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Organization: AAPI Equity Alliance
Salary: $90,000 – $140,000
Hours: Full-time
FLSA status: Exempt
Location: Washington D.C.
Deadline: Open until filled
Posting: Fall 2023

Position Overview

The national coalition Stop AAPI Hate seeks a Director of Federal Policy to lead Stop AAPI Hate’s fight at the federal level for people-centered, data-based policy solutions that address systemic racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). This person will devise, lead, and execute on the coalition’s federal strategy and engage federal-level stakeholders, such as Congress, the executive branch, and allied partners, to advance core priorities for Stop AAPI Hate such as civil rights.  

A member of the Policy & Advocacy team at Stop AAPI Hate, the Director of Federal Policy reports to the Managing Director of Policy and Counsel at AAPI Equity Alliance (a co-founding partner of Stop AAPI Hate) and works closely and collaboratively with cross-functional teams across the coalition. While the AAPI Equity Alliance office is in Los Angeles, members of the Stop AAPI Hate team work remotely nationwide and it is expected that the Director of Federal Policy will be based in Washington, DC. Some travel may be required, including to participate in periodic staff convenings in California. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Stop AAPI Hate leadership team to create a strategic vision for advancing Stop AAPI Hate’s policy and advocacy priorities at the federal level and provide ongoing strategic guidance 
  • Direct and execute on the federal strategy 
  • Serve as chief liaison to Congress, the White House, and federal agencies and lead engagement, from lobby visits to long-term relationship building
  • Participate on behalf of Stop AAPI Hate in coalition spaces with allies
  • Represent Stop AAPI Hate at key events to grow our presence and visibility in Washington, DC
  • Research, analyze, and monitor federal policy developments and provide timely updates and counsel to the coalition  
  • Draft talking points, hearing testimony, letters, public comment, and other products
  • Contribute to Stop AAPI Hate research reports, social media posts, and other publications
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • At least 5-7 years of professional experience in public policy at the federal level, whether in government or in a policy, advocacy, or government relations role outside of government
  • Deep understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes, policy issues related to Stop AAPI Hate’s work, and political landscape
  • Strong pre-existing relationships with federal stakeholders
  • Superb communication skills, including ability to clearly and impactfully communicate Stop AAPI Hate’s positions and quickly establish credibility and rapport 
  • Proactive, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative, balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and use sound judgment in ambiguous, fast-changing, and unpredictable environments
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively both in person and remotely with teammates and a diverse set of stakeholders 
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Stop AAPI Hate

About Stop AAPI Hate

Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

Since our launch two years ago, our reporting center has documented over 11,000 acts of hate against AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-AAPI racism. Our efforts have captured the attention of lawmakers and catalyzed them into action and spurred a broader movement for progressive change. Going forward, Stop AAPI Hate’s work in research and data, policy advocacy, narrative change, and community capacity building will address core issues areas including education equity and ethnic studies, community safety and resilience, and civil rights and racial justice. Learn more at https://stopaapihate.org.  

About AAPI Equity Alliance

AAPI Equity Alliance (formerly, the Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council or A3PCON) is a coalition of community-based organizations that advocates for the rights and needs of the AAPI community in Los Angeles County and beyond. We are dedicated to improving the lives of AAPIs through civic engagement, capacity building, and policy advocacy. Learn more at https://aapiequityalliance.org/

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3-5 page writing sample in one pdf to employment@stopaapihate.org by November 10, 2023. In the subject line,  please write “SAH Director of Federal Policy.” In the cover letter, please propose how you would strategically advance Stop AAPI Hate’s work at the federal level in either civil rights or anti-Asian scapegoating

AAPI Equity Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status, disability, or marital status. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application.

Position: Stop AAPI Hate Major Gifts Manager

Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action

Salary: $75,000-100,000 annually 

Hours: Full-time

FLSA status: Exempt

Location: Remote 

Reports to: SAH Director of Development

Deadline: February 29, 2024

Posting: January 2024

Position Overview

Reporting to the Stop AAPI Hate (SAH) Director of Development, the primary role of the SAH Major Gifts Manager is to lead the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors. This role is responsible for follow-up with donors, prospects and cultivation of new individual relationships. The SAH Fund Development team works collaboratively to inspire support for SAH to meet our annual budget, which is $8M.

We seek a stellar relationship builder who is a passionate and informed advocate for SAH. The ideal candidate is self-directed, collaborative and has successful fundraising experience. Experience cultivating and working with AAPI owned businesses and AAPI groups preferred, but not necessary.

