Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil 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 (API) community. We advocate for systemic change that advances equity and addresses challenges facing our community.
At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include leadership development for Chinese American immigrants, employment services for limited-English proficient newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community education underscoring issues that impact our constituency.
CAA also leads advocacy to improve shape public discourse, enact improvements to public policy, and build social justice movements. This advocacy includes community-based research; public policy, budget, and legislative recommendations; grassroots community education and media campaigns; and active coalition and movement building across a variety of communities.
With local work anchored at its San Francisco Chinatown headquarters, CAA also maintains an active State policy presence through an office and partnership in Sacramento, and national advocacy through a variety of active relationships with allies.
The Director of Advocacy is an external-facing senior position that plays a critical role in advancing policy and other social change with an emphasis on immigrant rights, language diversity, and racial justice in a manner that impacts community needs in education, employment, health, public safety, civic participation, and other issues. The Director of Advocacy identifies change opportunities, leads research and writing about policy concerns, develops and leads the organization’s participation in campaigns, and manages engagement with traditional and social media and a diverse set of community and coalition partners.
The Director of Advocacy reports to the CAA Executive Director and works closely with all members of the senior staff especially the CAA Director of Programs.
Community Leadership and Relations
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Director of Advocacy”. For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.
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Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
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