Open Position: Network Organizer (Full-Time)

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION

The New Economy Coalition (NEC) seeks a talented facilitative leader to help support, grow, and enrich our network of over 140 organizations working to build an economy that puts people and planet first. This position will play a critical role in tapping the collaborative potential of allied, but often siloed, groups involved in imagining, campaigning for, and building a New Economy.

The Network Organizer will work as part of a collaborative and dynamic programs team and will report to NEC’s Manager of Coalition Engagement.

Primary responsibilities include supporting a culture of member to member connectivity, collaboration, and leadership, ensuring the provision of high-quality member services, maintaining healthy ongoing communication between staff and network members, supporting the growth of network membership, and contributing to ongoing organizational learning and development.

The job is full-time. Proximity to either NEC’s main office in Boston, MA or secondary office in Brooklyn, NY is preferred.

NEC aims to fill this position by May 1, 2016, with a start date by May 15, 2016.

NEC aspires to build an inclusive and liberatory organization. We value having a diversity of life experiences, identities and perspectives on our staff. We are an equal opportunity employer.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The Network Organizer will…

Support a culture of connectivity, collaboration, and member leadership by:

  • Contributing to the planning and execution of major events including the CommonBound conference and annual members’ meeting.
  • Supporting the development and upkeep of working groups within the coalition.
  • Supporting the development and upkeep of new communication and collaboration infrastructure.
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration or peer learning between members and serving as a matchmaker/network weaver.

Ensure the provision of high-quality services for members by:

  • Maintaining the member events calendar on NEC’s website.
  • Working with the membership director and communications team to develop and implement new website elements such as a coalition jobs page and resources page.
  • Working with the communications team to ensure that inspiring stories from our membership reach broad audiences through traditional media, social media, webinars, conferences, etc.
  • Assisting in the development of trainings, webinars, and regional meet-ups when appropriate.

Maintain healthy communication between NEC staff and members by:

  • Learning about our members, attending their events, building relationships with their staff, and working to understand their unique needs.
  • Assisting in the implementation of member surveys and other data-gathering and evaluation projects.
  • Compiling regular email updates for the membership including information about NEC programs, developments within the coalition, and news from across the network.
  • Maintaining systems such as salesforce for tracking member information and engagement.

Support the growth of NEC membership by:

  • Contributing to the process of mapping the network, analyzing gaps and recruiting new members.
  • Participating in informational and onboarding conversations with groups that approach NEC about joining the coalition.

Contribute to organizational learning and development by:

  • Staying current on relevant trends and research in network theory, community organizing, social movements, solidarity economics, climate justice and just transition, and other relevant discourses.
  • Participating in staff-wide training and planning processes.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Commitment to the New Economy Coalition's mission and work.
  • Demonstrated experience and interest in the responsibilities of the position
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Meticulous with details and facts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Willing to work in collaborative teams.
  • Willing to learn from mistakes, receive feedback, and give feedback to others.
  • Commitment to building a culture of mutual accountability, liberation, and respect.

START DATE
May 15, 2016.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
We will consider a candidate's full range of educational, professional, and life-experience.  We do not require that candidates possess any specific degrees or levels of formal educational attainment.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE
Full time (~40hr/wk)

SALARY RANGE (annual, U.S. $)
$38,000+, Salary will be competitive with other nonprofit organizations and commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS
Full benefits include:
4 weeks of vacation per year
All federal holidays
100% NEC paid individual health and dental insurance, Life/AD&D, short and long-term disability
SIMPLE IRA retirement savings plan with contributions of up to 3% of salary matched by NEC

HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application, including a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample, here.

Contact mike [at] neweconomy.net with any questions.

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