Job Posting: Racial Profiling Fellow

Vacancy Announcement - March 22, 2013

Position Location:               New York, NY                                                   
Travel:                                   Occasional within NY                                     
Duration:                               Four months


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Racial Profiling Fellow responsible for overseeing the organizing and public education efforts around the NAACP initiative to end Stop and Frisk and racial profiling in New York. This is a four-month temporary position. The Fellow will work closely with the NAACP Region II Field Director and report to both the Region II Field Director and the Criminal Justice Director.

Summary of Duties:

The Fellow’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the Regional Director and the Criminal Justice Director, devise a plan of action and timeline for NAACP’s campaign to end racial profiling in New York.
  • Implement an advocacy and civic participation campaign on racial profiling and related issues, including supporting training and mobilization of units.
  • Work with Regional and Criminal Justice Directors to create a plan of engagement for faith leaders and other NAACP stakeholders on the issue of racial profiling.
  • Act as the regular participant representing the NAACP at all coalition meetings and advocacy events on racial profiling in New York.
  • In coordination with the Field and Criminal Justice Directors, work with local, state and national NAACP leadership to ensure their engagement in public events, with partners/coalition, and with public officials as needed.
  • Plan educational/public awareness events, identify venue, identify speakers, publicize event, and handle all related matters as needed.
  • In coordination with the Regional Director, review and handle questions and/or problems from NAACP units on racial profiling and related work.
  • Provide the Regional and Criminal Justice Directors with timely updates on a weekly basis and monthly reports detailing advocacy activities and the progress towards strategic goals.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Regional Field Director and the Criminal Justice Director.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of organizing experience, preferably in a non-profit or civil rights organization.
  • Experience in helping direct complex organizing campaigns.
  • A deep understanding of racial profiling, police accountability and related issues.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with New York based activist and advocacy groups.
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets and coordinating between multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet established timelines and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to execute strategic goals, work effectively with state and local leaders and carry out required objectives.
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed inside the state.


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:

Email: (preferred method)

Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Fax:  (410) 580-5735

Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent
upon the continuation of such funds.