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AAPI Equity Alliance (AAPI Equity) is a coalition of over forty community-based organizations serving and representing Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Los Angeles. AAPI Equity 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.

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 the AAPI Equity 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. 

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 other 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 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 $60,000-72,000 annual and commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, reimbursement for health and dental insurance, and a budget for technology.

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 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, HIV status, disability, or marital status.

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

The Communications 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 is experienced in communications strategy, community engagement and project management 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

Communications Strategy

  • Co-develop and implement a comprehensive strategic communications plan designed to increase understanding and awareness of AAPI Equity among target audiences 
  • Promote and manage AAPI Equity’s consistent brand through multiple channels and platforms
  • Build a culture of storytelling and communications across the organization and members
  • Develop and implement media and digital media strategy, including media outreach, digital marketing, social media and website
  • Develop strategies to measure impact, influence, and reach of communications activities 
  • Identify, and maintain knowledge of industry trends and issues and best practices in communications for the nonprofit field and policy organizations
  • Manage AAPI Equity’s mailing and donor lists, Board updates, and stakeholder communications

Media Relations and Social Media

  • Working with media relations consultant, develop and implement media relations strategy
  • Manage creation of press kits, media pitching, interview preparation 
  • Develop and leverage media relationships, coordinate media requests, identify new opportunities including placement of news stories, op-eds digital, broadcast and radio coverage
  • Maintain editorial calendar and manage social/digital media strategy across all platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, blog, newsletters
  • Coordinate media tracking and analysis

Content Management

  • Writer and editor for external communications (e.g., remarks, messaging, talking points, presentation decks), including drafts for the Executive Director, as needed
  • Develop and manage the production of communication collateral, liaison with website developer
  • Create and implement email content to diverse audiences including AAPI Equity’s members, community leaders, donors, and policymakers

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate should possess: 

Values and Shared Beliefs

    • Knowledge of history, current events, cultural norms and nuances affecting AAPI communities
    • Engagement with diverse communities, including AAPI communities and faith-based groups
  • Understanding of AAPI LGBTQIA+ issues and concerns
  • Professional conduct and ability to abide by confidentiality and HIPAA rules
  • Reflective, curious and a life-long learner; strong work ethic and high level of integrity

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, 3-7 years demonstrated experience in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field. Nonprofit experience highly desirable.
  • Experience in communications, branding, social media platforms, database management
  • Knowledge of nonprofit/social justice marketing and communication principles and strategies 
  • Experience in content development of narrative strategy, digital strategy, and public relations

Skills

  • Well-organized, self-directed, highly motivated, ability to work independently and in a team
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; experience creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills, with attention to detail, ability to work under pressure; ease at managing competing demands 
  • Collaborative team player, ability to support team members as needed across the organization for high-priority projects or events
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills, ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences using multiple platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Google analytics, Slack, and Trello
  • Familiarity with Social Media management software (such as HootSuite, SproutSocial, Buffer, Percolate), Blogging Tools (WordPress), Email Service Providers (Mailchimp, Constant Contact, CovertKit), and Graphic Design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva); experience with a donor database is a plus
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours/week). The salary range is $60,000-75,000 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 Norbert Tan, Deputy Director, at NTan@AAPIEquityAlliance.org with the subject line “AAPI Equity Alliance Communications Manager – [Your Name]”. The email should attach, in one PDF (do not send separate PDFs), the following items:

  • Cover letter (1 pages) 
  • Resume (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Writing sample (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Professional references (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 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 SAH Managing Director, the SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture plays a key role in driving the next phase of growth for the coalition and developing an environment where our teams thrive. This position meets the needs of the leadership team and department leads to ensure solid planning, implementation, and integration of the coalition’s priority areas of work to strategically position the coalition internally and externally. Working closely with experienced department directors, this position will have a bird’s-eye view to assess opportunities, gaps, and priorities for departments and the coalition. This position is also responsible for leading the coalition’s efforts to facilitate a healthy and thriving workplace culture through modeling inclusive and values-based practices and processes.  

Given the rapid growth of SAH in terms of staffing and breadth of work over the next several years, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, energetic, creative, and collaborative leader with a deep desire to drive impact through an inclusive and values-led lens.  

The coalition is composed of three founding partner organizations at different stages of their own organizational development. Each coalition partner has its own leadership and staffing structure. Employed across all three partners, some staff who contribute to SAH’s work are full-time dedicated to SAH, while others contribute part-time to SAH. 

As the lead staff responsible for overall results-based planning and alignment across the coalition’s issue areas during this stage of growth, a core function of this position is to challenge the coalition to constantly uphold our values and continually make strategic and organizational improvements. 

