Program Manager, Emerging Leaders Network

Job Locations US-MA-Amherst
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/25/2024 2:26 PM)
Job ID
2024-2411
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Collective Power for Reproductive Justice

Overview

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice (https://collectivepowerrj.org/) is a national reproductive justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters. Combining activism, organizing, leadership training, and reproductive justice 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 organization of TSNE (tsne.org).

Responsibilities

The Program Manager, Emerging Leaders Network (PM-ELN), manages Collective Power’s leadership network for new and emerging activists in the reproductive justice movement, under the direction of the Deputy Director of Programs & Policy (DD-PP). The PM-ELN oversees all aspects of the program, including setting goals for cohort membership; recruitment and the application process; and meeting design, facilitation, and logistics. They will ensure that programming addresses movement-identified needs and current political opportunities, and that the Emerging Leaders Network is a space for critical conversations, accountability, and growth for participants. Additionally, they will lead programming for the Roots of Reproductive Justice community of practice, to facilitate Collective Power’s activist/academic archival collaboration. As the key staff person leading network participation, they will manage engagement with partner organizations across all programs, in line with priorities identified by the DD-PP, including Emerging Leaders, Roots of Reproductive Justice, Collective Rising, conference, Challenging Population Control, and other programs/initiatives to ensure coordination.

 

As a member of the Programs Team, the PM-ELN will provide input on CPRJ's programming.  They will support other program initiatives and program fundraising as needed, and represent CPRJ with allies and supporters.

 

Essential Functions

 

Activist Convenings – 50%

  • Lead planning and implementation for all Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) activities, including at least two regional convenings per year as well as annual week-long Summer Leadership Institute for cohort members;
    • Manage ELN cohort application and selection process; recruitment and relationship-building with partner organizations; and coordination with other Collective Power programs and initiatives.
    • Design, plan, and manage all aspects of planning for ELN convenings, including meeting location selection and regional partnerships.
    • Create ELN meeting agendas and provide facilitation in order to create spaces that meet movement needs.
  • Lead planning and implementation for Roots of Reproductive Justice activities, including in-person and virtual convenings; cohort selection; and liaising with organizational partners;
  • Work with operations staff to manage travel, hotel, space, etc for all activist convenings;
  • Manage program budget and income generating strategies, including developing new programming for emerging leaders.

Organizational Relationships – 30%

  • Under direction of the DD-PP, work with programs team staff to set goals and priorities for engagement with partner organizations across all programs, including Emerging Leaders, Roots of Reproductive Justice, Collective Rising, conference, Challenging Population Control, and other programs/initiatives;
  • Recruit new partner organizations and manage relationships with existing partners;
  • Work with communications and development staff to identify program alumni and partner organizations to highlight in fundraising and organizational communications, profiles, and other materials and events;
  • Maintain accurate data on partner organizations, coalitions, and other organizational participation in national and regional organizing networks;
  • Work with data and communications staff on developing effective communication and networking strategies for Emerging Leaders cohort members and alumni, movement activists, and partner organizations.

Program Support – 10%

  • Provide support and content input for other programming and new initiatives and projects as needed;
  • Participate and provide support for fundraising efforts;
  • Supervise and mentor students who are interns, work study students, or program alumni;
  • Participate and represent Collective Power in activist coalitions and at national meetings;
  • Conduct training and provide facilitation for internal meetings and external peer organizations.

 Other duties as assigned – 10%

 

Qualifications

Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary folks, and BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may come from a background less traditional to our field of work, which is okay. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described.

 

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

  • At least 5 years of experience leading reproductive justice movement building, organizing and/or scholarship;
  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills; experience leading activist or organizing networks required;
  • Alignment with mission and values;
  • Existing connections and ongoing participation in networks with national reproductive justice activists, organizers, and educators is preferred;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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.

 

Compensation and Benefits

 

Location: Work will be performed remotely from anywhere in the United States.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $70,000 - $80,000 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 health leave time for full-time staff;

  • Generous Paid-Time Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and health leave time for full-time staff
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • Low-cost Guardian 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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