To empower catalytic communities of emerging leaders to advance fairer, healthier, more inclusive societies.
How the Atlantic Fellows Program Works
Through the global, interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs, Fellows collaborate to understand and address root causes of pressing problems. These include socio-economic and racial inequality; barriers to full participation in democracy; the social determinants of health and access to quality care.
Each of the seven Atlantic Fellows programs is distinct and grounded in its local context. All programs start with a core fellowship experience, bringing together a cohort of 20 to 30 emerging leaders. All cohorts become part of the Atlantic Fellows’ connected community of changemakers, and receive ongoing support from the Atlantic Institute throughout their careers with opportunities to meet, learn from one another and connect with the global community of Fellows.
Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE), a fellowship program working to build just and equitable communities in the United States and South Africa, is growing and seeking nominations and applications for three new positions based in its New York City office: Senior Director of Narrative Strategy, Program Director, and Associate Program Director.
Based at Columbia University in New York City and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, AFRE’s fellowship brings together accomplished individuals from diverse backgrounds to incubate new strategies for addressing, dismantling, and transforming the power structures that exist to subjugate black people. The program aspires to build a dynamic and enduring network of transnational, cross-sectoral leaders dedicated to creating the institutions, narratives, and policies that advance racial equity and justice in both countries. AFRE launched its inaugural group of fellows in 2017, with the second cohort beginning in February 2019.
In preparation for the launch of its second cohort of fellows and at a time where dialogue about the importance of racial equity is at the fore, AFRE is expanding its team with three critical roles, briefly outlined below and expanded upon in the following pages:
Senior Director of Narrative Strategy: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director of Narrative Strategy will serve as an organizational leader in programmatic, operational, and communications strategy to enable AFRE to impact global narratives and support community-based racial justice and equity.
Program Director: Also reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director will lead ongoing development and improvement of the AFRE fellowship curriculum and be a senior advisor on AFRE’s growth and development. The Director will collaborate closely with teams in the United States and South Africa to oversee successful execution and implementation of the program.
Associate Program Director: The Associate Program Director will report to the Program Director and support the individual development of current and alumni Fellows and execute on key program, operating, and evaluation goals.
Successful candidates for all three roles will have a strong grounding in social justice, particularly related to anti-black oppression, and a deep commitment to transforming the scale, impact, and quality of efforts to advance racial and social equity. The ideal candidates will have a high level of emotional maturity, high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and success working effectively in a consensus-driven team environment with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds – including internationally. All positions are based in New York City and will require international travel.
For a detailed position description, please visit: https://nonprofitprofessionals.com/current-searches-all/afre.
For more information on AFRE, please visit: https://www.atlanticfellows.org/for-racial-equity/.
How To Apply
This search is being conducted with assistance from Allison Kupfer Poteet, Callie Carroll, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Please submit application materials separately for all positions you would like to be considered for. Please apply via the following links through Columbia University:
Senior Director of Narrative Strategy: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=173390
Program Director: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=173294
Associate Program Director: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=173298
Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. AFRE does not discriminate in employment based on any individual’s race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity and encourage all candidates to apply.
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