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Associate Executive Director, Asian American Collective Action for Racial Equity & Solidarity (Administrator II) - Asian American Studies

Apply now Job no: 518027
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Working Title

Associate Executive Director, Asian American Collective Action for Racial Equity & Solidarity

Administrator Level

This position is an Administrator II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Asian American Studies Chair.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect  Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Asian American Studies

Appointment Type

This is a grant funded position and will be terminated after funding runs out.

Time Base

Full-Time (FTE 1.0)

Anticipated Hiring Range

$9,167.00 - $10,000.00 per month ($110,004.00 - $120,000.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

As part of the AACARES coalition leadership team, this new AACARES Associate Executive Director is a senior-level strategy and operations manager. This associate executive director will administer the center, supervise staff, and develop its capacity. The ideal candidate would partner with the current AACARES Executive Director who is one of the co-founders of the AACARES coalition.

Position Information

Coalition-Wide Leadership
● Oversee the day-to-day AACARES operations and ensure its work is aligned with SAH’s priorities and goals
● Serve on the AACARES leadership team to plan, prioritize, and direct coalition work and priorities. The current coalition leadership team consists of six people - the three co-founders, the Co-Executive Director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), the Deputy Director of AAPI Equity Alliance, and the SAH Chief of Staff. The new AACARES Co-Executive Director would be the seventh member of the leadership team.
● Contribute to the strategic plan and drive its implementation
● Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence
● Actively engage and energize AACARES coalition’s staff, volunteers, partnering organizations, and funders AACARES Management
● Apply innovative thinking and performance measurements to analyze and support strategic decision-making
● Continually foster a culture that encourages collaboration between SAH and external partners and recognizes positive contributions
● Manage and motivate staff, overseeing processes such as hiring, onboarding , ongoing staff development, performance management,
compensation, benefits, and offboarding
● Perform general management duties overseeing the day-to-day AACARES operations, including finances
● Organize, motivate, and mentor internal team leaders to strategically grow the coalition’s impact, programs, fundraising, and to effectively fulfill its important mission
● Oversee programs and directly manage 3-4 staff, including the SAH Youth Program Director, Education Equity Program and Technical
Assistance Managers, and AACARES Administrative Manager Financial Management and Administration
● Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for all of the administrative and operational functions of AACARES in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies
● Prudently direct resources and manage all financials within budget guidelines and according to current laws and regulations
● Assume responsibility for the fiscal integrity of AACARES Communications
● Represent the organization and serve as spokesperson at events, conferences, and partnership meetings
● Manage all aspects of the AACARES' marketing and public relations
Education Equity Program Management
● Develop and implement quality programs with input from staff and partners to articulate project goals, scope of work and timelines. Lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Education Equity program activities
● Lead, manage, monitor, and negotiate funding grants and contracts associated with the Initiative including tracking progress on contract deliverables, ensuring goals are met, monitoring compliance, and submitting reports and evaluations to funders
Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

● Minimum of 10 years of prior experience as a Director, or in a related position at a

nonprofit, foundation, government, or industry

● Strong business acumen and a history of providing visionary leadership at the executive level

● Proven experience executing organizational growth and leading a successful nonprofit

and/or related entity of a similar or larger size

● Familiarity with diverse business functions such as communications, public relations,

human resources, etc.

● Experience and success in motivating, recruiting, developing, retaining, and mentoring high performance, mission-driven, and results-oriented teams

● Excellent written, oral, and public speaking skills; a persuasive and passionate

communicator with strong interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

● Proven success in establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals and

organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers

● An advanced degree, preferably in Asian American Studies, Education or related field.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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