Employment Opportunities

To apply for current openings, please review the application instructions included with each job description below.

Race Forward’s work to advance racial justice is embedded in these core values. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

Date Posted: 1/31/19

The Media Strategist will be responsible for elevating the profile of the organization and individual staff as well as shaping the public's perception of Race Forward through proactive and reactive media engagement and other public engagement activities. The Media Strategist will serve as the organization's "wordsmith," responsible for drafting all press materials, institutional language, in addition to writing message points for programs and rapid responses, scripting for events and press conferences, op-eds, LTE’s, organizational statements, leadership quotations, among other ongoing requests.

Date Posted: 1/24/19

The Colorlines Audience Engagement Manager will collaborate across functions to assist in the development and execution of an audience engagement strategy, including setting baselines and measurements, as well as social media, newsletter, fundraising appeals, syndication and other channels for distribution.

Date Posted: 1/24/19

The Chief of Staff role provides support at every level, serves as a trusted advisor and resource, and fosters communication, knowledge sharing and effective strategizing throughout the organization.

Date Posted: 1/3/19

The Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice-President of Programs (SVPP) provides key support to the SVPP and Programmatic Vice-Presidents for their various duties involving program management, cross-program areas of collaboration, staff development and collaboration, and organizational growth and stability. The Executive Assistant handles logistical details to ensure that the SVPP and Program VPs are achieving optimal results. This position is located in one of the Race Forward offices, either in New York City or Oakland. The position will travel occasionally, approximately every two to three months.

Date Posted: 12/11/18

A principle role of the Project Manager will provide deep technical assistance and support for local and regional governmental jurisdictions working to advance racial equity in California, building on significant work underway through a series of learning cohorts that began in 2016. Work includes developing cohorts of local governmental jurisdictions who work through ongoing training and capacity building processes, and supporting the implementation of Racial Equity Action Plans that have resulted from work to date.

Date Posted: 8/23/18

The Director of Policy and Strategy position reports directly to the Vice President of Policy and is responsible for providing programmatic leadership on multiple policy issues addressing structural inclusion and equity. The Director of Policy and Strategy works with a small team of program staff who analyze, catalyze and build with frontline communities, partner organizations and across multiple sectors to center racial equity through facilitating learning and co-developing strategy, informed by various facets of social movements for racial justice in the United States.

Date Posted: 6/4/18

Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.