Remote or Hybrid in San Francisco, CA

Managing Director of Development, Chinese for Affirmative Action

The Organization

Chinese for Affirmative Action 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 American and Pacific Islander community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice.

In 2014, CAA helped to launch the Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE) network that focuses on long-term movement building, capacity infrastructure, and leadership support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders committed to social justice. Including CAA, there are currently 11 partnering member groups with unique strengths. Fiscal sponsorship, administrative, and operational support is provided centrally for all these groups so they can focus on their core programs.

More recently, CAA, along with AAPI Equity Alliance and the San Francisco State University Asian American Studies Department, launched the Stop AAPI Hate coalition to document and respond to incidents of hate at the local, state, and national levels. The mission of Stop AAPI Hate is to advance equity, justice, and power by dismantling systemic racism and building a multiracial movement to end anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander hate. This is an exciting period of growth and impact for Stop AAPI Hate. Due to the extraordinary demand and support for our work, we are poised to deepen and expand our reach and engagement throughout the country.

Position Overview

CAA seeks a visionary, strategic, and goal-oriented Managing Director of Development as the most senior development executive for the organization at this critical time of growth. Reporting to one of the two Co-Executive Directors, the Managing Director of Development leads and implements CAA’s annual
and long-term fundraising objectives and significantly contributes to long-term asset building strategies.  This team leader is highly organized, effective, and excited to utilize their skills and experiences in development and communications to advance positive social change in a strong and well-established organization rooted in community. The Managing Director of Development is a people-centered leader working collaboratively with staff leadership, board members, and community members to coordinate the strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of CAA supporters, especially major donors.

This position focuses on engagement with individual donors, especially growing and leading the organization’s major donor programs, donor events, and campaigns, and oversees Stop AAPI Hate corporate engagement and fundraising. This role supervises the two dedicated development staff which include the CAA Development Manager and the Stop AAPI Hate Director of Corporate Engagement, and works closely with the administrative and communications teams.

An exempt position, the Managing Director of Development can work at CAA’s San Francisco office located in historic Chinatown, remotely, or a combination of the two, and there is a strong preference for candidates who already reside in or are willing to relocate to the Bay Area.

At the grassroots level, our community building work nurtures the ability of immigrants to participate fully in civic life. These activities include direct services, leadership development, and civic engagement with limited-English proficient newcomers and immigrants on issues that impact our community. At the systemic level, CAA leads advocacy, communications, and movement building work to improve public policy and shape public discourse. We produce community-based research, publish policy analyses and recommendations, influence opinion through media, organize to engage elected and government officials, and nurture a range of progressive coalitions.

How To Apply

CAA is partnering with Walker and Associates Consulting – a values-aligned, Bay Area-based, and women of color owned and led strategic management consultancy and executive search firm – on this search. Please email a cover letter and resume to by or on Friday, April 21, 2023. In the subject line, please write “CAA Managing Director of Development.” In your cover letter, address the following questions: What about our mission or values inspires you? What has been your most impactful work or life experience so far, and why? For more information, visit our website at

CAA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and immigrants are encouraged to apply. We will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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