Administrative Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Depending on Experience.




17 Walter U. Lum Place
San Francisco
United States


Founded in 1969, Chinese for Affirmative Action is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the Chinese American and broader Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) communities.  CAA advocates for systemic change that remedies racial injustice, ensures equal opportunities for communities of color, reduces language barriers, and promotes immigrant rights. Our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include leadership development for limited English speaking immigrants, employment services for newcomers, outreach for immigrant legal services, and community education underscoring issues that impact our constituency. To effect policy and cultural change, CAA helps shape opinion through ethnic, mainstream and social media, and engages low income and other community members with elected and government officials. CAA also helps grow a social justice movement through sponsorship of Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality, a growing network of eleven API groups in northern California.

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 include:

  • 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.


  • 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.


Family health, dental, vacation, and retirement benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency

Oral fluency in English and Cantonese a plus.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to CAA at with “Administrative Assistant  - (Last Name)” in the subject line. Please do not call. Position is open until filled. For information about CAA, visit