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AAPF is seeking a full time #SayHerName Campaign Manager to join our team! The #SayHerName Campaign Manager reports to the Director of Programs and Advocacy. Duties and responsibilities include leading projects and daily operations of the #SayHerName program; working with and assessing the current and future needs of the #SayHerName Mothers Network; developing community relationships and partnerships; developing and implementing a plan for expansion of the Campaign; and more.

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 five years experience in advocacy or social justice work.


Salary range is $60,000–$75,000, 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 Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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