Manager, SolidarityIs

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/8/2020 3:41 PM)
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Building Movement Project


For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP) ( has cultivated the potential for nonprofit organizations to effectively partner with movements for progressive social change. The SolidarityIs project, part of BMP’s Movement Building track, creates narratives, provides trainings and tools, and convenes social justice leaders.


The Building Movement Project is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (


The Manager of SolidarityIs will be responsible for creating and shaping movement education which can include curricula and resource development, providing trainings and workshops, developing Solidarity Schools, and training a cohort of affiliate trainers. The Manager will also lead and support efforts to shape the SolidarityIs program’s networks of social justice leaders, curate the learnings and connections of the Solidarity Summit, and identify opportunities for utilizing solidarity-based narratives. The Manager will lead efforts to build the public profile of SolidarityIs through media tools, platforms, and strategies to inspire followers to take collective action. This position will work closely with the Director of Movement Building and other BMP staff to integrate a solidarity lens into BMP as a whole. The position will also support BMP work related to movement building.


Essential Job Functions

  • Produce and share public education materials utilizing a solidarity lens:
    • Shape and develop curricula, case studies, and narratives;
    • Identify strategies to reach a wide network of audiences.
  • Conduct workshops and trainings utilizing the solidarity curricula:
    • Take the lead in implementing Solidarity Schools;
    • Lead or co-lead workshops and trainings;
    • Respond to requests for workshops and trainings.
  • Support networks related to SolidarityIs:
    • Build and engage a cohort of alumni who have participated in SolidarityIs trainings, Solidarity Schools, and the Solidarity Semester;
    • Engage the Solidarity Summit network through interviews, case studies, and documentation;
    • Create a cohort of affiliate trainers who receive training on utilization of the SolidarityIs curriculum.
  • Lead media strategies for SolidarityIs:
    • Strategize about what content and format will generate interest;
    • Manage media campaigns;
    • Work collaboratively with BMP team members and other community / coalition partners to carry out mutually beneficial media activities;
    • Contribute to communications and media strategies supporting BMP as a whole.
  • Manage and maintain the online presence / brand of SolidarityIs:
    • Ensure that the websites for BMP/SolidarityIs and related campaigns are regularly updated and reflect current priorities;
    • Work closely with BMP communications staff to ensure integration and coordinated messaging;
    • Utilize a variety of social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to increase followers and disseminate information;
    • Develop innovative strategies to increase viewers/followers/readers.
  • Data Management and Tracking:
    • Regularly monitor and report on web traffic, social media statistics, and other metrics of the reach of media/communications efforts;
    • Manage and update contact databases and listservs, and other metrics.
  • Support BMP’s broader movement building priorities as needed through research, cohort management, resource development, and trainings;
  • Support BMP’s communications strategies when connected to SolidarityIs priorities;
  • Work on new movement building projects and opportunities as they arise.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Bachelors’ degree, or comparable work experience
  • Strong writing and editing ability
  • Strong verbal communication ability
  • Strategic thinker and ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and demands
  • Understanding of adult learning and ability to train / teach in a compelling and engaging way to a variety of community-based audiences
  • Expertise in using a variety of graphic design software platforms
  • Demonstrated commitment to participatory democracy, social and racial justice, and working with community members.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of teams.
  • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally within the United States, if and when safe to do so.

TSNE/Building Movement Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Building Movement Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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