalition’s working teams progressing in the same direction. This position also serves as a communicator helping staff identify which critical issues require leadership attention, and ensures that leaders make the most of their limited time; that information arrives at the right point in their decision-making process; and that follow-up happens in a timely, strategic manner. A critical part of the job is exercising sound judgment on which staff and stakeholders should be involved in input and decision-making.

In partnership with the SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture, this position helps build the team with talented and committed staff and ensures that each team member understands their roles and responsibilities with regard to our mission and values. They are jointly responsible for ensuring that internal communications systems are effective and meeting the evolving needs of the coalition.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Managing Director.” 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?

Stop AAPI Hate is hiring a Director of Corporate Engagement to lead our resource development opportunities with corporate and business partners. This position is responsible for ensuring the alignment of strategic goals and values that advance our overall mission.

We seek a stellar relationship builder who is committed to creating strong partnerships and understanding the power and possibilities in collaboration and teamwork. Since the Director of Corporate Engagement is one of SAH’s critical external-facing positions and sometimes communicates on behalf of the entire SAH coalition, this candidate must be a strong communicator. The Director of Corporate Engagement would build on a significant base of corporate donor and partnership relationships with small businesses and leading Fortune 500 companies in finance, technology, retail, consumer goods, and other industries. 

The ideal candidate is self-directed, collaborative and has successful fundraising experience  including working with AAPI owned businesses and AAPI groups such as employee affinity and resource groups, and cultivating employee-giving campaigns. Previous private sector experience is a plus, as is an understanding of how to navigate relationships within large corporate structures. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Corporate Engagement.” 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?

Stop AAPI Hate is hiring a Director of Community Capacity to lead and manage the planning, development, and implementation of activities to achieve the following goals for our Community Safety and Transformation issue area: 1) to build the capacity of communities to respond and prevent harm; 2) to harness and lift up their knowledge, experience and skills; and, 3) to identify potential areas of collaboration across SAH’s other issue areas and strategies.

We are looking for a candidate to develop and contribute to a strong vision for our community safety and transformation work, articulating analyses through a racial justice and movement building framework. The candidate should have experience working with community-based organizations responding to or addressing community insecurity, discrimination, and/or other forms of harm. The Director will work closely with issues and strategy working group leads to ensure the work is impactful and well integrated. This role endeavors to support AAPI-led community partners to co-create learning and relationship building opportunities in order to increase, strengthen, and make visible language and culturally competent models of anti-racism, racial healing, multi-racial coalition building, and equity work.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Community Capacity.” 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?

Stop AAPI Hate is hiring a Development Coordinator to coordinate and implement our annual and long-term fundraising objectives.

The SAH Development Coordinator focuses on growing and managing the organization’s donor programs and campaigns to expand its supporter base. This position supports our corporate engagement efforts by tracking and managing our relationships and communications with major institutional donors. In addition, this role supports the development of project proposals for interested individual and institutional donors. We require a proactive and adaptive individual who can thrive in both a collaborative and independent work setting; has the ability to prioritize and execute efficiently on multiple projects; and can communicate effectively. The ideal candidate has a minimum three years of increasing responsibility in fund development or related administrative role and a strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Development Coordinator.” 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?


San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Dept

The Asian American Research Initiative (AARI) is hiring a Co-Executive Director to administer the center, supervise staff, and develop its capacity. This senior-level strategy and operations position will partner with the current Co-Executive Director (who is a Stop AAPI Hate co-founder). This role will oversee the day-to-day operations of the center and ensure its work is aligned with Stop AAPI Hate’s priorities and goals. 

We seek a leader who can apply innovative thinking and performance measurements to analyze and support strategic decision-making, continually foster a culture that encourages collaboration between SAH and external partners, and manage and motivate staff. The AARI Co-Executive Director will oversee processes such as hiring, onboarding, ongoing staff development, performance management, compensation, benefits, and offboarding. This role will lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Education Equity program activities, as well as lead funding grants and contracts associated with the Initiative.

Applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of prior experience as a Director, or in a related position at a nonprofit, foundation, government, or industry, along with a history of providing visionary leadership and executive organizational growth at the executive level. An advanced degree is required, preferably in Asian American Studies, Education or a related field.

To apply, create an account and complete the application on SF State’s Careers page. Applicants will upload a cover letter and resume.

The university prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. All work is expected to be performed in the state of California.

AAPI Equity Alliance openings

AAPI Equity Alliance is seeking a Program Manager to oversee the implementation and strategic planning of a number of health-related grants and to provide support to the Program Director on priorities and special projects for AAPI Equity Alliance.

The Program Manager will report to and work closely with the Program Director and will work closely with the Deputy Director and other members of AAPI Equity depending on the project. At the moment we are 80% remote and 20% in person, though this is subject to change depending on COVID-19.

To apply, candidates should send an email to Michelle Wong, Program Director, at mwong@aapiequityalliance.org, and Norbert Tan, Deputy Director, at ntan@aapiequityalliance.org, with the subject line “AAPI Equity Alliance Program Manager – [Your Name]”. The email should attach, in one pdf (do not send separate pdfs), the following items:

  • Cover letter (1-2 pages) 
  • Resume (1-2 pages)
  • Writing sample (3-5 pages), and 
  • References (2-3). 

