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The Asian American Pacific Islander Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity Alliance) is a coalition of over forty community-based organizations serving and representing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Los Angeles. 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 Managing Director of Programs on priorities and special projects for AAPI Equity Alliance.

The Program Manager will report to and work closely with the Managing Director of Programs,  the Deputy Director and other members of the AAPI Equity Alliance team 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. Our office is in Downtown Los Angeles. 

The Program Manager will interface with AAPI Equity’s Board of Directors, committees, staff, partner organizations and vendors on AAPI Equity’s initiatives, including Stop AAPI Hate; health-related initiatives like COVID-19 vaccination outreach and domestic violence prevention; and civic engagement programs such as voter engagement and redistricting.

The ideal candidate possesses excellent written, oral, and organizational skills and has project management experience in a nonprofit environment. Experience and knowledge of issues impacting Asian American and Pacific Islander (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.

AAPI Equity Alliance, formerly Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), is a coalition of over 40 community-based organizations, advocating for the rights and needs of the more than 1.5 million AAPI community members in the greater Los Angeles area, through civic engagement, capacity building, and policy advocacy.

Responsibilities

The Program Manager will perform the following duties:

  • Project management: Communicate organization priorities and goals before internal and external stakeholders. Provide administrative oversight and fiscal support of multiple projects simultaneously. Develop and implement systems to support the capacity building of a broad coalition. Lead continuous improvements in service delivery
  • Monitoring, evaluation and compliance: Assist in designing data management plan for organization. Identify best practices and establish baseline metrics for each project. Develop evaluation method to assess each project’s strength and identify areas for improvement
  • Contracts and calendaring: Develop MOU’s, addendums, and others contracts as needed to support administrative oversight of county, state, and federal grants. Plan and maintain a program calendar and oversee all pre-implementation logistics
  • Reporting: Coordinate and prepare collection of qualitative and quantitative data sources to meet all reporting requirements. Create internal tracking tools to monitor performance targets and outcomes
  • Grant cultivation: Assist in developing fundraising and development goals. Identify potential donors or sources of funding and plan outreach strategies. Assist in development of grants applications or proposals

Qualifications

We welcome candidates with the following qualities:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in program management or implementation of a service delivery model in a nonprofit or community-based setting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. You are comfortable presenting before funders, program officers, and large audiences. You are an excellent writer who pays very close attention to the details
  • Strong problem-solving skills. You are able to identify local and long-term impacts simultaneously
  • You are impact oriented. You have an exceptional ability to learn quickly and thrive on making change
  • You are a creative problem solver. You are thoughtful, discerning, and able to communicate ideas in a manner that is both constructive and respectful
  • You are a supportive and flexible. You understand that sometimes priorities shift and new problems emerge. You are nimble and can adapt to change
  • A bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, public policy, or a related field. A professional or graduate degree (MSW, MPH, MPA, etc.) is a plus

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours/week). The salary range is $70,000-75,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, reimbursement for health and dental insurance, and a budget for technology.  This position will be hybrid (60% remote, 40% in-person) through mid-2022. Position available immediately.

To Apply

Candidates should send an email to Michelle Wong, Managing Director of Programs, 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)
  • References (2-3)

Candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP as applications will be reviewed and decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

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.

$140,000 – $160,000

About Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action 

Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition of AAPI Equity Alliance, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. 

This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate (SAH). Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. This evolution will include the deployment of new strategies, additional programs, and increased staffing.  

Since its launch two years ago, the Stop AAPI Hate online reporting center has documented close to 11,000 hate incidents affecting AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-Asian 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 transformation, and civil rights and racial justice infrastructure.  

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.  

Position Overview 

The SAH Managing Director provides 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.”

The coalition’s current leadership team consists of six senior-level executives representing the coalition’s three founding partner organizations. Our Managing Director must have 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.  

An exempt position housed at CAA, the SAH fiscal sponsor, the SAH Managing Director 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.

Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Leadership 

  • Responsible for guiding the implementation of priorities as defined by the leadership team
  • Provide strategic planning support and helping the coalition implement plans and policies
  • Represent leadership in external stakeholder and partner meetings, as necessary
  • Lead the hiring process for new staff with support from hiring managers
  • Make visible critical internal coalition issues that require leadership attention 

Management & Coordination

  • Serve as the lead staff member supporting and shaping the agenda for weekly leadership team meetings, including pre-work and follow-up 
  • Work with leadership team to define staff and working team roles, responsibilities, and performance 
  • Work cross-functionally with all staff and volunteers to meet resource development and engagement goals
  • Responsible for effective administration of coalition operations
  • Support coalition’s working teams, as necessary, to ensure integration and coordination across communications, development, and operations 
  • Organize and coordinating monthly coalition staff meetings
  • Manage 2-3 coalition staff, including administrative, communications, strategy and culture staff
  • Manage key coalition vendor and contractor relationships, including our pro bono legal counsel relationship 

Budget Management 

  • Coordinate and manage the coalition’s budget development process with support from a finance team
  • Assist directors and managers to understand budgeting parameters for various programs

Qualifications 

  • 10+ years experience in multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Management experience inspiring a team and highly collaborative style 
  • Familiarity with social change or social justice organizations’ operational or strategic planning priorities and workstreams
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Politically savvy and attuned to dynamics informed by culture, power and/ or positionality 
  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to read between the lines 
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • 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
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to develop and improve systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to deliver on commitments in a timely manner
  • Strong computer proficiency with expertise in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and donor databases

To Apply

Please 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 and/or life experience so far, and why?

