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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Office on African-American Affairs

POSITION: Executive Director, Mayor's Office on African American Affairs

OPEN:  Friday, November 9, 2018

CLOSE: Open until filled

SALARY RANGE/GRADE:    Executive Service DX1, ($100,845 to $126,057)

DOMICILE REQUIREMENT:

There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment.  The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment.  Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.

 

BACKGROUND

The Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs (MOAAA) seeks to engage the extraordinarily diverse culture of the African American community in the District of Columbia. OAAA works to empower these residents through equipping them with the government resources and services that they need while also providing programmatic support to each facet of the community.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 The Executive Director shall:

  1. Serve as an advocate for African-American communities in the District.
  2. Assists the Mayor in the development and function of the Commission on African-American Affairs to identify core challenges and areas of need for services or improvement of services and brings them to the attention of the office of the Mayor and to the Commission on African-American Affairs.

  3. Identify areas for service improvement and bring these areas to the attention of the Mayor and the Commission, with recommendations for meeting these needs, including conducting or funding research and demonstration projects to test the recommendations.

  4. Serves as the District of Columbia's advocate for African-American Affairs and as Director is responsible for planning organizing and promoting programs that enhance and expand services to the African-American community . 

  5. Responsible for the instruction and activities of the MOAAA community outreach program, which was created  to inform  African-American residents about District Services in the areas of Housing, Health, employment, Economic Development and Education.

  6. Serves as the primary liaison between the MOAAA and community-based organizations, faith based  organizations and the private sector.

  7. Conducts the office's public relations program, which includes public appearances and public speaking.

  8. Develops and maintains a built-in system of data collection and analysis to provide monthly official evaluations of the Office on African-American Affairs programs.

 

MINIMUM BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Strong background in public policy, community organizing, and constituent engagement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the constituent, programs and services provide by and for residents of the District of Columbia.
  • Demonstrated organizational and strategic leadership.
  • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of the District's government and private sector groups such as civic organizations and ANC's with direct connections/engagement to each.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the District's residents and neighborhood business representatives with demonstrated past experience in linking citizen involvement groups to the District government.

 

If you're interested in making a fresh start and helping to lead our plans to engage and empower African-Americans throughout the District, please submit your resume and complete the questionairre.  Letters of support are not required and will not impact the hiring process.   

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