Employment Opportunity

Type: Part-Time Position

Position: African Communities Liason 

Position Summary:

U.S. Africa Institute is an independent, interdisciplinary academic, research and community resource hub and think tank dedicated to advance the study, research and documentation of Africa, its culture, history, and people from the diaspora and African Americans, and facilitate academic and research collaboration between Africa and the United States, promote citizen diplomacy and offer community services to the African diaspora and Africa American communities. We work with U.S. government agencies, US institutions, and African institutions in the U.S. and on the continent of Africa.

The Community Outreach Coordinator plays a vital role in the US Africa Institute and serves as the community liaison in various capacities. The Community Liaison is responsible for maintaining daily operations for the Institute, which includes attending community events throughout the LA County, building, and maintaining a community partnership with local colleges, agencies, and community organizations.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops partnerships between government, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and grassroots community groups.

  • Assists with the development and implementation of collaborative programming about the African diaspora and African American communities with specific goals to produce community events that promote community dialogue and foster cultural and community celebrations. 

  • Supports outreach and tabling at public events.

  • Develops relationships with community leaders, diverse groups, businesses, colleges, and philanthropy.

  • Provides departmental administrative support, including creating and managing the collaborator database

  • Internal invoicing responsibilities.

  • This position requires working some weeknights and weekends.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in history, social studies, American studies, urban studies, museum studies, community engagement, social work or a related field

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting

  • Experience collaborating with the African diaspora and African American community groups for programs that help share their history

  • Experience developing and managing programs to address diverse issues


  • Ability to work with a diverse group of African diaspora communities

  • Ability to work with volunteers to achieve programmatic goals

  • Firm understanding of Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and Powerpoint

  • Solid written and oral communication skills. Speaking additional African languages is a plus

  • Ability to perform under tight deadlines and multitask

Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled.

Visit www.usafricainstitute.org 

Please upload a cover letter and resume when applying.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status