About Hip Hop Caucus
Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.
Our mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice. Our members, as well as our dedicated national team, span the country and globe. We are multiracial and we center our work in communities of color. We span Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X, and we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our vision is for racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
Throughout our history, HHC has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young BIPOC voters across seven election cycles, produced HOME (Heal Our Mother Earth) – the first climate album to move over 60,000 people to action in support of the Clean Power Plan in 2014, and led the first protest in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and continually partnered with local organizations for annual commemorations.
In 2021, our community took over 2.1M actions on climate justice with Think 100% including petition signatures, EPA comments, event participation, social media post engagement, and more. We played an influential role as a national partner to the local Memphis community in the cancellation of the Byhalia Pipeline. We also raised and distributed $100,000 in direct relief to families affected by Hurricane Ida across 12 parishes in Louisiana.
Our Respect My Vote! Campaign developed a free resource for people with a felony record and their loved ones to check their eligibility to vote based on state legislation; since its launch, the tool has been used over 100,000 times. In 2022, we completed two successful voter registration and mobilization tours, mobilized 375,000 Black voters to the polls, and contacted 750,000 people ahead of the midterm elections.
Our breadth of accomplishments reflect our principled approach to organizing, advocacy, and campaigning. HHC pioneers culture and narrative to expand our impact, shows up with direct relief and continued solidarity with communities being harmed by systemic injustices, and builds nonpartisan democracy by engaging voters year round.
As an institution built by and for people and communities of color, we are rooted firmly in the belief that racial justice and climate justice are interwoven.
For more information on Hip Hop Caucus, please visit hiphopcaucus.org.
HHC is seeking a Think 100% Campaigns Manager to join the Campaigns and Advocacy Team. Reporting to the Think 100% Associate Senior Director, the Campaigns Manager will play an integral role in furthering the objectives of Think 100%, designing, refining, and executing high-impact campaigns in partnership with team members and across various coalitions.
Campaign Activation and Monitoring
- In partnership with the Think 100% Associate Senior Director and Senior Director of Campaigns and Advocacy, work to activate a range of strategic campaigns
- Partner with team members across Campaigns and Advocacy to strategically support campaigns that intersect with Think 100% priorities, such as issues of climate finance or climate voters
- Engage with team members across HHC to ensure they are informed of campaign-related developments
- Execute strategic campaign activities, tactics, and events in target communities and constituent spaces in close coordination with others across HHC divisions
- Activate rapid response strategies in alignment with Think 100% campaigns priorities
Communications and Storytelling
- Support in overseeing and/or developing information and materials for messaging, content, reports, and other written materials for HHC’s climate and environmental justice campaigns
- Help to evaluate research on issues, identifying viable solutions and proposing the right advocacy strategy and messaging
Coalition-Building and External Affairs
- Represent the Caucus to a range of external partners, including in coalition spaces, with organizers on the ground, and with elected officials
- Collaborate with HHC team members on advanced scheduling and events to ensure campaigns are properly staffed and supported
- Contribute to speaking engagements and bring other visibility to campaigns and calls to action
The Think 100% Campaigns Manager must be a dedicated advocate who understands the urgency of the movement and is deeply rooted in a racial justice framework. They should be cognizant of building bridges and connections at every opportunity, with an aptitude for increasing the visibility of and effectiveness of campaigns.
The following offers an aspirational view of the ideal candidate profile; we encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups.
The ideal candidate for the Think 100% Campaigns Manager position will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:
- 3-5 years of campaigns experience, ideally embedded within a particular campaign with a climate justice/environmental justice focus
- Strong public speaking and writing skills
- An expert project manager, capable of balancing multiple priorities
- Natural affinity for and interest in coalition-building and cultivating relationships with a range of partner organizations, with a proven record of accomplishment in advancing and promoting important issues through third party advocates who share a common vision and goal
- High level of cultural competence and experience working across cultures is essential; deep understanding of and experience engaging with multicultural or BIPOC communities of young people (Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X)
- Demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice and a passion for HHC’s mission
- Willingness to travel up to 30%
Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $94,000, and the final salary will be based on experience and qualifications. HHC also offers a comprehensive benefits package. The HHC team has a remote culture, with physical offices in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. This opportunity is location-flexible, with a strong preference for candidates based in one of the office locations.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement, which is being led by Molly Brennan, Meghan Franklin, and Dina Tyler. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to by filling out our Talent Profile.
Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
Hip Hop Caucus is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
About Koya Partners
Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.
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