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CAA Development Manager

Salary: $60,000 – $70,000 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 Development Manager plays a key role in coordinating and implementing CAA’s annual and long term fundraising objectives and sigificantly contributes to the long range asset building strategies. The position focuses on engagement with individual donors, especially growing and managing the organization’s high value donor programs and campaigns. This position oversees all donor related events and plays a key role in stakeholder communications. The Development Manager position is an exempt position and reports to the Co-Executive Directors.

Areas of Responsibility

Individual Donors

The Development Manager will work with staff leadership, board members and community members to coordinate the strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of CAA’s donors with special attention to high value donors.

  • Coordinate the fall direct mail and online annual major gifts campaign.
  • Provide administrative support and analysis for targeted outreach based on donor interest and history of giving.
  • Coordinate the development of donor collateral under the advisement of the Co-Executive Directors.
  • Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked.
  • Ensure systems and protocols are in place for regular and quality donor communication.
  • Develop effective and efficient online donation platforms.
  • Ensure donor acknowledgement and public recognition strategies are meaningful and appropriate.
  • Staff CAA Board of Director meetings and the board development committee.
Fundraising Events
  • Coordinate major donors stewardship, cultivation, and appreciation events, including an annual Leadership Circle reception, other events to inform major donors about CAA programs and advocacy campaigns, and events related to CAA’s annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Coordinate CAA’s planned giving program with member engagement and cultivation events.
  • Coordinate CAA board and staff to organize the annual Celebration of Justice dinner.
Communications
  • Develop and implement annual plans to keep CAA’s supporters informed through print, electronic and social media.
  • Lead the development and management of organizational monthly e-newsletter and special news.
  • Lead the production of 18 month impact report.
Qualifications
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and aspirations of CAA.
  • Minimum four years of increasing responsibility in administration. Background in development and/or communications a plus.
  • Proven track record in coordinating successful projects or events.
  • Experience in managing external relations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team and build working partnerships.
  • Ability to share leadership and build consensus and can take initiative when called upon.
  • Experience and cultural competence working in the API community in a social justice context.
  • Strategic understanding of social change and progressive movements backed by direct operational experience with grassroots efforts.
  • Ability to work on weekends and evenings when needed.
How To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Development 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 Immigrant Rights 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 Immigrant Rights Program Manager will lead the development of programs that directly engages working class, limited English proficient (LEP) Chinese immigrant community members through the provision of direct services, community education and outreach and leadership development. The broader aim of the program is to nurture the development of community members to be active in the movement for immigrant rights.

Further, the Program Manager will play a key role in developing and implementing community building strategies alongside CAA’s other areas of work, as it relates to ensuring residents and community advocates are aware of immigration policies and available services through the SF Immigrant Legal and Education Network, the Language Access Network, and CAA’s other collaborative partners. The Program Manager will also be the point person for administrative aspects of the program including managing funding contracts, meeting program deliverables, creating and maintaining the infrastructure necessary for the smooth functioning of the program.

The Program Manager supervises CAA’s Immigrant Rights Community Advocate. The position works closely with the Director of Advocacy and the Director of Programs, and reports to the Director of Programs.

Key Responsibilities

The Program Manager will be responsible for coordinating the organization’s immigrant rights program activities and its related communications work.

Immigrant Rights Program

  • Lead the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of immigrant rights program activities that contribute to progressively deepening community member engagement with the work of CAA;
  • Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding contracts associated with the program including ensuring contract deliverables are met, monitoring compliance, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders;
  • Provide quality direct services to low-income, LEP, monolingual Chinese immigrant communities, that informs CAA’s policy advocacy priorities, through legal service referrals, community outreach, and grassroots education;
  • Deepen progressive narratives on immigrant rights issues as it relates to Chinese communities through analysis that intersects with racial and language justice. With guidance from Director of Advocacy, implement communications, community education and outreach plan to build critical base on policy issues through direct services, community-based workshops, and media engagement;
  • Work closely with the Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement Coordinator on CAA policy advocacy and campaigns which includes programmatic integration of community leadership, developing informational materials and conducting community outreach, and media messaging dissemination via various forms of traditional and new media;
  • Provide leadership, collaborate with, and represent CAA in local coalitions, as well as in community meetings, public hearings, and others as needed;
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with local groups, community leaders, and public officials on immigration and language access issues affecting API communities; and
  • Supervise and support the development of the Immigrant Rights Community Advocate.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of the organization.
  • Experienced and culturally competent working with low-income, newcomer, and immigrant API communities in a social justice context.
  • Three years experience in developing and implementing grassroots community building programs, which includes programmatic development, content creation and developing community-centered messaging.
  • Two years of increasing responsibility in advocacy and communications, including public speaking and media engagement.
  • Proven track record of managing external relations and building meaningful partnerships within community coalitions/alliances.
  • Oral fluency in Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin) required, written fluency in Chinese a plus.
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic team – share leadership, build consensus, take initiative and build working partnerships.
  • Experience with supervision of individuals from various backgrounds.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed.

How to Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to employment[at]caasf[dot]org. In the subject line, please write “Immigrant Rights 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 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.

Deliverables

  • 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 www.caasf.org 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

Contact:

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