Job Opening – Network Coordinator, Leading Change Network

December 19, 2013 in Job, Leadership, News, Organizing

About Leading Change Network
The Leading Change Network is a nonprofit global community of practice including organizers, researchers and educators. Initiated by Marshall Ganz, Harvard Kennedy School, and others, its purpose is to support its participants in developing the leadership, building the organizational capacity, and improving the ability of democratic organizing to meet the critical challenges of our times.

At present, participants in 11 countries work on topics that range from immigration reform, human rights, gender equity, and economic justice to climate change, public health, and domestic violence. The demand, however, far exceeds our current capacity to respond, indicated by a growing database of over 4,500 interested persons in 60 countries who would like to engage with us. The purpose of our search is to find a person who can build upon the achievements of this young network and enable it through deep collaborative work to realize it’s full potential.

Network Coordinator, Leading Change Network
We are looking for a proactive, creative and “well organized” person to work with a diverse leadership team and staff to grow the network, build its capacity, and strengthen its infrastructure. Equivalent to Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Network growing strategy (scale): taking initiative by coordinating with the board and staff to achieve network goals by developing its leadership, expanding its reach, and enhancing its programs.
  • Network building strategy (scope): developing new human, technological, and financial resources to ensure the viability, health, and ongoing growth of the network.
  • Network infrastructure strategy (continuity): managing staff, overseeing fiscal performance and overseeing day-to-day operations

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to grassroots organizing, leadership development, and the network goals
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing and content creation
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and program development
  • Experience in fundraising, internal funding and other financial strategies in a nonprofit context.
  • Ability to collaborate with volunteers on time limited as well as long term projects
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, collaborate with, and develop staff
  • Budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Must thrive on change, innovation, and teamwork in fast paced, demanding, and changing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 5+ years management experience.
  • Most responsibilities can be done virtually.

Compensation: To be negotiated based on experience
How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as one document to leadingchange2013@gmail.com. Include in email subject line “Network Coordinator”
Deadline: Applications are due by January 20, 2014