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CAA Director of Public Policy

Salary: DOE, with competitive benefits
Location: Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco, CA
Application Period: 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 leadership development for monolingual public school parents, 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 Director of Public Policy is an external-facing senior position that plays a lead role in advancing policy change through CAA social justice advocacy programs, with an emphasis on immigrant rights, language access, racial justice, and other civil rights issues. The Director of Public Policy identifies policy change opportunities, leads research and writing about policy issues, develops issue campaigns including engaging with traditional and social media, and helps identify and mobilize coalition partners.

The Director of Public Policy reports to the Executive Director. The position also works closely with the CAA Director of Programs and the CAA Program Team to leverage program priorities and community building work as a basis for CAA’s advocacy.

Key Responsibilities

Policy

  • Develop and implement a strategic policy agenda for established issue priorities.
  • Partner with other CAA programs to integrate legislative, community education, and communications strategies.
  • Prepare policy analyses, reports, and recommendations within established priority issue areas.
  • Partner with CAA’s Sacramento-based legislative advocate and the California API Budget Partnership on statewide legislation and policy issues.
  • Build and nurture effective multi-organizational coalitions and alliances on priority issues and campaigns.
  • Work with staff to draft policy recommendations and develop and implement strategies to bring them into effect.
  • Lead the development and management of effective working relationships with key public officials at the local, state and federal levels.

Fundraising

  • Work with the Executive Director and development team to implement fundraising strategies for policy initiatives.
  • Participate in developing and maintaining relationships with local foundations, major donors, members, corporations, government agencies and other supporters.
  • Help develop, draft and review institutional proposals and reports.

Community Leadership and Constituency Relations

  • Articulate and provide strong progressive analysis and leadership on civil rights issues impacting Asian Pacific Islanders.
  • Communicate CAA’s progressive vision to members, supporters and others in the community through public speaking, media outreach, and community education.
  • Represent CAA to our diverse local, regional and national stakeholders that include partner organizations, the general public and the media, and elected and government officials.

Communications

  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Programs to spearhead development, implementation, and evaluation of communications designed to increase the impact of CAA’s legislative and policy advocacy.
  •  Review and edit press releases, advisories, and background memos.
  •  Work with CAA program staff and others to develop and manage dynamic content for CAA website, e-communications, blog and social media.
  • Lead and oversee production and/or editing of major policy reports and advocacy materials.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA.
  • Graduate degree in law, public policy or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • Thorough understanding and ability to perform complex analysis on issues impacting API communities.
  • Experience and cultural competence in working with low-income API community in a social justice context.
  • Proven track record of managing external relations including community coalitions/alliances.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team, develop effective working relationships, share leadership, and build consensus.
  • Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekend.

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

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

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CAA Community Organizer

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

Organizational 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 leadership development for monolingual public school parents, 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 Summary

Under the supervision of the Immigrant Rights Program Manager, the Community Organizer will work to engage low-income, limited English proficient, Chinese immigrant community members on immigrant rights, economic development, and other relevant issues that directly impact CAA’s constituency. This position involves in-language public and community client interaction. The Community Organizer plays a crucial role in providing community members with culturally competent and accurate information through outreach and educational workshops with a critical social justice lens rooted in CAA’s values of inclusion, compassion, and equity.

The Community Organizer also engages with clients in one-on-one sessions regarding immigration and language access assistance. This position will engage with CAA’s collaborative partners as well in collaborations such as Communities United for Health and Justice, the San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network, and the San Francisco Language Access Network. Additionally, the Community Organizer will be responsible for developing and supporting a loose membership of limited-English proficient, Chinese community members who are committed to expanding immigrant integration opportunities for their families within public institutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop outreach informational materials, educational presentations and workshop curriculum regarding relevant programs and policies that promote a progressive API perspective on immigrant rights;
  • Ensure new immigrants are aware of local public services and available community resources;
  • Collaborate with community-based organizations to provide education and outreach to under-served and new immigrant populations;
  • Support the development of and implement advocacy trainings that enable engaged community leaders to effectively participate in various opportunities for civic engagement and outreach opportunities;
  • Assist in developing advocacy strategies for outreach and media campaigns;
  • Support developing and implementing organizing and action strategies in collaboration with CAA program team;
  • Provide support to CAA’s language access outreach, spot checks, and service provision;
  • Participate in and speak at community meetings, public hearings, school gatherings, public events, and community coalition work to represent CAA’s voice around core work areas;
  • Work closely with CAA’s Outreach Specialist on outreach opportunities, language access spot checks, and leadership development activities; and
  • Respond to and engage with media outlets, including but not limited television, radio, or print media outlets regarding CAA’s core work areas.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, ethnic studies, sociology or related field desired.
  • Oral fluency in Cantonese required, written fluency in Chinese a plus.
  • Experience in developing leadership development curriculum and trainings.
  • Experience in conducting community-based outreach.
  • Experience in developing and implementing grassroots advocacy campaigns.
  • Commitment to social justice and to CAA’s core values.
  • Experience working in low-income and immigrant communities.
  • Strong culturally competent facilitation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent inter-group, communication and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and commitment to working as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours- including weeknights and weekends.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment.
  • Proficiency with word processing, email, social media, and other technology.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car 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 “CAA Community Organizer”.

