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 Coalition Planning and Culture to help drive the next phase of growth for the coalition and developing an environment where our teams thrive. This position reports to the SAH Managing Director and ensures solid planning, implementation, and integration of the coalition’s priority areas of work to strategically position the coalition internally and externally.

We seek an experienced, energetic, creative, and collaborative leader with a deep desire to drive impact through an inclusive and values-led lens. Working closely with experienced department directors, this position will have a bird’s-eye view to assess opportunities, gaps, and priorities for departments and the coalition. This position is also responsible for leading the coalition’s efforts to facilitate a healthy and thriving workplace culture through modeling inclusive and values-based practices and processes. This person will be the lead staff responsible for overall results-based planning and alignment across the coalition’s issue areas during this stage of growth. A core function of this position is to challenge the coalition to constantly uphold our values and continually make strategic and organizational improvements.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture.” 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 Youth Program Director 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 Youth Program Director 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 working with Asian American and Pacific Islander youth and designing programming for young people ages 12-25. 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 Youth Program 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 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 Research Manager to lead and coordinate research projects to shed light on anti-AAPI racism and the ways to address it.

This role is a mix of directly doing research and facilitating research teams. With most Stop AAPI Hate research 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. Depending on the project, this individual can also be an active member of the research team to analyze data, summarize findings, and produce public-facing reports.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. 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?

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?

AAPI Equity Alliance openings

AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity) seeks an Administrative Assistant to directly support the Executive Director and staff of the organization. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Administrative Assistant will help advance our work in civic engagement, capacity-building, and policy advocacy.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent written, oral, and organizational skills and have direct experience in a nonprofit environment. Experience and knowledge of issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and current events is preferred. This is an opportunity to work with a small, entrepreneurial, close-knit team in a values and mission-driven environment.

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

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample, and
  • 3 references

AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity) is seeking an experienced Communications Coordinator to lead and implement a comprehensive strategic communications program to advance civic engagement, capacity building, and policy advocacy. The Communications Manager is responsible for activating AAPI Equity’s mission, goals and programs among stakeholders, managing daily communications activities, including media relations, social media and digital platforms and content development.

The ideal candidate possesses excellent written, oral, and organizational skills and is experienced in communications strategy, community engagement and project management in a nonprofit environment. Experience and knowledge of issues impacting AAPI communities and current events is essential. This is an opportunity to work with a small, close-knit team in a values and mission-driven environment.

To apply, candidates should send an email to Norbert Tan, Deputy Director, at ntan@aapiequityalliance.org, with the subject line “AAPI Equity Alliance Communications Coordinator – [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).

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). 

AAPI Equity Alliance seeks an experienced Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) to support the organization. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the DFA will help advance our work in civic engagement, capacity-building, and policy advocacy. The DFA will be working to support AAPI Equity’s various initiatives, including Stop AAPI Hate; health-related initiatives like COVID-19 vaccination outreach and domestic violence prevention; and civic programs such as voter engagement and redistricting.

The DFA plays a significant leadership position in helping AAPI Equity achieve its mission and maximizing the organization’s impact. The primary role of the DFA is to lead and strengthen AAPI Equity’s internal organizational capacity building support systems that undergird operations. The Director is responsible for multiple capacity areas, including finance, administrative, human resources, information technology, and facilities.

The DFA will directly supervise an Administrative Assistant, and work closely with the accounting consultant and staff of the organization. The DFA will lead the growth of the finance and administrative areas of the organization. The DFA will also interface with AAPI Equity’s Board of Directors, Committees, and contracted vendors.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent written, oral, analytical, finance, and organizational skills and have direct experience in a nonprofit environment. Experience and knowledge of issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and current events is preferred. This is an opportunity to work with a small, entrepreneurial, close-knit team in a values and mission-driven environment.

Please email cover letter, resume, three references, and writing sample, in one PDF document, to Norbert Tan, Deputy Director, NTan@AAPIEquityAlliance.org with “AAPI Equity Alliance – Director of Finance & Administration – [YOUR NAME]” in the subject line. 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? Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

AACRE openings

CAA, a co-founding partner of Stop AAPI Hate, is hiring a Human Resources Manager for AACRE (Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality) 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?  

CAA, a co-founding partner of Stop AAPI Hate, is seeking an AACRE Deputy Director to chart our strategic and expansive growth and manage our ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services. The ideal candidate is an experienced, strong leader with extensive people and operational management experience. Candidates have background and experience with the development of operational systems that serve multiple stakeholders, address growth, and emphasize organization culture.

This role serves as a senior leader working to plan, build, and ensure success for the staff throughout the AACRE network, trustees, partners and stakeholders. As part of the senior leadership team, the Deputy Director helps set the organization-wide strategy for implementation of the vision and mission using a social equity framework. The Deputy Director supervises the Director of Operations, Director of Finance, and Director of Information Technology and oversees operations across all 11 network groups and human resources for 75+ full-time employees.

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

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?

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