An exempt position, the SAH Major Gifts Manager can work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two including potential access to other designated partner offices. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic staff convenings primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. There is a strong preference for individuals living in or near the Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities 

Major Gift Pipeline Strategy

  • Develop and grow SAH’s current national donor base, specifically identifying individuals with major and principal giving capacity
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of current major gifts and serving as the primary contact for supporters and maintaining timely and appropriate communications virtually and over email, phone, and in-person
  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, including identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Develop and maintain effective stewardship, especially of newer donors
  • Partner with the Managing Director of Development and Director of Development to identify new donors and implement fundraising strategies

Regional Development

  • Travel to targeted cities several times a year to meet with major donors
  • Working with the Director of Development and Managing Director of Development, manage travel and planning for major donor initiatives in targeted cities, including: stewardship and solicitation meetings, house parties, receptions, and other special events
  • Assist with creating regional event invitations and invitation lists; arrange for participation of appropriate Development and/or program staff
  • Work jointly with both the Managing Director of Development and Director of Development to identify possible events for prospective major donors 

Planned Giving

  • Work with the Managing Director of Development to develop and grow Stop AAPI Hate’s planned giving program

Donor Recognition

  • Ensure donor acknowledgement and stewardship
  • Plan for appropriate donor recognition opportunities
  • Collaborate with the staff responsible for gift processing to ensure proper recording, documentation, and acknowledgement of donors

Management & Reporting

  • Work cross-functionally with all staff and volunteers to meet resource development and engagement goals
  • Update the donor database to reflect donor cultivation work, learned information, and next steps in a timely fashion
  • Create monthly reports for SAH’s leadership team showcasing trends in the major gifts pipeline

Miscellaneous

  • Contribute content to direct-mail pieces, newsletters, acknowledgement letters, and other written materials as needed
  • Assist with other departmental work as assigned by the Director of Development or Managing Director of Development

Qualifications 

  • 3-4+ years of fundraising experience including experience supporting or leading a major gift portfolio. Must be able to demonstrate experience qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospective and current four-and five-figure donors.
  • Eagerness for travel for in-person prospecting, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation purposes and ability to do so for up to 30% of time
  • Demonstrated experience in researching and identifying major new funding prospects; progressive experience in successful advancement or related programs
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Highly relational with strong ability to build relationships with donors, vendors, colleagues, and partners
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to deliver on commitments in a timely manner
  • Event experience preferred
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Experience with managing data in Salesforce or comparable CRM

About Stop AAPI Hate 

Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

As the nation’s largest reporting center tracking anti-AAPI hate acts, our coalition publishes data insights and research findings to paint a vivid and nuanced picture of racism and other forms of bigotry as it is experienced by our communities. Leveraging our core strategies – Data & Research, Policy & Advocacy, Community Capacity Building, and Narrative Change – we drive progress across three distinct issue areas to create a safer, more equitable future for all. Learn more at https://stopaapihate.org

About Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese for Affirmative Action is one of the founding partners of Stop AAPI Hate and also serves as its fiscal sponsor. With a legacy of more than five decades of achievements in civil rights and community progress, CAA continues to be a leader in and on behalf of the broader Asian American community.  

CAA was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. Learn more at www.caasf.org

We are committed to supporting our employees to thrive in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and professional development stipend.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@stopaapihate.org by February 23, 2024. In the subject line, please write “SAH Major Gifts 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?

SAH is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Staff hired by SAH will be employees of CAA.

CAA is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. CAA will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.

Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/careers/ for the most updated job description and to see if the position is still open.

Position: Stop AAPI Hate Digital Director

Organization: Chinese for Affirmative Action

Salary: $100,000-145,000

Hours: Full-time

FLSA status: Exempt 

Location: Remote, hybrid, or in-office in Los Angeles/San Francisco 

Reports to: Stop AAPI Hate Managing Director

Deadline: February 27, 2024  

Posting: February 1, 2024

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Stop AAPI Hate Managing Director, the Digital Director is responsible for driving the coalition’s multi-channel digital strategy — including digital communications (email, marketing/advertising, and social media), digital advocacy, and digital fundraising — in close coordination with the Communications, Policy & Advocacy, and Fund Development teams. The ideal candidate is creative, team-oriented, and experienced in developing and implementing proactive strategies for optimizing digital engagement and acquisition. This role also demands a deep understanding of key racial justice issues impacting AAPI communities in the U.S.

This role is an exempt position and can either work at CAA’s San Francisco office, remotely, or a combination of the two, including potential access to our other designated partner office in Los Angeles. Though subject to change, Stop AAPI Hate team members are expected to participate in periodic in-person staff gatherings, primarily in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Implementation

  • Lead the development and implementation of a long-term, multi-channel digital strategy for the Stop AAPI Hate coalition, in line with our organizational goals. 
    • Provide an inspiring vision and KPIs for expanding the coalition’s digital work to grow the organization’s reach and influence across email, social media, our website, and other digital spaces. 
  • Proactively propose new and creative strategies, tools, tactics, and opportunities to optimize digital engagement, acquisition, and impact across core areas of work, including: social media, email, SMS, digital marketing/advertising, digital advocacy, and digital fundraising.
  • Work closely with various internal teams (communications, policy & advocacy, fund development, and data & research) to help them execute specific campaigns and projects. 
    • Provide both high-level guidance (e.g. recommending tactics for mobilizing supporters around a digital petition) and hands-on support as needed (e.g. editing copy for digital channels).
    • Identify optimal actions (organic and/or paid) to achieve specific advocacy, communications, and fundraising campaign goals.
  • Participate in cross-team content development brainstorms, planning meetings, and work sessions.
  • Ensure that all work adheres to WCAG AA web accessibility guidelines and best practices