The ideal candidate is a confident leader with demonstrated experience working with diverse teams, collecting and synthesizing input from stakeholders, identifying opportunities for alignment, proposing creative and pragmatic solutions, and thoughtfully designing process rollouts through a change management lens.

An exempt position housed at CAA, the SAH fiscal sponsor, the SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture 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

Leadership & Strategy 

  • Embed SAH’s Mission Statement, Theory of Change, Values, Priorities in the functioning of the coalition and cross-team spaces
  • Provide guidance to issue teams and strategy streams to build impactful work plans with goals and metrics
  • Integrate connecting work streams that would otherwise remain siloed for operational and strategic effectiveness
  • Help implement input and decision-making frameworks across coalition teams with a participatory and efficiency lens 
  • Support building healthy and sustainable coalition systems through modeling inclusive and equity-based planning processes and expectations 
  • Help the SAH leadership team navigate change and coalition complexity 

Culture Building 

  • Promote healthy, respectful, accountable, and sustainable culture across coalition
  • Help staff and teams review goals, values, and day-to-day practices and how to better align them
  • Understand the leadership styles found throughout the coalition and ensure all managers utilize leadership practices connected to the coalition’s values
  • Guide the development of workplaces where employees feel a sense of belonging and connectedness to the whole 
  • Develop practices and policies that value staff and team contributions and promote transparency across the coalition
  • Identify or develop professional development programming resources for individuals and teams in collaboration with HR and operations staff 
  • Develop strategies to ensure that HR initiatives and programs—such as recruitment, onboarding, team-building and recognition—reinforce the coalition’s culture and values
  • Support our staff development processes including goal-setting, performance metrics, and employee feedback

Qualifications 

  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Stop AAPI Hate
  • Experience working in partnerships or coalitions 
  • 10+ years of nonprofit professional experience, including supervising staff and leading
    projects and strategic initiatives that require program planning, implementation, and monitoring 
  • 5+ years experience in organizational development, high-level organizational planning, strategic planning,  human resources, organizational culture, change management and/or executive roles  
  • Experience working with communities of color on social change or social justice initiatives in the fields of advocacy, community mobilization, civil or human rights and/or communications  
  • Politically savvy and attuned to interpersonal dynamics
  • Exceptional listening skills with the ability to read between the lines 
  • Thrive in a working environment of uncertainty and adaptability 
  • Highly skilled communicator with exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Proven success working in a fast-paced environment and delivering against multiple work streams
  • Experience in implementing change across an organization
  • Collaborative team player who enjoys building, creating, and executing new strategies 
  • Trustworthy in managing sensitive situations and information; you are discrete, professional, and possess excellent judgment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Coalition Planning and Culture.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work or life experience so far, and why?

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 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 a member of the Stop AAPI Hate leadership team, the primary role of the SAH Director of Communications is to lead the planning and implementation of strategic communications that advances our work in social justice and civil rights. The ideal candidate should bring experience in digital communications and narrative change, social justice marketing, and management of a growing communications department.

We are looking for a creative and seasoned strategist who can lead a team that brings out the strengths of all partners in our coalition, and who will partner effectively with internal and external stakeholders. This person is responsible for the successful development and execution of the Stop AAPI Hate marketing and communications strategy, which spans brand development, creative storytelling, media relations, stakeholder communications, thought leadership, and more across digital and traditional media channels. This role maintains relationships with communications partners, including agencies and vendors, as well as coalition communications staff. 

An exempt position, the SAH Director of Communications 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 communications strategy for SAH, including a digital media strategy
  • Amplify, strengthen, and identify new ways to enhance SAH’s voice and brand
  • Manage the development and use of SAH’s mailing and donor lists, SAH Leadership Team updates, and other stakeholder communications
  • Coordinate with leadership on internal communications
  • Work with program leadership to develop storytelling strategies to demonstrate impact and influence to donors, supporters, and other stakeholders 
  • Build a culture of narrative storytelling, and communications across the organization as a tool for driving social change
  • Spearhead the development and implementation of SAH’s thought leadership strategy

Management 

  • Prepare and manage communications budget
  • Manage a growing communications team that consists of a Communications Manager and contractors such as writers, designers, and agency partners so that current and future campaigns and projects are progressing forward with intended, timely outcomes
  • Oversee the multitude and variety of communications projects and campaigns

Identity & Content Strategy 

  • Review, strengthen, and manage SAH’s branding, visual identity, and style guidelines 
  • Oversee and spearhead SAH communications campaigns
  • Develop a strategy to measure impact, influence, and reach of communications activities 
  • Lead and implement the strategy on press outreach, including messaging in press releases, creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, and responses to media requests
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, e-newsletters, annual report, and fundraising appeals
  • Oversee SAH website updates to reflect SAH’s current priorities

Qualifications 

  • 10+ years experience in communications, public relations, or a related field
  • Proven experience in the design and execution of narrative strategy, nonprofit and/or social justice marketing and communications, digital strategy, public relations, and crisis communications
  • Management experience inspiring a team, in a highly collaborative style 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Excellent knowledge of social media platforms and social media marketing
  • Preferred qualifications include: working with or on behalf of AAPI communities, leading communications at a national level, and working in a coalition model

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Director of Communications.” In your cover letter, please address the following questions:  What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work or life experience so far, and why?

