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350 Mass Membership Manager
Position Status: Full-time
Supervisor: Director of Organizing
Salary Range: $47,000-$53,000
Start Date: Immediately
Location: Massachusetts preferred, office located in Cambridge, MA, frequent travel to 350 Mass local group meetings required (once it is safe to reopen).
Better Future Project is looking to immediately hire for an experienced organizer with a passion for grassroots movement-building and a commitment to climate justice to support the 350 Mass membership base--in local nodes and working groups--to carry out the best practices of organizing including--recruitment, retention, leadership development, and inclusive meeting practices while supporting engagement in local actions and coordination with statewide campaigns and the intersectional movement-building efforts.
- Support 350 Mass nodes in organizing practices including inclusive meeting facilitation, recruitment, structure, leadership development, and building solidarity with organizations working on justice issues.
- Visit 350 Mass node meetings both online and in person (Travel reimbursement and access to car rental service provided).
- Coordinate information sharing between local nodes, statewide working groups, coalitions, staff, and internal leadership bodies.
- Serve as the point person with 350 Mass volunteer member leaders for one-on-one and small group consulting.
- Focus on local organizing campaigns and grassroots engagement while maintaining coordination and strategic alignment with statewide campaigns and coalition efforts.
- Support the continued development and implementation of structures and norms to uphold the democratic leadership of 350 Mass.
- Support internal communication, data collection and sharing via the 350 Mass database and updating the 350 Mass website’s node pages.
- Lead trainings for 350 Mass members on organizing practices, campaign planning, anti-oppression, our theory of change, and other relevant skills and topics.
- Support the development of the 350 Mass membership program and member engagement in grassroots fundraising.
- Help establish new nodes of grassroots activists in strategic areas.
- Other duties as required
As a staff member for the 350 Mass program, the Membership Manager will also be part of Better Future Project and participate in internal meetings and projects such as strategic planning and addressing staff needs.
- Work experience: At least 4 years’ work or equivalent experience in grassroots organizing or related field.
- Education: Equivalent work experience or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
Requirements and preferences:
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to manage numerous relationships and projects simultaneously and offer a clear overview and translate into prioritized tasks.
- Project management--ability to collaboratively set goals and the plans to achieve them.
- Group / volunteer management--grasp of best practices in supporting volunteers and cultivating and upholding democratic and inclusive norms.
- Commitment to challenging systemic oppression both within and outside of our organization.
- Passion for grassroots organizing, movement-building, and climate justice.
- Experience and competence working in an intergenerational setting.
- Facility with digital tools for communications and experience with grassroots fundraising preferred.
Salary and Benefits:
This is a salaried full-time position within our “manager level” salary band of $47,000-53,000 per year negotiable based upon experience. Benefits include 14 paid holidays, generous paid time off policies, and vision, dental and health insurance.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Membership Manager” Please include your last name in your resume and cover letter files. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. No calls please.
Semester & Summer Organizing Internships
Better Future Project usually offers two paid internship positions each semester for a current or recently graduated student! This internship is in partnership with the Mass Clean Energy Center's Clean Energy Internship Program. NOTE: You must either have attended college in Massachusetts or graduated in the last year and are now a resident in Massachusetts.
We are specifically looking for young people with a demonstrated interest in issue-based community organizing. Past experience with social media, campus or community organizing, and advocacy are desired, but not required.
Compensation: $16 per hour
FALL/SPRING: Part-time, between 10-20 hours per week
SUMMER: Part-time (25-39 hours per week) or Full-time (30-40 hours per week)
SPRING: January or February
FALL: September or October
SUMMER: May or June
End: Approx. 12-15 weeks after your starting week
Location: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs of Better Future Project are operating remotely through summer 2021.
We are currently not accepting applications.
We also may have other volunteer opportunities in the office. If interested, please e-mail [email protected] with your resume and cover letter, including details on your past experience and the type of work you are interested in doing.
Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. Women, trans/ non-binary/GNC, people of color, indigenous people, LGBTQ, military veterans, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.
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