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

$100,000 – $145,000

About Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action 

Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition of AAPI Equity Alliance, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. 

This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate (SAH). Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. This evolution will include the deployment of new strategies, additional programs, and increased staffing.  

Since its launch two years ago, the Stop AAPI Hate online reporting center has documented 10,300+ hate incidents affecting AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-Asian 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 infrastructure.  

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.  

Position Overview 

Reporting to the CAA Deputy Director of Development, the primary role of the SAH Director of Corporate Engagement is 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.

An exempt position, the SAH Director of Corporate Engagement 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.

Key Responsibilities 

Strategy & Leadership 

  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive corporate engagement strategy
  • Generate corporate donation commitments to support SAH’s fundraising efforts 
  • Amplify, strengthen, and identify new ways to enhance SAH’s voice and brand across our corporate donors and partners
  • Develop and implement meaningful year-around corporate engagement 
  • Represent SAH’s leadership in key meetings with current and new corporate partners

Management 

  • Prepare and manage corporate engagement budget
  • Work cross-functionally with all staff and volunteers to meet resource development and engagement goals
  • Provide comprehensive and meticulous management of our donor database to ensure accurate data entry, reporting, and analysis
  • Collaborate with the AACRE Donor Systems Manager and the AACRE Director of IT to follow corporate donor data best practices
  • Collaborate with the AACRE Director of Finance to ensure accurate front to back processing of all revenue streams
  • Maintain a portfolio of corporate campaigns

Engagement Management 

  • Maintain and grow relationships with corporations 
  • Possess superior knowledge of customer and donor relationship practices
  • Communicate organizational community impact objectives to donors, companies, and corporate and individual donor prospects
  • Build customized corporate sponsorship packages for major corporate donors while developing corporate social responsibility packages for other corporate partnerships, as needed
  • Collaborate regularly with fellow team members to ensure successful execution of all corporate engagement team strategies and business initiatives.
  • Oversee corporate engagement specific initiatives
  • Maintain a clear understanding of strategic communications and messaging best practices specific to corporate philanthropy
  • Contribute to the development of collateral 

Qualifications 

  • 7-10+ years experience in executive-level multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate, including a commitment to social justice, equity, and civic engagement
  • Experience working  with Fortune 500 companies
  • Experience working with AAPI owned businesses and AAPI groups, including employee affinity and resource groups and cultivating employee-giving campaigns
  • Understanding of how to navigate relationships within large corporate structures
  • Management experience inspiring a team and highly collaborative style 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking 
  • 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
  • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to develop and improve systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Strong desire to learn and grow professionally
  • Highly organized with the ability to deliver on commitments in a timely manner
  • Strong computer proficiency with expertise in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and donor databases

To Apply

Please 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?

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

$100,000 – $145,000

About Stop AAPI Hate and Chinese for Affirmative Action 

Stop AAPI Hate is a national coalition of AAPI Equity Alliance, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. 

This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate (SAH). Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country. This evolution will include the deployment of new strategies, additional programs, and increased staffing.  

Since its launch two years ago, the Stop AAPI Hate online reporting center has documented close to 11,000 hate incidents affecting AAPIs and enabled us to raise awareness and shape conversations around anti-Asian 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 infrastructure.  

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.  

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Co-Executive Director of CAA, the Director of Community Capacity leads and manages 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. 

An exempt position housed at CAA, the SAH fiscal sponsor, the Director of Community Capacity 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and contribute to a strong vision for our community safety and transformation work, articulating analyses through a racial justice and movement building framework
  • Lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of our community safety and transformation activities, in partnership with identified community partners and relevant SAH stakeholders 
  • Contribute to SAH community education, strategic communications, and policy analyses and advocacy 
  • Collate and curate alternative approaches to violence, hate, and harm for different audiences 
  • In partnership with community partners, develop approaches and strategies to advance our community safety and transformation goals and narrative strategy, including but not limited to stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, and engaging in legislative processes
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with stakeholders, leading in formal and informal collaboratives, amongst community leaders, with public officials, and funders on key strategies to advance community safety and transformation and SAH’s other core issue areas
  • Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding grants and contracts associated with the program including tracking progress on contract deliverables, ensuring goals are met, monitoring compliance, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders
  • Represent SAH in community meetings, public hearings, in the media, and other spaces as needed
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of special projects as they relate to community safety
  • Contribute to organization-wide activities and programming that support SAH’s strategic priorities

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission, values, aspirations, and goals of the coalition
  • 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
  • Strong familiarity with community safety and/or justice initiatives, including violence intervention and prevention programs, social support infrastructure, wrap-around services, community healing, and/or restorative justice
  • Experienced and culturally competent working with low-income, newcomer, and immigrant AAPI communities in a social justice context
  • Proven track record of managing external relations and building meaningful partnerships within community coalitions/alliances
  • Proven ability to work on a dynamic team – practice shared leadership, build consensus, take initiative, and build working partnerships 
  • Demonstrated experience in and comfort with external communications, including public speaking and media engagement
  • Experience developing original content for event-related materials and organization-wide communications 
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed

To Apply

Please 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?

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.