AACRE openings

AACRE (Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality) is hiring an Administrative Coordinator to provide administrative, financial, and development support functions central to the operations of the AACRE network and Chinese for Affirmative Action. The role is critical in providing administrative support to other staff in the organization and network so they have the tools they need to perform their jobs. This includes administrative support work in the areas of finances (accounts receivable, petty cash); donor records (donor database management, report reconciliations, donor acknowledgment); administrative support of human resources (timesheets and leave records); and facilities-related administration.

The range for this position is $49,000 – $65,000. The position draws on a variety of skills ranging from detailed recordkeeping to helpful interaction with staff and community members. The position is non-exempt and the Administrative Coordinator works in-person at the Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco office Monday through Friday during business hours. We are ideally seeking a full-time employee to fill this position, but we are open to considering candidates preferring part-time, permanent or temporary opportunities.

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

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) openings

The Deputy Director of Development is the most senior development executive for the organization at this critical time of growth. Reporting to one of the two Co-Executive Directors, the Deputy Director of Development leads and implements CAA’s annual and long-term fundraising objectives and significantly contributes to long-term asset building strategies. 

This position plays a significant leadership role in ensuring the organization achieves its mission and maximizes our impact. We are seeking a leader who utilizes their skills and experiences in development and communications to advance positive social change in a strong and well-established organization rooted in community. The Deputy Director of Development works with staff leadership, board members, and community members to coordinate the strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of CAA supporters, especially major donors.

This position focuses on engagement with individual donors, especially growing and managing the organization’s major donor programs and campaigns, and oversees Stop AAPI Hate corporate engagement and fundraising. The Director oversees all donor-related events and plays a key role in stakeholder communications. This role supervises the Development Coordinator and the Stop AAPI Hate Director of Corporate Engagement, and works in close collaboration with the administrative and communications teams.

An exempt position, the Deputy Director of Development can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two, and is expected to participate in periodic staff convenings in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Deputy Director of Development.” 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?

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring a Communications Manager to coordinate and execute all aspects of strategic communication priorities for the organization. This role will focus on brand and content development, managing the website, and the organization’s social media accounts.

This role will work closely with the organization’s senior leadership to sustain our organization’s voice while also nurturing networks of allied spokespeople/groups committed to our strategic priorities. Specifically, the Communications Manager plays a key role in developing and executing CAA’s external communications plan, overseeing day-to-day external communications, and collaborating across CAA staff to amplify the organization’s programmatic and advocacy impact.

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

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring a Civic Engagement Community Advocate who will prioritize supporting community members with access to opportunities for civic engagement, community education, and community resources across CAA’s program areas.

The position supports the planning, coordination, and implementation of programs impacting limited-English proficiency (LEP) Chinese immigrant community members.  In addition to working with the community more broadly, a core component of the Civic Engagement program is the leadership development of directly impacted LEP Chinese community leaders, including the Outreach Specialists (OS). The OS’ are graduates of CAA’s Leadership Development Institute and have joined CAA as part-time staff conducting education and outreach, and encouraging community members to participate in various campaigns. This position will support the OS’ work by coordinating opportunities for engagement, conducting administrative support for the OS, and accompanying the OS to meetings and events. The Community Advocate, Civic Engagement represents CAA amongst directly impacted Chinese LEP community members and must be familiar with our values, activities, campaigns, and partnerships. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Community Advocate, Civic Engagement.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work and/or life experience so far, and why? For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring an Economic Justice Program Assistant. This role prioritizes direct services that inform CAA’s policy and advocacy by supporting community members with 1) informational inquiries and 2) seeking one-on-one assistance with workforce development program areas including job readiness services, community education on information impacting immigrants, and computer skill building.

The Economic Justice Program Assistant will field inquiries via phone and in-person, conduct intakes, schedule appointments, do data entry, and other administrative tasks in support of our broader team goals. The position draws on a variety of skills ranging from detailed record keeping to helpful interactions with community members. This role represents CAA amongst local limited-English proficient Chinese immigrant community members, and must be familiar with our values, activities, campaigns, and partnerships; and able to represent CAA with compassion, fairness, and knowledge about our causes.

The Economic Justice Program Assistant will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely with increasing in-office hours as the pandemic subsides.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Economic Justice Program Assistant”. In your cover letter, please address the following questions: What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work and/or life experience so far, and why? For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring a Research & Evaluation Manager to lead and coordinate research and evaluation projects mainly to support our community safety and justice work.

This role is a mix of directly doing research and evaluation as well as managing research and evaluation projects conducted in partnership with other organizations. This individual is responsible for coordinating a research and evaluation agenda and identifying collaborators including but not limited to our CCSJ partners. Once a team is assembled for this purpose, this individual designs research and evaluation plans, collects and analyzes data, summarizes findings, and produces internal and external facing reports. 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.

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

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. This role is critical to CAA as it is the very first point of contact for clients, community members, partners, vendors, and other stakeholders when they call or walk into the office. The position draws on a variety of skills ranging from helpful interactions with community members and keeping the office in order and a safe and welcoming workplace for our staff and visitors.

Reporting to the CAA Administrative and Operations Manager, the primary role of the CAA Receptionist and Administrative Assistant is to provide critical in-office administrative, facility, and language support. With the support of others on the administrative and capacity team, the position is responsible for maintaining a welcoming environment for all visiting community members and guests and must be able to represent CAA to a wide range of stakeholders.

The position is non-exempt and works in-person at the CAA office in San Francisco Monday through Friday during business hours. There is flexibility for those seeking full-time, part-time, permanent or temporary opportunities.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Receptionist and Administrative Assistant”. For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

last updated 9/22/22

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