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 Communications to lead the planning and implementation of strategic communications that advances our work in social justice and civil rights. The ideal candidate should bring experience in digital communications and narrative change, social justice marketing, and management of a growing communications department.

We are looking for a creative and seasoned strategist who can lead a team that brings out the strengths of all partners in our coalition, and who will partner effectively with internal and external stakeholders. This person is responsible for the successful development and execution of the Stop AAPI Hate marketing and communications strategy, which spans brand development, creative storytelling, media relations, stakeholder communications, thought leadership, and more across digital and traditional media channels. This role maintains relationships with communications partners, including agencies and vendors, as well as coalition communications staff.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Communications.” 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 Director of Youth Organizing and Programs to train, educate, and mobilize high school and college youth around educational equity and expand Ethnic Studies in the U.S. The ideal candidate should bring experience working directly with youth, program management skills, and bringing organizing and programmatic efforts to scale at a regional, statewide, or even national level.

We are looking for a leader who is able to deliver measurable results, including training, holistic support, and mobilizing youth for the implementation of Ethnic Studies. The Director of Youth Organizing and Programs supports the well-being & mental health of youth participants. Since many aspects of the program are centered at San Francisco State University, this role works closely with staff at SFSU. Qualifications include extensive experience with youth organizing and program designing, and deep understanding of issues working with young people, especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ages 12-25. Youth organizing and mobilizing experience is a must. Candidates must have the equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university; MSW or advanced degree in Education preferred.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Youth Organizing and Programs.” 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 seeking an Intake Manager who will lead the process of reviewing reports of hate incidents shared by AAPIs across the country with Stop AAPI Hate and conduct follow-up 1:1 interviews with AAPIs. This position is based in Los Angeles.

The Intake Manager will perform the following duties:

  • Develop standardized questions for the SAH reporting center. Update questions as appropriate based upon needs of SAH reporting center.
  • Review reports of hate incidents to SAH for content, categorization, and potential referral to partner organizations.
  • Conduct and document follow-up interviews with AAPIs reporting to SAH with the goal of obtaining further detail about the hate incidents experienced.
  • Refer AAPIs reporting to SAH to support services, as appropriate.
  • Assist in identifying, and building infrastructure to receive and review, reports of anti-AAPI hate through other mechanisms, such as text or social media, and connect those individuals to SAH.
  • Represent AAPI Equity in partnerships with government and nonprofit partners to connect AAPIs with resources.
  • Identify individual cases and create a collection of cases for advocacy and media opportunities in conjunction with SAH communications staff.
  • Be an active member of the SAH research and data team, including supporting data, intake, research, and analysis as appropriate.
  • Manage intake coordinator(s) and/or volunteers and interns.

To apply, candidates should send an email to Kiran Bhalla, Project Director, at KBhalla@AAPIEquityAlliance.org, with the subject line “AAPI Intake 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)
References (2-3)

In your cover letter, please describe an example of when you worked with a large quantity of data, or an example of an interview you conducted with a person previously unknown to you and how you were able to elicit further information from the interviewee.

Stop AAPI Hate is hiring a Data Manager to produce analyses and manage our dataset of self-reported anti-AAPI hate incident data to advocate for change.

This role conducts analyses to inform our research reports as well as our policymaking and advocacy activities. This position has room to innovate new ways of communicating our data internally and externally, potentially through visualizations or brief written communications. The ideal candidate blends a passion for data and an ability to communicate numbers and stats to a lay audience. Key responsibilities also include drafting brief communications to summarize findings from hate incident data, refining existing data sharing protocols, and overseeing storage of data.

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

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?

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”.

AACRE (Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality) seeks a Human Resources Manager to lead and direct human resources functions including recruiting, hiring, and interviewing staff; administering benefits and leave; resolving employee issues; upholding organizational policies and practices, and being a trusted resource and partner to all employees of CAA, AACRE, and Stop AAPI Hate. It is also important to cultivate equitable and accessible practices and foster our social justice values across the organization. This includes hiring practices, pay equity, meaningful career development and internal advancement, bringing in experts for training, and getting honest feedback from the organization for continuous improvement. The range for this position is $75,000 – $100,000.

With the support of the AACRE administration team, this position plays an integral role in AACRE’s daily operations. As our work expands, the Human Resources Manager role is critical in supporting strategic growth, bringing in the most qualified talent who align with our organizational values, and supporting staff’s needs, learning, and development.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “AACRE HR 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 (CAA) openings

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring a Deputy Director of Development to lead and implement CAA’s annual and long-term fundraising objectives and significantly contribute to long-term asset building strategies. The ideal candidate brings experience and cultural competence working in the AAPI community in a social justice context and demonstrated experience in strategic communications. The candidate should be highly relational with strong ability to build relationships with donors, vendors, colleagues, and partners.

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. This person will work 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.

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 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 the CAA Receptionist and Administrative Assistant works in-person at the Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco office 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 8/5/22

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