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Community Building Advocate

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 Pacific Islander (API) 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. These 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 underscoring issues that impact our constituency.

In addition to our community engagement, CAA 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.

Areas of Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of Community Initiatives, the Community Building Advocate will play a key role in the development and implementation of citywide educational campaigns concentrated in key issues including educational equity, language access or immigrant rights.

The Community Building Advocate’s primary responsibility is to develop and support a membership of limited-English proficient, Chinese American parents who are committed to expanding immigrant integration opportunities for their families within public institutions. A particular focus will be on education issues within the San Francisco Unified School District.

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Develop and implement organizing and action strategies;
  • Develop informational materials and advocacy strategies for outreach and media campaigns;
  • Develop relationships with local groups, community leaders, public officials and media;
  • Assist in creating and implementing program development plans;
  • Research issues affecting the local low-income or immigrant communities;
  • Develop leadership skills of core parent leaders;
  • Develop and implement advocacy trainings that enable parent leaders to effectively participate in media outreach opportunities and engage stakeholders; and
  • Represent CAA at community events and public hearings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with a minimum of three years of commensurate experience.
  • Oral fluency in Cantonese required.
  • Commitment to social justice and to CAA’s core values.
  • Experience working in low-income and immigrant communities.
  • Experience developing and implementing grassroots advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience in developing leadership development curriculum and trainings.
  • 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.
  • Represent and speak on behalf of the organization at public events and coalition meetings.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours- including weeknights and weekends.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Written fluency in Chinese a plus.
  • Access to a car preferred.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to employment (at) caasf (dot) org.

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

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CAA Civic Engagement Internship

About CAA

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.

About the Position

CAA seeks motivated, self-starting individuals interested in structured mentorship and building versatile professional skills. The Civic Engagement Intern is responsible for supporting cross-program collaboration and civic engagement work.

The internship is unpaid. For students, CAA may offer academic credit if requested. CAA seeks applicants to commit to a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for a 3-month period between May-September 2011. The positions are filled on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities

  • Support staff with coordination of campaign canvassing, outreach and advocacy.
  • Assist with tracking data systems (database, precinct lists, phonebanking lists, etc.).
  • Assist with coordination of community events and workshops.
  • Work with staff to design and implement focus groups throughout the Chinese community to gauge knowledge and interest in immigrant rights issues.
  • Support in translation and interpretation, as needed.

Qualifications

Interns can expect to support the following work areas, with flexible options based on motivation and skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Great organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Sense of humor and understanding of diverse viewpoints.
  • Bilingual and bicultural in Cantonese or Mandarin, reading, writing, or verbal preferred.
  • Experience with event planning a plus.
  • Experience in civil rights-oriented organizations (including student groups), volunteering or nonprofits preferred. Knowledge of Asian and Pacific Islander issues a plus.

To apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and minimum two (2) page writing sample to hire(at)caasf(dot)org, identifying when you will be available, with the subject of “CAA Civic Engagement Intern Application.” For more information about CAA, visit our website.

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CAA Communications/Development Internship

About the Organization

CAA was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political 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 and Pacific American community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice.

About the Position

CAA seeks motivated, self-starting individuals interested in structured mentorship and building versatile professional skills in an established Asian and Pacific American civil rights organization. The Interns also gain exposure to professional civil rights advocacy and excellent networking opportunities.

The internship is unpaid. For students, CAA may be able to offer academic credit if requested. CAA asks applicants to commit to a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for a 3-month period between May-September 2011. The positions are filled on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities

  • Track and clip news articles covering CAA press events and issues.
  • Maintain database of media/reporter contacts.
  • Make pitch calls to reporters.
  • Draft press releases and advisories.
  • Update CAA’s Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube pages.
  • Conduct email marketing and social media marketing research.
  • Generate donor acknowledgement and relations.
  • Track changes in donor database and maintain contacts.

Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings.
  • Great organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and outside-the-box.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Sense of humor and understanding of diverse viewpoints.
  • Preferred: Interest and experience in civil rights-oriented organizations (including student groups), volunteering or nonprofits. Knowledge of Asian and Pacific American issues a plus.
  • Preferred: Bilingual and bicultural in Cantonese or Mandarin, reading, writing, or verbal.
  • Preferred: Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and graphic design in general.

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and minimum 2-page writing sample to hire(at)caasf(dot)org, identifying when you will be available, with the subject of “CAA Communications/Development Internship Program Application.” For more information about CAA, visit our website.

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