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Communities United for Health & Justice Program Manager

Salary: FTE Position $45,000 – $50,000 DOE, with competitive benefits
Location: Excelsior Works! – 5000 Mission Street, San Francisco
Deadline: Open until filled

About CUHJ

Communities United for Health and Justice (CUHJ) was founded in 2008 with three community-based organizations working in San Francisco’s District 11 neighborhood, with deep roots in its various ethnic communities and language groups including Tagalog, Spanish, and Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese). Founding members include: Filipino Community Center (FCC), PODER (People Organized to Demand Environmental & Economic Rights), and Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Since 2008, Chinese for Affirmative Action and Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center have joined to create the collaborative known as CUHJ to build a vision for the District 11 community. CUHJ’s mission is to build a united voice among low income, immigrant, working class, and people of color youth, families, and elders of District 11 to advance community based solutions, foster a just local economy, and equitable development.

About CAA

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 (AAPI) community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice.

At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life through employment services, immigrant legal services, and community education. At the public policy level, CAA informs public discourse through community-based research, publishing policy analyses and recommendations, shaping opinion through ethnic and mainstream media, and organizing to engage elected and government officials.

A key strategy throughout all of CAAs program areas is to work in collaboration with other community based organizations and stakeholders to move work forward. As such, CAA is a partner of and the fiscal agent for Communities United for Health and Justice (CUHJ) alliance based in San Francisco’s District 11.

Program Manager Position Overview

CUHJ is looking for a dynamic, passionate, neighborhood leader to serve as coordinator of the collaborative. We are seeking an individual that is action-oriented, has a spirit of teamwork and cooperation, offers policy expertise, and can play a leadership role in advancing the collaborative. A successful program manager will create spaces for the collaborative to synergize and to come together to enact CUHJs vision for District 11. Additionally, the program manager manages many relationships on behalf of the collaborative in order to move the work forward including relationships with elected officials, funders, community based organizations, and amongst community members.

The CUHJ program manager position is a full time, exempt position with Chinese for Affirmative Action and is supervised by the CAA Director of Programs. Additionally, a supervisory committee of CUHJ partners will meet regularly with the CUHJ program manager to set collaborative priorities, work plan, and strategy and to ensure that CUHJ work is moving forward.

Key Responsibilities

The Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating CUHJ’s work and activities.

Develop goals, strategies, priorities and work plans to advance CUHJ’s vision
  • Coordinate the long term strategic planning and annual prioritization and work plan development for CUHJ. Support the work of demonstration projects as determined by Partners: equitable development, cooperative development, workers rights education, services connection, community engagement, and policy development;
  • Participate in partner meetings and events, community activities, and trainings, as it relates to CUHJ’s mission;
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for CUHJ wide demonstration projects.
  • Manage internal and external communications Develop strong internal communications systems with and between partners;
  • Manage, monitor and oversee contracts, and ensure compliance with CUHJ funders;
Plan for CUHJ-wide events / External Relations
  • Build and maintain relationships with external stakeholders including funders, city officials, other community based organizations;
  • Participate in planning, service coordination, organizing, advocacy, and media work with other diverse community based agencies in support CUHJs mission;
Policy and Advocacy
  • Engage in policy advocacy development with various stakeholders including elected officials, city departments heads, other community based organizations, and community members to advance CUHJs mission;
  • Develop and coordinate strategic communications to promote and advance CUHJ’s work;
  • Manage CUHJ’s social media platforms;
Fund Development
  • Support in annual budget advocacy process, including maintaining relationships with departments, Mayor’s Office, and the local Supervisor’s office;
  • Assist with fund development including the preparation of promotional materials., developing materials that highlight CUHJ’s work;
Other duties as assigned

  • Knowledge of District 11 (Excelsior/OMI) and its unique needs
  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of the collaborative
  • 2-5 years of similar or related experience working with community based organizations in collaboratives
  • Experience and cultural competence working in low-income, working class communities of color and immigrant communities with a commitment to social justice
  • Experience in facilitating group processes with diverse viewpoints
  • Proven track record of managing external relations including community coalitions and alliances
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self motivated and a self starter
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Bilingual Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin or Cantonese, preferred not required
  • Grant writing experience and proven ability to fundraise
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends
  • District 11 resident a plus
How To Apply

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

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

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CAA Logo Branding Redesign for 50th Anniversary Milestone

Deadline: February 23, 2018

Project Description:

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) will celebrate its’ 50th Anniversary year in 2019. We are seeking a graphic designer or a team of designers who can redesign CAA’s logo branding to leverage and strengthen the organization’s identity and position within the civil rights and advocacy arena as well as to a wider audience.

Organization Background:

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.


  • Create a logo that is modern, timeless and reflects the organization’s character;
  • Create a memorable and mission forward tagline for 50th anniversary milestone and beyond by;
  • Design collateral related to the 50th Anniversary year and events which will include website design, e-newsletter, annual report and other marketing materials:
    • A visual branding system, including branded mark, colors, fonts, and scalable images for the annual fundraiser which can be used on event merchandise, signage, and printed and electronic collateral
    • A package of print collateral for the fundraiser which utilizes the visual branding system. Print pieces include: Save-the-date card, invitation card, RSVP card, outside envelope, RSVP envelope, and event program book. Print materials must be easy and cost-effective to migrate to formats suitable for electronic distribution
  • Please visit our website to see current logo branding and to reference other collateral.


50th Anniversary Milestone Calendar of Activities and Events (18 month period):

  • 49th Celebration of Justice Event –unveiling of new logo and calendar of confirmed events –San Francisco, June 7, 2018
  • Communications Campaign –significant organizational markers and vision ahead –fall 2018-December 2019
  • Educational Symposium — TBD
  • Staff and board alumni gathering –TBD
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala and after party– San Francisco, June 7, 2019


Proposal Content:

  1. For comparison purposes, please price items as spec’d above, including cost basis
  2. Key process benchmarks and timeline
  3. Description of experience, direct or transferable, with branding and collateral design for similar events; portfolio helpful
  4. Three references

Proposal deadline:

Friday, February 23, 2018. Please email your proposal (and portfolio) to Cynthia Choi at cchoi[at]caasf[dot]org


Questions about this RFP can be directed to Cynthia Choi at cchoi[at]caasf[dot]org or 415-274-6750.