Work With Us, Make An Impact

Join the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs and help shape public policy on pressing issues facing AANHPI communities in California including economic security, and education, health, immigration, and public safety issues. 

Current Opening

Executive Director

  • Remote with TBD location in Sacramento region
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Executive

Key responsibilities include: 

    1. Developing and implementing short and long-term strategies for the Commission’s core goals while providing day-to-day leadership to all efforts of the Commission, which operates out of the Sacramento region.
    2. Strengthening the Commission’s infrastructure, governance policy, policy and procedural manual, and managing budget and other administrative duties, which includes managing contracts and communications with the Department of General Services, Department of Finance, and California Department of Technology.
    3. Managing and supervising two full-time staff and additional interns, volunteers, and consultants, as necessary.
    4. Coordinating quarterly full Commission meetings, Commission committee meetings, public hearings and other meetings for the Commission. This includes guiding, reviewing and editing all staff documents and reports produced by and for the Commission. The current Commission committees are:
      1. Executive Committee
      2. Governance Committee
      3. Higher Education Equity Committee
      4. Health Access Committee
      5. Strategic Planning Committee Meeting
      6. Public Affairs Committee
      7. Economic Development and Workforce Committee
    5. Representing the Commission at meetings involving federal, state, and local governmental agencies and departments, civic and public organizations, and testifying before the state legislature.
    6. Advocating for current legislation that is supported by and appropriate to the Commission’s mission. This includes ensuring proper implementation of existing laws and policies that impact AANHPI communities in California.
    7. Directing research that supports the Commission’s public review process and published reports.
    8. Expanding strategic relationships with California AANHPI community-based organizations, state legislature, Governor’s Office, state departments, and philanthropy to expand access to information, resources, and services for AANHPI Californians.
    9. Leading effective and ongoing community engagement with AANHPI Californians through meetings, listening sessions, survey/research, community panels, and more.
    10. Building awareness of the Commission’s activities and conclusions among state officials, departments, civic and community-based organizations, and the general public through various forms of media, including the Commission’s website and social media.
    11. Consulting with the California Department of Social Services, California State Library, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, California State University Chancellor’s Office, and other departments on existing programs impacting AANHPI communities.

The Ideal Candidate:

We are seeking a dynamic leader to join the Commission with a proven track record of success. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to our mission and possess exceptional outreach and collaboration skills with the AANHPI community and other diverse stakeholders.

Candidates must have a comprehensive understanding of state government, public policy issues, internal governmental operations, and AANHPI communities. Exceptional research, writing, and editing skills are essential to effectively communicate the Commission’s ideas and information.

This position requires a candidate with adaptive leadership qualities, demonstrating curiosity, vision, and experience working with diverse audiences. The ability to balance multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment is critical.

The successful candidate must be an articulate communicator who can guide the Commission’s internal deliberations and effectively present its conclusions to stakeholders and public officials. Candidates should also have a strong commitment to civic engagement and the ability to remain politically neutral while guiding a diverse bi-partisan commission towards objective, fact-based analysis of complex issues.

Previous experience managing and supervising teams is essential for this position. If you have the skills, experience, and passion to lead the Commission to new heights, we encourage you to apply.

Salary (commensurate with experience):

$10,810 – $12,081 monthly basis + benefits

What the Executive Director position offers:

      • A chance to build your legacy for future AANHPI generations and all Californians
      • Monthly salaried pay within the range of $10,810 – $12,081 DOE and a comprehensive benefits package
      • Generous paid time off
      • Health, dental, and vision insurance
      • Excellent pension plan

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three work-related references to with subject line: “Executive Director Application: [YOUR NAME]”.

Priority deadline is May 3, 2023, 11:59PM.