Associate, Movement Building Programs

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/15/2021 11:47 AM)
Job ID
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Capacity Building
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Building Movement Project


For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project ( has cultivated the potential for nonprofit organizations to effectively partner with movements for progressive social change. We learn by listening to groups and leaders about what it takes for organizations to align their social justice principles with their operating practices. Our research and practical resources help organizations innovate to meet the needs of the communities they serve and face the challenges of the external environment.


BMP concentrates on the following three main areas to accomplish our goals and advance social change:

  • Leadership: Analyzing how organizations can do their best work, encourage diverse leaders at every level, and promote the most effective and inclusive practices;
  • Service and Social Change: Developing the capacity of organizations to engage constituents in changing the systems that impact their lives;
  • Movement Building: Acknowledging and building on the distinct role of nonprofit organizations in advancing movements for social change.

The Building Movement Project is fiscally sponsored by TSNE ( and based in New York City.


We are seeking an Associate with our Movement Building Programs who will provide administrative, communications, and program support to various projects including movement education and cohort building. They will work closely with BMP’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Manager of Solidarity Is. More information can be found at and


BMP has senior staff in New York, Washington, DC, and Detroit, and is open to hiring someone to work remotely from anywhere in the United States. This position may require occasional travel for conferences, trainings, and to work with BMP team members and other on-the-ground partners.


Essential Functions


The Associate, Movement Building Programs will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Support cohorts focused on learning about multiracial solidarity (including Power Up Internship Program alumni, movement leaders and Solidarity School participants) through administrative, communications, and relationship-building strategies
  • Develop training and curricula materials including visual media for cohort engagement and education purposes
  • Monitor, respond to, and track general requests and training inquiries
  • Manage and oversee the SolidarityIs’s Twitter account, BMP’s Director of Strategic Initiatives’ social media accounts, and website. Draft website and social media copy and blog posts, manage an editorial calendar / strategy
  • Conceptualize and implement (in coordination with BMP’s research staff) strategies for collecting data on – and documenting the impact of – networking among stakeholders and participants involved in BMP’s work
  • Think creatively about opportunities for BMP to extend its reach, including but not limited to speaking engagements, trainings, webinars, consulting projects, etc.
  • Draft reports, memos, articles and blogs to popularize and disseminate BMP’s research, ideas, lessons-learned, etc.


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

  • At least three years of relevant work experience;
  • Meticulous organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and a wide range of tasks simultaneously, and interest in both designing and executing detailed plans that ensure excellent implementation.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal. Experience with professional writing to communicate with internal and external audiences, knowledge of and experience with online networks (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) preferred but not required.
  • Self-management skills, as demonstrated by follow-through and initiative, motivation to meet deadlines, and the ability to work independently.
  • Clear alignment with organizational mission and strong interest in gaining experience working in a social justice-oriented nonprofit.
  • Ambitious and tenacious project manager with a track record of managing multiple projects concurrently, prioritizing work effectively, and reporting to multiple supervisors, strong skills in conceptualizing ideas, creating plans for implementation, and the ability to carry out a strategy for impact;
  • Collaborative personality who works well with others, and enjoys working as part of a small team;
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the United States

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely from anywhere in the US.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $55,000/year and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

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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