Careers at Race Forward

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.

Race Forward is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Race Forward will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at

Posted Date: January 12, 2023

The Digital Marketing Manager will advance Race Forward’s mission, strategy, brand voice, and work by developing and executing marketing strategies across social media, web, and email marketing platforms. This person will play a central role in audience development and engagement, advancement of organizational initiatives, and in moving audiences to take action, e.g., subscribe, donate, register.

Posted Date: December 20, 2022

The GARE Online Community Manager manages the GARE Network Portal, a growing online community platform that connects 9000+ racial equity practitioners working in government. The Online Community Manager develops and manages key infrastructure supporting the network's engagement strategies, building mechanisms to identify opportunities for network-led collaboration and connection guided by the questions, discussions, and contributions of community users. They ensure that the online community's information architecture, database, and automation rules effectively connect users to resources and to one another. The Online Community Manager also identifies and solves problems, provides oversight and moderation, and assists with overall platform design and development of processes and protocols in partnership with the Director of Online Community.

Posted Date: December 20, 2022

The Director of Technology - Data will work with the VP of Technology and serve as Race Forward's data steward, and will lead the team that supports multiple databases, CRM, and integrated platforms. This role will support the programmatic and fundraising work of the organization, work with the VP of Technology to establish and execute the data management vision for the organization, and mentor junior staff.

Posted Date: November 3, 2022

The Project Administrator, an Associate position in the Department of Finance and Operations, exists to provide key project and administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations in their various duties involving Finance & Operations management to include organizational-wide organizational change, growth, and stability. This position is integral to ensuring project management and documenting organizational efficacy.

Posted Date: September 20, 2022

The Director, People and Culture will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organizations mission and talent strategy.

Posted Date: September 9, 2022

The GARE Events Manager supports GARE’s events for a community of over 440 member jurisdictions, with 8,000 individual employees active in the network, in partnership with Race Forward's Conferences and Convenings team. This involves the planning and implementation of in-person and virtual regional and national convenings, including the GARE Leadership Summit and GARE' Annual Conference.

Posted Date: September 9, 2022

The GARE Network Program Manager supports the development of virtual and in-person programming, as well as peer exchanges and information flows to a national network of racial equity practitioners in government.

This position's primary functional areas and responsibilities are designing and implementing monthly, quarterly and annual member programming and engagement.

Posted Date: September 9, 2022

The GARE Director of Data and Insights will work collaboratively with GARE staff and membership, as well as Race Forward's research department, to oversee all data driven strategies for the GARE network. This includes overseeing the development of evaluation frameworks for GARE members as well as the network's programming and strategy, creating data tools and approaches, and developing partnerships and alliances to serve the needs of GARE and influence the field. This position will also supervise the Data and Insights Manager.

Posted Date: July 18, 2022

The Associate Director will co-design and facilitate processes that support local networks in identifying possibilities toward achieving racial equity in their communities and respond to those possibilities with programmatic tools that foster new multiracial and just democratic structures, practices and culture.

Posted Date: December 7, 2021

The Director will work with the Federal Strategies Deputy Director in shaping and executing the research and policy vision of the Federal Initiative. The Project Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating research for the federal team; developing research and policy fact sheets, issue papers and reports that align with racial equity and governance for featuring in reports, presentations, media outreach, and curricula; and assisting with the development and execution of Race Forward's research and policy agenda broadly.