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Full time.

AAPF is enthusiastically seeking an experienced Arts & Media Director to join our team! This position is a senior management level, full-time salaried role slated to be filled immediately.

About AAPF

Founded in 1996, The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists, and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. We utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. We promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Arts & Media Director 
Reporting to the Chief of Staff and working collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Arts & Media Director will oversee the conceptualization, design, and execution of arts projects for AAPF. Leading a team of five to seven individuals, the Arts & Media Director will enhance AAPF’s effectiveness in fulfilling the mission of providing high-quality artistic content to inform race and gender socio-economic and political issues.


Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising Arts and Media intermediate and middle management staff;

  • Managing the development of concepts, graphics and layouts for organizational reports, social media campaigns, event flyers, merchandise, and more;

  • Reviewing and approving graphic assets from AAPF team members;

  • Supporting the creation of still and moving graphics for organizational videos;

  • Leading the artistic support of AAPF events–creating and running slides, videos, and other visual elements;

  • Serving as a senior producer for the Intersectionality Matters podcast, and various AAPF campaign videos;

  • Fine tuning and implementing organization-wide branding strategy;

  • Managing staff maintenance of the AAPF website.

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Scholarly understanding of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality;

  • Familiarity with Kimberlé Crenshaw's work;

  • Familiarity with AAPF programs and initiatives;

  • 5+ years of management experience;

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite;

  • Mastery in Adobe Suite, especially Audition, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro;

  • 3+ years of professional graphic design experience.


Application Process

Salary will be commensurate with experience falling within the range of $85,000-$100,000. Interested candidates should apply by emailing a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 samples of their work to

AAPF recognizes that, in particular, members of underrepresented groups may not apply for roles when they feel they do not meet the requirements in full. We encourage interested applicants to apply if they meet most of the qualifications listed in this posting.

AAPF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workplace that strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. AAPF does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination with respect to race, religion, color, social or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), age, physical, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal laws.

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