In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Program Director, AAPF’s Research Director will oversee research initiatives from initiation to conclusion. The research director will manage our capacity to continue our qualitative and quantitative research on girls and women of color both in the U.S. and abroad.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive research strategy in collaboration with the Executive Director, partnering organizations, and Research Fellows;
  • Work closely with AAPF’s Executive Director and Programming Director to plan and conduct research projects;
  • Assess current research plans and devise new research areas; Undertake original policy relevant research and writing;
  • Collaborate on the editorial process of research-related publications, including analysis papers and policy briefs;
  • Produce policy relevant research, including analysis papers, policy briefings, and other materials;
  • Present at conferences, conduct workshops, and publish research;
  • Ensure that research produced is of the highest quality;
  • Represents research team on major strategic initiatives with existing and potential partners.

Management Duties:

  • Delegate work assignments, hire research assistants and provide leadership to permanent and temporary research staff;
  • Oversees projects to ensure timing, budget and quality assurance requirements are met; Recruit, supervise, and mentor staff;
  • Maintain working relations with relevant organizations;
  • Other tasks as determined by the Executive Director.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • PhD and/or JD required;
  • Experience and interest in research investigating structural racism using intersectionality as a framework required;
  • 5 to 10 years of related work experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience required;
  • Proficient in qualitative research designs and data collection methodologies (i.e. focus groups);
  • Proficient in quantitative research designs and data collection methodologies (i.e. SPSS and STATA);
  • Skilled written and verbal communicator;
  • Passion for social justice and equality;
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and undertake projects with little supervision.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and 3 reference letters to Julia Sharpe-Levine at julia.sharpelevine@aapf.org.

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About African American Policy Forum

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. We utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. We promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.