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#SayHerName

CAMPAIGN MANAGER

AAPF is seeking a talented #SayHerName Campaign Manager to join our team! This full-time position is currently conducted remotely, with the expectation of transitioning to in-office work at AAPF’s New York City location at a later date. The #SayHerName Campaign Manager reports to the Director of Programs and Advocacy. Duties and responsibilities include managing the staff, volunteers, projects, and daily operations of the #SayHerName program; building a strong base among families and communities affected by police violence; working with and assessing the current and future needs of the #SayHerName Mothers Network; developing relationships and partnerships with allied organizations, community allies, and government agencies; developing and implementing a plan for expansion of the Campaign; and other duties as assigned.

About AAPF and #SayHerName
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. AAPF, alongside the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies, founded the #SayHerName Campaign in December 2014 to elevate the names and stories of Black women, girls, and femmes who have been victims of police violence and provide support for their families. From this support grew the #SayHerName Mothers Network, a community of mothers and family members of Black women, girls and femmes killed by police. The mission of the Mothers Network is to provide support to other mothers and families who have been victimized by racist police violence and to bring about reforms in social, judicial and law enforcement practices that can ensure humane, just and empathetic change in communities across the nation. Similar to movements for social and restorative justice from around the world, this network of Mothers and families has provided a model for social movements that are currently searching for sustainable approaches to advocacy and reform.

 

The AAPF #SayHerName Campaign Manager must be able to:

  • Manage staff (including the #SayHerName Social Services Coordinator), volunteers, campaigns, and daily operations of the #SayHerName program

  • Work with and assess the current and future needs of the #SayHerName Mothers Network

  • Build a strong base among families and communities affected by police violence

  • Develop and implement traditional and social media activities that raise awareness of the #SayHerName Campaign and campaign activations

  • Represent AAPF at meetings, conferences and public hearings to gain and share information relevant to the Campaign’s operation

  • Develop relationships with community allies and government agencies, and attend government meetings 

  • Work with leadership to develop and implement a plan for expansion of the program

  • Create accurate and timely reports to the AAPF board of directors and funders describing the activities and outcomes of #SayHerName Campaign

  • Support the Development Director’s grant writing campaigns to funding organizations, as requested

 

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Familiarity with Kimberlé Crenshaw's work, Critical Race Theory, and Intersectionality

  • A deep knowledge of program management principles, strategic thinking and strong leadership qualities

  • A strong organizing, advocacy or social justice background

  • The ability to write in descriptive, analytical, and persuasive registers An eagerness to participate in generative brainstorming sessions

  • A consistent, critical engagement with the broader media landscape

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

  • Bachelor’s degree required, post-graduate degree a plus

  • At least three years experience in advocacy or social justice work

 

Salary range is $55,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience.

 

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter, and a legal or social science-related writing sample of no more than 5 pages to info@aapf.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.