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M4BL Black Hive Manager: Policy & Advocacy

The Movement for Black Lives
Remote with 30% required travel
$102,000 - $127,000
Closing date
Apr 27, 2024

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy, Environment
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying, Public Policy / Administration
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
25 - 50%
Experience Level


Schedule: Full-Time

Location: Remote with 30% required travel

Reports to: Director of Policy & Research

Salary: $102,000 - $127,000 with full health benefits for employee and dependents, employer-funded retirement plan, remote work stipend, and 28 days of vacation

Application Instructions: Please submit a resume and a cover letter to the BambooHR application link.


The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is an ecosystem of organizations and individuals creating a shared vision and strategy to win rights, control, and resources for Black people. Building on the legacy and strategies of past movements, the Movement for Black Lives has created a broad political home for Black organizers, activists, and their organizations. Our ecosystem is held together by politics of abolition, anti-capitalism, and radical Black Queer Feminisms, and a value system that fights for the most marginalized amongst us. 


The Black Hive (TBH) is the Movement for Black Lives’ Climate and Environmental Justice (CEJ) initiative. The Black Hive came together in 2020 originally as a policy project, but since then has grown into a Global swarm with some of the brightest climate and environmental justice minds across the Global Black Diaspora. We are a cohort of Black Climate and Environmental Justice experts who use our collective experience and knowledge to assess how climate change and ecological destruction impact Black communities in the U.S. and across the Global Black Diaspora. Together, we organize for cleaner, better, and safer futures for Black lives. 


The Black Hive Manager - Policy & Advocacy will play an integral role in driving The Black Hive’s policy and advocacy initiatives being anchored by the M4BL Policy Department. The Black Hive manager will collaborate closely with the Black Hive Manager - Organizing & Resilience, the M4BL Policy Table Leadership Team, other M4BL staff and table leadership to develop a policy framework that will inform the Black Hive’s advocacy strategy on climate change and environmental justice. 


Policy Development and Analysis

  • Lead a team of U.S.-based, locally-rooted, Black-led campaigners and organizers to develop comprehensive, actionable policy and advocacy plans for the Black Hive
  • Oversee integration of the Black Climate Mandate, Vision 4 Black Lives, and Black Power Rising into the Black Hive’s agenda
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key actors and coalitions
  • Oversee the development and evolution of the Black Climate Mandate 

Rapid Response

  • Support strategy implementation within the M4BL ecosystem, staff, leads, and teams during climate and environmental disaster rapid response by providing relevant policy analysis and recommendations

Strategy and Campaigns

  • Work with the Communications team, members, and TBH Manager: Organizing & Resilience to craft content for Black communities to publicly communicate TBH’s campaigns and positions through multimedia platforms
  • Conduct, direct, or support research to be used for crafting campaign strategy or for specific campaign goals and activities related to building power and organizing resilience
  • Oversee development of Black Hive content including reports, website content, fact sheets, and other materials that support Black Hive organizing and advocacy


  • Work closely with Black Hive Manager - Organizing and Resilience to establish and oversee Black Hive budget
  • Meet weekly with the Manager - Organizing & Resilience to develop strategy, programming, and resources, and to assess work plans and objectives/impact
  • Produce quarterly impact assessment reports related to the work plans and strategies led by and agreed-upon by members
  • Uphold the Black Climate Mandate, V4BL content, and values in your culture, behavior, and work practices.

Note: The Movement for Black Lives is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities, which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions but does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.


  • Demonstrated commitment to Black liberation and M4BL’s goals and principles (including abolition, Black queer feminism, and anti-capitalism)
  • Uphold the Jemez Principles in the culture and outputs produced for The Black Hive
  • Experience in project and/or organizational budget development and management
  • Have 5-7 years experience in climate change and environmental justice policy/organizing/campaigning/activism.
  • Lobbying experience at the local (municipal/county), state, or national level (desired)
  • Be self-directed, and able to work collaboratively
  • Well-organized, structured, and highly-proficient in technological tools
  • Must be able to multitask, and work during odd hours and late days during rapid response moments
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically-sensitive and fast-paced environments
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise excellent political judgment and have strong emotional intelligence and evaluation skills
  • Must have exceptional writing skills and ability to communicate effectively to the Black community and within the Black community



The Movement for Black Lives in partnership with its fiscal sponsor the Common Counsel Foundation is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants who are motivated to work with us in addressing social injustice and those who have personal experience with injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the following factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and/ or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.

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