• Full Time
  • Remote

Website BldingMovement Building Movement Project

Overview

For nearly two decades, the Building Movement Project (BMP)(buildingmovement.org) 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.

Solidarity Is – an initiative at BMP – generates tools, trainings, and narratives to facilitate transformative solidarity practices for movement building organizations and activists who are invested in meaningful social change. In its roles as weaver, storyteller, and builder, Solidarity Is creates and uplifts solidarity narratives, develops tools for effective social change, provides trainings and workshops for organizations, and facilitates strategic dialogues between movement leaders.

The Building Movement Project is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (tsne.org).

Responsibilities

The Senior Manager will work across all of areas of the Solidarity Is initiative, with a specific emphasis on (1) expanding BMP’s work with various social change movements to support short-term rapid response efforts and long-term projects to deepen solidarity within and across networks and ecosystems; (2) providing trainings and workshops; and (3) developing resources and tools to catalyze effective solidarity practices. Along with the Solidarity Is team, the Senior Manager will be responsible for establishing, deepening, and maintaining strategic relationships with key partners and stakeholders, and for identifying collaborations across BMP’s projects and programs as a whole.

This position is remote and BMP is open to hiring someone to work from anywhere in the United States. There is an expectation that the Senior Manager will maintain a majority of their working hours between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM eastern time. Once it is safe to travel, this position may require occasional travel up to four days a month (on average) to attend conferences and trainings, and to work directly with BMP team members and other on-the-ground partners.

Essential Functions

The ideal candidate will be able to:

Expand BMP’s work with social change movements, networks, and coalitions

  • Build intentional and meaningful relationships with coalitions and networks focused on equity, justice and solidarity.
  • Identify opportunities to uplift and support ecosystems through rapid response, generative facilitation, and long-term projects.
  • Document and share narratives and case studies from social change movements.
  • Maintain and preserve relationships with partners and stakeholders.

Conduct trainings and workshops

  • Generate presentations, trainings, and workshops tailored to diverse audiences in order to share the tools and resources generated by BMP’s work on solidarity and social change.
  • Conduct trainings, presentations, and workshops alone and in coordination with BMP staff.
  • Identify new opportunities to reach diverse audiences.

Develop resources and tools to catalyze effective solidarity practices

  • Create accessible and engaging resources and tools for various audiences on solidarity.
  • Write quickly and effectively to respond to movement moments.
  • Collaborate with BMP team to generate content for Solidarity Is This podcast, blogs, and social media.

Qualifications

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

  • At least 10 years of community organizing, advocacy, and/or coalition building experience (advanced degrees may substitute for additional work experience)
  • Strategic and visionary thinker with the ability to draw from many conversations with people from differing orientations and contexts, in order to synthesize information, make meaning, notice patterns, unearth lessons, and identify cross-cutting themes.
  • Ambitious and tenacious project manager with a track record of managing multiple projects concurrently, prioritizing work effectively, and reporting to multiple team members.
  • Strong skills in conceptualizing ideas, creating plans for implementation, and the ability to carry out a strategy for impact.
  • Relationship builder with experience in facilitation that moves groups through a process of discovery and reflection to connection and action.
  • Ability to seize on emergent opportunities to delve into deeper relationships that transcend day to day tasks, strategically connect / match people to deepen relationships and learning, and build authentic relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Consensus builder and organizer who can manage multi-racial / cross-racial teams, design processes that elevate / value insights from people’s lived experience, and move individuals to take collective action;
  • Exceptional communicator with the ability to deliver compelling public presentations, facilitate impactful meetings, and write clearly and persuasively;
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities and demands
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
  • Understanding of social movements, demonstrated by prior work experience and/or connections with organizations, coalitions and networks
  • Demonstrated commitment to participatory democracy, social and racial justice, and working with community members.
  • 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;
  • Familiarity with content management systems, social network analysis, and mapping tools (like Kumu, UCINET, Gephi, etc.) is a plus;
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

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 100% remote

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $95,000-$125,000 / 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/BMP 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/BMP 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/BMP 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/BMP’s EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.

To apply for this job please visit careers-tsne.icims.com.