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.

$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 SAH Managing Director, the Youth Program Director is a seasoned youth development professional with experience in empowering youth, youth development, and organizing youth campaigns by leading a team of staff and volunteers. 

The person ideally has experience working directly with youth, program management skills, and bringing organizing and programmatic efforts to scale at a regional, statewide, or even national level. The Youth Program focuses on training, educating, and mobilizing high school and college youth around educational equity and expanding Ethnic Studies in the United States. 

The Youth Program Director is a leader who is able to deliver measurable results, including training, holistic support, and mobilizing youth for the implementation of Ethnic Studies. In addition, this person supports the well-being and mental health of youth participants.  

Since many aspects of the Youth Program are centered at San Francisco State University, the Youth Program Director works closely with staff at SFSU. 

An exempt position, the SAH Youth Program Director can work at CAA, remotely, or a combination of the two. 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.

Stop AAPI Hate Youth Program

The Stop AAPI Hate Youth Program began the summer of 2020 when San Francisco high school students expressed a desire to support SAH’s efforts. We initiated a youth internship campaign and within a week, gathered 100 interns from across the nation. They conducted their own survey and produced a report based on 1,000 interviews. That report became the basis of Rep. Grace Meng’s bill to fund Ethnic Studies. The following school year, the interns continued their advocacy and helped the California Superintendent of Schools to send a letter to every school district within the state to address the SAH Youth Program’s concerns including mental health. Moving forward, the Youth Program builds upon this past work but primarily centers the Youth Program around training, educating and mobilizing youth to be the strong advocates for Ethnic Studies in public schools. 

Key Responsibilities

Program Leadership and Organizational Management

  • Supervise SAH Youth Program Manager and any part-time student workers 
  • Ensure youth participants and interns are properly coached and mentored by Youth Program staff 
  • Lead in the design and execution of Stop AAPI Hate’s Youth Program based on the overall SAH goals and vision
  • Direct, train, coach, and mentor colleagues and partners in youth program management, youth intern curriculum development, supporting youth-led activism
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the youth program 
  • Contribute to AARI’s and SAH’s goals and strategic plan and drive its implementation in collaboration with AARI Co-Executive Directors, staff, and other coalition leaders
  • Organize, motivate, and mentor the SAH Youth Program team composed of a youth manager and 30-100 youth interns to strategically grow the program’s impact, programs and to effectively fulfill its mission
  • Lead teams in the formulation of ideas through selection of methods; project implementation and management; data collection; data storage, and management; analyses and reporting

Financial Management and Administration 

  • Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for all of the administrative and operational functions of the SAH Youth Program in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies
  • Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of the SAH Youth Program
  • Monitor leadership-approved budget and manage daily financial operations to ensure maximum utilization of resources and optimum financial positioning for the organization
  • Build and administer the annual program budget, with leadership approval
  • Other duties as assigned 

External Relations and Communications 

  • Represent the organization and serve as SAH Youth Program spokesperson publicly at events, conferences, and partnership meetings
  • Present and promote the SAH Youth Program and its mission and activities in a consistently positive manner
  • Ensure high visibility to prospects and the public, and build interest in engaged philanthropy

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues working with young people, especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders ages 12-25
  • General knowledge of principles of organization and management thorough knowledge of the subject area of the assignment
  • Ability to present findings and recommendations clearly and diplomatically and to reconcile, to the extent possible, various divergent points of view
  • Extensive experience working with youth and designing programming for young people ages 12-25
  • Commitment to racial and social justice, especially on behalf of AAPIs
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. MSW or advanced degree in Education preferred
  • Minimum five years of supervisory, program development, and management experience with professional staff in an agency, academic, or nonprofit setting preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience organizing youth 
  • Experience with school and school district lobbying preferred
  • Preferred familiarity with legal processes with working with youth and youth subjects; Institutional Review Boards approval 
  • Significant management experience dealing with day-to-day operations of a highly visible program
  • Superb expressive and written communication skills
  • Excellent judgment in complex, nuanced contexts
  • Demonstrated clear analytical thinking and reasoning

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “SAH Youth Program Director.” In your cover letter, 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, visit our website at www.caasf.org.

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.