Sep 10, 2021

Director of Economic Justice

  • Hip Hop Caucus
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full-Time

Job Description

Director of Economic Justice
Hip Hop Caucus
Flexible Location

About Hip Hop Caucus

Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice. Our vision is for racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet. We focus on addressing core issues impacting underserved and vulnerable communities, with programs and campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Through a collaborative network, we hold elected officials accountable, shape policy, and build more diverse and powerful movements to ignite positive change.

For more information on Hip Hop Caucus, please visit www.hiphopcaucus.org.

The Opportunity

The Director of Economic Justice is a new position that will focus on leading economic justice strategies, campaigns, and advocacy work for the Hip Hop Caucus. The Director will lead and launch economic justice campaigns and finance activism efforts that work to drive divestment from industries/areas of harm and invest into BIPOC communities. The Director will leverage research, media, organizing, and coalition building to drive system-oriented change to achieve economically, socially, and environmentally empowering solutions.  

Core responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement campaigns and strategies to advance HHC’s economic and finance activism goals
  • Assess opportunities for building support for our agenda through coalition-building, organizing from within the finance sector, grassroots organizing, media coverage, and message development
  • Develop high-level contacts and relationships in key organizations and financial institutions; collaborate with groups and build or engage coalitions in this work
  • Evaluate research on issues, identify viable solutions, and propose the right advocacy strategy and messaging
  • Generate media, contribute to speaking engagements, and bring other visibility to campaigns and calls to action
  • Center principles of race and equity in all work

The Director of Economic Justice must be a visionary and persuasive advocate who is passionate about driving action and impact through finance. The Director should have a background/experience in finance, banking, economics, or investments to be able to credibly lead divestment and investment conversations and advocacy efforts with financial institutions.

Compensation & Benefits

The location for this position is flexible.

The annual salary for this role will be based on experience and qualifications. Hip Hop Caucus also offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package.

Hiring Organization

Hip Hop Caucus

Qualifications

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Industry/Service Area

Other

Level

Executive

Application Instructions

Contact

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Amber Brown are leading this search. Make recommendations or express your interest in this role here. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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Hip Hop Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. HHC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.


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