Program Manager, Conference & Campus Programs

Job Locations US-MA-Amherst
Posted Date 4 months ago(8/22/2022 9:12 AM)
Job ID
2022-2095
# of Openings
1
Category
Health
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Collective Power for Reproductive Justice

Overview

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice (collectivepowerrj.org) is a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive rights movement building, Collective Power promotes an inclusive agenda that advances reproductive rights and health, and social and economic justice. Collective Power is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org).

 

Responsibilities

The Program Manager (PM) will manage Collective Power for Reproductive Justice's campus based and national programs under the direction of the Deputy Director of Programs and Policy (DDPP).  The PM will remotely manage CPRJ's campus programming and our Five College student group, assisting with developing other campus programming and increasing CPRJ's visibility on college campuses.  The PM is the lead staff member responsible for the development and management of the annual Collective Power conference and directs and oversees conference programming and implementation to ensure the project advances CPRJ’s mission to inspire, educate, and train new reproductive justice activists.  The PM manages programming and logistics for the annual Collective Power conference such as developing the conference program and plans, coordinating workshops and speaker invites, managing logistics and staffing for the event, while managing external collaborations and relationships, program assessment, and the project budget.

 

As a member of the Programs Team, the Program Manager will provide input on CPRJ's programming, including our internship and activist network programs, as well as help organize activist convenings and support other program initiatives and program fundraising as needed, and represent CPRJ with allies and supporters.

 

Campus Programs – 20%

  • Hire, train, and mentor two student group coordinators in creating campus programming and events that engage students from the Five Colleges in reproductive justice training and activism:
  • Support the On-Campus Coordinator with the engagement of student group members in conference planning and goal setting.
  • Assist the student group coordinators in managing roughly 60 student volunteers leading up to and during the conference weekend.
  • Provide mentorship to group members.
  • Be available for student group meetings and serve as a resource to the group.
  • Ensure CPRJ’s programming addresses community-identified needs and current political opportunities.
  • Assist with creating avenues for students to enhance their academic and activist work in the fields of reproductive health, rights, and justice more broadly; advise and supervise students’ academic and co-curricular work that is connected to CPRJ.
  • Serve as steering committee member of the RHRJ certificate.

Conference – 60%

 

  • Under the direction of the DD-PP, sets conference programming goals in coordination with organizational goals and priorities.
  • Lead staff member responsible for development of the conference program, including workshop creation and speaker brainstorming.
  • Develop and disseminate an annual Call for Proposals.
  • Leads a conference planning team of CLPP staff and students in evaluating workshop proposals and creating workshops and plenaries.
  • Manage workshop planning and speaker invitations, develop and finalize workshop descriptions, and implement program evaluation efforts.
  • Oversees all logistics and planning work, including supervising operations staff in managing travel, accessibility, vendors, and other event logistics.
  • Manages conference budget.
  • Manages CPRJ staff, students, and consultants on their work as a part of the conference planning team and as it pertains to the conference.
  • Work with other programs team staff to ensure that partner organizations and leaders are represented in conference programming.
  • Oversees program evaluation efforts, including post-conference follow up with speakers and participants.

 

External Representation – 10%

  • Represent CPRJ in meetings and coalition spaces.
  • Conduct trainings or give presentations as requested.
  • Engage in donor cultivation and stewardship by assisting with outreach to alumni, donors, and donor prospects.
  • Attend CPRJ fundraising events.

Other – 10%

  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

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

  • 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Social justice experience, including academic and/or lived experience organizing and conducting scholarship around issues of race, class, and gender, and/or student and youth development.
  • Alignment with mission and values.
  • Meeting facilitation and/or public speaking experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively and work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, people of different genders, and people with disabilities; experience supporting college students, especially students of color, first generation college students, and/or LGBTQ students preferred.
  • Must be detail-oriented; able to handle high volume of work; effectively prioritize, multi-task and problem-solve; pay attention to deadlines and details; have good organizational skills; communicate clearly and confidently; must demonstrate flexibility and work well under pressure.
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated experience implementing programs and/or learning opportunities for students.
  • Must have word processing and data entry skills using Microsoft programs (especially Word and Excel) and Google documents; ability to relay information, messages and correspondence in timely and organized manner; experience using spreadsheets and databases.

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.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

Location:Work will be primarily performed remotely from a home office.  The PM will be required to be available for traveling to the in-person conference and other possible meetings. 

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $ 55,000/yr - $65,000/yr 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/CPRJ strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

 

All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/CPRJ prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/CPRJ celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.

 

TSNE/CPRJ's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.

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