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 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 (civil rights and education equity) and strategies (research and data, policy and advocacy and narrative change).

The Director works closely with SAH issues and strategy working group leads to ensure the work is impactful and well integrated. The Director 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. The Director supervises one to two Program Managers and works collaboratively across SAH issue areas to further the coalition’s understanding and integration of diverse community safety approaches and solutions.

Movement building/capacity building experience is a must for this role. Other qualifications include:

  • Experience working with community-based organizations responding to or addressing community insecurity, discrimination, and/or other forms of harm
  • At least three to five years experience in developing and managing issue-based campaigns, which includes policy advocacy, grassroots/grasstops organizing, and strategic communications.

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 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?


San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies Dept

The Asian American Research Initiative (AARI), based out of SF State University, 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.

The Asian American Research Initiative (AARI) is hiring a Stop AAPI Hate Education Equity Program Manager to lead day-to-day operations and serve as the primary contact for AARI and Stop AAPI Hate’s educational equity efforts.

The Stop AAPI Hate Education Equity Program Manager will supervise and train research assistants, student workers, and interns on research skills and procedures; ensure project end-deliverables; work on strategic planning; communicate with stakeholders; and create infrastructure processes for the program. This person will develop key objectives and longer term goals of the educational equity program, as well as analyze and manage program effectiveness. This role also involves leading research assistants on developing a technical assistance program and resources on Ethnic Studies.

Applicants should have a Masters in Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field. They should also have experience providing program management with duties for a non-profit organization, experience in conducting and reporting on research and leading a team, and proven experience in a supervisor role.

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.

The Asian American Research Initiative (AARI) is hiring a Stop AAPI Hate Grant Administrator to oversee AARI’s fiscal and human resources operations, including its state funding. This role will provide a broad range of fiscal support for the Asian American Research Initiative and the Stop AAPI Hate Coalition.

The Grant Administrator serves as the program liaison with other university departments and community stakeholders on financial and HR-related matters. Duties include: Preparing and reviewing payment request documents for all AARI financial accounts, managing subcontracts with Stop AAPI Hate’s coalition partners, and leading the recruitment process of new program staff. Additionally, this role will create and track annual budgets for AARI projects and operations, collect bid documents, maintain financial and employment information, and respond to vendor inquiries.

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). 

Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) openings

Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) is hiring a Human Resources Manager. This role will lead and direct routine human resources functions including recruiting, hiring, and interviewing staff; administering benefits and leave; resolving employee issues; conducting employee offboarding processes; and developing and implementing organizational policies and practices.

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

There is an option for the position to be remote or hybrid from Chinese for Affirmative Action’s office in San Francisco or Sacramento. Travel to San Francisco for work-related activities is expected at least four times per year.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Human Resources Manager.”

Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) is hiring a Digital Database Administrator. This role leads the oversight, administrative, and project management in two primary database systems that support development, legislation, communication, and case management central to the operations of Chinese for Affirmative Action and the AACRE network.

Our ideal candidate will learn and understand the needs of the 11 AACRE groups and work closely with group leaders to integrate multiple systems of communications into our two primary databases. They will continuously work on standardizing, streamlining, and operationalizing the data architecture within the core areas above as AACRE grows.

The Digital Database Administrator will be the top level administrator of our Salesforce and Every Action database to support other admin level users, power users, and basic users. This person will also develop and update standard operating procedures for Salesforce and Every Action that documents the technical functionalities and how-tos of each system; lead annual strategic planning, roadmapping, and project management for database related projects; create and manage changes to each database, keeping up to date with quarterly releases and how they may impact users day to day work; and design and manage user creation including permissions and user licenses for third party tools connected to each database.

Qualifications include: 1. Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of AACRE and CAA including social justice and equity issues within immigrant, LGBTQ+, and multi-racial communities; 2. Three plus years of Salesforce experience (ideally within the NPSP platform and Program Management Module); 3. Salesforce Admin certification; and 4. NPSP certification.

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

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) openings

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) (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 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 Community Safety and Justice (CSJ) Policy Manager who will be responsible for leading, developing, and implementing the organization’s policy work on community safety and justice issues, which includes addressing anti-AAPI hate incidents, researching alternative systems of accountability outside the criminal legal system, and building solidarity among Asian and non-Asian communities.

The ideal candidate should bring experience in developing and driving systemic change solutions through policy analyses, research and writing, community safety and justice content development, community education, and stakeholder engagement, preferably in the San Francisco Bay Area with an understanding of the landscape throughout California. We are looking for a strategic thinker who can build and maintain relationships with partners from a diverse range of backgrounds. The CSJ Policy Manager should have strong writing and analytical skills, with the ability to apply CAA’s vision of community safety and justice to develop policies and programs.

The CSJ Policy Manager will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Director of Policy; however, as a position that includes engagement on local issues, the position will include some in-person participation for external meetings, such as public forums and committee hearings.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Policy Manager, Community Safety and Justice”. 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.

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 an Economic Justice Community Advocate. This role prioritizes direct services that help immigrant community members build economic stability and self-sufficiency in San Francisco. This position will focus primarily on direct service provision, community education, and civic engagement.

This role will provide a spectrum of direct services on workforce development and job readiness to working class, limited English proficient Chinese immigrants. The Community Advocate will coordinate outreach activities, support job seekers with readiness services, conduct intakes, maintain client files, host computer labs and workshops, and represent CAA with employers. Ideal candidates have strong language skills (Cantonese required, Mandarin a plus) and are comfortable interacting with clients over-the-phone, virtually, and in one-on-one in-person settings. They are discerning when asking about sensitive/confidential information and are able to help clients make the best possible case for themselves in job applications and interviews.

The Economic Justice Community Advocate 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 “Community Advocate, Economic Justice”. For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring an Education Equity Community Advocate to advance policy advocacy on equity issues prioritized by AAPI communities at the local level, including with the San Francisco Unified School District and City College of San Francisco.

CAA believes that the purpose of public education is to develop a more democratic society and that educational opportunities should be available to all communities, particularly low-income immigrant students of color. To that end, CAA’s education equity work centers racial justice and racial and linguistic diversity from an AAPI perspective in solidarity with other communities of color. This position will focus on issues that include multilingual education, immigrant student/family engagement, and disaggregated data.

The ideal candidate has experience in community engagement or advocacy on education issues in the local context of the San Francisco Bay Area. They are comfortable with highly external-facing work and are able to tailor communication of complex policies to a range of audiences, from student groups to elected officials. They are able to build and maintain relationships with partners from a diverse range of backgrounds. The advocate has strong writing and analytical skills, with the ability to apply CAA’s vision of education equity to evaluate policies and programs.

The Community Advocate will work both at CAA’s San Francisco office and remotely. The percentage of remote versus in-person hours will be determined by the Education Equity Program Manager; however, as a position that includes engagement on local issues, the position will include in-person participation for external meetings, such as public forums and committee hearings.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Community Advocate, Education Equity.” 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? 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 Community Coalition for Safety and Justice 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?

last updated 11/29/22

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