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AAPF is seeking a #SayHerName Social Services Coordinator to join our team! This position is a remote role with the potential to transition into an in-office role. Reporting to the #SayHerName Campaign Manager, Director of Programs and Advocacy, and Chief of Staff, the Social Services Coordinator will analyze and coordinate services for the #SayHerName Mothers Network.

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 Social Service Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate social services for #SayHerName family members;

  • Establish and maintain relationships with local service providers, schools, civic organizations, funding agencies, business partners and other community based organizations;

  • Manage #SayHerName Emergency Fund budget, review monthly reports, and insure accuracy in reporting;

  • Promptly handle Mothers Network concerns and follow up with families;

  • Work with AAPF to build annual budget and determine priority areas for funding;

  • Support grant writing campaigns to funding organizations, as agreed upon by AAPF;

  • Collect, manage, report and analyze data, and insure accuracy and consistency with established AAPF data collection standards;

  • Analyze effectiveness of programs using collected data and determine site-specific program needs in addition to regular program offerings;

  • Conduct pre- and post-assessments as needed for internal reporting and external reporting;

  • Manage contracts for third parties providing programs;

  • Provide monthly reports;

  • Manage internal and external CRM and CMS software;

  • Participate in program and staff meetings as needed;

  • Be accessible on evenings and weekends;

  • Maintain strict program confidentiality and integrity;

  • Other duties as assigned.


The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • LMSW, LCSW, or comparable mental health provider credentials;

  • Familiarity with Kimberlé Crenshaw's work and the #SayHerName national campaign;

  • Two to three years’ experience in social service delivery;

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of supportive services and other resources for victims of trauma;

  • Demonstrated ability to advocate, organize, problem-solve and provide results for the Black women and clients of color;

  • The ability to write in descriptive, analytical, and persuasive registers;

  • An eagerness to participate in generative brainstorming sessions;

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


Salary range is $50,000–$60,000 a year, depending on experience.

Application process

Interested candidates should apply by sending an email to You will be asked to provide your resume, a cover letter on why you are interested in the Social Services Coordinator position, and a legal or social science-related writing sample of 3-5 pages.

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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