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Administrative Assistant

Position Overview

The Administrative Assistant provides critical administrative and bookkeeping support central to the operation of the organization. The position draws on a variety of skills ranging from detailed record keeping to helpful interaction with community members. The Administrative Assistant will be supervised by the Director of Finance and Operations.

Responsibilities
  • Perform bookkeeping including processing accounts payable.
  • Track grants and donations in CAA’s database, and assist directors to ensure timely acknowledgments by performing associated administrative tasks.
  • Assist front desk staff in welcoming visitors in person and on the phone, and answering inquiries about services and programs as well as CAA campaigns and advocacy positions.
  • Assist program staff to coordinate administrative volunteer opportunities at CAA for program clients.
  • Help with scheduling that includes community use of CAA’s Community Room and coordinating meetings involving multiple team members.
  • Perform additional administrative and support tasks as needed.
Qualifications
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of CAA.
  • Two years administrative or bookkeeping experience.
  • Strong computer skills, and attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse constituencies including low-income and immigrant communities.
  • Oral fluency in English and Cantonese a plus.
Salary

Depending on Experience. Family health, dental, vacation, and retirement benefits.

How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Administrative Assistant – (Last Name)”. For more information about CAA and AACRE, please visit www.caasf.org and www.aacre.org.

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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Community Engagement Coordinator

Salary: $45,000 – $50,000 with benefits
Hours: Full-time; 40 hrs/week
Deadline to Apply: Friday, October 26, 2018

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Director of Programs, the Community Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator) will support the overarching goal of developing low-income, monolingual to limited-English proficient (LEP), Chinese immigrant community members to be more civically involved. The Coordinator will be responsible for guiding and supporting community leaders on a range of relevant activities and campaigns as part of a pathway towards greater civic participation at CAA and beyond. This will specifically entail providing ongoing political education and skills trainings, and creating hands-on opportunities to practice and deepen their leadership abilities.

The position requires the ability to design and lead culturally and linguistically competent skills-building and political education workshops as part of ongoing programming and grassroots advocacy campaigns, as well as to provide coaching and support to individuals and cohorts of leaders. The Coordinator is a key member of the CAA staff, working both internally on developing and implementing organization strategies and priorities across program areas, as well as interfacing externally with community groups, coalitions, and government entities in order to bridge gaps and facilitate opportunities for leadership development between these stakeholders and CAA community leaders.

The Coordinator will work across program areas to engage on a range of key issues including immigrant rights, racial justice, language access, educational equity, and economic and community development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, develop, and manage LEP community members through a pipeline program that supports the community engagement goals of CAA;
  • Nurture and support existing, and recruit new, limited-English proficient community leaders with a commitment to a progressive social change agenda;
  • Lead the development of and implement regularly scheduled political education and advocacy skills building trainings for community members to effectively and meaningfully participate in various initiatives internally and externally;
  • Coordinate outreach and other opportunities for meaningful participation in community change efforts between CAA community leaders and various stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and facilitate spaces for community leadership, input, and feedback, on CAA strategies on priority areas including messaging and outreach, and on external efforts involving coalitions, government entities, and other stakeholders;
  • Ensure that community members are on a path of deepening leadership skills and political analysis leading towards ongoing participation in civic life beyond CAA;
  • Represent CAA and community members in collaboration meetings and at events as they relate to CAA community engagement, advocacy, and outreach efforts;
  • Contribute to long-term planning for the organization as it relates to community engagement and leadership development;
  • Participate in and coordinate community-engaged media strategies including messaging and spokesperson preparation;
  • Participate in organization-wide processes to advance the work of CAA.

Qualifications

  • Experience leading and supporting directly impacted, working class, limited to non-English proficient Chinese immigrant community members in community based outreach and grassroots advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience in developing and delivering culturally competant popular education curriculum and trainings that facilitate community leadership development.
  • Oral fluency in Cantonese required, written fluency in Chinese a plus.
  • Excellent inter-group, communication, conflict resolution, and analytical skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, ethnic studies, sociology or relevant field experience.
  • Commitment to social justice and to CAA’s core values.
  • Ability to work both independently and commitment to working as part of a team.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours- including weeknights and weekends.
  • Proficiency with the google platform, 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 “Community Engagement Coordinator” by Friday, October 26, 2018. For more information about CAA and AACRE, please visit www.caasf.org and www.aacre.org.

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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