Careers at Race Forward

To apply for current openings, please review the application instructions included with each job description below.

Race Forward’s work to advance racial justice is embedded in these core values. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

Race Forward is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Race Forward will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at

Posted Date: September 20, 2022

The Director, People and Culture will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organizations mission and talent strategy.

Posted Date: September 9, 2022

The GARE Events Manager supports GARE’s events for a community of over 440 member jurisdictions, with 8,000 individual employees active in the network, in partnership with Race Forward's Conferences and Convenings team. This involves the planning and implementation of in-person and virtual regional and national convenings, including the GARE Leadership Summit and GARE' Annual Conference.

Posted Date: September 9, 2022

The GARE Strategic Content Program Manager is primarily responsible for contributing project management assistance and guidance. This role will be central to supporting the creation of robust innovations toward advancing racial equity in government. Core functions would include ecosystem landscape analyses with a focus on GARE’s role, developing state of the field reports, convening community of practice spaces for racial equity leaders and practitioners in government, assisting with the development of new tools, resources, and approaches, as well as other core functions held by the team.

Posted Date: September 9, 2022

The GARE Network Program Manager supports the development of virtual and in-person programming, as well as peer exchanges and information flows to a national network of racial equity practitioners in government.

This position's primary functional areas and responsibilities are designing and implementing monthly, quarterly and annual member programming and engagement.

Posted Date: September 9, 2022

The GARE Director of Data and Insights will work collaboratively with GARE staff and membership, as well as Race Forward's research department, to oversee all data driven strategies for the GARE network. This includes overseeing the development of evaluation frameworks for GARE members as well as the network's programming and strategy, creating data tools and approaches, and developing partnerships and alliances to serve the needs of GARE and influence the field. This position will also supervise the Data and Insights Manager.

Posted Date: August 16, 2022

The Director, Digital Communications and Content Strategy is responsible for overseeing and growing Race Forward's digital profile through effective storytelling that uplifts the organization's narrative and communications strategies. The Director is charged with growing Race Forward's digital audiences and increasing audience engagement across all digital platforms (social media, email, video, website, etc.) through digital content creation and operations.

Posted Date: August 5, 2022

The Finance Manager will report to and work closely with the Finance Director and the Vice President of Finance & Administration and is responsible for the day-to-day accounting and finance functions of the organization ensuring timely and accurate month end closings, reporting and analysis. The Finance Manager will analyze every day financial activities and subsequently provide advice and guidance to upper management on future financial plans.

Posted Date: July 18, 2022

The Associate Director will co-design and facilitate processes that support local networks in identifying possibilities toward achieving racial equity in their communities and respond to those possibilities with programmatic tools that foster new multiracial and just democratic structures, practices and culture.

Posted Date: December 7, 2021

The Federal Program Team Outreach and Marketing Director is accountable for overseeing all internal and external outreach and communications for the Federal Initiative to Govern for Racial Equity. This role is responsible for managing an outreach and communications plan activities and building external relationships with the organization's constituencies, and will work with Race Forward's Media Relations Manager on media relations. The Outreach and Marketing Director develops a proactive outreach and communications strategy and ensures messaging is consistent and engaging.

Posted Date: December 7, 2021

The Federal Government Team Project Coordinator supports the Federal Team with developing processes to achieve efficient deployment of programs and capacity building activities. The Project Coordinator is tasked to perform a variety of programmatic and administrative duties that serve to support or advance Federal Team programs and initiatives. The Project Coordinator helps the Team to maintain its relationships with programmatic partners, provides administrative support to research and communications, engaging in research on an as needed basis and assists with events planning.