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Full time 

AAPF is seeking an enthusiastic Program Assistant to join our team! This position is a full-time salaried remote role with the potential to transition into an in-office role. The Program Assistant will provide support for AAPF's programs, initiatives, and production of educational events.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working directly with the Chief of Staff/Director of Programs and Project Leads to ensure smooth operation of AAPF’s programs and initiatives;

  • Providing administrative support for programs by answering emails, managing spreadsheets, making phone calls, and taking notes as needed;

  • Supporting grant writing to funding organization, as agreed upon by AAPF;

  • Full participation in brainstorming sessions with the AAPF team;

  • Conducting research for various ongoing AAPF projects including the #SayHerName Campaign, Under the Blacklight webinar series, Black Girls Matter report, AAPF blog and statements, and other AAPF programming.


The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Familiarity with the AAPF’s campaigns and initiatives;

  • Intermediate comprehension of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality;

  • Familiarity with Kimberlé Crenshaw's work;

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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite;

  • A legal and/or social science background;

  • Experience in multidisciplinary research;

  • The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a dynamic environment.

Application Process:

Salary range $43,000-$48,000 depending on experience.


Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a relevant writing sample (not to exceed five pages) 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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