Measurement and Analytics

  • Assist the communications team in developing a framework and concrete processes for measuring, analyzing, and reporting performance data across digital channels, including social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn, X, etc), our website, and our email program.
    • Establish performance indicators, goals and benchmarks.
    • Utilize EveryAction, in-app social media tools, and other software to help the communications team track and measure performance metrics.
    • Recommend new tools and tactics as needed.
  • Drive testing and online audience analysis to gather actionable insights on our target demographic(s) and improve user experience.
  • Provide regular recommendations for pivots and improvement based on data analytics.

Brand-building and Strategic Messaging

  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Communications on:
    • Increasing brand awareness and relevance.
    • Developing strategic messaging and narrative change strategies to shape the public’s understanding of AAPI communities and the issues that matter to them.
    • Crisis communications work, as needed.
  • Oversee digital content broadly to ensure message alignment, meaningful impact, and brand consistency across email, website, SMS, digital ads, and social media communications.

Management

  • In coordination with the Communications Director and Managing Director of Advocacy, help set and manage budget and workflow priorities for various campaigns and initiatives.
  • Oversee strategy and implementation within the EveryAction CRM.
  • Help ensure data privacy, compliance, and security guidelines are adhered to across all platforms with protocols developed by internal IT & Security Department
  • Supervise 1-2 direct reports 
  • Manage relationships with relevant external vendors/contractors and partners as needed.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • At least 5+ years of relevant work experience in digital communications, marketing, organizing, advocacy, etc. 
    • Experience working in a nonprofit, advocacy, journalism, or political campaign setting is highly preferred.
    • Demonstrated track record of leading successful digital programs and campaigns.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, values, and aspirations, and be able to render these values into practice.
  • Strong understanding of issues related to racial equity, social justice, and/or policy advocacy, as well as an ability to keep a pulse on cultural trends and priorities of AAPI communities.
  • Experience managing teams and direct reports, with an ability to inspire colleagues with creativity and empathy.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with ad copywriting/copy editing is a huge plus.
  • Deep knowledge of social media trends and platforms including but not limited to X, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, Threads, and YouTube. 
  • Experience using digital communications, CRM, and analytics tools such as EveryAction, Instagram Analytics, etc.
  • Solid understanding of strategic messaging and narrative change.
  • Willingness to serve as on-camera talent for social media video content on a limited basis is highly desired but not required.

About Stop AAPI Hate 

Stop AAPI Hate is a U.S.-based coalition dedicated to ending racism and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAs & PIs). We strive to advance the multiracial movement for equity and justice by building power for our communities, working in solidarity with other communities of color, and advocating for comprehensive solutions that tackle the root causes of race-based hate.

As the nation’s largest reporting center tracking anti-AAPI hate acts, our coalition publishes data insights and research findings to paint a vivid and nuanced picture of racism and other forms of bigotry as it is experienced by our communities. Leveraging our core strategies – Data & Research, Policy & Advocacy, Community Capacity Building, and Narrative Change – we drive progress across three distinct issue areas to create a safer, more equitable future for all. Learn more at https://stopaapihate.org

About Chinese for Affirmative Action 

Chinese for Affirmative Action is one of the founding partners of Stop AAPI Hate and also serves as its fiscal sponsor. With a legacy of more than five decades of achievements in civil rights and community progress, CAA continues to be a leader in and on behalf of the broader Asian American community.  

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice. Learn more at www.caasf.org

We are committed to supporting our employees to thrive in service of our mission by providing generous benefits, which include 100% health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employee coverage and 65% for dependent coverage; employer-funded health reimbursement account; paid time off; and professional development stipend.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to employment@stopaapihate.org by February 27, 2024. In the subject line, please write “SAH Digital Director Application.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions: 1) What about our mission or values inspires you? 2) What is the most impactful digital campaign or project you’ve worked on and why?

In addition to your cover letter and resume, please submit 1-2 writing samples, which can include existing/past social media copy, video script, essay, digital strategy plan, or other relevant content. 

SAH is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA). Staff hired by SAH will be employees of CAA.

CAA is committed to creating a work environment that is free from discrimination and a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  Women, people of color, immigrants, queer and trans people, individuals with conviction and arrest records, and those who are differently-abled people are encouraged to apply. CAA will consider those who seek visa sponsorship upon hire, and employees may be eligible for green card sponsorship after 3 months of continuous employment, contingent upon leadership approvals.

Please visit https://stopaapihate.org/careers/ for the most updated job description and if the position is still open.