Career Opportunities

About the African American Mayors Association

 

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.

 

Senior Director of Policy & Programs

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

The Senior Director of Policy & Programs will perform the following key functions, among others:

Policy Support (70%)

  • Provides AAMA leadership, along with staff and partner organizations, in the development and implementation of long-term policy priorities and strategy while providing day-to-day management; 

  • Develops and advances AAMA’s policy portfolio;

  • Cultivates relationships with key policymakers and influences in service of AAMA’s policy priorities. Policymakers and influences include but are not limited to Members of Congress, Administration officials, Policy experts, etc;

  • Participates in coalition building strategies at the national level, and maintaining key relationships with partner organizations;

  • Track federal and state policy and political developments related to AAMA’s policy priorities and other timely issues;

  • Developing and disseminating policy analysis and advocacy materials; 

  • Supervises the Manager of Student Programs and Mayors Institute, Digital Marketing and Communications Association, and Tech Policy Fellow;

  • Conducts strategic planning based which outlines internal goals and projects, budget alignment, deadlines and overall timeline;

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies for policy research projects in coordination with AAMA President, CEO, development team and other staff members; and

  • Responding to policy-related inquiries.

Event and Engagement Support (30%)

  • Drafts and reviews all resolutions, advocacy letters, talking points, and comments on behalf of AAMA;  

  • Leads execution of AAMA programs including the Annual Conference and Fall Leadership Summit in collaboration with programmatic staff;

  • Initiates, plans and executes policy meetings and roundtables to encourage dialogue and ultimately better policies and practices as it relates to local government; and

  • Manages AAMA Board of Trustees and Advisory Board and prepares all documents associated with quarterly board meetings;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Public Policy, Business/Public Administration, or related field or 2-3 years of nonprofit experience preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills and written skills with knowledge of public policy;

  • Ability to lead individuals (may occasionally assist interns);

  • Verbal and written communication skills to create reports and present them to other;

  • Provides AAMA leadership, along with staff and partner organizations, in the development and implementation of long-term policy priorities and strategy while providing day-to-day management;

  • Develops and advances AAMA’s policy portfolio;

  • Cultivates relationships with key policymakers and influences in service of AAMA’s policy priorities. Policymakers and influences include but are not limited to Members of Congress, Administration officials, Policy experts, etc;

  • Participates in coalition building strategies at the national level, and maintaining key relationships with partner organizations;

  • Track federal and state policy and political developments related to AAMA’s policy priorities and other timely issues;

  • Developing and disseminating policy analysis and advocacy materials;

  • Drafts and reviews all resolutions, advocacy letters, talking points, and comments on behalf of AAMA; 

  • Leads execution of AAMA programs including the Annual Conference and Fall Leadership Summit in collaboration with programmatic staff;

  • Initiates, plans and executes policy meetings and roundtables to encourage dialogue and ultimately better policies and practices as it relates to local government;

  • Supervises the Manager of Student Programs and Mayors Institute, Digital Marketing and Communications Associate, and Tech Policy Fellow;

  • Manages AAMA Board of Trustees and Advisory Board and prepares all documents associated with quarterly board meetings;

  • Conducts strategic planning based which outlines internal goals and projects, budget alignment, deadlines and overall timeline;

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies for policy research projects in coordination with AAMA President, CEO, development team and other staff members; 

  • Responding to policy-related inquiries.

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries to Phyllis Dickerson, CEO, Phyllis@ourmayors.org

 

Senior Director of Operations & Finance 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

The Senior Director of Operations & Finance will perform the following key functions, among others:

Financial Support (70%)

  • Report to the Chief Executive Officer and assist with stakeholder engagement including the coordinations of all logistical needs for both virtual and in-person events (when feasible);

  • Financial reconciliation with external clients;

  • Prepares projections and quarterly statements;

  • Create usable budgets for the organization, including evaluating the needs of each department in the long term;

  • Reconciliation of monthly expenses;

  • Tracking receivables weekly/monthly;

  • Prepare financial reports for Board meetings;

  • Supervise audit process;

  • Prepare annual budget for Board;

  • Prepare fiscal year/calendar year invoicing;

  • Send financial documents to external accountant;

  • Ability to create and deliver unbiased budget expectations for different groups;

  • Advise CEO regarding spending and budget questions;

  • Hire and oversee leaders in the finance area, including giving directions and delivering periodical evaluations;

  • Tracking of grant deliverables;

  • Data recaps of grants; 

  • Completion of vendor request forms for payments.

Event and Engagement Support (30%)

  • Tracking of event participation and engagements;

  • Onboarding of business council members, including ongoing communication;

  • Assist with the coordination and management of the AAMA Business Council;

  • Assist the CEO with scheduling and stakeholder engagement;

  • Work to acquire new donors and manage a donor database; and

  • Ensure website is updated with relevant information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Finance, Operations, Business, or related field or 2-3 years of nonprofit experience preferred;

  • Excellent mathematical skills and analysis skills with knowledge of analysis and financial processes;

  • Ability to lead individuals (may occasionally assist interns); and

  • Verbal and written communication skills to create reports and present them to others.

Contact Information

Please direct all inquiries to Phyllis Dickerson, CEO, Phyllis@ourmayors.org