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The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is seeking an enthusiastic #TruthBeTold Campaign Manager to join our team! This full-time permanent position is temporarily remote with a likely transition into an in-office role in AAPF’s New York office. Reporting to the #TruthBeTold Campaign Director, the #TruthBeTold Campaign Manager will manage the day-to-day operation of AAPF’s #TruthBeTold programmatic activities; participate in strategic and operational planning to develop and implement effective #TruthBeTold policy and advocacy programs; assist in the development of budgets, timelines, deliverables, and reports; and more. The position entails some travel and weekend work as needed. 

About the #TruthBeTold Campaign: 

AAPF’s #TruthBeTold program was created in the fall of 2020 to counter Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13950 (The “Equity Gag Order”) banning federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients from conducting trainings that address systemic racism and sexism. Today, even after President Biden revoked this order, the chilling effect on combating racism continues through a coordinated, well-funded offensive to enact state laws mirroring the Equity Gag Order. The #TruthBeTold Campaign mobilizes a collaborative, coalitional response to these new, metastasized gag orders and bans. Programmatic activities include organizing convenings, conducting trainings, developing research, analysis and policy recommendations, building networks of allied organizations and influencers, and maintaining a dynamic social media approach to leverage influential legal, educational and cultural workers.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The #TruthBeTold(TBT) Campaign Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of #TBT programmatic activities, including assisting in the development and implementation of operating plans and serving as project manager for the various aspects of #TBT programming. In this role, the Manager will: 

  • Assist the #TruthBeTold Campaign Director in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for #TruthBeTold programming, including strategic goals and objectives, budgets, timelines, deliverables, metrics, and evaluation methods; 

  • Organize conferences and convenings of scholars, students, journalists, policymakers, allied organizations, and others to advance the goals of the #TruthBeTold Campaign;

  • Monitor state and local policy activity, including legislation, ballot initiatives, and referenda relative to #TruthBeTold programmatic activities;

  • Manage the production of reports on local, state, and national equity gag orders and other matters relevant to the #TruthBeTold Campaign’s programming; 

  • Manage the production of policy initiatives to promote the objectives of the #TruthBeTold Campaign and push back against equity gag orders at all levels;  

  • Build networks of collaboration with allied organizations, government agencies, and others;  

  • Develop and implement social media campaigns that leverage influential legal, educational, and cultural workers;  

  • Engage with "artivists" for original work including performances, e-ZINEs, and exhibitions;  

  • Create accurate and timely reports to the AAPF board of directors and funders describing the activities and outcomes of #TruthBeTold program activities; 

  • Upon request, support the Director of Development’s grant writing campaigns related to #TruthBeTold programming; and 

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the #TruthBeTold Campaign Director. 

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Solid comprehension of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality

  • Familiarity with the AAPF’s campaigns and initiatives

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s or other advanced degree is a plus

  • A minimum of 3 years of program management experience

  • A minimum of 2 years of policy experience

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills

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

  • A demonstrated record of success in project management from design to completion

  • 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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite



Anticipated start date: Immediate. 


Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience falling within the range of $60,000-$80,000. 

Application process:

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a resume, cover letter, and legal or social sciences writing sample 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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