Deputy Director

Washington, DC, DC
Full Time
Mayor's Office on African American Affairs

POSITION:                                                   Deputy Director 

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY:                           Office of African American Affairs

OPEN:                                                          November 15, 2022

CLOSE:                                                       Open Until Filled

SALARY/GRADE:                                    Excepted Service, Grade 7 ($85,257 to $97,883))

The Bowser Administration seeks an energetic and qualified candidate to serve as the Deputy Director in  the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs (MOAAA) in the Executive Office of the Mayor.  The mission of MOAAA is to improve the quality of life of the District's African-American residents by addressing a broad range of social and economic needs through strategic management of public and private partnerships, expertise on policy, community relations, civic engagement and community-based grants.  

The incumbent is responsible for managing the creation and implementation of a strategic approach for the Mayor and the District of Columbia to engage, empower, and improve the quality of life for African-American constituents while integrating the interests of all key stakeholders. This includes implementation of policy and programs which provide resources to ensure that full range health, education, employment and social services are made available to the Latino residents of the District of Columbia.  



The Director of Operations shall:

  • Work with the Director to execute agency functions including helping to oversee agency programs.
  • Work with the Director to direct initiatives to analyze and optimize conflict resolution among African-American communities.
  • Work with the Director to to collaborate with and organize the members of the Commission on Father's Men and Boys (CFMB), the Commission on African-American Affairs and the Mayor's Interfaith Council  to comment on legislation and policies that impact the African-American community.
  • Lead research projects to better understand the major problems which confront the African-American community of the District of Columbia and report these problems to the Mayor.
  • Work with the Director to build strong relationships with non-governmental African-American organizations and other government agencies to provide mutual support, collaborate on shared issues and interests, advise one another on more efficient and beneficial policies and practices, and assist in the creation of new agencies and organizations which benefit African-Americans. 
  • Work with the Director to develop a strategic direction as it relates to the Mayor’s outreach and engagement with African-American organizations, and  policy to ensure optimal long-term development and prime the African-American community for future leadership.
  • Work with the Director to analyze the effects and efficiency of  programs and policies to ensure they are functioning as intended to provide maximum benefit to the African-American community.
  • Assist other District functions with regards to policy issues involving constituents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Qualified candidates should have 5-8 years of public policy, community organizing, stakeholder engagement, or legislative advocacy experience working with the African-American community in the District of Columbia.  
  • Must have documented experience in policy, organizing and/or programs directed at the African-American community. 
  • Must have a keen awareness of priority issues and develop strategies to address needs.
  • In addition, the ideal candidate shall possess skill in communication and collaboration with other African-American organizations and government agencies to form effective partnerships. Candidates should be skilled in analyzing the effectiveness of policies and legislations, and also be able to develop creative approaches to communicate the goals of MOAAA, and obtain necessary information. Candidates should possess experiences and knowledge needed to expand and enhance service delivery to African-American constituents of the District.



    Please complete this application as well as upload a current resume and cover letter. Upon review of submissions, the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA) will contact candidates deemed the best fit for additional conversation.


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