Founded in 2003 by Dr. Rick Kittles and Gina Paige, African Ancestry is the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent having helped more than 750,000 people re-connect with the roots of their family tree. With the industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of over 30,000 indigenous African DNA samples, African Ancestry determines specific countries and specific ethnic groups of origin with an unrivaled level of detail, accuracy, and confidence. African Ancestry is committed to providing a unique service to the black community by working daily to improve the cultural, emotional, physical, spiritual, and economic wellbeing of people across the African Diaspora.

Join our team and help transform the way Black people view themselves and Africa.

Career Opportunities

Title: Staff Scientist (Senior) Reports to: Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) Location: Remote; Expectation to travel quarterly -or- Main Office located in Washington, DC Job Summary: The Staff Scientist position is a full-time position. She/he will provide support and expertise to existing genetic ancestry analyses and will assist in the development and planning of the new ancestry related…
Our ideal candidate is a critical thinker who understands the importance of Black history and culture. As a self-starter, you are highly effective at making data-driven decisions and comfortable with the fast-paced results-oriented nature of a fast-growing e-commerce business. You are committed to achieving and exceeding goals and can prioritize the type of egoless collaboration that improves
African Ancestry is seeking a highly creative and responsive social media content creator. This person will work with our marketing team to execute social media campaigns and monitor engagement across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Cover Letter Required: What experience do you have presenting & representing Black cultural institutions via social media? What are 10…