Associate Director for Network Development

350.org


Date: 1 week ago
City: New York, NY
Contract type: Full time
350.org

350.org is looking for a brilliant Associate Director for Network Development, to join as part of the Global Movement Support Directorate, in the Campaigns and Organising Department.


About 350.org


350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. 350.org works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here.


About the Associate Director of Network Development Position


The Associate Director of Network Development is part of the Global Movement Support Directorate, in the Campaigns and Organising Department.


This role will focus on supporting the quality of one of 350.org's key tactics in our theory of change, our belief in the power of growing the climate movement through collaborating with and connecting local groups and affiliates. We centre equity in our approach to this work by supporting efforts of growing leadership, building power and taking action with the communities hit hardest by climate and other, connected crises.


Success in the role would look like: Strong and strategic development of local groups and affiliates* within 350, through: Powerful, trusting relationships and spaces that drive shared growth plans with learning and vision within the local groups and affiliates; identifying strategic opportunities for movement generosity and support for local groups and affiliates; development of new strategic growth plans, particularly with most effective local groups and beyond existing list of affiliates; contributing to strategic alignment between global and regional departments and local groups/affiliates on priority projects across the organisation.


The role will collaborate closely across the organisation to achieve these successes, particularly with: regional team Leads/Directors and organisers; global campaigns and communications staff; and Development and Fundraising teams.



  • By "local group" we mean a local organising/campaigning group that 350 staff regularly interact with as part of our global network, such as a 350 Group, Fossil Free Group, Student Led Local Group, Community-Based Org, or a Partner or Alliance/Network that is viewed as a local group. In this context, 'local' means that the group is rooted in a geographic place.


Affiliates refer to national or state/province-level groups that are registered organisations with their own staff and budget.


Duties and Responsibilities



  • Lead on the development of an internal strategy and guidance to support our local groups and affiliates.

  • Support the development of healthy functioning / information sharing of the local groups/ affiliates network across the network and the organisation.

  • Support local groups and affiliates with strategic guidance.

  • Coach and build alignment with regions and regional leads in their local groups / affiliates strategy.

  • Contribute to building shared vision within the movement behind priority campaigns and building joint major organising and mobilising moments.

  • Work with digital and regional colleagues to develop culture and practices for consistent tracking of local groups / affiliate relationships.

  • Lead on the allocation and management oversight of budgets that support the long term growth and development of our locals groups/ affiliates (especially funds available for major cross-organisational campaigns and organising projects).

  • Facilitate 350-led partners spaces, working to build a more just climate movement with more leadership by most impacted communities.

  • Work closely with other Departments across the organisation to ensure local groups/affiliates work is reflected into other teams work (eg. campaigns, comms).

  • Work closely with the Development team, Executive Team and Executive Director on fundraising and relationship management related to and resulting from our local groups/affiliates work.

  • Contributing to the Movement Support Team's work on security for local groups, activists, and affiliates we mobilize and organise with.

  • Contributes to the development of the joint Movement Support Directorate's strategy.


Required Qualifications, competencies and Skills



  • At least 5 years experience building partnership work, as part of global and regional social justice campaigns, whether as part of an NGO or grassroots network.

  • Strong existing network of movement relationships.

  • Experience in grassroots network development and management.

  • Experience with grassroots fundraising.

  • Deep understanding and interest in movement building history and tactics and ability to express, share and coach that knowledge with others.

  • Demonstrated experience leading and facilitating geographically dispersed project teams, with a track record of success in motivating co-workers (not necessarily line reports).

  • Strong interpersonal skills, building connections, trust and productive relationships across diverse groups externally and internally, valuing differences with people from diverse racial, ethnic, class, age, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds.

  • Experience working collaboratively across cultures and timezones, preferably in the Global South, and demonstrated understanding of and commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), anti-racism or anti-oppression work.

  • Decent working written and spoken English.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to powerfully and regularly communicate and build alignment with key coworkers and external stakeholders behind joint vision, goals and decisions.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with higher management to make propositions and act sensitively and strategically in complex situations to move towards positive outcomes.

  • Acts with credibility, following through on commitments, and uses ethical considerations and candidness to discuss tough issues and guide decisions and actions.

  • Acts autonomously, creatively and innovatively to seize opportunities and drive projects from conception to completion, including advocating for resources.

  • Responds positively to changing circumstances, and takes personal responsibility to adapt behaviour, plans and professional development to maintain effective performance.


Desired (but not required) competencies and Skills



  • Understanding & experience working with marginalized communities deeply affected by climate change and fossil fuels, such as indigenous communities on the front lines of fighting the extractive industry.

  • Knowledge of activism security, risk management and child-safeguarding.

  • A network of climate and social justice movement contacts.


We are looking for someone who is comfortable working remotely, both independently & on teams, and who is highly responsive, able to lead initiatives while also taking direction from others.


Location: Remote with a preference for Africa-Europe Timezones but flexible in 1 of the 26 countries 350.org works.



  • Global: Remote within the countries 350.org currently operates. Current countries are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Fiji, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom.

  • US: Remote: in the following states CA, CO, GA, MD, MA, ME, MT, NY, NC, PA, VT, VA, WA, or Washington, DC


Position Type: Full Time


Compensation: Level 3.2


Travel: May occasionally travel from time to time (domestic and international)



350.org is an equal opportunity employer. 350.org strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We're committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way 350.org carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.





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