Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #361
The Power Shift Network mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.
Power Shift Network — www.powershift.org
We’re a network of young people, organizations run by young people, and campaigns that support youth organizing.
Job Location: Remote - US
Hours and Compensation: Full Time, 40 hours a week. $55,000-$75,000 depending on location and experience,
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Co-Executive Director
Location: Remote! Anywhere in the US.
Compensation: Varies based on experience and geography, ranges from $55-75k, 100% employer-paid health insurance premium with some dependent coverage, Simple IRA contribution, 80% cell service reimbursement, 3 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick/personal leave annually.
Priority Deadline: May 13th, 2020
About PSN & the Network Director Role
Power Shift Network is a decentralized network comprised of 90+ organizations committed to growing the power of the youth climate movement. PSN is currently planning the relaunch of its iconic Power Shift convergences, which served as catalysts for many organizations and campaigns that have shaped today’s movements for a livable planet. Over the past two years, PSN has revised its strategy and outreach methods to more intentionally build a home for frontlines activists and BIPOC youth in climate justice work. Our new Network Director will be stepping into a tight-knit team of six, and will take ownership of Network Engagement, including recruitment, collaboration, and leadership development with Network members. Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with a commitment to building youth power and movements for social justice. Ideally, they will have some familiarity with Network Theory, youth leadership development, and/or movement building. PSN is deeply committed to the struggle to combat adultism, racism (including anti-blackness), patriarchy, cissexism, and all other systems of oppression.
Job Activities & Responsibilities:
NETWORK LEADERSHIP (40%)
Leads the development and implementation of the Network’s engagement and growth strategies
Oversee Network applications and onboarding processes
Co-leads development of long-term Network plans with Co-Executive Director
Evaluates and processes action team proposals (multi-organizational partnerships)
Works with network organizers to track action teams’ progress
Works with network organizers to identify and meet the needs of partner organizations, and address challenges they may face in meeting their goals
Supports and provides coaching- including strategy coaching, leadership development, training, and other relevant components - to network leaders alongside network organizers
Serves as staff leader in Power Shift convergence planning, with a focus on network member engagement and programming.
Leads the planning and execution of the Power Shift Network member annual meeting and other events, as needed
PARTNER/MEMBER, COMMUNITY, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (20%)
Coordinates with digital staff to ensure the proper integration of online tools, strategies, and tactics into the network, especially in the management of internal communications
Works with network organizers to plan and coordinate strategy and activities to obtain media coverage in regional and national media outlets.
Supports the development of media campaigns in collaboration with the digital staff and network organizers;
Represents Power Shift Network in the media as necessary
Represents Power Shift Network in regional and national coalitions, at regional and national events, and to the general public, as needed. This includes attending conferences and convenings of other networks and coalitions and participating in other formations’ working groups
STAFF MANAGEMENT (25%)
Supervises program staff, and supports them in shaping and meeting their goals with regards to partner support and development, and the absorption of organizations into Network
Leads hiring efforts for organizers & program staff in coordination with the Co-Executive Director
Coordinates ongoing political education and professional development for staff and network leaders, with input from network members and staff
Leads on yearly evaluation of goals, progress, and development needs of supervisees
ANTI-OPPRESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION: (5%)
Works with senior staff to ensure that the Network – both staff and members abide by its commitment to anti-oppression, environmental justice, diversity, and equity
Promotes learning opportunities for staff and Network partners
Ensures that campaigns and programs actively integrate a political analysis in line with the Network Operating Principles into their development, implementation, and evaluation
Responsible for working with senior staff to create and maintain a work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse and talented staff
Supports the Co-Executive Director in the creation and execution of fundraising goals, including funder relationship management
Engages in donor cultivation, and assist in drafting grant proposals and completing reports to foundations
Knowledge & Skills:
Minimum of five years of experience working with volunteers and/or staff in the youth climate movement, environmental movement, political campaigns, or other similar organizations to plan and implement grassroots campaigns, paid or unpaid.
Demonstrated ability to build leadership among volunteers and/or staff to effectively grow campaign capacity
Clear track record of success in moving a project from visionary goals to effective execution
Ability to work independently (often remotely), cooperatively and effectively with public, staff, and volunteers.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to clearly write and explain complex issues and effectively communicate them to a wide range of audiences (e.g., members, partners, allies, funders, critics, media)
Knowledge of climate change, network theory, youth leadership development, energy, and/or related social justice issues, and clear ability to apply a systems analysis to theory of change and strategic framework
Proficient with computer skills including database and word processing
Ability to support and facilitate connections and relationship building among individuals, formally and informally
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
Deep commitment to anti-oppressive praxis
Program evaluation and qualitative and quantitative data tracking
Interest and/or experience in social movement strategy and structure. Knowledgeable in decentralized movement building a plus.
Interest in organizational structure
Supportive and communicative management style
Easily adapts to various circumstances and audiences
Strong prioritization skills in ability to support/develop others and their ability to maintain life-work balance