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CAA Economic Justice Program Manager

Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 DOE, excellent benefits
Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week
Deadline: Open until filled

About the Organization

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 advance equity and address the 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 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 public policy and to inform public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, shape opinion through ethnic and mainstream media, and organize to engage elected and government officials.

Position Overview

The Program Manager position plays an integral role in leading the CAA’s economic justice and workforce development work. This position implements CAA’s holistic approach to economic development which recognizes the immediate needs of individuals to find work, but also the longer term goal of developing a local economy that benefits all San Franciscans particularly those who face multiple barriers to employment, including limited English proficient immigrants, or others who are otherwise marginalized. The Program Manager will assist in program development, policy advocacy, and community education on issues of economic justice and other areas impacting all of CAAs community members including civic participation, language barriers, discrimination, and immigrant rights issues.

Also, core responsibilities include conducting and overseeing community outreach, recruitment, intake, job readiness services, and placement of low-income, newcomer immigrant individuals in the hospitality, food service, custodial, and other emerging industries as well as developing relationships with employers and unions in these industries. The position reports to the Director of Programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of program activities;
  • Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding contracts associated with the program including ensuring progress, monitoring compliance, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders;
  • Provide direct services and case management to immigrant clients seeking employment and job readiness training and services;
  • Supervise CAA Employment team staff;
  • Collaborate with community partners on service delivery and contract compliance;
  • Work closely with the Director of Advocacy to pursue economic development that promotes access to high road jobs with healthy work environments in underserved, low income, limited English proficient, and undocumented immigrant communities;
  • Identify policy priorities that emerge from existing core areas of work and potentially in other sectors that are in alignment with the overall strategic goals of the organization;
  • Participate and provide leadership in community meetings, public hearings, and community coalition work around economic justice and workforce development;
  • Engage with media on issues of economic and workforce development through interviews, press releases/statements, and media events, to cultivate relationships with media and further the program’s activities; and
  • Other duties as needed to lead the program, and support the development of the organization as a whole.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • Experience working with adult, limited-English proficient, low-income, immigrant communities;
  • Familiarity with employment, training, and workforce delivery systems;
  • Proven track record of managing external relations including community coalitions and alliances;
  • Experience supervising staff is preferred;
  • Oral fluency in Cantonese;
  • Written proficiency in Chinese preferred;
  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team, build working partnerships and consensus, flexibly share leadership, and take initiative when needed;
  • Strong Windows, Microsoft Office, and Google platform computer skills. Experience with Chinese software and Chinese tablet input a plus; and
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Economic Justice Program Manager”. For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

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

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CAA Employment Program Assistant

Salary: $35,000 – $40,000 DOE
Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week
Deadline: Open until filled

About the Organization

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 advance equity and address the 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 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 public policy and to inform public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, shape opinion through ethnic and mainstream media, and organize to engage elected and government officials.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Program Assistant provides support to limited English proficient job-seekers participating in CAA’s employment programs:

  • Work directly with limited English proficient community members in one-on-one settings to prepare them to enter/re-enter the workforce including: Client intake and assessment, and job readiness services such as resume writing, practicing interviewing skills, navigating online applications, etc.
  • Administrative support for Workforce Team including setting-up and maintaining client files and reporting on client progress.
  • Conduct outreach and coordinate workshops to recruit participants in the program.
  • Coordinate and staff skills building computer literacy workshops (e.g computer and financial literacy).
  • Assist with workshops related to improving English for job seekers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Oral fluency in English and Cantonese required.
  • Chinese/English biliteracy preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to provide exceptional community service in one-on-one or group settings.
  • Strong Windows and Microsoft Office computer skills, and familiarity with the Google Platform.
  • Experience with Chinese software and Chinese tablet input a plus.
  • Previous work experience with limited English job-seekers preferred.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of CAA.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Employment Program Assistant”. For more information about CAA, please visit www.caasf.org.

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

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