Career Opportunities

Overview

The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) was established to represent African American mayors and their constituents across the United States. We are a premier organization representing black elected officials, and we focus on empowering our mayors in their communities and elevating their voice on a national stage. We strengthen the executive abilities of our member mayors, and we advocate for public policy positions that benefit our constituents. Throughout the year, AAMA hosts an Annual Conference and other activities bringing together our member mayors, White House officials, Cabinet Secretaries, business leaders, educators, and other dignitaries and thought leaders.

AAMA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Internships

The African American Mayors Association Virtual Spring Internship is a fifteen-week, paid program which offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn and navigate the functions of local government and non-profit operations. Interns will assist with policy research, social media maintenance, and other day-to-day assignments. To apply for the 2021 Spring Internship Program, application materials must be sent electronically as noted below. Please submit all application materials below in a single email to aama@ourmayors.org  no later than November 27, 2020. 

Program Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Rising Junior or Senior enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4-point scale)
  • Selected participants must be available for the entire program from January 11- April 26, 2021

Interests/Areas of Study:

Social Sciences/Liberal Arts; Public Service; Law; Government and Business Administration; Finance Majors in all accredited disciplines are accepted and encouraged to apply.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. A completed application(PDF, 191KB)

  2. A copy of your Resume or CV

  3. A copy of your college transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

  4. Statement of Purpose: Essay crafted to convey how this program may help you to achieve your academic and career goals. Please limit to one page single-spaced.

Operations and Development Associate

The Operations and Development Associate will perform the following key functions, among others:

  • Report to the Director of Operations and External Affairs and assist with stakeholder engagement including the coordinations of all logistical needs for both virtual and in-person events (when feasible);
  • Assist with the coordination and management of the AAMA Business Council;
  • Assist the Executive Director with scheduling and stakeholder engagement;
  • Work to acquire new donors and manage a donor database;
  • Keep in regular contact with donors during fundraising events;
  • Maintains the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date;
  • Mails flyers and other correspondence to potential donors, volunteers and guests in order to inform them of events and activities;
  • Assist with marketing and advertising of events;
  • Writes grant requests and proposals as necessary; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned based on the Association's needs.
  • Travel up to 25% (when feasible)

Qualifications 

 The Operations and Development Associate must have:

  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills;
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Salsa CRM, Salesforce, or other CRM system and related applications;
  • Proven experience related to the key functions listed above;
  • One to three years of related work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree; 
  • Experience working with a non-profit organization (preferred, not required); and
  • Experience with elected officials (preferred, not required)

Compensation & Benefits Information

AAMA offers employees comprehensive health, wealth, and retirement benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The office is currently virtual, but the successful candidate must be able to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area by May 1, 2021 (no relocation assistance provided).

Digital Marketing and Communications Associate

The Digital Marketing and Communications Associate will perform the following key functions, among others:

  • Report to the Manager of Policy and Programs and assist with the planning and management of events and partner meetings, working with key stakeholders to confirm all logistical needs and marketing support for both virtual and in-person events (when feasible);
  • Manage, create, publish and schedule original, high quality content for AAMA’s website, newsletter, and social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Instagram/Facebook Stories, Twitter, LinkedIn);
  • Develop and implement social media paid content strategy for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter;
  • Design informational and promotional campaigns aligned with the Association's goals;
  • Track and report on website and social media analytics;
  • Manage AAMA website working with external vendors;
  • Assist with external communication efforts including writing press releases, creating blog posts, program content, etc.;
  • Communicate with stakeholders using Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Salsa Engage or similar software;
  • Assist with the newly launched Our Mayors Podcast including but not limited to content creation and guest coordination;
  • Work on simultaneous projects from concept through execution while meeting tight deadlines and adapting to changing circumstances in a busy environment; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned based on the Association's needs.
  • Travel up to 25% (when feasible)

Qualifications

The Digital Marketing and Communications Associate must have:

  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills;
  • Mastery of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Canva, and relevant graphic design applications;
  • Firm understanding of social media analytics and promotions; 
  • Proven experience related to the key functions listed above;
  • One to three years of related experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree; and
  • Experience with elected officials (preferred, not required)

Compensation and Benefits Information 

AAMA offers employees comprehensive health, wealth, and retirement benefits. Compensation is commensurate with experience. The office is currently virtual, but the successful candidate must be able to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area by May 1, 2021 (no relocation assistance provided).

Future Leaders Fellowship

AAMA is not currently accepting Future Leaders Fellowship applications. For undergraduate opportunities, please see our internships. 

FLF 2020