We seek to embody and be guided by our values and vision in all we do as employees of Thousand Currents.
The Director of Communications will lead and manage their team in developing and implementing a dynamic multilayered communications strategy with the creativity and power to touch hearts and minds, inspire new partnerships and funding, move current and new audiences to action, and position Thousand Currents as a leading voice in the philanthropic sector.
This role is designed to move financial resources from the African diaspora to Thousand Currents’African community-based partners. We are looking for an African Diaspora Partnerships Manager who knows that Africans around the globe are the only ones that can transform African communities and understands that the concept of “international aid” and “development” must be eliminated. The ideal candidate is determined to channel and connect diaspora resources with social movements working on economic justice, food sovereignty, and climate justice in Africa. Additionally, the African Diaspora Partnerships Manager is creative, resourceful, and a self-driven organizer who enjoys building connections and relationships with people – be it over a dinner, a conference, a community center, or a side meeting at a multilateral convening.
The African Diaspora Partnerships Manager is responsible for integrating Africans In the Diaspora (AiD) into the Thousand Currents’ Africa program* and engaging the African diaspora to learn more about Thousand Currents’ Africa program, partners and alliances. They will build and implement an AiD strategy that a) develops the program’s African diaspora outreach, philanthropic engagement, and communications activities, and b) conceptualizes and implements activities focused on raising funding from the African diaspora to support the work of Thousand Currents’ Africa program partners.
*Note: Africans in the Diaspora and Thousand Currents merged in 2017, making Thousand Currents the first U.S.-based funder to rearrange its structure to include diaspora engagement. Africans in the Diaspora is now held within the Africa program at Thousand Currents.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Thousand Currents is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions.
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