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Program Manager - Community Safety & Justice

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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

Racial profiling, national security scapegoating, and mass incarceration must be replaced with systems that humanize and protect the safety of all people.

In San Francisco, our work with the criminal justice system recognizes the role of mass incarceration as a form of social control, and seeks community safety and justice by working with directly impacted people to find non-enforcement, long-term, and prevention and safety solutions.


The Program Manager will play a leadership role in shaping local and systemic change solutions to advance community safety and justice, especially as it intersects with language diversity, immigrant rights, and economic justice. This includes direction setting for the program that integrates key strategies of community education, policy advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and strategic communications.


The Program Manager will have issue area expertise and develop policy recommendations, political analyses, and messaging to guide the program and provide leadership in the community. The position will also be responsible for the administrative aspects of the program, including managing funding contracts, meeting program deliverables, and creating and maintaining the infrastructure necessary for the smooth functioning of the program.


The position will work collaboratively across CAA program areas to further the organization’s community safety and justice policy agenda. Externally, the Program Manager will represent CAA and CAA’s base in collaboratives, policy hearings, and community meetings, and with traditional and digital media. 


The Program Manager is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Advocacy.

Responsibilities

  •  Develop a strong organizational vision for community safety and justice, articulating analyses through a racial justice and civil rights framework in CAA strategic communications and community education efforts;
  • Lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of community safety and justice program activities, including community education, strategic communications, and policy analyses and advocacy;
  • With guidance from Director of Advocacy, develop strategies to advance CAA’s community safety and justice policy agenda, including but not limited to stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, and engaging in legislative processes, in ways that align with the organization’s larger advocacy agenda;
  •  Develop and cultivate relationships with stakeholders, leading in formal and informal collaboratives, amongst community leaders, with public officials, and city departments on key strategies to advance community safety and justice, and CAA’s other core issue areas;
  • Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding grants and contracts associated with the program including tracking progress on contract deliverables, ensuring goals are met, monitoring compliance, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders;
  • Represent CAA in community meetings, public hearings, in the media, and other spaces as needed;
  •  Lead the planning, development, and implementation of special projects as they relate to community safety and justice; and
  • Contribute to organization wide activities and programming that support CAA’s strategic priorities.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission, values, aspirations, and goals of the organization.
  • At least three to five years experience in developing and managing issue-based campaigns, which includes policy advocacy, grassroots/grasstops organizing, and strategic communications.
  • Strong familiarity with community safety and justice initiatives, including violence intervention and prevention programs, social support infrastructure, wrap-around services, community healing, and/or restorative justice.
  • Experienced and culturally competent working with low-income, newcomer, and immigrant API communities in a social justice context.
  • Oral fluency in Chinese a plus, but not required.
  • Proven track record of managing external relations and building meaningful partnerships within community coalitions/alliances.
  • Proven ability to work on a dynamic team - shared leadership, build consensus, take initiative, and build working partnerships.
  • Demonstrated experience in and comfort with external communications, including public speaking and media engagement.
  • Experience developing original content for event-related materials and organization-wide communications.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weeknights and weekends as needed.
  • Experience with supervision of individuals from various backgrounds.


How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Program Manager - Community Safety & Justice”. For more information, visit our website at 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.

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021

Salary

$65,000 - $95,000

Benefits

Excellent benefits

Excellent benefits

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
17 Walter U. Lum Place, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Program Manager - Community Safety & Justice”. For more information, visit our website at 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.

Please send resume and cover letter to employment@caasf.org. In the subject line, please write “Program Manager - Community Safety & Justice”. For more information, visit our…

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