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Policy Advocate

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CAA | Chinese for Affirmative Action | San Francisco, CA
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CAA | Chinese for Affirmative Action


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Published 21 days ago

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$50,000 - $50,000
Excellent benefits.


Position: Policy Advocate

Salary: Starting at $50,000 DOE, excellent benefits

Hours: Full-time; exempt

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 advances equity and addresses 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 Chinese American immigrants, 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 shape public discourse, enact improvements to public policy, and build social justice movements.  This advocacy includes community-based research, public policy, budget, and legislative recommendations, grassroots community education and media campaigns, and active coalition and movement building across a variety of communities.  


With local work anchored at its San Francisco Chinatown headquarters, CAA also maintains an active State policy presence through an office and partnership in Sacramento, and national advocacy through a variety of active relationships with allies.


About the Position

The Policy Advocate is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advocacy. The Policy Advocate plays an integral role in crafting policy and systemic change solutions through research and writing, issue content development, community education, and stakeholder engagement.

The Policy Advocate will work on CAA core civil rights issues including language diversity, immigrant rights, economic justice, education equity, community justice, and the Census. 


Responsibilities

  • Articulate and provide strong progressive analysis and leadership on civil rights issues impacting communities of color, particularly Chinese immigrant and Chinese American communities, in San Francisco
  • Conduct research, monitor policies, and develop public-facing materials in support of CAA’s policy advocacy goals 
  • Prepare policy analyses, reports, and recommendations on Census, language access, immigrant rights, workforce development and other issues
  • Work with staff to help draft local legislation and public policies, and to develop community-based advocacy strategies to implement them
  • Support community engagement initiatives including by coordinating and helping to administer internal communications for CAA and CAA coalitions 
  • Help develop community education and external communications materials on key policy issues and help to manage and monitor communications content, traditional media coverage, and digital media engagement


Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations of CAA
  • Demonstrated ability to be persuasive on controversial and/or complex issues
  • Ability to represent CAA’s values, positions and framing on policy issues 
  • Strong awareness and analysis on issues impacting API communities
  • Superb written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Pro-active, self-motivated problem solver who can take initiative and use sound judgement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work effectively with a diverse set of stakeholders and community leaders


To Apply


Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In subject line, please write “CAA Policy Advocate”. For more information, visit our website at www.caasf.org


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



Position: Policy Advocate

Salary: Starting at $50,000 DOE, excellent benefits

Hours: Full-time; exempt

Deadline: Open until filled


About the Organization

 

Chinese for Affirmative Action was founded in 1969 to protect the civil rights of…

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How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In subject line, please write “CAA Policy Advocate”. Please reference Idealist in cover letter. For more information, visit our website at www.caasf.org

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In subject line, please write “CAA Policy Advocate”. Please reference Idealist in cover letter. For more information…

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17 Walter U Lum Place, San Francisco, CA 94108

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