Visit our websites at www.CAASF.org and www.AACRE.org to learn more about our work.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants encouraged to apply.

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CUHJ Program Manager

Position: Communities United for Health & Justice Program Manager
Salary:  $45,000 – $50,000 DOE, with competitive benefits
Location:  Employed by Chinese for Affirmative Action, primary location on-site in Excelsior District, San Francisco, CA
Application Period:  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 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, workplan, 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;
  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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

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, please visit www.CAASF.org.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants encouraged to apply.

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CAA Economic and Workforce Development Program Manager

Position: CAA Economic and Workforce Development Program Manager
Salary:  $45,000 – $50,000 DOE, excellent benefits
Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week
Deadline: Open until filled

Organizational 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 leadership development for monolingual public school parents, 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 the core program area of economic and workforce development. This position leads 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 are immigrants, limited English proficient, or otherwise marginalized. The primary responsibilities will be to oversee and implement community outreach, recruitment, intake, and placement of low-income, newcomer immigrant individuals in the hospitality, food services, custodial, and other emerging industries. The Program Manager will be responsible for developing job leads with employers and unions in these industries. In addition, the Program Manager will assist in program development, policy advocacy, and community education on economic and workforce development and other issues impacting all of CAAs community members including civic participation, language barriers, discrimination, and immigrant rights issues. The position reports to the Director of Programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Economic and Workforce Development program activities;
  • Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding contracts associated with the program including submitting reports and evaluations to funders;
  • Provide direct services and case management to new immigrant clients seeking employment and job readiness training, and assistance;
  • Supervise CAA Employment Program Assistant;
  • 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 quality jobs and healthy work environments in underserved, low income, and limited English proficient 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 workforce development and;
  • 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.

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;
  • Three years experience in developing and implementing grassroots community building programs;
  • Proven track record of managing external relations including community coalitions and alliances;
  • Oral fluency in Cantonese (preferred) and/or Mandarin;
  • 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; and
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed in various San Francisco neighborhoods.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Economic and Workforce Development Program Manager”.

Visit our website at www.caasf.org, and www.aacre.org to learn more about our work. CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

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CAA Employment Program Assistant – Part Time (Bilingual English/Cantonese)

Position: CAA Employment Program Assistant – Part Time (Bilingual English/Cantonese)
Salary:  $15.00 – $17.00 per hour DOE
Hours: Part-time; 10 hrs/week through November 30, 2016
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:

  • Conduct assessment (skills, industry interest, language) of clients.
  • Assist clients with development of employment goals.
  • Conduct mock interviews for clients and provide feedback.
  • Assist clients with online applications and follow up with employers.
  • Set-up and maintain client progress files.
  • Write monthly reports on services provided and client progress.
  • Meet with clients as needed to provide one on one interview training.

Qualifications

  • Fluent speaking in English and Cantonese required.
  • Able to translate documents to and from Chinese preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to provide exceptional community service.
  • Strong Windows and Microsoft Office computer skills. 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.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “CAA Part-Time Employment Program Assistant”.

Visit our website at www.caasf.org, and www.aacre.org to learn more about our work. CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply.

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CAA Program and Administrative Assistant (Bilingual English/Cantonese)

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) 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 Pacific Islander community. We advocate for public policy that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice. At the grassroots level, our activities include leadership development for monolingual public school parents, employment services for limited-English proficient newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community and voter education on issues that impact our community.

Position Overview

The Program and Administrative Assistant plays an important role in CAA’s work. In addition to providing critical administrative and bookkeeping support for the entire organization, the position is responsible for maintaining a welcoming environment for all visiting community members. The Program and Administrative Assistant represents CAA to a wide range of stakeholders and must be very familiar with our values, activities, campaigns, and partnerships. The person in this position must be able to represent CAA with compassion, fairness and knowledge about our causes. Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome visitors to CAA in person and on the phone. Answer bilingual inquiries about available services and programs, and CAA campaigns and advocacy positions. Direct calls to staff and make community resource referrals when needed.
  • Assist program clients with intake procedures, screen for eligibility, and register clients for workshops. Enter and track client data on a weekly basis and support CAA research and analysis on community issues.
  • Perform light bookkeeping including processing check and cash receipts and accounts payables using QuickBooks.
  • Assist with written translation of documents (English and Chinese).
  • Maintain safe and orderly office space and conference rooms. Order office supplies and monitor inventory. Sort and distribute incoming/outgoing postal mail.
  • Contribute to administrative and program team efforts by performing administrative and support tasks as needed.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of CAA.
  • Oral fluency in English and Cantonese required, Mandarin a plus. Ability to read and write Chinese and English.
  • Strong computer software skills. Experience with Chinese language and tablet software a plus.
  • Two years administrative assistance experience. Well-organized and attentive to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse constituencies including low-income and immigrant communities.

