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.

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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.

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) openings

The Managing 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 Managing 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 Managing 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 Managing 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 Managing 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 Managing 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 Assistant to support the Director and the Communications Manager in all aspects of our communications. Specifically, the position plays a key role in supporting CAA’s external communications plan, day-to-day external communications, and collaborating across CAA staff to amplify the organization’s programmatic and advocacy impact.

The Communications Assistant coordinates and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following: Brand and Content Development, Social Media, Website, Public Relations and Press, and Events. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is committed to CAA’s mission and able to work independently. Ideally, the candidate will have strong social media competency (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Mastodone) and is highly organized with the ability to work to meet deadlines and multi-task. We require general communication and writing skills and literacy in Chinese is preferred (but not required).

A non-exempt position, the CAA Communications Assistant is an entry level position and can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two and must live in the Bay Area or be willing to relocate.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Communications Assistant.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions: What is the most pressing issue facing the community and why? What has been your most impactful work and/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) (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 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.

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring a Development Coordinator to coordinate and implement CAA’s annual and long-term fundraising objectives. The position focuses on growing and managing the organization’s donor programs and campaigns to solidify and expand its supporter base. 

The Development Coordinator works closely with CAA’s development, finance, donor systems management, and communications teams to meet CAA’s fundraising strategies and goals.

Responsibilities include co-planning and executing donor engagement events, following up and supporting donor queries, coordinating mailings and communications to donors, supporting the development of fundraising and donor engagement materials, and ensuring timely donation tracking and acknowledgement. The successful candidate for the CAA Development Coordinator position is a flexible self-starter who can thrive in both collaborative and independent work settings; has the ability to prioritize and execute efficiently on multiple projects; and can communicate effectively. In addition, they have sound judgment and discretion. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA 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 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 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 an Immigrant Rights Community Advocate who will provide in-language and culturally relevant individual immigration pre-screening and direct services under the supervision of DOJ accredited staff, coordinate and conduct community education and outreach, and work closely with CAA’s outreach specialists who are directly impacted community leaders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and conduct direct services, outreach, and community education on immigrant rights issues (including but not limited to immigration, language access, non-citizen voting, economic justice, education equity, and racial equity) – with guidance from the Immigrant Rights Program Manager
  • Provide immigration pre-screenings, form-filling, and client follow-up
  • Provide case management to ensure immigrants have access to legal services and are aware of local public services and available community resources, and make referrals as needed
  • Conduct community education presentations and workshops within the core issues areas of the program, both in-person and virtual

A non-exempt position supervised by the Immigrant Rights Program Manager, 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 with the Immigrant Rights Program Manager; however, as a position that works primarily with community members, the position must dedicate a significant portion of hours in-office, 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, Immigrant Rights.” 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 seeking a Summer Intern to work on policy research and advocacy. This is an opportunity to work with a small, close-knit team in a mission-driven, start-up environment. This is not a traditionally structured summer internship program with brown bag lunches and guest speakers.

The intern’s responsibilities may include and are not limited to: 

  • Conducting policy and legal research
  • Drafting memoranda, internal documents, and public-facing materials
  • Identifying, tracking, and analyzing legislation and other policy initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels
  • Developing policy recommendations
  • Attending meetings, hearings, and briefings
  • Engaging in related direct service, programmatic, and advocacy work
  • Supporting CAA and Stop AAPI Hate staff and volunteers
  • Other duties as assigned

As a non-exempt employee, the intern reports to the Policy Manager and is expected to work 40 hours/week on Pacific Standard Time, for eight to 10 weeks, starting in May or June 2023. Due to COVID-19, the position is remote and not limited to applicants from the San Francisco Bay Area, although there may be opportunities to meet in person if the intern resides in the Bay Area. The intern uses their own computer with access to CAA email and requisite tools.

CAA encourages candidates to secure outside funding (e.g., through school). CAA supplements any funding provided by the intern’s school, so that the intern receives a total weekly stipend of $1,115.

The ideal candidate has a law degree or graduate degree in policy or a related field, either completed or in progress; strong commitment to the mission and values of AACRE, CAA, and Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement; and familiar with the process of policymaking and/or specific policy areas, such as civil rights, education equity, immigration, language diversity, economic justice, and/or community safety and justice.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Law/Policy Summer Intern.” In your cover letter, please include 1) your interest in the internship; 2) relevant life, education, and/or work experience; and 3) your earliest start date and the weeks you are available for the internship. Include a writing sample of three to five pages, and two to three references.

Chinese for Affirmative Action is hiring a Policy Manager who will research and analyze policy and systemic change solutions to achieve CAA’s organizational mission & goals.

The Policy Manager is a policy generalist with familiarity in our core civil rights issues, especially language diversity, economic justice, immigrant rights, and national security scapegoating. This role also supports policy efforts related to Stop AAPI Hate’s work.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Lead on civil rights issues through public policy and community-driven initiatives at primarily the local and to a lesser degree at the state and federal levels;
  • Implement CAA’s public policy agenda through research, writing, and producing public-facing content and materials;
  • Prepare policy analyses, reports, and recommendations on language access, immigrant rights, economic justice, and other issues;
  • Help draft local legislation and public policies, and to develop community-based advocacy strategies to implement them;
  • Support community engagement initiatives including by coordinating and leading local coalitions and collaboratives, and
  • Develop and adapt policy content for community education and external communications purposes.

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

AAPI Equity Alliance

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last updated 2/2/23

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