Working Hours: Full-time or Part-time

Salary:  DOE. Health, dental, vacation, and retirement benefits.

Application Process:

Please email your cover letter and resume to   employment[at]caasf[dot]org   with  “Program & Administrative Assistant application – (Last Name)”  in the subject line.  Please do not call.  Position is open until filled.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workplace. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals encouraged to apply.


Part-time CAA Employment Program Assistant (Bilingual English/Cantonese)

Chinese for Affirmative Action is a civil rights organization that advances and protects the rights of Asian and Pacific Americans. Rooted in San Francisco’s Chinese American community, CAA also works within the broader Asian and Pacific American (APA) community and has forged strong alliances with other communities of color and historically disenfranchised groups to advance civil rights.

Responsibilities

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

  • Conduct assessment (skills, industry interest, language) of clients.
  • Assist clients with development of employment goals.
  • Conduct mock interviews for clients and provide feedback.
  • Assist clients with online applications and follow up with employers.
  • Set-up and maintain client progress files.
  • Coordinate hotel visits and demonstrations for program participants.
  • Coordinate industry guest speakers for presentations.
  • Write monthly reports on services provided and client progress.
  • Meet with clients as needed to provide one on one interview training.
  • Attend monthly collaborative meeting with partner agency.
  • Assist with translation of documents (English and Chinese).

Qualifications

  • Bilingual in English and Chinese required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to provide exceptional community service.
  • Strong Windows and Microsoft Office computer skills. 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.

Working Hours: Up to 24 hours a week, with potential to grow into a full time position in the future contingent to funding availability.

Salary:  DOE. Health, dental, vacation, and retirement benefits.

Location: Chinese for Affirmative Action, San Francisco, CA

Application Process:

Please email a cover letter and resume to   employment[at]caasf[dot]org   with “Part-time Employment Program Assistant – (Last Name)” in the subject line.   Please do not call.   Position is open until filled.

CAA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workplace. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals encouraged to apply.


CAA 2014 Summer Internship Program

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) is seeking highly motivated, self-starting individuals for our 2014 Summer Internship Program. Program Interns will work with CAA staff members in various programs areas including:

  • Immigrant Rights
  • Employment/Workforce Development
  • Grassroots Leadership Development and Organizing
  • Policy Research and Advocacy

The goals of the internship program is to expose interns to diverse issues impacting immigrant communities, how a grassroots civil rights organization operates, and how to build lasting professional relationships. Depending on skills and interests, interns will be assigned to a program area, but additional opportunities will be provided to create a well-rounded experience for all participants.

About Our Organization

CAA was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans in the interest of advancing multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian Pacific Islander (API) community. We advocate for systemic change that remedies racial injustice, ensures equal opportunities for communities of color, and reduces barriers facing immigrants. Though our constituency encompasses the broader API community, we prioritize the needs of low-income, immigrant, and limited-English proficient individuals.

For more information about CAA, please visit our website www.caasf.org.

About the Internship Program
The program will run from the beginning of June through the end of August. CAA will work with the intern’s schedule to determine exact start and end dates. If accepted, interns are expected to complete a minimum of 20 hours per week for a 2-month period, which includes an orientation and exit interview. The Internship Program offers a stipend to all accepted applicants; the amount of the stipend will be determined upon the applicant’s enrollment in the program. In addition, CAA may offer academic credit if requested and accepted by the participant’s school.

Responsibilities

Interns can expect to support the following work areas, with additional options based on the intern’s skills and CAA’s available projects:

  • Support staff with coordination of campaign canvassing, outreach, and advocacy.
  • Assist with tracking data systems (database, precinct lists, phone banking lists, etc.).
  • Assist with research on immigration, civil rights, and other CAA policy areas.
  • Assist with coordination of community events and workshops.
  • Support in translation and interpretation, as needed.
  • Assist with event planning.
  • Assist with special projects as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
  • Understanding of diverse viewpoints.
  • Ability to work independently and also in team settings.
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Great organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Preferred: Experience in social justice organizations (including student groups). Knowledge of Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights issues, a plus.
  • Preferred: Fluent in Cantonese or Mandarin (oral, written).

How to Apply

The application deadline is Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Please email your cover letter, resume, and a 2-3 page writing sample to internship(at)caasf(dot)org with the subject line “CAA 2014 Summer Internship Program.” In your cover letter, please state why you are interested in interning at CAA, what skills and qualifications you bring as an applicant, and your approximate start and end dates. All qualified applicants will be invited for a first round interview. If you have questions about the program, please email internship(at)caasf(dot)org.